CME, London 2023 is a cornerstone of professional development in Living Song’s calendar. This year once again, the faculty took us on a journey of personal and professional development like no other. David Brunner our guest conductor and composer from the USA worked along side Mandy Miller to immerse us in best practice through a broad range of repertoire, score study, rehearsal preparation, voice and conducting practicums. We introduced new composers, including Brandon Williams and Lea Morris and immersed ourselves in some choral classics from the likes of Eric Whitacre J.S. Bach and of course, David Brunner himself!
Our delegation was made up of highly experienced practitioners, beginners and everyone in between, including 4 Young Artists funded through NewYVC in partnership with Spitalfields Music. On the Saturday night after an intense day of study and practice, the wonderful Aga Serugo-lugo led us through a fun packed, creative two hours, where we composed and performed our own music collaboratively. NewYVC had an opportunity to join us on the last of three days to sing for conducing Master Classes.
Watch this space for the next taster session and 2024 course.