What are they like?
Formal study towards answer
A recent study of certain personality characteristics of 135 student conductors at the PAF deposited on line by Gombás Judit, musician, and lecturer in developmental psychology at the PAF.
Report in Hungarian. Aspirations and risk of burnout sampled by means of published scales from the United States.
An eminently replicable study for comparative purposes, for example in other places where conductors are presently trained.
Gombás, J. (2006) Konduktor szakos hallgatók értékrendszerének alakulása,
Pedagógiai és szakmódszertani tanulmányok, pp. 124-132