Music conductor

 2 March 2011

Music conductors help groups of instrumentalists and singers to interpret and perform pieces of music. They work to prepare musical scores for performance. Furthermore, the conductor forms clear ideas about how a piece of music should sound. They then lead a group of performers and help them to realise these ideas. They ensure that performers understand their roles and play and sing well together, producing the right notes at the right speed.

Conductors work with a range of performers including:

  • Amateur and professional orchestras and choruses
  • Church choirs
  • Music students
  • Youth and community music groups.

Some work on stage musicals or recorded soundtracks for film and TV.

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