“I am horrified everytime I hear people use the word ‘virtual’… we are very real people who are interacting on platforms that may be keeping us physically distanced, but we are still socially connected.”
This week, closing out Season 1 of Keep Calm and Carry On, Ryan interviews his classmate, friend, and colleague, G. Phillip Shoultz, III. Laugh along with them as they reminisce about their graduate days at the University of Minnesota and talk about creating the soundtracks of our lives, art’s invitation for us to enter a space heart first, and the power of music to lift people up. Phillip candidly shares his experiences as an African American male in classical music, his struggles with mental health, and the transformative experiences he creates as Associate Conductor of VocalEssence.
You’re also invited to a deliciously “well-balanced musical meal” in J.S. Bach’s “Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied” BWV 225 as Ryan & Phillip pay homage to their conducting teacher Kathy Romey. Then, get ready for some “front porch singing” as we highlight Andrea Ramsey’s arrangement of the Low Lilly song “Hope Lingers On” (available through MusicSpoke Marketplace).
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