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2 Junior Academy Beginners courses (ages 4 6) Primary Academy (ages 8 12) We offer outstanding opportunities for talented and committed young musicians. Our Saturday programme includes individual tuition, chamber music, orchestras, choirs, theory, aural, composition classes and many performance opportunities. Junior Academy (ages 13 18) Junior Jazz (ages 14 18) The Director, Howard Ionascu, is always happy to meet and discuss Junior Academy with prospective students and parents.

3 Contents Introduction to music learning 6 Buying an instrument 8 Supporting instrument learning 10 Finding a private teacher 11 Questions for open days 12 Scholarships for A guide to music hubs 17 SPECIALIST SCHOOLS Specialist schools 20 LISTINGS Specialist Music Schools 23 Specialist Choir Schools 25 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS Top music departments 31 LISTINGS Independent Secondary, Preparatory and Junior Schools 35 FURTHER & HIGHER EDUCATION Higher education choices 72 LISTINGS Conservatoires 77 Universities 90 Universities without Degree Courses in Music 95 Further and Higher Education Colleges 96 Teacher Training Courses 100 INSET Courses 102 Specialist Courses 103 Summer Schools and Short Courses 112 Scholarships, Grants and Private Funding Bodies 118 EXTRACURRICULAR Junior conservatoire opportunities 127 Extracurricular activities 131 LISTINGS Extracurricular 135 Contents First published in 2016 in Great Britain by Rhinegold Publishing Ltd, 20 Rugby Street, London, WC1N 3QZ Tel: Rhinegold Publishing 2016 ISBN: All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form by any means electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission of Rhinegold Publishing Ltd. Rhinegold Publishing Ltd has used its best efforts in collecting and preparing material for inclusion in the Parent Guide to Music Education It does not assume, and hereby disclaims, any liability to any party for loss or damage caused by errors or omissions in the Parent Guide to Music Education , whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident or any other cause. The presence of listings and advertisements in the Parent Guide to Music Education implies no endorsement of products or services offered. Editor Alex Stevens Editorial assistant Rebecca Pizzey Designer Hal Bannister Listings manager Ana Peralta Listings administrator Daniella Onuoha Contributors Sarah Lambie, Fiona Lau, Miriam Levenson, Murray McLachlan, Johanna McWeeney, Rhian Morgan, Claudine Nightingale, George Slater-Walker, Alex Stevens, Clare Stevens, Andrew Stewart, Christopher Walters Production controller James Taggart Head of sales Amy Driscoll PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

4 St Paul s School LONDON Since 1509 Housed in a dedicated music school with a highly regarded professional concert hall attached, the St Paul s Music Department has enviable facilities and produces an ambitious programme of music making. St Paul s offer music scholarships and exhibitions each year for bright enthusiastic boys aged 11+, 13+ and 16+. All Scholarships are honarary and are on condition of entry. Further information can be found on Wathen Hall at St Paul s School To book on to a tour or attend an open morning contact the Registrar on: St Paul s School is a registered charity, number Boys Boarding and Day Kent/M25 border Famous for music - excellent facilities and seriously good staff Good Schools Guide All Steinway School Over 60 music scholars w Telephone: MUS2

5 Parent Guide to Music Education WELCOME to the Parent Guide to Music Education, a free digital resource from Rhinegold Publishing designed for parents who recognise the importance of music education. Whether you are completely new to the world of music or are looking for the best advice on issues such as buying instruments, finding a teacher, helping your child to progress or gaining a music scholarship, this short resource should help you to do the best for your child. There is also information on how to advance beyond school and private lessons, to develop musically, socially and professionally through specialist music institutions, extracurricular activities, and training at conservatoires or university. We also have more than 100 pages of listings focusing on school music departments and music shops in your region, as well as local and independent classes, extracurricular activities and much more. Alex Stevens Editor Contents Now you ve seen the Parent Guide to Music Education, why not take a look at our other resources? Our Student Guide to Music Education, also available to download for free, features hundreds of listings for all types of higher education, with insight into choosing the right place to study: perfect for sixth formers thinking about university, as well as those already in higher education, planning their career path. STUDENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION Visit and sign in to download more useful resources. PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

6 Getting started The many ways to provide your child with a musical education can be daunting, particularly if you weren t involved in music yourself when growing up. But what are the basics, and, if your child does show musical interest, what are the options? Below is a guide to the various ways in which music education can take place, and how you and your family can navigate through it One of the great things about music is that it can enrich a learner s life from the very start and, regardless of the technical level reached, it will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Music is a great tool for working with young children, and is used in playgroups and nurseries across the world. A child s musical journey could start with a lullaby and end with playing at Glastonbury or conducting orchestras at concert halls around the world but it could be just as enriching if it simply meant making new friends in the school jazz band, taking a guitar out of its case twice a year for the rest of their life, or joining a community choir at 70. There can be a fine balance between encouraging a musical interest because of the benefits you know it will bring, and pushing a child down a route which they do not want to go down and will not ever gain very much from. Starting out The first time a child hears music could have been in the womb, and as a parent you might have provided the first experience of live music by singing a lullaby. But their first experience of more formal music-making is likely to be at a playgroup and nursery. If they come home singing the songs they ve learned that day, maybe they ll be interested in doing more in future. Much musical development takes place in these early years, and there are many specialist teachers who facilitate music groups for young children (details of these can be found from page 139). At this stage, children will be developing musical skills including learning about rhythm, melody, listening, and playing together. If this is something that you think your child might enjoy an outlet for their constant singing around the house or rhythmic drumming on any surface in sight, perhaps then see if any of the listed providers run sessions near you, or ask locally for recommendations. Primary challenge Music lessons of some kind should be part of your child s curriculum when they start primary school. This is another time when you might be able to identify whether they are particularly interested in music and you may also get feedback from teachers. Singing is likely to continue being one of the main ways in which music takes place at infant school, from assemblies to classroom music, but this is also when the possibility of instrumental tuition may arise, perhaps in the form of group lessons on a simple instrument such as recorder. In England, so-called first access programmes are generally introduced in junior school (Key Stage 2). Usually run by a music specialist from outside the school who is likely to be brought in through the school s local music education hub (see page 17 for more on hubs), first access lessons will normally involve weekly whole-class tuition for a minimum of a term. These can take place in a variety of styles and instruments, from samba or African drumming to recorder, ukulele, violin or even brass instruments (plastic trombones and trumpets have become popular in recent years). What s known as progression from schemes like this what happens next for children who show an aptitude and interest is a big issue in music education. The situation can vary from school to school, county to county and country to country. Once it has become clear that your child would enjoy continuing their music education, the variety of ways in which this can be provided begins to increase. Instruments and development Musical development is about much more than becoming technically proficient at playing an instrument. Music is a language and an artform, and to be able to speak it fully it is important to understand how it works. One of the best ways of learning how music works is by learning the piano. Piano teachers are often particularly used to teaching beginners and younger children, because keyboard skills, however basic, prove particularly useful in aiding musical development of most types in future. As opposed to many instruments violin or trumpet, for example, which play only one note at a time playing the piano teaches how musical lines work together to create harmony. This is useful when thinking about music academically and creatively, for example when analysing music theory or composing. As your child develops as a musician any keyboard skills they have will become more and more useful. 6 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

7 Getting started Learning the piano is a great way of developing musicianship The piano is also useful because, unlike some instruments, it is possible for even young children to play it. By contrast, some instruments require children to be a certain size in order for them to physically manage them. An unmanageably large instrument will be frustrating and ultimately pointless for your child to learn and (although beginner instruments of various shapes, sizes and conceptual distances from the proper instruments are available and can certainly be excellent ways to begin learning) some teachers suggest not taking up certain instruments until children are physically ready. Public and private County music services or music education hubs in England are responsible for providing school and extracurricular musical opportunities for children in their area; but there can be widely varying ways in which this is provided. Hubs have four core roles, one of which is to Ensure clear progression routes are available and affordable to all young people. They will have access to a network of peripatetic teachers, and through this network a range of possible instruments should be offered for study in schools or in external music centres, often in the form of Saturday music schools, where children from across the county will come for instrumental lessons and to take part in ensembles. Depending on the area, these lessons may be free, subsidised or means-tested. Tuition will usually be given in small groups, with the possibility of one-ton-one teaching for more advanced players. Hubs and music services may also be able to help with instrument hire, often owning an instrument library from which they loan out instruments to players. DMYTRO VIETROV If you or your child are particularly keen to start with a particular instrument that isn t provided through school, or if you would like them to have one-to-one lessons outside school hours, this is an excellent model of tuition that will match up perfectly to what many people s ideas of, traditionally, music lessons means. Private schools will usually not have a strong relationship with the local music service or hub, and most will showcase their music provision as it is often seen as important by prospective parents. Scholarships, bursaries and exhibitions (which will not reduce school fees but may cover instrumental lessons, in full or in part) are often available for particularly talented musicians. Being part of a thriving music department at whatever type of school can be a fantastic experience for children, bringing them into contact with other musicians, older and younger, and providing many opportunities for musical, academic and social learning. Making the grade Once your child has started learning an instrument, one way of measuring their progression and, for the right child, of providing a framework of goals for development and encouragement is doing grade examinations. A number of organisations run these (two of the best-known in the UK are ABRSM and Trinity College London), and they range from Grade 1 (beginner) to Grade 8 (advanced). Grades provide a universally-recognised framework, and there are also both preparatory and professional-level qualifications beyond each end of the scale. Teachers will be able to benchmark pupils against the grade system even without your child taking the examinations, and a teacher s recommendation that a player is equivalent to a particular grade will usually carry enough weight on applications for scholarships or courses. However, completed grades earn UCAS points for university entry and can impress employers on CVs. Secondary studies Music and music technology can be studied at GCSE and A-level (and in Scotland as Nationals and Highers). This is when the work your child has been doing on their instrument and the work in the classroom can start to join up, as exams have a performance element which can be undertaken on their chosen instrument and/or through singing. It will also include an academic syllabus, taught in school just like any other subject, which will cover composition. Going private Private instrumental tuition is a highly popular and wellestablished industry. In a relationship similar to that with any private tutor (from maths mentor to driving instructor), private music teachers will commonly provide one 30-minute lesson a week during term time, at your house, their house, or at a local school, studio, community centre or music shop. Onwards and upwards From here, a whole lifetime of music has been opened up: your child could go on to study music academically at university or practically at a college or conservatoire; start a band with friends or join a local choir (and maybe write songs or pieces for them); become a composer, sound engineer or record producer; or even become a music teacher themselves. PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

8 Buying an instrument If your child is about to start instrumental lessons, one of the first things you ll need to do is get them a decent instrument. For many parents this is a source of worry. How do you go about buying the appropriate violin, flute or trumpet with musical knowledge that is limited? How much money should you spend? The internet adds a further complication: should you buy without trying for the sake of a lower price? This article will answer these questions and provide you with the information you need to buy or rent an instrument with confidence Get advice from a teacher Consulting a teacher should always be the first port of call for any parent looking to obtain a musical instrument for their child. If your child already has a teacher, go straight to them. If your child does not have a teacher, you will need to find one. (For tips on finding a private music teacher, turn to page 11.) Once found, your child s teacher will be able to reassure you that buying an instrument designed for a beginner does not mean spending large sums of money. Indeed, it is not advisable to do so: expensive instruments are designed for advanced players and may not respond well in the hands of beginners. Expensive instruments can also be more fragile and may not cope well with the wear and tear a child s instrument will typically endure. The teacher should also outline the benefits of buying versus those of renting. Buying is obviously a bigger commitment, so it is advisable to buy quality from the outset; after all, your child will be stuck with whatever you buy. Renting allows you to keep your options open, but can be a drain on finances once your child has decided that they definitely wish to continue playing. With this in mind, many retailers offer rental schemes which allow you to purchase the instrument after a certain period, giving your child the time and space to decide whether playing is for them. What makes a quality beginner instrument? A good beginner instrument should make it relatively easy for a new player to produce a good sound, and should be adequate for use up to (and in some cases beyond) Grade 5. Very cheap instruments are often barely playable beyond Grade 1, so avoid these. The teacher will know which are which, but as a general rule, instruments sold by reputable music retailers will fall into the first category, while instruments bought in supermarkets, bookshops and other general outlets tend to fall into the second. Online retailer or traditional music shop? Buying online can be a good option if you are absolutely sure of what you want, but check that your online retailer has a returns policy. Brand-new instruments often leave the factory in a state of minor disrepair; this often comes as a surprise to parents, but it is an unfortunate reality that teachers are well aware of. If your factory-fresh instrument does turn out to need minor repairs, you will be grateful that you bought from a retailer with a comprehensive guarantee policy, as repairs can be costly. Similarly, it is worth asking your child if there are any problems with the instrument as you approach the end of the guarantee period. Traditional music retailers offer the peace of mind of being able to return the instrument for repair for the duration of the guarantee period, which can be a considerable advantage if you prefer dealing with people face to face. It needn t be an either/or situation, as many traditional retailers now have websites which combine the convenience of online commerce with the reliable service of a local music shop. It s often worth looking out for any onlineonly offers, such as sales and voucher codes/discounts. When is a beginner instrument no longer adequate? The question of when your child might outgrow their first instrument might seem irrelevant at the outset of their musical career, but it is actually of great importance. As stated earlier, a beginner instrument should be able to respond well up to about Grade 5 level, which for most children will cover the first three to six years of learning. This means that when buying a beginner instrument, you are investing in the next three to six years of your child s education. It is a mistake to see a beginner instrument as a disposable item suitable only for getting started; in fact, poor-quality instruments are a major reason why many children lose interest in playing at an early stage and therefore should be avoided. So, how much? It is difficult to put an average price on a beginner instrument as prices vary between the different families of instruments (this in itself can be a consideration when choosing an instrument for your child). As a very rough guide, good beginner string instruments start at around , as do flutes and clarinets, although oboes, bassoons and saxophones are typically more expensive. Brass instruments seem to be getting cheaper, and quality examples can be found starting at 150. For brand recommendations, always ask a teacher. 8 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

9 TriniTy Laban ConservaToire of MusiC & DanCe A Saturday School for talented young musicians aged 3 19 based at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in Greenwich / A wide range of individual lessons, choirs, orchestras and chamber music with highly experienced staff / GCSE and A Level Music and Music Technology courses / String Time programme for ages 3 10 / Performances at prestigious London concert halls financial help is available come and MeeT Us at an Open DaY 22 Oct Jan apr 2017 Book online at trinitylaban.ac.uk/junior-trinity or call TriniTYlaban.ac.Uk/jUniOrTriniTY A simply wonderful institution. A hugely life-enhancing experience for all the fortunate students who attend. Junior Department Parent Royal College of Music Junior Department A Saturday school for promising young musicians aged 8-18 offering expert individual teaching and a wide variety of high-level ensemble opportunities. Find out more at

10 Supporting instrument learning Starting out in any new learning venture can be a stressful and trying time for young people, whether it s taking the plunge with a new sport, learning a new language, or getting behind the wheel for the first time. At some point, the new experience will take them out of their comfort zone and, during those points of exertion, it s often a comforting thought to have the support of your parents Make sure that your child attends lessons on time and has an in-tune and playable instrument If the lessons are private, it s your job to get them there not too early and not late! If lessons are in school, the onus is more on the teacher and the student; a reminder in the morning is invaluable. Find out from your child s teacher where the best place is to get repairs done or to buy your instrument from. Teachers can usually recommend the best dealers, sheet music shops and tuners. Ensure your child has their instrument and music with them If your child has lessons at school, pack their school bag the night before with everything they need. Check their practice diary as well to see if your child s teacher has asked you to buy any new music. It is amazing how many children turn up to lessons minus everything, and while most teachers can conjure a lesson out of mid air, it is not to be recommended every week! Remind and encourage your child to practise Younger children often lead busy lives with after-school activities and will need reminding to play or practise. A simple chart with flute practice listed after feeding the dog and a selection of ticks and stars generally does the trick, but your teacher may have additional ideas. In these early days a short, regular practice session is better than a one-hour panic the night before the lesson. Try to agree a regular time and amount of practice with your child in consultation with their teacher. As an exam or a concert comes closer, performing to you or other family members will help enormously. Teenagers are much trickier, and reminding them to practise might be akin to stepping into a war zone. By this time they have probably decided that they do enjoy playing their instrument and, as a result, become more self-motivated. It is a time of change and adjustment as they grow from child to young adult and determine their own identity. This may or may not include carrying on being a musician, and as a parent you have to support and understand whatever they decide. Take your child to concerts and play music at home Live music is a great way to see performance modelled and to learn more about different composers and styles. Local communities may have a festival, a series of concerts or an annual competition that might interest you both, and children usually pay a reduced price. Look out for programmes tailored to children and families, but also don t be afraid to expose them to other concerts. Make sure that you have music in the home; sing and listen to music yourself, try putting on Classic FM or BBC Radio 3 in the car during the school run and build a small library of CDs or ipod selections at home. Dive in! Make sure you and your child communicate with the teacher Communication is vital if this threesided relationship is to work. Some teachers use diaries that have a space for parents comments, others rely on seeing you at the end of each lesson, some will prefer to telephone or use regular reports. Find out what method your child s teacher employs and utilise it, you are both experts in your field; you know your child and the teacher is a professional, you both have something to contribute. Just a word of caution: your child s teacher probably has many students so try to be realistic and not too demanding. Take an interest in your child s playing You are not required to give them a professional critique every time they play When the Saints Go Marching In ; a genuine well played or I like that piece, works just as well. As the pieces become more involved and advanced, try discussing them and ask why they like that particular sonata or composer. More advanced students will see through the rather bland well done, dear so go for more specific and meaningful praise. If you play yourself, get involved in the accompanying or playing of pieces, try out some duets and listen to the CD demos that might come along with your child s tutor book or exam pieces. Also, you do not need Grade 8 to turn up to their concert, recital, school assembly performance and smile and clap. 10 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

11 Finding a private teacher You ve secured an instrument (and hopefully have a willing child to practise on it) the next thing on your list to source will be a teacher... Finding a private instrumental or vocal teacher for your child can seem a daunting task. Some rely on the recommendations of fellow parents. Another approach is looking online: the Incorporated Society of Musicians has an online music directory of music professionals (musicdirectory.ism.org); other useful sites include musicteachers.co.uk, firsttutors.com/uk, and musiclessonsplus.org. Once you have identified some possible candidates here are ten important questions to ask: 1. Do you have any formal qualifications as a musician? Music qualifications from a conservatoire or university are excellent indicators of knowledge and achievement, as are diplomas from external boards. Membership with an organisation such as the ISM, EPTA or the MU shows an awareness of standards and ethics, but there is no requirement to be a member of any body. It is also worth remembering that many excellent teachers have no qualifications whatsoever. 2. Do you teach children in groups and/or individually? Group lessons (usually not offered for pianists) stimulate ensemble, develop listening skills and are good from a social perspective. One-to-one lessons offer concentrated focus and much more intensity, so that progress can be more rapid. Some teachers prefer to mix one-to-one lessons with group sessions so that their students benefit from the two different approaches. 3. Where do the lessons take place? While the offer of lessons in your own home may appear to be a comfortable option, it is good for students to take advantage of a teaching studio that has an excellent instrument, a good collection of recordings for reference purposes, a music library and a good acoustic. 4. What tutor books and repertoire do you use? And what styles of music do you teach? Direction and structure in a student s development is an important consideration. Balance and careful planning is necessary in the choice of repertoire for students. 5. How do you feel about examinations? While grade examinations are useful targets and indicators of progress, teachers who rely exclusively on them as programmes of study are clearly not looking after their students properly. Exams were not designed for this purpose. 6. Do you teach theory, composition, improvisation, sight reading and aural? Asking how a teacher tackles all of the supporting areas of study can be revealing. Some prefer to deal with theory at a separate time from instrumental lessons. But perhaps the most effective way of teaching music is to avoid putting things in boxes. For example, a good teacher could choose to introduce a new scale via imitation (developing the student s ear) then look at it technically, theoretically and in a musical context, by asking for some sight reading to be explored which contains that scale. 7. How do you encourage good practice habits in your students? One of the teacher s most important tasks is to ensure that practice techniques are firmly understood and expected to be used before each lesson. Parents will also have a part to play in this, so ask how you can help reinforce the teacher s message. 8. How will we know if our child is making good progress or not? Good teachers always know if students have (or have not) been practising! They will also be confident enough to tell parents when it is evident that lessons are not going well. 9. What fees do you charge? And what is the method of payment for lessons? Fees depend on various factors, including the experience of the teacher. It is standard practice to pay for lessons in advance, though most teachers will be sympathetic and either reschedule lessons or offer refunds if sessions have to be cancelled. 10. Are you happy to give my child a consultation lesson? Most teachers are happy to offer a special one-off lesson to see how a potentially long-term partnership could develop. PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

