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We run classes and courses covering a range of music and literature. Some do not require you to read music or play an instrument; others cater for people who are already playing, singing and writing to a high standard.

There are four 90 minute sessions a day, starting around 9am, 11am, 2pm and 3.30pm, and an early morning session in yoga or tai chi. Whether you choose a busy or very relaxed programme is up to you. Participants often follow three different courses allowing time in the day for private practice, to enjoy the gardens, or to observe a class.

The weekly timetables on the following pages will help you plan your week. All courses are taught for six days from Sunday to Friday. Open courses welcome everyone, whatever their musical experience. For workshops we recommend a minimum level of Grade 5. As a general rule, advanced courses and masterclasses have a selection process for music students, professionals and musicians at an equivalent level. Not all courses fit into one of the above categories, so do read the course descriptions or call the office for more information.

Explore the weeks…

Choirs and vocal ensembles, and advanced vocal tuition. Music inspired by the heavens, composition for early instruments, and Middle Eastern music and song. Improvisation, instrumental classes for lutes and viols, our Advanced Renaissance Wind Band, and our new programme for modern winds.

Bach’s St Matthew Passion, a new dramatisation of Bach’s life by esteemed writer James Runcie, and instrumental and vocal tuition. Historical Fiction, and poetic creative writing. Dartington Folk Choir, advice for folk sessions, the ever-popular As I Walked Out One Morning folk course, and a ceilidh too!

Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Haydn’s Creation, advanced vocal classes, and Oh! What a Lovely War. The Dartington Piano Concerto Competition, tuition from Imogen Cooper and Joanna MacGregor. String Orchestra, violin and cello classes, Brazilian music, plus the Advanced Conducting Course.

Verdi’s Requiem, Gospel Choir, and Songs of the Jazz Age. Advanced and intermediate composition. Film and Music with Neil Brand, string tuition from the Heath Quartet and Multimedia Installations. Saxophone, drumming, trumpet, piano and keys classes, Jazz Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, and Big Band.

Advanced Courses

Places for our advanced courses are very limited, and in some cases they are completely full. We still have openings in the Advanced Baroque Orchestra for Violas and Oboes. Please contact the Summer School team on summerschool@dartington.org for further information.

Dartington Summer School prides itself on offering high-quality, intensive training for music students, graduates, and music professionals. Advanced courses are subject to an application process, including the submission of supporting materials, and numbers are limited to ensure all students have meaningful time with the tutors. The guidelines below show the materials required for different disciplines:

Singers and Instrumentalists
2 recordings (audio or video)
Your CV
A letter of recommendation from a teacher or other musical professional

Conductors
2 video recordings
Your CV
A letter of recommendation from a teacher or other musical professional

Composers
2 scores (recordings are optional but will be attached to your application if you send them)
Your CV
A letter of recommendation from a teacher or other musical professional

Materials should be sent to summerschool@dartington.org and can be sent as attachments or links to hosting sites. Your application is not complete until these materials are received and tutors are unable to consider incomplete applications.

The first wave of applications are open until the Bursary application deadline (Monday 26 March 2018), at which point all applications will be reviewed by the course tutors. If you are interested in an Advanced Course, we advise that you apply before this deadline to ensure that your application is considered. We will do our best to allocate places as soon after the deadline as possible. Our tutors personally review every submission, including all supporting materials, so the volume of applications received will affect the length of time from submission to decision. We appreciate your patience during this process – all applicants will be contacted with the outcome of their application.

After this initial allocation, we will reopen applications for any remaining places. Most courses attract significantly more applicants than we can accommodate, and some (e.g Advanced Composition, Advanced Conducting) will draw their full intake of students from the first wave of submissions. Applications received during this period will be passed on to the course tutors immediately (there is no second deadline). Tutors review these applications around their existing commitments so we ask for your patience during this process.


Week 1 – 28 July to 4 August

SESSION 1
9am - 10.30am
SESSION 2
11am - 12.30pm
SESSION 3
2pm - 3.30pm
SESSION 4
3.30pm - 5pm
The Big Choir: Christmas in the SunVocals Ensembles: Midsummer LiturgyChamber Choir: Byrd’s The Great ServiceThe Big Choir Plus
Vocal MasterclassVocal WorkshopVocal Workshop
Improve Your Sight-Singing
Advanced Renaissance Wind BandRenaissance Reeds, Recorders, Brass & StringsCornetts and Sackbuts MasterclassCornetts, Sackbuts and Singers: Renaissance Polyphony
Chamber Ensemble WorkshopHarpsichord WorkshopPiano Workshop: Early Birds and Chaconnes
Viol Consorts
Lute and Lute EnsemblesLute and Lute EnsemblesMiddle Eastern Instrumental Music
Middle Eastern SingingMiddle Eastern Music and Song
Improvisation WorkshopComposition: Remembering the Future
Wind MasterclassesWind EnsembleWind Chamber MusicWind Workshops
Chamber MusicChamber MusicChamber MusicChamber Music (formal)
Arabic Poetry and Arabic HistoryHildegard von Bingen: A Swaying Bridge between Heaven and EarthHildegard von Bingen: A Swaying Bridge between Heaven and Earth

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Choral and Vocal Courses

The Big Choir: Christmas in the Sun
JEFFREY SKIDMORE
The inspiring conductor Jeffrey Skidmore returns to Dartington to direct Christmas in the Sun, a sparkling programme of Latin American music. Early music from Bolivia, Peru and Mexico, as well as Missa Pastoril para Noite de Natal by the Rio de Janeiro priest, José Mauricio Nunes Garcia, will be performed in the Great Hall on Friday night, accompanied by an orchestra of early strings, wind, lutes and organ. An edition of these works is being specially prepared for Dartington. Please see the ‘Music Supplies’ page on the website for more information.
SESSION 1

Vocal Ensembles: Dawn Choruses and Midsummer Liturgy
EX CATHEDRA
We’ll be celebrating the summer solstice with the superlative singers of Ex Cathedra: madrigals and motets inspired by dawn choruses and birdsong, old and new. We’ll also be singing the liturgical hours – Prime, Matins, None, Vespers, Compline – and Hymns at Heaven’s Gate. Scores will be available to buy at the beginning of the course; please see the ‘Music Supplies’ page on the website for more information.
SESSION 2

Vocal Masterclass
CLARE WILKINSON
We’re delighted to welcome the young mezzo Clare Wilkinson. Particularly passionate about Bach and Byrd, and known for her acclaimed recordings and international performances,
Clare directs a masterclass in Renaissance, Elizabethan and early Baroque vocal music, with warmth and insight. ‘Absolutely beguiling: Wilkinson is a wonderfully expressive singer of
lovely voice and consummate skill.’ – Fanfare. This is an advanced selected course; please see website for application details.
SESSION 2

