Extended Choral Conducting Courses

This course has been really valuable... The hands-on approach and humorous, compassionate teaching have been greatly appreciated.
Course participant, 2017

abcd's courses are designed to help you develop on your individual journey as a singing leader. Our experienced tutors work with you to enable you to develop your own gesture vocabulary and rehearsal technique. The training is delivered in a supportive and encouraging environment, improving confidence and practical skills which can be used by those leading singing of any kind, regardless of age group, music genre or experience of singers.

Bursaries are available to those who work in leading youth singing, which can cover up to 50% of the cost of a course. More details are available here.

Wondering which course is right for you? Use our Course Structure At-A-Glance to help you find out!

For teachers - Get them singing, keep them singing

A flexible range of courses for all those involved in leading young singers. Training is available for those working in Primary and Secondary education, as well as a programme for developing young vocal leaders within schools.

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Initial

These courses are designed to lay firm foundations for anyone who has an interest in learning to lead singing of any kind, or who has recently started to conduct a choir.

Find out more about how the course runs here. The next course will start in Autumn 2019.

Emerging

This course is designed for those who already have some experience in singing and/or conducting and will develop existing skills, enabling you to prepare your choir with greater confidence.

Find out more about how the course runs here.

It was wonderful to be taught by a group of experienced, approachable and dynamic tutors who brought a wealth of knowledge, good humour and excellent patience to the group.
Mary Bourne, Intermediate Course participant 2015

Progressive

This course (which replaces our previous Intermediate course) is designed for those working with a choir on a regular basis and who wish to develop the technique they already have. There is also the option to take the DipABRSM exam at the end of the course for an additional cost.

Find out more about how the course runs here.

Advanced

This course is designed for those who conduct their own choir regularly, to a high standard, and have successfully taken the Intermediate or Progressive Course, DipABRSM or have the equivalent training and/or experience. The course can lead to the Licentiate or Fellowship of the Royal Schools of Music examination for those students who wish to take it.

Find out more about the course here.

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