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Beyond the Baton: What Every Conductor Needs to Know
     

Beyond the Baton: What Every Conductor Needs to Know

by Diane Wittry
 

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ISBN-10: 0195300939

ISBN-13: 9780195300932

Pub. Date: 10/28/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Seasoned conductor Diane Wittry draws a comprehensive roadmap to a successful career in Beyond the Baton. With first-hand understanding of how the role of the conductor has changed across the years, she expertly examines the new set of duties—both on and off of the podium—that now fall upon the shoulders of the music director.

From getting a job to

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Seasoned conductor Diane Wittry draws a comprehensive roadmap to a successful career in Beyond the Baton. With first-hand understanding of how the role of the conductor has changed across the years, she expertly examines the new set of duties—both on and off of the podium—that now fall upon the shoulders of the music director.

From getting a job to fundraising and educational outreach, Wittry's comprehensive tips and strategies guide students and professional conductors alike through the leadership and organizational skills necessary for success. Numerous real-life examples illustrate vital skills for artistic leadership such as programming subscription, pops, and educational concerts; understanding the budget and the music director's role in funding the artistic vision; and presenting speeches, and radio and televised interviews. In informative conversations with the author, successful conductors Leonard Slatkin, Robert Spano, and JoAnn Falletta offer tips from personal experience on how music directors can work successfully with orchestras, and what their roles are with the board and the community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195300932
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.20(d)

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Table of Contents

Prologue

1 Preparing for Success
2 Path to the Podium
3 Your First Job
4 Artistic Leadership
5 Artistic Programming
6 The People Factor
7 Funding the Artistic Vision
8. Closing Thoughts

Resources

Music Organizations
Music Sources
Training and Personal Development
Programming Resources
Sample Contracts and Resume Format
Recommended Reading

Photo Credits
Index
Part One
Prologue: So - You Want to Be a Conductor? It Starts With You!
1. Preparing for Success
2. Path to the Podium
3. Your First Job
4. Artistic Leadership
5. Artistic Programming
6. The People Factor
7. Funding the Artistic Vision
8. Closing Thoughts
Part Two: Resources
Music Organizations
Music Sources
Training and Personal Development
Programming Resources
Sample Contracts and Résumé Format
Recommended Reading

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