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Air-Conducting Contest

Contest closed: May 02, 2013 at 02:00PM
Videotape yourself conducting to one of the two audio excerpts we have provided for you, available at

• Richard Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries” (Vorspiel to Act III of Die Walküre)

• Richard Strauss’s “Also sprach Zarathustra,” op. 30

Through your Facebook or Twitter account, upload your video to Qukku as a YouTube link. Then, viewers will cast their votes on their favorites. The video with the most votes wins a $300 cash card!

The Top 3 Winners will be announced by Chris Johnson, host of the Afternoon Drive at 4:15 pm CST this Thursday, May 2nd on Classical 91.7 FM and for those of you outside of Houston, listen online at

Tips: Set up your camera on a steady surface. Make sure that the camera captures your entire head and upper body to the waist. Check how the audio sounds on your video before uploading it.

You are strongly encouraged to use either of our provided samples at our website. If you choose to air-conduct another classical piece, it must be no more than 2 minutes long. All videos must be uploaded by May 1st to be considered. The winner is determined by the most votes.
1st Place Winner will receive a $300 cash card PLUS an opportunity to conduct the Houston Symphony in a single work in one of the Sounds Like Fun concerts of 2013!

2nd Place Winner: will get a pair of tickets to “A Graf Farewell”, the last concert of Houston Symphony Music Director Hans Graf, on Friday, May 17th or Saturday May 18th at 7:30 PM.

3rd Place Winner will be given a Classical 91.7 Grab Bag!

This video contest is supported in part by the Houston Symphony.

Top winning entries will have a chance to be highlighted on HoustonPBS. Broadcast entries will be chosen at the discretion of HoustonPBS.

TOTAL PRIZES $300.00 + a shot at conducting




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