Summer schools & holiday courses

23 Mar

London, UK

23 March 2019

10:00 am To 5:30 pm

Teachers

  • Daniel Moult, Course Director and head of the highly acclaimed organ department at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. One of the UK’s most versatile organists and hugely in demand as a concert organist and organ teacher and with many CD and DVD recordings to his name.
  • Jeremiah Stephenson, assistant director of music at All Saints' Church, Margaret Street, London W1 - a young professional already in demand as a teacher and player
  • Simon Williams, Director for RCO East, South and South West and Organist & Director of Music at St George’s Church, Hanover Square in London’s West End.

London

About TOSE-in-a-Day Teenage organists who are coming on or considering The Organ Student Experience (TOSE) course in Cambridge in July will find this an excellent preparatory day, whilst those…Read more

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09 Apr

St. John the Evangelist's Church, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8RN, UK

9 April 2019 To 11 April 2019

9:30 am To 3:30 pm

+44 (0)7956 614530

'Unsung Heroes' courses are directed by Catherine Black.

Catherine studied at the Royal College of Music in London where her cello teachers were Christopher Bunting and Eileen Croxford. She graduated in 1983 with a GRSM and an ARCM Teachers Diploma.

In 2013 Catherine co-founded the Baroque & Roll String Orchestra with the wonderful violinist, Julia Bishop of Red Priest.

Catherine taught for many years on behalf of the Centre for Young Musicians in London and is a deputy at the junior departments of Trinity College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. She was an associate lecturer at Chichester University in 2014 and 2015.

Catherine worked as cello coach for the adult learners string orchestra Strings at St Martins, The Chamber Orchestra at Conway Hall and Battersea Young Strings.

East of England

Join us to play and study some of the most sublime & emotionally powerful Passiontide choral music from the Renaissance and Baroque eras.Read more

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18 Jun

Issigeac, France

18 June 2019 To 24 June 2019

Faculty
The Issigeac International Music Academy (IIMA) offers the commune of Issigeac and indeed the whole of the Southern Perigord a wonderful opportunity to invite some of the world’s leading classical musicians and music teachers to our community.

Make a date with the Tippett Quartet at Issigeac International Music Academy (IIMA) 2019! We are delighted to announce that for our 2019 season we will be…Read more

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08 Jul

4 New Street, Oundle, Northamptonshire PE8 4ED, United Kingdom

8 July 2019 To 14 July 2019

+44 (0)183 227 4919

Tutors

  • Ann Elise Smoot
  • Martin Baker
  • Jeremy Filsell
  • David Goode
  • Ronny Krippner
  • James McVinnie 
  • Anne Page
  • Richard Pinel

 

East Midlands

Oundle for Organists’ Summer School is an inspirational course for young organists during the Oundle International Festival.Read more

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08 Jul

Llandovery College, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK

8 July 2019 To 26 July 2019

+44 (0)1454 419504

William Godfree – Conducting, Composition, Theory, Organ, Choir
Alexander Trostiansky – Violin
Madeleine Mitchell – Violin
Jean-Luc Borsarello – Violin, Artistic Director
Richard Crabtree – Violin, Viola
Tomás Tuláćek – Violin, Viola
Leo Phillips – Violin
Lana Trotovsek – Violin
Daniel Grosgurin – Cello
Nitzan Laster – Cello
Pierre Feyler – Double Bass
Angharad Edwards – Harp
Alex Forsyth – Sax Jazz & Electric Bass Guitar.
Steve Banks – Electric Guitar, Improvisation
Luigi Borio – Classical Guitar
Daniela Pisano – Flute Piccolo
Boris Bizjak – Flute & Baroque Flute
Gerard McChrystal – Saxophone Clarinet
Paolo De Gaspari – Clarinet Bass Clarinet
Heather Gordon-Redfern – Clarinet Classical & Jazz
Urška Cvetko – Recorder
Dr Paul Goodey – Oboe, Composition, Theory
John Morgan – Trumpet (Classical & Jazz)
John Perry – Jazz & Pop Drums
Ekaterina Nemirovitch-Danchenko – Piano
Roustam Koudoiaroff – Piano
Vìra Müllerová Dvořáčkoá – Piano
Tim Funnell – Piano, Jazz
Leonardo De Lisi – Opera Bel Canto
Letizia Morelli – Vocal Teaching, Jazz, Blues
Robert Short – Vocal Teaching, Jazz, Gospel
Simonida Miletec – Vocal Teaching

