Instrumental Conducting

MUS 392
Theory IV and Conducting I

This course follows MUS 361 (Conducting I) and is the final conducting course for Instrumental Music Education students. The conducting student will learn more complex conducting patterns and refined expressive gestures. Literature for orchestra and concert band will be surveyed, and selected pieces will receive in-depth study. Techniques for directing jazz ensemble and marching band will be addressed, and the student will gain experience in computer-assisted field show charting. Consideration also is given to the daily rehearsal plan, rehearsal techniques and classroom management as these relate to the expected outcome of the entire unit.