The podcast that encourages women and others to embrace their inner multicultural melody!

Notes From Her is a podcast encompassing unique conversations on music, social issues, news, faith, culture and women empowerment through the MOC’s perspective. MOC’s stands for “Musicians of Color,” a term originally coined by host and creator, Xochitl Hernandez. Xochitl sits down to interview women of color singers, instrumentalists, composers, conductors, performers, and leaders in the industry both classical and non-classical. The purpose is to provide a platform for these women to amplify their stories, which are otherwise marginalized narratives,  speak on social issues like gender and ethnic disparity in the music industry, as well as give tips and advice for listeners resonating with this career field. Tune in to hear powerful stories and advice from Notes From Her’s great MOCs.

This is an independent podcast originally created, produced, recorded, edited and hosted all by Xochitl Hernandez. The podcast came to fruition as Xochitl’s 2019-2020 project as a California State University Presidential Scholar. Being a Presidential Scholar is one of the highest awards, scholarships and honors a CSUN undergraduate student can receive due to a high GPA and project proposal that must be completed throughout the year one is named a Presidential Scholar.

Meet Notes From Her‘s Creator and Host: Xochitl Hernandez

Xochitl Hernandez is a mezzo-soprano, classically trained opera singer, and musician who has performed in operas such as Orpheus in the Underworld, Serse, and The Merry Wives of Windsor. In addition to classical music, Xochitl is passionate about singing a wide array of music especially pertaining to her Mexican culture. Xochitl is also a multimedia journalist who has had experience reporting hard news and creating stories on different platforms such as television, print, online, podcasts, and social media. Besides being the creator, producer, and host of Notes From Her, she is also the former lead anchor and reporter for Valley View News and contributing writer/reporter for El Nuevo Sol.

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