2. Max Q – Mira Fu-En Huang

On Max Q we’re featuring soprano and arts-administrator Mira Fu-En Huang (MM ’22 Historical Performance Voice). Mira masterfully juggles her performance career—highlighted by roles in operas like Handel’s “Semele” and collaborations with contemporary composers—with her arts administration work at organizations like the Candlelight Concert Society and Business Volunteers Maryland. A former social media intern at LAUNCHPad, she also earned a Launch Grant for her storytelling project, “Story to Song”. Join us as we delve into Mira’s multifaceted career, exploring how she balances her time, starting and running an ensemble, and her drive for storytelling in music.

Closing out the episode, is a recording of Mira from an upcoming release with Ensemble Magdalena.

Website: mirafuenhuang.com
Instagram: @amirsopranosaur

Mira’s recommendations:
Before the Coffee Gets Cold – Toshikazu Kawaguchi

Recorded Oct. 2, 2023

Season 4 music by Soo Hyun Bahn. Audio editing by Greg Hays. Logo by MegDig Design.

6. Max Q – Gavon Peck

This episode of Max Q features violist, arts administrator, and yoga teacher Gavon Peck (GPD ’20, Viola), speaking with Sarah Thomas. Gavon performs regularly with chamber ensembles and orchestras in DMV, is an Artistic Director at Listeso Music Group, and teaches yoga with Baltimore Hot Yoga and Wellness. Sarah and Gavon discuss his different types of work, the evolution of life goals, and the importance of taking care of our bodies as artists. 

Website: http://gavonpeck.com

Recorded Dec. 8, 2022

2022 Intro music by Aaron Gao. Audio editing by Greg Hays. Logo by MegDig Design.

5. Max Q – Jessica Satava

In this episode Dr. Forshee is joined by Jessica Satava (MM ’04, Voice), executive director of the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra in Pennsylvania. They discuss Jessica’s journey to leading an orchestra, how she joined and learned the needs of her new community through food and concerts, and discoveries about how changing the narrative and venue can open doors to new audiences. 

2021 Intro music by Dmytro Nebesh. Audio editing by Greg Hays. Logo by MegDig Design.

Bonus: Max Q – Alysia Lee

Robin McGinness speaks with Alysia Lee, a 2006 graduate from Peabody and current instructor for Peabody’s Breakthrough Curriculum. Alysia is founder and Artistic Director of Sister Cities Girlchoir, an El Sistema-inspired, girl empowerment, choral academy and serves as the education program supervisor for Fine Arts education for the Maryland State Department of Education. Our conversation ranges from building collaboration on the relationships you start at school, to tips on creating themed programming that speaks to all audiences. 

Say Her Name – Full Recording
Sister Cities Girlchoir – Graphic Scores Composition Gallery 

2021 Intro music by Dmytro Nebesh. Audio editing by Greg Hays. Logo by MegDig Design.

Interview recorded Mar. 8, 2021.

3. Max Q – Olivia Rainoff

This episode of Max Q features cellist and arts administrator Olivia Rainoff (MM ’20) discussing her post-graduation life and work with Robin McGinness, particularly how she quickly found a full-time position after leaving Peabody. We explore the process of finding a job during the pandemic, what prepared and inspired her to pursue a job with Death of Classical, and how her administrative work has revitalized her practice.

To America (Recorded broadcast from The Greene Space) 


Interview recorded December 1, 2020

2021 Intro music by Dmytro Nebesh. Audio editing by Greg Hays. Logo by MegDig Design.