PT41: Jeremy’s Favorite Podcasts and Books

It turns out that conductors are pretty busy during the holidays. Who knew! So, since everybody’s busy with performances of the Nutcracker, Jeremy is going solo today and sharing some of my favorite Podcasts and Books for all you conductors and students out there.



  1. San Francisco Symphony: Program Notes Podcast
  2. CoffeeHouse Classical Music Podcast
  3. The Entrepreneurial Musician with Andrew Hitz
  4. Off the Podium
  5. Listening to Ladies
  6. Centennial Sounds
  7. Song Exploder


  1. Lead to Win
  2. The Tim Ferris Show
  3. The James Altucher Show
  4. Akimbo with Seth Godin
  5. Bookworm
  6. By the Book
  7. College Info Geek
  8. Language Learning

Personal Favorites

  1. Lexicon Valley
  2. Happier with Gretchen Rubin


Conducting Books

  1. Score and Podium – Frederik Prausnitz
  2. Art of Conducting Technique – Harold Farberman
  3. Inside Conducting – Christopher Seaman
  4. The Compleat Conductor – Gunther Schuller

History/Theory of Conducting

  1. The Great Conductors – Harold C. Schonberg
  2. The Maestro Myth – Norman Lebrecht
  3. Anatomy of the Orchestra – Norman Del Mar
  4. Norton Critical Scores
  5. Biographies


  1. Beyond the Baton – Diane Wittry
  2. Savvy Musician – David Cutler
  3. Good to Great – Jim Collins
  4. How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
  5. Outliers and Blink – Malcolm Gladwell
  6. Your Best Year Ever – Michael Hyatt
  7. The Productivity Project – Chris Bailey
  8. Deep Work – Cal Newport
  9. Atomic Habits – James Clear
  10. Tribe of Mentors – Tim Ferris
  11. Art of Possibility – Benjamin Zander and Rosamund Stone Zander
  12. Sapiens and Homo Deus – Yuval Noah Harari


  1. Ender’s Game and Ender’s Shadow – Orson Scott Card
  2. Chaos Walking Trilogy – Patrick Ness
  3. The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  4. The Hyperion Cantos – Dan Simmons

Jeremy’s Goodreads Page

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