Chamber Choir: Byrd’s The Great Service
JEFFREY SKIDMORE
Jeffrey Skidmore directs William Byrd’s famous Magnficat and Nunc Dimittis from The Great Service, as well as Verse Anthems, for a performance in the Great Hall on Thursday. We will also be collaborating with viols, cornetts and sackbuts, theorbos and organ. The Chamber Choir is aimed at experienced choral singers and you will be required to prepare the music in advance. Please see the ‘Music Supplies’ page on the website for more information.
SESSION 3

Improve Your Sight-Singing
RHIANNON EVANS
Do you struggle with the demanding multi-tasking activity that is sight-singing? Is recognising rhythms, pitching intervals and reading the text all at once a daunting challenge? This course is open to all, especially singers who are not fluent readers, and anyone wishing to brush up on their sight-singing skills.
SESSION 3

Middle Eastern Singing
MERIT ARIANE
A wonderful opportunity to explore vocal repertoire with the celebrated Egyptian/German singer and composer Merit Ariane. Singing music from ancient Andalusia to modern day Egypt, as well as exploring the myriad interconnections between the Middle East and Mediterranean, you’ll learn about musical style, language and the nuances of vocal expression, ornamentation and colour. We’ll examine reaching the ecstatic core of the music, through understanding the microtonal modal system (maqamat) and rhythmic patterns (iqa’). This course is suitable for classically trained singers, as well as those interested in world music.
SESSION 3

Vocal Workshop
NICHOLAS CLAPTON
The irrepressibly witty and wise teacher and countertenor Nicholas Clapton encourages his participants to perform a wide repertoire, working both technically and interpretatively. Singers of all abilities can choose between two sessions.
SESSION 3 OR 4

The Big Choir Plus
GAVIN ROBERTS
Some extra rehearsal opportunities for The Big Choir repertoire this week with our wonderful choir repetiteur Gavin Roberts.
SESSION 4

Instrumental Courses

Advanced Renaissance Wind Band
THE CITY MUSICK
William Lyons and the ever-popular City Musick members return for their wind ensemble course. This year we will focus on the music for cornetts, shawms, dulcians and trombones from the varied and exciting repertoire of the civic and court bands in Renaissance Italy. We’ll also be preparing music for Thursday’s Chamber Choir concert, and Friday’s legendary Medieval Tavern Night and there will be opportunities for natural trumpet one-to-one tuition with Richard Thomas. This is an advanced selected course;please see website for application details.
SESSION 1

Chamber Ensemble Workshop
RHIANNON EVANS
Start the day with a fun-filled ensemble playthrough. In keeping with the overall theme of the week, we will explore repertoire from the golden age of the English consort, including music by Byrd, Dowland, Gibbons, Jenkins and Lawes. All strings and non-transposing wind instruments welcome and the pitch will be A440.
SESSION 1

Lute and Lute Ensembles
LYNDA SAYCE
With over 100 recordings to her name, Lynda Sayce is an immensely experienced teacher, as well as principal lutenist with The King’s Consort, Ex Cathedra and director of the lute ensemble Chordophony. In Session 1, Lynda offers lute players technical support and coaching; Session 2 enables players to develop their accompanying and continuo skills, with lutes, theorbos, and guitars. There will be opportunities to collaborate with singers from Clare Wilkinson’s masterclass, as well as perform in concerts towards the end of the week.
SESSIONS 1 & 2

Viol Consorts
FRETWORK
Members of the groundbreaking viol consort Fretwork supervise and lead tuition at all levels. Their repertoire will include English, French, Italian and German music of the 16th and 17th centuries.
SESSIONS 1 2 & 3

Harpsichord Workshop
CAROLYN GIBLEY
Carolyn Gibley, harpsichordist of the ebullient Brook Street Band (resident all this week), coaches core harpsichord repertoire from the 16th to 18th centuries, concentrating on technique and style.
SESSION 2

Renaissance Reeds, Recorders, Brass and Strings
WILLIAM LYONS, NICHOLAS PERRY AND RICHARD THOMAS
Group and individual tuition with members of The City Musick, on shawms, crumhorns, dulcian, rackett, recorders, early violin, cornetts, sackbuts, bagpipes and renaissance percussion. We’ll be covering a broad repertoire of dance, theatre, court and civic music from the 15th to 17th centuries.
SESSION 2

Piano Workshop: Early Birds and Chaconnes
JOANNA MACGREGOR
Artistic Director Joanna MacGregor leads a workshop studying early keyboard music on the modern piano. We’ll concentrate on elegant French works inspired by birds and nature – Daquin, Rameau and Couperin – as well as grounds and chaconnes by Byrd, Purcell and Handel. We’ll also look at their modern counterparts – short, attractive pieces by Messiaen, Birtwistle and Philip Glass. Please see the ‘Music Supplies‘ page on our website for suggested repertoire.
SESSION 3

Middle Eastern Instrumental Music
JON BANKS
Exploring instrumental music from Egypt, Syria and Turkey, this is an introduction to one of the most varied musical traditions led by qanun and santouri player Jon Banks. Intermediate instrumentalists from all backgrounds are welcome; reading music is essential for melody players, but less so for percussionists. Ranging from high-energy dances and courtly repertory to extended meditative compositions in complex rhythmic cycles, there’ll be plenty of scope to improvise. We’ll include music of the Sufi tradition, alongside Eastern Mediterranean forms such as the sirto and longa.
SESSION 3

Middle Eastern Music and Song
JON BANKS AND MERIT ARIANE
Merit and Jon will teach you to sing and play a wide range of repertoire from Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and ancient Andalusia. You’ll learn about performance conventions and styles, and gain an insight into modes, rhythms, ornamentation and improvisation. We’ll also explore the connections between Middle Eastern and Western music, and apply these ideas to the more familiar early European repertoire.
SESSION 4

Cornetts and Sackbuts Masterclass
GAWAIN GLENTON AND EMILY WHITE
An extra session for advanced cornett and sackbut players. Students are encouraged to bring solo or ensemble pieces; we’ll also look at contemporary music, combining with Stevie Wishart’s Remembering the Future composition course.
SESSION 3

Cornetts, Sackbuts and Singers: Renaissance Polyphony
GAWAIN GLENTON AND EMILY WHITE
Cornetts and sackbuts were regularly mixed with singers in the 16th century, and this year we’ll focus on the music for Emperor Rudolf II. This course aims to give students a taste of this very special combination, as instrumentalists learn from vocalists, and vice versa. Singers should be able to sing one to a part if needed; all voice-types are welcome to work on this gorgeous music.
SESSION 4

