Anthony Plog on Music

Conversations with performers, composers, and entrepreneurs

Please join me in conversations with some of the most fascinating and accomplished musicians of our time, including performers, composers, and entrepreneurs. How do these artists reach and stay at the top of their game? What are their work habits, and how do they approach music? With each guest, we explore what makes them great and what we can learn from each of them.

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Eddie Ludema is Assistant Professor of Trumpet, Music Theory and Music Tech at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. While he's not working on his etudes and helping his students understand just how cool an enharmonic German augmented sixth as a dominant pivot chord can be, he enjoys working with Tony on his podcast (and really wishes we could include more outtakes!)

Previous Public Episodes

Leonard Slatkin: The Multifaceted Maestro and His Legacy in Music, Literature, and LifeJul 5, 2024
John Rubinstein: Scoring for Movies and TV to Winning a Tony: A Journey Through Music, Acting, and Hollywood's Golden AgeJun 22, 2024
Elias David Moncado: International Award-Winning Violist, hailed as 'one of the biggest talents of his generation'Jun 9, 2024
Frederica von Stade: The world-class opera singer, recitalist, concert artist, and philanthropist: Sing from the heart!May 25, 2024
Micah Killion: Performer, Researcher, Educator, Arts Administrator, and Former Air Force Band Trumpeter: On Efficient Practice and LearningMay 13, 2024
Miguel Harth-Bedoya: Emmy Award Winning Conductor, Music Director Laureate of the Fort Worth Symphony and Director of Orchestral Studies at Baylor UniversityMay 3, 2024
Kevin Mayse: Trumpet Instructor, Ensembles Director, and Department Chair of the exciting program at Riverside City CollegeApr 12, 2024
Jon Armstrong: The Highly-Creative and Innovative Jazz Saxophonist, former LA Freelancer, Bandleader, Composer and current Professor of Jazz Studies and Commercial Music at Idaho State UniversityMar 29, 2024
Matilda Lloyd: The International Trumpet Soloist, Philanthropist and Podcast Host!Mar 15, 2024
Lynn Larsen: Personnel and Orchestra Manager of the Boston Symphony OrchestraMar 1, 2024
Richard Antoine White: RAW Tuba! The highly inspirational Professor of Tuba at The University of New Mexico, Principal Tubist of the New Mexico Philharmonic and Santa Fe Symphony, and author. Listen in to his incredible story!Feb 16, 2024
Katharina Kegler: The Versatile Piano Pedagogue and Dozentin at the Freiburg Hochschule für MusikFeb 2, 2024
David Bilger: Former Principal of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Trumpet Professor at Northwestern University and the Curtis Institute of MusicJan 19, 2024
Andreas Neubronner: The multi-Grammy Award winning recording producer of the San Francisco, London, Vienna (and more!) SymphoniesJan 5, 2024
Nick Norton: The inspirational, huge-hearted former Principal Trumpet of the Utah SymphonyDec 23, 2023
Bill Williams: International Trumpeter, Former Dean of the New World Symphony, and Optimal Performance Coach!Dec 11, 2023
Chad Goodman: The wave-making, entrepreneurial, and successful conductor, educator and author (and trumpet player!)Oct 13, 2023
Oct 20, 2023
William Leathers and Carlos Jiménez Fernández: Principal Trumpet of the Nashville Symphony and Principal Trombone of the New York City Ballet, both recent graduates and friends from JuilliardSep 29, 2023
Oct 6, 2023
Amy Sanchez: The highly diverse full-time LA freelancer and educator whose sound you've heard in your favorite movies!Sep 15, 2023
Sep 22, 2023
Aaron Williamon and Jason Evans: Cutting edge research in the performance psychology at the Royal College of Music in LondonSep 1, 2023
Sep 8, 2023
Daniel Spreadbury: Blending Music, Literature, and Tech into a Fast Paced Career in Notation Software DevelopmentJul 31, 2023
Aug 11, 2023
Seraph Brass: The Powerful and Elegant World-Renowned Brass EnsembleJun 27, 2023
Jul 7, 2023
Jörg Widmann, World Recognized Composer, Clarinetist, and ConductorMay 30, 2023
Jun 14, 2023
Anne Midgette, Former Music Critic and Reviewer for the Washington Post & New York TimesMay 6, 2023
May 21, 2023
Jock Ellis, America's Jazz/Rock/Classical Trombonist - and Voice Over Expert!Apr 10, 2023
Apr 16, 2023
