26 – 29 September 2024, Hanover

The masterclass with María Guinand will explore different ways to approach the study of the score and prepare it so as to propose efficient ways of rehearsing, produce an adequate choral sound for the chosen work, correct diction and phrasing, and create a personal interpretation that conveys the essence and message of the music. The emphasis is on the music of Spanish and Latin American composers from the 16th, 20th and 21st centuries.

Elements of choral conducting technique and body expression will be essential in this masterclass, since María Guinand gives much emphasis on a clear and expressive gestural communication with the choir, always seeking to connect the personality of the conductor with the voices of the singers. A concert in Hanover with Junges Vokalensemble Hannover, led by the participants themselves, will conclude the masterclass on sunday (29 September).


  • Francisco Guerrero: Niño Dios D‘Amor Herido
  • Mateo Flecha: Teresica Hermana
  • Tomás Luis de Victoria: Vere Languores
  • Manuel de Sumaya: La Bella Incorrupta
  • Esteban Salas/Alberto Grau: Popule Meus
  • Gonzalo Castellanos: Al Mar Anochecido
  • Carlos Alberto Pinto Fonseca: Jubiabá
  • Alberto Grau: O Vos Omnes (from Lamentations)
  • Alberto Grau: Kasar Mie La Gaji
  • Luke Byrne: Desert Sea
  • Murray Schaffer: Magic Songs (Nr. 1, 4, 7, 9)
  • José Barros: La Llorona



This masterclass is aimed at advanced choir conducting students as well as experienced choir conductors who would like to deepen their knowledge of conducting techniques and body expression to strengthen communication and artistic output. The number of active participants is limited to seven persons. 
Selected parts of this masterclass will be open to passive participants (listeners) as well. 

The application process for active participation is closed. Passive participation is possible for participants in all public sessions (subject to availability).

The masterclass is held in English.

Click here to download the application information (PDF).


Participation in this masterclass is covered by price of the full-access ticket (Gesamtticket €360 normal price, concessions €180 for students, schoolchildren, unemployed persons, trainees, participants in the German Federal Volunteer Service, persons doing military or civilian service, persons with disabilities with a degree of 50 or more, subject to valid ID. This ticket additionally permits the holder to take part in other workshops and concerts (depending on availability and prior registration). One-day tickets do not entitle the holder to participate.

Board and lodgings are not included in the price of the ticket and must be organized independently. Full-access tickets are available at or at the event itself.


Registered full-access participants of the can also passively participate in public sessions of the masterclasses without applying (subject to availability). Registrations for time slots takes place as part of the workshop bookings, for which the purchase of a ticket (full-access ticket or day ticket) is required.


Maike Fiedler
Deutscher Chorverband e. V.
Karl-Marx-Straße 145, 12043 Berlin, Deutschland 

projektbuero[at], Tel. 030 847108930