General Conducting

Module code
M-KM-ALD
Curricular domain
Practical Classes
Credits
3
Group size
8
Number of course weeks
30
Class duration
One 60-minute lesson per week
Total contact hours
30 hours
Study load
54 hours

Form / content / level

Prerequisites
Admitted to the second year of the Bachelor's course.
Competencies
A3/B1 (click here for an explanation).
Aims
Developing conducting skills.
Relation to other modules
Related to other conducting modules.
Content
Stroke technique 
Rehearsal technique 
Instrument knowledge 
Knowledge of the score 
Score study
In addition to the theoretical elements, this module will focus on stroke technique and conducting contemporary pieces as well as standards. In this, the ability to lead a group is of central importance.
Mode(s) of instruction
Group classes
Material
n/a
Student activity
n/a

Examination and assessment

Mode(s) of assessment
Assessment by the instructor at the end of each semester.
Criteria
Students should have mastered the elements described under Contents.
Pass requirements
The student has completed this module if he is awarded a minimum grade of 5.5 at the end of the second semester.
Examination procedure
Students are assessed at the end of both semesters. Assessment at the end of the autumn semester is formative and expressed in terms of satisfactory/unsatisfactory. It indicates a student's progress in this module. No ECs are awarded and there is no resit. Modules can only be absolved, and ECs awarded, after the end of the spring semester. The end-of-semester assessments comprise evaluations of students' performance during the lessons and, if applicable, public performances.
Resit options
See the Education and Assessment Plan.

Module summary

The world of wind music has expanded enormously over the past ten to twenty years. Apart from theory subjects such as knowledge of instruments, instrumentation and the history of the wind orchestra, ample attention will also be paid to the subject of baton technique along with the studying and conducting of both recent works and wind music classics.