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For Choir Leaders

Young Direction
International conference for leaders of children’s choirs

Elise Bradley conducting

Are you a choral conductor, a choir leader or teaching at primary level?

Then this is an excellent opportunity to learn new choral skills one-on-one from our exceptional tutors. Observe practice in action as Elise Bradley works with the course choir, Kids of Note. Whatever your music leadership experience, this conference is for all leaders of children’s choirs from those just starting out to the very experienced.

Conference outline

Opening reception
Meet the conference presenters and other delegates for refreshments at the end of the first day. 

Daily schedule
Each day begins at 9.30am (tea and coffee is available from 8.30am) and concludes around 8.00pm. The programme includes workshops on conducting technique, running effective rehearsals for children, working with young voices, and choosing repertoire for children’s choirs.  Each day significant time will be dedicated to observing Elise Bradley working with the Kids of Note choir. There will be time to talk with our highly-skilled tutors, make friends and share ideas with other delegates. The Young Direction conference will conclude with the Kids of Note public concert on Thursday 14 July at 3.30pm.

Choosing repertoire
Choosing repertoire is one of the most important decisions you make as a conductor. Elise Bradley and Megan Flint will identify strategies for picking great songs for your choir.

Q & A
The conference will include lively discussion forums – your chance to ask those burning questions!

Kids of Note concert
Conference delegates will have the best seats at the eagerly anticipated first concert given by our young conference choir at the end of the conference on the Thursday. Certificates will be awarded to the singers at the final concert.

Delegates need to make their own arrangements for accommodation and meals.

Young Direction registration fees (include GST)

 Membership type  Amount
ACD $420
NZCF Personal member $440
Non-members $480
Full-time students $380

The fee includes all conference activities, morning and afternoon teas, the opening reception, conference handbook and use of published music.

We prefer you to register online, but you can email or post the downloadable form to:
The ACD Coordinator, Virginia Warbrick,  virginia.warbrick@nzcf.org.nz telephone: 027 289 0700, PO Box 817, Palmerston North, 4440.