syllabus calendar/assignments
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
evaluation resources


SUMMER 2004

MEMT230 Final Grade Checklist: Download
MEMT330 Final Grade Checklist: Download

MEMT 230 Syllabus: Download
MEMT 330 Syllabus: Download

EVALUATION FORMS:
Warm-Up Evaluation Form
Conducting Evaluation Form

VIDEO REVIEW CLIPS:
1 and 2



WEEK ONE: June 8-13

8      Orientation to Course.
      Scientific Approach to Vocal Production/Voice Care.
      Sequenced Choral Warm-Up.
      Choirbuilding Exercises.
      Relating Gesture to Choral Sound.



9      Introduction to solfegge for choral sightsinging. Auditioning of Singers & Voice Compatibility Placement.
      Click here for Curwen hand signs/scales

      330 Assignment: Evoking/Changing Choral Sound Nonverbally
      330 student demonstrations (3 min each): All Conductors


      230 Assignments due: Personal Introduction and Voice Module due prior to class.
      330 Assignment due: Personal Introduction

      WarmUp:TBA
      Video: TBA


      791: How do we know what we know in choral pedagogy?
      791 Assignment: Smith, Thurman/Daugherty, Daugherty articles
      791 Assignment: Personal Introduction



10      Selecting Literature/Preparing a Score for Rehearsal with School Choirs.
      Stylistic Considerations/AgeAppropriate Literature: Renaissance and Baroque

      230 Assignment due: Complete the History of Choral Conducting Module.

      230 Assignment due: Renaissance/Baroque choral literature module prior to class.
      330 Assignment due: Choose your free choice piece for today
      330 Assignment due: Choose the piece you will conduct for the Renaissance/Baroque cycle

      330 Student Conductors: Free Choice (5 min):
      Graduate Student Conductors: Piece 1 (7 min):
      WarmUp: Ressigue
      Video: Latimer


      791: Building Choral Tone: Research Bases of Choral Sound
      791 Assignment: Choir Acoustics Handout, Ternstrom article



11      Structure & Pacing of Rehearsals/Sequential Teaching Cycles/Presentational Factors
      330 Conductors: Renaissance/Baroque (7 min), Round 1: all 330 conductors
      Score Prep & Rehearsal plan due for today's 330 conductors

      Graduate Student Conductors: Piece 1 (7 min):
      330 Assignment due: Sequential Teaching Cycles Module

      WarmUp with Sightreading/Choirbuilding: Royal
      Video: Simmons

      791: Roundtable Discussion: Contemporary Issues
      791 Assignment: TBA



WEEK TWO: June 14-18

14      330 Conductors: Renaissance/Baroque (7 min), Round 2: all 330 conductors
      Graduate Student Conductors: Piece 2 (7 min):
      330 Assigment Due: Choral Literature on the Web
      230 Project Proposals Due by email
      WarmUp with Sightreading/Choirbuilding: Chang
      Video: Cho

      791: Choral Conducting Philosophy I
      Assignment: Durrant, Chapters 1-3



15     330 Conductors: Renaissance/Baroque (7 min), Round 3: all 330 conductors
      330 Assignment due: Eichenberger I analysis
      Graduate Student Conductors: Piece 2 (7 min):
      WarmUp with Sightreading/Choirbuilding: Lusk
      Video: Royal


      791: Choral Conducting Philosophy II
      Assignment: Durrant, Chapters 4-6



16     Stylistic Considerations/Age Appropriate Literature: Classical and Romantic
      Graduate Student Conductors: Piece 2 (7 min):
     230 Assignment due: Classical/Romantic choral literature
      WarmUp with Sightreading/Choirbuilding: Cho
      Video: Chang

      791: Choral Conducting Practice I
      Assignment: Durrant, Chapters 7-8





17     330 Conductors: Classical/Romantic (7 min), Round 1: all 330 conductors
      Graduate Student Conductors: Piece 3 (7 min):
      WarmUp with Sightreading/Choirbuilding: Simmons
      Video: Lusk

      791: Choral Conducting Practice II
      Assignment: Durrant, Chapters 9-11



18     330 Conductors: Classical/Romantic (7 min), Round 2: all 330 conductors
      Graduate Student Conductors: Piece 3 (7 min):
      WarmUp: McCorkill
      Video: Ressigue

      791: Roundtable Discussion: Contemporary Issues
      Assignment: TBA



WEEK THREE: June 21-25

21     330 Conductors: Classical/Romantic (7 min), Round 3: all 330 conductors
      Graduate Student Conductors: Piece 3 (7 min):
      230 Projects Due
      330 Assignment due: Eichenberger II analysis
      WarmUp: Schallberg
      Video: McCorkill

      791: Critical Analysis Presentation I:
      Assignment: Preparation for Presentations and Paper



22     330 Conductors: Twentieth Century and Multi-Cultural Choral Music
      Graduate Student Conductors: Piece 4 (7 min):
     230 Assignment due: 20th century/Mullti-cultural choral literature

      WarmUp: Bulgren
      Video: Shallberg
      791: Critical Analysis Presentation II:
      Assignment: Preparation for Presentations and Paper



23     330 Conductors: Mixed Meter (7 min), Round 1: all 330 conductors
      Graduate Student Conductors: Piece 4 (7 min):
      last day for 230 students to demonstrate scales with Curwen hand signs

      WarmUp: Oliver
      Video: Bulgren
      791: Critical Analysis Presentation III:




24     330 Conductors: Multi-Cultural Team Presentations:
     330 Student Conductors Mentoring 230 Conductors
      Graduate Student Conductors: Piece 4 (7 min):
      Video: Oliver
      Turn in final grade checklists:230 or 330. Complete course evaluation.

      791: Research Article Reports:
      Assignment: Critical Analysis Paper due.