Conducting

The Academy’s postgraduate conducting course is internationally recognised as one of the foremost programmes for training conductors.

 
Our students have many opportunities to work with talented players and singers in a variety of settings, from two-piano workshops and intimate chamber ensembles to full symphony orchestra. Academy conductors work in a friendly, collaborative and focused environment which prepares them for professional conducting careers.

Conducting Open Day: 22nd October 2017

The Academy offers a two-year course of Principal Study Conducting at postgraduate level.

Conducting is offered at undergraduate level in introductory classes to all students and as intermediate and advanced electives for students who wish to pursue it to a high level.

Conducting: Your Experience

See also:
Performance, the central driving force behind all Academy studies
Regent Scholarship Scheme

 

Contact

Sam Batchelor, Conducting Administrator
Telephone 020 7873 7405 / Email conducting@ram.ac.uk

Sian Edwards

Head of Conducting: Sian Edwards

Has conducted most of the world’s leading orchestras and opera companies

Conductor of major operatic world premieres

Recordings with London Philharmonic Orchestra and English National Opera

Music Director of English National Opera 1993–95

Regular concerts with Ensemble Modern

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Friday, 06.10.2017 18:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Sir Mark Elder discusses his approach to the masterworks by Russian, French, Scandinavian, Czech and British composers

Semyon Bychkov conducts Mahler’s Ninth Symphony

Friday, 13.10.2017 19:30, Duke’s Hall

Semyon Bychkov conducts the Academy Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Mahler's Ninth Symphony

Conducting Open Day free

Sunday, 22.10.2017 10:30, Duke’s Hall

A chance for prospective students and anyone interested in the art of conducting to come and see how the Academy trains postgraduate students

The Barbirolli Lectures: The Principal’s Interview — Oliver Knussen

Thursday, 26.10.2017 18:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Oliver Knussen discusses his life and career with the Academy’s Principal, Professor Jonathan Freeman-Attwood.

James Newton Howard: Three Decades of Music for Hollywood

Friday, 03.11.2017 19:30, Royal Albert Hall

James Newton Howard conducts some of his greatest scores

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Henry Wood, who studied and taught here, died #otd in 1944. Here he is briefly #conducting in Duke’s Hall, 1926: bit.ly/2v8py1r

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  ‘I am working to make a wide and varied range of options open to conducting students’

Sian Edwards