Choral Institute at Oxford

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James Jordan and James Whitbourn, Co-Directors
July 7 - 16, 2020

2020 Registration Coming Soon!

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, Conducting Associate and Conducting Observers 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.

Makoto Fujimura

2020 CIO Faculty

Isabella Burns Michelle Castelletti
Stephen Darlington (link is external)(Christ Church)
Makoto Fujimura
Steven Grahl (University of Oxford)

Gary Graden (Choral director St. Jacobs Church, Stockholm, Sweden)

Edward Higginbottom(link is external) (Emeritus Professor of Choral Music)
Martin Holmes (University of Oxford)

James Jordan(link is external) (Co-Director)

Steve Pilkington (link is external) (WCC Associate Professor of Sacred Music, Director of Associate Conductor Program)
James Potter

James Whitbourn(link is external) (Co-Director)
Mark Williams(link is external) (Magdalen College) 

Benjamin Nicholas

Jason Vodicka (WCC Assistant Professor of Music Education)

“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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