Archive for the ‘The Orchestral World’ Category

Producing Effective Conductor Videos

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

By: Edna Landau When it comes to producing performance videos, conductors would seem to be at a greater disadvantage than other artists. Every process that is central to the advancement of their careers, such as applications for music directorships, orchestra staff positions, training programs or competitions depends on the submission of sample performance videos. Yet […]

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A Master Concertmaster

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

By: Edna Landau Dear Edna: I am a violinist with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from a major American conservatory. I have won top prizes in some competitions and have always expected that I would be able to attract management and enjoy a solo career. As of late, I have begun to have my doubts […]

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Ascending the Orchestral Ladder

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

By: Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. In recent weeks, I received two excellent questions that concern advancing as an orchestral musician. In preparing my answers, I was aided immeasurably by feedback from leading orchestral principals, personnel managers and educators, to whom I am immensely grateful. They confirmed my instinct that neither […]

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An Experience To Be Missed?

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

by Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. The following question comes from an individual whom I had the joy and privilege of representing in the early days of his career. My first exposure to his conducting was with the Haddonfield (New Jersey) Symphony. While I could predict even then that he […]

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