Tuesday 27th July 2021 - Friday 30th July 2021
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
For 2021, we are excited to welcome back Olivier nominated opera, choral and orchestral conductor, James Henshaw, to lead a four-day course that delves into the world of conducting opera. Open to conductors of all ages who want to explore this specialism, participants will receive a mixture of one-to-one and group masterclass sessions on technique and repertoire, plus guest seminars and discussion with some of the industry’s leading operatic experts, including MusicFest favourite, acclaimed conductor, Toby Purser. Repertoire explored over the four days will include Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Puccini’s Tosca, and Benjamin Britten’s Owen Wingrave, plus more.
Day 1: Guest talk on singing in German, with many opportunities for student conducting and masterclass feedback
Day 2: Focus on rubato accompaniment, with guest talk on singing in Italian, with many opportunities for student conducting and masterclass feedback
Day 3: Focus on Language, and the Orchestras, with guest talk on singing in English, with many opportunities for student conducting and masterclass feedback
Day 4: Drama in Symphonic Music with guest Toby Purser, and group discussion and masterclass opportunities
About our course leader
Our digital summer school 2021
For 2021, we are committed to providing the world-class, MusicFest experience that you have grown to love. Although we are not able to host our summer school in-person, we are working hard to provide a selection of courses online with our internationally renowned tutors. After your place on one of our 2021 courses has been accepted and confirmed, you will be sent a course pack outlining a detailed schedule, access details for your online sessions, and further information for you to get the most out of these special opportunities.
Musicfest Aberystwyth welcomes bursary students from all over the world and prides itself on offering high-quality, intensive training for music students, graduates, and music professionals. We do not wish finance to be a barrier to attending our Summer School so our bursaries (funds towards the cost of fees) are available to help students, graduates and young musicians attend our courses. Friends of MusicFest provide bursaries towards MusicFest Aberystwyth course fees for students in full-time education. The number of bursaries available is limited, so it is essential you apply as soon as possible. For more information and how to apply, please visit our Fees and Bursaries page.
For more information and how to apply, please visit our Fees and Bursaries page.
Request a space on this course
You can request a space on this course here. Applications will be reviewed, and if accepted we will send full information on course joining and fee payment via email. We aim to respond within 7 days to your reservation request.
If you are booking more than one place, you will need to fill in application details for each potential student. Mandatory fields are marked with *
Date(s) - Tuesday 27th July 2021 - Friday 30th July 2021
10:00 am - 5:00 pm