Brendan Slocumb was born in Yuba City, California, and was raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He was the concertmaster for the University Symphony Orchestra at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and served as the principal violist. He has performed with numerous small chamber ensembles and in the BESK string quartet. For the past twenty-three years, he has been a public and private school music educator, and is a Nobel Educator of Distinction. He also serves as an educational consultant for the Kennedy Center an as the concertmaster for the NOVA-Annandale Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, Brenda hosts his own podcast called How Music Can Save Your Life. Finally, Brendan’s debut novel, The Violin Conspiracy, will be released on February 1, 2022.
How Music Can Save Your Life
In this episode of The Deckle Edge podcast, we discuss Brendan’s background and how music saved his life and, of course, we discuss his debut novel. Brendan in an engaging conversationalist and a skilled novelist. I enjoyed the discussion as well as The Violin Conspiracy. I think you will too.
Other books mentioned in this episode:
- Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel by Anthony Doerr
- A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance by Hanif Abdurraquib
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