Booking is now open!
Welcome from the Summer School Artistic Director
“On your marks, get set, GO! Come and take part in MfE’s 2024 Paris Olympics themed Summer School – three days of shared music making, with courses and workshops for intermediate and advanced musicians aged 16+. Hone your musicianship, tackle new musical challenges and meet like-minded people. Light the Olympic torch in the symphony orchestra with extracts from Stravinsky’s Firebird, explore the city streets in Ellerby’s Paris sketches for wind band and discover Hymne au soleil by Lili Boulanger with the chamber choir. The strings will leap into the athletic world of Vivaldi’s Overture to L’Olimpiade and the saxophones will take on a ‘jazzy’ challenge. We can’t wait to welcome you on the start line for another adrenaline pumping summer of music!”
Lili Boulanger – Hymne au soleil
James MacMillan – O Radiant Dawn
Harold Arlen arr. Mark Hayes – Over the Rainbow
Roger Emerson – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
*Including a choir performance in the chapel*
Igor Stravinsky Berceuse and Finale from The Firebird (1919)
Emile Waldteufel Skater’s Waltz
Edward Elgar Finale from Enigma Variations
For Wind Band:
Martin Ellerby Paris Sketches (movements from)
Ron Goodwin (arr. Kelley) The Trap
For Saxophone Ensemble:
For String Orchestra:
Antonio Vivaldi L’Olimpiade Overture
Frederick Delius (arr. Spilsbury) Two Aquarelles
Jean Sibelius Andante Festivo
Conductors & Guest Artists:
We are thrilled to welcome back many familiar faces, along with some new artists including exciting young brass group Quartet Menine, and violinist Katie Foster and guitarist Ben Sayah. We are delighted that Summer School accompanist, Richard Cox, will again treat us to a relaxing recital in the exquisite setting of the Chapel at Trent College.
Quartet Menine join us on Tuesday for a brassy spectacular, not to be missed!
A folk-classical duo, violinist Katie Foster and guitarist Ben Sayah, will lead a jazz-folk fusion workshop on Monday after their lunchtime recital.
“The conductors were absolutely superb, what a privilege to work with them.”
More information on conductors and Guest artists to follow!
A Summer School pack with all your music will be sent out to you approximately four weeks in advance.
Each day will start at 10am (registration from 9.30am) and finish at approximately 5.30pm with Showcase Concerts for the singers and instrumentalists early on Wednesday evening.
“It was great fun. A varied and fascinating mix of music. Tutors were excellent.”
Be part of the social buzz. There is plenty of time to chat to tutors, browse the stands and enjoy the school grounds.
There will be coffee and pastries to welcome you on the first day and a farewell buffet on the final evening.
We will be back at the beautiful Trent College in Long Eaton, where expert-led rehearsals will be interspersed with inspiring recitals from acclaimed musicians.
How to Enrol
The Summer School fee: £145 for MfE Members, £175 for non-members, £85 for Students, covers all music, tuition, refreshments at breaks, and drinks and buffet after the showcase concert. In order to provide the best quality experience for all participants, some instrument numbers will be capped. Please book early to avoid disappointment.
To book online, click the button below, or contact the office on 0115 9589312. Alternatively download the PDF Form here and return your completed form with cheque payment to the details on the flyer.