In this first volume of Donald Neuen's extraordinary series of video/DVD classes on conducting, the veteran choral conductor and teacher approaches conducting as a high art, to be mastered as any musical instrument. The baton itself is addressed as an instrument, with detailed commentary on different ways of holding it, and in using it most effectively to communicate to your ensemble. He also discusses when not to use a baton, and how to use your body language to maximum effect. If you take your conducting seriously and want to "sit at the feet of the master," this is what you've been looking for! And the high quality of the audio and video production of these products is equal to their superb content!