Ep.58 Paul Hostetter – From the Back to the Front

Paul Hostetter is The Ethel Foley Distinguished Chair in Orchestral Activities for the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University. He has conducted the New York City Opera, the Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the Orlando Philharmonic, the American Composers Orchestra, Philharmonia Virtuosi, the Naples Philharmonic, the Syracuse Symphony, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, and the Delaware Symphony Orchestra among many others. His 53 commercially released recordings have received honors including a Grammy Award, a Downbeat Critics Award, five stars for performance in the BBC Music Magazine, and two NY Times Top Five annual listings.

Topics include:

  • Similar career paths from college to shows to orchestras
  • Percussion and conducting as ballets of sonic colors
  • A family man struggling with city living
  • George, a homeless survivor who became a mentor
  • Grit, TED Talks, Sir Georg Solti, the lyrics of speaking and writing

and so much more!


The Ethel Foley Distinguished Chair in Orchestral Activities
Professor of Music/ Director of Orchestral Studies
Schwob School of Music
Columbus State University (GA)

Principal Conductor, Ensemble Flageolet