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Undergraduate Concentration in Conducting

Concentration Expectations

Declaration:

Concentration should be declared no later than a student’s junior year.


Course Requirements:

  1. Six (6) units in Music relating to Concentration area. These units must be completed in addition to all major requirements.
  2. MUSIC 198: Concentrations Project (4 units). The requirements for the final concentration project in conducting may be fulfilled by one of two options:
    • Preparation and performance of a work of moderate scope, under the direct supervision of a member of the conducting faculty. See Guidelines for Planning a Concentration Recital.
 The performance must be accompanied by extensive program notes and a performance analysis paper of approximately 10 pages in length. 
 
OR
    • An extensive paper (minimum of 15 pages) demonstrating original research in the field of conducting. Paper should follow the university thesis format regarding organization, presentation, etc.

Grading:

If necessary, MUSIC 198 can be taken over 2 quarters with an Incomplete grade until student completes recital.

Honors
:

Completing a concentration project does not guarantee Honors. A faculty jury evaluates the completed project, and makes a recommendation for or against awarding department Honors. The Undergraduate Studies Committee makes the final decision to confer Honors.

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Thursday, November 3, 2016