Masterclass, 11-12 March


This two-day masterclass will provide conductors with an opportunity to work on a variety of a cappella choral works.  The ensemble will include professional singers from the Voces Academy Chamber Choir.


Fri 11 March

15.00-16.30      Preparations for conductors
16.30-19.30      Masterclass Session 1

Sat 12 March

10.00-13.00     Masterclass Session 2
14.00-17.00     Masterclass Session 3

St Mark’s Church
114 Hamilton Terrace
Maida Vale NW8 9UT

Musical Leadership

The Voces Academy philosophy focuses on musical leadership just as much as on conducting techniques. Through mutual exploration of the conductor’s personal approach and inspirational abilities, an individualised map of how to develop great conducting emerges.

Peter’s teaching techniques emphasize that effective choral direction can communicate inspiration, express articulation and phrasing, and take a position on musical requirements in such a way that the ensemble members feel both free and in great demand. The methodology focuses on elements of leadership in rehearsal situations, conducting technique and on the conductor’s physical communication with the ensemble, where all movement can be musical expression.


Tarik O’Regan Locus Iste
Orlando di Lasso Je l’ayme bien
Orlando di Lasso Bon jour mon coeur

Max Reger, 8 Geistliche Gesänge Op. 138
Max Reger Mädchen mit den blauen Augen
Francis Poulenc Salve regina

Principles for Admission

Voces Academy masterclasses are designed for conductors with some years of experience, post-graduate level or similar. Up to eight conductors will be accepted on the course.


Full rate – £245
Student rate – £195

Two scholarships will be reserved for promising talents.

Applications by February 26, 2016

Applications to be submitted to Victoria Ely, Conductor // Producer, Voces Academy:

Please include the following information:

  • name, address, phone number, email address
  • short biography including experience as a choral conductor
  • links to a video recording of yourself in a recent performance or rehearsal
  • scanned copy of your student identification if applicable

Feel free to ask questions about the content of the masterclass.

*Schedule may be subject to change