Choral Directorship Course 2015 - Teaching Children To Sing

Are you...

  • working with unchanged voices?
  • Interested in sharpening your conducting skills?

Register for the Choral Directorship Course!

BC Choral Federation is proud to present this summer’s Choral Directorship Course in Vancouver!

Held on August 18-25, 2015, this program focuses on the needs of teachers and choir directors who work with unchanged voices.  Our aim is to help teachers who have had minimal choral training, who are primarily instrumentalists, or who would benefit from a choral refresher course.

We are excited to announce this year’s faculty: Fiona Blackburn, Sandra Meister, and Sarona Mynhardt.  These choral clinicians bring a wealth of experience and ideas that will create an engaging week of learning and participation. Read more about these clinicians on the BCCF website.

Your instruction will include the following:

  • basic vocal physiology
  • breath support
  • choosing appropriate repertoire
  • changing voices
  • what to do in the first rehearsal
  • making rehearsals fun, productive, and musically successful
  • useful but simple conducting gestures

These are just a few of the topics that will be covered! Read more information about the Choral Directorship Course here.

Financial Assistance

We understand that this course can be expensive for those who live outside of Vancouver.  For out-of-province registrants we are unable to assist with bursaries for travel and accommodation. However, there some opportunities for scholarships for any participant (for up to 50% of course fees as necessary). We also encourage teachers to apply for ProD funds to offset their costs. For more information, please contact the BCCF Project Manager at

Early Bird Registration Still Available!

The deadline for early-bird registration is May 30, 2015. Send in your application before then to qualify for a discount!

To register, complete the application form found on the BCCF website and send it to

Please help us share this opportunity for conductors by forwarding this message to your colleagues in choral music within your province.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Brigid Coult
BCCF Choral Directorship Course Manager
(604) 272-4216