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London Workshop

21 - 26 July 2024


Applications are open. Apply Now!

Conducting lesson in the Manoukian

21 - 26 July 2024

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John Farrer checking baton positioning
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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.


Main Workshop

July 21: Participants will look at how technique can impact and affect musical interpretation

July 22: All repertoire covered with professional pianists, elaborating on the previous day's work

July 23 - 24: All repertoire covered with the LCW Festival Orchestra

July 25: Full programme with the LCW Festival Orchestra

July 26: Participants will lead a rehearsal and conduct a public performance


ROSSINI Barber of Seville, Overture

HAYDN Symphony No. 99 in Eb major

BARTOK Dance Suite*

DVORAK Symphonic Variations*

* We will be using a reduced orchestration for these pieces. Participants are encouraged to study the original scores and will be sent the reduced orchestration when they are offered a position on the Workshop

Workshop Location

Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, Marylebone, London, NW1 5HT

Concert Location

St. James's Piccadilly, 197 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9LL

Workshop Fee


Observer: £250/week OR £45/day

Observers attending the full workshop will be given the opportunity to conduct during the session with pianists on the 22nd July, and will be able to observe all other sessions. If you wish to observe, please complete the application form.

The workshop fee covers the following: 

  • all administration charges

  • tuition


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.

Application Deadline

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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