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MUSI259 Special Topic: Practical Conducting

The techniques and skills of conducting including gesture, rehearsal technique and score analysis.

This is a practical conducting paper aimed at students and community members (teachers in particular) with an interest in amateur and professional conducting. The paper has a core practical component and includes rehearsal techniques, performance etiquette, score analysis and effective programming.

Paper title Special Topic: Practical Conducting
Paper code MUSI259
Subject Music
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2023 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,141.35
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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MUSI 101 or MUSI 110
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Students who have not passed MUSI101 or MUSI110 may be admitted on the basis of equivalent musical knowledge.

Teaching staff

Convenor: Professor Peter Adams
Teaching Staff: Professor Peter Adams and Kenneth Young, Mozart Fellow 2020.

Paper Structure

Please contact the School of Performing Arts ( for a copy of the most recent paper profile.

Teaching Arrangements

Three 2-hour workshops each week for six weeks.

Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Course outline

Contact the School Office for a copy of the most recent paper profile.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation,Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students will gain skills in musical leadership, including rehearsal methods and successful direction through the conducting of music ensembles.

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Not offered in 2023

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system