CME

CME London Course via ZOOM!

We are delighted to have been able to complete a successful CME London Choral Conducting Course by putting the final day onto Zoom. All but three delegates were able to attend the new date from their homes. The faculty was complete as planned for the original date in March. Dr Brandon Williams @brandino994 from New York USA and Mandy Miller from Scotland joined the local faculty Jane Wheeler and Naveen Arles, with delegates from Ireland, Berlin and across the UK. The course content was covered in breadth and depth, learning through singing and conducting preparation, teaching and performance. The …

CME 2017 Choral Music Experience

Choral Teacher Education. On Wednesday 15th November we held the first of three training days for our London Based CME course. 20 delegates signed up, many of whom were returning to deepen practice, but we also had a good number of new attendees. Jane Wheeler and David Lawrence took delegates through the course outline, ‘Circle of Sound’ voice work, and introduced the repertoire and techniques for score study. The repertoire focus for this year included Laudamus Te by Antonio Vivaldi, arr. Doreen Rao; I Hate Music, A Cycle of Five Kids Songs by Leonard Bernstein, Arr. Robert Page; Odi Odi, a Tamil folk song, arr. Stephen Hatfield; Seoithin Seo, …

CME 2017-18

By popular demand, the CME choral conducting course, East London, will run again for the fifth year. Framed within an enjoyable, connecting learning environment, the course offers conducting and vocal technique classes, demonstration choir, rehearsal pedagogy, comprehensive musical study, score marking and analysis, conducting Master Class option, a package of wide ranging choral music and CME certification. Again this will be led by a world class team including David Lawrence, Jane Wheeler and Mandy Miller. Dates The Course will take place on three separate dates as follows: 1. Weds 15th Nov ’17, 10.00am – 5.30pm, 2. Sat 6th Jan …

CME 2015-16

The CME East London 2015-16 choral teaching course has come to a close. 18 teachers achieved their level 1, 2 or 3 certification and 4 more are due to complete after one more day of participation. We also celebrated one certification at Artist Teacher level. Dr. Doreen Rao led the fourth and final day, with Simon Werner and Jane Wheeler, contextualising the course into the bigger picture. During much practical work, delegates were reminded of the importance of choosing really great music for young singers and choirs, preparing the music and rehearsals in depth and with care, developing experientially …

CME Choral Music Experience: Singing, Conducting & Teaching Choirs.

There are still places on this inspirational East London-based CME (Choral Music Experience) course for choral conductors and teachers. No cover costs to your school. Light lunch and refreshments included! Contact us, or simply complete the CME 2015-16 Booking Form and email to info@livingsong.org. Download CME 2015-16 flyer. CME Choral Conducting 2015-16 An intensive course on four Saturdays from 10 – 4pm during Oct 2015 – Feb 2016 offering internationally recognised certification and pathways in voice, choral pedagogy and conducting with members of the UK faculty, including: Mandy Miller, Simon Werner and Jane Wheeler.

CME London Choral Conducting Course 2014-15 with Doreen Rao, Simon Werner and Jane Wheeler

We are proud to announce that the CME London course has now become embedded into the UK wide Choral Music Experience (CME) programme for teachers and choral conductors, alongside Ireland and Scotland. This course promotes a studied and dynamic understanding of the repertoire, confident, expressive and skilful conducting, and non-verbal choral pedagogy used in a reflective and collaborative style. For information on current CME Institutes, go to choralmusicexperience.com. Please click here to download the flyer (PDF) and the application form (Word) for the London course, based at Stratford Circus this year. Feel free to pass on to any of your colleagues and please don’t hesitate to contact us for further …

CME opening session with Doreen Rao, Saturday 8th November 2014

On Saturday 8th November, Dr. Doreen Rao led the first of 4 Saturday trainings for the CME Choral Conducting course hosted by Living Song at Stratford Circus. 26 teachers, vocal leaders, choir directors and artists were introduced to This repertoire-based course and workshop including cutting edge instruction in voice education, score preparation and musical analysis, conducting, program and rehearsal planning, choral pedagogy and performance practice. The professional development curriculum is distinguished by Doreen Rao’s performance approach to music education. It is rooted in the practice of awareness (mindfulness), the development of cultural sensitivity, and an exploration of socially engaged …