Spring 2022
Q&A | April 19, 2022
CMA Duos: Caroline Shaw & Jason Treuting
The composer and percussionist discuss their recent collaborations, juggling, John Cage, and how much of a composition should
Fall 2021
Q&A | November 12, 2021
The Spirit That Moves Her
Courtney Bryan sees her paths as classical composer, jazz pianist and church musician as one shared faith.
Spring 2021
Q&A | April 19, 2021
Alicia Hall Moran: A Kind of Yes
In her role as Chamber Music Artist-in-Residence at the Frost School of Music, Alicia Hall Moran seeks both small and large m
Summer 2020
Q&A | August 18, 2020
Q&A: Michelle Ramos of Alternate ROOTS
An interview with the civil rights lawyer-turned-arts leader on the racial and economic inequities of the pandemic and the in
Summer 2019
Q&A | August 18, 2019
CMA Duos: George Lewis & Christian Wolff
The two composers discuss their crisscrossing histories, the unique challenges of teaching one’s own compositions, and their
Spring 2019
Q&A | May 18, 2019
CMA Duos: Sarah Hennies & Ingrid Laubrock
The percussionist and saxophonist discuss process, place, and Hennies’ recent multimedia work, Contralto.
Winter 2019
Q&A | January 20, 2019
CMA Duos: Milford Graves & Jason Moran
The drummer and pianist compare notes on their years of studying, teaching, and improvising.
Fall 2018
Q&A | November 6, 2018
CMA Duos: Kris Davis and Mary Halvorson
The pianist and guitarist discuss writing lyrics, foregoing chord charts, and why playing for a distracted audience can...
Summer 2018
Q&A | August 15, 2018
CMA Duos: Okkyung Lee and Craig Taborn
The cellist and keyboardist met up at the 2018 Big Ears Festival to discuss improvisation, collaboration, and the confines of