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    You certainly asked!

    THANK YOU to all who participated in the 3rd Annual #AskAConductor Day on Twitter earlier this week. Remarkable stuff! Some friendships were rekindled, some new ones made, and I’m hoping that those who like live music (orchestras, choirs, musicals, opera, film, etc.) are now more aware of what conductors actually do, how they do it, and why. After all, that’s the purpose of giving you a global opportunity to ask a conductor whatever you want! If you missed it, glean the incredible list of original tweets from the transcript linked below and make sure you join my mailing list so you get to hear about next year’s event ahead of…

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    First #OrchChat

    Earlier this evening I hosted my first Twitter chat. Thanks to the encouragement, inspiration and sharing of resources from Lisa @PracticalWisdom¬†it seemed to be a success! Well, I certainly enjoyed it, and time simply flew by. And I’m impressed that a conductor from Finland joined in – it was 1am there when we started! The three topics we explored, with very interesting opposite perspectives from performers and audiences, were: Do musicians who played in youth orchestras now advocate for or even attend orchestra concerts? Do concert halls help or hinder the success of orchestras? Why are some conductors marketed and treated like Rock Stars? Click this link to read the…