Every Sunday night, 8 - 10 EST.
On air on Classical WSMR 89.1 FM and 103.9 FM.
Streaming at wsmr.org.
Launched September 8, 2019, Modern Notebook is a weekly radio program hosted by Tyler Kline highlighting concert music composed since 1945, with a special focus on music by living composers.
Each week, Tyler covers a spectrum of styles and a wide variety of works, including chamber music, orchestral music, electroacoustic music, and more.
Modern Notebook is a program produced by Classical WSMR, a 24/7 classical music station that is part of WUSF Public Media, which serves the Tampa Bay and Sarasota, FL communities and beyond.
Submit Your Work for Consideration
Have a recording you'd like Tyler to check out? Fill out the form below!
I am always on the hunt for new music to feature on Modern Notebook; if you'd like to send something to me for consideration, whether you are a composer, performer, ensemble, or label, please read the guidelines and fill out the form below.
This is a rolling submission, so feel free to submit or reach out to me at any time. I am mostly a one-person team, producing, programming, and hosting this show, so it may take some time for to listen to your music. I also schedule my show approximately one month in advance. Please keep this in mind when submitting, as I may not be able to connect with you about your music right away.
Select Interviews and Special Broadcasts
New-Music Consortium at USF Interview
Originally aired November 1, 2020
Josh Mallard and Jamie Koller are both composers at the University of South Florida and both are part of the New-Music Consortium at USF: Josh is president of the student-led organization, and Jamie is the Public Relations representative. Earlier this year, the USF New Music Consortium was set to host their fourth bi-annual New Music Festival on the USF campus, welcoming 36 composers from all over the world to participate.
That in-person festival was postponed, and now the Consortium is set to present a virtual version of the festival over the course of the next six months or so, and will present the work of the selected composers. The first virtual event is this coming Saturday, November 7th.
Interview with Eunmi Ko
Originally aired June 2020
Dr. Eunmi Ko is a champion of contemporary music, and is currently a member of the piano faculty at the University of South Florida where she also serves as co-advisor of the New-Music Consortium at USF. She is also co-founder and co-director of the group Strings & Hammers, and artistic director of the annual new music festival Dot The Line, which takes place in Korea.
Eunmi has just released a brand new album of solo piano music titled Unus Mundus: Tributes to Isang Yun. And just a disclosure, Eunmi is a close collaborator and friend of mine, and I served as the audio engineer for this album.
Special Episode: Artists in the Pandemic 1
Originally aired April 12, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the livelihoods of musicians and other artists with event cancellations and more. This week on Modern Notebook, Tyler Kline presents a special edition of the show sharing 23 pieces by living composers and performers, with ways that you can support their work directly – as well as ways you can support artists in general – during this time.