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Week One  28 July to 4 August

BASBWE Wind Conducting Course

Cappella Chamber Choir

Chamber Orchestra

Composers’ Workshop

Masterclass for Singers 1

Piano Accompaniment

Practical Conducting

Voices in Harmony

Wind Ensemble

Week Two  4 to 11 August

A Journey Through Jazz

Art of Choral Direction

Choral Course

Lighter Side Choral Course

Masterclass for Singers 2

Piano Course

Symphony Orchestra

The George Hurst Orchestral Conducting Course

Weeks 1 & 2  extra curricular activities

Choral Workshops 1 and 2

Score Learning and General Musicianship skills

Early morning Chi Kung

Accommodation and Fees

Mark Heron  is a Scottish conductor noted for dynamic and well-rehearsed performances of an unusually wide repertoire. He has appeared with orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic, BBC Scottish, Philharmonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Scottish National, Manchester Camerata, Psappha, Meininger Hofkapelle, Orquestra

He has collaborated with leading composers such as Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Heiner Goebbels, Magnus Lindberg, Sir James MacMillan, Colin Matthews, Mark Anthony Turnage, Giya Kancheli, Unsuk Chin, Kalevi Aho, Detlev Glanert, Christopher Rouse, Bernard Rands and Howard Skempton. He has recorded more than twenty CDs with the RNCM Wind Orchestra on labels such as Chandos, Naxos, NMC, ASC and Polyphonic. Alongside his conducting engagements, Mark has a burgeoning international reputation as a conducting teacher on the RNCM’s renowned conducting programmes, at the University of Manchester, as a visiting professor to the Royal Air Force and as a guest at conducting courses all over the world

Sinfónica de Murcia and Pori Sinfonietta. He is the music director of the Nottingham  Philharmonic and as a member of the RNCM conducting staff works regularly with all of the college’s orchestras and ensembles. Mark has a keen interest in contemporary music.

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