Orchestral and choral conducting is a practical class in which conducting gestures and musical expressions are discussed and analysed. Conducting will be practised during classes with the assistance of a pianist who will provide an impression of the score. Towards the end of the week an ensemble will be arranged where students receive an opportunity to conduct.

Students are recommended to prepare the score(s) of their choice in advance. Suggested works: a movement from a Haydn, Beethoven or Schubert symphony and/or a choral work such as Handel’s Messiah or Schubert’s Mass in G

Please communicate your choice(s) with the conductor: Sjoerd Alkema at or add it to your application form.


Sjoerd Alkema - Conducting