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 Choral Experience
“Making beautiful music in beautiful places”

with Paul Spicer
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ECE Conducting Course
1 – 1 January 1970
A course for advanced and intermediate conducting students.

Gain generous ‘podium’ time, performance experience and tuition from Paul Spicer and other acclaimed tutors.

ECE Conducting course
1 – 1 January 1970

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The English Choral Experience Conducting Course offers immersive music-making with world-renowned conducting and vocal pedagogues.

Set at the 12th-century Dore Abbey, the ECE Conducting Course is unique: a small group of participants collaborate and support each other, guided and nurtured by an extraordinary team of tutors. Participants receive a truly exceptional amount of time with tutors.

The ECE choral conductors spend the week exploring a group of pieces from off the beaten track, giving valuable ideas to freshen up their programmes and, often, support composers from neglected groups.

The ECE Conducting course supports participants with a large teaching team; each conductor receives input and support from all five of our tutors over the course of the week.

Conductors receive an extremely high quantity of podium time:

Registration: You will be notified of acceptance soon after registration. All fees must then be paid by May 31, 2020, unless you are paying on an instalment plan. You will receive scores and other materials after the May 31 payment deadline.

Fees: Although participants receive a huge amount of time and support from a large team of tutors, we strive to keep the course fee competitive, and offer generous financial aid. This year’s fee is £495.

Fees may be paid, if needed, in instalments, as agreed with the course director.

Financial Aid: A central objective of the ECE Conducting Course is that it should be affordable to whomever wants to participate. Every year, we distribute a total of ca. £2,500 in financial aid. If you are interested in attending, but are concerned about money, please get in touch with course director Daniel Galbreath.