Conductors for Change

Conductors for Change is growing!

Conductors for Change (CFC) aims to develop essential skills and knowledge required to set up and conduct an effective mixed-ability, inclusive instrumental ensemble. We are creating a new blended learning programme in conducting and ensemble leadership aimed at music teachers and music leaders. 

Drawing on expertise in mixed-ability 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

CFC also includes face-to-face training days where a group of music leaders will work hands-on with a youth orchestra to develop their conducting technique with expert guidance from the conducting team at Orchestras for All. Previous CFC training events have included workshops with Sian Edwards, Head of Conducting at RAM and Bob Pepper MBE, Music Director of the English Schools Orchestra. 

How do I sign up?

The programme is currently in development. Online modules and hands-on training days with be launched over the forthcoming academic year (2017-2018). Our training days will take place in West Bromwich and Devon. 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 modules become available and registration for training is open.

Any questions, please contact Emma Oliver-Trend, CFC Programme Manager:


By phone: 0207 267 4141

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Conductors for Change is supported by a grant from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.