CME 2023

Prof. David L. Brunner USA

Prof. David L. Brunner USA

Mandy Miller

Mandy Miller UK

Aga Serugo Lugo UK

Aga Serugo Lugo

We are thrilled to have finalised our faculty for CME 2023, plus a contribution from Musicians Without Borders. Our Choral Music Teacher Education Course in East London is set for the weekend of 17th – 19th February 2023. This is the last weekend of half term. Having consulted with teachers we hope that it will be easier for our regular participants to attend and for new delegates to discover the wonders of CME, London. Click here to register. 

Course Includes

  • Comprehensive Music and Study pack Conducting and Vocal Technique Classes Score Marking and Analysis
  • Reflective Rehearsal Pedagogy Demonstration Choir 
  • Conducting Master Class option with Choir 
  • CME Certification at levels 1, 2, and 3 with pathways to Artist Teacher Certification
  • Light refreshments and Saturday night supper
  • Saturday eve special workshop in creative collaboration with Aga (optional, but irresistible!)

Course Dates 2023

  • Fri 17th Feb 3.00 – 7.30pm, registration and course introduction
  • Sat 18th Feb 10.00am – 9.00pm (inc. supper)
  • Sun 19th Feb 10.00am – 5.00pm
  • Artist Teachers Only *Thurs 16th February 3.00pm – 9pm and Fri 23rd February 10.00am – 2.00pm

Cost £480 Standard inclusive fee Fri 17th – Sun 19th Feb (Incl. Thurs for ATs)
Early bird discount £420 booking and paying by Fri 16th December 2022
CLOSING DATE for booking Fri 6th January 2023 

CME Course Curriculum Overview

CME Institute courses are repertoire-based and link the standards of concert performance with the goals of music education. Based on the principles of diversity, inclusion, and social responsibility – values closely aligned with performance and education in a changing world, course content over the three days will focus on developing and refining musicianship, vocal expertise and conducting technique, all in a very supportive learning environment.

Course participants are encouraged to transcend technical mastery and embrace the opportunity to make music in a way that renews their personal relationship with the power of music and with ethics and excellence in the practice of choral music education, empowering the lives of the singers we teach.

Throughout the course you will be supported by the leadership team and resident Artist Teachers who have been developing their practice through CME for several years. They will be on hand for individual, paired or small group work in score study, Masterclass preparation and anything you’d like to address in your specific context. Members of our associate youth Choir will also join us for Masterclasses, adding their voices and youth experience to our CME 2023 choir!

Course Levels

Levels are indicative of the number of times participating on a CME course. Level 1 represents the first time of attending, irrespective of the delegate’s professional qualification or experience. A CME Artist-Teacher is one who has successfully completed a minimum of three full courses in choral teacher education under the guidance of a certified CME Teaching Associate. It is not essential to become an Artist Teacher, but the opportunity is there for those who aspire to undertake this journey. In our 10 years of running a CME Course in London, 5 people have gone on to become Artist Teachers.

Feedback from previous courses

“Extremely well organised Course. I learned a lot to help develop my conducting and improve my choir from each session. The instructors were very approachable and offered invaluable feedback”

“I enjoyed meeting the other participants. I loved the repertoire and enjoyed being stretched!”

“I thoroughly enjoyed the course. I learned a wealth of new skills and was able to immediately apply them with excellent results”


Further information will be made available in due course. Please express your interest by return email or complete the booking form to secure your place. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at We look forward to singing and learning alongside you, in person!