I’ve always wished that everyone could have a lesson with my teacher, Margaret Saunders Ott. Her students left her home with a powerful sense that somehow, in that 45 minutes, the world had become a better place. Margie May, as all her friends call her…Mrs. Ott as all her students call her…has been very active in the Music Teachers National Association, or MTNA…the largest music teachers’ organization in the country.
Of the West
David Duncan – novelist, essayist
David James Duncan is a father, a fly fisher, a practitioner of what he calls “direct, small-scale compassion/activism,” and the author of the novels The River Why and The Brothers K, the story collection River […]
Adrian Arleo – Ceramic Sculptor
For nearly two decades figurative artist Adrian Arleo has created haunting ceramic sculptures combining human and animal imagery suggesting mythologies of transformation.
Mark Gordon — legacy of the land
Rancher Mark Gordon takes stewardship of the land very seriously. Integrating time honored ranching practices and modern innovative techniques, he is ensuring a legacy that will last generations.
Paul Zarzyski – Poet Lyricist
We’re proud to introduce the very first Of The West episodes, featuring poet and ex-bareback bronc rider Paul Zarzyski.
About the show
Of the West is a radio program hosted by composer/pianist Philip Aaberg, focusing on regionalism and creativity. How do one’s surroundings affect the creative process and output? Certainly the high plains of Montana resonate through […]
About Philip Aaberg
Composer Philip Aaberg writes music that connects a global audience to the sweeping landscape of the West. By translating Montana’s farms, ranches, and native cultures into musical concepts, he’s forged a unique keyboard style that […]