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Exploring Choral-Orchestral Masterpieces Through the Lens of a Conductor

SG $150.00SG $270.00

Conductor Dr. David Chin will lead the participants to explore the essence of the six important choral-orchestral masterpieces from the Baroque era to the 20th century in the Western classical music canon. By the end of the course, participants would have obtained the most important information and key musical elements of these works, and acquired the general development of musical styles from the 1700’s-1960’s.

David Chin is the founder and Artistic Director of Bachfest Malaysia, and the conductor of the award-winning Malaysia Bach Festival Singers and Orchestra. He has recently been appointed as a Senior Fellow of Bach-Archiv Leipzig. In addition to Malaysia and the United States, David has been invited to teach and perform in Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, and Italy. He has conducted all the major works and more than 3 dozens of cantatas by J.S. Bach. In addition, he has led choirs and orchestras around the world in numerous major works by composers ranging from the Renaissance era to the 21st century and world-premieres, a capella to choral-orchestral works, and standard repertoire to vocal jazz and Broadway musicals. David has served as Director of Choral Activities and Music Professor at multiple universities in the United States. He holds both Master’s and Doctoral degrees in conducting from the Eastman School of Music. Official website:

Week 1:
Handel: Messiah

Week 2:
BACH: Mass in B minor

Week 3:
HAYDN: The Creation

Week 4:
BEETHOVEN: Missa Solemnis

Week 5:
BRAHMS: A German Requiem

Week 6:
BRITTEN: War Requiem

Each active participant will conduct a portion of a work listed on the schedule and receive feedback in that particular session. They may also bring questions on the other works during the respective sessions.


Yes, they will be made available for participants until 6 months after the completion of each course.

E-certificates will be issued on course completion to Active Participants.

Active Participants will be involved in class participation: interacting with course instructors, receiving feedback on class assignments/submissions, and they will have playing opportunities in class etc. Observers will be observing these segments of the class.

Active Participants will receive an E-certificate of participation, and Observers will receive a certificate of attendance.

5 days before the course commences.

Yes, simply get your friends together and send us an email to request for a second round of the course! If we receive sufficient signups we will repeat the course.

We do not conduct make-up classes. Learners who miss a session can catch up on the class content by watching the session recording thereafter. If there are any class assignments, learners are to contact the instructor directly.

We at the Academy do our utmost to make courses proceed as planned. However, there are times when unforeseen circumstances force a class to be cancelled. When this happens, we are committed to refunding the total amount, in an efficient manner, including any costs of using third-party payment gateways.

Should a participant need to cancel, we will make efforts to accommodate refunds, though costs of using third-party payment gateways will be borne by the participant.

Late cancellations may not be able to be refunded, as they will have been factored into the confirmation of running the course. We will provide a full refund for cancellations up to 2 weeks before the start of a course, following this a 50% refund with up to 1 week of notice. Notifications of fewer than 7 days will most likely not be eligible for a refund. We thank you for your understanding.