Episode 10 - Cynthia Johnston Turner


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Cynthia Johnston Turner from the University of Georgia shares her thoughts about the importance of finding your authentic self on the podium, gender issues in the band world, and ideas for programming music.


  • Cynthia's background and the sense of belonging that band provides for young people
  • Impostor syndrome and being your authentic self
  • The band program at the University of Georgia
  • Gender in the band world
  • Working with composers
  • Programming "new" music
  • Technology in the band rehearsal
  • Programming transcriptions



Cynthia Johnston Turner is Director of Bands, Professor of Music, Area Chair of Conducting, and Artistic Director of Rote Hund Muzik at the Hodgson School of Music, University of Georgia. Turner conducts the Hodgson Wind Ensemble, leads the MM and DMA programs in conducting, and oversees the entire band program including the 430-member Redcoat Marching Band.

Before her appointment at the Hodgson School at the University of Georgia, Cynthia was Director of Wind Ensembles at Cornell University. Earlier in her career Cynthia was a high school music educator, taught middle school beginning instrumental music in Toronto and choral music in Switzerland.

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