Re-Thinking Choir Leadership

February 3 – 6, 2022
Landesmusikakademie Rheinland-Pfalz, Neuwied, Germany

A project of the CHORALSPACE Center for Choral Development in cooperation with Thomas Caplin (Artistic Director)

“Re-Thinking Choir Leadership” is a collaborative symposium on Sharpening Leadership Strategies for conductors, educators, choir managers, choral organizations, and board members.
The project is produced in cooperation with the Landemusikakademie Rheinland-Pfalz and Chorverband Rheinland-Pfalz.

Re-Thinking Choir Leadership – a collaborative symposium

A professional “TIME-OUT” carefully designed to provide you with the skills you need to SHARE, LEARN, INSPIRE and DEVELOP your own goals and career.

“Re-Thinking Choir Leadership” is an opportunity for educators, conductors, choir managers and board members to be inspired by up-to-date expert knowledge, to adjust your goals and practices and to realign your professional strategy to meet challenges of a fast-changing world. During the symposium you will be able to explore and discover practical resources for your educational practice and your choir, receive detailed feedback from lecturers and other participants, share your own experiences and leave with inspiring ideas to materialize in your own musical and pedagogical work. 

Landesmusikakademie next to the Rhein river

The symposium features sessions on the Creativity Process, Project Design, Choral Leadership, Personal Development, Implementation of Choral Research, Digital Tools, Aspects of Sustainability, Target & Mission Formulation, Creation & Monitoring of Timelines, as well as tools to support the realization of your projects. In addition, comes of course the informal social interaction in one of the best culinary destinations of the country.

The sessions start on Thursday evening, February 3, 2022, and conclude on Sunday morning, February 6, 2022.
The working language is English.

Lecturers in presence
Virtual lecturers
Major Topics
Outland Landesmusikakademie / Villa Musica

  • Singer perception of choral leadership
  • The choir as an organisation
  • Choir leader competences
  • The gesture enigma – gestures mean everything, gesture means nothing – how?
  • The seven dilemmas of choir leader education
  • Reaching goals
  • Project realisation
  • Vocal Leadership: Feel free and supported outside of your comfort zone
  • Analogue/digital tools synergy


CONFERENCE START: Thursday, Feb 3rd, 2022 | 4 pm Check-In | 6 pm Dinner | 7:30 pm Opening Session
CONFERENCE END: Sunday, Feb 6th, 2022 | Lunch 12 am

VENUE: Landesmusikakademie Rheinland-Pfalz, Am Heinrichhaus 2, 56566 Neuwied, Germany, >> Travel information, Next AIRPORTS: Frankfurt (FRA) and Köln/Bonn (CGN)

A detailed SCHEDULE will be provided to registered participants incl. the possibility to select their individual sessions.


A CONFERENCE TICKET includes all sessions, meals & accomodation and differs depending the accomodation:

Conference ticket in a double room: 295€
Conference ticket in a single room: 350€
Conference ticket in a 3-4 bedded room: 260€
Conference ticket without accomodation: 195€


The participant fee will be invoiced together with the confirmation of your registration.
The participation fee is partly refundable:

Full refund for Covid related cancellations.
50% is refunded for cancelations before December 3, 2021.
20% is refunded for cancelations before January 20, 2022.
No refunds are possible for cancelations after January 20, 2022.

Application deadline: December, 22nd, 2021

Register now

Any questions? Feel free to contact our conference manager:

Nina Ruckhaber

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