Sherborne

    Week 2

WEEK ONE  30 July to 6 August

Alexander Technique and Chi Kung

Cappella Chamber Choir

Chamber Orchestra

Choral Workshop 1

Composers’ Workshop

Masterclass for Singers

Mixed Chamber Music

Piano Accompaniment

Practical Conducting

Score Learning and General Musicianship

Wind Conducting

Wind Ensemble


WEEK TWO 6 to 13 August

Alexander Technique and Chi Kung

Art of Choral Direction

Choral Masterpieces Choral  Course

Choral Workshop 2

Journey Through Jazz

Lighter Side Choral  Course

Masterclass for Singers

Orchestral Conducting Course

Piano Course

Score Learning and General Musicianship

Symphony Orchestra

Voices in Harmony


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Art of Choral Direction

David Lawrence with James Keefe

Conductors of all levels of experience are welcomed on this course, during which a student’s development through the week is tailored closely to their own individual needs. Essential elements of conducting technique will be shared throughout each day and the majority of the course will be spent in a masterclass situation. Additional opportunities, such as working with a large chorus, working with an orchestra and conducting in the course concert, will be shared amongst the members of the course. A week is a short time, but sufficient enough to examine the nature of the choral conductor’s craft, including how to build a musical relationship with a group, how our language affects our choirs and what it takes to prepare a dynamic performance. Conductors of choral societies, chamber choirs, youth choirs, organ scholars, etc., are all equally welcomed to what will be a demanding, supportive and encouraging learning environment.

 

Choral singers who wish to develop their sight reading skills are also encouraged to apply. You will be warmly welcomed as a member of the course and be invited to sing for the choral conducting students. A reasonable level of sight reading would be an advantage.   

 

All sessions will be filmed by camcorder and students are asked to bring with them a standard SD memory card in order to create a record of their work.

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