Led by Lucy Hollins and Mark Jordan, this course consists of four day sessions spread over four months and 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. We provide video footage from each session so that participants can continue their learning between sessions.
“The quality of teaching was fantastic and I loved that I could apply a lot of what I learned instantly to my choir – with great results!” – Conductor, 2020 Initial Course
“A well-designed course delivered with warmth and expert knowledge.” – Conductor, Spring 2022 Initial Course
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 Intermediate course, should they wish to continue their training.