Conducting students on the renowned Birmingham MA course in Choral Conducting will this month participate in a series of online masterclasses with leading musical names.

 As part of an international collaboration in response to the sudden interruption of music-making globally, students will have the opportunity to ask questions and gain insights from leading educators and conductors from across the world. Curated by Professor Simon Halsey, Birmingham students will engage virtually, amongst others, with:

  • James Jordan (Professor, Westminster Choir College; USA)
  • Paul McCreesh (Artistic Director, Gabrieli Consort & Players)
  • Sofi Jeannin (Chief Conductor, BBC Singers)
  • Patrick Russill (Head of Choral Conducting, Royal Academy of Music)
  • Simon Carrington (Professor Emeritus, Yale University)
  • Amanda Quist (Director of Choral Activities, University of Miami; USA)
  • Philip Brunelle (Artistic Director, Vocal Essence; USA)
  • Jeffrey Douma (Professor, Yale University; USA)
  • Lyn Williams (Artistic Director, Gondwana Choirs; Australia)
  • Lisa Graham (Evelyn Barry Director of the Choral Program, Wellesley College; USA)
  • Blake Clark (Music Director, Baltimore Choral Arts Society; USA)
  • Sir Simon Rattle (Music Director, London Symphony Orchestra)
Conducting students on the renowned Birmingham MA course in Choral Conducting participating in a series of online masterclasses

MA Music: Choral Conducting students in online discussion examining Handel’s Messiah

Choirs and choral training are an integral part of University Music in Birmingham, and offer unrivalled opportunities for young singers and conductors at any university in the UK. For more information about the MA Music: Choral Conducting pathway, or if you would like to find out more about choirs at University of Birmingham, please contact Gavin Allsop.