MUS 392

Advanced Instrumental Conducting and Rehearsal Techniques

Advanced study of instrumental conducting techniques, emphasizing strategies for instrumental pedagogy, transposition, score reading, score study, analysis, and aural translation of the printed page. Class time is spent in lecture, discussion, demonstration, and skill refinement. Students conduct an ensemble consisting of class members during regular videotaped conducting labs, with formal and informal evaluation given by the instructor. Once a week, students conduct a lab ensemble consisting of music education majors, providing an opportunity for the exploration of band, orchestra and jazz repertoire and rehearsal techniques. The culminating exam includes conducting a university ensemble in rehearsal and concert.