For me, ideas to create a podcast came from those moments after a either attending or giving a conference session where I thought about several ideas: a) I would like to share thoughts and ideas that emerged with others, b) I wish we could encapsulate what it is I heard or said and refer back to in order to, c) see letter A.
My view of the podcast is part conversation, a form of scholarship, at the same time, it is a live venue to unpack observations and share stories. For example, I hadn’t read much John Steinbeck until I picked up Travels with Charley, his non-fictional (for the most part) travelogue about observations with several stories along the way and disseminating for readers his perceptions about race relations, the environment, and the “homogeneity of America” at the forefront of the Civil Rights movement.
Suffice to say, in the next column I’ve listed several podcasts that are influential on my work and serve as a source of creativity and possibilities in the afternoon walks with my dog Isabelle.
Da capo became a blend of professional development through an exchange of ideas with my partner Stephen Keys and guests to the show. Stephen and I kept running into each other out on the conference circuit in the spring of 2019, and thought, instead of limiting our conversations to each other out on the road, let’s invite others into our musings and perspectives around music technology and pedagogy. The show notes are published as Google docs and are organized at a simple website I made by clicking on the logo.
My intention for this next podcast will lean more toward philosophical aspects of music education, particularly dealing with ideas I’m exploring through the process of researching and writing my dissertation as a doctoral student. The format is straightforward: I will invite scholars in music education to join me for a conversation!