Mark Davis Scatterday is professor of conducting and conductor of the Eastman Wind Ensemble and Eastman Wind Orchestra at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.
Learning music is about more than playing the instrument or singing – students of all levels also often learn a little bit about music history and theory to round out their education.
Click here to hear a podcast with DM for how it all happened.
On July 2nd, 2009, the StoryCorps Oral History project opened its mobile recording booth at Rundel Library, as part of the City of Rochester’s 175th Anniversary Celebration. For the next month, over two hundred Rochesterians recorded their stories, and we’ve hearing them over the last year during Morning Edition/All Things Considered.
It’s Thursday, the day we hear stories that were recorded here in Rochester last summer by StoryCorps, the national oral history project. Today we hear from Anthony Venturo and his son Michael. Their visit to the mobile recording booth gave Anthony the chance to about what it was like to grow up during World War Two.