|This course may be repeated for credit.|
The theoretical portion of the course will highlight key events in historical development of "orchestra" and "conducting". The practical portion will focus on aspects of basic baton technique, score study strategies, score analysis, rehearsal techniques, interpretation, style and performance practice. All on examples from standard orchestral literature.
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|Course Format: Performance||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MUSC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Brock McElheran, Conducting Technique For Beginners and Professionals. Third Edition.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
The first class meeting of the semester will take place on Tuesday, January 28th in the Olin Library Music Seminar Room 327B. Several of the class meetings will take place in Crowell Concert Hall. The instructor will provide a schedule of class locations as part of the class syllabus.
The Final Performance Examination will take place on Monday, April 21st, 7:00-9:00pm in Crowell Hall, with the Wesleyan University Orchestra. Students who anticipate unresolvable scheduling conflicts must contact the instructor immediately to arrange for an alternate final exam appointment.
NO CLASS on Tuesday, April 22nd.
The Final Written Examination will take place in accordance with the regular University-wide Final Exam schedule.
Registration priority will be given to music majors; students from other departments are welcome to join if there are seats available. All students will be required to play an instrument or sing in an improvised class ensemble and take turns conducting. An advanced level of performance on an instrument (singers and percussionists will be required to play piano and/or sing), as well as good sight-reading skills are required.
This course may be may be repeated. It can be taken two times for a grade and up to four times for credit.
|Instructor(s): Potemkina,Nadya Times: ..T.R.. 09:00AM-10:20AM; Location: OLIN327B; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 15
|Permission of instructor will be granted during the drop/add period. Students must submit either a ranked or unranked drop/add request for this course.|
|Web Resources: Syllabus |
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 0||1st Ranked: 0||2nd Ranked: 0||3rd Ranked: 0||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 0|