Association Of British Choral Directors

Basic Conducting Skills Day

Saturday 15th June 2019

10am - 4.45pm

Polish Millennium House, Bordesley Street, Birmingham, B5 5PH

New to conducting choirs and want some help? Been conducting for a while and want to refresh your skills? Thinking about starting your own choir? Then join us for a day of practical skills development with Liz Garnett. You'll have the opportunity to see how to shape the sound using gesture, deepen your understanding of vocal skills and learn how to communicate effectively in rehearsal with your choir.

Find out more about the day - view the timetable here.

Price £60 abcd members, £70 non-members

Tutor Information

Liz Garnett studied music at the Universities of Bristol (BA Hons, 1st class) and Southampton (PhD, 1995). She taught at Colchester Institute's School of Music and Performance Arts for four years, before moving to Birmingham Conservatoire, where she was Head of Postgraduate Studies. After the publication of her second book, Choral Conducting and the Construction of Meaning: Gesture, Voice, Identity, in 2009, she left academia to develop her work as a freelance choral clinician, performance coach and close-harmony arranger.


She now has a well-established coaching practice working with choirs and vocal ensembles throughout the UK and around Europe. Her work with choral conductors has included training sessions for the British Kodàly Academy and the National Youth Choirs Young Leaders Programme, as well as leading courses for abcd, private mentoring and one-to-one lessons. As Chorus Director Development Specialist for the Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers, she leads a national education programme for current and aspiring chorus directors.

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