Christine Smith is the Sound & Music Director/Composer-in-Residence for RPR Studios. Her work has been heard in award-winning films, commercials, and promotional videos. In 2019 she became co-founder and co-owner of Frosted Lens Entertainment, an entertainment and informational content development company. She is currently the host and editor of the podcast "Musicians vs the World" where she explores the many aspects of Musician life.
A classically trained pianist, Christine studied with concert pianists Adelina Krivoshena and Asya Markova in her youth. She continued her studies in Piano Performance at Brigham Young University studying with Dr. Jeffrey Shumway and Dr. Scott Holden.
Since then Christine has enjoyed performing in solo recitals and in collaboration with various musicians, bands, and ensembles across the country. Though her first love is classical music, she has had the pleasure of working and learning from great musicians of all genres. She has performed as soloist, collaborator, and conductor. And because she loves teaching almost as much as she loves performing, she coaches a few favorite piano students in her home-town studio.
Female representation in the music world has come a long way since our first chat with Jenny Boster three years ago. Jenny Boster, NCTM is the owner of The Playful Piano, and author of the Shades of Sound Music History series. To celebrate Women's History Month, Jenny has returned to teach us about 10 more female composers we need to listen to in 2023....okay, there's a chance we talk about more than ten....but who's really counting?
We’ve all heard the advice (even in this very podcast!): take care of yourself and you can prevent injuries! But what happens when a sudden medical issue arises and threatens to derail your musical career? It’s the stuff of nightmares, so we musicians try not to talk about it. But not talking about it can cause feelings of isolation and hopelessness for musicians dealing with these challenges. Fortunately, there are musicians like trombonist Bradley White, who are willing to tell their story and bring attention to health and injury problems in the music world. In this episode, he shares his years-long adventure with Bell's Palsy, which took him from the stage, to the emergency room, to disability, and back again. It is an inspiring story of determination and patience, and one that all musicians can learn from.
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