Ep. 39 Sheila del Bosque
A Millennial Musician
by Julian Loida
10M ago
Sheila del Bosque is a multi-award-wining  flutist, composer, and conductor originally from Cuba.  Sheila tells her story of begin to study flute in Cuba to her incredible story of moving to Boston and starting at Berklee.  Sheila gives insights into the balance of focus and diversifying one's skills.     Website: sheiladelbosque.com ISG: @sheiladecuba  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@sheiladelbosque155   A Millennial Musician Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/AMillennialMusician Website: julianloida.com LINK IN BIO: https://linktr.ee/julianloida Music ..read more
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Ep. 37 Dylan Greene
A Millennial Musician
by Julian Loida
1y ago
'If you know, you know' that Dylan Greene is one of the great percussionists, pocket-drummers, creative behind the kit, and all-around musician and artists you will hear.  From New York to Berlin and ofteon on the move, Dylan shares about his upbringing in a diverse family to his studies in Western-European based schools, to moving to NYC to Berlin during Covid.  From coming to dance and film to making beats and building community, Dylan shares his story in full.  We are grateful to him and his inspiring soul.  Follow Dylan on all platforms and check out his website fo ..read more
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Ep. 36 Marcia McCants
A Millennial Musician
by Julian Loida
2y ago
Percussionist and organizer Marcia McCants shares her story of growing up in the DMV-area and falling in love first with the snare drum and later with the marimba.  After nearly 2 decades of performing, learning, and teaching music that she rarely saw herself represented in, she decided to change that, herself.  Marcia has started the Percussion Consortium Project to raise money for BIPOC composer to create new works so that more percussions and musicians like Marcia can be seen and heard in the style of music they perform, learn and teach.  In addition, we talk about overcoming ..read more
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Ep. 35 Alana Wiesing
A Millennial Musician
by Julian Loida
2y ago
Percussionist, educator, and principal timpanist of the Tucson Symphony Alana Wiesing shares her story of growing up in Phoenix, Arizona, going to school at Indiana University and then winning a job in her home-state hours from where she grew up, a dream job for her.  We talk about her insights into auditions, mental health, work-life balance and she gives a mini-masterclass on what the timpani are and how the timpani work.  Go follow Alana on all platforms and as well as the Tucson Symphony and her non-profit, the Network for Diversity in Concert Percussion. You can learn more at th ..read more
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Ep. 34 Sam Fruend - Part 2
A Millennial Musician
by Julian Loida
2y ago
Bassist, songwriter, and educator Sam Fruend shares his story of growing up in St. Louis and moving to New Orleans, and eventually Nashville with his band Stoop Kids.  In part 2, we talk about meditation, struggles of Covid, and the background and stories surrounding his debut solo record.  Go follow Sam and his bands on all platforms. You can learn more at the links below.   ISG: @stoopkidsmusic & @samf_bass Facebook: @stoopkidsmusic Bandcamp: stoopkidsmusic.bandcamp.com Solo album: The Happy One   A Millennial Musician’s Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/AMillennialMus ..read more
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Ep. 34 Sam Fruend - Part 1
A Millennial Musician
by Julian Loida
2y ago
Bassist, songwriter, and educator Sam Fruend shares his story of growing up in St. Louis and moving to New Orleans, and eventually Nashville with his band Stoop Kids.  In part 1, we talk about growing up together in St. Louis, being a bassist, meaning of life as an artist, and how we became musicians and artists.  Go follow Sam and his bands on all platforms. You can learn more at the links below.   ISG: @stoopkidsmusic & @samf_bass Facebook: @stoopkidsmusic Bandcamp: stoopkidsmusic.bandcamp.com Solo album: The Happy One   A Millennial Musician’s Patreon: https://www.pa ..read more
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Ep. 33 Evan Chapman
A Millennial Musician
by Julian Loida
2y ago
Percussionist, composer, videographer, filmmaker, educator, and all around creative Evan Chapman shares her story, process, insights, and approach to the life of an artist.  We talk about his journey from growing up making skate videos to making videos from legends like Wynton Marsalis and Renée Fleming.  We talk about how he’s transitioned from school to his professional career and much more.  Go follow Evan on all platforms. You can learn more at the links below.   Website: evanmchapman.com AND fourtenmedia.net ISG: @evanmchapman AND @fourtenmedia Youtube: @ysmnthelight S ..read more
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Ep. 32 Victor Pablo
A Millennial Musician
by Julian Loida
2y ago
Percussionist, composer, educator, drummer, singer, arranger Victor Pablo originally from Puerto Rico now living in Brooklyn who has been ON and OFF Broadway joins today to share his story of growing up in a musical family to studying with Alan Abel to playing on Broadway shows like Lion King and more.  Victor talks about the percussion landscape, the orchestral percussion system, and his guilty pleasure Blink 182.  Go follow Victor on all platforms and get. You can learn more at the links below.   Website: victorpablomusic.com ISG: @vitopalos Facebook: @victor.pablo   A Mi ..read more
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Ep. 31 Fabiola Méndez
A Millennial Musician
by Julian Loida
2y ago
Puerto Rican cuatro player, singer, songwriter, arrange, and composer Fabiola Méndez shares her story of growing up in Puerto Rico and moving to Boston to study at the Berklee College of Music.  We talk about her new record Afrorriqueña, the recording process, releasing the album during Covid and more.  We talk about her experience as an educator, activist, and arts advocate.  Go follow Fabiola on all platforms and get tickets to her album release show on Friday, April 23rd. You can learn more at the links below.   Website: fabiolamendezmusic.com Album Release Show: https ..read more
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Ep. 30 Sidney Hopson
A Millennial Musician
by Julian Loida
2y ago
Percussionist and arts consultant Sidney Hopson shares his story of growing up in LA, starting college at age 12 and going onto having a multi-hyphenate career in the film/tv recording industry, the orchestral music industry, and public policy.  Having played with the LA Phil to Stevie Wonder to recording on over 100 film/tv soundtracks, that is only part of what Sidney gives to the world.  As an arts consultant, he continues to take work with organizations to dismantle the deep systemic racism that runs throughout organizations from funders to the musicians themselves.  Go foll ..read more
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