Activity: The Orchestral Leader’s View

The Orchestral Leader’s View

(Allow around 20 minutes for this activity)

Watch this video of James Clark, one of the UK’s most respected orchestral leaders, discussing the role. What are the key points to remember?


Note the parallels drawn between the physicality of playing the violin and conducting, and how much importance James places on the non-musical aspects of the role including psychology, diplomacy and people-management.

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