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MUSC 2350. Fundamentals of Conducting. 2 Hours.

Required of all Music majors, but open to other students with an interest in ensemble conducting. Covers the fundamental aspects of conducting choral and/or instrumental groups. Topics include: basic patterns, cueing, use of the left hand, offbeat entrances, fermatas, caesuras, tenuto, dynamics. Students are involved in conducting the class both as conductor and ensemble member. Concert attendance for purposes of viewing other conductors is required. Students must have some background in vocal or instrumental ensembles and be able to read music. Students who successfully complete this course will have improved ability to conduct choral and/or instrumental music. FA, SP.