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About Us

Our aim is for you to develop your skills by offering world-class tutors and a nurturing environment set in an inspiring location – whilst having a fun time you won’t forget!

Our end of the week concerts give you a chance to shine for family and friends, but whilst we encourage everyone to take part in all performances and activities, we will not force anyone to participate if they don’t want to do so for whatever reason. However, we hope our friendly and accepting community will lead all musicians to take part, even if it is slightly outside of their normal comfort zone!

Our 2023 Summer Schools

Book by 31st January 2023 to save 10%!

International Wind, Brass & Percussion Summer School
Sunday 23 – Saturday 29 July 2023
Ages 10-18
For all abilities except complete beginners

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Composing for Media
Summer School
Sunday 23 – Saturday 29 July 2023
Ages 12-18
Basic experience of composing and software
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International Jazz Summer School
Sunday 30 July – Saturday 5 August 2023
Ages 13-18
Grade 5+ and some jazz experience recommended

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International Piano Summer School
Course now full.
Sunday 30 July – Saturday 5 August 2023
Ages 10-18
Grade 5+ recommended

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International Chamber Music Summer School
Sunday 6 August – Saturday 12 August 2023
Ages 12-18
Grade 7+
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International Vocal Summer School
Sunday 6 – Saturday 12 August 2023
Ages 12-18
Grade 6+

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A Glimpse of Wells

Set in the heart of the medieval city of Wells, Wells Cathedral School’s beautiful backdrop has inspired generations of musicians throughout the ages. Wells is the smallest city in England and is surrounded by lovely countryside – quintessential England at its finest!

Participants will have the opportunity to explore Wells within teacher-led organised groups if they wish to.

Wells England, Medieval Centre and Cathedral

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Food and Accommodation

Delicious food on offer

The school chefs provide three cooked meals a day (lunch and dinner are available for day participants), including a vegetarian option and salad bar in a modern, airy dining hall. Fruit is available throughout the day, and snacks and toast are available in the boarding houses. We also have two very popular BBQs each week followed by a fun activity, allowing the young musicians a chance to unwind and socialise!

Lovely accommodation

All of the boarding houses at Wells are beautiful medieval and eighteenth century buildings with lovely British gardens, stimulating communal areas and cosy rooms, in which each boarder has their own space with a locking cupboard for valuables. Whilst each of the houses is gifted with quirky and unique qualities befitting historic houses, they also have all the modern conveniences a boarder would expect – including wifi!

Our Boarding Houses are available for boarders taking part in our Wells Cathedral Music Summer School
Dorms at our Independent School, also used for Wells Music Summer Camp
A gardens at our Boarding House, also used for Wells Music Summer Camp recreation

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Our Address

Wells Cathedral School
The Liberty
Wells, Somerset