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.
Julia Morris, Assistant Conductor- Julia Morris is our always smiling, energetic new assistant conductor, who joined our Conductor Mentoring Program in fall of 2018.
Learning Dvorak’s Stabat Mater- Some reflections on my first encounter with the Stabat Matar with BCCO this semester.
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 […]