Conducting Basics
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Conducting Basics

Instructor: Scott Switzer

HCD student examining music

Conducting Basics is a 6-week-long introduction to the fundamentals of conducting. Students will receive hands-on instruction from HCD faculty member, Scott A. Provost Switzer, on aspects of successful ensemble leadership, which include conducting technique, score reading, and musical interpretation. Students will practice these skills both inside and outside of the classroom, and the covered topics will enhance the students' performance in both ensembles and private lessons. At the end of the course, students will have an opportunity to apply their newfound skills by conducting an instrumental ensemble.

Pre-requisites: Students must be in grades 9 through 12 with a minimum of 3 years of musical study on their instrument of choice. They must read music, have a solid understanding of time and key signatures. This course is open to all instrumentalists including piano and guitar as well as vocal students.

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2017 Tuition and Schedule

Tuition for HCD private-lesson studentsTuition for students not enrolled in HCD private lessonsSpring 2017 ScheduleMake-up days (in case of school closure)
$66$81Sundays, 4:15–5:15 p.m. (Feb. 5, 12, & 26; Mar. 5, 12, & 19)March 26
$66$81Sundays, 7:30–8:30 p.m. (Feb. 5, 12, & 26; Mar. 5, 12, & 19)March 26
A $25 registration fee may apply.