Advanced Rehearsal Techniques

Course Number
COND-421
Description

An advanced course for conductors in the development of effective technical, musical, and psychological skills, including planning (choice of literature, aesthetic and practical considerations, allotment of rehearsal time); musical preparation (development of interpretation, choice of tempi, stylistic factors, identifying difficult or tricky passages, editing parts for bowing and breathing); rehearsal (pacing, including alternating woodshedding with play-through; balancing dynamics; using effective gestures with the baton, face, left hand, and body; giving effective verbal instructions; intonation; listening and prioritizing; stopping and starting; knowing when to be satisfied); and human factors (mutual respect and honesty, shared responsibility, ensemble esprit de corps, and psychological momentum).

Credits
2
Prerequisites
COND-311, COND-351, or COND-361
Required Of
None
Electable By
All B.M. and P.D. students
Major Elective for
Composition
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring
Location
Boston
Department
COMP
Course Chair
Richard Carrick
Taught By
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