OVERALL LEARNING GOALS for CONDUCTING ONE The intention of this 300-level course(MUS 360) for the undergraduate music major (BM, BME, BMA) at DePauw University is to create in those music students a fundamentally sound physical, intellectual and intuitive conducting skill through the useand application ofinformation from a structured text which includes sets of exercises that will be used in an interactive classroom. Supported by other areas of personal study, as the student continues to developartistic excellence andcreativity, thestudentwill become a moreaccomplished conductor, based onthe critical thinking skills that this foundation in Conducting One will have provided. OVERALL LEARNING OBJECTIVES for CONDUCTING ONE The course of study, which provides action-oriented and measurable objectives, will include the following: discussion of text readings followed by the execution andimplementation of physical conducting and other technical exercises from the text; full-score study techniques (including several graded projects ofmarking leading-line, cueing, harmonic analysis and "phraseology"); live-ensemble conducting and rehearsal interaction; conducting to a recording toallow maintenance time-beating while focusing on cueing, score progression anddeveloping the ear's ability to adjust to the movement of sound in time; the development of singing skills used for demonstration to an ensemble of specific passage work; and the development of rehearsal strategies for effective use of time ("5-minute Firedrill'- a high efficiency assignment). Most class days will consist of conducting pattern warm-up and drill, discussion of reading material, followed by live-ensemble work.
Smith, Orcenith, "MUS 360 Conducting I Smith Fall 2023" (2023). Course Syllabi. 109, Scholarly and Creative Work from DePauw University.