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Alto Clef Diaries

Is the Conductor the Leader of the Orchestra?

Time to open the can of worms of orchestral politics.

Bald man conducting an orchestra. The orchestra members have microphones set up by their stands so it’s possibly a recording session.
Photo by Gabriel Santos Fotografia from Pexels

Who’s the boss of me?

When my non-musical boyfriend asked me if I consider the conductor of my orchestra to be my boss or supervisor, I thought it was an interesting question.




Stories about a violist’s experiences in both music school and the professional world.

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Viola Geena

Viola Geena

Formerly Viola Altiste. Canadian writer who happens to be a violist in a symphony orchestra. All opinions are my own. Twitter: @violageena

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