Kurt Thomas Cursus

From 5 – 13 July 2013, the Utrecht Conservatorium will be organising the Kurt Thomas Cursus for choral conducting. For nine whole days, morning, noon and night will be dominated by singing and conducting. The unique concept of this course will enable everyone to participate on his or her own level. This intensive summer course is open to amateur and (semi) professional choral conductors, either as an active participant or as an auditor.

More and more choirs are discovering the benefits of the training and development of their conductor. And which choir would not like to give their conductor a New Year’s present, or give them an extra reward for another reason? It is a beautiful gesture to reimburse your conductor for his course tuition. Keep in mind though, that the participant should sign up him or herself.

What will you learn?

The Utrechts Conservatorium Kurt Thomas Cursus is an intensive training that focuses on:

  • Conducting technique
  • Rehearsal technique
  • Vocalization
  • Repertoire: new, unknown ánd well-known master pieces, including light music repertoire in group A and B.

What levels?

The Kurt Thomas Cursus distinguishes various levels, namely A through to E. Each group will form its own choir within the given level. C, D and E are open to non-Dutch speaking participants.

More about the course programme and the levels.

For whom?

You are a choral conductor or ambitious to become one. Maybe you have much experience as a choral conductor, maybe little. Maybe you have worked with a chamber choir, a church choir, a pop choir or otherwise. Whatever your experience, in the Kurt Thomas Cursus you will learn the tricks of the trade at your own level and following your own interests.

You can also attend as an auditor. As an auditor you will join in the singing and will watch. Only the active participants will take turns conducting.

Practical information

When: Friday 5th – Saturday 13th of July 2013
Where: Utrechts Conservatorium, Mariaplaats 27/28, 3511 LL Utrecht, the Netherlands
Deadline for applications: March 15th.
Website: Hogeschool voor Kunsten Utrecht