The Halifax Choral Conducting Institute (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.

The core values of the HCCI are:

To provide world-class instructional and podium experiences, partnering with renowned clinicians and working with a professional choir-in-residence

To offer a holistic curriculum, equally focused on musicianship, pedagogy, and performance

To create a collaborative and non-competitive community of learning

To invite conductors of all experience levels to participate meaningfully

To invite the whole person into conductor training, with a focus on whole-body learning through Dalcroze Eurhythmics


Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, is 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. Summer is the ideal time to visit this busy tourist destination.