Wales

A specialised, intensive music course for musicians preparing for exams, auditions, and competitions with some of the world’s best teachersRead more

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14 Jul

Winchester College, College Street, Winchester SO23 9NA, United Kingdom

14 July 2019 To 11 August 2019

+44 (0)20 7060 4076

All of the Ingenium Academy’s music staff are carefully selected not only for their outstanding musicianship but also for their enthusiasm and talent for working with and bringing out the best in young people.

Members of music staff at the Ingenium Academy include orchestral conductors and instrumental teachers from the London Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the English Chamber Orchestra, amongst many other prestigious institutions. Vocal and choral leaders include names from the Royal College of Music, NYCGB (National Youth Choir of Great Britain) and award-winning group, the Swingle Singers, and piano and saxophone programmes are led by internationally renowned soloists who are also accomplished teachers at some of the UK’s top conservatoires including the Royal College of Music, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Birmingham Conservatoire.

South-East England

The Ingenium Academy offers students between the ages of 14 and 18 a unique musical and cultural experience.Read more

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15 Jul

Wells Cathedral School, The Liberty, Wells, UK

15 July 2019 To 27 July 2019

+44 (0)7886 355952

Teaching faculty

  • Olena Shvetsova: Director & Piano
  • Richard May: Artistic Director & Cello
  • Vadim Gladkov: Piano
  • Oleg Marshev: Piano
  • Noriko Ogawa: Piano
  • John Byrne: Piano
  • Jeffrey Sharkey: Piano/Composition
  • Georgy Vasilenko: Violin/Conductor
  • Joshua Fisher: Violin
  • Andrea Gajic: Violin
  • Marianna Vasileva: Violin
  • Mariam Rustschi: Violin/Viola
  • Alison Wells: Cello
  • Ben Davies: Cello
  • Gary Ryan: Classical Guitar
  • Andrew Kidd: Voice
  • Halyna Ovchaernko: Composition/Theory
  • Matthew Bale: Choir Conductor & Piano
  • Lydia Scadding: Accompanist
  • Aaron Burrows: Accompanist

South-West England

Welcome to Encore Music Projects 6th International Summer School Following on from the hugely successful courses in previous years, we are delighted that our summer school will…Read more

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21 Jul

Sherborne School, Abbey Road, Sherborne, UK

21 July 2019 To 28 July 2019

+44 (0)1935 810 517

About our team

A high-profile team of professional musicians and educators delivers the Sherborne Choral Course. Here is a brief guide to the main tutors.

John Rutter CBE

John Rutter is one of the best-known English composers and conductors of his generation. His music is characterised by beautiful melodies that resonate with audiences around the world.

Longer compositions include Requiem, Gloria, Mass of the Children and The Gift of Life, while his shorter pieces are justifiably famous. Many will be familiar with anthems such as For the Beauty of the Earth, All Things Bright and Beautiful and The Lord Bless You and Keep You both from their extensive radio play and from performing them in concert.

John was Director of Music at Clare College, Cambridge, and leads the Cambridge Singers, who have made more than 50 recordings since the 1980s. He established the Collegium record label in 1983.

John will be sharing a new composition at the Sherborne Choral Course, leading the choir through rehearsals and conducting them during evensong in Sherborne Abbey.

Bob Chilcott

Bob Chilcott has been described by The Observer as a “contemporary hero of choral music” – an epithet that neatly captures his contribution to the British choral tradition. Bob was a choral scholar at King’s College, Cambridge and performed with the highly popular King’s Singers for 12 years.

