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"Skip the Repeat" is a podcast hosted by pianist Kai Talim. Through storytelling, we discover how these artists and creatives came to be the people they are today. Enjoy!

Jun 26, 2018

Mei-Ann Chen used to drive a yellow Volkswagen Beetle. Mei-Ann talks to Kai about her fondest memories from her tenure as the former Musical Director of the Portland Youth Philharmonic, growing up in Taiwan in a family of teachers, and the mission of the amazingly diverse Chicago Sinfonietta. She shares the story of her struggle in her late 20s and how everything turned when the opportunity to conduct a youth orchestra came.