Flagship Summer Workshop

23 - 28 July 2023


Applications are open. Apply Now!

Conducting lesson in the Manoukian

23 - 28 July 2023

Conducting in the Royal Academy of Music
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John Farrer checking baton positioning

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 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


Workshop Location

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

Concert Location

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

Workshop Fee

£1800 (plus £40 application fee)

Observer: £250

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