A New Year – A New Vlog

If you had a chance to follow our team of On Campus video bloggers (vloggers for short) this past year, you know how interesting their stories have been.  12 young musicians throughout the country recorded a short video entry every two weeks for an entire year, chronicling their life and career as a young musician.  Many of the vloggers recorded videos during their breaks at rehearsals, outside a concert hall, in the orchestra pit, in the recording studio, and more! They described the triumphs and struggles of being a early-career musician, and in the process, provided insight for their peers. It is fascinating to watch the many diverse paths that these individuals are pursuing within music.  We offer this first-ever group of Polyphonic On Campus video bloggers our sincere thanks for sharing their stories and lives with us; they will undoubtedly provide inspiration and education for many others.

Today, a new team of 11 vloggers from around the country begin their year of video blogs.  This year’s group is just as dynamic, diverse, and energetic as last year’s team, and I’m greatly looking forward to watching each one of their stories unfold.  All 11 vloggers have posted an introductory video about who they are, where they are, and how they got there.  It is truly fascinating stuff – see for yourself here.

About the author

Stephen Danyew
Stephen Danyew

Steve Danyew is a composer, saxophonist, teacher, and arts administrator based in Rochester, NY. Danyew composes works for chamber ensembles, large instrumental ensembles, choirs and more, and currently serves as Managing Editor of Polyphonic.org. His music has been hailed as “startlingly beautiful” and “undeniably well crafted and communicative” by the Miami Herald, and has been praised as possessing “sensitivity, skill and tremendous sophistication” by the Kansas City Independent. Steve received a B.M. cum laude, Pi Kappa Lambda from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami and holds an M.M. in Composition and Certificate in Arts Leadership from the Eastman School of Music.

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