Orchestrating Change by Canton Symphony Orchestra
Season 4, Episode 1 with Anwar Nasir

Season 4, Episode 1 with Anwar Nasir

September 30, 2022

To open season four, we are thrilled to be joined by Anwar Nasir, Executive Director of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Prior to his arrival in the Big Easy in the summer of 2021, he served as Chief Revenue and Advancement Officer at the Omaha Symphony, in addition to previous positions with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl, and Atlanta Ballet. He is a Philadelphia native and a graduate of Syracuse University, who had a career as a professional dancer before pursuing arts management. He is also passionate about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Arts, serving on DEI committees with the League of American Orchestras and Tessitura Network and co-founding the Black Arts Leadership Alliance.

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Season 3, Episode 10 with The Minnesota Orchestra

Season 3, Episode 10 with The Minnesota Orchestra

May 20, 2022

Today, we are joined by three members of the Minnesota Orchestra’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. Beth Kellar-Long is the Vice President of the Orchestra Administration, Sam Bergman is a violist in the orchestra, and Yvonne Cheek is a board member. Their committee was formed in 2015 after the orchestra went on a transformative tour to Cuba, and their work has led to impactful change in the organization. We are overjoyed to have them join us today for this conversation.

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Season 3, Episode 9 with Angélica Negrón

Season 3, Episode 9 with Angélica Negrón

May 6, 2022

Our guest today is composer Angélica Negrón. Her works range from traditional orchestral and chamber pieces to compositions for accordion, toys, and electronics, and have been performed by such prestigious ensembles as the Dallas Symphony, the National Symphony, and the Kronos Quartet, among many others. She was an artist in residence at National Sawdust in Brooklyn and is currently a teaching artist for the New York Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers program. Originally from Puerto Rico, she grew up playing piano and violin before coming to New York City for studies at New York University and the CUNY Graduate Center.

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Season 3, Episode 8 with TK Payton

Season 3, Episode 8 with TK Payton

April 22, 2022

Our guest today is Tiffany Kinnard-Payton, Dean of Students at Walsh University here in Canton. She is an alumna of Walsh and has spent nearly fifteen years working serving her alma mater in the offices of residential life, student conduct, and multicultural affairs in addition to her current position. She is also a graduate of Project Blueprint, the United Way program started by Season 2 guest Flo Ginanni, which seeks to train people of color for membership on non-profit boards and is one of our newest board members here at the Canton Symphony Orchestra.

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Season 3, Episode 7 with Quinn Mason

Season 3, Episode 7 with Quinn Mason

April 8, 2022

We are joined today by Quinn Mason, a conductor and composer based in Dallas, Texas. Writing for orchestra, wind ensemble, chamber ensembles, and more, Quinn has had his compositions played all over the world by ensembles such as the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, and San Francisco Symphony. As a conductor, Quinn has worked with Orchestra Seattle, MusicaNova Orchestra and the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra. At only 25 years of age, he is already making a huge impact on the industry.

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Season 3, Episode 6 with Tiffany Chang

Season 3, Episode 6 with Tiffany Chang

March 25, 2022

Today we welcome conductor Tiffany Chang to our podcast. Originally trained in the world of music education, Chang holds positions at both Oberlin Conservatory and Berklee College of Music, and previously served as interim director of orchestras at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory and Boston University. Lately, her focus has been geared more toward the professional realm, particularly the world of opera, where she serves as director of the North End Music and Performing Arts Center’s Opera Project in Boston and has major engagements this season with Opera Columbus here in Ohio, as well as the Portland Opera in Oregon. She also runs the blog Conductor as CEO, which examines job satisfaction issues in the orchestral industry, and the role of the conductor in creating a healthy workplace culture.

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Season 3, Episode 5 with Joshua Thomas

Season 3, Episode 5 with Joshua Thomas

March 11, 2022

We are joined today by Joshua Thomas, Vice President of External Affairs at the Philly POPS. He joined the Philly POPS in 2019 as their Senior Manager of Development, having previously worked in administrative roles at the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. He is also active with The League of American Orchestras and served as a consultant and mentor for The Tessitura Network’s Early Career Development Program. He is a graduate of Temple University, where he studied voice with a concentration in opera. Joshua Thomas, welcome to Orchestrating Change!

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Season 3, Episode 4 with ChamberQUEER

Season 3, Episode 4 with ChamberQUEER

February 25, 2022

Today is the first time in our podcast’s history that we welcome two guests: Jules Biber and Kallie Sugatski from ChamberQUEER, an LGBTQ+ chamber music organization in New York City dedicated to presenting and performing queer composers and musicians and highlighting historical queer figures in Classical music.

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Season 3, Episode 3 with Jazmin Morales

Season 3, Episode 3 with Jazmin Morales

February 11, 2022

Today, we are joined by Jazmin Morales, Assistant Director of the Center for Innovation and Community Impact at the Colburn School, a prestigious conservatory in Los Angeles. She is the founder of Fortissima, an artistic leadership development program for women of color in classical music. She is also an adjunct faculty member in the Arts Leadership Program at the University of Southern California, a consultant for NPR’s From the Top and the Smithsonian Latino Center and serves on the board of both the City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles and the Little Village Foundation.

 

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Season 3, Episode 2 with Jeri Lynne Johnson

Season 3, Episode 2 with Jeri Lynne Johnson

January 28, 2022

We are joined today by Jeri Lynne Johnson, founder and artistic director of the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra in Philadelphia. For over a decade, Black Pearl has been a model for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the orchestral industry as a racially diverse ensemble performing for a racially diverse audience - something that the rest of the industry has only recently begun to talk about. Jeri’s career has taken her all over the world, where she has become the first Black woman to ever conduct some of the world’s leading orchestras. She is also the founder of DEI Arts Consulting, which helps arts organizations to better serve the diverse communities in which we exist.

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