SfP KnowledgeHub: Virtual November Weekend

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Course Description

Following the resounding success of our Virtual Choral Conference in August, we’re delighted to bring you an exciting weekend of online training and learning this Autumn, with unique programmes of activity for vocal leaders and experienced choral conductors working with orchestras (or planning to do so).

Two courses are on offer during the weekend:

  • The Conducting Essentials Course for complete beginners, those with some conducting or vocal leadership experience, and anyone keen to gain a good understanding of the basics of our approach; it’s also particularly suitable for those looking to lead singing in the classroom.
  • The Orchestral Conductor’s Toolkit Course for more experienced conductors, and those who are currently studying at SfP Intermediate 2 level or above; it will focus on helping choral conductors to communicate and work effectively with instrumentalists, including piano accompanists.

The weekend starts with a ‘wake and shake’ warm-up at 9.00am on Saturday, with the two separate courses then pursuing their own programmes of activity, and ends at 4.00pm on Sunday following an informal sing-along and open forum session with tutors.

For more information on the courses and fees, download the brochure below:

Virtual November Weekend 2020 brochure


  • Ula Weber, Sarah Tenant-Flowers and Manvinder Rattan.

Who Should Attend?

  • Conductors
  • Vocal Leaders, including Teachers

Contact Details

Ula Weber for any general event enquiries. Bursaries are available for teachers and vocal leaders working with primary age children, and those aged 16-26 who are considering a career in the field. Please check our Scholarship & Bursary Information page for full eligibility criteria; if you have a query that isn't covered on the page, please contact Manvinder Rattan.    

Fees and Application form

Fees for each course, including all tuition and digital resources: £99 for members, £149 for non-members.

For event booking terms & conditions click here.

Annual membership offers a host of benefits and discounts for just £40 (£15 for under-26s) - consider becoming a member.

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Please pay via the SfP online shop

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What Next

We arrange day and residential courses, workshops, training days and bespoke events for singers, choirs, schools and teachers in the UK and abroad. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Sing for Pleasure conductor training is at four levels; Foundation, Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2 and Advanced. Students move through the levels according to their experience and progress. Please visit our Conductor Training page for more details.

We publish a range of song collections containing a wide variety of enjoyable songs and arrangements from a broad selection of musical traditions. Please visit our Publication for Adults and Publications for Children pages for details, or go directly to our online shop to purchase songbooks.

We also have access to a variety of bursaries and scholarships. Please visit our Scholarship & Bursary Information page for more details.