“The idea was born from the need for us to truly connect with some of the great composers of choral music today,” said Dr. Diane Orlofsky, TROY Professor Emerita of Music and Music Education and Graduate Coordinator/Advisor for music education.
Orlofsky and co-creator Dr. Scott Sexton, TROY alum and Assistant Professor of Music Education and Director of Choral Activities at Huntingdon, wanted to create a podcast so that everyone could appreciate the art of music
“We want to make it accessible for everybody,” said Orlofsky. “The music is beautiful. We try to demystify what people are hearing, so we walk them through the kinds of things that they are going to be hearing.”
The podcast aims to move away from traditional soundbites and into real conversation.
“We really take time to talk personally with composers and we do deep dives,” Orlofsky explained. “We listen to their pieces very carefully.”
The podcast features guests such as Grammy award-winning composer Christopher Tin, and Pulitzer Prize finalist Scott Weidensaul.
Orlofsky explains that “every episode has a theme.”
“We explore that theme through the music of a particular composer. They [listeners] would be able to hear it in a way where they understand it a little bit better and perhaps find beauty, comfort, healing, and excitement about what they hear.”