General Conducting CFO

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

Form / content / level

Admitted to the second year of the Bachelor's course.
See Competencies Matrix.
Developing conducting skills.
Relation to other modules
Related to other conducting modules.
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
Virtual classroom video conference with audio where max four students in four different locations and one instructor in another location, communicate by seeing each other, talking and listening to each other equally. The Instructor has access to a whiteboard, application sharing, desktop sharing and document sharing and may hand this privileges to any participants of the conference.
Apart from the video conference a high quality stereo audio stream is open at the same time via source connect. That way students and instructor can listen to music from any source of the group and talk about it simultaneously. Individual lessons where deemed necessary by the instructor.
To support the lessons video tutorial about the core information of the topics might be provided.
Due to more complex theoretical topics larger video conferences with more than four students will be provided. These classes have lecture character. All lectures are recorded and though available for students later on.
Material & Tools
Student activity

Examination and assessment

Mode(s) of assessment
Assessment by the instructor at the end of each semester.
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
The exam is summative and co-designed by all of the instructors and therefore identical in contents and grading for all students. The oral part of the final exam is assessed by at least two instructors.
The audition will only be valid if carried out without interruption. The chairman decides wether or not the audition is carried out validly.
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.