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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MUG6308
Tracking Number - 4916

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2015-04-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: For Instrum. Cond Conc. to Chair; Obj need revision. Emailed 5/20/4, 9/19/14. Updated. Back to Chair for ok. Obj/LO not correct format. Updated 12/9/14. Upd title. GC appd 2/10/15. To USF Sys 2/27/15. chg hrs fr 3 to 2 (5/18/15). Apprd Eff 4/1/15

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2014-01-15
  2. Department: Music
  3. College: FA
  4. Budget Account Number: 240200-10000
  5. Contact Person: John C. Carmichael
  6. Phone: 2707915056
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: MUG
  9. Number: 6308
  10. Full Title: Advanced Wind Conducting, II
  11. Credit Hours: 2
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?: Y
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 1
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Advanced Wind Conducting II
  19. Course Online?: B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: MUG 6307 Advanced Wind Conducting, I
  23. Corequisites: none
  24. Course Description: Continued development of graduate-level conducting students in advanced wind conducting techniques, including score study and rehearsal techniques.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Replacing Selected Topics with Permanent number; already listed in program
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? Prior to this course, it has been customary to repeat MUG 6307 to fulfill the degree requirement of 6 hours of conducting study. This new course replaces that practice with a separate syllabus and course expectations. The effect is to clarify the course of study and the materials to be used.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, 3 or more times
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Ten years of advanced wind or orchestral conducting experience.
  29. Objectives: Objectives

    1. to learn about the history and important personalities in the conducting profession.

    2. to learn methods of self-evaluation for improvement of conducting techniques.

    3. to develop advanced score study techniques and skills.

    4. to learn important compositions from the wind band repertoire

  30. Learning Outcomes: Learning Outcomes

    Students will

    1. be able to effectively study and prepare multiple musical scores

    2. be able to develop a self-evaluation methodology for improvement of conducting techniques

    3. be able to identify important personalities in the wind conducting profession

    4. be able to report accurately on the history and development of wind conducting

  31. Major Topics: Major Topics

    History of Wind Conducting

    Review of historical and modern figures

    Conducting of several scores including:

    The Winds of Nagual by Michael Colgrass

    . . . and the mountains rising nowhere by Joseph Schwantner

    Concerto for Piano and Wind Ensemble by Igor Stravinsky

    Symphonies of Wind Instruments by Igor Stravinsky

    Passacaglia (Homage on B A C H) by Ron Nelson

    Score selections may vary as per instructional need

    Self-evaluation techniques

    Beatless (Expresso) Conducting

  32. Textbooks: Advanced Wind Conducting, John C. Carmichael. Tampa, FL:

    ProCopy, 2013

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Green, Elizabeth. The Modern Conductor, (any later edition). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice

    Hall, 1996.

    Green, Elizabeth and Nicolai Malko. The Conductor and His Score. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1975

    Rudolf, Max. The Grammar of Conducting, 3rd ed. New York: Schirmer Books, 1994.

  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: The final grade for this course will be derived from the completion of several weighted tasks as follows:

    1. Completion of daily and weekly assignments (and attendance): 20%

    2. Two written tests: 20%

    3. Score preparations and performance: 40%

    4. Final project: 20%

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: FINAL PROJECT: This is an assignment agreed upon between the student and the instructor that will resemble a research project on a topic of concern for conductors. Through this project, the student should become more competent in a more focused area, while at the same time developing their writing and presentation skills.

    Projects will be presented to the instructor in a standard, university-approved form (word processed, double spaced, proper margins, etc.) that will include a title page. It will not be returned. You must make a copy for yourself. Copies of the written portion must be provided for your classmates. The final class will consist of project presentations.

  36. Attendance Policy: Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: Student will be allowed to make up missed work in the event of an excused absence and at the discretion of the instructor.

    Student work may be checked using plagiarism detection software. See Academic Dishonesty, Plagiarism, Cheating, and Other Types of Academic Dishonesty in University Catalog.

  38. Program This Course Supports: Masters Degree in Instrumental Conducting
  39. Course Concurrence Information: Masters Degree in Music Education

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