Devin Moore is currently a junior at Juilliard majoring in viola performance, but before Julliard, Devin was a member of Symphonette, YPO, YC2, PYSO, and more; and served as principal viola for PYSO during his senior year. Devin was this week’s guest for YC2’s Wednesday Master Class where he spoke to PYSO, YC2 and TRYPO members about his path from high school to Julliard, and how he continues to create music with others while in quarantine.
Devin returned to Pittsburgh from New York a month ago, and tested positive for COVID-19. Fortunately, he is feeling much better and plans to try and help with the current crisis by working with the Health Department and donating his plasma and antibodies for research. While home, Devin and his chamber group from school developed a method to playing together, even from a distance.
Devin provided an in depth explanation of his six step process he’s been using to create chamber music while in isolation; Communication, score analysis, practice, recording, editing, and publishing. He explained how he uses his phone to record, and various software and programs to combine his quartet memebers recordings into one cohesive piece.
When isolation due to the COVID-19 crisis started, Devin said he did not want to wait until after quarantine to play music with others, and added “It’s a responsibility of us as artists to try and positively influence our communities in any way that we can, and that’s not necessarily bound by the fact that we have to be in our houses”.