Networking

PT99: How to Design an Exceptional Career, with Ankush Bahl

PT99: How to Design an Exceptional Career, with Ankush Bahl

Today we’re talking with Ankush Kumar Bahl, Music Director Designate of the Omaha Symphony and founding member of EverythingConducting.com about how to design an exceptional career in any field. Ankush has been incredibly intentional with his career by being strategic in crafting a narrative and seeking out the teachers and opportunities to help him achieve a series of clear goals. …

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Jeffery Meyer

PT85: “How to be Confident, Effective, and Humble on the Podium,” with Jeffery Meyer

Today we talk with Jeffery Meyer, Director of Orchestras at Arizona State University and Artistic Director of the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic about being confident while conducting. We jump right in at the beginning of the interview by talking about the biggest issues that arise in young conductors and how we can have better ears …

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George Jackson

PT81: On Guest Conducting, Trust, and Working with a Manager, 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 first part is all about becoming and being successful as a guest conductor, as well as what it’s like …

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Roderick Cox

PT74: “Think Before you Feel: How to Conduct Professional Orchestras,” with Roderick Cox

Hello and welcome to Podium Time! Today we’re talking with Roderick Cox about how you should Think Before you Feel when you start conducting professional orchestras, or really any ensemble at any level. In his words: develop your intellectual interpretation before you develop your emotional interpretation. We tend to feel the music first or follow …

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Buddy Langley

PT31: “Building Rep.,” with William R. Langley

Once you’ve met conductor William R. “Buddy” Langley, you’ll never forget him. Today Luke and I reconnect with a friend who has strong opinions about Cincinnati Chili and is quickly becoming a rising star conductor. Buddy walks us through starting his ensemble, the Memphis Repertory Orchestra, and how relationships are one of the most important …

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Silas Huff

PT14: “Start at the Downbeat,” with Silas Nathaniel Huff

Part 2 is here! Due to snow, our interview with Silas Huff was a bit extended, so this week we are including all the great information that we couldn’t fit into the first episode! We discuss all things about conducting workshops: running, applying for, and attending, as well as understanding your body, listening to recordings, and …

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Robert Debbaut

PT12: Breaking In, with Robert Debbaut

How do we break into the scene and build relationships that lead to great conducting opportunities? Robert Debbaut talks with us about how he “hung out” with Gustav Meier for a year, the extra-musical benefits of observing the Chicago Symphony, and how he started an orchestra by cold-calling almost 600 musicians.