Wind Masterclasses
ATÉA QUINTET
Alena Walentin (flute), Philip Haworth (oboe), Anna Hashimoto (clarinet), Ashley Myall (bassoon) and Chris Beagles (horn) offer masterclasses for advanced wind players. Improve your technique, hone your performance skills, and discover new repertoire! This course is aimed at players of Grade 8 level and above.
SESSION 1

Wind Ensemble
QUENTIN POOLE
A great opportunity to enjoy and improve ensemble playing, with excellent varied repertoire tailored to the participants. Grade 6 standard or above is ideal; there’ll be an informal performance on Friday afternoon.
SESSION 2

Wind Chamber Music
QUENTIN POOLE AND ATÉA QUINTET
Open to all modern wind players and pianists for daily coaching in organised ensembles; repertoire will be suggested in advance. Preformed groups are also welcome. This course will be organised as a formal chamber music session, please see page 3 for relevant details.
SESSION 3

Wind Workshops
ATÉA QUINTET
The dynamic Atéa Quintet offers wind players of all abilities a relaxed and supportive workshop environment, in separate classes.
SESSION 4

Chamber Music
RHIANNON EVANS, CLAIRE WILLIAMS AND THE BROOK STREET BAND
The chamber music programme, open to all instrumentalists and singers, will offer one daily formally-organised session in Session 4. Chamber music can also be arranged informally during other sessions. See the chamber music page for more details.
SESSIONS 1, 2, 3 & 4

Improvisation, Words and Composition Arabic Poetry and Arabic History
TAMIM AL-BARGHOUTI
The charismatic Palestinian poet and activist Tamim al-Barghouti returns to Dartington after his dazzling course last year. He’s a brilliant performer and thinker, capable of attracting hundreds of thousands of people to his poetry performances. His course delves into the centuries-old traditions of Arabic poetry, inextricably entwined with the politics and history of the Middle East. Tamim also performs his own poetry this week.
SESSION 1

Hildegard von Bingen: A Swaying Bridge between Heaven & Earth
STEVIE WISHART AND ALICE OSWALD
A creative pilgrimage from manuscript to
performance, interpreting the music and poetry of this extraordinary 12th century composer. Our starting point will be a single poem and its melody, which uses Hildegard’s famous Dawn allegory: made available in advance as notation and audio, students can learn the words, melody, or both, in preparation for the course. Using oral traditions still practised today, we’ll examine how the words and music are scripted and notated in the Dendermonde codex 9, inscribed at Hildegard’s own convent at Rupertsberg, near Bingen. With the focus on Hildegard and in the Dartington spirit of inclusivity, Stevie will involve Huw Warren and Tamim al-Barghouti in aspects of the aural chant tradition (in terms of music and words) and improvisational aspects of rhythm and embellishment, often overlooked in the western music traditions. Led by Hildegard specialist Stevie Wishart and the poet Alice Oswald, this course is open to singers, instrumentalists, poets and creative spirits. We will post information on our ‘Music Supplies’ about how to get hold of the notation and audio when they’re available.
SESSIONS 2 & 3

Improvisation Workshop
HUW WARREN
Pianist and composer Huw Warren leads a free improvisation class, encouraging fluidity and expressiveness in musicians of all backgrounds and levels. This class will explore improvising organum, playing over pedal points and drones, and how to create extended, free-flowing melody. We’ll be weaving in discoveries from the Hildegard von Bingen course, and drawing inspiration from jazz and medieval music.
SESSION 3

Composition: Remembering the Future
STEVIE WISHART
An intriguing course for anyone interested in developing as a composer, and for performers on early music instruments: we’ll take a walk on the wild side of contemporary music and extended techniques on the foundations laid by early music. From the Middle Ages to the Baroque, performers were expected to contribute far  more actively to the compositional process, through mutually understood performance practice and improvisation. The broad palate of sounds – including theorbo, viola da gamba, viola d’amore, hurdy-gurdy, harpsichord, bray harp, sackbutt, cornett – offer more interesting, non-standardised sounds, and sometimes defy conventional notation. We’ll try out ideas in sound, form, performance and notation practically, and adventure into the broader possibilities offered by this approach. Led by Stevie Wishart with input from other tutors throughout the week.
SESSION 4

More than Music

Yoga
JUSTIN DALTON
This course, based on the gentle, fluid Scaravelli approach to yoga, is suitable for participants of all ages and abilities. Yoga has been practised by many musicians – most famously Yehudi Menuhin – and it’s a great chance to loosen up the body before a day’s music-making.
7.45AM-8.30AM


Week 2 – 4 August to 11 August

SESSION 1
9am - 10.30am
SESSION 2
11am - 12.30pm
SESSION 3
2pm - 3.30pm
SESSION 4
3.30pm - 5pm
The Big Choir: St Matthew PassionVocal MasterclassSemi-Chorus: St Matthew PassionThe Big Choir Plus
Vocal WorkshopVocal Workshop
Improve Your Sight-SingingChamber Choir
Advanced Opera Course: The Great Passion
Advanced Baroque Orchestra
Baroque Violin Masterclass
Baroque Cello Masterclass: The Great Passion
Folk BaroqueBaroque Winds Masterclass
Accordion WorkshopPiano Workshop: Baroque and Beethoven
Folk SurgeryFolk ChoirAs I Walked Out One MorningAs I Walked Out One Morning
Introduction to FortepianoHarpsichord Workshop
Chamber Ensemble WorkshopRecorder WorkshopRecorder Ensembles
Chamber MusicChamber MusicChamber MusicChamber Music (formal)
Creative Writing: Historical FictionCreative Writing: Poetry and the LandscapeCreative Writing: Poetry and the LandscapeCreative Reading: Clare, Coleridge and Wordsworth

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Choral and Vocal Courses

The Big Choir: St. Matthew Passion
TOM SELIGMAN
For two choirs, two orchestras, and a semichorus, this will be an epic and unique journey. Tom Randle and Gillian Keith will be sharing the role of the Evangelist, and Richard Williams will semi-stage the soloists’ roles. A choral experience not to be missed! We’ll be using the Barenreiter edition; please see the ‘Music Supplies‘ page for more details.
SESSION 1

