209: Joe Conyers on Curtis, being yourself, and musical entrepreneurship May 2, 2016

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I’m thrilled to bring you this episode featuring Joe Conyers. Joe is the assistant principal bass for the Philadelphia Orchestra and is the founder of Project 440, a nonprofit organization that brings music to young people in Philadelphia. We’re joined on this episode by John Grillo, my longtime podcast collaborator. John and I talk with Joe about topics such as: * growing up in Savannah * studying with Hal Robinson at Curtis * the audition circuit * becoming comfortable with your own playing * the mission of Project 440 * conducting Philadelphia’s All-City Orchestra Enjoy!

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