Fundamentals of Conducting: From the Symphony to the Scoring Stage
MUSC X 498.3
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Learn the fundamentals of conducting from a professional film and concert conductor with practice focusing on baton technique, cueing, and other aspects. Work with live professional musicians to practice skills learned.
What you can learn.
- Learn what exactly goes into conducting including beat patterns, irregular meters, contrasting articulations, and gestures
- Understand podium presence, conducting to picture, and conducting a click track
- Eight conducting sessions—six with live professional musicians
About this course:
Learn the fundamentals of conducting taught by a professional film and concert conductor. You will practice all aspects of baton technique, including beat patterns, irregular meters, and contrasting articulations/gestures. You will work on cueing, conducting to picture, conducting to a click track, and podium presence. You will conduct live professional musicians as well as conduct to recordings. Attendance is strongly encouraged for the first class meeting, during which important foundations are established. Conducting begins at the second meeting and attendance is mandatory.
The equivalent of two years of training in music at the college level, or consent of instructor.