Advanced Opera: The Great Passion
ROBERT HOWARTH, RICHARD WILLIAMS AND ANDREW WATTS
To complement the St Matthew Passion, we’re staging James Runcie’s music-play The Great Passion which explores the tense rehearsal period before its first performance. There are virtuosic arias, dramatic recitatives and ensemble work, as well as dialogue. Conducted by Robert Howarth, directed by Richard Williams and coached by Andrew Watts, Tom Randle and Gillian Keith. The Great Passion will be performed with the Dartington Baroque Orchestra in the Great Hall. This is an advanced selected course; please see website for application details.
SESSIONS 1, 2, 3 & 4

Vocal Masterclass
GILLIAN KEITH AND TOM RANDLE
We’re privileged to welcome two superb singers to direct this week’s vocal masterclass – the great operatic tenor Tom Randle, and leading lyric soprano Gillian Keith. Both have international performing experience, from Renaissance and Baroque music through to contemporary song and opera. They welcome a wide variety of repertoire. This is an advanced selected course; please see website for application details.
SESSION 2

Improve Your Sight-Singing
RHIANNON EVANS
Do you struggle with the demanding multi-tasking activity that is sight-singing? Is recognising rhythms, pitching intervals and reading the text all at once a daunting challenge? This course is open to all, especially singers who are not fluent readers, and anyone wishing to brush up on their sight-singing skills.
SESSION 3

Vocal Workshop
ANDREW WATTS
The wonderful countertenor Andrew Watts – acclaimed performer, and voice teacher at the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House – will improve your vocal technique and performance skills in a relaxed, supportive and informative atmosphere. Singers of all abilities can choose between two sessions.
SESSION 3 OR 4

Semichorus: St Matthew Passion
TOM SELIGMAN
Focusing on specially selected choruses from St Matthew Passion, this course is aimed at experienced choral singers. The semichorus will also be required to attend The Big Choir in Session 1.
SESSION 3

Chamber Choir: Solemn Mass and Cheeky Songs
KATE SEMMENS
A lovely selection of secular and sacred music from Renaissance and Baroque composers, including Josquin des Prez, Thomas Crequillon, Claudin de Sermisy, Pierre Certon and André Campra. The Chamber Choir is aimed at experienced singers. Please see the ‘Music Supplies‘ page for more details.
SESSION 4

The Big Choir Plus
GAVIN ROBERTS
Some extra rehearsal opportunities for this week’s St Matthew Passion, with our wonderful choir repetiteur Gavin Roberts.
SESSION 4

Instrumental Courses

Advanced Baroque Orchestra
PAVLO BEZNOSIUK, ROBERT HOWARTH AND TOM SELIGMAN
The Advanced Baroque Orchestra, led and trained by Pavlo Beznosiuk, one of Europe’s most celebrated concert masters, works towards two performances: The Great Passion conducted by Robert Howarth, and Bach’s St Matthew Passion, conducted by Tom Seligman. There are opportunities for strings, flutes/recorders, oboes and harpsichordists and daily tuition with our stellar array of Baroque teachers. A very busy schedule, but thrilling! This is an advanced selected course; please see website for application details.
SESSION 1, 2, 3 & 4 (SESSION 3 FOR MASTERCLASSES OR SECTIONALS)

Chamber Ensemble Workshop
RHIANNON EVANS
Start the day with a fun-filled ensemble playthrough. This week we’ll be exploring Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos and Orchestral Suites. All A440 strings and non-transposing wind instruments welcome.
SESSION 1

Introduction to Fortepiano
STEVEN DEVINE
One of the busiest and most experienced keyboard players and music directors around, Steven Devine leads keyboard players in an exploration of the solo music of CPE Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and others, and how the fortepiano enhances our understanding and interpretation of this great music.
SESSION 2

Recorder Workshop
JILL KEMP
Open to all recorder players, these classes cover breathing, coordination, extended techniques, ornamentation and any other areas or repertoire that students would like to cover. This session will focus on solo repertoire, from the 16th to 21st centuries. Please bring a treble at A440 and solo repertoire you would like to work on. There will be a harpsichordist/pianist available to accompany the sessions.
SESSION 2

Recorder Ensembles
JILL KEMP
An ensemble session for all recorder players. Please bring any sizes of recorder you may have, for an energetic and lively class covering group repertoire from the last five centuries.
SESSION 3

Baroque Violin Masterclass
PAVLO BEZNOSIUK
The Ukrainian violinist Pavlo Beznosiuk, leader of the Academy of Ancient Music for over ten years, and Professor of Baroque Violin at the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall, gives masterclasses focusing on all technical and stylistic aspects of solo Baroque violin playing. This is an advanced selected course; please see website for application details.
SESSION 3

Baroque Cello Masterclass: Bach and the Recitative
RICHARD TUNNICLIFFE
The Evangelist recitatives are the backbone of the Passion settings, and Bach used conventions in his unique way to create a compelling dramatic narrative. The cellist forms an integral part of the story-telling, so the masterclass this year will take St Matthew Passion’s wonderfully varied recits as a starting point, comparing them with those of Bach’s predecessors and contemporaries. We’ll aim to combine with Gillian Keith and Tom Randle, and their vocal class. There’ll also be an opportunity to study cello works of the Baroque period. This is an advanced selected course; please see website for application details.
SESSION 3

Baroque Winds Masterclass
ANDY WATTS
Andy Watts, professor of Historical Performance at the Royal Academy of Music, and principal bassoon of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment gives a lively, illuminating class on technique and expression in solo and chamber repertoire, and prepares wind players for St Matthew Passion. This is an advanced selected course; please see website for application details.
SESSION 3

Harpsichord Workshop
STEVEN DEVINE
Steven is harpsichordist with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and a soloist with many recordings to his name. Here he leads an open class for players with experience of the harpsichord covering the full range of solo repertoire for the instrument.
SESSION 3

Piano Workshop: Baroque and Beethoven
JOANNA MACGREGOR
An open course led by Artistic Director and Head of Piano at the Royal Academy of Music, Joanna MacGregor, examining multiple approaches to Baroque styles and their impact on Beethoven’s music. Students are invited to bring any solo Bach, Scarlatti or Handel works, or a movement from a Beethoven Sonata. We’ll also discuss historical performances, editions and performance practices.
SESSION 3

Chamber Music
RHIANNON EVANS, STEVEN DEVINE, KATE SEMMENS, TRIO GASPARD, CLAIRE WILLIAMS
The chamber music programme, open to all instrumentalists and singers, will offer one daily formally-organised session each day in Session 4. Chamber music can also be arranged informally during other sessions.
SESSIONS 1, 2, 3 & 4

