Lucy Thraves


The summer schools diary: Sherborne Summer School

10:47, 15th March 2019

The Sherborne Summer School of Music will run from 28 July – 11 August 2019.

The school offers:

  • 17 courses in all disciplines for adult instrumentalists, singers, choristers, conductors and composers
  • 30 international tutors and teachers
  • 30 professional and student concerts

Sherborne Summer School of Music was founded in 1952 as the Canford Summer School of Music, a name it retained for the next 52 years before locating to Sherborne School in the medieval market town of Sherborne in Dorset.

At the school, adult musicians of all ages and abilities can meet in a friendly, supportive atmosphere to enhance their skills through the help of internationally-renowned teachers and performers. Dating back as far as the 8th century, Sherborne School is full of musical potential: it is dominated by the magnificent Sherborne Abbey and boasts a state-of-the-art music school, a theatre, recital and concert halls, and user-friendly rehearsal spaces.

To complement this is an award-winning catering team, a spacious bar, social activities, and, during the two weeks, and many concerts (Concertfest) given by both professionals and students.

Director of the summer school Malcolm Binney said that, ‘Sherborne Summer School of Music moves you out of the real world and submerges you in the sheer pleasure of making-music and socialising with other like-minded people.

‘Singers, instrumentalists, conductors, composers and pianists all meet with the intention of immersing themselves in the luxury of one or two weeks’ dedicated musical indulgence. So why not join us – soak up the atmosphere, forge new friends, play and sing beautiful music and hear breath-taking concerts and recitals in the most perfect musical setting.’

2019 courses:

  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Large Choral Course
  • Chamber Choir
  • Lighter Side Choral Course
  • Voices in Harmony Choir
  • Practical Conducting
  • George Hurst Conducting Course
  • Wind Conducting
  • Choral Conducting
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Piano
  • Piano accompaniment
  • two vocal masterclasses
  • Composition
  • Jazz

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