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Music for Life

Music for Life is a music-appreciation and music-history based program that explores the purpose and value of music to humanity’s enrichment. Hosted by Ryan Malone, it features interviews with artists performing at the Armstrong Auditorium sponsored by the Armstrong International Cultural Foundation.


In this episode, we explore the brass instruments of the orchestra and how they have been used throughout music history. Interview with Dr. Karl Sievers, principal trumpet with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and professor at University of Oklahoma.

In this episode, we explore the impact folk music has had on composers throughout music history. Interview with Kyle Dillingham and Peter Markes of the internationally acclaimed folk band, Horseshoe Road.

In this episode, we explore the impact folk music has had on composers throughout music history. Interview with Kyle Dillingham and Peter Markes of the internationally acclaimed folk band, Horseshoe Road.

In this episode, we will explore the impact language and poetry have had on music history. Interview with soprano and educator Paula Malone.

In this episode, we will explore the impact language and poetry have had on music history. Interview with soprano and educator Paula Malone.

In this episode, we explore the charming, comical, athletic and always colorful woodwind instruments of the orchestra — whose sound is produced through a reed mouthpiece. Interview with oboist, expert reed maker and veteran band teacher David Price.

In this episode, we explore the charming, comical, athletic and always colorful woodwind instruments of the orchestra — whose sound is produced through a reed mouthpiece. Interview with oboist, expert reed maker and veteran band teacher David Price.

In this episode, we explore compositions that were intended to serve as a teaching tool. Interview with pianist and educator Mark Jenkins who discusses what’s so educational about playing Bach, and an essay from 17-year-old piano student about what her lessons have taught her about life.

In this episode, we explore compositions that were intended to serve as a teaching tool. Interview with pianist and educator Mark Jenkins who discusses what’s so educational about playing Bach, and an essay from 17-year-old piano student about what her lessons have taught her about life.

In this episode, we explore one of music’s most commonly used instruments: the solo voice. Interview with Soprano Paula Malone.