Orchestral conductors' day


Leeds Beckett University LS6 3QS Leeds
United Kingdom
Saturday, 25 August 2018 -
10:45am to 5:30pm
Ticket price: 
£90, plus a £20 supplement to be coached in the conducting workshop
About the event: 


Announcing our first ever orchestral conducting day!


Making Music have teamed up with the Association of British Choral Directors (abcd) to hold a day of talks and workshops especially aimed at conductors and music directors of Making Music member orchestras.


Taking place on Saturday 25 August at Leeds Beckett University Headingley Campus, the timetable of the day will include:

10.45am Bring your own questions and topics for a ‘round table’ discussion

11.45am Break

12.15pm Session on group dynamics, led by Xenia Davis

1.15pm Lunch (included)

2.15pm Orchestral conducting workshop, led by Justin Fung (includes a tea break)

5.30pm finish


Places cost £90 and must be booked through the abcd convention website. Please select ‘Making Music Orchestral conductors day’ from the relevant drop down menu. If you can’t attend for the whole day, you are welcome to attend for only part of it, but you must still book a place and the price remains the same.


We are delighted that Justin Fung will be taking the orchestral conducting workshop, alongside one of our member orchestras. Justin has worked with many orchestras both amateur and professional, and is currently Orchestral Education Leader at Opera North.


If you would like to be coached as part of the orchestral conducting workshop, you will need to apply for this separately and there will be a £20 supplementary charge. We will send details of how to apply, and the repertoire to be workshopped, in mid-August to all those who have booked.


Please note that whilst we welcome applications from anyone to attend the day, conductors and MDs of Making Music member groups will be given priority for the coaching spaces in the conducting workshop.


During the breaks you'll also have the opportunity to browse the music-trade exhibition, with major music publishers, tour agents and many other specialist suppliers available to help you get new ideas, plan new repertoire or tours, buy equipment and gifts and much more.


Book your place now