Music Courses (MUSC)

  1. 222 Introduction to Conducting
  2. 313 Diction I
  3. 314 Diction II
  4. 315 Diction III
  5. 323 Conducting-Instrumental
  6. 324 Conducting-Choral
  7. 350 Jazz Improvisation
  8. 400 Internship

222 Introduction to Conducting

2 Credits

An intensive study of the fundamental principles of conducting, including conducting theory, beat patterns, use of the left hand and practical applications. Also featured will be various conducting techniques, model conductors and score preparation.

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313 Diction I

2 Credits

Intensive exercises in English and Italian diction, both spoken and sung.

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314 Diction II

2 Credits

Intensive exercises in German diction, both spoken and sung.

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315 Diction III

2 Credits

Intensive exercises in French diction, both spoken and sung.

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323 Conducting-Instrumental

2 Credits

An intensive study of the art of conducting orchestral and wind band ensembles. Topics will include conducting techniques, score study and preparation, rehearsal techniques and transpositions, musical styles, interpretation, program planning and administration.

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324 Conducting-Choral

2 Credits

An intensive study of the art of conducting choral ensembles. Topics will include rehearsal techniques, score preparation, musical style periods, interpretation, program planning and administration.

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350 Jazz Improvisation

2 Credits

Study and application of basic jazz improvisational techniques.

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400 Internship

1-6 Credits

A capstone course designed to give students practical experience in their specific areas of interest.

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