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
Day(s) and Time(s): M: 2.30-4.00, W: 2.30-4.00
Room: HLH 120
An introduction to basic principles of conducting, baton and rehearsal techniques.
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.