Choir Conducting Theory 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
102TDS1 Z 1 1T Czech winter

Subject guarantor

Jaroslav BRYCH

Name of lecturer(s)

Jaroslav BRYCH

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Adopting the basics of theory and awareness necessary for working with a choir.

Mode of study

contact instruction

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course contents

Methods of working with a choir, working with individual music sections and the whole. The musical and singing training of the choir.

Sound balance in vocal groups. Intonation challenges in choir studies, musical alacrity, reading a page.

Tempo, phrasing, dynamic and agogics issues in choir performance. Placement of the choir.

Physiological, phonetic and acoustics issues in vocals, natural and tempered tuning.

Polyphonic moulding in directing voices, color and clarity of chords.

Intructions for analyzing choir scores (horizontal and vertical perception).

Special gestures in choir and orchestra conducting.

Recommended or required reading

Individual study

Assessment methods and criteria

Mock analyses of subsequent tests with a chor, performance preparations. Credit.



Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

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Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans