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CONDUCTING SCHOOL

In October 2016, Leonard Slatkin launched his Conducting School 1.0, a monthly video series designed to teach music lovers basic conducting techniques. View the conducting series here and on Maestro Slatkin’s Youtube channel.

Lesson One: The Baton
Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School 1.0

Lesson Two: The Basic 4 Pattern
Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School 1.0

Lesson Three: The Basic 2 and 3 Patterns
Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School 1.0

Lesson Four: What to Do with the Left Hand
Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School 1.0

Lesson Five: Putting the Two Hands Together
Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School 1.0

Lesson Six: A Few Exercises
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Lesson Seven: The Other Beats
Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School 1.0

Lesson Eight: Placement of the Orchestra
Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School 1.0

Lesson Nine: The Use of Your Body to Indicate Dynamics
Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School 1.0

Lesson Ten: Getting On and Off the Stage
Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School 1.0

Lesson Eleven: What’s the Score?
Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School 1.0

Lesson Twelve: Clef Notes
Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School 1.0

Lesson Thirteen: Stop and Hold
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Lesson Fourteen: How It Looks and Sounds, Part One
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Lesson Fifteen: How It Looks and Sounds, Part Two
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Lesson Sixteen: Putting It All Together, Part One
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Lesson Seventeen: Putting It All Together, Part Two
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Lesson Eighteen: Putting It All Together, Part Three
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Lesson Nineteen: Putting It All Together, Part Four
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MUSIC FESTIVALS

During his tenure as Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin launched an annual midwinter festival focused on the music of a particular composer (Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, and Mozart) or country (France and the United States).

2019 American Panorama Festival Trailer
Detroit Symphony Orchestra

2018 French Festival Trailer
Detroit Symphony Orchestra

2017 Mozart Festival Mascot, “Wolfie”
Detroit Symphony Orchestra

2016 Brahms Festival Trailer
Detroit Symphony Orchestra

2016 Brahms Festival Intro
Detroit Symphony Orchestra

2015 Tchaikovsky Festival Trailer
Detroit Symphony Orchestra

MISCELLANEOUS

See some of Maestro Slatkin’s innovative ideas in action and watch interview clips about his 50-year career on the podium.

September 1, 2019 First Pitch 
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds

Celebrating Slatkin
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

A vos instruments: Concert participatif
Orchestre National de Lyon

Meet the Pros: Conductor Leonard Slatkin
Violin Channel

2017 Interview with Jeffrey Jones
Maestros in Minivans

2018 Interview with Nicholas Brown
Library of Congress