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Summer School 2019

12th August 2019 - 14th August 2019

voyages of discovery!

Music for Everyone’s 2019 Summer School will be a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in quality music-making in a stimulating, friendly environment.

This year we are delighted that Nottingham High School is hosting our Summer School. Their outstanding facilities, excellent bus and tram links and on-site parking make it the perfect location for an inspiring musical experience.


To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing & Sir Robin Knox-Johnson’s completion of the first single-handed circumnavigation of the globe, the theme of this year’s Summer School is Voyages of Discovery.

Repertoire for the orchestra will include Richard Strauss’ thrilling Also sprach Zarathustra and Khachaturian’s ‘Adagio’ from Spartacus, better known as the theme from The Onedin Line. For instrumentalists and singers there is a special arrangement of Jupiter from Holst’s masterpiece, The Planets‘Let their Celestial Concerts all Unite’the final chorus of Handel’s oratorio Samson. String orchestra and choir will enjoy the beautiful, sweeping melody of Ola Gjeilo’s Across the Vast, Eternal Sky. The windband, string orchestra, and choir will explore especially selected repertoire – for windband, The Pioneers, for strings an arrangment of the 2nd mov. from Haydn’s Op 20 ‘Sun’ Quartet No 4, and for choir, a capella works including Stars, an atmospheric wonder by celebrated Estonian composer, Ēriks Ešenvalds. And, as a final salute to our theme, a jazz arrangment of Fly me to the Moon. Add to all this workshops and recitals given by top professionals and you have three superb days of music-making.


The Summer School Experience

Playing or singing, develop your music-making through a series of workshops and rehearsals led by our expert and friendly tutors, exploring a range of repertoire, both challenging and fun. You will receive copies of the music about four weeks in advance.

All workshops and rehearsals start at 10am with registration on Monday between 9.30 – 10am. Recitals from our guest artists on each day will last for around an hour. The Summer School Showcase Concert will take place early Wednesday evening, followed by a farewell buffet (approx. 7.30pm). A detailed timetable will be sent out with the music packs.

Gain unique insights into performance through our special programme of workshops and recitals given by professional singers and instrumentalists of national and international standing.


Be part of the social buzz. Extended breaks give you time to chat to tutors, browse the stands and enjoy the college grounds. A welcome ‘coffee and pastries’ on the first day and a ‘farewell buffet’ after the Wednesday evening Summer School Showcase Concert also gives plenty of opportunity for people to get to know each other in a relaxed social setting.

The Summer School fee of £110 covers all tuition, tea and coffee at mid-session breaks – including pastries on Monday – and Wednesday evening’s buffet. Please bring a packed lunch – the grounds of the school are ideal for a picnic. Cafés and sandwich shops can be found a short walk away.


Guest workshop leaders and recitalists


Workshop sessions will be led by Music for Everyone’s artistic team and our highly talented 2019 guest artists…



Pooling expertise from backgrounds in cathedral music, opera, close harmony and early music, Scaramella are a London based all male ensemble. Their members have sung with many of the finest professional choirs and consort groups in the UK and Europe and are successful soloists in their own rights.

Tristram Cooke-Counter-Tenor | Geoff Williams-Baritone/Bass | Matthew Pochin-Tenor | Michael Ronan-Bass


Hilary Campbell is a freelance choral specialist based in London. She is founder and director of professional chamber choir, Blossom Street, and Musical Director of Bristol Choral Society, Music Makers of London and Chiswick Choir. Hilary has released two award winning Naxos recordings and is a published and prize-winning composer. Her project work includes quest conducting ensembles including the BBC Singers.



Formed by clarinettist Chris Swan in 1980, Zephyr is an energetic wind ensemble of renowned and experienced musicians from Britain’s leading orchestras. Their repertoire is varied and extensive, ranging from Mozart to the present day, enabling the creation of diverse, interesting and exciting programmes. Concerts are introduced from the stage with warmth, insight and humor in an atmosphere which creates maximum enjoyment for players and listeners alike.

Rachel Holt-Flute | Maddy Aldis-Evans-Oboe | Chris Swann-Clarinet | Helen Peller-Bassoon | Lindsey Stoker-Horn


Miyabi Duo are a guitar duo comprising of Saki Kato and Hugh Millington, talented and dedicated guitarists currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music. They perform a variety of repertoire for two guitars, from Renaissance lute duos, to 19th Century and more modern pieces using both a standard guitar and a terz guitar. They have collaborated and performed works with composers including Edward Cowie, Geoffrey Poole, and Mat Martin, and have recently performed at the London Guitar Festival at Kings Place and in a masterclass to the Assad Brothers.



How to Enrol 

NB Please note booking is now closed for this course. If you would like to find out about future Summer Schools, please email admin@music-for-everyone.org You can book online now via our booking page www.music-for-everyone.org/book, by telephone 0115 9589312, or by completing & returning the enrolment form to Summer School Enrolments, Music for Everyone, 10 Goose Gate, Hockley, Nottingham NG1 1FF


12th August 2019
14th August 2019
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Nottingham High School
Waverley Mount
Nottingham, NG7 4ED
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