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International Wind, Brass and Percussion Summer School

Sunday 24 July – Saturday 30 July 2022

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.

Key Instrument Scholarships

We are offering a limited number of scholarships worth 50% off our fees for talented musicians who play one of the following instruments: tuba, oboe and bassoon. Please apply here.

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
Departmental music sessions
7.45pm: Day pupils depart
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.


The course costs £945 boarding and £745 day. The course includes meals (lunch and dinner for day).

A deposit of 25% of the course fee is required to reserve your place, with the balance due on 1st May 2022. Bookings made after the 1st May 2022 must be accompanied by the full fee for the course.

Please note that covid restrictions will apply; your deposit is fully refundable should we be unable to run the course. Otherwise, deposits are non-refundable.

Key Instrument Scholarships

We are offering a limited number of scholarships worth 50% off our fees for talented musicians who play one of the following instruments: tuba, oboe and bassoon. Please apply using this form by 27th June at 8.00am to be considered.


If you book one of our Holiday Music Schools 2022, you are eligible for a £50 discount off the cost of each additional Holiday Music School 2022 course you book. This can be applied across siblings or for one child who takes part in more than one course in 2022. Please use the discount code “HOLIDAYMUSIC50” on your application form for each additional course you book (the full price will be required for the first booked 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
  • Payment card details (please note, if you wish to pay by childcare vouchers, please contact us BEFORE filling out the form below).

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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