ABLE Voices Podcast

Dr. Rhoda Bernard, founding managing director of the Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs, is proud to present the ABLE Voices podcast, featuring disabled artists and arts educators. Each ABLE Voices episode is guest hosted by a disabled artist. Guests on ABLE Voices discuss their experiences navigating their careers, their artistic development, their arts education, and their creative process.

For easy access, we will release episodes regularly on our YouTube channel, as well as via various podcast directories, including Spotify, Amazon Music, and Apple Podcasts.

The ABLE Voices podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Martinez del Campo, BIAESN's operations coordinator. The introduction music was written by Kai Levin and the ending song was written by Sebastian Batista. Levin and Batista are students in the Arts Education Programs at the Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs.

 

Dr. Rhoda Bernard, founder and managing director of the Berklee Institute for Arts Education is proud to present and host our debut episode of the ABLE Voices podcast featuring artists and arts educators with disabilities. We are inviting disabled artists and arts educators to be guests and guest hosts on ABLE Voices. Our first guest is Matt Savage, who will be our guest host in upcoming episodes.

Savage is a pianist, composer, bandleader, and music educator on the autism spectrum who has played professionally since childhood. He has performed and recorded with some of the biggest names in jazz, including Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis, and Chaka Khan. He has recorded more than a dozen albums and teaches at colleges in Boston and New Hampshire.

We are inviting artists with disabilities to be guest hosts for the ABLE Voices podcast. Our first guest podcast host is Matt Savage, a jazz pianist, composer, bandleader, and music educator on the autism spectrum. In Episode 2, Savage will be interviewing Wayne Pearcy, a trumpeter, cornet player, and Berklee alum who has been blind from birth. A professional composer and performer, Pearcy records and performs in both jazz and classical music idioms.

We are inviting artists with disabilities to be guest hosts for the ABLE Voices podcast and our first guest podcast host is Matt Savage, a jazz pianist, composer, bandleader, and music educator on the autism spectrum. For episode 3, Savage will be speaking with Nick Gusman, a singer-songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist on the autism spectrum. Gusman has performed and collaborated with a number of high profile artists including Stephen Stills, Elliot Easton, and Syd Straw.