Choral Conducting: A Beginner's Guide

Saturday 21st May 2022

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.

Online bookings for this event will close on 20th May at 5pm. After this time, please contact Elisabeth Brierley on elisabeth.brierley@abcd.org.uk to book a place.

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

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