Hosted by John Devlin and Enrico Lopez-Yañez, UpBeat is a podcast by conductors, for conductors that puts an "upbeat" spin on a range of topics. Whether you conduct an orchestra, band, chorus, ballet, opera or other type of ensemble-- we want to help and provide a place for fun, engaging discussion. From the EverythingConducting.com team.
S4E3: With Rochester Philharmonic Concertmaster Juliana Athayde and Principal Oboe Erik Behr! Plus: Life at Home and on the Road with John and Enrico
Hosts John Devlin and Enrico Lopez-Yañez discuss how to thrive musically and in your day-to-day both at home and on the road in the 4/4. Then, UpBeat welcomes Rochester Philharmonic Concertmaster Juliana Athayde and Principal Oboe Erik Behr who share invaluable advice to conductors of all levels: how to best handle rehearsals with professional orchestras, creating camaraderie with staffs and players, and what they view as the future of successful concert design. You don't want to miss this conversation!
S4E2: With Executive and Leadership Coach (and operatic Mezzo) Elena Armijo! Plus: Taxes for Artists with John and Enrico
Hosts John Devlin and Enrico Lopez-Yañez discuss how to maximize your tax season with their tips, tricks and record-keeping advice in the 4/4. Then, UpBeat welcomes Elena Armijo who discusses leadership philosophies for the arts, how we can build culture in our organizations, and what she sees as positive trends for our industry.
S4E1: Season Premiere with Miguel Harth-Bedoya! Plus: Career Pathways from College to the Pros with John and Enrico
Hosts John Devlin and Enrico Lopez-Yañez discuss how to chart your path to the podium from undergrad to the professional world in the 4/4. Then, UpBeat welcomes Miguel Harth-Bedoya who shares his philosophies on the education of young conductors, his core philosophies of conducting, and his connection to many of today's great composers.
S3E10: Peter Throm on Artist Management. Plus: Anna Edwards on Compassionate Leadership
In the Season 3 Finale, hosts John Devlin and Enrico Lopez-Yañez discuss how to lead our orchestras with vision and compassion alongside guest Anna Edwards in the 4/4. Then, UpBeat welcomes Peter Throm of Peter Throm Management who discusses pathways to success for conductors, how to obtain and work best with a manager, and how to program the perfect pops concert.
S3E9: All Things Opera. Plus: Michael Ellis Ingram on Building an Operatic Career
Hosts John Devlin and Enrico Lopez-Yañez discuss how to have succeed in every stage of leading an operatic production in the 4/4. Then, UpBeat welcomes friend of the pod Michael Ellis Ingram as he discusses how to get started in opera, the differences between conducting opera and orchestra, and what everyone needs to know about how to work with singers.
S3E8: Giancarlo Guerrero! Plus: Assistant Conductor Applications and Auditions with Adrienne Valencia
Hosts John Devlin and Enrico Lopez-Yañez discuss how to succeed in Assistant Conductor applications and auditions with industry expert Adrienne Valencia in the 4/4. Then, UpBeat welcomes Giancarlo Guerrero who shares the story of his path to the podium as Music Director of the Nashville Symphony, his advice for young conductors, and his prioritization of work with living American composers.
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Incredible podcast, great for all, musicians and muggles who want to understand the role of conductor and the inner workings of professional orchestras in general!!
Excellent insights, great idea for a pod. Love the fake ads most of all 😜
Enjoyed the podcast from a non conductor point of view. Hey, it’s interesting to outsiders - we want to know your background and how you “tick.”
Also, glad to know that Mr. Devlin is a Red Sox fan.