MUS 216(F) Orchestral Conducting

This course will introduce and develop a broad range of subjects associated with conducting, including: rehearsal techniques, physical and aural skills, interpretation, and programming. Related areas to be discussed include: balance, intonation, rhythm, articulation, phrasing, bowings, and complex meters. Weekly conducting and score reading assignments will form the core of the workload. Larger projects may involve conducting existing instrumental ensembles, and along with score reading, will be the basis of the midterm and final exams. This course involves a trip to audit a Boston Symphony rehearsal at Symphony Hall. Evaluation will be based on regular conducting assignments and final projects. Prerequisites: permission of instructor. Enrollment limit: 6 (expected: 4-6).