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Composer's toolkit


Aug 02 - 05 2021


10:30 - 14:30



The Composer’s Toolkit summer school online (Aberystwyth Musicfest)

About the Aberystwyth Musicfest Online Summer School

For 2021, we are committed to provide you with the world-class, MusicFest experience that you have grown to love. Although we are not able to host our summer school in-person, we are following our 2020 success with a digital summer school experience to provide a selection of courses online led by our internationally renowned tutors.

The Summer School is unique in offering organised, structured chamber music opportunities and coaching, as well as superb learning experiences through the festival of concerts given by the tutors themselves (all of them are leading performers as well as inspirational teachers).

The Composer’s Toolkit with Nico Muhly, Jo Thomas, Jordan Rees & Simmy Singh

We are excited to release the first course of its kind at MusicFest Aberystwyth: The Composer’s Toolkit, four days of immersive masterclasses, forums and creative collaboration for any and all music creators, with some of the industry’s leading composers and new music performers.

Course participants will have the special opportunity of having a masterclass session on their music with Nico Muhly, take a look into the world of cutting-edge electronic experimentalism and create sound art with Jo Thomas, find out what it takes to be a Hollywood composer with Jordan Rees through creative collaboration, to exploring authenticity and improvisation with Simmy Singh.

This course is perfect for any music creator, composer or sound artist who wants to explore the broad world of new music making.


Application process

  • You can request a space on this course here. Applications will be reviewed, and if accepted we will send full information on course joining and fee payment via email. We aim to respond within 7 days to your reservation request.


Fees and financial support

  • The tuition fee for this course is £395.
  • Musicfest Aberystwyth welcomes bursary students from all over the world and prides itself on offering high-quality, intensive training for music students, graduates, and music professionals. We do not wish finance to be a barrier to attending our Summer School so our bursaries (funds towards the cost of fees) are available to help students, graduates and young musicians attend our courses. Friends of MusicFest provide bursaries towards MusicFest Aberystwyth course fees for students in full-time education. The number of bursaries available is limited, so it is essential you apply as soon as possible. For more information and how to apply, please visit our Fees and Bursaries page.




Aberystwyth MusicFest

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Aug 02 - 05 2021
  • Time: 05:30 - 09:30

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