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Graduate Conducting

MU577 and MU578, Graduate Conducting 1 and 2. 

The investigation of problems confronting the instrumental conductor, with emphasis on orchestral procedures, performance practices, development of the orchestra, and instrumental requirements of major composers. Open to all graduate students in Performance; capacity is limited to six students in a section that meets two hours per week, insuring that instruction is a mix of group work and individual attention.

1-2 hours weekly; 2 credits

MU678, Seminar in Conducting. 

Sophisticated investigation of the technique of conducting with a focus on instrumental music. Taught by Bruce Hangen, conductor of the Conservatory orchestra. The primary technical emphasis is on the clarity and effectiveness of one's conducting gestures and leadership, with supporting emphases on the knowledge of orchestral instruments, repertoire, and group dynamics. Repertoire studied is based largely on works being rehearsed and performed by the Conservatory's large ensembles. No more than six students are accepted into the course in any semester, to insure that instruction is a mix of group work and individual attention.

1-2 hours weekly; 2 credits

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