Notes from the Podium is a unique quarterly online journal that publishes in-depth interviews with conductors from all over the world and all areas of the profession. Each interview focuses on a specific piece or musical genre, and the material is equally suited to professionals, students, or amateurs wishing to further their knowledge and skills. Notes from the Podium is used as a teaching resource at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London; Carnegie Mellon, USA; and subscribed to by other universities and individuals worldwide. Each interview is also researched to a level where it can serve as a bridge between the two worlds of academia and professional performance.

Accessing the wisdom of these most eminent professionals is affordable for everyone – this is main objective of the project. Individual membership is available as usual via this site (click on sign up/membership account) and gives access to all of the published interviews, regardless of what date you sign up. There is no contract and you can cancel at any time. If you are a student or an academic and would like more information on university/institution membership please contact info@notesfromthepodium.co.uk. Alternatively, if just a single interview is required for an academic project or personal interest, access to this can be purchased with a one-off payment.

Free taster interviews are available – please see the Interview Archive for those that are *FREE ACCESS*.

Happy Reading (and conducting)!

Dr. Hannah Baxter – Founder/Editor


‘What in-depth interviews! Anyone who’s interested will find this very informative’ Danielle de Niese, Soprano

‘This continues to be an extremely informative series – not just about conducting but also about the works being performed. I’m pleased to say that the Sussex library now subscribes’  Professor Nicholas Till, University of Sussex

‘A great resource all round!’ Professor John Butt OBE, Music Director of Edinburgh’s Dunedin Consort, and Principal Artist with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Notes from the Podium is really a great service to our art’ Nurhan Arman, Music Director of Sinfonia Toronto

‘This is a beautifully presented website full of really interesting long reads. It’s rare to find unedited conversations with conductors talking in depth about the repertoire they love – and fascinating for any student of conducting, or indeed anyone with a general interest in music’ Paul Hoskins, Director of Music, Purcell School and Former Music Director of Rambert Dance Company

‘What a lovely useful periodical you’ve done. Fascinating how S’Mark’s personality comes zinging across…!’ Stephen Barlow, Artistic Director of the Buxton Festival