7. Ana Uribe Law

Our guest this month is Ana Uribe Law (MM ’21), a musicologist and violinist. After receiving her Master’s degree in Musicology from Peabody, Ana is now pursuing her PhD at Florida State University. She also holds an MBA in Arts Innovation from the Global Leaders Institute.

Ana is a passionate advocate for greater representation of popular music genres within academia. Her research centers on contemporary Latin American genres, with a particular emphasis on the impact and influence of reggaeton in the United States. In addition to her scholarly work, Ana has prepared and indexed several renowned 20th century Latin American music journals, and served as a research and digitization assistant at RIPM (Le Répertoire international de la presse musicale).

Website: www.anaspul.com
Youtube: @anaspul

Recorded March 11, 2024.

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

6. Max Q – Steve Crino

Our guest for this episode is Steve Crino (DMA ’22), a teacher and composer with a deep focus on vocal music. Steve’s creative portfolio includes two award-winning operas, numerous songs, and choral compositions. A passionate interdisciplinary collaborator, he is co-founder of The Circus Opera Company, a new organization exploring connections between opera and circus arts. Steve maintains an active private studio and teaches Music Theory and Music History at Temple University. Our conversation touches on building your own projects, creating financial stability as a composer, and the importance of personal connections and word of mouth.

Website: www.stevencrino.com
Instagram: @stevecrino
Youtube: @stevencrino6967

We’re closing out the episode with a section of “Stay for a While” from Steve’s opera Six Autumns on the Hudson.

Recorded February 15, 2024.

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

3. Max Q – Allen Branch

Max Q this week features drummer, educator, and composer Allen Branch. (BM ’22 Jazz Percussion) A multi-instrumental jazz performer, Allen (also known as Aldo) has played at international venues, including Carnegie Hall and the Berlin Music Hall. More recently, Allen has moved into education and is currently serving as the Dorothy Clayborne Teaching Fellow at the Bryn Mawr School.

Website: https://aldobmusic.com/
Instagram: @aldobmusic

Allen’s recommendations:
48 Laws of Power – Robert Greene

Closing out the episode we have a clip of Allen’s original composition, “Baby Done Changed” from his album 27 Love


13. Max Q – Kyle Jones

Christina speaks with saxophonist Kyle Jones (MM ’17), who is currently pursuing a DMA in saxophone performance at the University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory; in addition to his freelance career, Kyle is an educator and arts administrator. They discuss how to approach building a sustainable career in the arts, including balancing time between school, work, and other activities, proactively reaching out to collaborators and employers, and prioritizing a sense of self and community.

Follow Kyle:


Links & Resources:

Fast Forward Austin – Website, Instagram
Less Than 10 Music: Website, Instagram
The Professor Is In – Karen Kelsky, PH. D.

Recorded Jan. 5, 2022.

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

11. Max Q – Jacob Lyerly

Jacob Lyerly (MM ’20, Guitar & Pedagogy) joins Robin McGinness to discuss how his experience in the Arts in Health and other Peabody programs built the skills he uses in his career today. While at Peabody Jacob was a member of LAUNCHPad’s student staff, an active performer solo and with his duo Un/Strung, and a regular participant in Peabody’s Arts in Health programing. Currently, Jacob teaches music in North Carolina’s Richmond County Schools.

End of episode music is the first movement from Suite Retratos by Radames Gnattali, performed by the Un/Strung Guitar Duo

Follow Jacob on:
Instagram – @lyerlyjguitar
Facebook – @lyerlyjguitar
or his website – https://jacoblyerly.com

Recorded Oct. 22, 2021.

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