2. Max Q – Ledah Finck



Composer, violinist, and violist Ledah Finck (MM ’18) discusses with Christina Manceor the importance of finding inspiration inside and outside of school, the difficulty of saying no, and how to manage touring with her ensembles in Baltimore and New York while holding space for practicing and composing. 

 Learn more about Ledah Finck, the Bergamot Quartet, and her piece “In the Brink. 

 Intro music by Vincent Fasano. Audio editing by Greg Hays. Logo by MegDig Design. 

 Interview Recorded Jan 25, 2019 


1. Max Q – Ryan Tani



Music Director and Conductor Ryan Tani (MM 17) speaks with Robin McGinness about the challenges of maintaining balance between administrative jobs, conducting positions, and life in general.

Learn more about Ryan Tani and Occasional Symphony on their websites.

Intro music by Vincent Fasano. Audio editing by Greg HaysLogo by MegDig Design.

Interview recorded Jan 30, 2019


Promo: Max Q – Season 1



Max Q is an interview podcast for anyone interested in, or currently pursuing careers in the performing arts.    

Max Q is a term for the most stressful part of a rocket’s ascent. We focus on a similar, often difficult time for new alumni – the initial period of time following graduation. Our podcast features recent Peabody graduates discussing the challenges they have faced since completing their studies, their different jobs, what they have since learned, and how their education has impacted their lives as working professionals. Each episode will be hosted by a member of the Peabody LAUNCHPad staff – Dr. Zane Forshee, Christina Manceor, and Robin McGinness 

Part of LAUNCHPad’s mission is to help students and alumni forge satisfying and successful careers. We’re excited to share these conversations about pathways to building varied, vibrant, and sustainable lives in the arts.   

Check out our website to learn more about Peabody Institute of JHU and the LAUNCHPad office 

Intro music by Vincent Fasano. Audio editing by Greg HaysLogo by MegDig Design