Extended Choral Conducting Courses

I really enjoyed excellent tuition and a responsive friendly class. The teaching was tailored to suit each individual at all stages of experience.
Course participant, 2015

abcd's courses are designed to help you develop on your individual journey as a singing leader. Highly 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 - NEW! Get them singing, keep them singing

abcd has recognised an ever-growing need for good quality vocal leadership training in schools and has developed 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.

Click here to find out more.

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.

Our next course will start in late spring 2019 - find out more about how the course runs here.

Emerging

This brand new 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.

Our next course will start in late spring 2019 - 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 has replaced our previous Intermediate course) is designed for those who work with a choir on a regular basis and 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, which can be discussed with tutors during the course.

Our next course will start in late spring 2019 - 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. This can be discussed with course tutors during the course.

Our Advanced Course is currently running in London and observer places are still available for 9 February, 9 & 10 March. Click here to book online.

Find out more about the course here.

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