MUSC 360: Advanced Conducting and Literature

5 credit hours

Prerequisite: MUSC 356
This course is a continuation of Conducting and the capstone applied class in the music education curriculum, with particular emphasis placed on score study, good ensemble management practices, and the refinement of conducting skills necessary for success in the choral, orchestral, or wind band classroom. Students will explore both chorale and instrumental literature and develop an understanding of the performance practices of characteristic pieces from all the major stylistic periods. Beyond classroom work, students will also have the opportunity to conduct one or more of Drury’s concert ensembles during the course of the semester. As a required advanced course for the bachelor of music education, Advanced Conducting and Literature requires significant reading and preparation.