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4 Factors to Consider for programming

1
Musical literature

is it comprehensive and up to date
4 Factors to Consider for programming

2
Personnel

does it challenge them
are they capable
4 Factors to Consider for programming

3
Audience

does it raise the musical consciousness of the audience
can they grasp it
4 Factors to Consider for programming

4
Conductor

does it challenge the conductor
6 Points for Seasonal planning

1
summarize the current season

what worked well
make notes and keep them
6 Points for Seasonal planning

2
list possible sources of conflict for concert dates
6 Points for Seasonal planning

3
what strengths of the ensemble should be highlighted
6 Points for Seasonal planning

4
consider special features

soloists, guest conductors, composer's birthdays etc
6 Points for Seasonal planning

5
make a tentative concert calendar
6 Points for Seasonal planning

6
establish a balance of instrumentation requirements
7 Program types

1
Historical perspective
7 Program types

2
nationalistic styles, period styles, one composer
7 Program types

3
Soloists
7 Program types

4
major compositions
7 Program types

5
calendar events
7 Program types

6
Boston pops style

2 intermissions
7 Program types

7
prism concert
5 timing things to consider for concert length

1
pauses between movements
5 timing things to consider for concert length

2
tuning
5 timing things to consider for concert length

3
intermissions
5 timing things to consider for concert length

4
changes in staging
5 timing things to consider for concert length

5
applause
6 considerations for order of program

1
create a positive first impression
6 considerations for order of program

2
intellectually challenging stuff on first half
6 considerations for order of program

3
last thing before intermission should make audience want to return
6 considerations for order of program

4
consider endurance problems
6 considerations for order of program

5
alternate by volume tempo mode and style
6 considerations for order of program

6
end with a work that will give the audience and ensemble a positive feeling
Logistical preparation

1
musical materials
Logistical preparation

2
score preparation
Logistical preparation

3
parts preparation
Logistical preparation

4
personnel assignments
Logistical preparation

5
seating charts and additional forms
14 points / rehearsal philosophy and procedures

1
establish a long-term rehearsal plan
14 points / rehearsal philosophy and procedures

2
plan the intro of each new work.

don't be pedantic
14 points / rehearsal philosophy and procedures

3
plan a realistic goal for each rehearsal
14 points / rehearsal philosophy and procedures

4
balance tutti versus section rehearsing
14 points / rehearsal philosophy and procedures

5
plan for unusual circumstances
holidays
soloists
extra musical elements
14 points / rehearsal philosophy and procedures

6
balance tension and release
14 points / rehearsal philosophy and procedures

7
establish tuning procedures
14 points / rehearsal philosophy and procedures

8
vary format of the rehearsal
14 points / rehearsal philosophy and procedures

9
keep instructions short and to the point
14 points / rehearsal philosophy and procedures

10
post a schedule for several days
14 points / rehearsal philosophy and procedures

11
balance the rehearsal with musical variety
14 points / rehearsal philosophy and procedures

12
avoide use of speech mannerisms

"like" ok, you know,
14 points / rehearsal philosophy and procedures

13
develop a freindly rehearsal style
14 points / rehearsal philosophy and procedures

14
be positive on the podium, project strong leadership
10 rehearsal evaluation points

1
verbal instructions concise and clear
10 rehearsal evaluation points

2
distracting speech mannerisms
10 rehearsal evaluation points

3
too much talking
10 rehearsal evaluation points

4
are you saying what you should be showing
10 rehearsal evaluation points

5
are you ignoring tuning, balance or phrasing?
10 rehearsal evaluation points

6
are you ignoring sections
10 rehearsal evaluation points

7
does rehearsal progress in a logical manner
10 rehearsal evaluation points

8
are you degrading performers when giving instructions
10 rehearsal evaluation points

9
praising when warranted?
10 rehearsal evaluation points

10
follow the schedule?
9 balance points

1
long solo crescendo with narrowing balance gap
9 balance points

2
long solo crescendo with constant balance

not as effective
9 balance points

3
long crescendo with soloist covered briefly
9 balance points

4
long crescendo without adequate support
9 balance points

5
long crescendo with ensemble out of control
9 balance points

6
long decrescendo with widening balance gap
9 balance points

7
long decrescendo with constant balance
9 balance points

8
long decrescendo with slow or late accompaniment
9 balance points

9
dynamic flucations by soloist with contour in accompaniment
crisis situations
conductor must be ready to make instant adjustments
7 aleatoric performance techniques

1
instrumentalists and vocalists are seldom required to perform in a manner foreign to training
7 aleatoric performance techniques

2
study the score the same as you would for traditional music
7 aleatoric performance techniques

3
coordination often depends entirely on the conductor
7 aleatoric performance techniques

4
fear of the unknown
7 aleatoric performance techniques

5
may need to encourage more projection of sound
7 aleatoric performance techniques

6
must constantly convey positive thinking during rehearsal
7 aleatoric performance techniques

7
invite the composer to attend rehearsal
10 conducting techniques

1
use the right hand for all bar-line downbeats or major subdivisions
10 conducting techniques

2
use left hand for secondary entrances
10 conducting techniques

3
use a watch or maintain 60 bpm
pulse
10 conducting techniques

4
number each entrance / check score against parts
10 conducting techniques

5
number entrances 1-5 / if there are more than 5 subdivide and start a 1 again
10 conducting techniques

6
do whatever you need when the composer's directions are unclear
10 conducting techniques

7
maintain a feeling of support for rhythmic flow
10 conducting techniques

8
reflect subito or extreme changes of dynamics, tensions, accents, etc with appropriate physical gestures
10 conducting techniques

9
encourage the performers to make the most of each event
10 conducting techniques

10
show the performers you are well prepared and committed to the performance