Program Cost & Details

Arrivals and Departures: Arrive by 2 p.m. on July 8, 2014 with opening introduction at 4 p.m. Program ends after breakfast on July 17, 2014.

Conductor Registration is now closed.To be added to the waitlist, please contact ccsdean@rider.edu

A limited number of seats are available for the Non-Conducting Participant (auditor): $1350

Fee includes: Accommodations at Oxford University, meals, and tuition for all workshops, rehearsals and performances

Excluded: All travel costs to Oxford and optional excursions

Payments: We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.  Make your payment online or via check made payable to "Rider University". 


Singers of the GRAMMY-nominated Westminster Williamson Voices will be in attendance as the choral ensemble-in-residence. Westminster Choir College's mission of building community through music is reflected in the residential nature of this program.

  • Conduct a fully-prepared choir in daily classes and receive constructive feedback from the course Directors and from the choir members themselves; selected participants will conduct the ensemble in performance
  • Instruction with Professor Higginbottom, Oxford’s first Professor of Choral Music;
  • Instruction on the extraordinary Eton Choirbook from Stephen Darlington, Director of Music at Oxford’s Cathedral and tutor in Music at Christ Church, the university’s grandest college;
  • See the famous boys of Magdalen College (who sing from Magdalen tower on May morning) in rehearsal and observe them at work with their director Daniel Hyde;
  • Observe preparations for a performance of Annelies (56th GRAMMY awards nominee, Best Choral Performance), the major choral setting of the Diary of Anne Frank, with composer James Whitbourn working alongside conductor James Jordan;
  • Study newly-written conducting etudes by James Jordan as specific to expressive conducting techniques;
  • Focus the expressive aspects of conducting, in addition to analysis, that lead to choral artistry at the highest levels