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The Podcast for Conductors and Students. On Podium Time we interview professional, established, and emerging conductors and teachers from orchestras, symphonies, ballets, operas, and bands around the globe. We dig into the weeds of score study, rehearsal, leadership, musicianship, education, classical and contemporary composers, and all the things that they don't teach us in school. Please visit https://PodiumTimePod.com to view show notes and all episodes.

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The Podcast for Conductors and Students. On Podium Time we interview professional, established, and emerging conductors and teachers from orchestras, symphonies, ballets, operas, and bands around the globe. We dig into the weeds of score study, rehearsal, leadership, musicianship, education, classical and contemporary composers, and all the things that they don't teach us in school. Please visit https://PodiumTimePod.com to view show notes and all episodes.

    PT106: "Technique Precedes Music-Making," with David Itkin

    PT106: "Technique Precedes Music-Making," with David Itkin

    David Itkin joins us this week on Podium Time. Maestro Itkin is the Director of Orchestras at the University of North Texas, Music Director of the Abilene Philharmonic, and Conductor Laureate of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.
    Today we discuss the stories behind his first book, Conducting Concerti, and why it’s critical to learn how to accompany a soloist well. We also discuss the many drawbacks of focusing your study on just musicality or conducting technique. Finally, David gives us a sneak peek of his new book planned for 2022. The book features a curriculum for learning and practicing crucial conducting excerpts.

    Today we discuss:
    Why David Itkin wrote a book about Conducting Concerti, and why what we’re really good at is often what we used to be really bad at. (05:09)Navigating the psychology of preparing a concerto with the soloist and orchestra. (09:43)The most common issues that David Itkin has to fix with workshop participants, and how to be prepared to get the most out of your session with a conducting teacher and ensemble. (19:44)How the conducting program at UNT is designed to prepare a conductor to enter the professional world by including preparation for Pops and Education concerts for conducting students. (33:30)A conducting workshop between two covers: A sneak peek of David Itkin’s new book of advanced musical and technical issues in the orchestral repertoire, including a reduction of each example for use in the classroom. (42:38)Hidden Gems and Final Advice. (56:07)Find this and all other episodes at PodiumTimePod.com. Subscribe and download Podium Time on your favorite podcast player and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @PodiumTimePod. You can also join our Facebook Group, the Podium Time Inner Circle to ask questions and continue the conversation after every episode. Want to send us an email? Use the contact page on our website! If you’d like to support the podcast monetarily and get bonus content, consider joining our Patreon community at Patreon.com/PodiumTimePod. If you’re in the market for a new baton, use our promo code “PodiumTime” at Pagubatons.com for 20% off your first order. 
    Support the show (https://patreon.com/podiumtimepod)

    • 1 hr 4 min
    10 Lessons from Interviewing over 100 Conductors on Podium Time

    10 Lessons from Interviewing over 100 Conductors on Podium Time

    10 Lessons from Interviewing over 100 Conductors on Podium Time.

    Watch this episode on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTnRSe63378

    After over 100 interviews with conductors on Podium Time, we have learned a lot about conducting and the life around it.  Every conductor has a different story and every conductor has a different perspective. This episode of the podcast attempts to distill all that wisdom into just 10 lessons from the Podium Time Podcast.


    Conducting is barely about conducting. (0:49) There are a lot of paths to becoming a conductor...but actually there are only just a few. (2:59)Harmony and Structure are (possibly) the most important parts of music. (4:54)It's hard to talk about "music." (6:09)There's always more work than you think there's going to be. (7:10)Sometimes things are just out of your control. (8:00)There are SO MANY conductors in the world. (9:42)People like to give advice. (10:18)Listen again and again. (11:13)You've just got to stay in it as a conductor (13:10)And that's it! 10 lessons from our interviews with over 100 conductors to send you off into the second half of this year. Please keep conducting, keep leading, keep studying, and keep putting great music into the world. If you're listening to this podcast then I know you're serious about becoming a better conductor. And the good news is that you're in the right place!

    Find this and all other episodes at PodiumTimePod.com. Subscribe and download Podium Time on your favorite podcast player and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @PodiumTimePod. You can also join our Facebook Group, the Podium Time Inner Circle to ask questions and continue the conversation after every episode. Want to send us an email? Use the contact page on our website! If you’d like to support the podcast monetarily and get bonus content, consider joining our Patreon community at Patreon.com/PodiumTimePod. If you’re in the market for a new baton, use our promo code “PodiumTime” at Pagubatons.com for 20% off your first order. 
    Support the show (https://patreon.com/podiumtimepod)

    • 16 min
    Who Hurt You, Glenn? The Classical Gabfest

    Who Hurt You, Glenn? The Classical Gabfest

    Today we've got a special crossover episode of the podcast featuring The Classical Gabfest. After one of their hosts appeared on Podium Time (Kensho Watanabe, PT102), they invited Jeremy on to play a game at the beginning of this episode. Following that is a full episode of the Classical Gabfest featuring stories on Curtis entering the Arts Management game, Glenn Gould's program on "How Mozart Became a Bad Composer," and an interview with composer Dale Trumbore. They round it all off with the Classical Mixtape, where each host shares their suggested listening for this week.

