Choral Practicum

Choral Practicum
Applied conducting technique, score analysis and preparation, evaluating solo performance, and application of learning theory.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesMUSIC 235B & MUSIC 296
 ProgramsContaining MUSIC 376A
Course Outcomes

Conducting in Various Genres

Students will demonstrate clear and expressive conducting in various genres.

Conducting Techniques

Students will develop and demonstrate mastery of conducting techniques.

Effective Communication through Conducting

Students will demonstrate principles of effective communication through conducting.

Score Analysis

Students will demonstrate ability to analyze scores in terms of form, phrasing, meter, cueing, balance and harmonic analysis and provide score markings for each.


Students will demonstrate ability to transpose.

Teaching Strategies

Students will learn and implement diverse teaching strategies.

Lesson Planning

Students will create lesson plans that identify and target specific music elements by predicting and prioritizing rehearsal issues.

Rehearsal Strategies

Students will design and customize rehearsal strateigies as an integral part of lesson planning.

Micro Teaching Modules

Students will conduct and perform for each other in micro teaching modules.

Rehearsal, Performance and Evaluation

Students will rehearse, perform, and evaluate in real time.

Performance Analysis

Students will analyze and assess performance practice in live lab settings.


Students will self-reflect on individiual goals, progress and challenges.

Peer Assessment

Students will assess peers in pairs and in groups.

Conducting/Teaching Modules

Students will mini conducting/rehearsal modules will be representative of the skills, knowledge, and techniques required for classroom teaching (rehearsals are filmed).

Professional and Courteous Conduct

Students will show empathy, respect and courtesy towards each other throughout the leanrning process.