RNCM Conducting Course for Music Educators

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 10:00 to 17:00
RNCM in Manchester

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.

Held at the RNCM in Manchester, from 10am to 5pm, this workshop will focus on developing knowledge of specific instrumental families. Participants will work with string and wind/brass ensembles of RNCM students exploring conducting and rehearsal techniques relevant to each.

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