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Grand Union Youth Orchestra Summer School 2021

July 26 - July 29

About the course

The Grand Union Youth Orchestra’s Residential 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.

In the idyllic surroundings of Writtle University near Chelmsford, they will gain inspiration from experts born or brought up in every major musical culture worldwide, all regular members of the Grand Union Orchestra. Players of non-European instruments are especially welcome, and we also encourage multi-instrumentalists.

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).

Costs

The cost of the four-day course with full board and accommodation (en suite rooms) is £200.

Venue

The Grand Union Youth Orchestra Summer School takes place at Writtle University
The Grand Union Youth Orchestra Summer School takes place at Writtle University

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Start:
July 26
End:
July 29
Cost:
£200
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Venue

Writtle University College
Lordship Road, Writtle
Chelmsford, Essex United Kingdom
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Organiser

Grand Union Orchestra
Phone:
+44 (0)20 8981 1551
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