John Schaefer

John Schaefer appears in the following:

Soundcheck on Leonard's 25th Anniversary at WNYC

Friday, March 05, 2010

John Schaefer and the staff of Soundcheck, congratulate Leonard on his 25 years at WNYC. Find out more about Leonard's 25th anniversary here.


Oscar’s Music Awards

Friday, March 05, 2010

Who do you think should win and who will win the Best Original Score award? Soundcheck needs to know.


Cell Phone Etiquette

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Has a ringing cell phone or PDA affected a concert you’ve been at, or a play or other live event? Tell Soundcheck.

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Music? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Music!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

What do you think of the decision to drop live music from the Oscar telecast? Tell Soundcheck.


“I Can Hear It Coming In the Air Tonight”

Monday, March 01, 2010

What’s your experience with air traffic noise been? Soundcheck's giving you the chance to sound off.

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The Long and Winding Abbey Road

Friday, February 26, 2010

Music people were upset last week when EMI, the music giant that owns the famed Abbey Road Studios in London, began floating the idea of selling the studios. After all, the Beatles made music, and music history, and one of the most famous album covers of all time, at Abbey Road – and they were just one moment in an almost 80-year history that began with the London Symphony Orchestra and continued right up to Radiohead in the past decade.

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Don't Ask. Don't Tell. Don't Even Think About It.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The case of the gospel singer Tonex, whose career has crumbled since he revealed he was gay, sounds like something that happened decades ago, not something going on now.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Does the music industry (and therefore, we music fans) lose something when there aren’t the old-fashioned talent scouts anymore?

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Why Instrument Theft Hurts So Much

Monday, February 22, 2010

Hey musicians: Have you had an experience with stolen instruments or musical gear? Tell Soundcheck about it.

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All of the Good Ones are Taken

Friday, February 19, 2010

So apparently it’s become almost impossible to find a name for your new band, given all the other new bands out there.

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Where Scooby Doo Really Came From

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Do you have a favorite or perhaps unexpected example of scat singing? Probably not. But if you do, tell Soundcheck here.


Classical Music and the Olympics

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

What do you think of the music in the Winter Olympics figure skating competition? Tell Soundcheck!

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Dating Musicians

Friday, February 12, 2010

Are you a musician, or have you dated one? Is it different? Share your war stories with Soundcheck.

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Animals in Music: Why Don’t They Do it in the Road?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

There’s plenty of music about animals, much of it classier than the Beatles song referred to above.  But when it comes to music with animals, that’s where trouble starts.

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Give The Drummer Some!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Soundcheck wants to know: Do you prefer drummers who stand out or drummers who work their magic in the background?

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“I Vant To Be Alone”

Monday, February 08, 2010

Soundcheck wants to know: How do we reconcile fame, celebrity, and the natural interest of the crowd with an individual’s right to privacy? Your guess is as good as ours.


The Art of Rehabilitation

Friday, February 05, 2010

Soundcheck wants to know what you think of arts programs in prisons? Yes, there are art programs in prisons.


Melismatic Misery

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Do you have a favorite example of melismas being used - for good or evil? Tell Soundcheck.

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The Next Musical Frontier?

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Soundcheck is talking about video game music, and they want to know your opinion on the matter. Are game scores “serious” music?

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Superbowl Smackdown!

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Soundcheck wants to know what you think of the Super Bowl halftime shows in recent years? Getting better with age or just getting old?