Upbeat - an introduction to Conducting Choirs, Ensembles and Orchestras

The Sensational Course Delivered by one of the UK’s Top Conductors, Christopher Gayford

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Most musicians don't start off with an intention to conduct, but many find themselves called upon to step up onto the rostrum. This course, led by the conductor and researcher, Chris Gayford, will equip you with the essential skills you need. Chris has over 30 year’s experience, working with professional and amateur musicians and running conducting courses. He's studied with some of the world's leading teachers and developed his own unique method for teaching this most elusive of skills. Combined with his extensive research work in music psychology, his courses offer an opportunity to transform not only your conducting skills but your whole approach to music.

Full Course Content

Course Outcomes:

  • Explore the mystery of the beat and learn about the circular and rebound ictus
  • Build your confidence in the basics and learn how to get beyond cueing
  • Delve into the world of performance psychology and find out about the secrets of running a successful rehearsal
  • Learn about scores and how to read fifty lines at the same time