12 Questions for open days Choosing a child s secondary school is one of the most important decisions a parent and child can make. Yet, as anyone knows from their own education, it is impossible to know exactly what the experience of being a student might be at any given institution. There are many factors which influence a student s career and most of them, however much parents might like it to be otherwise, are entirely out of their hands Schools are aware of the importance of making parents feel comfortable with the choice they eventually make about where their child will study. In fact, schools are competing for parents and their children both at state and fee-paying institutions, and one of the ways they do this is by holding open days. These are a great opportunity for parents and children to get a feel for a school (albeit slightly contrived) and to question staff on actual details. Your child is interested in music, so collar a member of the music staff and interrogate them until you have a satisfactory idea of what it is like to study or participate in music at their school. Two caveats. Firstly, don t take the collaring too literally. In a sea of potential parents a teacher may be tempted to weed out the nightmares, so don t ruin your child s chances before they ve begun. It s a fine line, but teachers are human too, so smile! Secondly, where your child goes to secondary school should be a joint decision. Discuss with them what they would like from their school experience so that they are prepared for what an open day is for. Ralph Allwood, director of music at Eton College for 26 years, says that by the child s enthusiasm, parents should be able to take a watchful, advisory backseat and let the child choose the school. This process should be evident. I would be most interested in the genuine (not pre-rehearsed) questions the child asks. Bearing this in mind, here are a few questions which you might not find on the FAQ page of the prospectus. What is the depth of performing opportunities? Music is fundamentally about performance, and young musicians will be frustrated if they cannot find the correct outlet. Ask in detail: there may be a symphony orchestra, but what about a string or chamber orchestra? If there is a chamber choir, is there also a glee or barbershop group? Do students often form their own string quartets? If so, is it made easy for them to do so? Might there be concerto opportunities at school concerts? How are students allocated to ensembles? It is frustrating if performance opportunities exist but the selection process for ensembles means your child won t be able to take advantage of them. While it can certainly be motivating to aim for a seat in the brass ensemble or to play with the main orchestra, there should also be opportunities while musicianship is developing. Equally, a talented child who is not able to join the senior groups simply because of her or his age could become demoralised. 12 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

13 Questions for open days How is music perceived by the rest of the school, its students and parents? This is a key question which will not only shape a child s involvement in music, but also their general academic and social development. Moreover, you should be able to tell immediately from a staff member s answer what the truth is. If they smile and reel off a list of concerts, assemblies and inter-house music competitions, then you will know music is valued at the school and that if your child is involved in music, he or she will be respected for the contribution they can make to its day-to-day life hopefully mirroring the value that they will be able to contribute in later life, through music or not, to friends, family and wider society. But if the teacher looks away and mutters about the football team or compulsory after school league table exam performance drills, you will know that music is seen as an afterthought by the school and as a luxury for your child. Can I bring my child along in advance of formal scholarship auditions? Many directors of music will be happy to see you and your child for an informal meeting where you will be able to discuss the audition process and go through some initial aural tests or short performances. This can be invaluable in establishing confidence in your child before the official audition, and they will certainly feel more comfortable having already met the director of music. Don t expect this opportunity, but it does no harm to ask; if offered, certainly accept. Are music scholars required to take GCSE and A-level music? Scholarship auditions normally take place for entry at 11+ or 13+ (although some schools also audition for scholarships at sixth form level) at which point your child s interests are unlikely to be fully formed. Should they decide they want to be an engineer or a doctor, for example, there may not be room for music in their GCSE, AS and A-level choices; it is certainly possible they will clash on the timetable. So if music scholars were required to take music, the scholarship would have to be relinquished regardless of how much they contribute to general music-making in the department. You may prefer to choose a school where this is not a danger. How does musical involvement work alongside (or even preclude) involvement in other school co-curricular activities? Most students will find themselves with competing interests and demands on their time, and it is sensible to develop a broad range of interests; but music scholars will very reasonably be expected to contribute to the musical life of the school. If symphony orchestra rehearsals clash with football practice, your child will probably not be able to join the football team. If it s important to your child, see if there are ways around it. Does the school have any concerts coming up? Attending a concert is a sure-fire way of judging the quality of work being undertaken at the school, provided that you as a parent have the skills to know. Attending a concert may be most useful as an opportunity to judge the atmosphere surrounding music at the school: how well attended is the concert by parents and non-music staff? How do the students interact with each other, both on and off stage? Do students go on to read music at university or conservatoire level? If so, where? Results shouldn t be the bottom line in music, but if a lot of students are going on to further study at top institutions, this must be a good sign. But don t necessarily be put off a music department just because students are not taking their academic studies further. Teachers may still be doing an excellent job, equipping students with skills that they will have for the rest of their lives. Judge by what else you see and hear at an open day. PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

14 Scholarships for 11+ meet the experts Here we bring you three case studies from independent schools, with thoughts from their directors of music on the scholarships process For a child who is gifted in and passionate about music, a school music scholarship at 11+ can put them at the centre of a musical community which will feed and shape their interest and talent throughout their formative years. Browsing the available music scholarships at some of the finest UK independent schools can produce a rather overwhelming variety of entry requirements and expectations, but in reality, speaking to a number of musical heads of department, it s clear that passion and potential on the part of the candidate are the only essential criteria. Everyone will prepare their party pieces on their instrument and practise their sight reading and aural tests, says one, but the real preparation should be happening in the years before they audition for a music scholarship. In order to be able to talk about and show their passion for music, your child should be part of their school or church choir, a member of the school or music service orchestra, go to concerts, listen to lots of different music, be inquisitive about music, try to compose their own music and, above all, be able to talk about music with enthusiasm. Old Palace School Old Palace of John Whitgift School is an independent girls school in Croydon, south London. Founded in 1889, the school is housed in a building which can trace its history back to the ninth century and was the summer palace of the Archbishops of Canterbury for centuries. Being immediate neighbour to Croydon Minster, the musical life of the school is intimately connected with the cathedral. A music scholarship at Old Palace School is available to an exceptionally gifted musician and accounts for 25% of the school fees. Auditions, which occur early in the spring term, are given to those applying for Year 7 entry at the age of 11. A guide to the expected standard is a good pass at Grade 4 in a first-study instrument, and a second instrument is desirable Being awarded a scholarship means making a commitment to adding to the school s musical life Val Lawless but not essential. The audition includes performances of one prepared piece for each instrument, sight reading, aural tests, and a general interview. A strong commitment to and enthusiasm for music is essential, and it is expected that a music scholar will take music to at least GCSE level as an academic subject. Director of music Gareth Hemmings elucidates further: While we ask for Grade 4 as an approximate guideline for 11+ music scholarship candidates, I am much more interested in musicality, musicianship, and demonstrable commitment along with an evident real passion for musical activities and potential. We always ask for a brief reference from instrumental teachers and the length of time learning an instrument. The length of time learning an instrument is often a valuable indicator for us as we have taken girls for music scholarships who have only reached Grade 2 standard, but have achieved this in just a year and shown real musicality in their playing; we would have missed out on these musicians if we had gone purely on grades achieved. Conversely we have turned down students with a good technical ability but who have shown no clear love or passion for music and music-making in their application form or their interview. A music scholar must live and breathe music, otherwise we will all ultimately be disappointed. However, whether or not a scholarship is attained, Hemmings explains, there is plenty of opportunity for a student to engage in the musical life of the school: Our 14 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

15 SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 11+ music department is inclusive and our philosophy is that all students, whatever their grade or experience, whether a scholarship holder or not, has a place in one of our choirs, chamber groups, bands or orchestra if they are prepared to commit to it. Dulwich College Dulwich College has its roots in England s great artistic heritage: founded by Edward Alleyn on 21 June 1619, with letters patent from King James I. Alleyn was an actor and an entrepreneur in the world of Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre, and theatre and music have formed important parts of the boys school s life ever since. At Dulwich College lower school (beginning at Year 7), a number of music scholarships of up to one third of the tuition fees are awarded annually. In addition to the reduction in fees, successful candidates receive instrumental tuition on two instruments one of which must be an orchestral instrument. Auditions for selected candidates take place in mid-january and consist of a prepared piece, sight reading and aural tests, and a viva voce. Choral and organ scholarships are also available to boys at age 11 to fill vacancies which occur annually in the College Chapel Choir, singing choral services in the chapel of the foundation, Christ s Chapel of God s Gift, in Dulwich village. Auditions for these scholarships occur in June. I very much encourage prospective parents and their sons to come to the college, meet me and have a tour of the campus, says director of music Richard Mayo. It is very helpful to hear the boys play informally to me, and I can then give detailed advice regarding the preparation needed for the music award audition. Where possible, two separate visits are encouraged. This helps with the transition process to the college. We ask for Grade 5 standard (Distinction) in the first study instrument. Potential and commitment are crucial, and while successful candidates often have It s not just down to natural talent: scholarships are also awarded to those who demonstrate their commitment and passion for music achieved a higher level than Grade 5, we are very comfortable to reward musical potential too. We expect the music award holders to take part in a range of concerts, recitals and masterclasses during each academic year and join a selection of ensembles that match their instrumental and singing skills. Singing is at the root of musicianship and all the award holders are expected to contribute to the college s choral activities. The music scholars are placed with a mentor (one of the college s music staff) who will help to guide the boys through their musical education at college. Oakham School Oakham School in Rutland is a co-educational independent day and boarding school, and one of the top schools in the UK for the International Baccalaureate, though A-levels are also offered to those students who choose to study them. Oakham s lower school, Jerwoods, offers music scholarships at 11+, which account for 10% of the school fees and also provide free tuition on the student s principal instrument. Grade 4 standard is expected of applicants, and candidates at audition are asked to perform two contrasting pieces on their main instrument and one or more pieces on each additional instrument. Auditions include tests of scales, arpeggios, sight-reading and aural consistent with the candidate s level of ability, as well as discussion of their chosen repertoire. While other schools do not ask for scales and arpeggios, director of music Peter Davis explains: After 15 years as a director of music, I am most keen to see candidates who are accomplished in all musical areas, such as scales and arpeggios, sight reading and aural are just as important as pieces. In that sense, a child who has achieved a recent distinction at Grade 3 is far more impressive than a child who has scraped a pass at Grade 4. Above all, we re looking for potential and enthusiasm for music from the child themselves. An enormous amount depends on when a child started for example, I m a first study keyboard player who started the piano aged ten! We always work with applicants in both pre-auditions and auditions to discover how responsive they are. Once at the school, Davis continues, We arrange a number of additional activities to support the development of our scholars, from concerts given by eminent professional musicians to workshops, scholar groups sessions, masterclasses and chamber music events. Final thoughts Peter Davis of Oakham: Don t let a student try to learn something particularly difficult to impress at audition. This approach normally shows a school what an applicant can t do rather than what they can! Equally, don t rush them to do a grade exam too soon in the hope that it might strengthen their application. Gareth Hemmings of Old Palace School: I would prefer parents not to enter their children for a music award purely as a means of reducing their school fees, or if their child is not really committed to music. Auditions from students who are not properly prepared and sufficiently interested are not a positive experience for the child, or for us! PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

