International Choral Conducting Summer School

Celebrating 42 years, the International Choral Conducting Summer School returns to the Irish World Academy of Music & Dance in August 2023 providing intensive professional choral training with an internationally-recognized conducting faculty.

5 - 11 August 2023

Based in the beautiful surroundings of the University of Limerick, Sing Ireland is delighted to present the 42nd International Choral Conducting Summer School for conductors, musician educators and choral singers.

The only one of its kind in Ireland, this seven-day intensive professional choral training under the artistic direction of Dr. Orla Flanagan, offers a wealth of expertise from an internationally-recognised conducting faculty.

"I am delighted to be involved in organising the 2023 edition of the Sing Ireland International Choral Conducting Summer School. Together with an exciting team of international tutors from Norway, Hungary, Sweden, Ireland and the UK, I look forward to an inspiring, energising and music-filled week for our participants."- Orla Flanagan

Course Overview

Course levels are tailored to meet the needs and abilities of conductors new to this world as well as for those experienced and already established. Participants at all levels will develop, expand and refine their core conducting technique and will advance their skills in applied score study, rehearsal technique, interpretation as well as vocal pedagogy and their ability to guide an ensemble of singers.

Complementing the core work, to include daily warm-ups, choir sessions and an evening of masterclasses, the course also includes a range of workshops to cover essential and stimulating topics to ensure a that your experience is varied, vibrant and valuable.

Meet The Faculty

Artistic Director
Orla Flanagan
Conducting Faculty (You Can find out more about the levels HERE)
Level 1:Mark Duley
Level 2:Sarah Tenant-Flowers
Level 3: Anna Fűri
Level 4:Orla Flanagan
Level 5: Tone Bianca Sparre Dahl
Level 6: Zoltán Pad


Repertoire for each course level will be shared closer to the time.

Your Stay

Participants will have the option of affordable on-campus accommodation booked through the University of Limerick or making their own arrangements off-campus.

On-Campus Accommodation/Catering

Accommodation on the campus grounds consists of self-catering in apartments, shared with 4-5 other participants. Each participant has their own ensuite bedroom. The cost is €40 per night.

Please note that on-campus accommodation is subject to availability and can be booked through this link directly with the university: Accommodation

There is a selection of eating options on-campus that offer lunch and dinner options.

Summer School Fees

Type of ParticipantFull Price
Sing Ireland Individual Membership + Summer School Fee€520
Students/Unwaged (Proof required)€420
Observer Weekly€290
Observer Daily€70

Please note

  • Fees are inclusive of tea and coffee breaks each morning.
  • Fees do not include charges for accommodation or catering (except the daily tea and coffee breaks.)
  • Payment methods accepted: credit/debit card or electronic bank transfer.

If you have any questions or need any other information, please contact our team at or +353 (0)61 234823.