Wielding the Baton: Lead and Collaborate Like an Orchestra Conductor
YOSA Music Director Troy Peters will explore how the traditions and practice of orchestral conducting can offer insights to help all of us lead and collaborate more effectively. Working with a small orchestra of live musicians, Peters will demonstrate what a conductor does on the podium, with the goal of unleashing the maximum potential of each musician on stage.
Troy Peters has been Music Director of YOSA (Youth Orchestras of San Antonio) since 2009. Sobre Sound named his “OK Computer Live” project, in which a dozen local bands covered Radiohead’s landmark album backed by YOSA at the Tobin Center, as San Antonio’s top moment in music for 2015. He has guest conducted many orchestras, including the Oregon Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, and Vermont Symphony Orchestra. He was previously Music Director of the Vermont Youth Orchestra and Montpelier Chamber Orchestra, and conducted college orchestras at Texas State University and Middlebury College.
His orchestral collaborations with rock musicians include concerts with Blind Pilot, Jon Anderson (of the band Yes), and Trey Anastasio (of the band Phish), with whom he worked on two albums on Elektra Records. Among the soloists with whom he has collaborated are Branford Marsalis, Midori, Edgar Meyer, and Richard Stoltzman. Awarded a Vermont Arts Council Citation of Merit in 2009, he has also been honored with eight ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music. Peters is also active as a composer, where his honors include the Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and grants from Meet the Composer and the Rockefeller Foundation.
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