24 Jan

    The Shrewsbury International School Charoen Krung Rd Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok 10120

    24 January 2019 To 25 January 2019

    +44 (0)20 7250 8323

    Our team of workshop leaders comes from the UK and Australia.  Combined they lead over 120 workshops around the world each year where they work with around 2,000 teachers.    ​

    Musical Futures believes music learning works best when young people are making music, and when their existing passion for music is reflected and built-upon in the classroom.…Read more

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    11 Jul

    Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

    11 July 2019 To 15 July 2019

    Jury of the Preliminary Selection

    • Brady ALLRED (USA)
    • Martin BERGER (Germany / South Africa)
    • Ragnar RASMUSSEN (Norway)
    • TOH Ban Sheng (Singapore)
    • Leon Shiu-wai TONG (Hong Kong)

    Jury of the Competition

    • Chairman of the Jury: Prof. Péter ERDEI (Hungary)

    Members of the Jury:

    • Brady ALLRED (USA)
    • Martin BERGER (Germany / South Africa)
    • Urša LAH (Slovenia)
    • Yang LI (China)
    • Zoltán PAD (Hungary)
    • Avip PRIATNA Mag.Art (Indonesia)
    • Ragnar RASMUSSEN (Norway)
    • Leon Shiu-wai TONG (Hong Kong)

    Official Competition Choir

    • Utopia & Reality Chamber Choir
      • Founders and Artistic Directors: Prof. Ragnar RASMUSSEN & Prof. Urša LAH


    The World Youth and Children Choral Artists’ Association is proud to present the inaugural 2019 World Choral Conducting Competition, which will take place in Hong Kong from…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

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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

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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

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    12 Aug

    University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD

    12 August 2019 To 18 August 2019

    +44 (0)24 7641 1269

    Tutors to be announced.

    East Midlands

    The BKA’s Summer School returns for 2019, featuring a week of intense fun and learning with teaching from some of the finest minds in music education.Read more

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