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Join professional musician Emily Merrell for conversations with artists of all kinds. We'll peel back the layers of mystery surrounding our talents and skills, our hustles, our impostor syndromes, our muses, our beliefs about the origins of creativity, and about what it means to be "successful" in our professions. Mediums include: studio art, graphic design, dance, cooking, illustration, creative writing, storytelling, comedy, music composition, music performance, film making, acting, production, fashion design, photography, and more. Visit https://emvocals.com/artifice-podcast/ for more information. - Artwork by Sarah Keele @sarahkeeleart - Theme Song "As You Are" by Emily Merrell @emilymerrellmusic - Ad Segment Music by Jarom Hansen @jerry.d.hansen

Join professional musician Emily Merrell for conversations with artists of all kinds. We'll peel back the layers of mystery surrounding our talents and skills, our hustles, our impostor syndromes, our muses, our beliefs about the origins of creativity, and about what it means to be "successful" in our professions. Mediums include: studio art, graphic design, dance, cooking, illustration, creative writing, storytelling, comedy, music composition, music performance, film making, acting, production, fashion design, photography, and more. Visit https://emvocals.com/artifice-podcast/ for more information. - Artwork by Sarah Keele @sarahkeeleart - Theme Song "As You Are" by Emily Merrell @emilymerrellmusic - Ad Segment Music by Jarom Hansen @jerry.d.hansen

Location:

United States

Description:

Join professional musician Emily Merrell for conversations with artists of all kinds. We'll peel back the layers of mystery surrounding our talents and skills, our hustles, our impostor syndromes, our muses, our beliefs about the origins of creativity, and about what it means to be "successful" in our professions. Mediums include: studio art, graphic design, dance, cooking, illustration, creative writing, storytelling, comedy, music composition, music performance, film making, acting, production, fashion design, photography, and more. Visit https://emvocals.com/artifice-podcast/ for more information. - Artwork by Sarah Keele @sarahkeeleart - Theme Song "As You Are" by Emily Merrell @emilymerrellmusic - Ad Segment Music by Jarom Hansen @jerry.d.hansen

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep. 90.5: Monosode

2/28/2021
WOAH! This is weird...a monologue. We're coming up on the second anniversary of the podcast, and I've got some things to say. Thanks for listening! ♥

Duration:01:10:37

Ep. 90: Michelle Flowers

2/15/2021
Michelle Flowers is an avid trombonist who has performed nationally and internationally in the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, and Germany with a wide variety of ensembles ranging from opera and musical theater orchestras to jazz ensembles to a circus band. Dr. Flowers’ ground-breaking research on self-handicapping among the musician population has led her to be a stand-out in the field of music and medicine. She has presented her findings on several platforms, including...

Duration:01:20:20

Artifice Ep. 89: David Baker

2/8/2021
David Baker is currently serving as Assistant Professor and Area Coordinator of Jazz & Commercial Music at Utah Valley University. He received his Doctor of Arts from the University of Northern Colorado in Jazz Studies emphasizing in performance and composition. He has been an active performer for over fifteen years with over two-hundred performance credits in 2019 including performances at Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, Dazzle™ Jazz & Supper Club, and The Colorado...

Duration:01:33:51

Ep. 88: Jennifer Youngs

2/1/2021
Soprano Jennifer Youngs began her 2019-2020 season with an appearance as Armida in Handel’s Rinaldo with The American Baroque Opera Company. Jennifer made her main stage Dallas Opera debut as Olimpia in Argento’s The Aspern Papers and was seen in the role of Laurette in the Dallas Opera Outreach production of Bizet’s Dr. Miracle. Opera roles include Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Birdie in Regina, Vitellia in La clemenza di Tito, Casilda in The Gondoliers, and...

Duration:01:50:52

Ep. 87: Lindsay Hansen Park

1/18/2021
Lindsay Hansen Park is an American Mormon feminist blogger, activist, podcaster, and the Executive Director for the Salt Lake City-based non-profit Sunstone Education Foundation. She is the host of the acclaimed Year of Polygamy podcast and the Sunstone Mormon History podcast. https://www.yearofpolygamy.com/ https://sunstonemagazine.com/sunstone-history-podcast/

Duration:01:48:22

Ep. 86: Rachel Clark

1/11/2021
Rachel is a transplant from California. Makeup artist, hair stylist, painter, singer and songwriter. An exMormon and a witch, constantly learning and dedicated to the process of finding a meaningful life and living authentically. Www.Rachelclarkhmua.com Www.Instagram.com/Radwombat Thebandmowth.com

Duration:01:29:24

Ep. 85: Dan Dowsett

1/3/2021
Dan has been playing drums and making music for 20 years. He grew up playing and studying funk, jazz, hip hop and classic rock – and has played in bands of countless genres ranging from ska to country to metal. He is also highly influenced by music in TV and film, and has scored a handful of independent films/shows. Dan currently teaches drum students of all ages primarily online, but also in student homes and his studio. In addition to all things drumming in a modern context, he also...

Duration:01:32:56

Ep. 84: Mark Bigelow

11/23/2020
Mark Bigelow received degrees in Philosophy (1989) and Public Administration (1991) from Brigham Young University. Later in life, he began taking art classes at BYU to pursue a different path. He has been working in stained glass since 2002, when he initially made art as a hobby. In 2013, he created Mountain Light Glazier, LLC and primarily makes commissions for homes. Bigelow has been an Affiliate Member of the Stained Glass Association of America since 2017. In June 2018, the SGAA funded...

