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Conducting (MUCO) Classes

Please note that not all courses are offered every semester. This listing is not considered authoritative. Please visit Access.SMU for authoritative course offerings including meeting times, professor, and more.

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MUCO 3208 (2). FUNDAMENTALS OF CHORAL CONDUCTING.
Includes all basic beat patterns, subdivision, fermata problems, beat character, and an introduction to left-hand usage and basic score reading, with emphasis on the psychophysical relationship between conductor and ensemble.

MUCO 3209 (2). FUNDAMENTALS OF INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING.
Includes basic conducting technique, score reading, score analysis, and general rehearsal procedures, with attention given to rehearsal techniques in a laboratory setting.

MUCO 3210 (2). CHORAL CONDUCTING PRACTICUM.
Stresses development of rehearsal techniques in a laboratory setting. Students choose, prepare, and rehearse music with other students in class to develop skills in error detection, rehearsal pacing, sequencing, and ordering of music for optimum rehearsals. Prerequisite: MUCO 3208 or equivalent.

MUCO 3211 (2). INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING PRACTICUM.
Stresses development of rehearsal techniques in a laboratory setting. Students choose, prepare, and rehearse music with other students in the class to develop skills in error detection, rehearsal pacing, sequencing, and ordering of music for optimal rehearsals. Prerequisite: MUCO 3209.

MUCO 4184 (1). DIRECTED STUDY IN CONDUCTING.
Individual technical development and score preparation for the advanced conductor. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.

MUCO 4284 (2). DIRECTED STUDY IN CONDUCTING.
Individual technical development and score preparation for the advanced conductor. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.

MUCO 4384 (3). DIRECTED STUDY IN CONDUCTING.
Individual technical development and score preparation for the advanced conductor. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.

MUCO 5210 (2). CHORAL CONDUCTING PRACTICUM.
Stresses development of rehearsal techniques in a laboratory setting. Students choose, prepare, and rehearse music with other students in class to develop skills in error detection, rehearsal pacing, sequencing, and ordering of music for optimum rehearsals. Prerequisite: MUCO 3208 or equivalent.

MUCO 5309 (3). ADVANCED INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING.
Stylistic analysis of a range of large ensemble repertoire, with emphasis on historical context, performance practice, interpretive issues, performance techniques, and conducting problems. Also, the study of baton and rehearsal technique.

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