RNCM Conducting for Music Educators Courses

Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 14:00 to Monday, October 23, 2017 - 16:00
Whitemoor Lakes Conference Centre, Near Lichfield, Staffordshire

Following its sucessful debut in 2015/16, the RNCM is pleased to invite applications for its conducting course aimed at conductors working in music education. Running between October 2017 and February 2018, three workshops linked by an e-learning element will provide a structured opportunity for those working with youth orchestras, bands and ensembles who wish to develop their technical and artistic skills.

The RNCM is currently at the forefront of conducting training internationally. Current students and recent graduates of our Junior Fellowship and Masters programmes currently hold, or have recently completed, assistant conductor positions with the Berliner Philharmoniker, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, English National Opera, the Hallé, London Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and Minnesota Orchestra. We are delighted to be able to extend the world-class teaching that lies at the heart of these successes to those doing vital work in music education. The emphasis is firmly on practical work and reflects the core belief that underpins all of the College’s world-class conducting programmes: conductors learn best by conducting other musicians.

Taking place at Whitemoor Lakes Conference Centre, near Lichfield in Staffordshire, from 2pm on 22 October to 4pm on 23 October. Running in conjunction with Derbyshire City & County Youth Wind Band’s residential course, there will be introductory technical sessions and discussions on rehearsal strategies and score study. Participants will work with smaller ensembles and the full band. The Derbyshire CCYWB is one of the finest ensembles of its type in the country, and gained a Platinum award in the national finals of the recent National Concert Band Festival. Catering for this workshop is included in the course fee.

Supported using public funding by Department for Education and Arts Council England