The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) has announced details of its 2019/20 programme of external conducting courses.
Led by RNCM conducting staff Mark Heron and Clark Rundell, the events are divided into two strands to provide development opportunities for conductors at various levels.
Masterclass and educator programmes
Aimed at conductors with some experience, the 'Masterclass Programme' comprises a weekend in November for wind and brass, a course for choral conductors in February with David Hill, a two-day opera course in February, and a three-day course in April in partnership with Manchester Camerata.
The second strand is designed for music educators working with youth orchestras, bands and ensembles.
This course enables participants to develop their technical and artistic skills with a specific focus on working with young musicians, and operates over three workshops (October, January and February) with an e-learning component between the practical sessions.
we're delighted to be able to continue this new course which focuses specifically on the skills needed to work with young musiciansMark Heron
Mark Heron told 4BR: "At the RNCM we are very proud of our conducting courses, both for full-time students and the various short courses that we run.
The masterclass programme is long established and has unearthed some outstanding talents.
I'm also very conscious of the exceptional work done by music educators throughout the UK, and we're delighted to be able to continue this new course which focuses specifically on the skills needed to work with young musicians."
Full course details and application packs are available online at