Dr. Zdravka Hvarkata, Assist. Prof.
University of Plovdiv “Paisii Hilendarski”
Резюме. Teaching choir conducting in the specialties “Music” and “Pedagogy of teaching music” in Plovdiv university “Paisii Hilendarski” has its own specifics in view of the fact that the university is not a specialized one and the students do not have enough preliminary music background. This necessitates a more complicated approach in teaching them, which includes elaborating various issues in the field
of theory of music and putting the studied works in a broader music-and-history
As a lecturer of choir conducting I made my own pedagogical system comprising a preliminary introduction to the studied authors, clarification of the stylistic peculiarities of the particular works and analyses of their form in view of structure and composition process when working out a conductor’s own concept of interpretation.
When selecting songs for choir conducting my criterion is that they have high artistic impact and thus inspire the students, at the same time demand the acquisition of worthy conducting skills and techniques. In this paper such an example is the suggested comment about working on Claude Le Jeune’s “Battle song”.
Keywords: choir conducting; non-specialized higher educational institution