Duration:01:21:17

Ep. 83: Eric Hopkins

11/16/2020
Eric Hopkins plays the dual role of percussionist and associate principal timpanist in the symphony. His passion lies in both roles equally. For Eric, percussion is about negotiating the wide array of acoustic possibility, overcoming and embracing the challenges of each unique instrument. On timpani, the large copper kettle drums, Eric strives to maximize the sound color palette to vivify the emotional content of the music. https://utahsymphony.org/bio/eric-hopkins/

Duration:01:45:06

Ep. 82: Laura Lee Bradshaw

11/9/2020
Acclaimed Sculptor and Painter presently residing in Saratoga Springs, Utah. Born in California, Bradshaw moved to Utah at age nineteen to attend BYU, where she completed a BFA and MFA in Art. Bradshaw teaches art at Utah Valley University. She is a mother of four children. From her domestic experience as mother and nurturer she finds artistic inspiration. She is a classical figurative artist. Themes of celebration and belief in humanity run through her work. Among her notable works are...

Duration:01:54:05

Ep. 81: Jessica Baynes

11/2/2020
Originally from San Diego, Jessica Baynes holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Modern Dance from the University of Utah. Jessica has presented dance research at TEDxSaltLakeCity, United Nations Civil Society, and National Dance Education Organization. She has taught on faculty at the University of Utah School of Dance and the Ballet West Academy. She has also guest taught for institutions such as Brigham Young University, Weber State University, Dance for Parkinson’s Disease, and Movement...

Duration:02:12:42

Ep. 80: Stephanie Mabey

10/26/2020
Stephanie Mabey is an independent singer/songwriter based in UT. She has had music featured on HBO, MTV and by Blizzard Entertainment. Her songs have organically reached millions of views and streams, but she gets the most excited when she sees creators reimagining the songs in their own DIY projects. Stephanie’s mission in making music is to help others remember the ideas that light their hearts up because she knows that taking chances on them can help us create ourselves....

Duration:02:09:54

Ep. 79: Andrew Rice

10/19/2020
Andrew Rice has always called the Rocky Mountain West region his home. Born in Aspen, CO, he received his BFA in printmaking from the University of Colorado in Boulder and his MFA in Salt Lake City, UT at the University of Utah, where he currently teaches printmaking. Artist Statement: Space is an elemental, yet often overlooked pillar of our existence. There is a duality to space. It has the ability to both liberate us, as well as enclose us. My own work investigates the psychological...

Duration:01:41:29

Ep. 78: Brian Hailes

10/12/2020
Born at the base of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains, Brian began exploring and sketching the world—as most children do—at a very early age. He continued to pursue not only his artistic path through traditional schooling, higher education, and endless hours of practice, but also his love of storytelling. Utilizing his natural illustrative and creative design sense, he began writing and illustrating his own books through his teens and on into adulthood. Intrigued by the Science Fiction and...

Duration:01:30:11

Ep. 73: Nic Maughan

10/7/2020
As a collaborative pianist, I’m stoked by opportunities to experiment, adapt, and communicate with all kinds of people, connecting musicians, performers, and audiences as they experience music together. My musical training required countless hours spent studying scales and scores in isolated rooms where my only companions were pianos and metronomes. This solitary time was meant to prepare me for moments on stage, performing sonatas, etudes, and concertos in competitions that were intended to...

Duration:01:28:02

Ep. 77: Walter Haman

10/5/2020
A native of Fresno, California, Walter Haman started playing the bass in his public school. At age 13 he began playing the cello and has since performed throughout North America and Europe. Mr. Haman has played with the Chicago Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony, is a former member of the Honolulu Symphony, and has been a guest cellist for Pink Martini. In 2003 he joined the Utah Symphony and in 2008 was appointed Principal Cellist of the Grant Park Orchestra in Chicago, where he spends...

Duration:01:56:23

Ep. 76: J. Amber Egbert

9/28/2020
J. Amber Egbert is a studio artist as well as an adjunct faculty member Brigham Young University. She received her BS from Utah State University (1998) and her MFA from Brigham Young University (2016). She is an artist that works primarily in clay. Her work often combines hand built, slip cast and wheel thrown components. When creating her work she seeks for quiet, rhythmic balance between contrasting or opposing elements. She sees these elements often present themselves in her observations...

Duration:01:30:39

Ep. 75: Kristen Bromley

9/20/2020
Dr. Kristen R. Bromley is a gifted and sought-after instructor, as well as a loved performer and composer. In addition to teaching guitar and jazz studies courses, and ensembles, at Brigham Young University, and directing the BYU Jazz Legacy Band, Dr. Bromley works as a professional arranging/composing, performing, and recording musician; and she is the owner and primary featured artist of Kristen R. Bromley Music, LLC. Kristen has a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Music Education from...

Duration:01:58:47

Ep. 74: Rachel Hedman

9/14/2020
Rachel Hedman competed in storytelling as a sophomore high schooler in 1994. Everything went wrong with her first telling, and she considered quitting. By senior year, she received 5th in State (Wisconsin) for Storytelling. Rachel launched the BYU Storytelling Club as a freshman; it earned the Service Award. She became the first recipient of the J.J. Reneaux Mentorship grant from the National Storytelling Network, training with Don Doyle. For 15 years, Rachel mentored California high school...

Duration:01:53:23

Ep. 72: Jason Ball

8/31/2020
I’m a Emmy® Award winning professional cinematographer with 20+ years in film and television. I’ve been the Director of Photography (DP) on four features and countless shorts over my career, earning over 100 awards. I have had a unique film education throughout my career, working as head of the camera department for the Sundance Filmmakers Program (a private film school, headed by Robert Redford). Over 16 years at the Sundance Labs, I have had the opportunity to work and study under some of...

Duration:02:01:06