GEORGETOWN
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Music Department
Advanced Conducting: Music 336
Dr. Peter LaRue

Electronic Assignments

Electronic Assignments – EA’s [100 points or 20 points per assignment]
[all will be posted and submitted on MuggleNet (Moodle-Sage)]

Electronic Assignment Number One
Due Monday, January 20
“So you want to be a conductor …”
[twenty points possible]
Why do you want to be a conductor? What one trait do you have that you believe will enable you to be a successful conductor? What one weakness do you have that you feel you will need to work on to be a successful conductor? Other thoughts on the topic?

Electronic Assignment Number Two
Due Sunday, February 2 
“Good Traits/Bad Traits”
[twenty points possible]
Please list at least five – and no more than ten traits, skills or abilities which you feel a successful conductor must possess. Additionally, please least five – and no more than ten traits or characteristics that “get it the way” of being a successful conductor.

Electronic Assignment Number Three
Due Sunday, February 23
“Great Orchestral Conductors”
[twenty points possible]
Please select from the pool of great orchestral conductors that follows – one of these all-stars – and write a brief summary of their life, musical contributions and approach to conducting.

Great Orchestral Conductors
[this list is not meant to be comprehensive – rather a brief sampling]

Arturo Toscanini     Fritz Reiner     Serge Koussevitzky     Herbert von Karajan    

Electronic Assignment Number Four
Due Sunday, March 9th
 “Great Choral Conductors”
[twenty points possible]
Please select from the pool of great choral conductors that follows – one of these all-stars – and write a brief summary of their life, musical contributions and approach to conducting.

Great Choral Conductors
[this list is not meant to be comprehensive – rather a brief sampling]

Robert Shaw     Dale Warland     Norman Luboff     F. Melius Christiansen

Electronic Assignment Number Five
Due Sunday, April 6
 “Great Band Conductors”
[twenty points possible]
Please select from the pool of great band conductors that follows – one of these all-stars – and write a brief summary of their life, musical contributions and approach to conducting.

Great Band Conductors
[this list is not meant to be comprehensive – rather a brief sampling]

J. P. Sousa     Frederick Fennell     David Whitwell     H. Robert Reynolds