Conducting 1 with Live Keyboard Ensemble

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This course provides students with beginning conducting skills, incorporating in-class conducting experience and in-depth score study, with an emphasis on symphonic repertoire.  Beginning skills include basic baton technique, standard beat patterns, indicating dynamics and articulations, cueing entrances, leadership skills, and more. Elements of score reading and score preparation and familiarity with orchestral instruments will also be addressed. Repertoire to include symphony orchestra works (and/or excerpts of works) from the classical and romantic periods.

All students perform instrumental parts on keyboards to create a virtual orchestra for the student conductor.

This course is similar to COND-211 with the addition of weekly live keyboard performance. COND-216 can be taken as a substitute for COND-211.

ET-211 or ET-231
Required Of
All students not taking COND-211, except MTHE and MUED majors
Electable By
All B.M. and P.D. students
Major Elective for
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring
Course Chair
Richard Carrick
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