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Music for Life

Hosted by Ryan Malone

Music for Life is a music-appreciation and music-history based program that explores the purpose and value of music to humanity’s enrichment. Hosted by Ryan Malone, it features interviews with artists performing at the Armstrong Auditorium sponsored by the Armstrong International Cultural Foundation.

#21: Ep. 11 Music and Language: Part 1

Aired Monday, August 24, 2015   ·   04:00 PM CDT   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we will explore the impact language and poetry have had on music history. Interview with soprano and educator Paula Malone.

#20: Ep. 10 Good Reeds: Part 2

Aired Monday, August 17, 2015   ·   05:00 PM CDT   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore the charming, comical, athletic and always colorful woodwind instruments of the orchestra — whose sound is produced through a reed mouthpiece. Interview with oboist, expert reed maker and veteran band teacher David Price.

#19: Ep. 10 Good Reeds: Part 1

Aired Monday, August 17, 2015   ·   04:00 PM CDT   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore the charming, comical, athletic and always colorful woodwind instruments of the orchestra — whose sound is produced through a reed mouthpiece. Interview with oboist, expert reed maker and veteran band teacher David Price.

#18: Ep. 9 Music For Education: Part 2

Aired Monday, August 10, 2015   ·   05:00 PM CDT   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore compositions that were intended to serve as a teaching tool. Interview with pianist and educator Mark Jenkins who discusses what’s so educational about playing Bach, and an essay from 17-year-old piano student about what her lessons have taught her about life.

#17: Ep. 9 Music For Education: Part 1

Aired Monday, August 10, 2015   ·   04:00 PM CDT   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore compositions that were intended to serve as a teaching tool. Interview with pianist and educator Mark Jenkins who discusses what’s so educational about playing Bach, and an essay from 17-year-old piano student about what her lessons have taught her about life.

#16: Ep. 8 The Human Instrument: Part 2

Aired Monday, August 3, 2015   ·   05:00 PM CDT   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore one of music’s most commonly used instruments: the solo voice. Interview with Soprano Paula Malone.

#15: Ep. 8 The Human Instrument: Part 1

Aired Monday, August 3, 2015   ·   04:00 PM CDT   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore one of music’s most commonly used instruments: the solo voice. Interview with Soprano Paula Malone.

#14: Ep. 7 Music for Health: Part 2

Aired Monday, July 27, 2015   ·   05:00 PM CDT   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we will explore the therapeutic qualities and health properties of music. Interview with Amber Loomis of the Zetta Music Therapy clinic in Norman, Oklahoma.

#13: Ep. 7 Music for Health: Part 1

Aired Monday, July 27, 2015   ·   04:00 PM CDT   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we will explore the therapeutic qualities and health properties of music. Interview with Amber Loomis of the Zetta Music Therapy clinic in Norman, Oklahoma.

#12: Ep. 6 The Plucked String: Part 2

Aired Monday, July 20, 2015   ·   05:00 PM CDT   ·   54 minutes

This episode explores the prevalent usage of the harp and guitar families of instruments throughout music history. Interviews with principal harpist from Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Gaye LeBlanc, and with Celino Romero of the world-renowned Romero Guitar Quartet.