Choral Conducting

The Academy’s distinctive two-year postgraduate Choral Conducting course covers a comprehensive range of sacred music for concert and service, as well as selected secular repertoire.

It is the UK’s longest-established specialist postgraduate choral conducting course, founded in 1997. We equip students with the necessary skills to become leaders of choirs all around the world. Choosing to study in the centre of London, at the heart of the diverse British choral tradition, provides an unrivalled learning environment.

The Academy offers Principal Study Choral Conducting at postgraduate level only. Choral conducting is offered at undergraduate level in an optional choir-training class, but not as Principal Study.

Choral Conducting: Your Experience

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



Alison Booker, Choral Conducting Administrator
Telephone 020 7873 7405 / Email

Patrick Russill

Head of Choral Conducting: Patrick Russill

Active conductor and organist, published researcher and editor

Director of Music at the London Oratory

Founded the Academy's choral conducting programme in 1987


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#ChoralConducting students are working again this afternoon with Timo Nuoranne, professor at Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf.
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