RNCM Announces External Courses for Conductors

The RNCM has announced its annual programme of external conducting courses, providing world class development opportunities for conductors at all levels.

Led by RNCM Conducting Tutor Mark Heron, the programme is divided into two strands: masterclasses for conductors with some experience, and a course for music educators.

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The masterclass programme, which attracts applicants from all over the world, comprises a day in November, a two-day course in February, and a three-day course in May in partnership with Manchester Camerata. The course for music educators, which made its highly successful début last year, is aimed at those working with youth orchestras, bands and ensembles, and will enable delegates to develop their technical and artistic skills with a specific focus on working with young musicians. This course operates over three workshops (October, January and February) with an e-learning component between the practical sessions.

Mark said: ‘At the RNCM we are very proud of our conducting courses, both for full-time students and the various short courses that we run. The masterclass programme is long established and has unearthed some outstanding talents. I’m also very conscious of the outstanding work done by music educators throughout the UK, and we’re delighted to be able to continue this new course which focuses specifically on the skills needed to work with young musicians.’


20 July 2016