Guest Post | Ali Darley

I am very excited to write a blog post about my experiences with the Conducting Fellowship so far. First, my name is Ali Darley and I am a 2009 Music Education graduate from Butler University. During my last year at Butler, Dr. Stark invited our choral conducting class to visit and guest conduct a song with the… Read More

What Is A Conductor’s “Choral Christmas Wish List” Anyhow?

With rehearsals for Festival of Carols now in full-swing, our collective minds turn toward the holidays. Ever wondered what you might find on this conductor’s Christmas wish list? Wonder no more…

Too Many Notes, Mozart…NOT! ;-)

Very soon, your favorite choir will take the stage with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra to present the timeless and powerful Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Composed at the end of his life (he left it unfinished, actually) Mozart’s Requiem stands as an enduring and dramatic message of timeless hope and reconciliation. Though the Requiem was… Read More