In 2011, Ming Luke instituted a mentoring program for emerging conductors. Assistant Conductors serve a 3-year term that allows them to learn from our music director and to gain experience in rehearsals and performances. Conducting Apprentices are drawn from the local community; apprentices have included a local high school music teacher and members of the chorus.
Three Years of BCCO: reflections from Eric Choate - Eric Choate reflects on three years as Assistant Conductor for BCCO, as he begins his final season with the chorus.
Sketch of Eric Choate - Providing a fuller sense of Eric than we can get from his rehearsal presence alone
Serenade for Derek - Chorus manager Gabriele Crane created this video for Derek's "graduation" from the conductor mentoring program.
My amazing BCCO journey from observer to apprentice conductor - Janelle relates her journey from singer to apprentice conductor.
Bach, Honey Crisp Apples and Eric Choate - A music lesson from Eric Choate derived from a history of an apple
Lisa leads BCCO in a warmup - I have great admiration for our new apprentice conductor, Lisa Nelbach. Her debut in the warm up this year gave us all a good dose of her warmth and humor, even with the pressure of a couple hundred sets of eyes on her. What courage to step up to this new endeavor! In my more […]