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John Devlin

PT93: “Creating an Experience with Innovative Concert Design,” with John Devlin

Today we talk with John Devlin, Music Director of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, host of the Upbeat Podcast, and a founding contributor to EverythingConducting.com, about how to be the least-generic version of yourself, how to design a commissioning project that’s supremely exciting and relevant to your orchestra and audiences, and how innovative concert design can …

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Elizabeth de Brito

PT92: “Fighting for Gender and Racial Balance in Classical Music,” with Elizabeth de Brito

Today we talk with Elizabeth de Brito, host of The Daffodil Perspective, the first gender-balanced, racially equitable, and inclusive classical radio show in the world, celebrating female composers every week. In its two years so far, Elizabeth has discovered and shared mountains of music that, unfortunately, you’ve never heard by women and composers of color …

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Janna Hymes

PT87: “Developing a Vision and Achieving Growth for your Orchestra,” with Janna Hymes

Today we talk with Janna Hymes, Music Director of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra. In this interview we discuss Janna’s new position in Carmel, how she sets goals in the artistic, marketing, development, and education areas to grow her orchestras, and how she communicates that vision to her board and administration. We also discuss the importance of programming …

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George Jackson

PT83: How Podcasts, Film Music, and Steve Reich can help Attract Audiences, with George Jackson

This week we’re speaking with George Jackson, a London-Based conductor who works entirely as a freelancer and Guest Conductor. We’ve split this interview into three parts as an experiment we’re running on the podcast, and this third part is all about how we can use podcasts, film music, and Steve Reich to help revitalize Classical …

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Jeremy and Luke

PT38: Let’s Talk Resumes!

Doesn’t matter how good you are if they never see you! Today (well, actually, last month) Luke and I sit down to discuss building our resumes and tips for putting them together. Find out what we’re doing now and some of the best ways to show the committee that you’ve got what it takes.