This course aims to prepare conductors to be musical agents of change through aspiring for both social justice and artistic excellence. The course is for emerging and experienced conductors who can gain expertise in working with people creatively and compassionately.

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In addition, participants will have free access to all events in the Music and Humanity Symposium including seminars and concerts.


For the 2013 program we received applications from 18 countries and the participants were;

Charlotte Botha (South Africa), Ofer dal Lal (Israel), Margarete Ertl (Germany), Jeremy Haneman (UK), Amy Henderson (Canada), Taum Karni (Israel), Riffel Pakasi (Indonesia), Arturo Quezadas Luna (Mexico), Josef Sjöblom (Sweden), Thomas Snell (USA), Ömer Yusuf Topçu (Turkey), Mariette Wilson (France).

Scores were provided for all participants partly with the generous support of Gehrmans Musikförlag, one of the leading music publishers in Scandinavia.


The costs of CONDUCTING 21C are considerable, and the registration fee of € 300/€150 covers a small fraction of total costs. The registration fee has consciously been kept low to enable more participation, bearing in mind that participants still have to pay for their own travel and accommodation. There is a range of housing, and information of these costs are available to successful applicants, who will take financial responsibility for their own travel and accommodation.

Workshop leaders

andre_100x150André de Quadros (artistic director)

Through conducting, teaching, writing, and activism, André de Quadros continues to explore, create projects, build artistic work, and construct partnerships, firmly rooted in an experimental artistic paradigm and social justice values. Read more >>

lone_100x150Lone Larsen

– I like the teamwork. I have an interest in working with the choir of expression where each singer’s individual artistic potential is utilized. Aims to involve in the meeting with the audience. Likes to experiment and to learn new where I do not know the answers. Voces Nordicae is – through everyone’s input – as a creative experimental workshop and I thrive in the creative process. Read More >>

agneta_100x150Agneta Josephson

Forum Theatre, forums, games, standard critical pedagogy and communication is the approach that I use to promote attention equal dialogue, to fight discrimination and instead reach mutual influence. Read More >>