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ACD Advisors

Conductor  HandsACD Advisors are choral practitioners who contribute at a national level and who have indicated their availability to advise, coach or mentor other conductors, either individually, in small groups or in a workshop setting (with or without a choir). This is an excellent way to share knowledge and experience, and for conductors to develop their skills in what can sometimes be a rather lonely field - directing a choir.

Conductors should make direct contact with the advisor to discuss their requirements, arrange the date, time and venue for the workshop, and negotiate a fee (see the recommended ACD Advisors' fees below). All costs for the sessions (fee, travel, accommodation and venue) are paid by the conductor or their choir.

Click on the names of the advisors listed below read about each one:

ACD Advisors will be able to advise on wide range of choral topics, including but not limited to:

  • Choir maintenance
  • Choral blend
  • Concert programming
  • Gesture
  • Intonation
  • Languages
  • Presentation
  • Rehearsal planning
  • Repertoire
  • Score preparation
  • Style and interpretation
  • Vocal technique
  • Voice-matching and vowel modification
  • Working with choir and orchestra
  • Working with different groups e.g. treble-voice, school, university or community choirs

ACD Advisors suggested fee guide (per hour)

  • One-to-one and up to four people:  $75-$130
  • Larger groups and choirs:  $100-$180

For general enquiries, please contact Emma Billings (Events Manager) at emma.billings@nzcf.org.nz, tel 021 171 8501