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Score Study Basics

This PT Mini Episode covers Score Study Basics. What it is, why we do it, and the simple two-step process to preparing your music. Let us know what you think of these mini episodes. What do you want to hear more of? What should we cover? Reach out on social media or through the contact page on …

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PT103: The Power of a Premiere, with Kenneth Woods

Today we talk with conductor Kenneth Woods about expanding our understanding of Gustav Mahler by delving into the context and reactions to his world at Colorado Mahlerfest, why we must be more intentional in programming significant works from composers, and how we can gain a deeper understanding of a composers’ relationship to their music by how they revised it. …

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PT102: How to be the Most Positive, Encouraging, and Supportive Person in the Room, with Kensho Watanabe

How do we become better conductors? How do we become better people? And how can we be sure that we’re ready to make the most of every lucky chance that we get? These are the questions we discuss and answer in this interview with conductor Kensho Watanabe. We talk about the most important lessons about …

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PT101: “Polishing the Potential in Young Conductors,” with Mei-Ann Chen

Today we’re talking with Mei-Ann Chen, Music Director of Chicago Sinfonietta, about enhancing your rehearsals with Rehearsal Language, how she led the orchestra to win a MacArthur Award for their Theatrical and Diverse Programming, and how her Project Inclusion Conducting Fellows learn and prepare for a professional conducting career. This interview was originally recorded for …

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