38th International Choral Conducting Summer School 2017









    Artistic Director, Bernie Sherlock

    The Association of Irish Choirs (AOIC) presents its 38th International Choral Conducting Summer School from the 6th to 12th August 2017 for conductors, teachers, music students, choral enthusiasts and musicians. 

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    Advanced - Brady Allred (USA)

    Intermediate A - Zoltan Pad (Hungary)

    Intermediate B - Bernie Sherlock (Ireland)

    Transition - Mark Armstrong (Ireland)

    Foundation - James Davey (England)

    Beginner - Amy Bebbington (England)

    Level details here

    The Association of Irish Choirs (AOIC) presents its 38th International Choral Conducting Summer School for conductors, teachers, music students, choral singers and musicians. The only one of its kind in Ireland, this seven-day intensive course offers a wealth of expertise from international tutors, all of whom are active conductors and experienced teachers of conducting. With courses designed to meet the needs and abilities of every student — from beginners to experienced and established conductors — participants at all levels will develop and refine their core conducting skills, with more advanced classes focusing on areas such as rehearsal technique, interpretation, vocal technique, style, and pronunciation of languages.

    A special invitation is also issued to choral singers who would like to train their voices further and simply enjoy seven days of singing a wide range of excellent choral music. This course also welcomes those who simply wish to observe. 

    Based in the beautiful surroundings of the University of Limerick, this year’s summer school will provide the usual intensive instruction in choral conducting given by dynamic and inspirational tutors. A range of workshops will cover essential and stimulating topics; there will be daily warm-ups and choir sessions and an evening of masterclasses - all ensuring a varied, vibrant and valuable course to be enjoyed by all.

    The International Choral Conducting Summer School is an approved summer course for primary teachers by the Department of Education and Skills Teacher Education Section.

    This course offers:

    • Exceptional value for money
    • Excellent conducting tuition at a range of levels
    • Tutor-led warm-up sessions and whole group singing
    • Exposure to new repertoire
    • Conducting in final-day concert (optional)
    • One-to-one lessons by private arrangement
    • Observer places available


    Accommodation and catering

    AOIC can provide details of suitably located hotel, B&B and self catering accommodation on request. On campus, selfcatering accommodation, located close to the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick, can be arranged through AOIC. On-campus accommodation for 6 nights is €162 or €27 per night. A number of on campus catering facilities are open with lunches ranging in price from €5 - €10. These are all located within walking distance of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. Maps and campus information are provided with your booking information.



    Download here

    There are a very limited number of places available and each level will be strictly limited to 12. To secure your place, complete and return the application form along with the appropriate fee payable by cheque, postal order or bank transfer. 



    Please arrange full payment by Monday 8th May 2017 to avail of Early Bird rates.

    Full payment secures your place.

    Smart Saver AOIC individual membership + summer school fee = €425 (early bird €385)

    AOIC Member: €395 (early bird fee €355)

    AOIC Non-Member: €445 (early bird fee €425)

    Students/Unwaged: €335 (early bird fee €305)

    Observer Weekly: €195/€170 Daily: €35/€25

    Workshop €15/€10

    *inclusive of morning tea/coffee break

    *does not include charges for accommodation / catering (except tea-breaks). 

    Please contact office for more details on these rates. 


    Level details here

    Please contact AOIC at or 061 234823 for further information. uses cookies to analyse traffic through the site and help us improve user experience. By continuing to use this site you agree to the use of cookies. More information Accept