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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 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Summer School
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,038.45
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,212.00

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MUSI 101 or MUSI 110
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Students who have not passed MUSI 101 or 110 may be admitted on the basis of equivalent musical knowledge.
Teaching staff
Convenor: Associate Professor Peter Adams
Teaching Staff: Associate Professor Peter Adams and Dr Errol Moore
Paper Structure
Please contact the Department of Music, Theatre and Performing Arts for a copy of the most recent paper profile.
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation,Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
Students will gain skills in musical leadership, including rehearsal methods and successful direction through the conducting of music ensembles.
Teaching Arrangements
Three 2-hour workshops each week for six weeks

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Summer School

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Monday 16:00-17:50 2-7
Wednesday 16:00-17:50 2-7
Friday 16:00-17:50 2-7
M1 Thursday 16:00-17:50 6