(Prerequisite, MU 477.) This course is designed to give the student an advanced practical knowledge of the conducting art. The emphasis in this class is on learning how to critically study a score, rehearse an ensemble effectively, as well as developing, as much as possible within the given time frame, excellent baton technique. Score study and rehearsal technique will be studied with the objective of practical application in a public school setting. Videotape analysis will aid in the development of baton technique.