Students will develop the physical techniques and interpretive skills required to be an instrumental conductor.
Instrumental Conducting Technique
Students will be able to:
--Explain and demonstrate the conductor's correct posture, stance, baton grip, and hand/arm position.
--Explain and demonstrate the conductor's preparatory gesture, ictus, rebound, the conducting patterns.
--Demonstrate expressive and ambidextrous use of both hands as it relates to the musical score.
--Conduct in various articulation styles, legato, staccato, marcato, & tenuto
--Conduct clear beat patterns, mixed meter, subdivision, and cuing technique.
--Define musical terms as useful for a conductor., and understand/explain the transpositions of instruments found within a musical score.
--Convincingly conduct a variety of musical excerpts