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Curricular Unit: Orchestral Conducting II
Code: LPI016
Cientific area: Performance Practices

Learning outcomes

Control the corporal posture.
Dominate the structure of the master gesture (the right arm) as well as the distribution of your set (arm, forearm, wrist, hand, baton) in bars 2, 3 and 4.
Develop coordination, independence and functionality in the use of the left hand.
Acquire skills of orientation space in gestural communication.
Be able to communicate through the gesture the breaths with simplicity and objectively.
Acquire experience in manage the responding the orchestra to the gesture.
Be able to impose a performance tempo and ensure the control of pulse.
Promote an effective gesture communication of dynamics and articulations.
Develop the ability of responsiveness and accurate listening of orchestra´s performance.


The syllabus consists of the study of the orchestra repertoire with predominance in the composers of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Teaching methodologies


The teaching methodology of the course is structured by monthly cycles.
The first three weeks are dedicated to the individual preparation of the repertoire and have academic follow-up within the framework of the curricular unit Technique course, Theory of Orchestra Conducting.
Classes of the curricular unit Orchestra Conducting take place in the third and fourth week of each cycle in the form of an internship of five orchestral rehearsals.
The fourth week concludes with the public presentations.
The training instrument of the course is the Metropolitan Academic Orchestra (OAM).
Students occasionally conduct OAM at concerts according to their learning objectives.


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Teaching Staff
Jean-Marc Burfin (regent)