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Training is at the heart of our work.

Our training programme is overseen by our Training and Standards Unit, led by Director of Training Amy Bebbington, and a pool of highly experienced tutors.

They are also supported by our Training Moderation group, which monitors the training programme, providing a bridge between the Trustees and Council, and the Training and Standards Unit.

abcd Courses

We run a broad training programme for singing leaders across the country. Our extended choral conducting courses have been running since 1999, and we have recently undergone a revision of our training programme to ensure we can meet the needs of all kinds of choir directors.

Our Extended Choral Conducting courses range from absolute beginners to the highest professional level - find out more about the different levels here. Bursaries are available to those who work in leading youth singing, which cover up to 50% of a course cost. More details are available here.

The Twelve is a series of one-day masterclasses for conductors to gain experience working with large choral societies. Each masterclass focuses on a different work within the standard repertoire, giving participants a chance to prepare for performances with their own choirs.

We also have a Young Conductors' Programme, for anyone aged 18 - 25 who is interested in leading singing.

NEW! Our Get Them Singing, Keep Them Singing programme is specifically targeted at singing leaders working in music education, at Primary and Secondary levels. There is also a course for 15 - 18 year olds who want to explore leading singing. Find out more here.

For long-term learning embedded within a choir, we offer Apprenticeships across the country.

We also run a number of one-day and regional events at all levels, including Basic Conducting Skills. Find out more here.

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Courses and events run by other organisations

A selected list of courses run by other choral organisations are listed here.

If you would like to receive details of future courses, sign up to our mailing list here.