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17 A guide to music hubs Why hubs? In 2011 Darren Henley was commissioned by the government to carry out a detailed review of music education in England. He reported that: the music education world is fragmented and uncoordinated. There are too many organisations that have overlapping areas of interest. These organisations need to join together to create one single body. Henley s recommendations led to the National Plan for Music Education (NPME) later that year, and the creation of 123 music education hubs that form a network across England, with each hub representing a partnership of local organisations. The stated aims of the NPME are to enable children from all backgrounds and every part of England to have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument; to make music with others; to learn to sing; and to have the opportunity to progress to the next level of excellence. The intention is to ensure that all areas of the country are providing and delivering a good, consistent standard of music education for children. Where do they come from? Before hubs came about, government funding for shared music services was channelled through local authorities. After the NPME was published, around 150 local authority music trusts were reformed into 123 hubs. Each hub is made up of local organisations with an interest in music education, although in many areas the local authority music services are the lead partners who deliver most of the work in schools. Funding for the hubs is organised by Arts Council England. Each local authority area now receives funding for its music hub on a per-student basis. After the initial three year announcement, central funding has often been confirmed relatively late in the year; for the current year to April 2017 it is 75m, the same as in 2015/16. Hub leaders will be hoping for a longer-term allocation next time to enable them to plan with more confidence. What do they do? Hubs have four main roles: To ensure that every child aged five to 18 has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, ideally for one year, but for a minimum of one term. This takes place through whole-class teaching programmes of weekly tuition on the same instrument To provide opportunities for children to play in ensembles To ensure that children showing promise are provided with clear and affordable progression routes To make it possible for every child to sing regularly, and ensure that choirs and other vocal ensembles are available in the area. A music hub in action: a conversation with Ian Burton, Nottingham Music Hub s chief executive How does Nottingham s music service differ from pre hub days in terms of what s on offer? We definitely have more on offer because we have made connections with more partners. In Nottingham, for example, we have always held a band competition for secondary age students. Now that the music service is partnered with organisations such as One Nottingham, Young Creative Awards and Nusic, we have linked the competition directly to the music industry. This makes it a much more exciting opportunity for young people. Is there much variation between music hubs with regards to what they offer? All hubs in the country are working towards the same thing, but how this is done will depend on the locality. It s good to have a common general direction set down for us by the NPME. How might parents come across a music hub? We advertise the hub in local public places and at our events. It s difficult to advertise the hub as such, it s much easier to promote individual events. To some extent there is a national split personality when it comes to music hubs; a lot of people are confused as to exactly what the hub is, and think that the music service is the hub. In actual fact, we are lead partner in the hub, but we re working alongside a number of other local organisations. Are hubs succeeding in achieving what they set out to do? One of the reasons hubs were created was to deal with patchy levels of music provision. In some areas, the establishment of hubs just formalised partnerships that were already up and running; whereas in other areas, setting up a hub was an opportunity to get different organisations talking to each other. Although this will take many years to develop fully, I think that progress is well underway! How can parents find out about the activities of the hub? All hubs have a website and that s usually the best place to get hold of information about what s on offer. It is also worth talking to your school about musical opportunities both within school and through their connections with the music hub. PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

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20 Searching for a special school Specialist Schools Does your child show extraordinary musical talent that is not being fully developed by her or his current educational environment? Do they yearn to sing in a choir every day rather than just once a week? You may find that the offerings from a specialist music school will provide them with the stimulus they need The range of opportunities available at the UK s specialist music schools means there is something for every child, with opportunities for both classical virtuosi and lovers of musical theatre and pop. Generally speaking, time is distributed half-and-half between academia and music-making, with the emphasis always on creating a well-rounded individual rather than just a virtuoso or just a good student. Academic ability is largely valued less than musical facility at auditions, meaning there is often a great variety in academic ability at these schools, but a very creative environment and a sense of kinship with other gifted children foster a very positive, welcoming environment. These schools, with smaller class numbers and professional musicians for staff, are perfectly placed to give each student the benefit of professional advice and a tailor-made programme of musical, artistic and intellectual development. In this article, we profile three schools to give a flavour of what specialist education offers to musicians of all stripes. High fees are offset by grants of up to 100% available from the government s Music and Dance Scheme (MDS). Yehudi Menuhin School (YMS) You ve got to produce interesting human beings first and foremost, says director of music Malcolm Singer about the goals of the Cobham-based school, founded by the great violinist. The school is dedicated entirely to music and only around 70 students study there, comprised entirely of strings including classical guitar and piano. Rigorous auditions ensure these are the best of the best: pre-screening by tape or in person is followed by a full-day audition including performances to teachers, aural tests and interviews, before the final step of three to four days boarding at the school acting as a full-time student. Singer suggests the most important characteristic in candidates auditions is the ability to communicate their love of music to an audience, and auditions may result in being asked to return in a few years or even suggestions of schools where the student may be better suited. Academic ability is not examined at audition, but following on from Menuhin s idea of a holistic education, the school teaches the national curriculum, seven GCSEs, and two A levels per student, with options including Russian, Mandarin and Japanese. A third year of sixth form is available (obligatory for those entering the school at 16) in which students pursue further study. Music education is highly creative, with all students studying composition and aural skills, as well as classical improvisation for cadenzas or ornamentation. Nearly all alumni attend music colleges, although the qualifications offered do leave open the possibility of study at university. Day-to-day, students have a Yehudi Menuhin School houses a 300-seat concert hall personalised timetable, with at least two hours private instrumental teaching per week with a principal teacher, utilising practice targets. Younger students have an extra two hours time with an assistant teacher in order to prepare for their main lessons, which comes on top of communal music-making in the form of chamber groups and orchestras. Academic work and practice are freely interspersed, taking up around half a day each. YMS has an annual leavers concert at Wigmore Hall, regularly travels abroad on concert tours, and has a top-class auditorium which provides an excellent space for the school s regular sold-out concerts. In addition, all years of the school take part in outreach activity, from playing for local children to leading workshops in schools. yehudimenuhinschool.co.uk Wells Cathedral School Tracing its history back to AD909, this august institution is older by far than the two other schools featured in this article combined, and its Richard Lewisohn 20 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

21 SPECIALIST SCHOOLS BFFarchitects Students at Wells Cathedral perform in a composer s concert musical origin persists in its specialist music programme; Wells runs a specialist music school alongside a day and boarding school. Timetables for specialists are separate to other students, with practice time integrated into core curriculum provision. Since boarders in particular are surrounded by non-specialist students, the social fabric of Wells is something on which the school prides itself. As an alumnus puts it, rather than musicians being a separate group, suddenly they re helping you win rugby matches, and living with you it s a very positive and nurturing place to be. At the heart of Wells offer is the exemplary standard of teaching: its instrumental teachers are all extremely well-known, and specialists all benefit from the resources of a world-class private education. Entrance is auditioned, with a special provision scheme for those students who may still require development in their music-making to become full specialists. This scheme comes with a smaller fee grant and less instrumental tuition, but with several entry ages for the school, there is the chance for re-audition in Years 10 or 12. For those ineligible or unsuccessful in MDS auditions, Wells runs specialist music grant auditions; these cover the 11,000 music tuition fee payable on top of the standard fees. Composition, unusually, is offered as a specialism on par with instrumental study, ie through the same audition process, with regular lessons and three platform concerts yearly. New Music Week has seen esteemed composers such as Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Judith Bingham and James MacMillan come to the school for masterclasses, and a dedicated ensemble provides steady instrumentation for composers to work with. Wells most unique facet is its glorious cathedral, and there are separate boys and girls choirs. Gramophone magazine named the Cathedral Choir the greatest with children in the world in Rehearsing early every morning and singing every day, travelling around to record and perform, these young singers also follow the standard curriculum. wellscathedralschool.org Tring Park School for the Performing Arts The Good Schools Guide praises Tring Park unreservedly: Children for whom the performing arts are central to their existence will feel they ve come home the moment they walk through the door. Excellent results certainly help: 2014 saw 69% of GCSE passes at grades A*-B, with 96% and 100% passing maths and English respectively. As students progress through the school, they are offered more freedom over the balance of vocational and academic study, with sixth formers making their own decisions as to whether to study A levels, BTEC qualifications, or the school s own tailor-made vocational courses. Tring Park is not a specialist classical music school in the sense of Wells or YMS, offering only standard instrumental tuition and A-level and GCSE music. However, the Tring Park s facilities include a dance studio department has excellent practice and IT facilities, and will provide support to those who wish to pursue conservatoire study. Vocalists in particular benefit from excellent tuition from working professional singers from all areas of the profession (sessions, musical theatre, opera etc). There is vocal and musical training at all ages as part of the vocational curriculum: students aged between 11 and 14 have voice training and harmony classes as part of a generalised theatre arts curriculum, which also includes dance and acting. This continues in a performance foundation course between ages 14 and 16, before sixth form allows further specialisation. If your child is interested in popular music or music theatre as potential career choices, then Tring Park is ideal. Its musical theatre course for sixth form provides training in all areas of dance, acting and, crucially, singing with detailed musical training in aural skills, interpretation, and various other areas that help in creating versatile, capable professionals. Many alumni go on to work in top musical theatre shows such as Wicked, Mamma Mia!, and, in the world of TV, Downton Abbey, and tutors have a lot of contact with agents for talented students. Likewise, its specialised commercial music course makes Tring Park one of the few schools in the UK that actively avoids a troubled relationship with students who feel an affinity for popular music rather than the classical tradition. tringpark.com Specialist Schools PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

