PT23: “Please Don’t Call Me Maestro,” with Brett Mitchell

Today we get into the weeds on assistant conductor auditions and more. Brett Mitchell is starting his second season as the Music Director of the Colorado Symphony, and he has had a whirlwind of activity since conducting CSO for the first time less than two years ago. We get into how he accidentally auditioned, the details of their recent assistant search, and the organic changes that come with a new leader.

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This week we discuss:

  • First encounters conducting the Colorado Symphony
  • Details of the assistant conductor search
  • The biggest mistake you can make when applying for anything
  • Changes with a new Music Director

Connect with Brett Mitchell on Twitter and Facebook at @MaestroMitchell and

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