|COURSE NUMBER:||MUSI 330|
|COURSE TITLE:||Choral Conducting I|
|NAME OF INSTRUCTOR:||Dr. Evelyn Grieger|
|CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION:||credits 3(hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 0)|
|COURSE DESCRIPTION:||This course introduces the student to the technique of choral
conducting and choral repertoire. It is required of all senior
students in the Diploma of Church Music program. The consent of
the instructor is required for others.|
Students with credit in MUSI 235 cannot receive credit in MUSI 330.
Prerequisites: MUSI 216, 217, 266, 267
|MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:||
|COURSE OBJECTIVES:||The course is designed to develop basic conducting techniques (preparatory gestures, beat patterns, cues and releases, articulatory and expressive gestures, use of the left hand, use of the baton); to develop the ability to read and interpret the choral score; and to begin a familiarity with the foundations of rehearsal procedures; all the while fostering the qualities of leadership and musicianship. The basics of vocal pedagogy and technique will be introduced, and students will also begin developing the listening skills necessary in evaluating and instructing a choral ensemble.|
Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.
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