Fundamentals of Rehearsing Music Ensembles

Fundamentals of Rehearsing Music Ensembles

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Syllabus

  • Week 1 - An Introduction to Rehearsing
    This week, Module 1, we’ll discuss basic philosophical issues such as: What we do in rehearsals, what skills are needed, and the idea of the conductor as “the composer’s advocate.” I will also introduce the concept of Macro-Micro-Macro, which serves as the ove...
  • Week 2 - Communicating with the Ensemble
    Module 2 begins with a discussion about repertoire: how to define quality music and how to choose a balanced, musically nourishing program. Building on the topics of Module 1, this week’s conducting technique videos focus on the grammar for starting and stoppi...
  • Week 3 - Introducing the Rehearsal Toolkit
    Week 3’s material begins with more left hand technique, expanding on the concepts introduced in Module 2 and continuing with gestures to show dynamics. The section on rehearsal technique begins with an explanation of the ‘Rehearsal Toolkit,” a collection of id...
  • Week 4 - Articulation, Balance, and Tone
    Module 4 begins with perhaps the most crucial task a conductor undertakes: score study. Score study is the umbrella term for the process of thoroughly learning a score-- not just knowing how to sing the melody or memorizing phrases and meters--but learning eve...
  • Week 5 - Phrasing
    Module 5 begins with a discussion about score marking, a topic that is controversial by some ways of thinking. One school of thought suggests that scores should never be marked with cues and other information, since doing so reflects a deficit in score study o...
  • Week 6 - Accompanimental Conducting and Intonation
    Module 6 (our final week!) begins with a brief discussion about planning rehearsals, moves to techniques for accompanimental conducting, and then dips into the Rehearsal Toolkit for intonation strategies. The intonation section includes an introduction to over...

Prerequisite

None.

Instructors

Dr. Evan Feldman
Associate Professor & Wind Ensemble Conductor
Music

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