Immerse yourself in our friendly, collaborative environment and benefit from regular coaching from leading conductors
The Academy’s postgraduate Conducting degree is one of the most respected in the world.
By focusing on a small, high-quality intake, we are able to offer students many opportunities to rehearse and perform in different settings, from two-piano workshops and intimate chamber ensembles to full symphony orchestra.
The course begins with technical and rehearsal skills, followed by opportunities to integrate your work into other departments, including early music performance, opera, contemporary music, and education and outreach.
We offer a two-year course of principal-study conducting at postgraduate level leading to an MA or MMus. It is also possible to take a one-year Professional Diploma aimed at professional musicians who want to move from their own specialism into conducting.
At undergraduate level, you can study conducting as a second subject, starting with introductory classes, which you can continue as an intermediate or advanced elective.