Conductors and Composers Programme

The programme is open to conductors and composers, with common and separate offers, and partly also offers interesting sessions for music teachers and managers. Each morning will start with a plenary session in which you will experience a vocal warming-up, look ahead at the day’s programme and get to know a composer presented during a short „Showcase”. It will be followed by two one-hour slots with parallel programmes of workshops, seminars, lectures, demonstrations, reading sessions and round tables. In the CCP Café you will have the opportunity to meet your colleagues and exchange repertoire, tips and tricks, listen to music or look at scores together. On several days you can also join a „Study Tour” visiting a number of selected atelier rehearsals under the guidance of Rainer Held (CH). You can find the detailed schedule below.

The sessions will be held in Tallinn University (Narva mnt 25). On August 4th, two sessions about amplification and digital innovations in choral singing will be held in Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (Tatari 13)

You will notice two special strands in the programme: “sing me in” and “sing outside the box”.
First we will share and discuss the result of the project “Sing Me In - Collective Singing in the Integration Process of Young Migrants”. The project partners developed handbooks with tips and trick to guide those who would like to use collective singing with young migrants in schools, refugee accommodations or in regular children's and youth choirs.
We also offer a series of sessions in the frame of the project “Sing Outside The Box”, dealing with topics like audience development, concert design, innovative approaches to staging, use of sound amplification as artistic tools, etc. These two projects are supported by the European Union.

Participation in the CCP is possible for conductors from participating choirs as well as individual participants. You can participate in the full programme or pick individual offers you are interested in. If you just want to get a taste of the festival for one or more days, you can buy one-day tickets and even register on the morning of your participation.

You can find the participation for one or more days buying one-day-tickets here.

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Rainer Held (CH) completed studies in orchestra conducting, choir conducting, solo singing and music education. Artistic leader of the Aarau Chamber Choir (1994-2015) and the large rhaeto-romanic ‘Chor viril Surses’. Regular concerts/ CD-recordings with Royal Scottish National Orchestra Glasgow, Novosibirsk Chamber Orchestra and other professional orchestras and choirs (also student choirs) in Germany, Russia, Belarus, Italy, France, Poland, Japan, South Korea, Venezuela, Paraguay, Brazil. He is Professor in music education and Head of the Music Department at the University of Teacher Education Lucerne. 2005 - 2014 President of the MC of the Swiss Choral Union SCV/USC. Member of the MC and Artistic Committee (Festival Torino and Pécs) ECA-EC.

July 28th
09:30 - 10:15

Plenary session
– warmup with Jim Daus Hjernøe (Denmark) 
– introduction of the day
– composers showcase: Sander Sokk (Estonia) 

Break: 10:15 - 10:30
Break: 11:30 - 12:00
July 29th
09:30 - 10:15

Plenary session
– warmup with Sarah Algoet (Belgium) 
– introduction of the day
– composers showcase: Monika Sokaite (Lithuania)

STUDY TOUR 10:30-13:00

Break: 10:15 - 10:30
Break: 11:30 - 12:00
July 31st
09:30 - 10:15

Plenary session
– warmup with Merel Martens (The Netherlands)
– introduction of the day 
– composers showcase: Jorge Cordoba Valencia (Mexico)
STUDY TOUR 10:30-13:00

Break: 10:15 - 10:30
Break: 11:30 - 12:00
August 3rd
09:30 - 10:15

Plenary session
– warmup with Susan Monks (UK)
– introduction of the day 
– composers showcase: Stephan Nicolay (France)

STUDY TOUR 10:30-13:00

Break: 10:15 - 10:30
Break: 11:30 - 12:00