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    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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Special Topic: Practical Conducting
    Subject Music
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Summer School (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,173.30
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    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

    Convener: Professor Anthony Ritchie
    Teaching Staff: Professor Anthony Ritchie

    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.
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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.


    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
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