Full Conductors and Conducting Associates alike will engage in an immersive study of choral conducting and choral artistry, building musicianship and technique. All participants work closely with Program Directors James Jordan and James Whitbourn.
Full Conductors gain practical conducting experience and tuition at the podium, conducting the Choir of the Choral Institute at Oxford - whose singers are drawn from the GRAMMY-nominated ensemble Williamson Voices - within the beautiful acoustics of the chapels of St. Stephen’s House.
Conducting Associates observe these sessions and have opportunities to discuss conducting skills with the Program Directors as well as other faculty and singers.
For your study working within this unique community of highest-level musicians and faculty – drawn from both Westminster Choir College and Oxford University – you can expect to learn from world-class choral musicians and from Music Directors of the internationally-renowned choral foundations which are an integral part of the colleges of the Oxford University.
All participants will take part in group lectures and seminars led by choral and art experts and will participate in chant study and performance, essential to the understanding of choral conducting. Conductors and Conducting Associates will also have the opportunity to sing in Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford under the resident conductor of the Cathedral Singers.
Program fee: Full Conductor: $2,950 (USD) Conducting Associate: $1,850 (USD)
Fee includes: Accommodations at Oxford University, meals, and all workshops, rehearsals and performances
Excluded: All travel costs to Oxford and optional excursions
Arrivals and Departures: Arrive by 2 p.m. on July 7, 2015 with opening introduction and session at 4 p.m. Program ends after breakfast on July 16, 2015.
Registration & Payment: We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Make your payment online or via check made payable to "Rider University".