Encouraging young vocal leaders

For young people in Years 10 - 13 who have an interest in leading singing. Suitable for:

  • Young people studying GCSE Music
  • Young people studying at A-Level (preferably but not necessarily music)
  • Home-schooled young people between the ages of 14-18

This is a three-day course for a group of students (with the option to book it as a one or two day course if required). The course can be spread out over a period of months and held at times to suit your individual group. The course works best with a minimum of 10 participants and a maximum of 17. Detailed content will be tailored to the group as appropriate, but will cover the following key skills, depending on the length of the course:

  • Basic Leadership skills
  • Posture
  • Cueing (starting and stopping)
  • Simple beat patterns
  • Gesture, pauses, articulation
  • Vocal health, development and awareness]
  • Using your voice to lead singing confidently
  • Understanding vocal range and style
  • Vocal health and safe singing
  • Rehearsal technique
  • Score preparation and planning
  • Knowing what you want and how to get it
  • Musicianship skills and aural awareness
  • Practical warm-up ideas
  • Useful, relevant repertoire

Read more on our course leaflet here.

Our Young Conductors' programme

Find out more about our wider young conductors' programme, which covers up to age 25, here.

Contact Us

For more details, or a chat about your particular requirements, email our Training Manager Elisabeth Brierley, or call her on 07805 454563.

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