Become a better conductor.
How do you start a piece on beat 2 in 4/4 again?
Wish you could go back in time and watch those lessons as often as you want? With lifetime access to the course, you can watch the instructional videos as many times as you want, whenever you want. You can even rewind to just watch one single gesture.
Or perhaps you've never had any conducting training, but you've been thrust in front of an ensemble as part of your job. Where do you even begin?
With over two and a half hours of video content Conducting Bootcamp gives you the tools to tackle all the most common musical situations and problems, helping you feel more confident and more effective in rehearsals and performances.
Review and refine your fundamentals.
Conducting Bootcamp covers all the material (and much more) covered by a typical semester-long 'Introduction to Conducting' college course. Whether you're dusting off the cobwebs, or learning it for the first time, all the basics are covered. Check out the course content below to see the full details.
Solve real-world problems immediately.
- Band slowing down?
- Orchestra not using enough bow?
- Choir singing with slumped posture?
Using the Musical Issues Index you can easily find the relevant lesson. You can go to any lesson at any time, so you can get what you need, when you need it.
- Get sore back or shoulders when you conduct?
- Wish you could stop rocking back and forth?
The Conductor Issues Index helps you find the solutions to common physical problems you might have noticed, but not know how to address.
Solve your nagging issues.
Do you have musical issues that constantly crop up in your rehearsals, time and time again? Perhaps you wish your ensemble would play with more dynamic contrast. Or you've noticed the ensemble always slow down when playing music in 1. Maybe your ensemble always cuts off the last note of every bar, preventing phrases from connecting across the bar line. Or you're wondering how you can help the ensemble to just watch more.
Find the conducting solutions to common musical problems.
Many of these common musical issues can be solved with tweaks to your conducting gestures. The result? Better ensembles, new positive habits, and more efficient rehearsals.
Be more expressive.
We often begin as conductors like musicians - focussing on the nuts and bolts of technique, without having anything musical to say. For a while, this works as we focus on how to wave our stick. But with more experience on the podium, we come up with ideas and emotions we want to express, but we no longer remember the tools and techniques needed to share them.
In the course, you'll discover the basic processes and principles behind each gesture and how it will influence the ensemble's sound. So once you know what sound you want, you'll be equipped with exactly how to show it in your conducting.
More time making music, less time talking.
Great conducting is great rehearsing.
Conducting Bootcamp helps you not only learn basic techniques, but know how to critique your own conducting and practice your new skills.
I'm pretty good at most things. I just want to focus on one or two topics.If you think only part of the course is relevant to you, check out our 4 Conducting Basics courses, which feature only specific topics from Conducting Bootcamp
- Conducting Basics I: Foundations & Set Up
- Conducting Basics II: Preparations & Releases
- Conducting Basics III: Beat Patterns
- Conducting Basics IV: Creating Contrast
It's better together
Want to license Conducting Bootcamp for large scale use in your district, school, college or university? Contact us.
I love helping people become more inspiring, engaging and empowering musical leaders.
My dream is to give you the ideas, tools and skills to create a transformative experience for your ensembles.