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 Choral Experience
“Making beautiful music in beautiful places”

with Paul Spicer
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ECE Conducting Course
18 – 26 July 2020
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
18 – 26 July 2020

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Please note that this is advance notice only. Full details of this course and booking will become available shortly.

Now in its fifth year, the English Choral Experience (ECE) Conducting Course allows choral conductors the opportunity to enhance their skills and develop how they work with singers.

Up to 10 emerging conductors – including two Advanced Conductors, comprising an SATB consort called ECE Scholars – will have the opportunity to work with conductor Paul Spicer in the idyllic surroundings of Abbey Dore (built 1147), Herefordshire. Each participant will receive generous ‘podium’ time, performance experience, and tuition from Paul and other tutors in a collaborative workshop environment. Conductors will:

The course is an intense week, and participants will be immersed in both conducting activity and singing! While you should come prepared to work full days, the course has a strongly supportive, encouraging atmosphere.

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Financial aid

In 2017, a total of £2,240 in scholarships and bursaries were awarded; in 2018, the amount was £2,550. While these figures will vary from year to year, a priority of the course is to work to prevent financial hardship from prohibiting a promising participant.