60: Diane Wittry on Conducting Techniques

In this wisdom-filled episode, my guest is the world-renowned conductor, Diane Wittry. She is the music director of the Allentown Symphony and the Music Director and Conductor of the Garden State Philharmonic. She is also the author of award-winning books, “Beyond the Baton” and “Baton Basics – Communicating Music through Gestures.”

To understand the essence of conducting and how to improve as a conductor, you’ll need to indulge in this episode and learn.

Conductor, Diane Wittry, named nationally as one of the “Top 30 Professional Musicians” by Musical America Worldwide for her work leading orchestras, is a highly respected conductor in the United States today.   Frequently engaged as a guest conductor, she has led symphonic performances in more than 11 countries and throughout the U.S.  Diane Wittry is the Music Director and Conductor of the Allentown Symphony, PA, and the Garden State Philharmonic, NJ. In the past she has served as the Associate Conductor of the renowned Ojai Music Festival (CA); the Artistic Director of the International Music Program with the Sarajevo Philharmonic, Bosnia; and Music Director and Conductor of the Symphony of Southeast Texas, and the Norwalk Symphony (CT). Wittry is also recognized as a composer and a respected conducting teacher. Her books “Beyond the Baton,” and “Baton Basics-Communicating Music through Gestures,” have become standards in the conducting field. 

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