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Teaching the art of conducting an orchestra

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Sarah Hicks, assistant conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra, watches as Erica Anderson tries her hand at conducting for the very first time. Anderson is a member of the orchestra's Crescendo Project, which is aimed at getting young professionals interested in Classical music.
MPR Photo/Curtis Gilbert

As part of an initiative to get local young professionals interested in classical music, the Minnesota Orchestra invited about 60 young professionals to a brief seminar on what an orchestra conductor does.  

Then, some of the participants got a chance to try it for themselves.  

Minnesota Public Radio's Curtis Gilbert condensed the hour-long program into three minutes.  The orchestra's assistant conductor Sarah Hicks led the session.