Conducting courses

Please note that both the Advanced Course and the Workshop are now full for 2022.

The St Andrews Advanced Conducting Course (1-4 September 2022) welcomes emerging conductors of all ages and nationalities to study with Honorary Professor of conducting Sian Edwards. The class will be made up of eight participants; each participant will receive 120 minutes of podium time over the course of the weekend.

The advanced course is taught for two days with conductors working with two pianos (pianists John Longstaff and Simon Smith), and on the final day, all participants will conduct a professional string orchestra. Video footage from the final day from orchestra can be used for promotional purposes without restriction.

The St Andrews Conducting Workshop runs concurrently with the advanced course and welcomes conductors working in music education or community music.  Experienced musicians interested in learning about conducting are also very welcome. Workshop participants will work with a pianist and small string ensemble.