As coordinator for new Hampshire’s All State Mixed Chorus, I am responsible for hiring conductors, and I am interested in seeing ideas of whom I should be approaching, and whom did not have a good weekend with whose kids. I would imagine that conductors may well have a similar discussion group, but the other way around…(“Stay away from New Hampshire, because the current coordinator is a real jerk…” That would certainly give me an idea of what I should be working on, yes?) I did a search here for similar wording, and found nothing. Does anyone know if there is such a discussion? I am looking to have a good idea of who has a proven record of being inspirational for the kids in their All State or a larger festival setting. This really should be a private, eyes-only kind of thing, yes or no? Which is why I suspect that somewhere there exists such a discussion group, but I am not yet invited to be with the cool kids.
(Cool kids out there… What would I have to do to join your ranks? Analyze Whitacre while standing on the tracks while a train is coming around the bend? That could be exhilarating, but I imagine I would not survive the hazing. 🙁 )