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Conducting
CONDUCTING
CLASS CODE: MUSIC 308 CREDITS:  2
DIVISION: PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
DEPARTMENT: MUSIC
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: A one-semester course teaching basic conducting skills for music majors. Topics include leadership, expressive gesture, score study, and developing the aural image. The class will function as an ensemble, and each student will conduct assignments as frequently as possible, at least every other week.
DESCRIPTION: A one-semester course teaching basic conducting skills for music majors. Topics include leadership, expressive gesture, score study, and developing the aural image. The class will function as an ensemble, and each student will conduct assignments as frequently as possible, at least every other week.
TOPICS: Beat patterns, baton technique, transposition, clef reading, score reading, cuing, subdivisions, fermatas, and releases. We will also discuss Christ-centered musical leadership and locate resources to help students in their future study of conducting.
OBJECTIVES: Students should gain confidence in leading an ensemble, learn basic rehearsal techniques, gain practice in error detection and correction, learn how to study and prepare a score for rehearsal, and begin to build a personal philosophy of conducting and musical leadership. Students will also learn how to improve their verbal and written communication skills, observe other conductors, and critique their own work.

REQUIREMENTS: Varies by instructor, but attendance is required. There will be at least two written tests in addition to regular graded conducting assignments. Students may be required to do formal observations of conductors, start a formal conducting journal, and acquire a baton.
PREREQUISITES: Music 156, 194, and 196.
OTHER: This course may include an on-line component
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001