S2E0: Better Rehearsals - Trailer

After a long hiatus I'm back with a new co-host, Tom Grayden. This season we're exploring what players need from conductor and what conductors need to do to prepare for better rehearsals (and performances)! Hit subscribe to get our latest episode dropping each Tuesday.

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Hosts: Ingrid Martin & Tom Grayden

Editing: Tom Grayden

Music: The Crosswinds Ensemble

Recorded at the University of Melbourne

S2E7: Memorable Performances - Balancing Stability vs. Risk Taking

How do you plan for and reveal that extra level of energy in the performance and connect meaningfully with the audience? What's required to balance stability vs. risk-taking onstage? How can we best use limited sound-check time to instil confidence while meeting everyone's needs and preserving energy?


S2E6: Final Rehearsals - Cultivating Confidence and Security

What's the goal of final rehearsals? How do we ensure preparedness while keeping the music fresh? How do we need to adapt our rehearsals to build confidence in groups that perform rarely vs. those that perform often? What's the value of practicing performing, rather than just rehearsing? We tackle all this and more in this episode focussed on final rehearsals and sound checks.


S2E5: Fostering Engagement with Questions, Conviction & Repetition

How do you know when to keep working at a passage or just move on? How do you balance your own interpretation vs. making space for the musicians' ideas? What's the role of non-verbal communication in effective rehearsals? What might we learn from taking more notice of what's going on in the room?