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MUM4330 - Conducting II

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Fintan Murphy


Not offered in 2007


Guided by supervisors, the student chooses and submits an advanced level program of works to be studied and conducted. Students will receive an individual conducting lesson each week and attend masterclasses. Each student arranges and presents a 60-minute performance, and writes a 2000 word program booklet for this performance that outlines the justification of the program, a discussion of performance practice issues and a brief analysis and history of the repertoire. Examiners will attend the first and last rehearsals as well as the performance, to assess progress and rehearsal skills.


On completion of this unit, students should have acquired an extended level of expertise in conducting, including the ability to create an aural picture of a musical score, a fundamental baton technique able to be used for a variety of ensembles, and independence of hand movements; developed a comprehensive knowledge of the musical content and style of the available repertoire for a specific ensemble - choral, band or orchestral; acquired appropriate supplementary skills in research, writing and criticism.


Program booklet (2000 words) 20%
Rehearsal and performance: 80%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 1 hour individual lesson and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week