Monthly Archives: February 2015

RSCM Summer School 2015

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…!