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Interview with Tessa Ellis


James Moore: You’re currently a student at the Curtis Institute. What is it like attending such a small conservatory?

Tessa Ellis: I transferred twice before entering Curtis, so I feel I have a unique perspective on the environment at Curtis. It’s by far the smallest school I’ve attended, and for the most part that’s a good thing. Your teachers all get to know you, you have more interaction with administration, and you know almost everyone’s name within a few weeks! Entering as an older student made it easier for me to “outsource” my social life a bit, which has balanced out the size of Curtis and made it a very positive environment for me.

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Interview with Stacy Simpson

James Moore: As many might know you are first auxiliary trumpet with the Louisville Orchestra and are the lead trumpet player for the Derby Dinner Playhouse, a somewhat stark contrast. How did you come to hold both of these positions? Do you ever find it difficult to “switch gears” when it comes to altering your […]


Interview with Linda Landis

James Moore: Like most musicians you started playing at a very young age. Why did you choose to play the trombone, and where did your passion for music begin? Linda Landis: I started playing trombone in the fifth grade. When I was in fourth grade, we had a high school girl who helped out with […]


Top Posts From 2014

If you’re not subscribed to our free newsletter then you missed our official year-end wrap (view our most recent issue here). Now that 2014 has officially ended we thought it appropriate to do a “Year-End Review” of sorts by listing our top viewed posts from 2014.


Interview with Monster Oil


I first heard of Monster Oils, a burgeoning new company, a few months ago. Being a professional trumpet player (aka. Nerd) I quickly bought up several bottles of the stuff in various viscosities. I instantly loved the product and can recommend this company to any brass player! I got ahold of one of the co-founders […]