Support the Summer School

There are a range of ways to support the Summer School, from becoming a Friend, to supporting our ongoing campaigns, to leaving a legacy.

Whatever you choose to do, your help is vital to our work – and to keeping the magic of the Summer School alive for generations to come.

Support bursaries for Baroque Students

The Summer School’s Baroque Orchestra has a strong reputation within the Baroque training world, providing one of the few intensive learning experiences of its kind. Your support will help provide bursaries to young musicians to access this opportunity.



Support The Rite of Spring

In an extraordinary first for Dartington – and to mark Joanna MacGregor’s final year as Artistic Director of the Summer School – 83 orchestral players are set to squeeze into our Great Hall to perform Stravinsky’s hugely influential piece, The Rite of Spring. Your donation will support young conducting students play a part in this remarkable experience, giving them the help they need to further their musical careers.



Support our Production Volunteers

Production volunteers – or ‘trogs’, as they are affectionately known – are the backbone of the summer school, supporting its delivery in an intensive week while developing essential skills and experience in administering and running a busy summer school and festival programme. Your donation will help support and inspire the next generation of young students as they start out in their career in the arts.



Become a Summer School Friend or Patron

For over 70 years, young musicians, celebrated virtuosos and passionate amateurs have come together to learn from each other, create and perform new work, interpret gems from the classical, folk, jazz, and modern repertoires, as soloists, in ensembles, in choirs and orchestras, firing new works and artistic partnerships which resonate far beyond the Festival.

The Friends lie at the heart of this alchemy.



Leaving a gift in your will

A gift in your will is one of the greatest gifts you can give. Legacies have played a key role in the Summer School’s past and are critical to its future.