Directed by Dr Mirian Khukhunaishvili, the program is designed for musicians without any experience in conducting and conductors with limited conducting experience, who wish to improve their conducting skills.     

Learning outcome / Hæfniviðmið 

  • Conducting in 1, 2, 3, 4, Subdivisions 
  • Auftakt/Syncopation/Fermata/ 
  • Changing Tempo/Metre/Dynamics/Agogics 
  • Score study technique 
  • Repertoire choosing 
  • Rehearsal planning 

Teacher / Kennari: Dr Mirian Khukhunaishvili
Pianist / Píanóleikari: Baldvin Snær Hlynsson
Department / Deild: Music

Teaching period / Dags.: 19. July – 30. July  
Teaching hours / Tími: 10:00-15:30
Teaching days / Kennsludagar: Monday -Friday
Teaching language / Kennslutungumál: English
Location / Staðsetning: Skipholt 31
Teaching Method/ Kennslufyrirkomulag:                          

  • Seminars
  • Lectures/talks
  • Individual lessons
  • Group sessions
  • Workshop 

Level / Kennslustig: BA, MA
Credits / Einingar: 4 ECTS    
Prerequisites / Forkröfur: For musician students applying for the undergraduate degree and undergraduate/postgraduate students         

Applicant's send in a CV or information about their experience in conducting    

The course consists of two one-week programs: 

Programme 1:         
Students participating in this program will learn basic conducting and score study techniques. The course offers each student in total 45-60 min. podium time with a piano accompanist. Two guest lecturers (a composer and an orchestral musician) will share their experiences in a professional world while collaborating with conductors.             

Students are expected to be familiar with the repertoire prior to coming to the programme. 

There are feedback sessions after each workshop. 

Programme 2:                

The workshops will be focused on the improvement of conducting technique, embodiment and musical characterisation of the students. The course offers each student in total 75-90 min. podium time with the piano accompanist and the string quartet. The participants will gain skills on how to choose a repertoire for a concert and planning rehearsals. The guest soloist will share her/his experience about collaborating with a conductor and an orchestra. There will be a lecture about the dynamics of the music industry.                 

Students will have to study the repertoire prior to coming to the programme. There are feedback sessions after each workshop. 

Note: Musicians with conducting experience may join Program 2 without attending Program 1.     

Price: The course fee is 3.000 kr. and is non-refundable unless the course is cancelled
Further information: sumarnam [at], Karólína Stefánsdóttir and Björg Stefánsdóttir, 

Please note due to COVID-19, the course plan might change with short notice
Please note if we do not reach minimum participation the course will be cancelled.

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