Giving a cue is one of the conductor’s jobs. A clear cue consists of 2 parts: preparation and release. Eye contact, as well as breathing, is crucial.
Choosing the tempo is already a big challenge for a conductor. What if you need to change the tempo, instantly or gradually? How do you do it technically?
How do you address an orchestra efficiently? What should you avoid? Rehearsal time is precious: here are some tips on how to get the most out of it.
From colors to solos, there is a world of opportunities that gives the conductor’s left hand a chance to create a technique that is really unique.
How do you choose a baton? Does the baton grip matter? Which do orchestral players prefer, conductors who use it, or those who do not?
Why do some conductors think that conducting technique is superfluous? What if, instead of a simple set of rules, the music made the technique?