Foundation 2

26 - 27 June 2021


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Conducting lesson in the Manoukian

26 - 27 June 2021 

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

Foundation 2


Suitable for musicians new to conducting, this course will introduce basic techniques and develop their technique as a means of fulfilling musical interpretation.



Each day will include technique sessions where participants will be introduced to basic conducting techniques. We will then move on to workshops with instrumentalists, allowing participants to put into practice what they have learned.

June 26: Participants will be working with a string quartet of professional players from the LCW Festival Orchestra

June 27: Participants will be working with a string ensemble of professional players from the LCW Festival Orchestra


MENDELSSON String Symphony no. 3 in E minor

ELGAR String Serenade mvt 2

(All repertoire is accessible free of charge on

Workshop Location

Abacus Arts, 2a Browning Street, London, SE17 1LN

Workshop Fee

£350 (plus £25 application fee)

The workshop fee covers the following: 

  • all administration charges

  • tuition

  • certificate of participation


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. 

Each day starts at 10.00am and includes 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

The application deadline for Foundation Part 2 is Monday 7th June.

Please note that this course will be delivered in a Covid Secure environment, details of which will be circulated to participants prior to the course.

Please also note, you do NOT need to have participated in Foundation 1 to participate in Foundation 2