Classical Interviews – Michael Slon

“The experience of making music together and hearing music together contributes invisibly to the health of our culture. And we’re missing that force in current life right now.”

So says UVA professor Michael Slon, about the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic for musicians and audiences.

Active as a conductor of choral, orchestral, and operatic repertoire, Michael Slon is Director of Choral Music and associate professor at the University of Virginia, where he leads the University Singers and UVA Chamber Singers. He also serves as Music Director of the Oratorio Society of Virginia.

He recently spoke with WTJU about U Singers, the challenges of performing during COVID, the 50th anniversary of the Oratorio Society, and more.

These interviews air as part of WTJU’s Classical Sunrise, weekday mornings from 7-9am.

Personal history

U Singers

Oratorio Society intro

Effects of COVID-19

Oratorio Society 50th Anniversary

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