Week 2

WEEK ONE 29 July to 5 August

Alexander Technique and Chi Kung

Cappella Chamber Choir

Chamber Orchestra

Choral Workshop 1

Composers’ Workshop

Masterclass for Singers

Piano Accompaniment

Practical Conducting

Score Learning and General Musicianship

The World of Wind Chamber Music

Voices in Harmony

Wind Conducting

Wind Ensemble

WEEK TWO 5 to 12 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


Contact  details and brochure request


and Fees

Enrolment terms and Enrolment Form

Daily Timetable and

General Information

School  & Location

and map



The George Hurst Conductors’ Course

directed by Rodolfo Saglimbeni

with Denise Ham and Toby Purser

assisted by John Longstaff

The George Hurst Conductors’ Course is internationally recognised as one of the foremost summer programmes for training conductors. Students from intermediate to advanced levels are invited to hone their craft through practical experience and tuition that is focused on their individual needs.

Key features

The course is aimed at conducting students in full time study, professional
performers, educators and amateurs wishing to develop their conducting skills.
The ethos of the class is collaborative, friendly and supportive.

All participants receive podium time
in individually tutored workshops with
a class ensemble or piano. For more advanced students there are repertoire
sessions with a larger orchestra in the afternoons from Monday to Friday and on
Thursday evening. A camcorder will be available in orchestral sessions - all students
are asked to bring their own labelled standard SD card if they wish to create a
record of their work.

The course is structured to provide all students with daily technique
sessions, musicianship classes, score preparation and rehearsal techniques. 

Observers are welcome from all musical backgrounds and at any level and
can participate in technique sessions and the class orchestra. They do not
receive individual tuition but towards the end of the week there is an opportunity
for them to conduct if they wish.