PERF 2023 - Conducting 2A

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015

Introduction to conducting techniques (all standard beat patterns; initial development of expressive gestures and skills for reflection of musical character; use of the left hand; entries, releases, fermata, tempo and character changes); score reading, analysis and marking; developing appropriate aural skills; effective rehearsal techniques and planning; repertoire and resources, including set works.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PERF 2023
    Course Conducting 2A
    Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 1.5
    Contact Up to 2 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Incompatible GENMUS 2023
    Restrictions Priority is given to Bachelor of Music students but course is available to non-music students (by audition)
    Course Description Introduction to conducting techniques (all standard beat patterns; initial development of expressive gestures and skills for reflection of musical character; use of the left hand; entries, releases, fermata, tempo and character changes); score reading, analysis and marking; developing appropriate aural skills; effective rehearsal techniques and planning; repertoire and resources, including set works.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Carl Crossin OAM

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

    No information currently available.

    University Graduate Attributes

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  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    All music used in this course will be provided by the lecturer.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This course will be delivered through 12 weekly 2-hour workshops. Student learning will be very ‘hands on’ with students regularly conducting the class as an ensemble using selected repertoire prepared by the students before each class. Lecturer feedback is given in each workshop.
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    In addition to the weekly 2-hour workshops, students will be expected to engage in private study as follows:
    o Up to two hours of private practice of conducting and associated gestural skills learnt in the workshops
    o Two hours of private score study and preparation of music excerpts and examples introduced in the workshops
    Total weekly workload: 6 hours
    Learning Activities Summary
    Continued development of specific skills and techniques for working with instrumental ensembles including:
    Introduction to conducting techniques including:
    1. stance and body language
    2. all standard beating patterns with appropriate subdivisions
    3. basic legato and marcato conducting styles
    4. entries, releases, cues, fermata
    5. initial development of expressive gestures
    6. independent use of hands including expressive and functional use of the left hand
    7. changes in metre, tempo and character changes
    8. effective conducting with the hands
    9. introduction to score reading (orchestra, band and choir), analysis and score marking
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Two Practical Assessments – one held in week 5 and one at the end of the semester.
    Two score study assignments.
    Assessment Related Requirements
    In addition to the assessment tasks referred to above, 100% attendance at weekly classes is expected.
    Assessment Detail
    Practical Assessment 1: Week 5  (20%)

    Practical Assessment 2: Week 12  (60%)

    Observation & Review assignment: (15%)

    Self Evaluation:  (5%)

    Both practical assessments will enable the student’s to exhibit their developing conducting skills in conveying musical intent through a range of conducting gestures.

    Submission

    No information currently available.

    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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