Monthly Archives: February 2016

how to listen and feel feelings

I’ve said repeatedly that the job of a conductor is neither to keep time nor to play traffic cop, but rather to embody the expressive intention of a composer. This requires us to listen (to the performers, to the acoustic … Continue reading

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being right

I have a quote from Elaine Brown on a sticky note on my desktop: If our being is right, our doing will take care of itself. I love this idea; and it sums up the embodied approach to conducting in … Continue reading

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girly voice

I made a poster for the Research Gallery at the ED-ACDA conference because several presenters in the Gallery withdrew, and I wanted to fill it out a little. My poster was based on the letter to the editor I wrote … Continue reading

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