Took part in the annual RSCM Summer School in the first week of January.
This year it was held in Brisbane, and the Queensland branch did a great job organising everything. Music director was Andrew Reid, Director of the RSCM in the UK headquarters. He proved himself an excellent choir director and organ recitalist. I particularly enjoyed a workshop he held on improvisation at the organ!
I even presented a small workshop myself, on the topic of creating a website for your choir.
I joined the composition stream, and we were lucky to have Robert Davidson coordinating the group. Rob is a composer, lecturer at the University of Queensland, and a member of the contemporary music ensemble Topology. We had some interesting discussions on approaches to composition.
Lots of singing in the Brisbane cathedrals, and a good week generally. I made notes, as we’re holding the Summer School next year in Canberra…!