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23 - 28 July 2023
Flagship Summer Workshop
This is our flagship course, suitable for conductors wishing to gain experience working with orchestra, and to develop their individual conducting technique.
This Workshop consists of a collection of practical sessions with professional musicians.
July 23: Participants will look at how technique can impact and affect musical interpretation
July 24: All repertoire covered with professional pianists, elaborating on the previous day's work
July 25: Elgar and Britten with the string section of the LCW Festival Orchestra
July 26: Britten, Beethoven and Brahms with the LCW Festival Orchestra
July 27: Full programme with the LCW Festival Orchestra
July 28: Participants will lead a rehearsal and conduct a public performance
ELGAR Enigma Variations*
HAYDN Symphony No. 92 in G major
COPLAND Appalachian Spring - Suite for 13 instruments
MENDELSSOHN Midsummer Nights Dream, Overture
* We will be using a reduced orchestration for the Elgar Enigma Variations. Participants are encouraged to study the original score and will be sent the reduced orchestration when they are offered a position on the Workshop
Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, Marylebone, London, NW1 5HT
St. Jame's Piccadilly, 197 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9LL
£1900 (plus £40 application fee)
Observers will be given the opportunity to conduct during a session with pianists on the 24th July, and will be able to observe all other sessions
The workshop fee covers the following:
all administration charges
The fee does not cover travel to London, transport within London, accommodation or food and drink during the course. Participants must provide their own scores and batons.
A normal day starts at 10.00am and will include at least 5 hours of tuition, followed by a brief feedback session.
The tutors for this course will be Dr John Farrer and Professor Howard Williams.
Applications are accepted on a first come first served basis.
Please note, you do NOT need to have participated in any previous courses to participate in this course
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