OnMusic Conducting: Connect to the Sound is a new and innovative approach to conducting pedagogy, with comprehensive coverage of key competencies including leadership, somatic methodology, baton technique, score literacy, prep & analysis, rehearsal methods, emotional vocabulary, and more. Written by Maestro and Professor Paul Hostetter, Connect to the Sound features a complete web-based text, extensive streaming music, integrated video library, innovative video assessment technology, comprehensive assignments, quizzes and exams, music scores & parts, instructor’s guide, and more.
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Conductor Paul Hostetter is the Ethel Foley Distinguished Chair in Orchestral Activities for the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University, the Conductor and Artistic Advisor for the acclaimed Sequitur Ensemble, the Principal Conductor of the NY Concerti Sinfonietta, and the Founder and Artistic Adviser to the Music Mondays chamber series in New York City. He has held appointments as the Director of Orchestral Studies at the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University, the Music Director of the Colonial Symphony and High Mountain Symphony, Artistic Director of the Winter Sun Music Festival, Music Director of the New Jersey Youth Symphony, and the Associate Conductor for the Broadway productions of Candide and The Gershwins’ Fascinating Rhythm.
Maestro Hostetter has appeared as a guest conductor with opera companies including the New York City Opera, Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh, Peak Performances, Family Opera Initiative , and the Genesis Opera Company, and orchestras including the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Orlando Philharmonic, American Composers Orchestra, Naples Philharmonic, Philharmonia Virtuosi, Delaware Symphony Orchestra, Syracuse Symphony, Prism Chamber Orchestra, the Daylesford Sinfonia (Bermuda), PAI Festival Orchestra (Kingston, PA), the Columbus Ballet and the Stony Brook Summer Music Festival Orchestra among others. As an assistant, he has worked with James Levine at the Metropolitan Opera. His performances have garnered rave reviews in multiple publications including the NY Times, NJ Star Ledger, Daily Record, Bermuda Gazette, Pittsburgh Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Village Voice, Epoch Times, and many others. He has led a number of international tours including a government sponsored exchange with Chinese orchestras in partnership with Claremont Trio cellist Julia Bruskin and Juilliard faculty pianist Aaron Wunsch.
Scores & Parts – Includes 50 scores for printing or viewing online – 25 instrumental and 25 choral. Instrumental scores come with parts in common transpositions. Click here for a list.
Streaming and downloadable recordings – Complete recordings for all 50 included choral and instrumental scores.
Integrated video library – Includes 47 exclusive videos made specifically for this title, plus many embedded YouTube videos as additional teaching/learning resources.
Innovative video assessment technology – Incorporates Acclaim, a powerful, web-based video tool for presentation, assessment, and collaboration.
Lesson Overview and Learning Objectives for each chapter
Keyword lists and study tools
NY Philharmonic Archive of Marked Scores
Assignments, quizzes, and exams, including homework and handouts