Q:Are you going to a dci show?
I’m planning on going to DCI Southwest in San Antonio and DCI ToC in Houston!! I’ll be on tour with The Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps. Will I see you there?
Do you want to know what I love about conducting music?
It’s about being able to move your hands with the slightest motion and get the most subtle change in color, or a note. It’s being able to flail your arms around and probably get (if the musicians are good enough) loud and enthusiastic results. But what I’m getting to is:
Conducting is an art.
It feels so good to look a performer in the eye and make them feel: Make them feel the music that you and they are creating. It’s such an experience. It’s not even about being at the front of an ensemble. Anyone can do that. But it takes a true musician: one who can sense the nuances and interpretation of a piece to conduct some incredible music. Whether it may be slow or fast, I love to conduct. I love being able to control how the music comes out (of course with ideal players.) But most of all, I love conducting because you get to take that one piece and make it yours. And that recording will be yours forever. Conductors like Bernstein and Dudamel have their names immortalized in these recordings.
I can’t wait to be a conductor. I just want to make people fall in love with music all over again and again.
Can we just take a moment to appreciate the issues we go through during testing that are expressed in this scene?