22 VOICE TRIALS for boys aged 7 & 8 at any time Substantial scholarships are awarded and choristers enjoy the superb and extensive facilities of St Edmund s School. The Master of Choristers, David Flood, is always pleased to meet and advise parents and their sons. For further details please telephone If you love to sing, are aged 9-19 and would like to be considered for our Junior or Senior choirs, we want to hear from you. 2 residential courses per year Bursaries available NCCGB The NCCGB PO Box 116 Alresford Hants SO24 0YN T: E: Patrons: Katherine, Duchess of Kent GCVO, Sir Richard Stilgoe OBE,DL President: Bob Chilcott CBE, Musical Director: Lissa Gray It could be the most inspired choice you ever make Inspired Intellectual Independent Individual Inclusive +44 (0)

23 Specialist Music Schools Independent Chetham s School of Music Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB t f e w Contact Claire Moreland, Head; Alun Jones, Head from September 2016; Stephen Threlfall, Director of Music Specialist day/boarding school for young musicians age Tuition in all instruments plus full academic programme. Entry assessed on music potential only. No of pupils: 82 day, 213 boarding. Termly fees: 7996 (day); 10,329 (boarding). Means-tested government support up to full fees. Open Days in October & January. Regular solo & ensemble performances at all levels, including choristerships at Manchester Cathedral. Auditions & advice auditions throughout the year. All teaching is in a brand new school building in the heart of Manchester, with a professional concert hall opening in Purcell School Aldenham Rd, Bushey, Herts WD23 2TS t f e w Contact David Thomas, head. Co-ed day and boarding school. Awards: Scholarships of up to 100% available and aided places under the Music and Dance Scheme. Other scholarships and bursaries for overseas pupils. Criterion for entry is music potential. Music activities: Tuition in str, pno, wind, br, perc, jazz, hp, voice, comp, electronic music. Ens inc symphony and chmbr orchs, choir, pno class, contemporary ens and period ens. Concerts in major London venues and overseas tours. M/classes and lecture recitals by visiting musicians. No of pupils: 175 Age range: Termly fees: 8,259 (day); 10,562 (boarding). St Mary s Music School Coates Hall, 25 Grosvenor Cres, Edinburgh, Scotland EH12 5EL t f e w Contact Kenneth Taylor, head; Paul Stubbings, dir of mus. Entry at any stage, inc 6th form. P/t Pathways to Specialism for post- Higher/gap year students. Choristers at St Mary s Episcopal Cathedral educated from P5-S2. Auditions each term. Advisory auditions arranged monthly. Awards: Government-aided places: 45 for instrumentalists, 6 for choristers plus up to 16 choral scholarships; also str and pno scholarships for p/t Pathways to Specialism pupils. Music activities: Choir, orch, chmbr ens, jazz, comp, Scottish traditional, m/classes by visiting musicians, concerts, broadcasts, recordings. No of pupils: 72 f/t; 1 p/t. Age range: Wells Cathedral School The Liberty, Wells, Somerset BA5 2ST t f e com; w Contact Elizabeth Cairncross, head; Dorothy Nancekievill, dir of mus. Awards: All means-tested. Government-aided scholarships of up to 100% of fees. Internal music awards also available. Choral award for boys worth 25%, 10% for girls. Age under 10; voice trials Jan. Academic, all round, sports and specialist maths awards are all available. Music activities: public perfs; m/classes with visiting artists, lectures, internal recitals, cathedral choral and orch concerts, opera and concert trips to London, Bristol, Bath, and international. No of pupils: 689. Age range: Termly fees: Annual: 22,542 27,849 (boarding); 12,960 16,641 (day). Yehudi Menuhin School Yehudi Menuhin School, Stoke d Abernon, Cobham, Surrey KT11 3QQ t f e co.uk w Contact Richard Hillier, head; Malcolm Singer, dir of mus Small international co-ed boarding school. 2 hrs inst teaching p/ week (vn, va, vc, db, pno, gui only studied). Integrated academic curriculum. Entry by audition only, based on music potential. Auditions held throughout the year, entry age normally Awards: Means-tested funding available for UK pupils; some bursaries available for overseas students. Music activities: Concerts and public performance; work with visiting professional musicians. No of pupils: 67 Age range: Termly fees: Annual fees: 41,106; generous means-tested bursaries. Specialist Schools Schools State Amery Hill School Amery Hill, Alton, Hampshire GU34 2BZ t f e w Contact Mrs E Wylie headteacher Academy with specialist music status. Ashmole Academy Cecil Rd, Southgate, London N14 5RJ t f e w Contact Derrick Brown, head. State school. Admissions policy inc provision for up to 20 students who show musical aptitude, subject to musical tests and audition. Bournville School Griffins Brook Lane, Birmingham, West Midlands B30 1QJ t f e w No of pupils: 1234 Age range: Camden School for Girls Sandall Rd, London NW5 2DB t f e w Music activities: 60-piece symphony orch, a jr orch, concert band, jazz band, jr choir, chambr choir, jazz choir, rcdr consort and djembe group as well as numerous smaller ens. Purpose built music block with excellent facilities and equipment; computer suite with 21 Apple Macs, practice rooms, rehearsal hall and recording studio; also Specialist School Music Projects Animateur who devises, co-ordinates and runs activities within and between the school and other local schools. Chelmsford County High School for Girls Broomfield Rd, Chelmsford CM1 1RW t e w Contact Nicole Chapman, head. Music activities: 3 choirs, swing band, wind band, concert orch (gr 4 5) and symphony orch (gr 6 8). The orchs play a varied and wide repertoire of music from symphonies through to arrangements from musicals. Age range: Coventry Blue Coat Church of England School Terry Rd, Coventry CV1 2BA t f e w Music activities: Concert, wind and str bands, sr str group, jazz band, Drumestra (world music perc group), rcdr group, music technology, recording club and more; SATB choir which performs regularly in a liturgical setting. Age range: Fortismere School Muswell Hill, London N10 1NE t f e w Contact Helen Anthony, head. Age range: Guildford County School Farnham Rd, Guildford GU2 4LU t e w Contact C Gale, head of music Music activities: 4 choirs inc boys choir, 3 chambr choirs, barbershop group, gospel choir, community choir, chmbr orch, str ens, training orch, pno trios, concert band, big band, br ens, fl choir, cl ens, double reed ens, trb ens, funk band, Artistix (African/samba drumming ens), music technology club, theory club. Henrietta Barnett School Central Sq, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London NW11 7BN t f e w Music activities: Music and media technology suite, rehearsal rooms, comps and writers in residence, arts award programme, music partnership with Toynbee Hall and music links with other local schools. Age range: Highworth Grammar School for Girls Quantock Dr, Ashford, Kent TW24 8UD t f e w Contact Gill Booker, head of music. Music activities: Choirs, orchs, folk bands, jazz orch, chambr choir, str ens. No of pupils: 1250 Hinchley Wood School & Sixth Form Centre Claygate Lane, Hinchley Wood, Esher KT10 0AQ t f e w Contact Ben Bartlett, head; I Anderson, acting dir of mus. Co-ed comprehensive school. Music activities: Individual and group tuition for students from the school and partner primaries. Many ens; comprehensive musical training, orch and choral work, tours, regular internal and external concert participation, m/classes by distinguished visiting musicians. Variety of musical styles taught and encouraged. No of pupils: 1100 Termly fees: None. PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

24 Specialist Music Schools Specialist Schools Schools Humphry Davy School (A Specialist Music College) Coombe Rd, Penzance TR18 2TG t f e sch.uk w sch.uk Contact A Bradley, dir of mus. Co-ed comprehensive, co-ed, LEA school. Full range of NC subjects delivered, with strong emphasis on music. Tuition offered on a wide range of instruments, delivered in conjunction with the Cornwall Music Service. Awards: Scholarship programme. Music activities: Varied programme of musical events at local and national level, and perfs at daily assemblies; highlights have incd perf of a self-composed opera at ROH. No of pupils: 770 Age range: Jo Richardson Community School Gale St, Castle Green, Dagenham RM9 4UN t f e w Landau Forte Academy QEMS Ashby Rd, Tamworth, Staffordshire B79 8AH t f e w Landau Forte Academy QEMS caters for over 800 students on roll in Years The Academy specialises in music and there are opportunities for students of all ages to be involved in numerous ensembles, including the Wind Band, String group, Choir, Brass Band and theory classes. Over 180 students choose to undertake peripatetic music lessons which are primarily, financially supported by the school, a small contribution from parents is asked for. Music facilities: 3 classrooms; 6 practice rooms; stateof-the-art recording studio with a performance area. London Oratory School Seagrave Rd, London SW6 1RX t f e w Contact David McFadden, head; David Terry, dir of mus. The Junior House provides a specialist music educ with astrong emphasis on Catholic liturgical music for boys betweeen the ages of 7 and 10. In addition to an intensive music educ programme, music scholars receive free tuition in one inst. The scholarships are awarded for the duration of a boy s educ at the London Oratory School. Awards: Inst scholarships and bursaries available. Music activities: Schola, choral society, chmbr choir, three orchs, concert band. Recent school tours to Paris, Prague, Krakow and USA. No of pupils: 80 (jr house); 900 (11 16); 360 (6th form). Age range: Music School of Douglas Academy Craigton Rd, Milngavie, Glasgow G62 7HS t f e w Contact Seamus Black, head teacher; Derek Norval, course dir (mus). No of pupils: 50 in music school; 200 learning insts in main school. Hostel facilities available. Age range: Termly fees: None. Northampton School for Girls Spinney Hill Rd, Northampton NN6 3DG t f e w Contact Julia Harley, head. Music activities: Concert band, gospel choir, Madrigalis (choir), jazz band, pop and rock groups and NSG academy. Facillities inc an outside performance space and new rehearsal rooms. 500 inst lessons pw, 23 visiting teachers; 300 students involved in extra curricular activities each wk. BTEC first certificate offered at Yr 9 as fast track 1 yr course to 100 students. GCSE music numbers average 50 per year (95% A* C), also AL music and music tech; creative and media dip level 3. No of pupils: Age range: Oaks Park High School Oaks Lane, Newbury Park IG2 7PQ t f e w Contact Steve Wilks, head. Music activities: Fully equipped recording studio and music ICT suite; inst tuition with Redbridge Music Service; musician in residence (singer/songwriter). No of pupils: 1200 Age range: Parmiter s School High Elms Lane, Garston, Nr. Watford, Hertfordshire WD25 0UU t f e w Plantsbrook School Upper Holland Rd, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B72 1RB t f e w web.plantsbrookschool.co.uk Music activities: Free tuition in ww, br, str and vce; free inst loan scheme. Orch, str orch, swing band, choir, wind grp and other smaller ens. Students have formed their own groups and regularly perform to other pupils; musicals every 2 yrs, Christmas and summer concerts and other regular performances. Prendergast-Hilly Fields College Hilly Fields, Adelaide Ave, London SE4 1LE t f e sch.uk w Age range: Presdales School Hoe Lane, Ware, Hertfordshire SG12 9NX t f e w Contact Paul J Burrell, asst head, dir of mus. All girls 11 16, mixed sixth form. Language and music specialisms. Awards: 1 scholarship and significant subsidies for inst tuition. Music activities: School has released 5 albums and 2 singles (inc a release on itunes); choirs have performed at the London Palladium, Wembley Stadium and at rugby and football internationals, as well as featuring on national radio and TV. Activities inc 3 choirs, orch, concert band and many chmbr ens. Choirs have sung evensong at several cathedrals (inc Westminster Abbey and Canterbury). No of pupils: 1170, 300 studying insts. Age range: Queen Elizabeth s School, Barnet Barnet Queen s Road, Barnet, Hertfordshire EN5 4DQ t f e w Contact Neil Enright, head. Selective state school, selecting at 11. Awards: 20 places available based on musical ability. Year 7 music scholarships and bursaries of one-off payments up to 150. Some free inst tuition and subsidised theory tuition, equipment and additional support. Music activities: 17 ens inc 3 choirs, 2 wind bands, 3 str orchs, big band, symph orch, 2 Indian music ens. Perf opportunities; competitions; concerts in/with local community. UK or foreign tours every other yr. 3 teaching rooms, 8 practice rooms, rec studio, tech suite and 700-seat hall. No of pupils: c Termly fees: None. Saint Cecilia s Church of England School Sutherland Grove, London SW18 5JR t f e w In 2015, an impressive 60% of Music GCSE grades were A*-A and the school is rapidly becoming the school of choice in the area for talented young musicians. Saint Cecilia s also has an excellent A- level reputation. In 2015, 84% of all entries received were A*-C grades, more than half (55%) of grades were A*-B with nearly a quarter graded A*-A and 76% of students notched up A*-B grades in Maths. Every year, students are offered placed at prestigious Russell Group universities including Oxford and Cambridge. Simon Langton Girls Grammar Old Dover Rd, Canterbury, Kent CT1 3EW t f e w Contact J Robinson, head; Maria Young, dir of mus. Girls selective school with Specialist Music Status. School operates as centre for AL music tuition within the Canterbury schools consortium. Music activities: Individual tuition, many ens and comprehensive music training, orch and choral work, productions, tours, regular internal and external concert participation, m/classes and w/shops with visiting musicians. Variety of styles and genres taught (inc rock, folk, klezmer, jazz, African and contemporary music, as well as standard choral and orch). Full ICT provision, rehearsal/ practice rooms and new recording studio. Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School Grammar School Rd, Latchford, Warrington WA4 1JL t f e w Southwell Minster Collegiate Grammar School Nottingham Road, Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0LG t f e w St Andrew s C of E High School Warrington Rd, Croydon CR0 4BH t f e w Music activities: Throughout the year pupils perform in concerts, w/shops, assemblies and productions both in school and at other venues such as Fairfield Halls; wide range of private inst tuition available and many extra curricular grps. St Bede s School Carlton Road, Redhill, Surrey RH1 2LQ t f e w St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School Rookery Avenue, Ashton-in- Makerfield, Wigan, Lancashire WN4 9PF t e w Age range: The BRIT School 60 The Crescent, Croydon CR0 2HN t f e w Contact Stuart Worden, principal; Alice Gamm, acting dir of mus. Catchment area: London and its environs, plus up to 10% from other 24 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

