INTERNATIONAL WIND, BRASS &

PERCUSSION WEEK

28th July – 3rd August 2019

Our world-class tutors will nurture young musicians (aged 10-18) to develop their skills and confidence
by exploring a range of exciting musical styles.

This course isn’t suitable for complete beginners –
you will need a basic ability to play your instrument and read music.

Musical Opportunities

During the week, you will receive masterclasses, chamber music, mixed ensembles, workshops and a one hour daily choir session. You’ll have multiple opportunities to perform regardless of your skill level, but the highlight will be the end of the week concert on Saturday that is open to family and friends.

Additional individual vocal coaching may be available to interested participants – please express your interest in the musical history section of our application form.

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!

A Typical Day

7.30am: Wake up call for boarders
8.00am: Breakfast
8.30am: Registration in Cedars Hall for both day and boarding students
9.00am: Group warm up
9.15am: Departmental music sessions
11.00am: Break
11.30am: Departmental music sessions
12.30pm: Lunch

1.15pm: Departmental music sessions
2.45pm: Activities – sport, swimming shopping, individual practice
4.30pm: Departmental music sessions
6.00pm: Supper
6.45pm: 
Departmental music sessions
7.45pm: Day pupils depart
8.00pm: 
Boarders activities
9.30pm: Bedtime routine begins (age dependent)

Other Activities

Even professional musicians need a break from their instruments!  With Wells Cathedral School’s outstanding facilities, you’ll have a range of activities to enjoy when you’re not making music…


Meet Our World-Class Staff

Course tutors will generally be either full- or part-time teaching staff of Wells Cathedral School, a government-recognised specialist music school that is known for its quality teaching and musical opportunities for pre-professional musicians. However, should our staff be unavailable for our summer course, we will appoint music teachers of a comparable calibre to teach courses.

Meet our Department Co-ordinators

Meet our Brass Staff

Meet our Percussion Staff

Meet our Woodwind Staff

Meet our Vocal Coach

Fees

The course costs £895 boarding and £695 day.  The course includes meals (lunch and dinner for day). We are offering a 10% early bird discount if you book by 31st January 2019.

Please note that a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the course fee is required to reserve your place, with the balance due on 1st April 2019. Bookings made after after the 1st April 2019 must be accompanied by the full fee for the course.

How to apply

We recommend that you have the following information available before starting our booking process:

  • Details about your child’s musical history, including feedback from your child’s music teacher, if applicable
  • Details about any medical insurance cover, if applicable
  • Details about your child’s medical history, including dates of any major illnesses
  • Payment card details
To book onto our course, please note you will need to complete the following steps:

If you have any questions or if you’d like help with the application process, please contact us on 01749 834298 / [email protected]

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