Kelly Orr is a songwriter, graphic designer, and tattoo artist. He has written songs for the Jonas Brothers, Black Bear, and many others. Kelly and Cameron discuss the state of the pop music industry and the differences between ephemeral and permanent art forms.
Julia Pilant is the assistant principal horn for the Metropolitan Opera and a professor at Bard Conservatory. Cameron and Julia talk about shooting painrs, invisible braces (Invisalign) for brass players, and the real and perceived stigma of being a professional musician with an injury.
Erica Kiesewetter is a violinist, performance anxiety coach, and a professor at Bard College. Erica and Cameron discuss Erica's class "Mind Over Nerves," and Erica shares her story about hitchhiking in a deadly snowstorm to avoid playing a concerto competition.
Coach Cory Lee is the founder of Liberated Performer, a cutting edge workshop for eliminating performance anxiety. An eclectic violinist, his pupils include members of the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera, and the New York Youth Symphony. Cory and Cameron discuss a variety of topics including beta blockers, Electric Daisy Carnival, and what it means to unlock one's performance potential. http://liberatedperformer.com
Sydney Kjerstad is a pianist, video game composer, and the much beloved host of Smart Game Piano. An avid gamer, Sydney uses a live music visualizer called Synthesia to teach video game music on Youtube. Sydney and Cameron discuss Bronies, the future of interactive teaching technology, and the importance of preserving the human element in learning. http://smartgamepiano.com
Julie Landsman is a world renowned French horn player and educator. Among her most recent accomplishments was archiving the Carmine Caruso Method on YouTube. Julie and Cameron discuss Caruso, the role of the internet in contemporary teaching, and what it means to be "old school."