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

Our new online training course draws on expertise developed and demonstrated through our National Orchestra for All and Modulo Programme. Each of the 10 modules has been designed to cover a specific element of inclusive ensemble leadership. Through a series of videos and practical exercises, you’ll be introduced to the Orchestras for All ground-breaking approach to ensemble music- making and will have the opportunity to reflect on your own practice.

The 10 modules are grouped into three themes, covering:

  • Conducting technique

  • Inclusive and creative rehearsal approaches

  • Arranging music for mixed skill level ensembles

The first four modules are now available:

The first module Preparing to Lead an Ensemble is completely free. It outlines the key concepts all ensemble leaders need to know before starting an ensemble and offers a taster of the other modules available in the online course. All subsequent modules are £25 each for one year’s access, with discounts available for participants of the Modulo Programme and selected partners. All of the revenue generated by the online course will be used to deliver our work to bring ensemble music-making to young people with complex lives around the UK.

The second phase of modules will be launched in September 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

As well as online training, we offer face-to-face professional development days. You will work with a mixed skill-level school orchestra for a day, developing conducting and rehearsing skills in a real-life inclusive musical setting.

Our ensemble leadership training is led by our team of expert conductors and music educators who provide expert guidance and tuition through a series of workshops focusing on the key aspects of conducting a mixed skill level instrumental ensemble. The number of participants is limited to ensure plenty of opportunity for conducting practice and personalised feedback. 

Sign up to our Expression of Interest form to be notified of future ensemble leadership training days.

Conductors for Change for schools and Music Hubs

The online course is not only for individuals but is designed to work well in group settings. We have also previously delivered bespoke training days for Music Hubs and initial teacher training centres. Contact Head of Programmes Anna Williams at or on 0207 267 4141 if you would like to discuss a package of online and face-to-face training for a group of music educators from your school or local Music Hub.

Find out more

If you want to receive regularly updates about the CFC programme please sign up to our Mailing List for quarterly updates and invitations to upcoming events.

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


By phone: 0207 267 4141


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