RNCM Conductors Course

Date: Sunday 10th May 2015 10:00

Venue: RNCM

The RNCM operates an extremely popular programme of short conducting courses open to all. These courses are led by Mark Heron in conjunction with a range of guest teachers and are aimed at young conductors who may be considering full time study; professional performers and educators for whom conducting is part of a wider portfolio of activities; and amateur musicians wishing to develop their skills. On the final day, Manchester Camerata will form 50% of the orchestra, sitting side-by-side with RNCM students. Camerata principal players will take an active role in those sessions, providing feedback to participants alongside the course faculty.The weekend is an ideal opportunity for those considering applying for the RNCM’s MMus and Junior Fellow programmes to find out more about the integral role that conducting plays in the life of the College. We also welcome experienced musicians and educators for whom conducting is part of a wider career in music, and those involved in amateur music-making. The course is open to both active conductors and observers and will focus on key practical issues including conducting technique, interpretation, rehearsal and preparation. All sessions will be filmed and online files made available to all participants.