Association Of British Choral Directors

Leading the Singing and Foundation Course - London 2018

Saturday 21st April 2018

10am - 5pm, 21st April, 19th May, 16th June & 14th July

The Hall School, 69 Belsize Park, London, NW3 4EH

Our next Leading the Singing/Foundation Courses will be led by Jo McNally, and supported by Peter Broadbent and Katie Thomas.

These courses consist of four day sessions spread over four months and are 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.

"This course has been very useful. I really enjoyed excellent tuition and a responsive friendly class. The teaching was tailored to suit each individual at all stages of experience" Course Participant, Derby 2015

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 next level of their training, should they wish to continue.

Prices: £300 abcd members, £330 non-members

Book online below, or download our application form here and return as directed.

Bursaries are now available for this course - see here for further details!

How to book online

Leading the Singing and Foundation Course - London 2018 »
Sat 21st Apr 2018 - Sat 14th Jul 2018
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Afternoon session: 2pm-3.30pm
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