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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MUG6315

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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 Rev. Emailed 5/20/14, 9/19/14; updtd-back to Chair obj/LO still not correct format. Upd 12/9/14. GC appd 2/10/15. To USF Sys 2/27/15. chg hours from 3 to 2 (5/18/15). Nmbr 6310 apprd as 6315. Eff 4/1/15

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    4918 2014-01-15
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Music FA 240200-10000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    John C. Carmichael 2707915056

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    MUG 6315 Advanced Orchestral Conducting, II

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable? Y
    If repeatable, how many times? 1

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    2 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Advanced Orch. Conducting II
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections) 0


    MUG 6309 Advanced Orchestral Conducting, I



    Course Description

    Continued development of graduate-level conducting students in advanced orchestral conducting techniques, including score study and rehearsal techniques.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Replacing Selected Topics with Permanent number; already listed in program

    B. 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?

    This will replace instruction delivered via selected topics. Students will now have a discernible course title.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, 3 or more times

    D. 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

  4. Other Course Information

    A. 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 orchestral repertoire

    B. 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 modern orchestral conducting profession

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

    C. Major Topics

    Major Topics

    History of Conducting depth

    Review of modern figures in conducting

    Conducting of several scores including:

    The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky

    Symphony No. 7 by Ludwig von Beethoven

    Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland

    Jeremiah Symphony by Leonard Bernstein

    Score selections may vary as per instructional need

    Self-evaluation techniques

    Beatless (Expresso) Conducting

    D. Textbooks

    Advanced Orchestral Conducting, William Wiedrich. Tampa, FL:

    ProCopy, 2013.

    E. 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.

    F. 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): 30%

    2. Score preparations and performance: 50%

    3. Final project: 20%

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    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.

    H. 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.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    Student shall be allowed to make-up work in the event of an excused absence. This will be at the discretion of the instructor.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Masters Degree in Instrumental Conducting

  5. Course Concurrence Information

    Masters degree in Music Education

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