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Learn how to conduct ensembles of any size or instrumentation using multiple carefully curated exercises and techniques
What you’ll learn
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
A conducting baton is helpful but not necessary
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.
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Over 40 individual lessonsLearn how to select and hold a batonCover relaxed but commanding postureControl your entire range of motion, from your feet to your headDiscover how all of your bodies hinges effect expressionEmphasize multiple stylistic motionsApply style and musicianship to any phrase or patternMaster 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 18,000 students and music teachers throughout the world. Nowhere else can you find the level of detail and professional instruction of MusicProfessor’s curriculum.
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“Starting with body alignment – brilliant. Must have had Alex. tech.”
“Well organized. well explained. Clear. Concise. Really helpful. A lot of content in a short course.”
“This course is helping me so much! I’m a choir conductor, not a band conductor, but I’m finding that these techniques are very applicable, and are transforming the way I conduct. I have been able put them into practice immediately as I learn them. I highly recommend this for anyone looking to become a more confident, relaxed, and effective conductor. Also, I find myself with less aches and pains at the end of the day because I’m holding my body in a more aligned and natural position.”
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.
Section 1: The Basics
Lecture 1 Introduction
Lecture 2 How the Bag Works
Lecture 3 Who’s Leading Who
Lecture 4 The Baton
Lecture 5 Set Up for Success
Lecture 6 Flow of Time
Lecture 7 Three Parts of Motion
Lecture 8 Hinges and Planes
Lecture 9 Painting the Wall
Lecture 10 Conclusion
Section 2: The Laban Theory of Movement
Lecture 11 Introduction
Lecture 12 Laban Theory of Movement – Dance
Lecture 13 Flick – Staccato
Lecture 14 Dab – Tenuto
Lecture 15 Slash – Accent
Lecture 16 Punch – Marcato
Lecture 17 Laban Theory of Movement – Song
Lecture 18 Float – Slurred
Lecture 19 Glide – Slurred + Tenuto
Lecture 20 Press – Crescendo and Decrescendo
Lecture 21 Wring – Intense Expression
Lecture 22 Combining Dance Gesutres
Lecture 23 Combining Song Gesutres
Lecture 24 Combining Both Styles
Lecture 25 Review
Section 3: The Pattern Serves the Music
Lecture 26 Introduction
Lecture 27 The Pattern Serves the Music
Lecture 28 Patterns in 4
Lecture 29 Patterns in 3
Lecture 30 Patterns in 2
Lecture 31 The Importance of Beat 1
Lecture 32 Hypermeter
Lecture 33 Subdividing Time
Lecture 34 Asymmetrical and Mixed Meter
Lecture 35 Review
Section 4: Advanced Fundamentals
Lecture 36 Introduction
Lecture 37 Prep Beats and Cues
Lecture 38 Dead Beats
Lecture 39 Gesture of Syncopation
Lecture 40 Melded Gestures
Lecture 41 Releases
Lecture 42 Fermatas
Lecture 43 Tempo Changes
Lecture 44 Left Hand Independence
Lecture 45 Review
Lecture 46 How to Practice
Lecture 47 Final Lesson