About Me


I’m your host, Erika Block.  I am the clarinet professor at Western Washington University in Bellingham WA and a founding member of the Fifth Inversion wind quintet. As a student I had the pleasure of studying with amazing clarinetists such as Gregory Raden, Thomas Martin, and Ricardo Morales.  This eclectic tutelage led me to become passionate about our musical history.  I continue to be fascinated by the generations that preceded us and the unique stories they bring. To continue to grow as a community we must stay connected with those memories and preserve them for future generations.

I hope you enjoy these conversations, they have been an joy to create.