ABC Conducting Info

2nd & 3rd Year Conducting

Due to the shift to an online form of ABC this summer, second and third-year students will need to record a video of themselves conducting the piece. This will be uploaded by the student to YouTube and shared with the students and assessment faculty through a link provided. Please provide the highest quality video possible, including the accompanying audio.


  • All initial videos due June 17
  • Create new video and updated lesson plan for second week.
    • This is completed after meeting with assessment faculty & composer
    • 2nd week video and updated lesson plan is due 2 days before 2nd viewing - Check Schedule


Video Recording

  • Use a phone or camera
  • Place camera in front with full View of you
  • Use appropriate front lighting so the you are clear and well lit
  • Minimize lighting from the rear
  • Record your conducting video to the supplied recording
  • Take a test video in order to make sure audio is heard (best to use external speakers or good computer speakers)
  • Upload video file to YouTube and label as Unlisted
  • Share Video Link on Google Form and PDF Document

Lesson Plan Document

  • Complete Lesson Plan Form
    • 2nd Year Document - Include detailed procedure on your approach to sight-reading your piece of music.
    • 3rd Year Document - Include anticipated problems along with possible solutions. Similar to RE#2.
  • Save Form as PDF
  • Upload to Google Form with your YouTube conducting video Link

Other Links

ABC Conducting Schedule (with links to PDFs/MP3/Conducting Videos/Peer Comments)
ABC 2nd Year Sight-reading (Music Analysis) (Google Form)
ABC 3rd Year Conducting (Peer Comments) (Google Form)
ABC 3rd Year Conducting
(Music Analysis) (Group Google Doc)

Contact Ted Burton with questions

John Mackey

Randall Standridge

Brian Balmages

Robert Shelon