Folk, Poetry and Literature Courses

Folk Surgery
SALLY DAVIES AND PAUL HUTCHINSON
This session is designed to help and encourage participants to work in small groups for informal sessions and performances in the White Hart bar, towards the end of the week. ‘Doctors’ Davies and Hutchinson will give guidance and advice to bring your performances to life!
SESSION 1

Folk Choir
SALLY DAVIES
Sally Davies is a singer, instrumentalist, composer and choir leader, with a wide ranging experience of folk and world music The Folk Choir course will provide an intense and rewarding learning experience; you’ll be rehearsing folk songs from England and Eastern Europe, in spine-tingling a cappella harmony, for a concert later in the week.
SESSION 2

Accordion Workshop
PAUL HUTCHINSON
Paul’s style of teaching is relaxed and entertaining. He considers the accordion a beautiful and versatile instrument, uses block chords, drones and pedal notes, and is a master of harmony. Paul enjoys developing the potential of a group to deepen and improve their musicianship, and welcomes players at all levels.
SESSION 2

Folk Baroque
ANDY WATTS
Andy Watts is the founder of the folk/early music group The Carnival Band. Here folk, Baroque and ‘modern’ instrumentalists can explore street ballads and dance music from the 17th and 18th centuries, challenging artificial categories to create and exchange new music. This innovative course is open to all instrumentalists and singers, using notation as well as playing by ear.
SESSION 2

As I Walked Out One Morning
DAVID HARBOTTLE AND FREYA JONAS
Harbottle & Jonas have received plaudits from folk royalty including Seth Lakeman and Jon Boden. Their music is eclectic, and always accompanied by a great story. Devoted to instrumental tuition as well as songs, this class offers the space to study and rehearse traditional tunes and arrangements, as well as collaborate and create new work. There’s a concert later in the week, and sessions in the White Hart bar led by ceilidh caller and fiddle player Alexis Bennett.
SESSIONS 3 & 4

Creative Writing: Historical Fiction
JAMES RUNCIE
Acclaimed novelist and Commissioning Editor for Arts at Radio 4, James Runcie runs a creative writing course on historical fiction. Each session will be devoted to one particular element: character, plot, research and setting, dialogue and editing.
SESSION 1

Creative Writing: Poetry of Place
KATRINA PORTEOUS
Katrina Porteous was born in Scotland and lives on the Northumberland coast. She is best-known for her radio poetry. Her latest collection, Two Countries was shortlisted for the Portico Prize 2015. This course will connect to the physicality of landscape through sound. Through listening and writing it will focus on the local and particular, and explore the voices – natural and human – that lead us towards ‘a sense of place’.
SESSIONS 2 & 3

Creative Reading: Reading the Landscape
JAMES RUNCIE
A creative reading course based on the nature works of John Clare, Gerald Manley Hopkins, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. In each session we will read their poetry together and look at their visions of the landscape. A selective reading list will be provided in advance, but no prior knowledge is assumed or necessary.
SESSION 4

More Than Music

Tai Chi Qigong
JOE SALMON
An early morning class, designed to relax the body and focus the mind.
8AM-8.30AM


Week 3 – 11 August to 18 August

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Choral, Vocal and Opera Courses

The Big Choir: The Creation
JANE GLOVER
The great international conductor and scholar Jane Glover returns to Dartington after many years to conduct Haydn’s dramatic and joyful masterpiece, The Creation. Her qualities of clarity, integrity, wit and humour will lift Dartington’s Big Choir to new heights! Our performance will be narrated by the actor Harriet Walter. We’ll be using the Novello Edition: please see the ‘Music Supplies‘ page for more details.
SESSION 1

Chamber Choir
GAVIN ROBERTS
Gavin Roberts coaches music by Finzi, Holst, and Elgar’s From the Bavarian Highlands. The Chamber Choir is aimed at experienced choral singers, and you will be required to prepare the music in advance. Please see the ‘Music Supplies‘ page for more details.
SESSION 2

Advanced Opera: The Marriage of Figaro
FELICITY LOTT AND MARK AUSTIN
Mark Austin (Grange Festival, Opera Bastille) directs the first week of this two-week Advanced course; Felicity Lott, one of the legendary Countesses, will also provide extra tuition throughout the week. Mozart’s ensemble masterpiece will receive two semi-staged performances in the Great Hall on 22 and 25 August. As an extra performance opportunity, there will be an Opera Gala programme on 16 August. This is an advanced selected course; please see website for application details.
SESSIONS 1, 2, 3 & 4

Vocal Masterclass
FELICITY LOTT
It’s an honour to welcome the soprano Felicity Lott to Dartington for the first time. As a concert artist Felicity has worked under Bernard Haitink, Charles Mackerras, Franz Welser-Möst, Klaus Tennstedt, André Previn, Kurt Masur and Simon Rattle, and in the opera house under Bernard Haitink, Carlos Kleiber, James Levine, Marc Minkowski, Andrew Davis, Charles Mackerras, and many others. She has had a long and fruitful relationship with Glyndebourne and the Wigmore Hall and has given recitals all over the world. She puts advanced singers through their paces in a warm, supportive setting. This is an advanced selected course; please see our website for application details.
SESSION 2

Vocal Workshop
SARAH GABRIEL
As at home in Mozart or Britten opera as she is in music theatre, Sarah Gabriel made her European debut as Eliza in My Fair Lady at the Théâtre du Châtelet, opposite Alex Jennings. Her vocal class is open to all singers. Sarah is particularly interested in being authentically yourself onstage, and in how to express your individuality. You can see her in action in her recital on 13 August. SESSION 3

The Big Choir Plus
GAVIN ROBERTS
Some extra rehearsal opportunities for Haydn’s The Creation, with our wonderful choir repetiteur Gavin Roberts.
SESSION 4

Conducting Courses

Advanced Conducting

TIMOTHY REDMOND
Two weeks of intense study with Timothy Redmond, guest conductor with the London Symphony Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and Professor of Conducting at the Guildhall School of Music. Working with the Dartington Festival Orchestra, students will prepare Beethoven’s Leonora Overture, Brahm’s Symphony no. 4, and concertos by Beethoven, Bartók and Liszt with outstanding young pianists for the second Dartington Piano Concerto Competition. The second week presents a fantastic opportunity to prepare and perform Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, with students from the Advanced Opera Course. This is an advanced selected course; please see website for application details. Please see the ‘Music Supplies‘ page for more details of the scores to be prepared.
SESSIONS 1, 2, 3 & 4

