In this six part video series, NAC Orchestra Music Director Alexander Shelley teaches the basics of conducting technique. Topics include how to use the right and left hand, how to rehearse and prepare scores as well as how to collaborate with orchestras. Whether you are a student or amateur conductor these videos will provide you with clear instruction, practice tips and useful advice.
Alexander Shelley is passionate about arts education and nurturing the next generation of musicians. The National Arts Centre was inspired to create this series by the positive impact and enthusiastic response from the many workshops and coaching sessions Alexander Shelley provides when touring with the NAC Orchestra within Canada and internationally.

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  • Music Director, NAC Orchestra Alexander Shelley