Instrumental Conducting Techniques

Instrumental Conducting Techniques
Physical techniques and musical understanding required to conduct an instrumental performance ensemble.
 Hours2.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesMUSIC 193 & MUSIC 195 & MUSIC 197
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring
 ProgramsContaining MUSIC 235A
Course Outcomes: 

Instrumental Conducting

Students will develop the physical techniques and interpretive skills required to be an instrumental conductor.

Instrumental Conducting Technique

Students will be able to:

--Explain and demonstrate the conductor's correct posture, stance, baton grip, and hand/arm position.

--Explain and demonstrate the conductor's preparatory gesture, ictus, rebound, the conducting patterns.

--Demonstrate expressive and ambidextrous use of both hands as it relates to the musical score.

--Conduct in various articulation styles, legato, staccato, marcato, & tenuto

--Conduct clear beat patterns, mixed meter, subdivision, and cuing technique.

--Define musical terms as useful for a conductor., and understand/explain the transpositions of instruments found within a musical score.

--Convincingly conduct a variety of musical excerpts