A Creative Space: Prescriptions for Conducting (and Building) Creative Singers

In my hundreds of hours working with senior and middle school choir directors and their choirs, I’ve noticed that conducting is often seen as equal parts terrifying, mystifying, and even “extra-musical.” I think that’s because too often as conductors we try to “perform at” instead of “dance with” our ensembles, and consequently end up accidentally tamping down a vital part of the group’s responsibility: creativity in the moment.

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