Music Department

Symposium - Band

Lehman Summer Music Education Program 2013

Concert Band:
Assessing Public School Instrumental Music Through Conducting
Thu to Mon, June 27 to July 1
8:30am to 4:30pm
Professor Alan Hollander

MSP 767-01B (3 graduate credits, 3 hours) -or-
MST 485-01B (3 undergraduate credits, 3 hours)
Courses meet concurrently.


Course Description

MSP 757/MST 485: Assessing Public School Instrumental Music Through Conducting
A systematic survey of public school instrumental music programs through the topical lens of conducting a concert band. Study of conducting and the teaching of conducting, with attention to technique, instructional methodology, knowledge of classical and new musical literature, and ensemble performance and development.


Learning Objectives

  • Develop and enhance basic/advanced conducting techniques.
  • Select and conduct musical material appropriate to school needs, drawing on classical literature as well as new selections for smaller ensembles and band.
  • Assess varieties of band music through hands-on ensemble performance (intra- and extra-mural), both as a conductor and as an instrumentalist being conducted.
  • Develop networking skills to get a broader perspective of performance practice and successful literature used in the public school instrumental music programs.
  • Identify annual, biannual, and triennial goals for skills development in individual instruments (primary and secondary), as well as in ensemble playing and conducting.
  • Analyze and apply different teaching styles.
  • Identify, assess, and resolve problems encountered in teaching instrumental and band classes in the public schools.
  • Develop assessment methods and procedures to plan and evaluate the growth of instrumentalists, ensembles, and conductors.


Registration Information

If you are a current Lehman student, please email Darina Bejtja to obtain departmental permission.

If you are a new or returning student, please submit the Visiting Music Student Application Form to the address on the application, with a check for the appropriate admission fee only. If you are a new student, please also include an official transcript of your degree(s).

Please click here for the fee schedule.


For further information, please contact the Music Department at 718-960-8247, or email Darina Bejtja in the departmental office.



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