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.

#36: Ep. 19 Music's Heartbeat: Part 1

Aired Monday, November 9, 2015   ·   04:00 PM CST   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore one of the most fundamental elements of music—rhythm (part one)—as well as the usage of percussion instruments throughout standard music history (part two). Interview with local drummer Jemar Poteat gives a tour of the standard drum kit.

#35: Ep. 18 The Jazz Element: Part 2 (Pre-Concert Talk)

Aired Monday, November 2, 2015   ·   05:00 PM CST   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore the 20th-century American musical invention known as Jazz. The second half of the episode is comprised almost entirely of a “Pre-Concert Talk” for a performance coming November 5, 2015, to Armstrong Auditorium: Oklahoma jazz artist Mark Jenkins walks the listener through his varied and exciting program at Armstrong.

#34: Ep. 18 The Jazz Element: Part 1

Aired Monday, November 2, 2015   ·   04:00 PM CST   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore the 20th-century American musical invention known as Jazz. The second half of the episode is comprised almost entirely of a “Pre-Concert Talk” for a performance coming November 5, 2015, to Armstrong Auditorium: Oklahoma jazz artist Mark Jenkins walks the listener through his varied and exciting program at Armstrong.

#33: Ep. 17 Music For Virtuosity: Part 2

Aired Monday, October 26, 2015   ·   05:00 PM CDT   ·   54 minutes

n this episode, we will explore music written to showcase the highest level of performance achievement. Interviews with violinists Kyle Dillingham and Joshua Bell.

#32: Ep. 17 Music For Virtuosity: Part 1

Aired Monday, October 26, 2015   ·   04:00 PM CDT   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we will explore music written to showcase the highest level of performance achievement. Interviews with violinists Kyle Dillingham and Joshua Bell.

#31: Ep. 16 Pre-Concert Talk (Joshua Bell)

Aired Monday, October 19, 2015   ·   04:00 PM CDT   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore the artist Joshua Bell and the program for his upcoming performance at Armstrong Auditorium.

#30: Ep. 15 The Flute Family: Part 2

Aired Monday, October 12, 2015   ·   05:00 PM CDT   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore the treble members of the wind section: the flute family. Interview with flutist Natalie Syring about flute choirs, flute festivals and a demonstration of the differences between the Baroque and modern flute.

#29: Ep. 15 The Flute Family: Part 1

Aired Monday, October 12, 2015   ·   04:00 PM CDT   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore the treble members of the wind section: the flute family. Interview with flutist Natalie Syring about flute choirs, flute festivals and a demonstration of the differences between the Baroque and modern flute.

#28: Ep. 14 Music For Seasons: Part 2

Aired Monday, September 21, 2015   ·   05:00 PM CDT   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore many of the great pieces inspired by, and created to depict, the different seasons of the year. Interview with mandolin sensation Avi Avital.

#27: Ep. 14 Music For Seasons: Part 1

Aired Monday, September 21, 2015   ·   04:00 PM CDT   ·   54 minutes

In this episode, we explore many of the great pieces inspired by, and created to depict, the different seasons of the year. Interview with mandolin sensation Avi Avital.