Conducting Techniques

Course Number: 270*/3.0 3L (Course Code Explanation)

Open To: B.Mus. and B.Mus./B.Ed. students, non-B.Mus. students

Area(s): Music Education

Instructor(s): Mr. Gordon Craig

Term(s): B

Day(s) and Time(s): M: 2.30-4.00, W: 2.30-4.00

Room: IBCPA 105

Calendar Description

An introduction to basic principles of conducting, baton and rehearsal techniques.

Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s) / Exclusion(s)

  • PREREQUISITES MUSC 191/6.0 and (MUSC 121/6.0 or MUSC 124/6.0) and (6.0 units from MUSC 180/3.0; MUSC 181/3.0; MUSC 183/3.0; MUSC 185/3.0; MUSC 187/3.0; MUSC 188/3.0).

Additional Information

This course introduces students to basic principles of conducting and baton techniques. Students will learn to use conventional right-hand conducting patterns for duple, triple and compound duple metres, right-hand cueing, and will analyze compositions to prepare for conducting.

Class activities include movement, creative activities (composition and/or arranging), strength training, peer conducting, small and large group discussions. Course evaluation will consist of participation (required for peer conducting), assignments and quizzes, and a written and practical final examination. Students should be prepared to sing, play one or more secondary instruments, read articles/books, and should provide an individual videotape and a lightweight baton.