MoMM@Home: Dr. Carleen Hutchins and The Hutchins Consort with Joe McNalley

Air Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 @ 2:00 PM (Pacific)


Who was luthier Dr. Carleen Hutchins? What did her scaled instruments and research tell us about the violin family? Join the Museum and special guest Joe McNalley for a look at her unprecedented experiments that opened a world of new possibilities for violin makers.

Featured Guest

Joe McNalley

Joe McNalley

Joe McNalley began bass violin studies at the age of eleven, and started writing orchestral music in his early teens. Formal training with Edwin Barker, Ran Blake, Miroslav Vitous and Hankus Netsky at the New England Conservatory of Music was followed by advanced studies with Bertram Turezky at U.C. San Diego. Mr. McNalley has played with a number of notable musicians in the classical, jazz, and world music realms and has been honored several times for his solo and ensemble playing. He has performed with George Russell, Vinnie Golia, Jimmy and Jeanie Cheatham’s Sweet Baby Blues Band, Jay McShann, Eddie “Mr. Cleanhead” Vinson, Thad Jones, and other notables of Jazz and Blues.  As the founder of the Hutchins Consort, he has written over 220 arrangements and original compositions for the Hutchins Violins.