On Becoming a Conductor Lessons and Meditations on the Art of Conducting

ISBN-10: 1574630865

ISBN-13: 9781574630862

Edition: N/A

Authors: Frank Battisti

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This incredible book by one of the world's foremost authorities on conducting contains no conducting patterns, and no advice on how to conduct any piece. Instead, it focuses on the skills, knowledge and experiences needed to become and function as a conductor-teacher. "This text is a 'must have' for all serious musicians. It captures the legacy and wisdom of one of the most important conductors of our time. This is what can happen when a focused and inquisitive mind meets up with a uniquely creative imagination." - Eugene Migliaro Corporon, Director of Wind Studies, College of Music - University of North Texas
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List price: $29.95
Publisher: Meredith Music Publications
Publication date: 10/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Introduction: Observations on Conducting and the Conductor
Personal Characteristics: Essential Knowledge, Skills, Experiences, and Work Ethic/Mentor/Models
Personal Characteristics and Essential Knowledge, Skills, Experiences
Dedication, Work Ethic, and Models/Mentors
Selecting Literature/Programming-Reading, Studying, and Marking the Score
Selecting Literature and Programming
Skills Needed for Reading and Inner Hearing What's in a Score
Score Study
Marking the Score
Realising the Music-Role of Integrity, Imagination, and Emotion
Creativity and Imagination-Conducting Technique, Conductor/Player Relationship, Leadership
Conductor's Creativity and Imagination
Conducting Technique-Gestures of Expression
Conductor/Player Relationship-The Art of Collaboration
Rehearsal Planning and Execution-Conducting a Performance, Study Repertoire
Rehearsals, Preparation/Planning, Formulating Schedules
Rehearsal Considerations
Seating Arrangements
Amount of Rehearsal Time
Conducting a Performance
Study Repertoire
Evaluation, Maturation, and Reflection
Conductor Evaluation and Player Progress Assessment
Continuous Personal Growth/Development
Conductor-Teacher as Music Educator
Music and the Arts-The Conductor-Teacher's Role
Suggestions Concerning What Conductors Should and Should Not Do
Postscript and a Poem
Sources of Quotations
Bibliography and Recommended Books for Conductor-Teachers
Additional Resources (Books, Guides, Journals)
DVDs for Conductors
About the Author
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