International Master Class in Choral Conducting

Welcome to the International Master Class in Choral Conducting with Josep Vila i Casañas at Malmö Academy of Music. The Class begins Monday, August 10 at 13:30 and ends on Saturday, August 15 with a concert at the Concert Hall Palladium 15:00 with a following graduation dinner. There are no classes on Sunday, August 16 as we regard it as a home coming day.

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The digital application for the Master Class is attached at the bottom of this page. Last date of application is Friday, April 24, 2020.


Information March, 27, 2020, about corona pandemic

The registration webb is currently open for applications to Conducting Master Class in Malmö August 2020 and applications are submitted every day. The Direction postulates today that the courses are going to take place as planned, but follows the information from Public Health Agency and Government in Sweden about restrictions. If we are forced to cancel courses due to the regulations from the authorities, we will refund the registration fees. Temporarily we recommend all applicants to reserve refundable travel tickets. Concerning applicants from other countries than Sweden, we will consider the recommendations and rules from the authorities in your country.

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As applicant to the Master Class you are required to attach a short Curriculum as well as a movie showing you conducting a choir. The movie should be 3 - 6 min long, be of good sound quality and show your conducting from the front.

The selection of students will be based on this attached material. Information about admissions will be communicated to all applicants by E-mail by the middle of May 2020. A separate E-mail with practical information and sheet music will be sent to admitted applicants by the end of June. Sheet music and class material is included in the admission fee.


The Master Class will take place at Malmö Academy of Music (Musikhögskolan I Malmö).

Address: Ystadvägen 25, 214 45, Malmö, Sweden.


Dinners Monday to Friday, as well as lunches Tuesday to Friday are included in the admission fee. You will also enjoy a graduation dinner on Saturday after the concert with food, drinks and singing. Please fill out in your application if you have food allergies.


Participants of the Master Class will arrange for housing on their own. We have an exclusive discount at Hotel Savoy, in the city center of Malmö.

Elite Hotel Savoy Malmö

Address: Norra Vallgatan 62, 211 22 Malmö, Sweden
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Price: Single bed room 890 SEK excl. Taxes/night incl. breakfast

  • Direct link to the booking site will be communicated in connection to admission confirmation.
  • The rooms are preliminary booked for participants until the 10th of July 2020.
  • Booking cancellation can be made without charges before 18:00 the day before arrival.

Scholarship eligibility

Check the Noël Minet Fund Scholarship for eligibility it can cover up to 500€ to participate in the Master class for young conductors.

Noël Minet Fund Scholarship