Blaire is the Co-Founder and Engineer of the bi-monthly chamber music podcast, Soundweavers, established in summer 2020. Joining forces with Eastman alumni Dr. Adam Paul Cordle and Dr. Rosanna Moore, they explore the triumphs and tribulations of the chamber music community through conversations with emerging and established performers, composers, and educators. Through dialogue with guest artists and ensembles, we delve into what it means to present contemporary and traditional classical, jazz, and folk music in today’s ever-shifting gig economy. Each episode is composed of three parts - performance, community engagement, and life skills.
Composers and ensembles that have been featured include WindSync, JACK Quartet, Amy Williams, Fifth House Ensemble, Third Coast Percussion, Castle of Our Skins, and more. Their podcast can be found on Spotify, Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and many other platforms.
Inspire. Create. Lead.
May 5, 2020 | S1:E1
Our very first episode focuses on what you can be doing during the COVID-19 pandemic to keep from stagnating, continue developing, and remain hopeful and optimistic. Listen to conversations with Dr. Blaire Koerner and Dr. Eric Laprade as they share tips and resources for dealing with the current situation we all find ourselves in.
We revisit with Dr. Blaire Koerner to talk all things résumé, CV, and cover letter. What makes a good résumé? Do you need a CV? What’s the point of a cover letter? And finally, will putting these things together always be the literal worst, or is there an easier way? Blaire answers our questions, assuages our fears, and sets us up for success.
The Many Hats of a Musician, with Dr. Blaire Koerner
December 4, 2019 | 27:48 | S1:E10
Bryce is super excited for the Season 1 finale, because we finally got a musician on the podcast! Dr. Blaire Koerner completed a Bachelor's in Bassoon Performance and Masters in Elementary Education at Hofstra University before moving to Rochester. She went on to get a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Bassoon Performance at Eastman, and now splits her time between advising at both Eastman School of Music and the Greene Center, an adjunct faculty role at Syracuse University, and her own side projects. This season finale is a deep dive into the world of creating music as a profession, so be sure to tune in!
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