Study information

The Bachelor in Choral Conducting trains you as a qualified conductor of good amateur choirs. Conducting is a complex discipline good artistic development since you will sometimes be conducting large groups of musicians. (Prospective) conductors have to meet high standards, technical and musical, but also in terms of social skills . Without a good relationship with the orchestra, a conductor is shooting in the dark.

During the course you will develop your musical communication skills, knowledge of repertoire, baton technique, ear training and arrangement. You will study some additional subjects in depth, including rehearsal methods and solfège specifically for conductors. You will also have singing lessons. You will learn about repertoire and programming, so that you are able to compile your own musical programme.

For the final exam in the Bachelor programme you will personally conduct a concert to demonstrate your ability to get an orchestra to perform your vision of a score in an artistically convincing manner. You will be evaluated on personal expressiveness and awareness of style. In short, you will show yourself to be an effective musical communicator who is capable of conveying to the orchestra what you wish to say with the music in a professional manner.


Teachers

Specifications

Language

English

Duration

4 years

Degree

Bachelor of Music

Tuition fee

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Department head

Monica Damen

Related studies

Introduction Royal Conservatoire