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Postgraduate Diploma in Choral Conducting

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Full time | Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama | 10 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time


10 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Singing (Choral) Conducting (Music)

Course type


Course Summary

Course Overview

  • Weekly choral conducting class working with singers
  • Individual and small group specialist vocal tuition including language classes
  • Observation and participation in RWCMD choral rehearsals including College Chorus and Chamber Choir
  • Choral repertoire, score preparation and aural skills class
  • Observation of conductors within a professional context: BBC National Chorus of Wales, City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Chorus
  • Opportunities to direct RWCMD ensembles, rehearsals and productions
  • Opportunities to conduct self-promoted student performances
  • Conducting placements with partnerships choirs in the Cardiff area
  • Masterclasses with internationally renowned choral directors
  • Advanced principal study tuition from professional musicians
  • Training in career development, self-promotion and sustainable technique
  • International masterclass series
  • Fully integrated performance programme by international artists
  • Opportunities to work on historical instruments, supported by Informed Performance classes and seminars
  • Wide range of performance opportunities in world-class facilities
  • Optional work-based learning module
  • Optional training in advanced teaching skills, outreach, sound recording and arts management
  • Opportunity to create and curate own performance projects
  • Focus on employability and transferable skills
  • Opportunities to study abroad at a partner conservatoire via the ERASMUS Exchange Programme


This module will provide students with training and experience in the development of the technical, artistic, stylistic and intellectual skills which underpin the work of a choral conductor. This will be delivered through a balance of individual, group and class tuition. Practical work with college-based and other ensembles is also a key component.

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Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements usually include an undergraduate degree in music or an equivalent qualification. Candidates who have been studying or working in another field will be considered.