Directors Academy

The BABS Board is committed to providing opportunities for our Music Directors to develop their skills, with Directors Academy being the main vehicle to achieve this.

Directors Academy is open to all Front Line BABS Directors. Our main event is a weekend, not to be missed, where you can join your fellow front line BABS directors for an exclusive weekend of developing skills, networking, friendship and song.

Delegate Information Pack

We are delighted to invite you to the 2023 BABS Directors Academy, which is being held at Warwick Conferences at Warwick University, over the weekend of 14th to 15th January 2023. Directors Academy is the main educational event for BABS Front Line Musical Directors, with the aim of equipping you with the skills, knowledge and tools required to run exciting and engaging rehearsals throughout the year.
To help the continued development of our Musical Directors, BABS are covering 50% of costs for attendees. This means the weekend will cost £68.50 per attendee this year. This includes your accommodation for Saturday night, lunch and dinner on Saturday, breakfast and lunch on Sunday, and world class education from our guest educator, Dr. Jay Dougherty.

There is an optional cost of £68.95 if you would like to arrive on the Friday night and an additional £29 for Friday dinner.
BABS Front Line Musical Directors will receive first refusal of places on the course. You will have until Midnight on the 30th November to book your place. After this, we will welcome any Assistant Musical Directors or Music Team members to apply. All bookings must be made by 30th November.

Key Information

  • Venue: Warwick Conferences, Warwick University
  • Dates: Saturday 14th to Sunday 15th January 2023, with optional Friday-evening arrival
  • Guest Educator: Dr. Jay Dougherty, a tenured Associate Professor, is the Music Department Chair and Director of Choral Activities at Marietta College in the Mid-Ohio Valley
  • Academy Song: To be confirmed in due time.
  • Cost: £68.50 (Optional Friday night bed and breakfast £68.95 and Friday dinner £29)
  • Deadline: please book by Midnight on 30th November. After this we will open up any remaining places to Assistant Directors and Music Team members on the waiting list.

Contact [email protected] if you have any questions or for further information.