The Modern Saxophonist Podcast

The Modern Saxophonist Podcast hosted by Mark McArthur will bring you interviews of saxophonists making an impact on the world of music. We intend to add value to our listener by also providing educational and inspirational episodes recorded in a conversational style for all levels of enthusiasts. Performers, Composers, Teachers, Students, Recording Artists, and Enthusiasts will all be welcome to share their stories to provoke interesting and impactful conversations.
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Feb 28, 2017

Being a saxophonist today means we have frequent run ins with technology these days.  Dave Camwell and Mark have a few pointers and some suggested app and hardware suggestions.  We cover practice tool applications, video, and audio editing platforms. I learned a ton and I'm sure you will as well.  Make sure to share with your saxophone friends and subscribe on iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher. 


Feb 17, 2017

Have you ever dreamed of playing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and wanted to know what its like to be on stage with some of the finest musicians in the world? Mark gets the opportunity to talk to Dr. J. Michael Holmes who recently toured with CSO throughout Europe.  Dr. Holmes is currently the Artist-Teacher of Saxophone and Head of Woodwinds at Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts.  This conversation will take you around the world and leave you encouraged about exploring the orchestral repertoire for saxophone.  

Feb 15, 2017

Mark and Kristen venture into the world of YouTube Live to record this episode.  We talk about New York, NY as being such a hub of saxophone activity from the NY office of D'Addaroo.  They end up getting into some deep conversation about being a saxophonist today and relevance.  You may be inspired by a few suggestions for performing venues and the overall brilliance of Kristen McKeon.  Enjoy!

Feb 8, 2017

Ever wonder what to talk about with your instrument repairman or what steps to take when something is a little off?  Steven Georges contacted Mark off the challenge to come on the show with this very show idea.  Mark of course was glad to take the suggestion and learned quite a few tips and tricks along the way! 

Feb 4, 2017

Here we go again! Mark is taking a chance on experimenting with a new format by creating a series of solo audio blogs.  The point is to both entertain and create a call to action.  We talk show numbers and the numerous countries to have downloaded an episode from TMSP.  Also, discusses a few things he's learned along the way.  Don't forget to join Mark for the Super Bowl... Find out details in the episode!