of the Kapellmeister is the musical director/conductor of a choir or an orchestra. The term is often used as synonym for conductor and particularly is in the range of non-classical music, z. B. in the blowing music, common.
At larger opera houses, which employ several conductors, Kapellmeister is a place designation. The first Kapellmeister is subordinate thereby the highest-ranking conductor, the head conductor, and is responsible for also its agency.
With the so-called Ländlerkapellen the Kapellmeister is inthe rule also founder and contact person of the formation.
See also: Concert master