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Course structure

The aim of the course is to train musicians in the art of choral conducting; to instruct them in diverse aspects of the history and practice of choral music; to provide the technical skills required to work with historic repertoires and, for organists, to develop organ playing skills as both soloist and accompanist; to facilitate research into and performance of new or little-known choral repertoire; and to give students the experience of observing and working with the collegiate Chapel choirs.

Structure of the Course
The course consists of six elements:

1. Choral Conducting: Weekly instruction, leading to a practical examination;

2. Seminar course: Weekly seminars, resulting in two coursework essays;

3. Choral Project: Candidates develop, rehearse and direct a recital programme which draws on their own scholarly research into repertoire, performance practice or pedagogical techniques.

4. Optional Elements: Students select either:

       a) an extended essay, on a topic relating to their choral project; or
       b) editing project, related to their choral project; or
       c) organ or continuo performance

5. College Placements and Observations

6. Aural Classes

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