25 Specialist Choir Schools parts of England. The school prepares for careers in the performing arts and music. Other courses at post- 16 inc musical theatre, theatre, dance, tech theatre production, visual arts and broadcast and digital communications. Awards: All places are fully funded by the DfES with the exception of individual inst/vocal tuition. Music activities: Concerts, festivals, shows, w/shops. No of pupils: 93 Age range: Termly fees: Nil. All places fully funded by the DCSF with support from The BRIT (British Record Industry) Trust. The City of Edinburgh Music School Broughton High School, 29 East Fettes Ave, Edinburgh EH4 1EG t f e sch.uk w Contact Tudor Morris, dir of mus school. Awards: Music School Trust for students in need. Music activities: Full range of insts, orch, band, choral, chmbr, trad, jazz and contemporary music and comp (inc electronic). No of pupils: Age range: Termly fees: Free; entry by audition. The Judd School Brook St, Tonbridge TN9 2PN t f e w Contact Robert Masters, head. Music activities: Large choir (around 100 members), several orchs, jr singers (Y7 and 8 only), inst lessons. Comp in residence; also links with the Sing Up programme. No of pupils: 960 (boys) Age range: The Rochester Grammar School Maidstone Rd, Rochester, Kent ME1 3BY t f e sch.uk w sch.uk Contact G Bassan, principal. Awards: 6th form music scholarships up to 500. Music activities: Strong choral tradition: main choir tours abroad each year; Chorisma and Year 7 choir for younger students; N.Chant, sr chmbr choir. Other ens inc orch, string quartet and w/w ens. GCSE, BTEC, A levels and IB Music, plus A level Music Technology. Stage production and several concerts presented each yr. Musical links with local primary schools and a school for autistic students. No of pupils: Approx Age range: Termly fees: n/a. The Wordsley School Brierley Hill Rd, Wordsley, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 5SP t f w Music activities: Music clubs inc choir, drum w/shop, gui ens kb ens, ska band, rock band and orch. Tiffin School Queen Elizabeth Rd, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 6RL t f e w Contact Hilda Clarke, head; Simon Toyne, asst head & dir of mus. Boys State Grammar School with specialist performing arts status. Admission to Year 7 by 11, and to 6th Form by interview and GCSE results. Awards: Bursaries for instrumental lessons available on application. Music activities: Tiffin Boys Choir; many choral groups inc oratorio chorus and close harmony. Thames Youth Orchestra based at Tiffin; large structure of inst ens, inc 2 orchs, many jr and intermediate str, ww and br groups, concert band and the Tiffin Swing Band. 550 inst lessons on site. No of pupils: 1200 Age range: Termly fees: None; interview required for 6th form entry. Twyford Church of England High School Twyford Crescent, Acton, London W3 9PP t f e w Contact Alice Hudson, head; Dan Francis, dir of mus college. Co-ed voluntary C of E high school. Music activities: Whole class teaching at KS3, KS4 and KS5 inc AS/A2 music, AS/A2 mus tech and Level 3 Creative Media Diploma; ind/pair/ grp instr tuition (inc steel pans); sr, jr and jazz orchs; jr, chmbr and gospel choirs with regular internal and external concert participation, inc St Paul s cathedral, St Pancras Int station, hampton ct pal, rfh, rah; gospel choir winners 2009 Songs of Praise School Choir of the Year Competition. Up Holland High School Sandbrook Rd, Orrell, Nr Wigan WN5 7AL t f e w Varndean School Balfour Rd, Brighton and Hove BN1 6NP t f e w Music activities: Boys choir, gospel choir, little big band, samba band; collaboration and w/shops with Glyndebourne opera. Wolverley C of E Secondary School Blakeshall Lane, Wolverley, Kidderminster, Worcestershire DY11 5XQ t f e w Music activities: School bands and grps; ind music lessons in insts inc drums, sax, kb, fl and vce; regular w/ shops and annual trip abroad. Age range: Specialist Schools Schools Bristol Cathedral Choir School College Sq, Bristol BS1 5TS t f e org.uk w Contact Neil Blundell, head; Eiron Bailey, dir of music specialism. Awards: Up to 8 chorister awards for boys and girls, 10% of intake selected on musical aptitude. Music activities: 1st and 2nd orchs, str orch, concert band, str quartets, school choir, chmbr choir, jazz band, gospel choir, band academy. No of pupils: 400; 19 choristers. Age range: Termly fees: Non fee-paying specialist Academy. Name of cathedral/church: Bristol Cathedral. Christ Church Cathedral School 3 Brewer St, Oxford OX1 1QW t f e w Contact Martin Bruce, head; Sophie Biddell, dir of mus. Awards: 20 cathedral choral scholarships, worth approx 60% of boarding fees. Also choristerships for Worcester College. Age 7, voice trials Specialist Choir Schools Anglican Choir Schools as advertised and on request Music activities: Choir concerts, recordings, tours; 2 choirs, orch, wind band, musical drama. No of pupils: 170. Age range: 3 13 (nursery 3 4, pre-prep 4 7, prep 8 13). Termly fees: 2788 (pre-prep), 4041 (day/main); 2520 (choristers). Name of cathedral/ church: Christ Church Cathedral. Dean Close Preparatory School Lansdown Rd, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL51 6QS t f e w Contact Leonard Browne, head; Tim McVittie, dir of mus; Rebecca Chaplin, admissions. Awards: 11, 13 music scholarships and exhibitions. No of pupils: 437. Age range: Termly fees: (day); (day boarding); (full boarding). Name of cathedral/church: Tewkesbury Abbey Exeter Cathedral School Exeter Cathedral School, The Chantry, Palace Gate, Exeter EX1 1HX t e w Contact James Featherstone, Head; SW Tanner, Dir of Mus; L Lewis, Registrar Awards: 18 choral scholarships for boys worth up to 25% of tuition fees. Usual age under 9 at voice trial (by arrangement). 18 choral scholarships (up to 25% fees) for girls, voice trial by arrangement. Music scholarships also available for non-choristers. Music activities: School choir, jr choir, orch, str ens, big band, ww, br, guis, rcdr group. No of pupils: 18 boy choristers; 18 girl choristers; 240 nonchoristers. Age range: Termly fees: (day); (boarding). Name of cathedral/church: Cathedral Church of St Peter in Exeter. Hampton Court Chapel Royal The Choral Foundation, The Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace, East Moseley, Surrey KT8 9AU t e w Contact Carl Jackson, dir of mus. Awards: Choral scholarship for entry at 11, tenable at the Chapel Royal and the school. Scholarships usually carry a fee remission of up to 25%, regardless of parental income, and may be supplemented by meanstested bursaries. Age range: Name of cathedral/church: Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace. Hereford Cathedral School Old Deanery, The Cathedral Close, Hereford HR1 2NG t (snr); (jnr) f e w Contact T Wheeler, head; M Thomas, dir of mus. Junior School at 28 Castle St, Hereford HR1 2NW. Awards: 18 choral scholarships worth 66% of tuition fees; may be supplemented in case of need. Age 8 10, voice trials by arrangement. Academic and music scholarships may be awarded at 13 to ex-choristers all receiving 33% ex-chorister s grant (may be increased after means-testing). Music activities: 2 orchs, chmbr choir, choral soc, chmbr music, 2 concert bands, regular productions of musicals. No of pupils: 18 choristers; 829 non-choristers. Age range: 2 11 (jr), (sr). Termly fees: Name of cathedral/church: Hereford Cathedral. PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

