PT53: “The Greatest Joy of Conducting is Not Conducting,” with Mark Cedel

This week we talk with conductor Mark Cedel about why he doesn’t like performing a work for the 2nd time, what you can learn from a bad teacher, and why he fears the Copland Clarinet Concerto.

This week we discuss:

  • Mark’s path to the podium
  • The best advice for before you become a conductor
  • Never forget that you are a member of the orchestra
  • How Mark helped transform the University of Georgia Orchestras
  • Why the first concert is the easiest to program for
  • “Mark the macro, but know the micro.”
  • You can make a mistake, but only do it once
  • The greatest joy of conducting is not conducting
  • Hidden Gems
  • Mark’s Billboard

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