With a particular reputation for compositions that engage young people, Bob is renowned for his friendly style. His St John Passion, Salisbury Vespers and Requiem are well known to many, both as recordings and performance pieces. They speak of his immersion in the Church’s choral tradition, but Bob’s expertise does not end there. As Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Singers since 2002, he knows how to bring the best out of any choir, whether they are preparing for a great liturgical act or to perform a piece of secular music in concert.

James Henderson

As Director of Music at Sherborne School, James oversees the Sherborne Choral Course and is a lead tutor and conductor.

An experienced tutor on similar courses elsewhere in the country, James is steeped in the Church’s musical traditions. He regularly conducts Sherborne’s choir as it leads services in the Abbey, and works closely with the clergy and staff team to ensure that the music is of the very highest quality.

James came to Sherborne in 2005 having previously been involved with the music at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, and having been Director of Music at Portsmouth Grammar School where he worked with the London Mozart Players in the Portsmouth Festivities. Thanks in no small part to his visionary leadership of the department, Sherborne is widely recognised as one of the country’s foremost independent schools for Music. Indeed, The Week named the School 'Best for Music' in its Independent Schools Guide – a well-deserved accolade that underscores the credentials of its Choral Course.

South-West England

Join promising young singers and musicians from across the country on the inaugural Sherborne Choral Course for a week in the beautiful Dorset town of Sherborne.Read more

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21 Jul

Radley College, Radley, Abingdon, UK

21 July 2019 To 3 August 2019

+44 (0)7912 217374

Visiting professors 2019

  • Sung Won Yang
  • Catherine Ardagh-Walter
  • Pierre Doumenge

Teaching staff 2019

  • Kwêsi Edman
  • Paul Cox
  • Elizabeth Parkin
  • Erin James
  • Elizabeth Harré
  • Claire Babington
  • Matthew Forbes
  • Katy Cox
  • David Kadumukasa
  • Tim Smedley
  • Helen Downham
  • Chris Doggett
  • Peteris Sokolovskis
  •  
    Hannah Monkhouse
  • Arthur Boutillier
  • Lawrence Durkin
  • Tristan Horne
  • Sergio Serra
  • Mike Nowland

South-East England

The Oxford Cello School (OCS) is an international cello and double bass summer school founded in 1980 by Marianne Gottfeldt to provide a unique opportunity for cellists and bassists to focus…Read more

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21 Jul

The International Summer Piano Academy Disentis is a unique, intensive two-week educational program for young pianists.Read more

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23 Jul

Trinity College, Cambridge, UK

23 July 2019 To 28 July 2019

10:30 am To 4:30 pm

Teachers

  • Daniel Moult, Course Director and head of the highly acclaimed organ department at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. One of the UK’s most versatile organists and hugely in demand as a concert organist and organ teacher and with many CD and DVD recordings to his name.
  • Sarah Baldock, trail-blazing UK organist and choral director with prestigious cathedral and education appointments throughout her career. Prize winner at various international organ competitions. Another exciting addition to the vibrant TOSE team!
  • Tom Bell, highly acclaimed UK performer, teacher and animateur, with a particular interest in contemporary music and cross-arts collaboation, and Director of RCO North. A very popular TOSE teacher returns!
  • Tansy Castledine, a dynamic and renowned musician and choral director, who we are delighted to welcome to TOSE for the first time! Recently appointed Director of Music at Peterborough Cathedral. 
  • Henry Fairs, stellar UK organist and teacher. Associate Head of Organ at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and holding visiting and honorary professorships at Leipzig’s Musikhochschule and the University of St Andrews.
  • Erwan le Prado, award winning, charismatic performer and teacher. Renowned across Europe, and based at St Etienne, Caen with its superlative Cavaillé-Coll organ. 
  • Simon Williams, Director for RCO East, South and South West and Organist & Director of Music at St George’s Church, Hanover Square in London’s West End.

