Halifax Choral Conducting Institute | About the Event
page-template-default,page,page-id-16559,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,qode-theme-ver-7.7,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-4.7.4,vc_responsive

About the Event


Guest Conducting Clinicians:

2017 Guest Conducting Clinician: Lydia Adams, Elmer Iseler Singers

2016 Guest Conducting Clinician: Dr. John William Trotter, Wheaton College

2015 Guest Conducting Clinician: Dr. Richard Sparks, University of North Texas

2014 Guest Conducting Clinician: Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt, University of Toronto


The HCCI upholds the highest standards of choral music-making in an informal, summer setting.


“The focus on community rather than competition helped me to achieve success sooner…I loved my week here.” – Masters Student in Choral Conducting, Canada


At the HCCI, conducting instruction is viewed through a broad lens. The technical, pedagogical, and interpersonal aspects of the conductor’s work are equally investigated. Sessions explore score study, rehearsal technique, conducting gesture, and musicianship through Dalcroze Eurhythmics.


HCCI participants sing and conduct quality literature while gaining inspiration from one another, and from world-class faculty.


“A safe and welcoming space where aspiring leaders can convene and exchange ideas, instruction, and joy…wrapped in a wonderful sense of community engagement.” – Undergraduate Student in Choral Conducting, USA


Halifax is Nova Scotia’s capital, a vibrant city of nearly 400,000. Founded in 1749, Halifax is rich with Canadian history. Its picturesque geography borders the Atlantic Ocean and the city’s harbour is one of the largest and deepest in the world. July is the ideal month to visit this busy tourist destination.


Participants of the HCCI typically stay in student residences at Dalhousie University.


As a center for Maritime arts and culture, Halifax has a long history of support for choral music. The Halifax Choral Conducting Institute proudly operates in cooperation with the Nova Scotia Choral Federation, the Nova Scotia Department of Education, the Royal Canadian College of Organists, and Long and McQuade.

Made possible in part by support from

Canada Council logo