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The Conductor’s Podcast is a space created for conductors and musicians who are curious and interested in learning more about the profession, crafts, industry, and business. The host Chaowen Ting, founder of Girls Who Conductor, has mentored hundreds of conductors from across the globe. She created the Conductor’s Podcast to share all the behind the scene secrets with you while interviewing conductors, musicians, and business gurus from around the world. Her specialty? Breaking big topics into simple, actionable, step–by–step strategies to help you take action on your big dream, move through the fear that’s holding you back, and have a real impact. 

The Conductor's Podcast Chaowen Ting

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The Conductor’s Podcast is a space created for conductors and musicians who are curious and interested in learning more about the profession, crafts, industry, and business. The host Chaowen Ting, founder of Girls Who Conductor, has mentored hundreds of conductors from across the globe. She created the Conductor’s Podcast to share all the behind the scene secrets with you while interviewing conductors, musicians, and business gurus from around the world. Her specialty? Breaking big topics into simple, actionable, step–by–step strategies to help you take action on your big dream, move through the fear that’s holding you back, and have a real impact. 

    3 Biggest Mistakes at Conducting Competitions and Workshops

    3 Biggest Mistakes at Conducting Competitions and Workshops

    Based on my experiences teaching conducting workshops and participating in competitions, the three biggest mistakes are:1. Worrying so much about the ensemble problems when you are the one causing the problems.2. Only concerned about your conducting, your vision of the music and fail to connect with musicians. 3. Thinking that it’s only about conducting - how about your leadership styles, interpersonal skills, and the way you present yourself?All About Chaowen Ting

    • 12 min
    Our Unique Journeys

    Our Unique Journeys

    Welcome back to season 3 of The Conductor’s Podcast. In this season I will be sharing things I’ve learned this past year, my experiences participating in competitions, interviews with some new and old friends, and live recordings of several Girls Who Conduct webinars!All About Chaowen Ting

    • 4 min
    Why You Need a Career Coach with Karen Cubides

    Why You Need a Career Coach with Karen Cubides

    Last week I spoke with Karen on Marketing for Musicians, and we discussed boundaries and showing your uniqueness to the world, and understand who you are serving.In today's conversation, I spoke with Karen about another part of her specialty - career coach, and dig into how people have different definitions of success, and to find the answers from within.Karen Cubides is the passionate and engaging founder and CEO of the Karen Cubides Agency based in Nashville, Tennessee. Her holistic approac...

    • 26 min
    Marketing 101 for Musicians with Karen Cubides

    Marketing 101 for Musicians with Karen Cubides

    Today's episode is a must listen for musicians as we learn marketing for ourselves, create opportunities and put ourselves out there for business!Karen Cubides is the passionate and engaging founder and CEO of the Karen Cubides Agency based in Nashville, Tennessee. Her holistic approach to coaching her clients allows her to serve a wide range of well-established musicians and young professionals alike in unique and personal ways. Through her intimate understanding of the relationship between ...

    • 27 min
    How Much Should I Talk at Conducting Auditions?

    How Much Should I Talk at Conducting Auditions?

    Conducting auditions are something that's hard to navigate as each organization and ensemble does look for different things, but no one would disqualify a good conductor!Typically, an audition for an assistant conductor would be only 10-15 minutes, while a music director audition might be a full rehearsal (2-3 hour), or even a concert cycle consisting 4-6 rehearsals, depending on the ensemble's schedule.My objective of all conducting auditions is to share my musical ideas with the ensemble wh...

    • 19 min
    Navigating the Business with Kevin Fitzgerald

    Navigating the Business with Kevin Fitzgerald

    Today’s episode is the second half of my conversation with a long-time friend, Kevin Fitzgerald, current Associate Conductor of the Jacksonville Symphony.Last week we spoke about preparing for job applications and auditions, and today we will continue the conversation and hear all the behind the scene stories of navigating the business.As 2021 Tanglewood Music Center Conducting Fellow and four-time recipient of Career Assistance Grants from The Solti Foundation U.S., Kevin Fitzgerald is at th...

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

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18 Ratings

18 Ratings

eplentz1 ,

Incredibly Helpful

I’ve been enjoying so many episodes of The Conductor’s Podcast! The topics are very well thought-out, the guests are knowledgeable of their craft, & the way information is presented is quite helpful for conductors at any level! Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

Kaycee 2001 ,

A Thoughtful and Nutritional Podcast

After interacting with Chowen in the Girls Who Conduct program I have been hooked to The Conductors Podcast. Her interviews are thoughtful and have immense nutritional value to students and professionals alike. I look forward to many more episodes!

TRAtl ,

Good insight

I’m not a conductor… Which makes the podcast even more useful and helpful to “see” through a conductor’s eyes. As an arranger and orchestrator, I find her approach to making music very helpful.

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