Online sessions about conducting


Occasional sessions of interest to conductors will be organised from time to time .  Please check back for new dates.

Tuesday 21 March 2023: 19.00-20.00 (GMT) 'Interpretative choices: the differences between conducting Bach and Britten' [FREE SESSION: To register please click here]

Online content to complement recordings (pictures, musical examples etc) is available here

No preparation in advance in essential, but you will get more out of it if you can do some.  For the work-specific sessions doing some prior listening and/or score study would be useful.  

An individual session costs £15.  Use the PayPal button below to pay the relevant amount. You don't need a PayPal account to do this but can just pay through PayPal using a card. The day before each session you will receive an email with a Zoom link (check your Junk mailbox if necessary). You just need to click that link at the time of the session and follow any instructions. Any other technical things will be explained at the start of each session.  

For the sessions on a particular piece please have a score to hand.  

If you've not used Zoom before click the link 5/10 minutes before the session start time as your computer (or tablet or phone) will need a little time to install the software to enable you to join (follow the prompts that you get to effect that installation).  Finally you will receive the message 'Please wait, the meeting host will let you in soon'. Please note that you don't need to sign up for a Zoom account.

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Recordings of past sessions

If you would like audio recordings of session please purchase below.
Enter into the box brief details of which recording(s) you want. Click the 'List of available recordings' link below for a list.
'About the orchestra' sessions were with members of London's 'Philharmonia Orchestra': a world-class orchestra currently conducted by Santtu-Matias Rouvali.

List of available recordings

About the orchestra: cello
About the orchestra: horn
About the orchestra: oboe
About the orchestra: percussion
About the orchestra: trumpet 
About the orchestra: upper strings
Bach St Matthew Passion
Beethoven & the metronome
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor
Beethoven Symphony No.3 (Eroica)
Beethoven Symphony No.7
Beethoven Violin Concerto
Conducting opera - introduction
Conducting Opera - accompanied recitative (Mozart)
Conducting Stravinsky
Fundamental Conducting Techniques Session 1
Fundamental Conducting Techniques Session 2
Introduction to choral conducting
Mahler Symphony No.1
Mahler Symphony No.4
Score analysis 1
Score analysis 2 & video analysis
Score analysis to technique
Tricky moments
Understanding string bowing

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