Since its inception in 2013, over 100 conductors from across North America have attended the HCCI for a week of intensive and integrative conductor education. With a holistic curriculum (musicianship through Dalcroze Eurhythmics, rehearsal techniques, gesture, and repertoire) and a collaborative atmosphere, choral conductors of all levels have found the HCCI challenging and inspiring.
“A wonderful way to hone your craft and recharge your passion for choral music…all in beautiful Halifax, with a world-class faculty.”
“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."
Citadel Hill — Mark Sirett
Grandmother Moon — Eleanor Daley
Paradise – Song of Georgian Bay — Eleanor Daley
Song of the Stars — Imant Raminsh
Song my Paddle Sings — Ruth Watson Henderson
Rise up my Love — Healey Willan
I beheld her beautiful as a dove — Healey Willan
Ave Verum — Peter Togni
Sun on Water — Hussein Janmohamed
Lover’s Chant — Matthew Emery
Danse mon moine danse — Derek Healey
Kicking Horse River — Jeff Smallman
Feller from Fortune — Harry Somers (Sung with the Elmer Iseler Singers)
We rise again — Arr. Lydia Adams (Sung with the Elmer Iseler Singers)
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.