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This subject introduces basic conducting skills including baton technique, rehearsal methods, score reading and preparation as they apply to wind, string, brass and choral music in both classical and popular styles. The role of conductor as teacher will be explored in depth. Also covered are basic instrumental and vocal ensemble problems and solutions.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
- demonstrate the basic mechanics of beat patterns, expressive facial and hand and body gestures;
- rehearse and conduct an instrumental or vocal ensemble with confidence and conviction whilst understanding the principles to be followed in solving complex musical challenges;
- demonstrate understanding and appreciation of the teaching and leadership skills needed to be a conductor; and
- demonstrate an understanding of basic interpretive skills through body language,inflection, meter, dynamics and imagery.
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- demonstrate skills in cooperation, communication and negotiation that allow for effective working of groups;
- demonstrate the capacity for critical and independent thought and reflection;
- demonstrate skills in evaluative thinking, and in the application of theoretical criteria to practical outcomes;
- demonstrate analytical skills in the context of printed and aural materials; and
- plan effectively to meet performance deadlines.
Last updated: 6 December 2019