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Ramona M. Wis: The Conductor as Leader

Acknowledgments
Opening Our Eyes
Maestro or Bob?
The Journey Begins: A Look at Leadership
To the Skeptics, the Cynics and the Realists
Lead With Vision
Little School, Big Vision
Lead Upon Trust
Are Kids Artists?
Lead By Teaching
Zoom In / Zoom Out
Lead By Persuasion
The Bully Seed
Lead With Character
Not Superheroes, Just Super Willing
The Journey Continues: Leading for the Long Term
The Greatest Leader
A Clearer Vision for Influence
About the Author

How do you inspire the musicians in front of you, help them to catch the fire of your vision for the group, and learn to work together as people, instead of just learning to sing or play on the beat together? How do you lead them? The leadership role of conductors is, on the one hand, obvious. As leaders, conductors have the job of cueing entrances, holding fermati, and executing final cutoffs with a flourish. But there is so much more to musical leadership: Vision, Trust, Persuasion, and Character are just a few of the concepts explored in this remarkable volume that brings the wealth of leadership literature to bear on the business of running a musical ensemble. Think Stephen Covey (of 7 Habits fame) meets Benjamin Zander (of the Boston Philharmonic). At last there is a book that applies the principles business leaders have turned to for years to the task of leading a musical ensemble. Whether you stand before a fourth grade chorus or a philharmonic orchestra, The Conductor as Leader will inspire you to go beyond teaching notes and rhythms to learning how to build connections between people that enhance their quality of life - and their musical performance.

Item code: 6621B | Book | $24.95 |add item to cart
Choral  | 120 Pages | Hardcover | 6 x 9
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