Become a Master Conductor - Leading Musicians Made Simple

Learn how to conduct ensembles of any size or instrumentation using multiple carefully curated exercises and techniques
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  • Lectures 46
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

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.

COURSE FEATURES:

  • Over 40 video lessons
  • Learn how to select and hold a baton
  • Cover relaxed but commanding posture
  • Learn how to control your entire range of motion, from your feet to your head
  • Discuss how all of your bodies hinges effect expression
  • Master multiple stylistic motions
  • Learn how to apply style and musicianship to any phrase or pattern
  • Cover numerous advanced techniques like dead beats, subdivision, pauses, releases, tempo changes, and more!

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.

This course has been provided by MusicProfessor, an online music education company.

What are the requirements?

  • A conducting baton is helpful but not necessary

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Master conducting fundamentals for any ensemble setting
  • Learn how to interpret scoring and phrases
  • Conduct practically and artistically
  • Gain left hand independce
  • Increase your ensembles responsiveness
  • Conduct dynamics, tempo changes, fermatas, you name it

What is the target audience?

  • Student
  • Teacher
  • Adult Learner

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: The Basics
Introduction
Preview
01:11
How the Bag Works
Preview
03:40
Who's Leading Who
Preview
02:18
The Baton
Preview
04:18
Set Up for Success
Preview
05:22
Flow of Time
02:35
Three Parts of Motion
01:18
Hinges and Planes
02:13
Painting the Wall
03:57
Conclusion
00:55
Section 2: The Laban Theory of Movement
Introduction
01:44
Laban Theory of Movement - Dance
00:56
Flick - Staccato
01:59
Dab - Tenuto
01:13
Slash - Accent
01:47
Punch - Marcato
02:12
Laban Theory of Movement - Song
01:29
Float - Slurred
01:35
Glide - Slurred + Tenuto
01:30
Press - Crescendo and Decrescendo
02:01
Wring - Intense Expression
02:14
Combining Dance Gesutres
05:09
Combining Song Gesutres
03:46
Combining Both Styles
03:54
Review
01:10
Section 3: The Pattern Serves the Music
Introduction
00:18
The Pattern Serves the Music
02:26
Patterns in 4
04:08
Patterns in 3
02:33
Patterns in 2
03:48
The Importance of Beat 1
04:11
Hypermeter
02:05
Subdividing Time
05:54
Asymmetrical and Mixed Meter
04:22
Review
01:05
Section 4: Advanced Fundamentals
Introduction
00:47
Prep Beats and Cues
03:38
Dead Beats
03:21
Gesture of Syncopation
02:13
Melded Gestures
04:22
Releases
03:18
Fermatas
03:36
Tempo Changes
03:01
Left Hand Independence
04:10
Review
00:32
How to Practice
03:16

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