Music Matters 2020 

with Jason Tramm

Music Matters 2020 with Jason Tramm is a new video podcast that features distinguished members of the performing community and explores the most important issues effecting active engagement in the arts today, impacted by the global COVID- 19 pandemic. 


Music Matters brings diverse innovators, ideas and audiences together to create a broader, collaborative musical community to inspire new solutions to unprecedented challenges.


Upcoming Live Broadcast Episodes (Eastern Standard Time) 


Andrea DelGiudice "The Voice Whisperer"                            7/16/20 6:00 PM

Allison Charney "PREforming in a New Way"                       7/18/20 6:00 PM

Maya Hoover "On Higher Education and Artistry"                7/21/20 

Neel Murgai "On Creating a Unique Style"                            7/23/20 6:00 PM

Peter Randsman "Agent of Positivity"                                   7/25/20 6:00 PM

Jennifer Pascual "St. Patrick's Cathedral Plans Forward"  7/28/20 6:00 PM

Kynan Johns "A Conductor in the Time of COVID"                7/30/20 6:00 PM

Michael Berkowitz "The Pops Maestro Speaks"                   8/4/20 6:00 PM

Andy Lin "A Violist Speaks"                                                     8/9/20 6:00 PM

Edward Bolkovac "Master Teacher/Conductor Opens Up"  8/13/20 6:00 PM

Jeffrey Biegel "A Master Pianist Reflects"                             8/18/20 6:00 PM

Alexandra LoBianco "Dramatic Soprano and Innovator"     8/20/20 6:00 PM

Susanne Burgess "The Power of Perseverance"                  8/25/20 6:00 PM

J. Donald Dumpson "Philly Conductor Inspires Hope"          8/27/20 6:00 PM

Christine Murphy Estes "Voice expert on the COVID era"      9/3/20  6:00 PM

The Vieness Piano Duo "The Couple that Plays Together"    9/6/20 Time TBA

Kenneth Overton "On Speaking Out Through Your Art"        9/10/20 6:00 PM

Jodi Karem "Opera for the Earth"                                            9/17/20 6:00 PM



Past Episode Library (click for full episodes)

Julie Gaulke "Virtual Choir in the age of COVID-19"  Ep. 17                      7/14/20

Israel Gursky "Maestro on the Future of Opera" Ep. 16                            7/11/20


David Winkler "Composing a New Direction" Ep. 15                                 7/9/20

Joseph M. Martin "A Dynamic Career" Ep. 14                                            7/7/20

Ray Chenez "A Dynamic Countertenor Speaks" Ep. 13                             7/5/20

Nathan Meltzer "Violin Virtuoso on a Mission" Ep. 12                               7/2/20

Brian Schneckenburger "Writing the Next Chapter" Ep. 11                     6/30/20

M. Weston/M. Fennelly "Moving Together" Ep. 10                                     6/28/20


Everett McCorvey "Spirited Artist on the Move" Ep. 9                             6/25/20

Anthony LaGruth "Conducting a Career" Ep. 8                                         6/23/20

Paul Green “Mentor of ROCK”  Ep. 7                                                          6/21/20

Brad Nix "The Life of a Composer/ Publisher" Ep. 6

Luna Kaufman/Paul Christiansen "Back from the Brink" Ep. 5              6/18/20

Alok Kumar "High Notes, the Journey to the Top" Ep. 4                          6/16/20

Christina Major "Unrolling the Toilet Paper Diva" Ep. 3                           6/11/20

Julia Zilberquit "Pianist on the Move" Ep. 2                                              6/9/20

Stefanos Koroneos "The Art of Collaboration", Episode 1                       6/4/20