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MUSI 303, Choral Conducting Dr.

Chuck Neufeld
2 Credits Lander University

Course Calendar and Outline


of Class Sessions*
Sess
Date ion Topic Activities and Resources Assignment Due
August
19 1 Orientation; Parts of a Lecture/Discussion; Class Review PowerPoint: Parts of a
Pattern; Objectives; Conducting; Conducting Pattern;
Syllabus; Posture; Stance and Plane; 2, 3, & 4 Take Parts of a Pattern Quiz;
Stance and Plane; Patterns; Hymns (See web site:
Right Hand; In-Class Resources/Handouts/Conductin
Conducting g Patterns/Parts of a Pattern)
21 2 Posture; Stance and Lecture/Discussion; Class Readings & Reading Guides
Plane; Right Hand; Conducting; Conducting 1.1-Ormandy
Modern Chirognomy; Stance and Plane; Simple 2, 1.2-Green
In-Class Conducting; 3, & 4 Patterns 1.3-Decker/Kirk
2, 3, & 4 Patterns; RH Conducting & Resources
& LH Initial Learn all parts to all hymns;
Preparations; RH & Be ready to Conduct Hymns;
LH Final Releases; Know 2, 3, & 4 Patterns;
Hymns Handout/Developing Conducting
Technique/Basics of Choral
Conducting & Basics of
Congregational Singing

26 3 Simple 6 Patterns; Lecture/Discussion; Class Readings & Reading Guides


Subdivided Simple 2, Conducting: Hymns; Simple 2.1-Garretson, pp. 1-29
3, & 4 Patterns; 6, 8, 9, & 12 Patterns; Hymns 2.2-Sharp, pp. 37-46
Preparations and 2.25-Green, pp. 78-83
Releases; Compound 2.275-Green
6, 9, & 12 Patterns; In- Conducting & Resources
Class Conducting Simple 6, 8, 9, & 12 Patterns;
Be Ready to Conduct Hymns
28 4 Left Hand Lecture/Discussion; Class Readings & Reading Guides
Independence; RH On Conducting-Hymns; Left 2.3-Green, Chapter 3
Beat Preparations Hand Independence; On Beat 2.4-Sharp, pp. 51-52
(Cues); RH On Beat Preparations and Releases; 2.5-Decker/Kirk, Chapter 1
Releases; Fermatas; Fermatas Conducting & Resources
In-Class Conducting Simple 6, 8, 9, & 12 Patterns;
Compound 3/2, 5, & 7 Patterns
Know Hymns;
Be ready to conduct hymns in
class;
Drill Preparations and Releases;
Handouts/Advancing Conducting
Technique/Four Types of
Fermatas
September
2 NO CLASS-LABOR DAY
4 5 LH On Beat Lecture/Discussion; Class Readings & Reading Guides
Preparations; LH On Conducting: Hymns; 2.6-Sharp, pp. 33-37
Beat Releases; Simple Anacrusis entries; Class 3.1-Green, Chapter 4
Asymmetrical 5, 7 Conducting: Tallis-If Ye Love Conducting & Resources
Patterns; Compound Me Drill Preparations and Releases;
Asymmetrical 5, 7, & 8 Drill Fermatas;
Patterns; RH & LH Off Handout/Developing Conducting
Beat Preparations Technique/Six Rituals of
(Cues); RH & LH Off
MUSI 303, Choral Conducting Dr. Chuck Neufeld
2 Credits Lander University

Beat Releases; Extremely Successful People &


Accents; In-Class How to Build a New Habit
Conducting: Know Compound Symmetrical
Renaissance Style and Asymmetrical Patterns;
Resources/Scores/If Ye Love Me
9 6 Facial Expression; Lecture/Discussion; Class Readings & Reading Guides
Fermatas; Dynamic Conducting-Hymns: Preps, 3.2-Garretson, Chapter 1
Changes; In-Class Releases, Fermatas; Bruner's 3.25-MacKay, MEJ, pp. 22-27
Conducting: Cognitive Development Conducting & Resources
Renaissance Style Theories; Facial Expressions; Know Hymns;
Class Conducting: Tallis-If Ye Know Subdivided Patterns;
Love Me Be ready to conduct hymns in
class;
Handouts/Rehearsal
Techniques/Bruner-Cognitive
Development Handout;
Resources/Handouts/Facial
Expression/All Handouts;
Resources/Scores/If Ye Love Me
11 7 Fermatas; Expressive Class Conducting: Tallis-If Ye Readings & Reading Guides
Gestures; Tempo Love Me; Facial Expression; 3.3-Three Laban Handouts and
Changes; Expressive Gestures; Expressive Gestures Handouts
Characteristics of 3.4-Sharp, pp. 46-51
Historical Style 4.1-Garretson (Renaissance);
Periods; In-Class Conducting & Resources
Conducting: Handouts/Advancing Conducting
Renaissance Style Technique/All Laban Articles;
Handouts/Advancing Conducting
Technique; All Advancing
Technique/Expressive
Conducting Handouts;
Resources/Scores/If Ye Love
Me;
16 8 In-Class Conducting: Lecture/Discussion; Class Readings & Reading Guides
Classical Style Conducting: Haydn-Te Deum; 5.1-Lamb, Chapter 2;
Classical Style Conducting & Resources
Error Detection: 1-5
Handouts/Working With the
Score/Style Period
Characteristics/Classical;
Handouts/Working With the
Score/Seven Trips Through the
Score; Resources/Topics
Elements of Music; Resources
Scores/Haydn-Te Deum
18 9 In-Class Conducting; Class Conducting: Haydn-Te Readings & Reading Guides
Renaissance & Deum; Elements of Music; 6.1-Neuen, Chapter
Classical Style Score Analysis; Score 6.2-Decker/Kirk Chapter 5
Marking, Classical Style Conducting & Resources
Handouts/Working With the
Score/Style Period
Characteristics/Renaissance;
Resources/Scores/If Ye Love
Me;
Resources/Scores/Haydn-Te
Deum
MUSI 303, Choral Conducting Dr. Chuck Neufeld
2 Credits Lander University

