Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a neuroscientist and neuroanatomist concentrating on the postmortem examination of the cerebral cortex. For seven years she researched brain activity at Harvard Medical School. While in her late 30s, Taylor suffered from a rare form of stroke, which caused her to loose basic motor functioning skills.
A native of Bloomington, lead guitarist Jason Wilber has gone on tour with artists such as Carrie Newcomer, Todd Snider, Hal Ketchum, Kim Fox, Greg Trooper, Tim Grimm, and Iris DeMent. For more than ten years, Wilber has played lead guitar for John Prine and toured all throughout Europe and the United States.
The Saint Louis Brass Quintet is one of America's oldest standing brass quintets. It was formed in the early 1960s. The quintet is made up of horn player Thomas Bacon, tuba player Daniel Perantoni, and trumpet player Ray Sasaki.
As a composer and teacher, Sarah Stevens has taught music to children all over the world. She has been teaching music for the the Monroe County Community School Corporation for almost thirty years and has also been an instructor at the Nadia Boulanger Summer Academy in France.
In this special two-hour interview, Menahem Pressler discusses his career as piano soloist and teacher before he co-founded the Beaux Arts Trio. He touches on many other aspects of his life, including his early days in Germany, his method of teaching students, and how he began teaching at IU. He spoke with long-time friend Peter Jacobi.
After graduating from Indiana University in 1954, Bob Shanks became a TV producer and writer. In his long career at ABC, Shanks was awarded with two Emmys. As an executive at ABC, he created and produced "Good Morning America" and "20/20".
Patrick O'Meara is one of the county's leading experts on international relations in Southern Africa. He has even testified before the U.S. House of Foreign Relations Committee. O'Meara is currently the Dean for International Programs at Indiana University.
Sol Gordon is a Professor of Child and Family Studies at Syracuse University. He is also founder of the Institute for Family Research and Education. Mr. Gordon has written many books on family and child rearing.
After 32 years as a volunteer paratrooper, Alasdair Hutton became a member of the Queen's Bodyguard for Scotland, his native country. He also worked as a radio journalist in Australia and as a print journalist in Melbourne.
Claude Baker is currently the Chair of the Department of Composition at the IU School of Music. He has composed for a variety of orchestras all across the country and his music has been played by symphonies all over the world.
Michael Steinberg is a musicologist, teacher, music coach, narrator, and was a music critic for the <em>Boston Glove</em> for twelve years. He is currently the program annotator for the San Francisco Symphony and the New York Philharmonic.