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Kristin Shiner McGuire

Percussionist Kristin Shiner McGuire tells the story of how a moment of frustration at the Department of Motor Vehicles landed her in physical therapy. She describes her lifelong passion for fitness, and what she tells students who show up for lessons without breakfast. Kristen has been the Coordinator of Percussion Studies at Nazareth College since 1984.

A bit of a rant

I was sitting at my desk the other day when, over my shoulder, I heard a tour group coming down the hall.  The visitors passed the WXXI newsroom and stopped a few feet away.

“And this,” announced their guide (a smart and lovely woman who works in another department), “is Classical 91.5.  Classical music is very soothing, very relaxing!”

Dr. C. Michael Haben

Dr. C. Michael Haben, a Rochester physician who specializes in care of the voice, offers advice for keeping your voice healthy during the cold winter months, whether you sing, talk, or teach all day. He recommends a specific beverage and a unique way of thinking about your instrument.

Carol Rodland

Violist Carol Rodland of the Eastman School of Music explains why Pilates became important to her long before movie stars picked it up. She'll also describe the common problems college students run into when they arrive at a conservatory, how to avoid them, and what she does to cultivate mindfulness and joy in her daily life.

Healthy Musicians

Healthy Musicians 

 

A podcast series of conversations with musicians about their stories and their advice for staying healthy, whether you're bending over a computer or a guitar, talking or singing.

Rochester Classical Radar 2013 (Part 1?)

Cinema Paradiso was the last movie screened at the George Eastman House’s Dryden  Theater for two long months while they upgrade the theater (what do you think of that director’s cut?)

What to do now to avoid the dishes? The opportunity to see rare and classic films in a theater has been a real treat since I moved here, and some nights I was even lured me away from a few classical concerts.

Now, I’ll just have more time for music. If I get to even half of what I’ve written in to my calendar for the next few months, it will be pretty good.  Here are some of the things that I’m looking forward to the first two months of 2013:

Rochester's Top Classical Music Stories

Farewell 2012!  From my vantage point as morning host and arts journalist at WXXI, it’s been a dramatic year for classical musicians in Rochester, New York.  First of all,

Let nothing you dismay

Welcome to a new week.  I look forward to listening to music with you early in the mornings on Classical 91.5.  Here are just a few highlights: 

Comfort and joy

I admit it.  December is not my favorite time of year. With so many cards to write, gifts to wrap, cookies to frost, and extra church services to plan and direct, I often feel overwhelmed by what feels like a month-long To Do List.  That's a terrible thing to say, but I know I'm not alone. A survey conducted a couple of years ago by Harris Interactive showed 90 percent of respondents experience stress during the holiday season.