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Initial Conducting Course

  • 19th February 2022 - 21st May 2022
  • 09:30 - 16:30
  • St Gabriel's Halls, Churchill Gardens, Pimlico, London, SW1V 3AA

This course consists of four training days:

  • 19th February 2022
  • 19th March 2022
  • 23rd April 2022
  • 21st May 2022

The course is designed for those who are either new to choral conducting, or have conducted for a while and want to back up their experience with training.

Passes are awarded at Leading the Singing and Foundation level. By the end of this course, those who have passed Leading the Singing should understand simple beat patterns and basic singing leadership skills such as cueing, pauses, setting tempi and being able to lead a warm-up, and have a better knowledge of how to improve choral sound. Those who have passed Foundation will have demonstrated confidence in these and developed choral gesture and some independence of hands. A pass at Foundation level also indicates that the participant is ready for the Emerging course, should they wish to continue their training.

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Cost: £320 for abcd members, £355 for non-members

Instalment plans can be agreed when booking – please pay the deposit (£100) to secure your place and contact Elisabeth Brierley, the Training Manager, on

Bursaries are available for our Initial courses! These bursaries are for singing leaders committed to working with young singers (under the age of 18) and can cover up to 50% of the course cost. Find out more at