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Learn how to pull every ounce of musicality from yourself and your ensemble with MusicProfessor's Conducting Foundations course. In this series, Dr. John Zastoupil covers numerous exercises that will help you master hand independence, phrasing, dynamic contrast, subdivision, and numerous other topics.
No matter what type or size of ensemble you conduct, this course will truly help you perfect your conducting style and prowess.
MusicProfessor's curriculum is used in nearly 100 schools and school districts throughout the United States and by more than 14,000 students and music teachers throughout the world. No where else can you find the level of detail and professional instruction of MusicProfessor's curriculum. Plus, the course is backed by Udemy's 30 day full-refund guarantee.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Dr. John Zastoupil is the Associate Director of Bands and lecturer in Music Education at the University of Texas Arlington. In this position, he conducts the Symphonic Band, Symphonic Winds, oversees aspects of the athletic band program and teaches courses in music education and conducting. John serves as an active guest clinician, adjudicator, and conductor for bands and orchestras throughout the United States.
John earned his Doctor of Music in Wind Conducting from Northwestern University. In Evanston, he served as a conducting associate with the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Contemporary Music Ensemble, and Brass Ensemble as well as assisting with conducting classes. In addition, he was an adjunct instructor in the School of Music.
Prior to Northwestern, John served as the Associate Director of Bands and Director of the Marching Band at Eastern Michigan University. His responsibilities included conducting the Symphonic Band, teaching undergraduate courses in conducting and band arranging, as well as overseeing all aspects of the athletic band program. While at Eastern, he served as a three-time host to the Bands of America Regional Marching Contest, was inducted as an honorary member of the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association, and was named Outstanding Lecturer in Classroom Instruction at EMU in 2009.
A native Texan, John earned a Master of Music degree in Wind Conducting from the University of Michigan, and while in Ann Arbor, held the position of Music Director with the Michigan Pops Orchestra for the 2006 and 2007 seasons. Zastoupil received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baylor University, taught in Eanes ISD at Westlake High School and Hill Country Middle School in Austin, TX, andis a former student of the Aspen Music Festival and School.
His professional affiliations include the College Music Society, College Band Directors National Association, Music Educators National Conference, Texas Music Educators Association, Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and honorary membership in Kappa Kappa Psi.
John, his wife Jennifer, and their daughter Jordan reside here in Arlington, TX.
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|Section 1: The Basics|
How the Bag WorksPreview
Who's Leading WhoPreview
Set Up for SuccessPreview
Flow of Time
Three Parts of Motion
Hinges and Planes
Painting the Wall
|Section 2: The Laban Theory of Movement|
Laban Theory of Movement - Dance
Flick - Staccato
Dab - Tenuto
Slash - Accent
Punch - Marcato
Laban Theory of Movement - Song
Float - Slurred
Glide - Slurred + Tenuto
Press - Crescendo and Decrescendo
Wring - Intense Expression
Combining Dance Gesutres
Combining Song Gesutres
Combining Both Styles
|Section 3: The Pattern Serves the Music|
The Pattern Serves the Music
Patterns in 4
Patterns in 3
Patterns in 2
The Importance of Beat 1
Asymmetrical and Mixed Meter
|Section 4: Advanced Fundamentals|
Prep Beats and Cues
Gesture of Syncopation
Left Hand Independence
How to Practice
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EXTRACURRICULAR: Music Theory, Conducting, Percussion
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