Undercover Maestro

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For the second time in as many years, the Charlotte Symphony called on Davidson’s Symphony Orchestra Director Tara Villa Keith to serve as cover conductor for one of their performances.

Cover conductors are, according to Keith, a second set of ears for the maestro. Much like the understudy in a theatre performance, if called upon at a moment’s notice, the cover conductor is expected to interpret the music exactly as the maestro does.

Villa Keith is pictured here with the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra rehearsal. 

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Amanda Preston '11

Amanda Preston is director of music production and promotion in the Music Department at Davidson College.

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