MUS 214(F,S) Basic Conducting

This course will introduce and develop a broad range of skills associated with conducting. Primarily focusing on score reading and baton technique, the course will include exercises in sightsinging, keyboard skills, vocal/instrumental skills, musicological pursuits, rehearsal techniques, aural training, and organizational skills. Weekly conducting and score reading assignments will form the core of the work load and larger projects involving conducting existing ensembles (vocal and/or instrumental) will be the basis of the midterm and final exams. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

Hour: B. WELLS