The field of orchestra conducting stands for a high artistic and conceptual standard, which is supplemented by a significant proportion of practice-oriented project work. Therefore, the involvement of students in the rehearsals of ensembles is indispensable and a matter of course.
The focus of the study programme is the development of an artistic personality with all its creative potential, who confidently meets the requirements of the current music business. The basis for this is the comprehensive technical and musical training and promotion of creativity and independence.
During the conducting studies, contact to professional practice is made possible through regular conducting appointments as well as rehearsals and concerts with regional partners. The students find their own gestural forms of expression in individual or class lessons, accompany each other at the piano and develop distinct ideas of interpretation and performance practice alongside the conducting technique. Additional modules for new and old music supplement the main subject lessons as well as piano, correpetition, score playing and sight-reading.
The possibilities to observe Dresden music theatres (Semper Opera House, Landesbühnen Sachsen, Staatsoperette) as well as many regional choirs in the rehearsal and performance phase and to be able to work with them supports the diversity of the training.
Assisting the college orchestra, the opera class of the college and the auditory vowel offer conducting students of higher semesters a well founded learning of the rehearsal methodology. In addition, there are numerous opportunities for internships, repetitions and assistances with large orchestra associations in the region. Concerts in regional concert halls, churches and in the college's concert hall round off the study programme.
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