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


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 welcomed as participants or observers to hone their craft through practical experience and tuition that is focused on their individual needs. Repertoire is carefully selected to deepen musical understanding and develop a broad range of conducting techniques.

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. 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.

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