International Choral Conducting Summer School

The 41st International Choral Conducting Summer School will take place from 6-12 August 2022.

41st International Choral Conducting Summer School

Sing Ireland presents its 41st International Choral Conducting Summer School for conductors, teachers, music students, choral singers and musicians. The only one of its kind in Ireland, this seven-day intensive course offers a wealth of expertise from international tutors, all of whom are active conductors and experienced teachers of conducting. With courses designed to meet the needs and abilities of every student — from beginners to experienced and established conductors — participants at all levels will develop and refine their core conducting skills, with more advanced classes focusing on areas such as rehearsal technique, interpretation, vocal technique and style.

Based in the beautiful surroundings of the University of Limerick, the summer school provides intensive instruction in choral conducting given by dynamic and inspirational tutors. A range of workshops will cover essential and stimulating topics; there will be daily warm-ups, choir sessions and an evening of masterclasses - all ensuring a varied, vibrant and valuable course to be enjoyed by all.

This course offers

  • Exceptional value for money
  • Excellent conducting tuition at a range of levels
  • Tutor-led warm-up sessions and whole group singing
  • Exposure to new repertoire
  • Conducting in final-day concert (optional)
  • One-to-one lessons by private arrangement

The Faculty

Advanced: Georg Grün (Germany)

Intermediate A: Kari Turunen (Finland/Canada)

Intermediate B: Maria Goundorina (Russia/Sweden)

Transition: Donal Doherty (Ireland)

Foundation: Anna Fűri (Hungary)

Beginners: Orla Flanagan (Artistic Director) (Ireland)

Singing Teacher: Katarina Henryson (Stockholm, Sweden)

Repertoire Lists

Music is available to purchase directly from Sing Ireland once you are assigned to a course level and information about repertoire will be available from Sing Ireland.

Course Fees

(Early bird rate extended: for applications received and paid in full by 30th April 2022)

Deposit rate: €100 for participants and 50% for observers

Sing Ireland would like all who want to partake in its programmes to be in a position to so. If financial or other barriers exist for you, please do get in touch and we can discuss options.

We aim to make our events as inclusive and accessible as possible. If you have any particular needs or accessibility requirements or if there is anything else we can do to help make the event a better experience for you, please let us know.

Early BirdFull Price
Sing Ireland individual membership + summer school fee€409€450
Students/Unwaged (Proof required)€330€360
Observer Weekly€180€205
Observer Daily€25€35

Please note:

  • Fees are inclusive of morning tea/coffee break
  • Fees do not include charges for accommodation/catering (except tea-breaks).
  • Payment methods accepted: Card or bank transfer.

Accommodation and catering

On-campus, self-catering accommodation is offered at a rate of €35 per night. This will be open for booking in Spring 2022.

Campus restaurants on campus offer lunches/dinners from €10-€15

Please contact Sing Ireland at or 061 234823 for further information.