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