EXCLUSIVE CHORAL CONDUCTORS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSE

CHORAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR YOU

Your opportunity for professional development to learn from the best and see the world has been moved to 2022. Plenty of time to plan with Gullivers, please contact us with any queries.

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EXCLUSIVE CHORAL CONDUCTORS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSE

The Choral Conductors Professional Development provides study in Kodaly technique along with hands-on conducting experience, under the direction from professors at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest. The Academy is renowned worldwide as a centre of excellence for choral training, for choirs and conductors alike.

This course is designed to be a deep and authentic experience, not just learning about conducting, but by participating in a real-life situation that will grow and test your skills.

You will be part of a choir, conducted by participants, rehearsing together in Budapest and then performing at an international choir festival in Bratislava, where there will be opportunities to listen to choirs from many countries, mix with them and their conductors, and discover new horizons for your own choirs.

Participants may choose to participate in masterclasses as conductors, while everyone else will sing in the choir and observe from the other side of the podium. Music will be sent to participants for individual preparation so that rehearsals in Budapest can focus on shaping the music, not just learning the notes. There will also be seminars on choral repertoire and the many possibilities available to perform in Europe and at international choral festivals.

LECTURES IN THE KODALY METHOD
Professors at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music will take the group through aspects of Kodaly’s technique, reinforcing existing knowledge and skills and developing them to a new level of confidence.

MASTERCLASS IN CONDUCTING TECHNIQUES
You will have the opportunity either to conduct or to observe a session with a choir. Faculty members and international conductors will guide you through aspects of conducting technique, making constructive suggestions on technical and expressive aspects of the art.

SEMINAR ON CHORAL REPERTOIRE
Australia’s representative to the World Choir Council will present seminars on choral repertoire he has encountered in the past few months while working in Europe. He will also provide ideas about repertoire selection, especially for concert programs on a choir tour and repertoire appropriate for international competitions.

SESSIONS ON INTERNATIONAL CHOIR FESTIVALS
You will be introduced to some the many international choral festivals which are held every year all across Europe, discovering different levels of participation from high-level competitions to non-competitive events, festivals with opportunities to learn as well as perform, and others where your group can join a combined choir to perform a major work with orchestra.

SING TOGETHER AS A CHOIR
During the week participants will form a choir and sing together conducted by three participants chosen from those who apply for this opportunity. Three works will be learned, each with a different conductor. Music will be sent to participants immediately after registration closes (**subject to sufficient voices to create a balanced choral ensemble**).

PARTICIPATE IN AN INTERNATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL
At the end of the course, the group will travel to Bratislava to participate in the Slovakia Cantat International Choral Festival. Together you will perform the program prepared in Budapest, observe competitions and concerts, meet conductors and choirs from many countries and be immersed in choral music in this delightful old city (**subject to sufficient voices to create a balanced choral ensemble**).

We are very excited to provide an opportunity like this, please contact us for more information.

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