Fundamentals of Conducting: From the Symphony to the Scoring Stage

MUSC X 498.3
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.
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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 suggested for the first class meeting, during which important foundations are established. Conducting begins at the second meeting and attendance is mandatory.

Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Fundamentals of Conducting: From the Symphony to the Scoring Stage.

The equivalent of two years of training in music at the college level, or consent of instructor.

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