Music Theatre and Latin American Music

Advanced Music Theatre: Oh! What a Lovely War
RICHARD WILLIAMS, SARAH GABRIEL AND SARA VAN BEERS
A splendid opportunity for young music theatre performers and advanced music theatre students to work on Joan Littlewood’s brilliant musical satire on the First World War, towards two public performances in the jewel like Barn Theatre, on 16 and 17 August. The course is directed by veterans – director, singer and choreographer – of opera and West End productions, and is simply unmissable if you wish to work intensely, and at a high level, on this masterpiece of 20th-century music theatre. This is an advanced selected course; please see website for application details.
SESSIONS 1, 2, 3 & 4

Scenes from West Side Story and On the Town
RICHARD WILLIAMS, SARAH GABRIEL AND SARA VAN BEERS
A boisterous journey through the world of musical theatre, open to singers of all abilities and ages. The course will focus on two brilliant, iconic musicals, looking at chorus, solo numbers and ensemble scenes; we’ll also rehearse simple and witty choreography. There will be an informal performance later in the week.
SESSION 2

Brazilian Music and Song
ADRIANO ADEWALE AND LUIZ MORAIS
Adriano Adewale is a master percussionist from Brazil, feted all over the world for his Africa-inflected jazz and sensational virtuosity. Together with the Brazilian guitarist and composer Luiz Morais, you will be guided and inspired in the popular Brazilian tradition, looking at songs, melodies and instrumental accompaniments.
SESSION 3

In the Heart of Rhythm
ADRIANO ADEWALE AND LUIZ MORAIS
In the Heart of Rhythm is open to everybody – percussionists, instrumentalists, singers, and those who don’t play an instrument – and will be based on Afro-Brazilian rhythms such as samba, ijexa and forro. Playing on conventional and non-conventional instruments, exploring rhythmic games, vocal and body percussion, it’ll be a fun and challenging way of making music. On Friday night there’ll be a short, joyful performance, just before the Salsa Ball.
SESSION 4

Instrumental Courses

String Orchestra
ADRIAN BRENDEL AND THOMAS GOULD
The hugely popular Adrian Brendel and Thomas Gould return to lead this workshop for all-comers. We’ll be working on Mendelssohn’s sparkling Concerto for Piano, Violin and Strings, as well as staples of orchestral string repertoire and spicy 20th century pieces. There’ll be a final performance on Friday.
SESSION 1

Violin Masterclass
THOMAS GOULD
Described as ‘staggeringly virtuosic’ by The Guardian and ‘a soloist of rare refinement’ by The Sunday Times, Thomas Gould is one of the brightest young violinists around. His masterclass will cover core repertoire and contemporary works; don’t miss his collaborations throughout the week with Adrian Brendel and Quatuor Hermès. This is an advanced selected course; please see website for application details.
SESSION 2

Cello Masterclass
ADRIAN BRENDEL
One of the most versatile and original cellists of his generation, Adrian Brendel has travelled the world as soloist, collaborator and teacher. A fine classical and romantic player, his discovery of contemporary music as a teenager opened a new and vital avenue he continues to explore, alongside his passion for jazz and world music. Adrian will coach advanced students in all areas of cello repertoire, including concertos. This is an advanced selected course; please see website for application details.
SESSION 2

Piano Masterclass
IMOGEN COOPER
We’re delighted that Imogen Cooper, one of the finest interpreters of classical and romantic repertoire, is here this week. She’s a close collaborator with many of Week 3’s artists – Jane Glover, Alfred Brendel and Felicity Lott. Students can intensively study Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert and Schumann with this pianist of extraordinary international pedigree; her recent recital appearances include Tokyo, New York, Paris, Vienna, Prague, and the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg. This is an advanced selected course; please see website for application details.
SESSION 2

Piano Workshop
FLORIAN MITREA
The young Rumanian pianist Florian Mitrea is always a huge hit at Summer School as a performer and teacher, and returns to run the Piano Workshop. Florian will guide pianists of all abilities in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. He will coach anything from Bach to Bartók, but particularly likes the Viennese school of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. You’ll be able to choose between two different sessions.
SESSION 2 OR 3

Piano Concerto Workshop
JOANNA MACGREGOR
Preparing for a concerto performance demands not just mastery of your solo part, but also knowledge of orchestration, balance and the leadership required for a successful performance. Pianists are invited to bring along all or part of any concerto, which we’ll work on with two pianos, discussing style, colour, touch and tempo, as well as the ways in which to communicate with a conductor.
SESSION 3

Dartington Piano Concerto Competition
TIMOTHY REDMOND AND JOANNA MACGREGOR
Selected pianists will have the chance to rehearse concerto movements each day with Dartington Festival Orchestra and conductors on the Advanced Conducting course, under the guidance and coaching of Timothy Redmond and Joanna MacGregor. Pianists can choose between Beethoven’s Emperor, Bartók’s third concerto and Liszt’s first concerto. A winner will be chosen to perform in the orchestral concert on 16 August. This is an advanced selected course, please see website for application details.
SESSION 4

Music for Two Pianos and Piano Duet
FLORIAN MITREA
The talented young Rumanian pianist Florian Mitrea returns to guide you through four-hand and two piano repertoire. You are welcome to come as a pre-formed duo, or be prepared to pair up. There will be a range of four-hand and two-piano repertoire on sale in the music shop and available through the Summer
School library.
SESSION 4

Violin, Viola and Cello Workshops
QUATUOR HERMÈS
Omer Bouchez and Elise Liu (violin), Yung-Hsin Chang (viola) and Anthony Kondo (cello) form the luminous young Quatuor Hermès. They’ll be offering string players of all abilities a friendly and supportive workshop environment, in separate instrumental classes.
SESSION 4

Chamber Music
LEIGH O’HARA, QUATUOR HERMÈS AND BUKOLIKA PIANO TRIO
The chamber music programme, open to all instrumentalists and singers, will offer one formally organised session each day in Session 3. Chamber music can also be arranged informally in the other sessions. Please see our chamber music page for more details.
SESSIONS 1, 2, 3 & 4

More Than Music

Tai Chi Qigong
JOE SALMON
Joe Salmon, director of Tai Chi Nation, offers an early morning class, designed to relax the body and focus the mind. A dynamic form of moving meditation, Tai Chi Qigong is accessible to people of all ages and ideal for musicians, bringing great benefits for good practice and performance in the day ahead.
8AM-8.30AM

Dance: Salsa
KEVAN KENNEDY
Kevan Kennedy gets us ready for the Salsa Ball on Friday night, teaching participants – at any level – the sensual moves of salsa.
SESSION 4


