4th Seminar for Choral Conductors


In the frame of the 38th International Choral Festival of Preveza a seminar for choral conductors will be held in Preveza from 6th to 8th July 2020.


The topics of the seminar are: 

  • Conducting technique with an emphasis on choral conducting,
  • Intonation in choir,
  • Interpretation of various musical styles,
  • Group vocal technique,
  • Organization of the rehearsals,
  • Vocal technique,
  • Score analysis,
  • Conducting exercises,
  • Individual preparation of the scores with active participants,
  • Presentation of new choral works (interesting also for composers)

The schedule of the seminar includes:

  • Lectures along with practical work: Conducting technique - exercises for active and passive participants, analysis of the repertoire.
  • Master class with the demonstrative ensemble (active participants are conducting, while the passive ones are observing and rehearsing / learning).
  • Individual lessons for active participants. 
  • Evaluation of conducting of the active participants and discussion.
  • Individual consults and suggestions to participants.
  • General rehearsal on stage for the concert.
  • Concert

From Thursday, 9th July 2020 to Sunday, 12th July 2020, the participants will have the opportunity to attend the 38th ICF of Preveza (free admission), in the frames of which the 26th international Choral Competition of Music will take place, but also to meet and discuss with conductors of the participating choirs, while the organizing committee of the festival will provide them with any kind of material they might need.

The Seminar is addressed to choir conductors, instructors who conduct choirs as well as students attending music studies and students attending Music Schools- Conservatories who get involved with choir (conducting).

The Seminar will be led by the internationally renowned conductor. A lot of time and special attention will be given to practical work with a demonstrative choir.

The Seminar is intended for beginners as well as established choral conductors. Participation can be active or passive. Participants who wish to be active are kindly asked to send their CV with specified experiences in choir conducting.

  • Participation fee for active participants: 200€ 
  • Participation fee for passive participants: 120€

Deadline for submission: 1st of June 2020



Application for Seminar 2020