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Ithaca College Graduate Catalog 2002-2003

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Conducting

This degree program offers professional training in the four major conducting areas --- choral, music drama (opera and music theater), orchestral, and wind. In addition to studying primarily with a major area professor, the student studies privately with professors in two minor conducting areas. There is a two-year residency requirement. Each student must conduct a complete program in the major area and a particular program in each minor area in separate recitals. Applicants are required to submit a list of compositions studied for conducting during the past three years, indicating those works conducted in public performances. The list may also include works studied beyond the three year minimum. Applicants are required to submit an initial screening videotape of a performance or rehearsal they conducted recently. This tape should be submitted before January 30. The tape will be evaluated and selected candidates will be invited to a live audition. This in-person audition includes an interview, live conducting in the major area, and performance in the principal performing area. Music drama candidates must audition on piano at the level of a senior performance major.
Not more than one student will be admitted each year in each area, and each student will be awarded a conducting assistantship. Major-field coursework includes both applied conducting (score reading, score analysis, and conducting with major ensembles) and three literature courses in the major and minor conducting areas.

 

Private Conducting (major area --- 4; minor area --- 2)

6

 

Performance (principal performing instrument; may be exempted through audition)

0-4

551-65200

Bibliography and Research in Music

3

554-61100

Recital (major --- 2; minor --- 0.5, 0.5)

3

 

Three of the following major-field literature courses: Symphony, History and Literature of Opera, Choral Literature and Performance Practice, and Wind Literature and Performance Practice.

7-8

551-66400

Analytical Techniques

3

 

Electives in music, including at least one of the following courses: Stylistic Analysis I, II, or III, Intro to Composition, Composition, Choral Arranging, or Orchestration

9-14

 

Total

36

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