Advanced Seminar in Instrumental Conducting (MUS 838.3)

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An advanced study of the fundamentals of organizing and leading a wind ensemble, to further develop and expand psycho-motor and score-reading skills and conducting gestures for large and small ensembles. Furthermore, the course deals with advanced methods in studying examples of instrumental curricula, selecting repertoire, comprehensive analysis, lesson planning, programming, research into teaching of musical literacy, and evaluation. Included is a detailed examination of materials and resources as well as critical research into the characteristics of successful secondary school instrumental music programs as demonstrated through course work and a substantial research paper.

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