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Jul 26

Grand Union Youth Orchestra Summer School 2021

July 26 - July 29

GUO 2021 Summer School Collage

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

Course leaders

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).


July 26
July 29
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Bethnal Green
London, E2 6HG
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Grand Union Orchestra
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