PT53: “The Greatest Joy of Conducting is Not Conducting,” with Mark Cedel

This week we talk with Mark Cedel about why he doesn’t like performing a work for the 2nd time, what you can learn from a bad teacher, and why he fears the Copland Clarinet Concerto.

This week we discuss:

  • Mark’s path to the podium
  • The best advice for before you become a conductor
  • Never forget that you are a member of the orchestra
  • How Mark helped transform the University of Georgia Orchestras
  • Why the first concert is the easiest to program for
  • “Mark the macro, but know the micro.”
  • You can make a mistake, but only do it once
  • The greatest joy of conducting is not conducting
  • Hidden Gems
  • Mark’s Billboard

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PT52: “To be a Servant,” with Erin Freeman

This week we talk with Erin Freeman about what to avoid when writing a pre-concert lecture, what it means to be a servant, and why you must make form charts.

This week we discuss:

  • Why you should conduct winds as if they’re pizzicato
  • What she learned from taking six conducting classes in her undegrad
  • What it means to be a servant
  • What to avoid when writing a pre-concert lecture
  • The first joke I’ve heard that combines conductors and violas
  • Why you should focus on the basics
  • Your job as a student
  • Erin walks Luke through considerations of Mozart’s Requiem
  • Conducting works with chorus for Orchestral Directors
  • How Erin’s study helped her prepare for a concert with only 12 hours’ notice
  • Why you need to make form charts
  • What instruments we would like to play
  • The Defiant Requiem Project
  • Why preparing requiems is fun
  • Louise Ferranc
  • Hidden Gems
  • Why you should remember Pablo Casals

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PT51: “Building Audiences and Orchestras,” with Harvey Felder

This week we talk with Harvey Felder about developing a relationship with your audiences, one reason that you should walk away from an interview, and why you need to eat your vegetables!

Harvey’s Hidden Gems:

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