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Cliff Colnot – The Students’ Conductor

When and why does a conductor choose to focus on being an educator rather than a "maestro?" Cliff Colnot tells Annie Corrigan on this week's Artworks.

a conductor points over the heads of the orchestra on stage

Photo: Indiana University

Conductor Cliff Colnot leads a group of students at the Jacobs School of Music.

Annie Corrigan talks with conductor Cliff Colnot about his choice to an educator rather than a maestro. Colnot is in Bloomington this week preparing for the final Indiana University Festival Orchestra concert.

We’ll also hear from historian Eric Sandweiss about new book The Day in its Color. The book focuses on amateur photographer Charles Cushman whose more than 14,000 Kodachrome slides taken in the 1930s to 1960s are housed in the IU Archives.

And Mia Partlow sends us an audio postcard from last week’s Summer Band concert on the lawn of the IU Musical Arts Center.


Stories On This Episode

Charles Cushman’s America: All The World’s A Sunny Day

Charles Cushman, El Paso's central district and the Franklin Mtns. from So. Santa Fe St.,

A new book by historian Eric Sandweiss reveals the man behind the camera.

Summer Band Concerts Lighten The Mood

IU Summer Band concerts

IU Summer Band concerts have been drawing crowds for more than 50 years.

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