    I really hope that you enjoy this episode of the podcast and will go subscribe on your preferred podcast platform. You can find all their episodes at https://cgf.buzzsprout.com/1313269

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    This week, we start out with a rousing round of Back to the Future AKA Retrogradus ad Parnassum with Jeremy D. Cuebas of the Podium Time podcast, and then we move on to our three topics:
    CURTIS WADES INTO THE ARTIST MANAGEMENT GAME
    Facebook announcement
    GLENN GOULD’S “HOW MOZART BECAME A BAD COMPOSER”
    https://youtu.be/1pR74rorRxs 
    DALE TRUMBORE ON “STAYING COMPOSED”
    Dale Trumbore
    Buy the book
    CLASSICAL MIXTAPE
    The full playlist
    Dale
    Reena Esmail, Piano Trio, mvmt. 3
    Will
    Schnittke, Concerto for Mixed Chorus, mvmt. 1
    Kensho
    Haydn, String Quartet in D major, No.5, mvmt. 4. Finale
    Tiffany
    Liszt, “Consolation” No. 3
    THINK YOU CAN STUMP US? GO AHEAD AND TRY!
    Google Form for “Name that Tune: Stump the Hosts Edition” 
    You can reach us at classicalgabfest@gmail.com and on social media:
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Instagram

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    Find this and all other episodes at PodiumTimePod.com. Subscribe and download Podium Time on your favorite podcast player and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @PodiumTimePod. You can also join our Facebook Group, the Podium Time Inner Circle to ask questions and continue the conversation after every episode. Want to send us an email? Use the contact page on our website! If you’d like to support the podcast monetarily and get bonus content, consider joining our Patreon community at Patreon.com/PodiumTimePod. If you’re in the market for a new baton, use our promo code “PodiumTime” at Pagubatons.com for 20% off your first order. 
    Support the show (https://patreon.com/podiumtimepod)

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Score Study Basics

    Score Study Basics

    This PT Mini Episode covers the basics of score study. What it is, why we do it, and the simple two-step process to preparing your music.

    Let us know what you think of these mini episodes. What do you want to hear more of? What should we cover? Reach out on social media or through the contact page on our website.

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    Find this and all other episodes at PodiumTimePod.com. Subscribe and download Podium Time on your favorite podcast player and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @PodiumTimePod. You can also join our Facebook Group, the Podium Time Inner Circle to ask questions and continue the conversation after every episode. Want to send us an email? Use the contact page on our website! If you’d like to support the podcast monetarily and get bonus content, consider joining our Patreon community at Patreon.com/PodiumTimePod. If you’re in the market for a new baton, use our promo code “PodiumTime” at Pagubatons.com for 20% off your first order. 
    Support the show (https://patreon.com/podiumtimepod)

    • 12 min
    How to Fix your Conducting

    How to Fix your Conducting

    Last week's Pt Mini Episode discussed regularly checking up on how your conducting is doing and generating a list of things to work on. This week, we talk about how to actually make changes to your conducting in any situation.

    Let us know what you think of these mini episodes. What do you want to hear more of? What should we cover? Reach out on social media or through the contact page on our website.
    Find this and all other episodes at PodiumTimePod.com. Subscribe and download Podium Time on your favorite podcast player and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @PodiumTimePod. You can also join our Facebook Group, the Podium Time Inner Circle to ask questions and continue the conversation after every episode. Want to send us an email? Use the contact page on our website! If you’d like to support the podcast monetarily and get bonus content, consider joining our Patreon community at Patreon.com/PodiumTimePod. If you’re in the market for a new baton, use our promo code “PodiumTime” at Pagubatons.com for 20% off your first order.
    Support the show (https://patreon.com/podiumtimepod)

    • 11 min
    PT105: Showing Young Musicians What’s Possible, with Damien Crutcher

    PT105: Showing Young Musicians What’s Possible, with Damien Crutcher

    Today we talk with conductor Damien Crutcher, Co-Founder and CEO of Crescendo Detroit, about how he adapted the best parts of El Sistema to make a difference in his community and how you can engage your students in a deeper way through collaborations between educators and performers. 

    Today we Discuss:
    00:51 Damien’s work with the Detroit Symphony, and how he’s building a program to get an instrument in the hands of any kid who wants one12:49 How Damien adapted the best parts of El Sistema to make a difference in his community through Crescendo Detroit24:50 How to enhance the impact of music education by incorporating performance-focused guest teachers and showing young musicians what is possible40:05 And Introduction to H. Robert Reynolds, the Dean of Wind Band Conductors, and how he brought Damien to the next level as a conductor and musician52:55 Detroit Style Pizza, and all the best places to eat in the city57:42Hidden Gems and Final AdviceHidden Gems:
    Kevin DayAdolphus HailstorkValerie ColemanOmar ThomasOf Our New Day BegunCome Sunday

    Find this and all other episodes at PodiumTimePod.com. Subscribe and download Podium Time on your favorite podcast player and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @PodiumTimePod. You can also join our Facebook Group, the Podium Time Inner Circle to ask questions and continue the conversation after every episode. Want to send us an email? Use the contact page on our website! If you’d like to support the podcast monetarily and get bonus content, consider joining our Patreon community at Patreon.com/PodiumTimePod. If you’re in the market for a new baton, use our promo code “PodiumTime” at Pagubatons.com for 20% off your first order. 
    Support the show (https://patreon.com/podiumtimepod)

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

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Heartwarming and informative

As a young conductor, this podcast is full of information that is so valuable. It has shown me so many possibilities in the realm of a conducting career. All the interviews show a unique perspective, it has helped sustain my love of conducting throughout the COVID shutdown, Such a great resource!

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