26 Specialist Choir Schools Specialist Schools Schools King s College School West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DN t f e w Contact Nicholas Robinson, head; Stephen Cleobury, dir of mus; DJ Higginbotham, registrar. Day boys and girls. Dyslexia centre, 33 peripatetic music teachers. Awards: 22 choristerships worth 67% boarding fees. Age 6 7 at voice trials (Jan). King s College Chapel. Music activities: 2 orchs, wind band, 4 choirs, currently 40 chmbr music groups, comp classes (on networked Sibelius), many concerts and m/ classes. No of pupils: 27 boy boarders; 375 day (boys and girls). Age range: Termly fees: 3080 (pre-prep), 3970 (day), 6155 (boarding), 2055 (choristers). Name of cathedral/ church: King s College Chapel, Cambridge. Kings School Ely Junior School Ely CB7 4DB t f e w Contact N Porter Thaw, dir of mus. Awards: 22 choral scholarships for boys worth 50% fees. Age 8 10 at entry. Scholarships for girl choristers, worth 33% of fees, offered at 13. Bursaries of 33% fees are available to ex-choristers of Ely Cathedral who remain at sr school. Music scholarships at 11, and 13. Music activities: Str ens, br ens, w/wind ens, 3 wind bands, 3 orchs, rcdr consort, gui group, perc ens and quartets, regular tours, 5 choirs, steel band. No of pupils: 22 choristers; 327 nonchoristers. Age range: Name of cathedral/church: Ely Cathedral. King s School Rochester Satis House, Boley Hill, Rochester, Kent ME1 1TE t f e w Contact RP Overend, head; JM Hines, dir of mus. Also pre-prep school for ages 3 8. Awards: A number of choral scholarships for Rochester Cathedral choir for prep-school children. Other awards available. Music activities: Choirs, orchs, bands and wind groups perform in Rochester Cathedral and variety of concerts. Prep school on same site shares music facilities. Rochester Cathedral choristers are drawn from the school. No of pupils: 459 day; 52 boarding; 200 studying inst. Termly fees: 5140 (day), 8335 (boarding). School type: Co-ed. King s St Alban s Mill Street, Worcester WR1 2NJ t e w Contact Richard Bellfield, head; Adrian Lucas, organist and master of the choristers. Awards: 22 choral scholarships worth over 50% fees. Age 7 9, voice trials Dec. Music activities: Concerts, broadcasts and choir tours. No of pupils: 1000 day. Age range: Termly fees: (day). Name of cathedral/church: Worcester Cathedral. Lanesborough Preparatory School Maori Road, Guildford, Surrey GU1 2EL t f e w Contact Clare Turnbull, head; Brian Cotterill, dir of mus; Lisa Gordon, admissions. Jr school of the Royal Grammar School, Guildford. Awards: 18 choral scholarships. Music activities: School choirs (sr & jr), school orch, str orch, ens, rcrd groups; many concerts, music productions, music competitions. Occasional Cathedral choir tours abroad. No of pupils: 21 choristers; 330 non-choristers. Age range: Termly fees: Name of cathedral/church: Guildford Cathedral. Lichfield Cathedral School The Palace, The Close, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7LH t f e school.com w Contact P Allwood, head; N Parrans- Smith, dir of mus. Day and boarding. Awards: Up to 21 choral scholarships worth 50% fees. Age 7 9 at Feb voice trial, or at other times when candidates are ready. Other music scholarships available inc girls choir. Music activities: School orch, wind band, br ens, girls choir. Occasional cathedral choir tours abroad. No of pupils: 18 choristers; 4 probationers; 380 nonchoristers. Age range: Termly fees: (day), (boarding). Name of cathedral/church: Lichfield Cathedral. Lincoln Minster School The Prior Building, Upper Lindum Street, Lincoln LN2 5RW t f e w Contact Mark Wallace (Headmaster), Aric Prentice (Director of Music) Educates boy & girl choristers of Lincoln Cathedral Choir. Awards: Choral scholarships up to 50% fees for boys (x20) & girls (x20) aged Voice trials termly or by arrangement. Also music, sport, art & academic scholarships. Music activities: award-winning Chamber Choir, Jnr Choir, Jnr & Snr Orchestras, Concert Band, Jazz Band, music & drama productions. Assemblies, major termly concerts in Cathedral. 2 1/2 18 yrs. Term fees: Prep: 3639 (day), 6567 (weekly board), 7232 (termly board). Senior: 4159 (day), 7600 (weekly board), 8394 (termly board). Magdalen College School Magdalen College School, Cowley Place, Oxford OX4 1DZ t f e w Contact Helen Pike, Master; Jon Cullen, Dir of Mus; Sophie Langdale, Registrar and Dir of External Relations. MCS is a friendly, inclusive and highly distinctive school in the heart of Oxford. Awards: 16 choral scholarships worth 66% tuition fees; entry age 7 9. Music scholarships; exhibitions and tuition awards for entry into Year 9 and into Sixth Form. Music activities: 3 orchs, string orch, choral soc, madrigal choir, jr choir, sixth form choir, samba band, 2 jazz bands, close harmony groups, perc ens, br and ww ens, numerous chambr ens. No of pupils: 16 choristers; 903 non-choristers. Age range: Boys: Girls: Termly fees: Name of cathedral/ church: Magdalen College Chapel. New College School Savile Rd, Oxford OX1 3UA t f e w Contact NR Gullifer, head; R Poyser, dir of mus. Awards: Chorister places at greatly reduced fees. Age 6 at Sep voice trial. Music activities: Joint concerts with local groups, 2 choirs in school, orch groups, Sat music school, jr str and rcdr groups; individual tuition in most orch insts. No of pupils: 22 choristers; 120 non-choristers. Age range: Termly fees: (day), 1530 (choristers). Name of cathedral/church: New College, Oxford. Polwhele House School Truro, Cornwall TR4 9AE t , also fax e w Contact Alex McCullough, head. Day and weekly boarding. Weekly boarding available for children aged After school care and occasional boarding. Awards: 18 choral scholarships worth 25% tuition fees and free tuition in 1 inst plus 25% boarding fees. Age 7 9; voice trials Jan. Music activities: Rcdrs, chmbr groups, orch, music productions, school choir, ens. No of pupils: 18 choristers; 160 non-choristers. Age range: Boys and girls Name of cathedral/church: Truro Cathedral. Salisbury Cathedral School 1 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 2EQ t f e com w Contact Clive Marriott, head; David Halls, dir of mus Awards: 32 choral scholarships for boys and girls worth 30% of day fee. Voice trials: Jan (boys), Feb (girls). Music activities: Orch, 4 school choirs, many inst ens. No of pupils: 44 choristers and probationers; 150 non-choristers; 164 day; 30 boarding. Age range: Name of cathedral/ church: Salisbury Cathedral. St Edmund s Junior School Canterbury CT2 8HU t f e w Contact Robert Bacon, head; Will Bersey, dir of mus. Day and boarding. Awards: 25 choral scholarships (Canterbury Cathedral choristerships), normally 5 pa, worth 66% fees; music scholarships from age 11. Nov voice trials for under 9s. Music activities: Orch, bands, choirs, chmbr ens and jazz group. No of pupils: 25 choristers; 224 nonchoristers. Age range: Termly fees: 4207 (day), 5472 (weekly boarding), 6005 (full boarding). Name of cathedral/church: Canterbury Cathedral. St George s School Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berks SL4 1QF t f e w Contact Chris McDade, head; Stephen Burrows, dir of mus. Awards: Up to 23 choral scholarship places worth 9525 pa. Age 6 9 at voice trials in Nov and Mar. Choir of Queen s Free Chapel of St George in Windsor Castle. Music activities: Orch, wind band, str orch, school choir, str ens; concerts and musicals. No of pupils: 23 choristers; 364 nonchoristers; 361 day; 26 boarding. Age range: Name of cathedral/ church: St George s Chapel, Windsor. St James School 22 Bargate, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire DN34 4SY t f e w Awards: Choral scholarships for boys worth 50% fees (tenable to age 16). Age 7 11, voice trials by appointment. Academy girls choir scholarships worth 15% fees. Age 8 14, voice trials by appointment. Music activities: Sr and prep school orch, jazz ens, str ens, ww ens, sr school chmbr choir, sr girls choir, close harmony group; also termly concerts and music, art and drama festival. No of pupils: 243. Age range: Name of cathedral/church: St James Church Grimsby. St John s College School 75 Grange Road, Cambridge CB3 9AA t f e w co.uk/grouphomepage. asp?groupid=24207 Contact Kevin L Jones, head; Simon Kirk, dir of mus Co-ed day and boarding. Awards: 20 choral scholarships worth 66% boarding fees. Age under 10 at voice trial. Further bursaries up to full fees available. Music activities: 5 choirs, 30 chmbr ens, concerts a yr. No of pupils: 460. Age range: Termly fees: Name of cathedral/ church: St John s College Chapel. 26 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

