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.