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Music Education Video Library

Bringing World-Class Talent to Online Classrooms

Learn more about this collaborative music education outreach project
from FCA and TuneSupply.

Chloe Feoranzo

Clarinet and Saxophonist

Chloe Feoranzo is a 28-year-old clarinet and saxophonist who has been performing professionally since the age of 15. She grew up playing in youth orchestras, musical pits, and along with swing, traditional jazz bands and guest artists at festivals of the Southern California area. 
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Dave Eggar

Cellist

Three time Grammy nominee Dave Eggar has performed throughout the world as cello soloist, including featured performances at Carnegie Hall, the Sydney Opera House, the Kennedy Center, the Hollywood Bowl, and Red Rocks.
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Georgia Stitt

Composer and Lyricist

Georgia Stitt is an award-winning composer, lyricist, music producer, and pianist. She has two original musicals that premiered recently: Snow Child (Arena Stage) and Big Red Sun (11th Hour Theater, National Alliance for Musical Theatre).
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Jason Oremus

Irish Dancer and Choreographer

Former lead of Riverdance, co-creator of the award-winning dance company HAMMERSTEP and five-time solo National Irish Dance Champion, Jason is originally from Sydney, Australia. His choreography and creative work has received critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, Billboard, Huffington Post and WIRED Magazine.
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Grant Gordy

Guitarist

For several years Brooklyn-based guitarist Grant Gordy has been a major voice on the American "acoustic music" scene, and one of the most highly regarded young instrumentalists of his generation.
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Laura Metcalf

Cellist

Cellist Laura Metcalf, noted for her "gorgeous cello legatos" (Washington Post) and her “brilliant” playing (Gramophone Magazine) is known for her compelling solo and chamber music performances worldwide and in her home of New York City.
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Jason Prover

Trumpet Player

Hailing from Florida and based on New York City, Jason Prover is one the jazz scenes most in demand trumpet players. He also covers a wide range of genres including salsa, classical, soul, and pop music.
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James Yoshiza

Percussionist

James Yoshizawa is a versatile drummer, percussionist and educator living in Los Angeles, CA. His lifelong dedication to the percussive arts has earned him a diverse portfolio and a unique artistic identity.
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Michael Londra

Singer and Producer

Emmy® nominated, Irish singer - producer, Michael Londra is from the opera capital of Ireland, a small town on the South East coast called Wexford.
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Mazz Swift

Violinist

Critically acclaimed as one of America’s most talented and versatile performers today, Violin/Vox/Freestyle Composition artist Mazz Swift has engaged audiences all over the world with the signature weaving of song, melody and improvisation that she calls MazzMuse.
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Mick Moloney

Banjoist and Folklorist

Mick Moloney has recorded and produced over forty albums of traditional music and acted as advisor for scores of festivals and concerts all over America.
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Myles Gittens

Violinist

Tune Supply co-founder Caitlin Warbelow met Myles while he was performing in a subway stations. Caitlin asked Myles to be a part of this project because she is so inspired by his music and life story.
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Robert Franz

Conductor

Acclaimed conductor, Robert Franz, recognized as “an outstanding musician with profound intelligence,” has held to three principles throughout his career: A commitment to the highest artistic standards, to creating alliances and building bridges in each community he serves, and a dedication to being a strong force in music education.
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Russell Hall

Bass

Russell Hall is an Emmy, Grammy and Golden Globe nominated jazz artist from Kingston, Jamaica. He was introduced to jazz at the Dillard Center for the Arts directed by Christopher Dorsey.
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Dennis Lichtman

Multi-instrumentalist

Dennis Lichtman is a multi-instrumentalist (mainly clarinet, fiddle, and mandolin) who is deeply entrenched in early- to mid-1900’s American music, from traditional jazz and swing to bluegrass and western swing.
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Q. Smith

Broadway Actor/Singer

Q. is currently playing the role of Hannah and others in the Tony Award winning musical (for Best Director) Come From Away. She has toured with the North American Broadway show A Night With Janis Joplin, playing the roles of Aretha Franklin and Nina Simone.
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Astrid Van Wieren

Broadway Actor/Singer

Astrid plays Beulah and others in COME FROM AWAY on B’way. She originated the role over five years ago at La Jolla Playhouse in California. During her long career in Canada and the U.S, she has played for small and massive audiences.
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Charity Wicks

Conductor, Pianist and Music Director

Charity has conducted many shows on Broadway, including COME FROM AWAY, TOOTSIE, NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, SPRING AWAKENING (original production).
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Caitlin Warbelow

Violinist and Fiddler

Caitlin Warbelow hails from a family of entrepreneurs and bush pilots in Alaska and currently serves as the violinist/fiddler in the original Broadway cast of the Tony Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated musical, COME FROM AWAY.
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About the #musicianlife Series

Education is an important component of our mission, an investment in our community, our children, and our future. We know that fostering student musicians today will secure concerts later. Our community survey determined that serving students was the outreach program that our community valued most.  When we had to cancel the rest of the FCA 2019-2020 season – and with it, outreach to local students  – we began thinking about what we might do to mitigate the lost outreach, and support music teachers suddenly having to create content for online consumption in a field that begs for human interaction.

About the same time, our friends Caitlin Warbelow and Chris Ranney started TUNE.SUPPLY as a great conduit to pay artists for their work.

Conversation with some local music teachers produced a clear idea of what would be helpful to them: A series of short segments by diverse artists on such topics as creative listening, insight on being a professional musician, playing with intent and feeling, home practice methods,  individuals talking about their specific instruments, etc.

We launched a successful GoFundMe campaign, receiving 46 donations, mostly from the local community but also from New York, Wisconsin, New Mexico, and Anchorage.

Because these videos were paid for with this campaign we are pleased to make them available free to whoever would like to use them. And we now recognize that includes private music teachers and parents turned homeschooler for the first time.

100% of the money raised went directly to professional musicians, now, suddenly unable to perform live.

We’d like to thank these generous donors to our arts education video project:

Pamela Adams, Anonymous, Ann Beardsley, Anne Biberman, Nicole Bonfoey, Doug Braddock , Neal Brown, Jared Caiazza, Gail Davidson, Ann Dowdy, Nicole Eiseman, Jane Kauvar, Paul Krejci, Jim & Barb Hameister, Anne Ruggles & Don Hampton, Monte Jordan, Brad Keithley, Marin Kuizenga, Brendan & Nettie LaBelle-Hamer, Teresa Lantz, Cheryl Petersen, Mike Powers, Cecilia Manriquez, John Manriquez, Sarah Manriquez, Erin Morotti, Marie Reid, Angela Schmidt, Marlys Schneider, Caitlin Warbelow, Tammy Webb, Cynthia Wentworth, Josefina Wooding, Robert Yelk

Thanks to FNSB teachers Bobb Lockwood, Gwen Brazier, and TJ Hovest, for their insight, and to Caitlin Warbelow and Chris Ranney, and all the artists involved, for creating something we are proud of. 

To support their work or order your own tunes, please go to  https://tune.supply/