West Midlands Weekend for Conductors and Vocal Leaders

Bromsgrove School

Worcester Road, Bromsgrove, B61 7DU

Non-Residential

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Course Description

30-31 May 2020

Timings:

Saturday – 9:30am-6:15pm
Sunday –    9:15am-3:45pm

Now booking! Our second training weekend for 2020 returns to Bromsgrove School, and offers graded choral conducting courses to cater for all levels of ability, along with our Musicianship for Singers course at Foundation level.

Each conducting course running during the weekend provides a stimulating and encouraging learning environment in which participants can develop their skills and discover new techniques. Courses will be held at Foundation, Intermediate 1 and 2 and Advanced levels  – so whether you’re new to choral conducting, or you’re looking to build on knowledge gleaned on previous SfP courses, there’s a suitable training opportunity on offer for everyone.

In addition, we are offering our Musicianship for Singers Course at Foundation level, for those who would like to gain an understanding of music theory from a singer’s perspective and develop sight reading skills. If you are unsure which MfS course level is right for you to start at, please email the programme leader to check.

More information the courses running, including fees and suggested overnight accommodation, can be found in the West Midlands Weekend 2020 brochure.

 

Tutors

  • Ula Weber
  • Don Gillthorpe
  • Manvinder Rattan
  • Stuart Overington
  • Rebecca Berkley

Who Should Attend?

  • Conductors
  • Vocal Leaders
  • Singers (to support the conducting courses)

Contact Details

Ula Weber for general event enquiries. (For bursary enquiries, please visit our Bursary and Scholarship Information page for details of how to apply; if you have any additional questions, please contact Manvinder Rattan.)  

Fees and Application form

Foundation/Intermediate conducting courses £210 (non-members £260); Advanced conducting course £240 (non-members £290); Musicianship for Singers £180 (non-members £230). Fees include all tuition, lunches, Saturday evening meal and refreshments. Saturday night bed & breakfast is not included. Worth noting: Sing for Pleasure membership entitles you to discounts on courses as shown, and on our songbook collections.

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

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Payment

You can pay via the SfP online shop

You can also pay by bank transfer:

Account name: Sing for Pleasure

Sort code: 08-90-04 Account number: 65013498

In order to identify your payment please reference your transaction with your surname and course (e.g. Smith London18)

More Information

There is a charge of £80 (to cover food and refreshments) for those interested in joining the conducting groups as singers.

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.