Week 4 – 18 August to 25 August

SESSION 1
9am - 10.30am
SESSION 2
11am - 12.30pm
SESSION 3
2pm - 3.30pm
SESSION 4
3.30pm - 5pm
The Big Choir: Verdi's RequiemChamber Choir: George Shearing's Songs and SonnetsVocal WorkshopThe Big Choir Plus
Gospel ChoirSongs of the Jazz Age: From The Crash to the War
Advanced Opera Course: The Marriage of Figaro
Advanced Conducting Course
Advanced Composition
Open CompositionViolin, Viola and Cello Workshops
Intermediate Conducting Workshop
Improvising to FilmImprovising to FilmMultimedia InstallationsMultimedia Installations
Brass Warm-up SessionTrumpet WorkshopBrass EnsembleBig Band
Beginner's JazzJazz Piano and Keyboards WorkshopOpen Jazz Ensemble
Saxophone Workshop
Jazz Drumming and Percussion Workshop
Trombone and Low Brass Workshop
Piano WorkshopCelebrating Ragtime: Joplin and BeyondJive Dance
Chamber Music (formal)Chamber MusicChamber MusicChamber Music

Book onto Week 4 by filling out the form here.


Choral, Vocal and Opera Courses

The Big Choir: Verdi’s Requiem
LEE REYNOLDS
The dynamic conductor Lee Reynolds, fresh from ENO and Glyndebourne, returns to Dartington to conduct Verdi. Few choral works combine the drama of opera, the thrill of wonderful symphonic writing, and spine-tingling, stellar solo moments. But Verdi’s Requiem does all that and more; from the terror of the Dies Irae and the transcendence of Lux Aeterna, it’s a thrilling experience. This will be a fabulous climax to our fourth week. We’ll be using the Ricordi Edition; please see the ‘Music Supplies‘ page for more details. .
SESSION 1

Chamber Choir: George Shearing’s Songs and Sonnets
LEE REYNOLDS
Lee Reynolds rehearses repertoire to complement our jazz programme this week: George Shearing’s immensely-sophisticated swing settings of Shakespeare, Songs and Sonnets. The Chamber Choir is aimed at experienced choral singers, and you will be required to prepare the music in advance. Please see the ‘Music Supplies‘ page for more details.
SESSION 2

Gospel Choir
CAROL PEMBERTON AND CELIA WICKHAM-ANDERSON
Uplifting, harmonious, soul-stirring, challenging and fun all describe the power and appeal of the Gospel Choir sessions, led by Carol Pemberton, Music Director of the internationally-acclaimed a Capella group Black Voices. The workshops will cover a range of black music traditions that influence and shape what today we call Black Gospel. Black Voices will perform on 18 August, and there will be an informal performance for participants on the final Friday.
SESSION 2

Advanced Opera: The Marriage of Figaro
TIMOTHY REDMOND AND MARK AUSTIN
The second week of this two-week course directed by Mark Austin, leading to two semi-staged performances of Mozart’s timeless The Marriage of Figaro on 22 and 25 August.
SESSIONS 1, 2, 3 & 4

Vocal Workshop
SARAH GABRIEL
As at home in Mozart or Britten opera as she is in music theatre, Sarah Gabriel made her European debut as Eliza in My Fair Lady at the Théâtre du Châtelet, opposite Alex Jennings. Her vocal class is open to all singers. Sarah is particularly interested in being authentically yourself onstage, and in how to express your individuality. You can see her in action in her recital on 20 August.
SESSION 3

Songs of the Jazz Age: From The Crash to The War
SARAH GABRIEL AND RICHARD WILLIAMS
The 1930s and 40s were marked by a series of tumultuous events, including the Great Depression, the flight of refugees forced from Nazi-occupied Europe, and America joining World War 2. Through their work, the composers, singers and writers of the period often commented on, and offered escape from, these turbulent times. In this workshop for singers, singing actors and writers, we’ll be looking at: songs by Gershwin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers and Kurt Weill; singers like Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra; and a diverse range of writers, from Steinbeck and Dr Seuss to Raymond Chandler and Margaret Mitchell. Please see the ‘Music Supplies‘ page for more details of the songs to be prepared.
SESSION 4

The Big Choir Plus
TIM ANDERSON
Opera conductor and repetiteur Tim Anderson (Glyndebourne, Garsington, ENO, Oper Stuttgart), provides some extra rehearsal opportunities for Verdi’s Requiem – some of the most hair-raising sacred music ever written.
SESSION 4

Conducting Courses

Advanced Conducting
TIMOTHY REDMOND
The second week of the Advanced Conducting course – see page 21 for details.
SESSIONS 1, 2, 3 & 4

Open Conducting
STEVE DUMMER
Steve Dummer has immense experience conducting amateur orchestras, choirs, jazz ensembles and Big Bands. His relaxed, allcomers workshop will teach you the basics of conducting technique, score preparation and approaches to rehearsal. It’s ideal for conductors (and interested musicians or teachers) at beginner and intermediate level. Please see the ‘Music Supplies‘ page on the website for the repertoire list.
SESSION 2

Composition, Film and Multimedia Courses

Advanced Composition
ELEANOR ALBERGA
This immersive course focuses on creating new music for the Heath Quartet, and outstanding young clarinet trio Tritium Trio, for performances at the end of the week. With her 2015 Last Night of the Proms commission Arise Athena! Eleanor Alberga cemented a reputation as a contemporary composer of international stature; other works draw more obviously on her Jamaican heritage and time as a member of an African Dance company. The emotional range of her language, her structural clarity and fabulously assured technique as an orchestrator have always drawn high praise, as has her teaching and mentoring. This is an Advanced Selected course; please see website for application details.
SESSIONS 1, 2, 3 & 4

Improvising to Film
NEIL BRAND
One of the world’s foremost exponents of live film music, Neil Brand is known for his compelling presentations on television and radio. This course offers composers, pianists and other instrumentalists a great opportunity to study selected silent classic films, discussing the art of improvisation and ‘reading’ a film. We’ll aim to create new music around excerpts of film, and informally showcase our work in the Barn Cinema at the end of the week.
SESSIONS 1 & 2

Open Composition
FREYA WALEY-COHEN
The immensely talented composer Freya Waley-Cohen holds an Open Space Residency at Aldeburgh, and her installation Permutations – created with architectural designers Finbarr O’Dempsey and Andrew Skulina – will be exhibited all week at Foxhole. Freya is also artistic director of Listenpony, a concert series and record label that programmes classical music alongside folk, jazz and pop. This class is designed for people who like composing in all styles, as well as those who enjoy arranging and song-writing, with expert guidance in a friendly, collaborative atmosphere. Students will showcase their work in an informal concert at the end of the week.
SESSION 2

