deave said:Regardless of qualifications or experience, you know straight away when sat under someone, how good they are! I would say it is the bands who are often attracted to people with the letters after their name!!
Indeed, I have letters after my name. I have an OBE AND I'm an Earl (thereby naking me an Earlobe.....) ;-) ;-) ;-)
Agreed, that they should be judged on how they play, but I can't help but think that some training will help. Even if the training laid down some foundations, I still think it'd be worth it.MattB said:Conductors should be judged on how the band plays, not what bit of paper you have.