University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

MUSGEN 3013 - Foundations of Conducting

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 2 hours per week
Restriction: Priority is given to BMus students but available to all students
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assumed Knowledge: No prior conducting experience required, but students should have completed at least 24 units of Level I undergraduate music courses or equivalent
Incompatible: GENMUS 2023, PERF 2023, PERF 2024, MUSGEN 2010
Assessment: Minor practical assessment 20%, Observation & review assignment 20%, Major practical assessment 50%, Class participation 10%

This course provides students with an introduction to conducting techniques including all standard beat patterns; the 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; and an introduction to specific choral and instrumental techniques.

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Postgraduate Coursework
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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Tue 15/03/2022 Thu 24/03/2022 Fri 06/05/2022 Fri 10/06/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
11883 WR01 20 11 28 Feb - 4 Apr Monday 4pm - 6pm Madley, G02, Rehearsal Studio
25 Apr - 30 May Monday 4pm - 6pm Madley, G02, Rehearsal Studio
20196 WRK0 10 10 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.