Secondary Music Ensemble Conducting


This course is designed for teachers who wish to develop their understanding of conducting techniques, specifically in relation to strategies for supporting the development of school ensembles. Catering for secondary classroom and instrumental music educators, the course will investigate and explain conducting techniques, score preparation and supporting musical development through inclusive instrumental and vocal music programs.


Completing a Secondary Music Ensemble Conducting course will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing: 1.5.2, 3.3.2, 3.5.2, 3.7.2  from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Comments from Evaluations:

  • Great! Please produce more High School Music related courses. There is a real need for these.
  • The most valuable sessions was the tag team conducting
    The hands on practicing of beat patterns
  • Very engaging positive, welcoming environment

Target Participants

Secondary classroom and instrumental teachers who wish to develop their conducting skills and their instrumental and vocal ensemble pedagogy.


The course will begin by explaining, demonstrating and discussing the role of the conductor and the importance of a competent and confident leader of music ensembles. The sessions will focus on accessible content related to the relevant syllabus outcomes, effective teaching and conducting techniques and the use and preparation of quality resources. There will be a range of plenary, small group and workshop delivery modes.

The course will conclude with a guided discussion around practical musical ensemble leadership and conducting techniques to support achievement and development within music instrumental and vocal programs and support the syllabus outcomes. This will be followed by course evaluation.

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