Choral Conducting Masterclasses
24 de June a 21 de August

Choral Conducting Masterclasses


From 24 June to 21 August


Espacio V Centenario (Granada) y Abadía de Reigny (Vézelay)






From 40€ to 846 €

In collaboration with La cite de la Voix de Vézelay (France)




Choir directors/newly graduated directors/Young professionals


Teaching staff

Granada: Mathieu Romano and Daniel Reuss

Vézelay: Mathieu Romano and Fredrik Malmberg. Resident choir: Ensemble Aedes (Mathieu Romano, director)



Masterclasses on choral conducting aimed to those wanting to take their choral conducting skills to the next level. Students will work, among other aspects, rehearsal methods, gesture and movement techniques, interpretation and vocalization. Classes will take place in English


Students selected to take part must prepare the following works, before the beginning of the course:




Francis Poulenc Un soir de neige
Johann HermannSchein Da Jakob vollendet hatte (a capella)
Ralph Vaughan Williams Three Shakespeare songs
Jean Yves Daniel-Lesur Cantique des Cantiques (excerpts)
Johannes Brahms Drei Gesänge op.42 (excerpts)




Sven-David Sandström A new Heaven and a new Earth
Benjamin Britten Sacred and Profane (excerpts)
Francis Poulenc Sept Chansons (excerpts)
Carlo Gesualdo Moro, Lasso
Einojuhani Rautavaara Lorca Suite
Johann Hermann Schein Da Jakob vollendet hatte(a capella)
Johannes Brahms Drei Gesänge op.42 (excerpts)



Grenade: from June 24th to 26th.

Vézelay: from August 18th to 21st. A final concert will take place on August 21st in the morning.


Timetable in Grenade:

Mornings: from 10.30 a 13.30h

Afternoons: from 16.30 to 19.30h


Timetable in Vézelay:

Tuesday 18th: from 14:00 to 17:00h and from 18:00 to 20:00 h

Wednesday 19th: from 10:30 to 13:30h and from 15:00 to 18:00 h

Thursday 20th: from 10:30 to 13:30h and from 15:00 to 18:00h

Friday 21th from 09:30 to 10:10 quick rehearsal, 11:00 concert




Grenade: Espacio V Centenario (Granada University). Avda. de Madrid, s/n

France: Reigny Abbey (Vermenton, Northern Burgundy)







Active students:


1- Fees in Granada (no accommodation included) and fees and accommodation (full board) in Vézelay: 630 €.


2- Fees and accommodation in Granada (half board) and in Vézelay: 846€


Special prizes for students of public music conservatories and universities from all over Spain:

(On presentation of a valid registration certificate for year 2019-2020):


1- Fees in Granada (no accommodation included) and fees and accommodation (full board) in Vézelay: 600 €


2- Fees and accommodation in Granada (half board) and in Vézelay: 816€





Classes in Granada: 70€

Classes in Vézelay: 40

Full activity: 110€



Applications may be made for grants for fees (more information at General conditions of registration)


Scholarships for French students two possibilities of financial support are suggested:


1- To apply for a mobility grant (exclusively for transport expenses)

2- To apply the covering of the registration fees as part of a continuing education project


For further information, please contact Mrs. Geraldine Toutain:



6 active students. All participants are expected to attend the program in its full length


Observers are welcome. Places that will be covered by strict order of reception of applications Observers cannot be part of any active conducting


Selection process

Those interested in take part in the masterclasses must indicate in their application form a YouTube link (or other similar video-sharing sites) with a recent performance, plus a résumé reflecting experience and studies as a conductor, and a cover letter highlighting the applicant’s professional and artistic objectives.


Selection will be made by the teachers and their decision will not be subject to appeal, and will be notified to successful applicants by e-mail.


Deadline for applications

March 26th


In collaboration with