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Grand Union Youth Orchestra Summer School 2021
July 26 - July 29
About the course
The Grand Union Youth Orchestra’s Summer School is open to young musicians aged 12-21 keen to delve deeper into world music techniques, learn improvisation and composition skills, form their own groups and make music together.
What’s in it for you
- Explore music from around the globe with experts
- Meet and play with like-minded young musicians
- Bring ideas, themes and compositions to share
- Learn improvisation skills and playing by ear
- Perform with internationally renowned professionals
The course is led by Shanti Jayasinha (trumpet/cello) assisted by GU Youth Orchestra director Joshua Brandler (guitar/bass/drums).
Musicians running sessions will include Claude Deppa (South Africa – trumpet/percussion), Louise Elliott (Australia – flute/tenor sax), Yousuf Ali Khan (Bangladesh – tabla/voice), Zhu Xiao Meng (China – gu zheng) and Abass Dodoo (Ghana – African drums).