A Complete Tune-Up of your Conducting Technique:
Choral Conducting Tips for Your Classroom Needs
Presented by Harold Rosenbaum
Saturday, November 19, 2016
This action packed workshop will focus on conducting and rehearsal technique as well as practical musical concerns. We begin by sharpening your physical technique; the single most needed area of improvement for conductors on all levels. Next we move on to rehearsal technique, covering such things as how best to give pitches, how to teach parts most effectively, where to place the piano, and when to introduce more subtle concepts such as phrasing, diction, and dynamics and pitch integrity into the rehearsal process. Come with scores you have worked on, are working on, or might work on in the future, and ask questions, such as how to approach and release a fermata, when to subdivide, choosing between giving cues and cutoffs, what to do with the left hand when not being used, and anything else which you are concerned about. You will leave inspired and filled with creative ideas of your own.