East of England

About The Organ Student Experience (TOSE) Whether you are applying for or considering a university organ scholarship, entry to a conservatoire, taking up a gap-year organ scholarship,…Read more

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27 Jul

Jersey Academy of Music, St Saviour, Jersey

27 July 2019 To 4 August 2019

+44 (0)1534 720030

Faculty

About Jersey International Masterclasses Jersey International Masterclasses‘ goal is to provide world class education to students who want to learn from internationally acclaimed musicians and pedagogues.Read more

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28 Jul

All Saints Centre, Friars Walk, Lewes, East Sussex, UK

28 July 2019 To 2 August 2019

+44 (0)7956 614530

'Unsung Heroes' courses are directed by Catherine Black.

Catherine studied at the Royal College of Music in London where her cello teachers were Christopher Bunting and Eileen Croxford. She graduated in 1983 with a GRSM and an ARCM Teachers Diploma.

In 2013 Catherine co-founded the Baroque & Roll String Orchestra with the wonderful violinist, Julia Bishop of Red Priest.

Catherine taught for many years on behalf of the Centre for Young Musicians in London and is a deputy at the junior departments of Trinity College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. She was an associate lecturer at Chichester University in 2014 and 2015.

Catherine worked as cello coach for the adult learners string orchestra Strings at St Martins, The Chamber Orchestra at Conway Hall and Battersea Young Strings.

South-East England

Join us to play and study some of the most evocative choral music from the Renaissance and Baroque eras.Read more

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28 Jul

All Hallows School, Cranmore Hall, East Cranmore, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 4SF, UK

28 July 2019 To 2 August 2019

+44 (0)1926 778158

The Summer's Cool Team

Our staff are very experienced, some having run this course since 1985. All our tutors are professional musicians and fully qualified music teachers.

Andrew Mock

Andrew studied Music at Dartington College of Arts, receiving Diploma of Music in Education (Hons) with Special Mention. A lifetime in education, working in all age groups in both the state and private school systems in the UK and NZ. While in post as Director of Music at Prior Park College, Bath, he set up and directed the Summer School of Music (1985) which continues to run successfully as Summer’s Cool.

Sue Mock

Sue studied Music at Dartington College of Arts, receiving the Diploma of Music in Education. After two years of class music teaching Sue turned to specialise in instrumental teaching and ensemble performance, working with students of all ages and abilities including Suzuki violin work. She has been the co-founder/director of Summer’s Cool since its beginnings and completed her teaching career as the Deputy Area Manager for Central Warwickshire County Music Service. Andrew and Sue continue their work in music workshops for children as members of “Leamington Music Education Programme”.

Lorna Waters

Lorna started her musical life as a cellist, and continues to play for weddings and events in The Buckinghamshire Quartet. After completing her Music Degree at Southampton University, she went on to study to be a Primary School Teacher at Warwick University. During her first few years of teaching, she also studied for her MMus in Composition for Screen at The Royal College of Music in London. She currently works for Oxfordshire County Music Service, teaching flute, clarinet and saxophone in a number of schools throughout the South East of the County. She also runs South Oxfordshire Music Centre, organising groups and ensembles for approximately 80 children, from beginners to intermediate players across South Oxfordshire. 

As well as teaching, Lorna enjoys composition and arranging popular tunes for her pupils and groups. 

Lorna has two young daughters, whom she hopes will one day be involved in Summer’s Cool Music Courses too!

Jules Mock-Morton: Singing animateur - Designated Safeguarding Officer

Currently the director of her own music education company 'SuperSing' delivering high quality music provision to individuals and schools across Yorkshire. Jules leads a thriving adult community choir in York as well as teaching students of all ages and musical standards. With a background of musical theatre, music psychology and community music from her university studies - Jules prides herself on leading confidence boosting, enjoyable and high quality music sessions. As well as leading the vocal classes on Summers Cool Jules will also be an active member of the orchestra, wind band and string group playing bassoon, violin and viola. Jules will also lead many of the extra curricular sporting and team activities which contribute to the week’s positive friendly ethos.

