The Complete Idiot's Guide to Conducting Music

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DK Publishing, Sep 6, 2005 - Music - 240 pages
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The complex art of conducting may look effortless to the casual onlooker; however, it requires a great deal of knowledge and skill. The success of a performance hinges on the director's ability to keep the group playing together and interpreting the music as the composer intended. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Conducting Music shows student and novice conductors how to lead bands, orchestras, choirs, and other ensembles effectively through sight-reading, rehearsals, and performances. Bonus online video content shows expert conductors conducting various time signatures, tempos, downbeats, cues, articulations, dynamics, and more.

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Michael E. Miller received his PhD in Public Affairs from the University of Central Florida, with a concentration in Criminal Justice. He holds Master and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Public Administration. He is currently an assistant professor in the School of Legal Studies at South College in Knoxville, Tennessee where he teaches Criminal Justice courses. Previously he taught Criminal Justice and Sociology courses as an adjunct instructor at the University of Central Florida. In November 2007 he retired from the Orange County Sheriff's Office in Orlando, Florida after 25 years of service, holding the rank of Captain. During his career he worked in Uniformed Patrol, Special Investigations (Narcotics), and Criminal Investigations. He has held leadership and management positions as Patrol Supervisor, Narcotics Unit Sergeant, Special Investigations Division Lieutenant, Uniformed Patrol Sector Commander, and Criminal Investigations Division Major Case Commander. He is a 1999 graduate of the Southern Police Institute's (SPI) Administrative Officers' Course at the University of Louisville.

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