Oklahoma City Contemporary Chamber Orchestra



Modern Classical Virtuosos

An orchestra’s leader is the conductor. In practice sessions and live performances, they employ precise gestures to guide members of an orchestra or chorus and groups of singers through a piece of music. To achieve the desired performance of the piece, they provide instructions on factors like tempo, volume, tone, and pitch.

Passion, intelligence, perception, musical ability, and charisma are all important. The respect a conductor commands, the strength of his or her musical vision, and the competence and facility with which musical ideas are conveyed through both physical movement and vocal instructions all contribute to the conductor’s authority.