Polyphonic Voices archive

Charlie Schultz - Atlanta Recorder Society President

Volume 4 No. 1, October 2022

Charlie only recently because active in the Atlanta early music scene.  His skills as an organizer and leader were easy to spot, though, so he soon became both President of the Atlanta Chapter of the American Recorder Society, as well as the Workshop Director for the Midwinter Workshop sponsored by the Atlanta Early Music Alliance and the Atlanta Recorder Society.  This interview reveals that Charlie is actually a lifelong musician with a rich past in playing and building instruments.

Gregory Hamilton—harpsichord, theorbo, composer, & conductor

Volume 3 No. 2

Middle Georgia's new gem, Gregory Hamilton, has already been hard at work invigorating the early music scene after moving to Macon from Texas.  I sat down with Gregory one evening after a long day of Atlanta Baroque Orchestra rehearsals and learned more about his musical life.  It's apparent we'll see much more of Gregory!

Kevin Kelly - conductor

Volume 3 No. 1, January 2022

Kevin Kelly keeps early music alive in Athens, Georgia, through the Athens Chamber Singers and the Athens Recorder Ensemble.  In this interview, Kevin shares his thoughts about making music from the standpoint of a conductor, arranger, and performer.  Enjoy this introspective look at early music from someone who creates much of the early music where he lives!

The Reel Sisters - folk music duo

Kelly Brzowowski & Rosalind Buda

Volume 2 No. 3, July 2021

Though not the most conventional of combinations, harpist Kelly Brzozowski and piper Rosalind Buda come together to form a duo with instant appeal.  Experience their chemistry in this interview from within Kelly's home where we get a tour of harps as well as demonstrations of small pipes and pennywhistles from Rosalind.

Martha Bishop - viola da gamba and composer

Volume 2 No. 2, April 2021

Martha Bishop was one of the leading figures in the viola da gamba world as interest in the instrument grew in the US during the 20th century.  After a successful career performing and teaching, Martha has settled into a comfortable role composing, with much of her work new music for old instruments.

John Hillenbrand – The Goliards of Savannah

Volume 2 No. 1, October 2020

John Hillenbrand, a visual artist by trade, brings Medieval and early Renaissance music to life through his ensemble Goliards of Savannah.  In this interview, John shares with us the story of how he fell in love with the music and how he continues to recreate the sounds of music from centuries ago.

Jeanne Johnson – Baroque violin

Volume 1 No. 2, July 2020

Baroque violinist Jeanne Johnson shares a little of her life with us as she talks about growing up around great music and the powerful effect music has on the soul.

Wanda Yang Temko - soprano

Volume 1 No. 1, April 2020

Wanda Yang Temko's family located to Northeast Atlanta before Wanda could even speak English.  Hear about her musical journey and her thoughts about the effect Covid-19 has had on the music world.