Carol Jantsch, Soloist Extraordinaire and Principal Orchestral Tubist of the Philadelphia Orchestra.Mar 16, 2023
Apr 16, 2023
Mari Tyvand & Mal Layne, Two inspiring young musicians tackling challenges and achieving their dreams!Feb 17, 2023
Mar 4, 2023
Gábor Tarkövi, One of the most revered trumpet players and pedagogues of his generation.Jan 25, 2023
Feb 5, 2023
Gene Pokorny, The Legendary Orchestral Tubist of the Chicago Symphony OrchestraDec 5, 2022
Dec 22, 2022
Morten Lauridsen, American Composer, Educator and National Medal of Arts RecipientNov 19, 2022
Nov 24, 2022
Ludwig Holtmeier, Music Theorist, Piano Player, and Rector of the Freiburg Hochshule für MusikNov 3, 2022
Nov 13, 2022
Rex Richardson, "Genre-Busting" International Trumpet Virtuoso Solo Artist, Educator and PedagogueOct 15, 2022
Oct 24, 2022
Yolanda Kondonassis, One of the World's Celebrated and Preeminent Harp Soloists and EducatorsSep 22, 2022
Oct 4, 2022
John Rommel, American Classical Trumpet Player and Professor of Trumpet at the Indiana University Jacobs School of MusicSep 2, 2022
Sep 12, 2022
Thomas Heyer, International Tenor and Professor of Voice at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am MainJul 23, 2022
Aug 3, 2022
Bruno Lourensetto & Camila Barrientos, Founders of Música para Respirar, a charitable 24/7 online concert serviceJun 24, 2022
Jul 5, 2022
Jake Heggie, "U.S. opera's most successful composer" - Opera NewsJun 1, 2022
Jun 7, 2022
Ingrid Jensen, 2019 Recipient of the Jazz Journalists Trumpeter-of-the-Year AwardMay 16, 2022
May 23, 2022
Hamido Fujita, Ground-Breaking AI Researcher - The Future of AI and MusicApr 20, 2022
Apr 28, 2022
Larry Zalkind, Trombonist, Professor at the Eastman School of Music, and his fight against dystoniaMar 29, 2022
Apr 6, 2022
Elena Cheah, Cellist, Professor at the Freiburg Musikhochschule and author of "An Orchestra Beyond Borders"Mar 12, 2022
Mar 23, 2022
Dan Perantoni discussing tuba, performing and teachingMar 2, 2022
Mar 6, 2022
David Newman discusses the new West Side Story movieFeb 10, 2022
Feb 18, 2022
Pasi Pirinen and Valtteri Malmivirta, Trumpet and Trombone of the Helsinki Philharmonic and Professors at the Sibelius AcademyJan 30, 2022
Feb 4, 2022
Dan Bowling, Head of Musical Theatre at the Royal Academy of MusicJan 14, 2022
Jan 24, 2021
Madeline Adkins, Concertmaster of the Utah Symphony and International Violin SoloistDec 28, 2021
Jan 7, 2022
Kevin Day, A leading young voice in the world of music compositionNov 12, 2021
Nov 20, 2021
Gail Williams, Internationally recognized hornist and brass pedagogueOct 19, 2021
Oct 30, 2021
Rob Roy McGregor, Founder of Balquhidder Music and Former Trumpet with the L.A. PhilharmonicSep 18, 2021
Sep 27, 2021
Kim Carballo, Director of Reimagining Opera for Kids, Pedagogue and Collaborative artistSep 1, 2021
Sep 5, 2021
David Collins and Sarah Sew, Founders of Dublin Brass WeekAug 8, 2021
Aug 21, 2021
Allen Vizzutti, Virtuoso Trumpet Performer, Composer and TeacherJul 18, 2021
Jul 28, 2021
Marcus Hummon, Songwriter, composer, singer, playwright and authorJul 2, 2021
Jul 14, 2021
David Kuehn, Music Administrator and Former TubistJun 14, 2021
Jun 21, 2021
Mark Gould, Trumpeter and ConductorMay 28, 2021
Jun 7, 2021
Justin Bland, Baroque and Modern Trumpet (and more!)May 14, 2021
May 21, 2021
Jan Swafford, Author and BiographerApr 23, 2021
May 2, 2021
Håkan Hardenberger, International Trumpet SoloistApr 10, 2021
Apr 17, 2021
Roger Bobo, The World"s Innovative TubistMar 26, 2021
Apr 2, 2021
Chris Martin and Joe Alessi, NY Phil Principal Trumpet and TromboneMar 5, 2021
Mar 19, 2021
Mark David, Brass Bands and Extreme SportsFeb 19, 2021
Feb 26, 2021
Jon Lewis and Bill Booth, Top Call Hollywood Film Recording BrassFeb 6, 2021
Feb 12, 2021
David Krehbiel, Chicago, Detroit and San Francisco Symphony HornJan 22, 2021
Jan 30, 2021
Ray Mase and Allan Dean, Trumpet and Brass LegendsJan 8, 2021
Jan 15, 2021
David Newman, Hollywood Film Composer and ConductorDec 18, 2020
Dec 28, 2020
Wiff Rudd, Dallas Brass, Rhythm and Brass, and Trumpet Pedagogue Extraordinaire!Dec 4, 2020
Dec 11, 2020
Abbie Conant, Former Munich Philharmonic Principal Trombone, Professor of Trombone at Trossingen, GermanyNov 20, 2020
Nov 27, 2020
Michael Sachs, Principal Trumpet of the Cleveland OrchestraNov 3, 2020
Nov 10, 2020