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As it turns out, a music education degree and two decades as a section cellist is a fantastic foundation for becoming an orchestral conductor. Leading my friends and colleagues–serving them–is a great joy.
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There are two ways to get an orchestra to follow you: be someone worth following, or pay them to follow you.
The second way isn’t always reliable.
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It’s 2018, the world has gone mad, and I’m tired. I’m tired of the usual conductor-orchestra relationship. one that is predicated on an imbalance of power. We’ve had that ‘tradition’ for over 300 years, and it (and its brethren in many other fields) has caused so much hurt. It’s time to usher that approach right out the door. I’m fully energized in a better means of leadership! Empathy, connections, kindness, and humility are traits that work on the podium, and I’m training my musicians to expect that. And oh! what beautiful music and joy that come of it!