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This descriptive study catalogues the auditory directives of eight conductors of professional ensembles and compares their rehearsal time spent on directives and ensemble response. Rehearsals of eight conductors of professional ensembles were observed through commercially available videos through rental or YouTube. The conductors are Leonard Bernstein, Karl Böhm, Frederick Fennell, Valery Gergiev, Herbert von Karajan, Carlos Kleiber, Georg Solti, and Leopold Stokowski. Conductor directives and ensemble responses are marked based on directive type, compiled into an observation log, and timed to track frequency and duration. The directive and ensemble response types are academic, modeling, instruction, nonmusical, approval/disapproval, and performance. Results are compiled into tables measuring the percentage of rehearsal time spent on conductor directives and ensemble response, average length of conductor directives and ensemble response, and performance pauses per hour. The results were analyzed to derive which directive techniques were most frequently utilized by the conductors and if commonalities existed between the conductors’ directive techniques.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Coyner, David, "Use of Conductor Directives in Rehearsals by Conductors of Professional Music Ensembles" (2021). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 4237.
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