Fall 2015 not offered
|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)
Brock McElheran, CONDUCTING TECHNIQUE FOR BEGINNERS AND PROFESSIONALS, Third Edition.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
The Final Written Examination will take place in accordance with the regular University-wide Final Exam schedule.
The Final Performance Examination is an assignment to conduct the Wesleyan University Orchestra during the following orchestra rehearsal:
Monday, December 7th
Students who anticipate unresolvable scheduling conflicts must contact the instructor immediately to arrange for an alternate final exam appointment.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
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.
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