Musicianship for Singers

Mirroring our conductor training programme, Musicianship for Singers courses are graded to cater for differing levels of ability. They are currently offered at weekend training events and Summer School, and are specifically designed to:

  • teach singers to read music and sight sing, and boost their confidence in a range of choral settings
  • foster understanding of music theory from a singer’s, rather than an instrumentalist’s, viewpoint

Sessions are active and lively, and focus on the core skills of singing in tune, aural memory, internal hearing/the thinking voice, speed-reading notation, accurate intonation and singing with other voices in harmony.


MfS2Training structure

Foundation: ideal for new community choir members and other singers with little or no experience of sight reading music.
Learn more about Foundation level course content and repertoire.

Intermediate 1: Suitable for those with prior sight reading experience at Foundation level, this course introduces reading SATB, four-part scores.
Learn more about Intermediate 1 level course content and repertoire.

Intermediate 2: Introduces choral classics and draws on a wider range of musical styles; participants should be confident and fluent sight readers of music at Intermediate 1 level.
Learn more about Intermediate 2 level course content and repertoire.

Advanced: focusing on adventurous and challenging repertoire in a diverse range of musical styles, this course is suitable for singers with considerable sight reading experience at Intermediate 2 level ready for progression to even more complex elements.
Learn more about Advanced level course content and repertoire.


The Musicianship for Singers tutor team is led by Rebecca Berkley.  All tutors are highly experienced choral directors and music teachers who have taught singers at all levels.