Michael Seal

is creating a supporters club for lovers of conducting and conductors.

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Tutti

$6
per month
  • 'is the mic working?' is a new mini-podcast available to you, with monthly episodes giving you behind-the-scenes stories from the podcast, telling you in advance who is appearing on the podcast that month and all other news about the podcast. I will also dedicate a section each month telling you about my life on the podium with musical examples and stories.
  • Appearing in this new series will be separate full-length interviews with a musician, presenter, soloist or manager from the Classical Music world. These interviews will be concentrating on their relationships with conductors and their experiences working with conductors. 
  • You will have full access to both of these series as well as all articles, essays and other written posts.
  • You will be thanked "on air" when you subscribe.
  • Bonus episodes

Sub-Principal

$9
per month
  • You get access to a quarterly group chat with me via Zoom, giving you a chance to ask questions, air your views or just have a chinwag with me and other fans of the podcast.
  • To get the benefit of being a Sub-Principal, you must subscribe for a minimum of 3 months.
  • You also get the benefits from all the tiers below.
  • Live Q&As

Principal

$12
per month
  • 'The Mic Test' is a brand new mini-podcast series, revisiting conductors who have already been interviewed. They will be asked a brand new set of ten questions, some questions set by me, some by subscribers of higher tiers. There will be a minimum of six episodes per year.
  • To get the benefit of being a Principal, you must subscribe for a minimum of 3 months.
  • You also get the benefits from all the tiers below.
  • Bonus episodes

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About Michael Seal

Dear listeners,

Welcome to the special subscriber's page for 'a mic on the podium' - this is where you can choose from 6 different levels of subscription and enjoy two brand-new podcast series, hear special Patreon exclusive mini-episodes that come as companions to the main podcast, take part in group or private Zoom meetings with me or sponsor an entire episode in your name. It is like joining a very exclusive fan club!

If subscribing is not for you, then you can make a one-off donation by visiting https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/a-mic-on-the-podium but you would be missing out on extra content and many different new ways to be involved with the podcast.

While 'a mic on the podium' is a lot of fun to make, and I have loved every second of doing it, it takes a lot of time and energy. It also takes quite a lot of technology which now needs upgrading. The first interviews were made and recorded at home, using basic equipment. This equipment has now been upgraded and I hope you have heard the difference in recent episodes?

However, as Covid restrictions lift, it may only be possible to interview conductors in the future by going to see them and recording them live.

This means that portable recording equipment will be required and more portable hard drive storage to store these lengthy audio and video files (you know how conductors like to chat!). I may, in the future, offer the chance for some interviews to be filmed, which will mean video equipment might also need to be purchased.

I do also want to start a new podcast in the future and paying for the hosting of that, plus the hosting of 'a mic on the podium' also need paying for and, like all musicians during these dark days of Covid-19, funds are tight!

By subscribing or donating, you will be supporting this very popular podcast, helping to keep the podcast standards high while also helping me create more interesting and engaging media for you to enjoy here on Patreon. This new content is exclusively for you and long may it continue, with your continued support!

Thank you to you all for helping this podcast to be a great success - whether you are new or have been with me since the very beginning!

Mike Seal

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This will help me buy extra storage space for the large amount of files each episode takes. An extra hard-drive will be needed imminently.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 101 exclusive posts
60
Audio releases
23
Writings
18
Videos

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