Aug 15, 2018  
Evening Division Fall 2017 
Evening Division Fall 2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EVCRT 461/462 — Instrumental Conducting

Mark Shapiro
Conductors must have a repertoire of techniques and resources that can be flexibly adapted to suit specific music-making contexts. In this yearlong course, we explore conducting basics including score study and preparation; approaches to rehearsal and performance; knowledge of the instrument groups and their specific requirements (such as bowing for strings); and clarity with or without a baton. Students are invited to set aside flamboyant or doctrinaire approaches in favor of spontaneous, straightforward problem-solving to achieve fluent, substantive, and artistic communication with instrumentalists. Each semester, students have several opportunities to conduct small ensembles (such as a string quintet) drawn from the Juilliard community. Placement interview required.

13 weeks and 2 credits per semester
Tuesday 8 – 10 pm
September 19 – December 12

$1,050 plus $125 Musician Fee per semester 


Students may register online after they have auditioned and been accepted.


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