|CLASS CODE:||MUSIC 308||CREDITS: 2|
|DIVISION:||PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS|
|GENERAL EDUCATION:||This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.|
|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.|
|CONTENT AND TOPICS:||Beat patterns, baton technique, transposition, clef reading, score reading, cueing, subdivisions, fermatas, and releases. We will also discuss Christ-centered musical leadership and locate resources to help students in their future study of conducting.|
|GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:||1. Gain confidence in leading an ensemble.
2. Increase skill and confidence in basic conducting gesture.
3. Learn basic rehearsal techniques.
4. Gain practice in error detection and correction.
5. Learn how to study and prepare a score for rehearsal, and begin to build a personal philosophy of conducting and musical leadership. 6. Develop a personal philosophy of conducting and musical leadership.
|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 194, 196, and 256.|
|OTHER:||This course may include an on-line component|
|EFFECTIVE DATE:||August 2001|