What is conducting?

  • (noun): The direction of an orchestra or choir.
    Example: "He does not use a baton for conducting"
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Conducting is the art of directing a musical performance by way of visible gestures. The primary duties of the conductor are to unify performers, set the tempo, execute clear preparations and beats, and to listen critically and shape the sound of the ensemble. Orchestras, choirs, concert bands and other musical ensembles often have conductors.

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Some articles on conducting:

Meir Minsky - Biography
... He is a graduate of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in conducting and composition, and in 1977 was awarded a diploma from the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in ... He participated in conducting master classes at the festivals of Siena and Ravello, at Teatro La Fenice in Venice and at the Hochschule fur Musik in Cologne ... has won prizes and awards from the Florence international conducting competition, the Accademia di Santa Cecila, the American Israeli Cultural Foundation and the Ravello festival ...
Stefan Lano - Career in The Symphony
... Conducting Debut He made his conducting debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 1997 conducting Igor Stravinsky's The Rakes Progress ...
Alondra De La Parra - Biography
... moved to New York City to study Piano and Conducting at Manhattan School of Music ... a BM in Piano Performance under the direction of Jeffrey Cohen and studied conducting with her mentor, Kenneth Kiesler, receiving an MA in Conducting in 2008 ...
Colin Metters
... Colin Metters, is an English conductor, orchestral trainer and conducting pedagogue ... Colin Metters is Professor of Conducting and Director of Conducting Studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London, a course he founded in 1983 and which - under his ... at the helm, he will step aside as Head of Conducting but will continue as Professor of Conducting at the centre of the Academy's Postgraduate Conductors' Course ...
Conducting - Technique - Other Musical Elements
... Phrasing may be indicated by wide overhead arcs or by a smooth hand motion either forwards or side-to-side ... A held note is often indicated by a hand held flat with palm up ...

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