The unit of study provides a grounding and background in history, analysis and technical skills in coducting. It provides the essential building blocks for the study and technical development of conducting and will help set a student on a path of enquiry that can continue and further develop according to the student's own aspirations.
1 x 3 hr lecture and practical sessions/week
participation (10%), 1 x group presentation (30%), 1 x practical exam (60%)
It is recommended that students have undertaken the Undergrad Conducting elective at SCM, or equivalent audition. Other recommended prior learning includes: advanced proficiency at a musical instrument; prior experience performing in conducted ensembles; some prior experience in conducting, including teachers who conduct student groups; excellent aural skills and score reading skills are mandatory.