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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conductingnoun

    the way of administering a business

  2. conductingnoun

    the direction of an orchestra or choir

    "he does not use a baton for conducting"

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  1. Conducting

    Conducting is the art of directing a musical performance, such as an orchestral or choral concert. It has been defined as "the art of directing the simultaneous performance of several players or singers by the use of gesture." The primary duties of the conductor are to interpret the score in a way that reflects the specific indications in that score, set the tempo, ensure correct entries by ensemble members, and "shape" the phrasing where appropriate. Conductors communicate with their musicians primarily through hand gestures, usually with the aid of a baton, and may use other gestures or signals such as eye contact. A conductor usually supplements their direction with verbal instructions to their musicians in rehearsal.The conductor typically stands on a raised podium with a large music stand for the full score, which contains the musical notation for all the instruments or voices. Since the mid-19th century, most conductors have not played an instrument when conducting, although in earlier periods of classical music history, leading an ensemble while playing an instrument was common. In Baroque music, the group would typically be led by the harpsichordist or first violinist (concertmaster), an approach that in modern times has been revived by several music directors for music from this period. Conducting while playing a piano or synthesizer may also be done with musical theatre pit orchestras. Communication is typically mostly 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 or choirs they conduct. They choose the works to be performed and study their scores, to which they may make certain adjustments (such as in tempo, articulation, phrasing, repetitions of sections), work out their interpretation, and relay their vision to the performers. They may also attend to organizational matters, such as scheduling rehearsals, planning a concert season, hearing auditions and selecting members, and promoting their ensemble in the media. Orchestras, choirs, concert bands, and other sizable musical ensembles such as big bands are usually led by conductors.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conducting

    of Conduct

Editors Contribution

  1. conductingverb

    Verb form of the word conduct.

    They were conducting themselves so well, we were so proud of our children.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 11, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of conducting in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of conducting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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  1. Phil Weiser:

    We started this investigation under the prior( presidential) administration, and they had a categorical policy of not conducting these investigations, they were trying to dismantle existing consent decrees and not conducting new pattern and practice investigations. When we started this in the summer of 2020,( a federal investigation) wasn't an option. The only option was to use our authority.

  2. Brian Johnson:

    While I'm positive on CBA, here's the problem: we now have got a CFO, head of retail and banking services, head of institutional banking, head of human resources, head of enterprise services and head of marketing and strategy - that is, 6 out of 12 executive positions where they are conducting a search at the moment.

  3. The FDA:

    The guidance also provides recommendations to test developers, such as considering the potential for future viral genetic mutations when designing their test, and conducting their own routine monitoring to evaluate the potential impact of new and emerging viral genetic mutations, which may be the basis of viral variants, on the performance for molecular, antigen and serology SARS-CoV-2 tests.

  4. John Alderdice:

    At the moment people see themselves as being great leaders because they are conducting conflict, nor because they are solving it and this provides a sense in the global community not of hope but of antagonism.

  5. Harry Harris:

    We've been conducting freedom of navigation operations all over the world for decades, so no one should be surprised by them.

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