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Learn from Leading Industry Professionals!

The Appell Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present the Appell Center Master Series: Interviews with Leading Industry Professionals in Music, Theatre, and Dance. Spearheaded by our education department, join us every Friday through August 2020, for a brand-new interview with a Performing Arts professional! Our Master Series is perfect for anyone interested in pursuing a career in the arts! Episodes will be posted on our YouTube and Facebook pages each Friday

Director of Education Gregory Lauer brings you Behind the Scenes: Careers in the Arts, which focuses on a variety of careers in the arts ranging from tenured educators to longtime performers and conductors.

Listen to the interview with Ginger Turner, a Conn-Selmer Educational Artist with a 27-year tenure performing with The United States Army Field Band here.

Listen to the interview with Col. Timothy Holtan is a former Leader and Commander of The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own", First Officer to command all three of the Army's premier bands here.


Performing Arts Teacher Tom Ryan is behind Bottled Up: The Art of Tapping In. Interviews with artists, curators, and administrators at the top of their fields.

Listen to the interview with Cary Burkett, Producer for the WITF Arts and Culture Desk and serves as a back-up host of All Things Considered and Morning Edition here.

Listen to the interview with Tami Swartz, the Executive Director & Artistic Director of the Harrisburg Opera Association here.


Dance Teacher Shianne Williams-Brown hosts Relevé: How Dancers Rose to the Top, showcasing the life and stories of dancers with focuses ranging from ballet to contemporary.

Listen to the interview with Constance Dinapoli, who has toured with the Paul Taylor Dance Company, is a Dance Instructor at UMD, and Coordinator of Contemporary Dance at Peabody Prep, here.

Listen to the interview with Unissa Cruse, who has toured with such musicals as West Side Story, Mary Poppins, Hairspray LIVE. She has choreographed for multiple dance organizations in the DMV, here.

Behind the Scenes: Careers in the Arts Bottled Up: The Art of Tapping In Relevé: How Dancers Rose to the Top

Green Room Gossip: An Appell Center Podcast

If you are enjoying our Master Series, check out our in-house podcast, Green Room Gossip: Offbeat Interviews at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts!

Our interviews are casual, clean, and much like a conversation amongst friends, with questions you won't get elsewhere. Hard-hitting topics like superhero powers, desert island jams, guilty pleasures, and more!

Binge all our episodes out now including interviews with: Paula Poundstone, The Lone Bellow, Darlingside, The Wood Brothers, Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood, America's Got Talent Winner Preacher Lawson, Stephen Kellogg, Tyrone Wells, Black Violin, Yonder Mountain String Band, Terry Fator, JJ Grey & Mofro, The Second City, and many more!

Green Room Gossip is available on ALL podcast platforms.

Listen to Green Room Gossip