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Conducting: Technique

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Technique Books in the Allen Library (selections)

Technique Videos in the Allen Library (selections)

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Browse the Shelves

young man looks at library shelvesCall numbers organize books by topic, so a great way to discover books is to browse the shelves by call number. Use these call numbers to find books on conducting topics:

Call Number Topic
ML457 Interpretation and performance practice
ML458 History of conducting
MT70 - MT71 Orchestra and orchestration
MT73 Band instrumentation
MT75 Interpretation, analysis, and phrasing
MT85 Conducting technique, score reading
MT88 Choral conducting
MT90 - MT146 Analytical guides to specific musical works
MT728 Chamber music instruction and study
MT730 Orchestra instruction and study
MT733 Band instruction and study
MT875 Chorus instruction and study

Browse the Catalog

Browse the catalog using subjects, for example:

Choral conducting
Conducting > Study and teaching

Browse Professional Journals

Professional journals are a great place to learn from experts about the most recent developments in your field.
Search articles online or browse the Allen Library current periodicals (near the Allen entrance). See especially:

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