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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conducting(noun)

    the way of administering a business

  2. conducting(noun)

    the direction of an orchestra or choir

    "he does not use a baton for conducting"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conducting

    of Conduct


  1. Conductor

    Conducting is the art of directing a musical performance, such as a concert, by way of visible gestures with the hands, arms, face and head. The primary duties of the conductor are to unify performers, set the tempo, execute clear preparations and beats, and to listen critically and shape the sound of the ensemble. The conductor typically stands on a raised podium and he or she may or may not use a baton. Most conductors do not play an instrument when conducting, but in some cases, a conductor may lead an ensemble while playing a keyboard instrument or the violin, particularly with Baroque music. Communication is typically non-verbal during a performance However, in rehearsals, frequent interruptions allow the conductor to give verbal directions as to how the music should be played or sung. Conductors act as guides to the orchestras and/or choirs they conduct. They choose the works to be performed and study their scores to which they may make certain adjustments, work out their interpretation, and relay their vision to the performers.

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