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Download the transcript:  Making MO Ensemble – Ep. 7

Episode 7: Making MO Ensemble
A conversation with Georgia Mills and Grant O’Brien, both grad students in the orchestral conducting program. When they found out that their teacher would be fully remote and that their ensemble, Musica Nova, was suspended for the fall due to COVID, Georgia and Grant took a long walk together and plotted. The result: MO Ensemble – a 13-player string ensemble that the two could use to get real, in-person podium time. Listen to what went into getting this project started and what it took to keep it running during the pandemic.

Host: Stephen Biegner
Guests: Georgia Mills and Grant O’Brien
Mixing, Mastering: Frances Inzenhofer
Intro Music and Incidental Music: Stephen Biegner
Outro Music: Alexa Silverman
Transcript: Emma Gierszal

You should definitely check out more of Jesse Montgomery’s work. Here’s her website.

Here’s the podcast Georgia and Grant are working on: Empire Presents – Composer Profiles. The first episode about Bernard Hermann is up now!

Questions, comments, ideas for an episode? Email Stephen: sbiegner@esm.rochester.edu

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