Students will participate to become familiar with the function of the music conductor. The student will demonstrate leadership skills and understanding of standard music performance practices, by conducting a chamber group, large group prerecorded or live, using appropriate motions based on a standard conducting technique, and will demonstrate ability to actively cooperate in a musical performance by following.
This class also will help students to relate a lot easier with their orchestra conductor, as they will understand the demands of the conductor, also creates a great sense of adaptation to various musical interpretations and musical comprehension.
Music Appreciation – Understanding the purpose of conducting
Music Skills and Concepts – Rhythm, Meter, Tempo, Steady beat
Math Concepts – Counting, Grouping, Subdivision (in time) into Equal Parts (fractions)
Physical Skills – Large Motor Coordination, Ear/Hand/Eye Coordination
Social Skills – For the “conductor”, leadership; for “musicians”, following directions, paying attention, actively cooperating in a group