Conductors for Change

Conductors for Change gives music leaders the tools, strategies and practical conducting techniques to set up a new instrumental ensemble, or develop an existing one. Created by a team of highly experienced music directors and educators this flexible programme of hands-on training is rooted in inclusive practice

Online Training

Drawing on expertise in mixed skill level inclusive orchestral practice, developed and demonstrated though our National Orchestra for All and Modulo Programme, CFC includes a series of online units covering a range of areas of music leadership:

  • conducting technique

  • arranging for mixed-ability ensembles

  • leading effective and inclusive rehearsals

  • large group improvisation

The online training will be launched in July 2019. Click here to sign up to our Expression of Interest form and be the first to hear about the training once it goes live!

Ensemble Leadership Training Days

You will work with a mixed skill level, school orchestra for a day to develop conducting and rehearsing skills in a real musical setting. Our Ensemble Leadership Training will be led by our team of expert conductors and music educators who will provide expert guidance and tuition in a series of conducting workshops focusing on the key aspects of conducting a mixed skill level instrumental ensemble. The number of participants is limited so that each receives plenty of opportunity for conducting practice and personalised feedback. 

We are delighted to announce the dates for our new hands-on music leadership training events to be held in the Midlands, South West, Yorkshire and London. As a crucial part of our new blended learning programme in music leadership, these face-to-face training days will give music teachers and leaders the opportunity to work with a mixed-ability youth orchestra for a day to help develop fundamental conducting skills.

Sign up to our Expression of Interest form to be notified of future Ensemble Leadership Training Days - or contact the team at to find out more.

Find out more

If you want to receive regularly updates about the CFC programme please sign up using our online form and we’ll let you know when our online modules and Ensemble Leadership Training Day booking become available.

Any questions, please contact Anna Williams, Head of Programmes:


By phone: 0207 267 4141


On Twitter@Orchestras4All #ConductorsForChange

On Instagram@orchestrasforall

Conductors for Change is supported by: