Choral Conducting Masterclass with Patrick Russill
April 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
On Friday 21 April 8 student conductors will be receiving a masterclass from Professor Patrick Russill.
Patrick is one of the leading figures in English church music, as a performer, teacher and scholar. He founded the Royal Academy of Music’s Choral Conducting department in 1997, offering the UK’s first specialist postgraduate choral conducting course, and since 1999 has also been Director of Music at the London Oratory, whose professional choir is recognised as one of the world’s leading choirs in the Catholic tradition.
Patrick is a Professor of the University of London and Visiting Professor of Choral Conducting at the Leipzig Hochschule für Musik und Theater. He has also been a guest professor in conservatoires in Helsinki, Stockholm, Berlin, Düsseldorf and Strasbourg. He was Chief Examiner of the Royal College of Organists 2005-17 and in 2015 he was honoured by the Association of British Choral Directors with its annual ‘Chair’s Award for Choral Leadership’, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development of conservatoire choral conducting training in the UK.
There will be 8 conductors involved in the masterclass: 6 conducting the movements of Schubert’s Mass in G, one student conducting an opera chorus from Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Mlada” and a final student conducting her own a cappella piece.
The masterclass will run from 4:30 to 6:30pm.