Multimedia Installations
DEAD RAT ORCHESTRA
Dead Rat Orchestra are adventurers, adrift in a sea of sound and possibility. They’ve gained a reputation as one of the most innovative ensembles on the UK music scene – raw, elemental and poignant, with a love of idiosyncratic folk traditions and antiquated technology. This course will use found objects, old instruments and analogue systems to create multimedia installations all over the estate, culminating in a nocturnal torch-lit promenade at the end of the week.
SESSIONS 3 & 4

Jazz and Brass Courses

Beginner’s Jazz
BYRON WALLEN
A brilliant trumpeter and bandleader, Byron Wallen’s performing, composing and teaching skills combine to make him a leading figure among the new wave of creative jazz musicians. Every morning he’ll direct a class especially for newcomers to jazz, or those with a classical background who want to brush up their skills in a late night event at the end of the week.
SESSION 1

Brass Warm-up Session
PAUL ARCHIBALD, ERIC VLOEIMANS AND BRETT BAKER
The essential morning ritual: a warm-up session for brass players, taken in turn by three very different brass tutors. A great way to start your day, focusing on breathing and the fundamentals of technique.
SESSION 1

Trumpet Workshop
PAUL ARCHIBALD AND ERIC VLOEIMANS
Our trumpet class is open to trumpeters of all music backgrounds. Paul Archibald is one of UK’s busiest orchestral trumpeters, regularly working with Britten Sinfonia, London Philharmonic and his own English Brass Ensemble. Amsterdam based Eric Vloeimans, who was an enormous hit last year, is one of the coolest trumpeters in jazz. You’ll be learning music techniques in a variety of styles, and be working on repertoire ranging from Mark Anthony Turnage and Georges Enescu to improv. There’ll be a chance to perform informally at the end of the week.
SESSION 2

Trombone and Low Brass Workshop
BRETT BAKER
Brett Baker is one of the world’s top trombonists and educators, working with musicians and groups as diverse as Black Dyke Band, Grimethorpe Colliery Band and Goldfrapp. He’s passionate about teaching the trombone, and is the director of the Singapore and Thailand Low Brass Festivals. As well as coaching, he’ll be encouraging you to perform and collaborate with the trumpet and jazz faculty all week.
SESSION 2

Jazz Piano and Keyboards Workshop
STEVE LODDER
Steve Lodder is a leading jazz pianist, synth player and teacher, working with some of the coolest names in jazz. His course is open to intermediate jazz pianists and keyboard players who wish to develop their improvisation skills.
SESSION 2

Saxophone Workshop
MARK LOCKHEART
Mark Lockheart offers one-to-one and ensemble tuition to all saxophonists. Mark is one of jazz’s greatest collaborators, and his characteristic sense of lyricism, alongside very personal use of rhythms from Asia, Africa and South America, will be inspiring for young and older saxophonists alike.
SESSION 2

Jazz Drumming and Percussion Workshop
MARTIN FRANCE
Martin France has worked with the finest and most creative musicians in the world – including Elvis Costello, Evan Parker, Dave Holland and Nils-Petter Molvaer – as well as many classical orchestras. His class is open to all drummers and percussionists who’d like to hone their jazz skills.
SESSION 2

Open Jazz Ensemble
BYRON WALLEN, MARK LOCKHEART, ERIC VLOEIMANS, STEVE LODDER AND MARTIN FRANCE
The wonderful Byron Wallen leads this year’s Open Jazz Ensemble session, supported by a world-class band of jazz tutors. Byron’s absorbing music draws on elements of African and Eastern cultures, and his work this week will create a piece based on the life of Martin Luther King (2018 is the 50th anniversary of his death) and the Harlem Renaissance. Jazz students will also be performing in our regular Jazz Jam in the White Hart bar on Thursday night.
SESSION 3

Brass Ensemble
PAUL ARCHIBALD
A chance to work together on the great brass repertoire for trumpets, horns and trombones, with one of the UK’s top trumpeters and teachers. We’ll be working on Eric Crees’s arrangement of West Side Story Dances and Gavin Higgins’ Freaks for trombone and brass for a concert performance in the Great Hall on Thursday. There’ll be opportunities for performances in the beautiful outdoor spaces of Dartington too!
SESSION 3

Big Band
STEVE DUMMER
Steve Dummer will be rehearsing the Dartington Big Band for the final Friday night bash, with solos from the great jazz trumpeter Eric Vloeimans. The repertoire will range from big band standards to more contemporary jazz pieces. Absolutely unmissable fun, this workshop is for all alto, tenor and baritone saxes, trumpets and trombones, and piano, bass and drums.
SESSION 4

Piano, Wind and Instrumental Courses

Piano Workshop
TOMÁŠ KLEMENTS
Tomáš Klements will guide pianists of all abilities in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, and is happy to coach anything from Bach to Bartók, as well as more contemporary music.
SESSION 2

Celebrating Ragtime: Joplin and Beyond
JOANNA MACGREGOR
Artistic Director Joanna MacGregor celebrates Scott Joplin’s 150th birthday. Open to pianists of all backgrounds, we’ll be looking at Joplin’s wonderful ragtimes and other composers’ responses including rags by Stravinsky, William Bolcom and Elena Kats-Chernin. We’ll try composing our own ragtimes, and look at the wider influence of jazz rhythms in recent piano music. There’ll be a suggested repertoire list on the ‘Music Supplies’ page of our website although students are free to bring their own choices.
SESSION 3

Violin, Viola and Cello Workshops
HEATH QUARTET
Oliver Heath and Sara Wolstenholme (violin), Gary Pomeroy (viola) and Christopher Murray (cello) lead individual instrumental classes, for string players of all abilities, in a friendly and supportive workshop environment.
SESSION 3

Chamber Music
GUY BUTTON, THE HEATH QUARTET AND TRITIUM TRIO
The chamber music programme, open to all instrumentalists and singers, will offer one formally organised session each day in Session 1. Chamber music can also be arranged informally in the other sessions. Please see the chamber music page for more details.
SESSIONS 1, 2, 3 & 4

More Than Music

Yoga
JUSTIN DALTON
This course, based on the gentle, fluid Scaravelli approach to yoga, is suitable for participants of all ages and abilities. Yoga has been practised by many musicians – most famously Yehudi Menuhin – and it’s a great chance to loosen up the body before a day’s music-making.
7.45AM-8.30AM

Dance: Jive
KEVAN KENNEDY
Everyone is invited to get ready for the final Big Band party on Friday night by learning the cool jazz movements of Jive, taught by this experienced tutor.
SESSION 4