The Global Platform for Music Conductors and Educational Training

For All Skill Levels.

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Unlimited Access to over 400 Lessons

Courses in gesture, rehearsal technique, instrument pedagogy, and many more.

For absolute beginners up to professional career development. 

New Classes Added Every Month.



Use the Suzuki Triangle to recruit and instill a leadership mindset in students. Annie will also share supportive techniques to balance teaching and motherhood.

Tuesday, July 9th (recording available)

4:00pm PST // 6:00pm CST // 7:00pm EST

Conducting Gesture

Rehearsal Strategies

Vocal Development

What is included in a membership?

What is included in a membership?

  • Unlimited Access (400+ lessons)

  • New classes added every month

  • Professional Development Certificates with each class

  • 40+ International professors

See what our members are saying.

Linda Heikkila

"I am so excited about all of this training! I would never have access to this kind of information in such a great format."

Javvieaus Stewart

"There is something for every kind of director to explore on the MCA platform at an affordable price! Every tool and resource is worth implementing!"

Andrea Townsend

"That class brought tears to my eyes.  Sometimes I'm intimidated by how much I don't know and how much there is to learn about music, but today, I was just happily overwhelmed with gratitude for how rich music is. This really re-juiced my batteries emotionally, in the run-up to my December performance marathon."

Dr. Charlene Archibeque - MCA Professor

"Conductors of all ages and experiences can find solutions to fill in their personal rehearsal/conducting gaps through this amazing one on one program."

Keith Lathrom

“I am really enjoying the program so far. Such a diverse resource and I am glad I purchased a subscription."

Crystal Stone

“My favorite thing about MCA is that it’s not a huge time commitment. They are incredibly effective masterclasses that you can do any time."

Jacob Boland

“These conducting masterclasses opened an entirely new realm of educational insights and resources that allowed for the re-enhancement of my conducting."

Julie Lowry

"I am extremely impressed with

Modern Conducting Academy and their client service is unmatched."

Tracy Snipstead

"Thanks again for providing these master classes. I feel so much better about spending time and money learning about different aspects of choral conducting."

Group Memberships (School / University)

Group Memberships (School / University)

Group memberships for school and universities at $350 per year. Contact us for further discounts for your entire district.

Unlimited access for your teachers and music education students. 

Proud Collaborators

Music Teacher's Guide
Heckman Batons
Girl Conductor
Oregon Music Educators Association
Music Teacher's Guide
Heckman Batons
Girl Conductor
Oregon Music Educators Association

World-class Professors

What is the Modern Conducting Academy?

What is the Modern Conducting Academy?

The Modern Conducting Academy is owned and operated, Dr. Jaclyn Normandie, who was inspired to create the academy after hearing fellow music directors ask, "Where can I find affordable professional development?"

By the age of 33, Dr. Normandie had conducted at national conferences, toured around the globe, lectured in multiple countries, and taught high school, church music, community ensembles, and at the university level. 

But there was still something missing...

She wanted to offer high-caliber education to a larger audience who might not have access to the same level of opportunities.


Over 6o hours of professional development.

MCA is for people who...

MCA is for people who...

  • Want to take their musicianship to the NEXT LEVEL.

  • Don't want to spend THOUSANDS of dollars on conferences.

  • Have full-time families or careers.

  • Don't have access to in-person graduate programs.

All of our classes are intended to address REAL LIFE problems you as educators face every day. We have masterclasses for improving your conducting gesture, rehearsal technique, vocal and instrumental pedagogy, leadership skills, and stress management.

Free Masterclass: 5 Secrets to Great Conducting

Free Masterclass:
5 Secrets to Great Conducting

Deepen your gesture, score preparation, and self-awareness to bring out your best musicianship. 

Topics covered include:

  • Your authentic gesture

  • Refining the wrist

  • The power of posture

  • Score marking and preparation

  • Improving left hand independence

Private Lessons

Private Lessons

Private coaching available in:

  • Conducting Gesture

  • Score Study

  • Mental Wellness

  • Stress Management

  • Career Goal Development

Scholarship Program

Scholarship Program

Staying true to our mission of accessible education, we have many scholarship members in countries around the world.

Pictured here is the Hope Music Foundation in Uganda, one of our partner charity organizations.

Share Your Expertise 

Share Your Expertise 

Do you have something you would like to share with the musical community? Send us your ideas to create a:

  • Mini Lesson (5-10 minutes)