Final Project and Essay
Final Conducting Project [100 points possible]
By Friday, May 2nd [Reading Day] , you will have completed
and turn-in your Final Conducting Essay. The Strong FCE will contain
your thoughts on conducting, drawing from EA3, EA4, & EA5, drawing from
your own experience and other readings and discussions from the
semester. This assignment will be posted and completed via MuggleNet and
the successful FCE will be approximately 500 words in length.
On Thursday, May 1st [last
day of class], you will present your Final Conducting Project [FCP].
This project will be worth 100 points. As with all other of the
conducting projects - the evaluation will be one-half self-evaluation,
and one-half teacher evaluation. For this project you will use a baton
and conduct an excerpt from the great Carl Orff classic, "Uf Dem Anger"
from Carmina Burana [Labuta Text M-15, pages 268-269]. These projects
will be video-taped, and viewed privately - at a scheduled time - with
the teacher - for evaluation. The FCP should exemplify well-developed
baton technique, presence, preparatory beats, control of tempi, control
of the mixed-meter nature of the excerpt, and all other facets of good
Final Conducting Essay [50 points possible]