Matthew Murchison Talks Entrepreneurship

This week’s entrepreneur is a musician who I have previously covered on this site, Matt Murchison, of the Matt Murchison Mutiny. Murchison was kind enough to discuss his career, shedding more light on the art of entrepreneurship and the portfolio career. HA: Let’s start with some background information. Where are you from and where did […]

Lance LaDuke

This fall, Where Are We Now? is showcasing entrepreneurial musicians in Pittsburgh. We are excited to kick-off the series with a feature on Lance LaDuke, Freshman Class Advisor, Artist Lecturer of Euphonium, and Associate Director of Fast Track at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Music. This semester, LaDuke will also be teaching CMU’s first course […]

“The truth of the matter is, music is music” // My interview with Tim Rosko (pt. 1)

Tim, like our last guest (Patrick Dunnevant), was a colleague of mine at Belmont University back in the day.  Tim’s music is very subtle, and makes me think “this sounds like Bartok/Jazz/rock/Debussy all at the same time,” which is a really wonderful thought to have while listening to music.  During his time at Belmont, Tim […]

Eclectic Laboratory Chamber Orchestra Performs Beck’s Song Reader

This past Sunday Eclectic Laboratory Chamber Orchestra (E.L.C.O.) gave a performance of Beck’s Song Reader at Grey Box Theatre in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood. Full disclosure, I play euphonium and trombone in the group. E.L.C.O. is an ensemble in Pittsburgh comprised of musicians interested in a unique performance outlet . Headed by creative David Matthews, E.L.C.O. […]

What are we afraid of?

I got to meet percussionist/composer Ivan Trevino briefly at the 2010 Leigh Howard Stevens Marimba Seminar (geeky, I know), when he had just finished his Master’s degree at the Eastman School of Music.  Every once in a while I see his name pop up on my Facebook feed (he has a couple of really wonderful […]