23 10 Elements of Music; Lecture/Discussion; Class Readings & Reading Guides


Score Analysis; Score Conducting: Haydn-Te Deum; 5.2-Neuen, Chapter 8
Marking; In-Class Classical Style 5.3-Sharp, pp. 1-25
Conducting: Classical Conducting & Resources
Style Error Detection: 6-10
Handouts/Working With the
Score/All Score Preparation
Handouts;
Resources/Scores/Haydn-Te
Deum;
25 11 In-Class Conducting: Lecture/Discussion; Class Readings & Reading Guides
Classical Style Conducting: Haydn-Te Deum; 5.4-Decker/Kirk, Chapters 2 & 3
Classical Style 5.5-Garretson, Chapter 1
Conducting & Resources
Resources/Scores/Haydn-Te
Deum
30 12 In-Class Conducting: Lecture/Discussion; Class Readings & Reading Guides
Classical Style Conducting: Haydn-Te Deum; 4.2-Garretson (Classical)
Classical Style Conducting & Resources
Error Detection: 11-15
Resources/Scores/Haydn-Te
Deum
October
2 13 In-Class Conducting: Lecture/Discussion; Class Conducting & Resources
Classical Style Conducting: Haydn-Te Deum; Resources/Scores/Haydn-Te
Classical Style Deum

7 14 In-Class Conducting: Lecture/Discussion; Class Readings & Reading Guides


Romantic Style Conducting: Bruckner- 4.3-Garretson (Romantic)
Christus factus est; Romantic Conducting & Resources
Style Error Detection: 16-20
Resources/Scores/Bruckner-
Christus factus est;
Handouts/Working With the
Score/Style Period
Characteristics/Romantic
9 15 In-Class Conducting: Lecture/Discussion; Class Conducting & Resources
Romantic Style Conducting: Bruckner- Resources/Scores/Bruckner-
Christus factus est; Romantic Christus factus est
Style
14 No Class-Fall Break
16 16 In-Class Conducting: Lecture/Discussion; Class Readings & Reading Guides
Baroque Style Conducting: Handel-Messiah; 4.4-Garretson, Chapter 5
Baroque Style (Baroque)
4.5-Sharp, pp. 53-57
Conducting & Resources
Error Detection: 21-25
Resources/Scores/Handel-
Messiah; Handouts/Working
With the Score/Style Period
Characteristics/Baroque
21 17 In-Class Conducting: Lecture/Discussion; Class Conducting & Resources
Baroque Style Conducting: Handel-Messiah; Resources/Scores/Handel-
Baroque Style Messiah
MUSI 303, Choral Conducting Dr. Chuck Neufeld
2 Credits Lander University

23 18 In-Class Conducting: Lecture/Discussion; Class Conducting & Resources


Baroque Style Conducting: Handel-Messiah; Error Detection: 26-30
Baroque Style Resources/Handouts/Rehearsal
Techniques/All Handouts
Resources/Scores/Handel-
Messiah
28 19 In-Class Conducting: Lecture/Discussion; Class Conducting & Resources
Baroque Style Conducting: Handel-Messiah; Resources/Scores/Handel-
Baroque Style Messiah
30 20 In-Class Conducting: Lecture/Discussion; Class Readings & Reading Guides
20th & 21st Century Conducting; 20th & 21st 4.6-Garretson, Chapter 5
Style Century Style (Modern)
Conducting & Resources
Error Detection: 31-35
20th & 21st Century Style;
Modern Piece: TBA
November
4 21 In-Class Conducting: Lecture/Discussion; Class Conducting & Resources
20th & 21st Century Conducting; 20th & 21st Resources/Handouts/Advancing
Style Century Style Conducting Technique/Eric
Ericson on Conducting
Modern Piece: TBA
6 22 In-Class Conducting: Lecture/Discussion; Class Conducting & Resources
20th & 21st Century Conducting; 20th & 21st Modern Piece: TBA
Style Century Style

11 23 In-Class Conducting: Lecture/Discussion; Class Conducting & Resources


Spiritual Style Conducting; Spiritual Style Spiritual: TBA
13 24 In-Class Conducting: Lecture/Discussion; Class Conducting & Resources
Spiritual Style Conducting; Spiritual Style Spiritual: TBA
18 25 In-Class Conducting: Lecture/Discussion; Class Readings & Reading Guides
Vocal Jazz and Pop Conducting; Vocal Jazz and 4.7: Garretson, Chapter 5
Style Pop Style (Vocal Jazz and Pop)
Conducting & Resources
Vocal Jazz: TBA
20 26 In-Class Conducting; Lecture/Discussion; Class Conducting & Resources
Review Conducting All Music
25 27 In-Class Conducting; Lecture/Discussion; Class Conducting & Resources
Review Conducting All Music
27 NO CLASS - THANKSGIVING BREAK
December
2 28 In-Class Conducting; Lecture/Discussion; Class Conducting & Resources
Review Conducting All Music
4 29 Final Exam & Conducting & Resources
Conducting Jury All Music
8:00-10:00 am
*Note: The course calendar is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.