Solutions for reading glasses
Date: September 28, 2012
I have recently taken to wearing reading glasses during rehearsals and performances because I am no longer able to read the score, and could no longer continue my state of denial regarding my increasing age! :) However, the reading glasses are quite a pain. When I wear them and look up at the choir, I see a blur in front of me, and sense a loss of communication with the singers. If instead I position them lower on my nose, so that I can look over them, then I find myself uncomfortably turning my head downward so that I could see over the top rim of the glasses. The result is a stiffening of my conducting motion and my general posture.
I was wondering if anyone else has found a way to effectively deal with the need to wear reading glasses while conducting.
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