Category Archives: Interviews

Teaching Artist: An Interview with Malcolm W. Rowell, Jr.


Malcolm W. Rowell, Jr. is a conductor and music educator. He is a Director of Bands and Professor of Music Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and served as the principal conductor of the University Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band from 1980-2003. Under his baton the wind ensemble released four CD’s: The Wind Music of David Maslanka (1991), Symphonic & Wind Music of Charles Bestor (1994), Tears (1996) and Wind Currents (2001).

Malcolm was kind enough to sit down with me to talk about his life and career. Our interview was recorded live, then transcribed and edited for readability. Continue reading

The Animator’s Hand: An Interview with Aaron Long

Aaron Long has worked as a director, animator, character designer, and storyboarder on shows such as Bojack Horseman, Greatest Party Story Ever, and Triptank. I became interested in Aaron’s work through watching his original project Sublo & Tangy Mustard, an online series featuring two street mascots for a sub sandwich shop.

You can watch Sublo & Tangy Mustard for free via YouTube and Newgrounds. For more information about Aaron Long visit

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Interview with Roger Ellman

star-forming cloud NGC 281

NASA Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer observed the star-forming cloud NGC 281 in the constellation of Cassiopeia as it appears to be chomping through the cosmos, earning it the nickname the Pacman nebula. From

Roger Ellman is a composer, as well as a poet, cosmologist, physicist, philosopher, and sculptor. For information about his work, visit

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