Podcast #5: Conductor Jeffrey Schindler


This month’s podcast features Jeffrey Schindler, a versatile conductor who has worked extensively on both the concert podium and the scoring stages of Hollywood. Jeff is a long-time iCadenza/Cadenza Artists client with whom we’ve always loved working. (Learn more about our collaborative project: producing a live presentation of March of the Penguins with the Seattle Symphony, which Jeff conducted.)

Jeff’s film conducting credits include March of the Penguins, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, Astroboy, Anchorman, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and countless others. On the concert stage, he led the Seattle Symphony as noted above, as well as the Tasmanian premier of Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring.” He also conducted London Symphony Orchestra in a recording of music by Alfonso Romero, among many others.

Here are some highlights from the episode:

  • The major differences between conducting for live concerts vs. film
  • How the film music industry has changed and why musicians face new challenges (and opportunities!)
  • The many steps in the film musical production chain, from the composer’s concept to a finished film score
  • What instrumentalists need to do to thrive in the studio world
  • What it’s like to work on music for a major motion picture

Check out Episode 5 with Jeffrey Schindler on iTunes or stream it below, as part of the Pedal Note Media Network.

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