The HCCI offers world-class conducting instruction in an integrative curriculum and dynamic community of learning, equipping conductors of all levels to be confident and courageous musical leaders.LEARN MORE
Grammy® Award winner Jerry Blackstone is a leading conductor and highly respected conducting pedagogue. For thirty years he served on the faculty of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance and was recently named Professor Emeritus of Conducting.READ BIO
A Canadian-born conductor, organist, and composer, Sarah MacDonald is based in the UK where she is Fellow and Director of Music at Selwyn College, Cambridge, and Director of the Girl Choristers at Ely Cathedral. She was the first woman to hold such a post in a Chapel in either of the ancient universities of Cambridge or Oxford.READ BIO
“HCCI has opened my mind and focused my goals tremendously. I left feeling both empowered and humbled, and I’m excited to start using the many tools I gained in this transformational week.”
“The Dalcroze sessions were extremely fun and expressive; they directly compared to the time, space, and energy used by a conductor on the podium.”
“A safe and welcoming space where aspiring leaders can convene and exchange ideas, instruction, and joy … wrapped in a wonderful sense of community engagement.”
"The focus on community rather than competition helped me to achieve success sooner … I loved my week here."
“A wonderful way to hone your craft and recharge your passion for choral music … all in beautiful Halifax, with a world-class faculty.”