I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the 2012 Conductors Guild Conference yesterday, the What Executive Directors are Looking for in a Music Director session went well; the moderator did a terrific job at keeping the discussion engaged and the attendees were full of questions at the end.
It’s all about the maestro today as I’ll be participating in the opening day of the 2012 Conductors Guild Annual Conference here in Chicago. My session on What Executive Directors are Looking for in a Music Director begins at 2:45pm CT and I’ll do my best to post some thoughts after it wraps up.
Wanted: Youthful, yet experienced, world class conductor who possesses commanding grasp of all traditional, modern, and pops orchestra styles whose mere artistic gravitas is capable of inspiring musicians to accept work concessions. Applicant must demonstrate previous success with charming big buck$ out of donors, corporate types, and politicians. Candidates who respect executive authority and resist temptation to challenge board decisions are encouraged to apply. Residency required.