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.
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.
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.
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