International Summer School 2014


STOP PRESS: individual courses will be released w/c 14 April – keep checking the website for information…

The Summer School runs for three weeks, with 20-30 courses week-long courses taking place every day during each week – from individual instrumental and vocal classes to chamber music, large ensemble courses and composition. You can take part in up to four courses per week, and stay for one or all three weeks!

Starting with early music, the programme moves on to classical and more contemporary music in the later weeks, with some weeks also having a focus on specific instrument types or areas of work.

There are courses for most instruments in most weeks, but as a general rule of thumb:

  • Week 1 is predominantly Early Music
  • Week 2 is the week for families and string players
  • Week 3 is a wind and brass week

Your Summer School can be as relaxed or as intense as you like, giving you the option to enjoy non-stop music-packed days, or to take a break and explore what else Dartington and the surrounding area have to offer.

What I loved most was the variety. People from various places with varying skills came together in a massive range of classes to share knowledge and passion.”

26 July -
1 August
A week for early music lovers – Baroque orchestra, Viol Consorts and Renaissance Music feature alongside a full programme of chamber music, orchestral workshop, master classes, workshops and the return of Junk Music.
2 - 8
With a focus on strings, this week has something for everyone at every level including the ever popular Gospel Choir and Dirty Electronics, opportunities for pianists, conductors, composers and the brand new Family Project.
9 - 15
Plenty for wind and brass players and singers in this week including Vocal Ensembles, Wind Band and Big Band, an exciting focus on Music Theatre and a huge range of instrumental and vocal classes.
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