From Gunther Schuller and Frank Battisti, Ching-Chun Lai learned how to approach scores as a composer and identify style and architecture. Today we speak about that and more as Ching-Chun walks us through her score study process, building the most important foundations of a conducting education, and making the most of your resources as a student. Plus, we talk about some of the drawbacks of getting a job right out of school and how to prepare for effective rehearsals.
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This week we discuss:
- Ching-Chun’s Path to the Podium
- Crane School of Music
- Working on the details with Gunther Schuller
- Studying the score like a composer
- A walk through the score study process
- Preparing for efficient rehearsal
- Distancing yourself from a work you know aurally
- Eight Songs for a Mad King
- Foundations of a conducting education
- Learn what you can about every instrument
- Gstaad Mehunin Festival Academy
- Drawbacks of getting a job early
- Hidden Gems:
- Ching-Chun’s billboard
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