Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School, Lesson One: The BatonRead more
October 15, 2016 Maestro Slatkin has released the first monthly installment of Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School, a series of educational videos that will cover conducting basics. Intended for music lovers, the lessons will be posted here, and will be available on his YouTube channel, on the 15th of every month.
Manhattan School of Music and Detroit Symphony Launch Conductors’ ProjectRead more
October 12, 2016 This month Manhattan School of Music and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra launch their first annual Conductors’ Project, a “podium partnership” that will see two recent MSM conducting graduates chosen as Conducting Fellows to work with Leonard Slatkin for a two-week educational exchange.
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With just a little over one month to go before we elect a new President of the United States, there is much to think about. With confrontations between citizens and the police, continued terrorist activity throughout the world, and an insecure economy, one could at least find comfort in the arts, and for a few hours each day, I was able to do just that. The early part of September was mostly spent getting reacquainted with our house in suburban Detroit. It had been twelve weeks since Cindy and I had seen it, but everything seemed fine, and a sense of security fell upon our souls. All my kitchen utensils were where they were supposed to be, the home theater system was slightly misbehaving, and the everyday rituals came back easily.