The conference features speakers from around the globe presenting on a wide range of topics including: historical perspectives, gesture, interpretation, politics, identity, technology, pedagogy, outreach, leadership and gender.

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Confirmed invited speakers:

Professor Edward Higginbottom, DPhil, FRCO

Emeritus Professor of Choral Music, University of Oxford

Sian Edwards

Head of Conducting, Royal Academy of Music

Odaline de la Martinez, MMus, FRAM

Cuban American composer and conductor, founder and Artistic Director of Lontano

Professor Raymond Holden, PhD, Hon ARAM

Professor of Public Engagement at the Royal Academy of Music

Professor Holden is a conductor, author and lecturer specializing in conducing history and conducting performance practice. He teaches conducting on the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at the Royal Academy of Music