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Denise Ham’s London Conducting Academy

  • 12th November 2020 - 8th July 2021
  • London

The year-long part-time course providing comprehensive training in the art and technique of conducting. Fortnightly sessions from November 2020 to July 2021 allow long-term sustained artistic development. Each session the small class works with pianist or ensemble. The course is led by Denise Ham – one of Europe’s foremost teachers of conducting.

Repertoire this year includes:

Symphony no 36 in C K425 “Linz” – Mozart

Siegfried Idyll – Wagner

Pictures at an Exhibition – Mussorgsky/Ravel

Serenade for Strings – Elgar

Simple Symphony – Britten

Tod und Verklarung – Strauss

Symphonie Fantastique – Berlioz

Ma mere l’Oye – Ravel

Overture Leonora no 3 – Beethoven


The course is suitable for any musician wishing to develop their conducting, for working with professional, amateur or student orchestras or choirs. Participants generally have at least some conducting experience, a very high level of practical musicianship, and a good level of familiarity with core orchestral repertoire.

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