The Brave New Sound

The Brave New Sound

Over the past 20 years, music has let its walls down and made itself more accessible. With that accessibility comes new musicians with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and influences that naturally create a new and unique sound. The Brave New Sound seeks out contemporary musicians who have something unique that does not fit in the traditional image of classical music to accomplish two main goals: Offer unique insight to the audience and encourage musicians to pursue music regardless of background.


April 29, 2022 44 min

Emerging West Virginia rapper Isaac "Shelem" Fadiga gives wisdom to beginning musicians, particularly performing artists, from his experiences and explains the importance of social media marketing.

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Roseville Area High School Band Directors Ian McKnight and Matt Dehnel share their experience as lead commissioners of the Minnesota Consortium for Black American Composers as well as their discussions of racial equity in the classroom.

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In an impromptu discussion, Terrance Shepherd and I start by talking about the podcast... which led into a new perspective to music appreciation and other topics about music and how it applies to us today.

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October 15, 2021 43 min

 1:55 - Current Research
2:34 - Previous Research
5:20 - The Impact of 90's Grunge, Alternative Rock, and Metal
6:52 - The Direction of New Music
10:12 - Experiencing Education with Disabilities
14:00 - The Reality of ADHD
17:36 - Masking
19:55 - The Influence of Childhood Hometown
22:57 - Neurodivergence in the Classroom
25:17 - The College Experience with ADHD
28:34 - Breaking the Third Wall in Music
33:15 - Ableism in Opera
36:48 - Part...

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September 30, 2021 51 min

 2:26 - Bio 
3:45 - Working around the disability 
11:56 - Making music more accessible 
16:19 - Finding resources to develop understanding 
21:19 - The impact of diverse applied instructors 
25:56 - Composing chamber music
32:28 - Inspiration behind Tyler's music 
37:43 - The magic behind the ending of Symphony No. 1 
41:24 - Parting Questions

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September 15, 2021 59 min

Please excuse the technical difficulties. The Brave New Sound diligently worked to preserve the audio in the most effect way possible.

1:50 - Horne Youth Conservatory of Music
3:08 - Music Theory and the Piano*
5:18 - Dwarfism and the Piano
10:39 - The National Federation of Music Clubs and Competitions
17:24 - Grade School Music Education Experiences
20:36 - Improving the Classrooms
23:29 - Communication in the Classroom
30:50 - The Lilli...

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September 15, 2021 48 min

 0:55 - The Pursuit of Music 
6:02 - The Pursuit of Composition 
14:48 - The Influence of Early Romantic Music 
19:24 - Bridging Hip Hop and Classical Music 
31:17 - The Interaction of Hip Hop and Early Romantic Music 
34:00 - Performing for Alicia Keys 
42:14 - Getting to Know Terrance

Vanessa Carlton - A Thousand Miles
 Alicia Keys - If...

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