5-Day Course for choral conductors & vocal leaders

January 7, 2017 in All Opportunities, choral, Other Opportunity, Performers by mwhiteside

Deadline: 28 February 2017 at 12:30

Sing for Pleasure is offers training throughout UK for conductors and vocal leaders. Whether you are trying your hand at conducting for the first time, improving your musicianship skills or refreshing knowledge gained on previous courses, you can look forward to a challenging and enjoyable time in a relaxed but stimulating atmosphere.

SfP conducting training is at four levels. The Foundation level is for complete beginners and those with limited experience of leading singing and conducting. Students on the Intermediate 1 course will normally have some experience of conducting and vocal leadership. The Intermediate 2 course is designed for those who have attended previous Sing for Pleasure courses, though experienced conductors are occasionally accepted directly onto this level. The Advanced course is also designed for those who have attended previous SfP courses.

The 5-Day Course in Glasgow focuses on the Foundation and Intermediate 1 levels.

– Preparing music and gesture thoroughly
– Singing the various voice-parts to enable them to be learnt quickly and efficiently
– Creating rapport and enjoyment
– Developing simple, clear, economical conducting gestures
– Achieving a musical performance, even with the simplest repertoire
– Controlling rehearsals and maintaining a good pace
– Analysing one’s own achievements and the work of others in a constructive way.

SfP Members £375 (non-members £415). The cost includes course handouts and a comprehensive resource pack.

Through the generosity of the John Lewis Partnership, some bursaries are available. Please refer to the website for further details.

There are a few places available (at no cost) for singers who wish to come along just to sing and observe. Please complete the online application form and state your interest to come as a singer.

The venue for the Glasgow course is the Music Department, 14 University Gardens, Glasgow. G12 8QH.

Our highly skilled team of tutors are all members of Sing for Pleasure and bring a range of experiences as professional conductors, musicians, teachers, trainers, adjudicators and workshop leaders. Our tutor for the Glasgow course is Katy Lavinia Cooper. (www.katylaviniacooper.co.uk).

The Glasgow course will run on:
11 March
8 April
29 April
20 May
3 June

Location: Glasgow City

For further information, please contact events@singforpleasure.org.uk (Ula Weber), or visit http://www.singforpleasure.org.uk

The deadline is Tuesday 28 February 2017 at 12:30.