Choral Conducting: A Beginner's Guide

Saturday 16th January 2021

Online bookings for this event will close on 15th January at 5pm. After this time, please contact Rachel Greaves on 01935 389482 or rachel.greaves@abcd.org.uk to book a place.

Tutor: Amy Bebbington (find out more about Amy here).

This day-long online course is for all those who want to learn about the foundations of choral leadership, and would suit those new to leading choirs, teachers, community musicians and young choral leaders. It will cover key topics such as how to deliver useful, effective and fun warm ups, how to teach songs and lead rounds efficiently, and how to direct a variety of simple songs in different meters, styles and languages. We will focus on conducting technique and beat patterns, alongside physical and psychological leadership strategies required to encourage, motivate and inspire your singers. The repertoire used will be relevant to youth, community, school and workshop choirs.

There will be four sessions during the day, all held on Zoom. These will run from 9.00 - 10.30, 11.00 - 12.30, 1.30 - 2.30 and 3.00 - 4.00.

Event fee: £60 non-members, £45 abcd members

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