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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MUG6307
Tracking Number - 5184

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2015-04-01
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Update the objectives and learning outcomes. Change the credit hours from 3 to 2. Change title to Advanced Wind Conducting I
Comments: for MM program. GC approved 2/10/15. To USF Sys 2/27/15. Approed Effective 4/1/15

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2015-01-27
  2. Department: Music
  3. College: FA
  4. Budget Account Number: TPA-240200-10000-000000-0000000
  5. Contact Person: John C. Carmichael
  6. Phone: 2707915056
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: MUG
  9. Number: 6307
  10. Full Title: Advanced Wind Conducting, I
  11. Credit Hours: 2
  12. Section Type: P - Individual Performance Instruction
  13. Is the course title variable?: Y
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?:
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Advanced Wind Conducting I
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: Bachelors Degree in Music, conducting experience, successful conducting audition
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Advanced techniques in wind conducting through the study and preparation of selected wind band scores. A thorough of conducting history and personalities will also be a part of course expectations.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for program/concentration/certificate change
  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? This is the first course in a sequence and one of the core courses for the successful completion of the masters program in conducting.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Ph.D. in music with an emphasis in conducting. Should have considerable conducting experience of wind bands.
  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 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 conducting profession

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

  31. Major Topics: Conducting technique

    Advanced score study

    Conducting history

    Knowledge of significant wind band conductors

  32. Textbooks: The Complete Conductor Gunther Schuller
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Green, Elizabeth. The Modern Conductor, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1996.

    Various selected readings in the form of extracted articles, etc.

  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Students will be evaluated on one written test and a minimum for 4 video presentations of conducting selected repertoire.


    91 100 = A 81 90 = B 71 80 = C

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: There will be one written test.

    Students will be required to do one score listening session with a score at least once a week.

    There will be a 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.

  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. Its 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: The make up work policy will align with that of University Policy.
  38. Program This Course Supports: Masters of Music with a Concentration in Conducting
  39. Course Concurrence Information: Masters Degree in Music Education as a cognate

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