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PT106: “Technique Precedes Music-Making,” with David Itkin

David Itkin joins us this week on Podium Time. Maestro Itkin is the Director of Orchestras at the University of North Texas, Music Director of the Abilene Philharmonic, and Conductor Laureate of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Today we discuss the stories behind his first book, Conducting Concerti, and why it’s critical to learn how to …

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10 Lessons from Interviewing over 100 Conductors on Podium Time

After over 100 interviews with conductors on Podium Time, we have learned a lot about conducting and the life around it.  Every conductor has a different story and every conductor has a different perspective. This episode of the podcast attempts to distill all that wisdom into just 10 lessons from the Podium Time Podcast. Listen …

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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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