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Scene Change

35 EpisodesProduced by National Federation of the Blind Performing Arts DivisionWebsite

So, you're blind. Can you sing? Can you play an instrument? Can you act? Can you dance? Of course you can! Join Lizzy Muhammad-Park and her special guests as they pull back the curtain on their successes and struggles as blind people in the performing arts. Be educated, be challenged, be entertained… read more

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Ep. 34: Breaking the Ice feat. Tony Gebhard

November 16th, 2023


Tony Gebhard breaks barriers every day as a musician, podcaster and producer. But he also joined us from the frigid wilderness of Alaska, so we had to get an ice reference in! Join Lizzy and Shane (yes, we give Shane a …

The Teacher, the Learner, the Talent

October 16th, 2023


Welcome to the third anniversary episode of Scene Change!!! 3 years ago on October 15, we released our first episode and promised that we would bring …

This Ain't Nike, but Just Do It!

September 20th, 2023


On this episode of Scene Change, Lizzy interviews The Performing Arts Division’s newest board member, Kingsley Martin. Here his attitudes on jumping right in to acting, podcasting, and whatever else you may want to do. …

The Return of Precious Perez!

June 15th, 2023


She has been a PAD Board member, a member of our podcast team, a co-founder of RAMPD, and a Latin pop sensation. So, she's done it all, right? Not even close! Since we last featured Precious on the show, she's released …

A Scene Change Recital: Part 2

May 17th, 2023


For part 2 of our series on classical piano, we're rejoined by our panel of 3 accomplished blind pianists as we look into the practical side of performing. How do they learn complex repertoire? How do they make …

A Scene Change Recital: Part 1

April 19th, 2023


This month we begin our two-part interview with 3 talented classical pianists who will share their experience in the conservatory environment, share interesting insights about their diverse backgrounds, offer performing …

From the Archives: Meet our Educators!

March 15th, 2023


We're switching up the format of this month's episode as we share a recording of the membership call that kicked off 2023 in the NFB Performing Arts Division! That call featured a lively discussion with a panel of blind …

Down in the DM's, Up on a Tuesday!

February 14th, 2023


Hang out with our host Lizzy and creative couple Dan and Michelle to learn about their relationship podcast, shared values, and advice for finding and keeping a partner on air and in life. Who knows whom better? What …

Starting Something New

January 16th, 2023


Ready to jump in to a new Performing Arts project? Join our host Lizzy and producer Shane as they give real life examples of how to do so in seven steps (move past anxiety, gain clarity, find resources, assess the cost, …

Getting the Gig: Holiday Edition

December 15th, 2022


our Scene Change host, Lizzy Muhammad-Park, talks with 3 seasoned performers about confidence building, putting a price on talent, future …

November with Noe

November 17th, 2022


It's November. It's cold. It's dreary. It's gross. It's that weird time between the enjoyable part of fall and the holiday season. What genre of …

PAD Profiles: Meet Your Performing Arts Division Board

October 15th, 2022


What do pizza, toilet paper rolls and the NFB Performing Arts Division have in common? They all join with many other topics to make for what might be …

Fabulous (Blind) Fashion

July 16th, 2022


Welcome to our July episode, and thanks to everyone who attended our convention events, whether in-person or virtually. All the beautiful …

Accessible Ballet

June 12th, 2022


Join Lizzy for this month's riveting episode featuring Krishna Washburn, a professional ballet dancer, and the artistic director and sole teacher of …

Celebrating our Stage Moms

May 18th, 2022


In honor of Mother’s Day, we take some time this month to celebrate our members who are moms on stage, in life, and sometimes in both. Enjoy this fun and enlightening chat as Lizzy, joined this month by cohost Katelyn …

Music is Therapy Too!

April 15th, 2022


Most musicians will tell you that making music is therapeutic for them. For some people, escaping into the world of their favorite tunes gives them peace. But did you know that there is an actual profession known as …

Episode 18: Modernizing from mandolin to Midi with John Dowling

March 15th, 2022


Listen in to this month’s episode of seen change where blind multi instrumentalist John Dowling talks shop on learning new instruments, the …

May We Have This Dance?

February 14th, 2022


Picture this: You're spending a romantic Valentine's Day evening with your valentine, everything is going well, and then your partner asks you to dance. What do you do? Many of us will do it, but if we're honest with …

PAD and POP: Together!

January 25th, 2022


This month's episode marks a first for Scene Change: For the first time, we're collaborating with another podcast! Join Lizzy as she partners with …

Caroling, Caroling on the Web

December 15th, 2021


Welcome to the last episode of 2021! Covid might have prevented our favorite choirs from serenading us in person during the holiday season, but the …

Questions (and Answers) with Question

November 15th, 2021


It has been said that hip-hop/rap is the music of minorities. If that's true, blind rappers should fit right in. Question has certainly found his …

Let Your Voice Be Heard… In Character

October 15th, 2021


Picture this: you’re sitting in a studio. Maybe it’s even in your own home. You’re reading a script, interpreting your character’s voice, and …

Be Prepared. Be Very, Very Prepared!

September 16th, 2021


It’s back to school time again! Some of us are excited about it, some of us are dreading it, and many of us fall somewhere in the middle. But, for …

Perspectives on Audio Description from Creators and Consumers: Part 2

August 16th, 2021


In last months episode, we brought you the first part of our panel from the 2021 national convention featuring three leaders in the field of audio description. Now here’s the second part of that discussion, featuring …

Live from #NFB21: Perspectives on Audio Description from Creators and Consumers, Part 1

July 15th, 2021


Our 10th episode brings a first for Scene Change! During our annual division meeting on July 8, we recorded a live episode of the podcast featuring …

Behind the Scenes with a Documentarian

June 16th, 2021


Anthony Saldona has dedicated his career to using art and film to shed light on the subjects he is most passionate about. Join Lizzy as she and Anthony have a conversation about his life, work, and the unique style he …

Joey Stuckey: A "Blind Man Drivin'" the Future

May 15th, 2021


He's a singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer, motivational speaker, broadcaster, music ambassador... and now a guest on our podcast. His name is Joey Stuckey, and he has quite a story to tell. Join Lizzy and Joey as …

Empowering an Empire: A Conversation with Lachi

April 15th, 2021


Our guest this month describes herself in many ways. She's a singer, a songwriter, and an all-around performer. She's also blind, a woman, and a …

Marching Madness

March 15th, 2021


what do you think of when you think of March Madness? Probably that exciting college basketball competition that has the unique power to become a …

Love is Literally in the Air

February 14th, 2021


Take a listen as a blind/sighted, inter-abled couple describes their Cirque du Soleil-style aerial dancing act. Silk, romance and a sense of …

Shattering Assumptions: Blind Comedians are Real!

January 15th, 2021


Blind comedy - how does that work? We'll hear from two outstanding blind comedians, Shannon Cantan and David Glasspool, on how they got started in …

All Things Strings!

December 15th, 2020


Learn about the cello and the violin from Leslie Hamric and Julia LaGrand. Details: Descriptions of instruments, proper bowing, orchestral …

Blind Ballet? Why Not?

November 15th, 2020


We know there are many blind musicians out there, but what about dancing? Blind people can’t see what other dancers are doing on stage. Surely they can’t perform in the same way. Not so fast! On this episode, Lizzy is …

Meet the Blind, Meet the Leaders, Meet PAD!

October 15th, 2020


On this White Cane Awareness Day, the NFB Performing Arts Division is proud to present the premier episode of Scene Change! On this podcast, we meet the Performing Arts Division in a more intimate way as we have fun …

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