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A conductor leads an ensemble through the rehearsal and performance process. Conductors work in professional instrumental and vocal ensembles, colleges and universities, churches, and in all four branches of military. Most conductors also serve as ensemble managers or artistic directors, teach, perform, or fulfill some other function within their own, or other ensemble. If you are interested in this career, a B.M. in Performance, or a B.A./B.S. in Music with an arts entrepreneurship minor is recommended. If you are interested in conducting public school ensembles, a B.M. in Music Education is required.

Dr. Greg WolynecDr. Gregory Wolynec, APSU’s Director of Bands and Orchestral Activities, also conducts the Clarksville-based professional orchestra, the Gateway Chamber Orchestra. This critically acclaimed ensemble is quickly emerging as one of the nation’s premier chamber orchestras. Click here to learn more about the GCO and Dr. Wolynec’s role as the conductor and artistic director.

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