Kirsty Budgen

Kirsty Budgen is currently working for Croydon Music and Arts as a Lower strings Instrumental teacher and leads many Sound Start and Mini Strings projects within the area. She is the mentor and leader of Boris Johnson music scholars chosen from the Croydon area. She enjoys working with infant, junior and secondary students. She plays with Surrey Opera and for various quartet and ensemble events. 

Kirsty studied the cello and piano initially at Junior Guildhall and was awarded a music scholarship to study with John Todd from the Coull Quartet while studying for a BA( Hons) music with qualified music status at Warwick University. 
She went on to work with Warwickshire County Music Service as the Leader of lower strings. She enjoyed the position of Director of Rugby Music Centre, Eastern area conducting a range or orchestral groups and music theatre groups. 
She was a member of the Hannay string quartet and played with various orchestral ensembles and for shows across the Midlands.

Mark Cadman

After spending five years at the RNCM Junior School studying with Paddy Adinall, Mark Continued studying the Trumpet with John Holland and Wes Warren (CBSO) at Birmingham Conservatoire. Having graduated with a BA (Hons) Degree in 1993 he then completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Performance Studies, also at the Conservatoire. He continued his studies and graduated with a certificate of teaching with the ABRSM. 

Mark has freelanced throughout the midlands and South Yorkshire where he now lives playing with various orchestral, choral and jazz ensembles. 

Having been a full time member of staff at Warwick School for twelve years, and Assistant Director of Music (Instrumental) at Repton School he is now the Director of Music at Hill House School, Auckley near Doncaster. Mark not only oversees a very busy instrumental music program, teaches GCSE and A level music, he also manages 15 Visiting Instrumental Staff. He conducts many ensembles including the school Jazz Orchestra and Senior Orchestra. 

Mark enjoys helping young musicians achieve their potential and has taken groups to the National Concert Band Festival, Music for Youth and The Mrs Sunderland Festival in Huddersfield. It has been known that in his spare time, Mark is a greater spotted MAMIL (lat. Mamillargus) and enjoys putting himself through excruciating pain by doing triathlons and 100 mile cycling sportives in deepest North Wales!

Clare Cadman

Clare graduated from Birmingham Conservatoire with a BMus degree in 1994. She studied Violin with Wendy Quirk (CBSO) and piano as her second study. After graduating she began freelancing throughout the midlands playing for orchestras and chamber ensembles. She played in The Hannay String Quartet for a number of years and ran a successful music agency – SpaMusicWorks with her husband, Mark, providing musicians and ensembles for weddings and functions. Clare was Assistant Director of Music at Foremake Hall Preparatory School (Repton Preparatory School) and has worked as a peripatetic violin and piano teacher with Warwickshire Music service, Warwick Preparatory School, Warwick School, Foremarke Hall (Repton Preparatory School) and now works at Hill House School, Auckley, near Doncaster teaching the piano, running a 60 strong year 1 and 2 choir, a senior string ensemble and co-directing the school orchestra. 

Clare enjoys cooking and has a secret longing to be on Masterchef! She also enjoys walking, gardening and cycling in North Wales when she is not busy teaching!

South-West England

About Summer’s Cool Summer’s Cool is a very friendly course designed to accommodate and support young musicians of all stages and standards.Read more

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29 Jul

Writtle University College, Lordship Road, Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex, UK

29 July 2019 To 1 August 2019

12:00 pm To 6:00 pm

+44 (0)20 8981 1551

East of England

Grand Union Orchestra’s Summer School is aimed at young instrumentalists, aged 12-21, who want to experience how music is played and learned in different parts of the…Read more

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09 Aug

Elsa Brändström Haus, Kösterbergstraße 62 D-2258, 7 Hamburg, Germany

9 August 2019 To 18 August 2019

+49 (0)40 4318 3388

Faculty, MediaSoundHamburg

Full details to be announced.

MediaSoundHamburg is the leading international summer school for film music, game music and sound design. The event has taken place annually since 2011.Read more

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