International Choral Conducting Summer School


Celebrating 43 years, the International Choral Conducting Summer School returns to the Irish World Academy of Music & Dance in August 2024 providing intensive professional choral training with an internationally-recognized conducting faculty.

10 - 16 August 2024

Based in the beautiful surroundings of the University of Limerick, Sing Ireland is delighted to present the 43rd 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.

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.

For information on the course levels see HERE.
Artistic Director | Orla Flanagan

Level 6: Gary Graden

Level 5: Jennifer Tham

Level 4: Carlo Pavese

Level 3: Amy Bebbington

Level 2: Orla Flanagan

Level 1: Mark Armstrong

Summer School Fees

Type of ParticipantEarly Bird (until April 30th)Full Price
Early Bird Participant feeEnded€549
Students/Unwaged fee (proof required)Ended€449
Early Bird Observer feeEnded€349

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.

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 €45 per night.

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

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

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