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2017 Choral Institute at Oxford

James Jordan and James Whitbourn, Co-Directors
July 4–13, 2017

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NOTE: LIMITED Full Conductor positions available for 2017.
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The Choral Institute at Oxford is a unique partnership with St Stephen's House, a Permanent Private Hall of the University of Oxford, and Westminster Choir College, that proudly offers a unique conducting experience in the vibrant and beautiful city of Oxford, England. The Institute is designed to provide instruction to all levels of conductors within a fully residential Oxford college. The Choral Institute at Oxford is a residential course with meals taken in the college's dining room and accommodation provided in the former monastic buildings of the 19th-century Cowley Fathers, now occupied by St Stephen's House and much loved by C.S. Lewis, a former Fellow of nearby Magdalen College. 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.

Read the Program Overview to learn more.


Announcing the Guest Faculty for 2017 Choral Institute at Oxford!

Bob Chilcott (composer/conductor)
Tim Whiteley (Cinquecento)
Stephen Darlington (Christ Church)
Edward Higginbottom (Emeritus Professor of Choral Music)
Robert Quinney (New College)
Mark Williams (Magdalen College)
Ayla LePine (art historian)
James Potter (Christ Church Cathedral Singers)
Mark Moliterno


2017 International Choral Festival

Between Silence and Light
Westminster Williamson Voices • James Jordan
SJE Arts, St Stephen’s House, Oxford
Saturday 8 July, 2017, 7.30 pm


“I have attended virtually every program for conducting study in this country. The Choral Music Institute at Oxford is better than all of them combined! The experience of this place and this choir and this faculty has changed my life.”

Read more Testimonials to learn how others have been profoundly impacted by their experience at the Choral Institute at Oxford.


For information about registration contact Marci Risch [email protected]. For information about the program contact James Jordan at [email protected]; Conductors enrolled in the program should feel free to contact Jonathan Palmer Lakeland at [email protected] concerning any aspects of the program after enrollment is completed.

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