In a co-operation with "Koor en Stem" a masterclass Choral Directing will be oganized by EMY in the course of the 60th edition. Throughout the festival weekend Choral Directing students will be thaught different techniques by renowned conductors and composers. Moreover they will function as a kind of shadow jury next to the regular EMY jurywhich will allow them to compare their own findings withg the professional jury-members. It also offers them the oppertunity to meet many choirs in a short time and to analyse the compulsory EMY songs. Finally they get the opportunity to contact national and international members of the jury, conductors and composers so as to check their own experiences in a professional way. this Masterclass will be professionally headed by among others Vic Nees and Michael Scheck.