New “Everything Conducting” website from four U.S. conductors

Posted on: June 23, 2020

American conductors Ankush Kumar Bahl, John Devlin, Anna Edwards, and Enrico Lopez-Yañez have launched, a website for conductors at various stages of their careers. The free site, described as “an inclusive place for conductors to learn, share, and advance our craft,” includes articles, podcasts, and external resources. One of the initial podcasts features Lopez-Yañez and Devlin’s conversation with Michael Ellis Ingram, who speaks about race and his experiences as a Black conductor in Germany and the U.S. The site features essays by Bahl, Devlin, Edwards, and Lopez-Yañez and others about leading different types of concerts and ensembles, best practices for auditions, and advice about programming, innovative concert design, and arts entrepreneurship. Resources include networking and job opportunities, library and programming resources, and lists of competitions and festivals. Ankush Kumar Bahl was the National Symphony Orchestra’s assistant conductor from 2011 to 2015, and has guest-conducted widely. John Devlin was recently appointed music director of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra. Anna Edwards is music director of the Seattle Collaborative Orchestra, Saratoga Orchestra, and Pacific Northwest Conducting Institute. Enrico Lopez-Yañez is principal pops conductor of the Nashville Symphony and artistic director of Symphonica Productions, LLC.