Orchestral conducting and score reading I

Course Information
TitleΔιεύθυνση ορχήστρας και ανάγνωση παρτιτούρας Ι / Orchestral conducting and score reading I
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolMusic Studies
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600013933

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Mousikṓn Spoudṓn (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 13
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Musicology / Music EducationElective Courses745
Music CompositionElective Courses745

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Basic aim of the lessons offered is the presentation of the approach necessary to read a music score regardless of era, genre or technical difficulty and to play it on the piano
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
The student is not judged according to the level of technical difficulty achieved in piano playing; it is central to assess the importance of each instrument/line and to play only the quintessential on the piano in the best possible manner.Difficult scores are avoided since reading and comprehending them mentally or practically (on the piano) is a matter of preparation only. The student needs to have the ability to discern between basic lines, thematic material, main melodies, main patterns etc. The remaining voices are to be included in the accompaniment, depending on the level of available dexterity.This class is taught in groups; However, each student is given personal attention and guidance during score playing on the piano while the rest of the class attends, offering more knowledge and experience. Musical material used includes Overtures, Symphonies, Concerts, Opera exerts etc.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Audio
  • Interactive excersises
  • Musical scores
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Communication through email
Course Organization
Reading Assigment240.8
Artistic Workshop260.9
Other / Others280.9
Student Assessment
Final examination requires the performance of a work provided one week before the examination date for preparation and the performance of a score from sight (prima vista)
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Additional bibliography for study
Creuzburg, H. (1956). Partiturspiel. Band 1 & 2. Schott, Mainz Gartenlaub, O. (1969). Préparation au Déchiffrage Pianistique. Cahiers 1, 2,3 & 4. Éditions Rideau Rouge, Paris Keilmann, W. (1970). Introduction to Sight Reading. Henry Litolff’s Verlag, Frankfurt Kleinová, E. (1986). Schule des Vomblattspiels in Form des Vierhändigspiels. Editio Supraphon, Praha Morris, R. O.; Ferguson, H. (1931). Preparatory Exercises in Score-Reading. Oxford University Press Nelson, S. M. (1998). Flip-a-rhythm: the ultimate rhythm game. Volumes 1-2-3-4. Boosey & Hawkes, London.
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