This question is more vague than I would prefer, but I am really struggling with this issue, so any help would be appreciated.
So, due to COVID, the school where I teach has gone virtual for the first term. Now, I still have my conducting class, and I still need to teach them about conducting. Traditionally, my course has been keyboard (score reading) + conducting technique, culminating in a 15 minute rehearsal session with a live orchestra as the final exam.
We don't have an orchestra to conduct, and conducting musicians live over Zoom would be impossible due to lag in any case. In addition, not all of the students necessarily even have a piano at home.
I guess I'm hoping to hear from other conducting teachers, though I would take input from anyone with a solid idea; how can a beginning conducting course be conducted (ha!) virtually? I really still want there to be something that we build towards as the course progresses, but I am struggling very much to think of what that could be.