27 Specialist Choir Schools St Mary s Music School Coates Hall, 25 Grosvenor Crescent, Edinburgh, Scotland EH12 5EL t f e w Contact Jennifer Rimer, head; Paul Stubbings, dir of mus. Awards: 22 chorister places (up to age 16) with choral scholarships worth up to 50% academic fees; 6 governmentaided places. Boys and girls, 9 13, entry by audition each term. Advisory auditions by arrangement at any time. Music activities: St Mary s choir has many outside engagements, broadcasts, recordings and tours. No of pupils: 22 choristers. Age range: Name of cathedral/church: St Mary s Episcopal Church. St Paul s Cathedral School 2 New Change, London EC4M 9AD t f e w Contact Neil Chippington, Head. Awards: 40 places for boarding choristers. Voice trials held throughout year for boys aged 6 8. Music activities: orchs, ens and chmbr groups; day pupils choirs. All choristers learn 2 insts. No of pupils: 36 boarding choristers; 190 day boys and girls; 62 pre-prep boys and girls. Age range: Name of cathedral/church: St Paul s Cathedral. The Cathedral School Cardiff Rd, Llandaff, Cardiff CF5 2YH t f e w Contact Stephen Morris, head; Michael Hoeg, dir of mus; Pam Critcher, registrar. Awards: Choral scholarships for boys worth 66% of fees, age 7 10 at voice trial. Choral scholarships for girls worth up to 1500 pa, age 7 11 at voice trial. Voice trials for boys and girls held each time. Music activities: Orchs, chmbr orch, ens, choirs and chmbr choir. Professional concerts given and competitions entered. No of pupils: 18 boy choristers, 17 girl choristers, 610 non-choristers. Age range: Termly fees: 1800 (nursery), 2200 (yrs 1 2), 2600 (yrs 3 4), 2950 (yrs 5 6), 3180 (yrs 7 10). Name of cathedral/church: Llandaff Cathedral. The Chorister School Durham DH1 3EL t f e w Contact Yvette Day, head; James Randle, dir of mus; James Lancelot, org & master of the choristers; Katie Randle, registrar. Awards: 23 choral scholarships of 50% boarding fees. Age 7 9 at May, Nov voice trial and by appointment. Music activities: Orch, wind ens, string ens, separate school choir, chapel choir. No of pupils: 185. Age range: Termly fees: (day), 2955 (choristers ), 5650 (boarding). The King s (The Cathedral) School Park Road, Peterborough PE1 2UE t (main); ext. 305 (music dept) f e sch.uk w Contact D Ayling, Headteacher; M Ratcliffe, Director of Music Music activities: 2 choirs, 2 orchestras, jazz ensemble, brass ensembles and 2 concert bands. No of pupils: 43 choristers; 1120 non-choristers. Age range: Name of cathedral/church: Peterborough Cathedral. The King s School Pitt St, Gloucester GL1 2BG t f e w Contact Alistair Macnaughton, head; John Pennington, dir of mus; Sharon Bird, registrar. King s is a successful co-educational independent day school for girls and boys aged 3 18 years. Awards: music, sport, art and performing arts. 20 chorister scholarships, Boys aged 7 10, worth 75% fees during time in choir; generous bursaries available after leaving choir. Music activities: Orch, jr orch, swing band, str group, intermediate str group, choral soc, school choir, madrigal group, str quartet and many other ens. No of pupils: 530. Termly fees: 2,135 5,895. Name of cathedral/church: Gloucester Cathedral. The Minster School Nottingham Road, Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0LG t f e w Awards: Financial assistance available to subsidise transport, meals and inst lessons. Voice trials and inst auditions Mar-Jun, age Music activities: 3 choirs, 2 orchs, 2 concert bands, jazz band, other ens. No of pupils: 12 full choristers, 4 probationers, 1 jr; 1492 non-choristers. Age range: Termly fees: None. Name of cathedral/church: Southwell Minster. The Minster School Deangate, York YO1 7JA t f e w Contact Alex Donaldson, head; Alison Forster, head of mus. Awards: Choral scholarships worth up to 80% of tuition fees. Annual chorister auditions for boys and girls aged under 9. Music activities: Orch, choir, chmbr ens, wind band, str orch. No of pupils: 47 choristers; 127 non-choristers. Age range: Termly fees: (day). Name of cathedral/church: York Minster. The Pilgrims School The Close, Winchester SO23 9LT t f e w Contact Paddy Watson, head; Alan Quadros, dir of mus; Ali Dugdale, admissions. Awards: Choral scholarships min 40% and additional bursaries up to 100%. Music activities: 2 professional choirs, 3 school choirs; full range of orchs, inst groups and tuition. No of pupils: 210. Age range: Name of cathedral/ church: Winchester Cathedral; Winchester Collegiate Chapel. The Prebendal School West Street, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1RT t f e w Contact Lesa Burchell, Head Master s PA & Admissions Secretary. Awards: 18 choral scholarships worth % fees. Age 7 9 at voice trials held whenever a vacancy occurs in the choir. School offers music scholarships worth 50% of fees, awarded annually. Music activities: 3 orchs, 4 choirs, 18 other ens, 20 visiting inst staff. No of pupils: 18 boarding choristers; 140 day, 16 boarding non-choristers. Age range: Termly fees: 2472 (choristers); 3656 (day); 4736 (weekly boarding); 4944 (full boarding). Name of cathedral/church: Chichester Cathedral. Wells Cathedral School The Liberty, Wells, Somerset BA5 2ST t f e com; w Contact Elizabeth Cairncross, head; Nick Wilson, head, jnr school; Dorothy Nancekievill, dir of mus. Awards: Choral scholarships for boys worth 45% of fees. Age between 8 and 10, voice trials Jan. Bursary awards for girl choristers aged 8 10 worth up to 10% of fees; academic scholarships also available which may be up to 100% of fees. Music activities: Tuition in all orch insts, kb, gui and voice; chmbr music, orch coaching and aural training. No of pupils: 18 boy choristers; 20 girl choristers; 641 non-choristers. Age range: Termly fees: Annual fees: 11,265 14,250 (day), 19,545 23,820 (boarding). Name of cathedral/church: Wells Cathedral. Westminster Abbey Choir School Dean s Yard, London SW1P 3NY t f e w Contact Jonathan Milton, head; James Lark, dir of mus; Therese Gordon- Duffy, admissions. Only school in country educating only boy choristers. Awards: 34 places, all for boarding boy choristers. Entry by voice trial held at various times during the year. Generous scholarships from the Dean and Chapter of Westminster. Additional bursaries up to 100% available. Music activities: Westminster Abbey choir and school orch; numerous inst ens. No of pupils: 34. Age range: Termly fees: 2616 (full boarding). Name of cathedral/church: Westminster Abbey. Specialist Schools London Oratory School Seagrave Rd, London SW6 1RX t f e w Contact David McFadden, head; David Terry, dir of mus. Awards: Inst scholarships and bursaries available. Music activities: Choral and inst training, underpinned by RC traditions. Schola undertakes concert and recording work, sings mass at Brompton Oratory on sat during term time and on major feast days throughout the yr; other school activities incl choral society, chmbr Roman Catholic Choir Schools choir, three orchs and concert band. Recent school tours to Paris, Prague, Krakow and USA. No of pupils: 80 jr house; yrs; 360 6th form. Age range: Termly fees: None. Name of cathedral/church: Brompton Oratory. Runnymede St Edward s School North Drive, Sandfield Park, Liverpool L12 1LE t f e w Contact Sally Carter, head; Brenda Bixter, dir of mus; Timothy Noon, dir of cathedral mus. Awards: Age 3 11; voice trials Feb/ Mar. Informal auditions throughout the year, usually while a child is in Y2 3 at primary school. Music activities: Cathedral jr choir for boys; choirs, orch, Big Bash! (music group using recycled collectables), African drumming, singing club. Musical dramatic productions and inst ens. Several concerts and services pa. No of pupils: 270. Age range: Name of cathedral/church: Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool. St John s College College Green, William Nicholls Drive, Cardiff CF3 5YX t f e w Contact Dominic Neville, Director of Choral Music. Cathedral choir website: www. cardiffcathedralchoir.org. Awards: From 10% fees upwards subject to perf at voice trial. Music activities: Cathedral choirs (men and boys, jr girls choir, sr girls choir, chmbr PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

28 Specialist Choir Schools choir consisting of sr boys and girls); concert orch; training orch, br and wind ens; rcdr consort; regular largescale, dramatic productions; outside engagements; broadcasts; recordings; tours. Preparation for Oxbridge choral awards. No of pupils: 510. Age range: Specialist Schools St Martin s Ampleforth Gilling Castle, Gilling East, York YO62 4HP t ; (mus office) f e w Contact Mark O Donnell, head; V Conyngham, head of mus. Awards: Music Scholarships (Choral or Instrumental) are available to children going into Years 6, 7 or 8). Two instruments are required for instrumental scholarships. The standard on first instrument should be at least Grade 4/5. Music activities: Boy trebles provide the top line in the Ampleforth Abbey Schola Cantorum; the Schola SanctiMartini (girls years 5 8) are trained separately and sing at a weekly service in the Abbey church. Opportunity to tour. Orch and various inst ens. No of pupils: 206. Age range: Termly fees: Name of cathedral/church: Ampleforth Abbey. Westminster Cathedral Choir School Ambrosden Ave, London SW1P 1QH t f e choirschool.com w Contact Neil McLaughlan, head; Mark Kennedy, head of music. Day and boarding (choristers only). Awards: Total (maximum) of 30 choral scholarships offered (usually 6 pa), value approx 75% full fees with further remission available in cases of exceptional need. Age (on entry) normally 8; voice trials Dec or Mar or by arrangement for entry usually in Sep. Music activities: Chmbr music, orchs and non-chorister choir. No of pupils: 27 choristers; 120 day. Age range: Termly fees: 4552 (day), 2315 (boarding). Name of cathedral/ church: Westminster Cathedral. 28 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

29 Independent Schools Top music departments Independent Schools Independent Secondary, Preparatory and Junior Schools PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

30 BURGESS HILL GIRLS. IN THE GROOVE burgesshillgirls.com Excellence in Education Since 1906 BRYANSTON Rated excellent in all categories by the Independent Schools Inspectorate Music at Bryanston enjoys an exceptional reputation. It has a unique standing at the very heart of the school academically, socially and spiritually. Inclusion and excellence are core values and pupils perform in an extraordinary range of concerts, recitals and musical groups. Over 600 individual music lessons are taught each week by a specialist team of over 50 teachers in a state-of-the-art music school. Scholarships are available at 13+ and 16+, including a new choral scholarship at 16+, with means-tested bursaries up to the value of 100% of fees. bryanston.co.uk/music Bryanston School, Blandford, Dorset DT11 0PX For more information, please contact the Director of Music, Duncan Emerson, on or f

31 Top music departments Do the dinner party circuit of parents with musical children and you will hear the same handful of names of outstanding schools for music crop up every time. What has given these schools their reputations? Is it the number of choral scholars churned out each year? Or maybe the annual clutch of Grade 8 distinctions? Schools are understandably keen to boast of their practice rooms packed with Steinways, or even their collection of organs to suit every style. But the best facilities in the world are nothing without talented and committed teachers to guide their young charges into the world of music. When you talk to music students at university or a conservatoire, or those who have enjoyed music at school, it s the teaching they mention not the facilities. At Oundle School, near Peterborough, there are currently nine full-time music teachers; four academic staff in addition to a head of keyboard, head of strings, head of woodwind, head of brass and, impressively, a full-time composerin-residence. Some 41 part-time instrumental teachers work at the school and music scholarships are offered at 11+, 13+ and 16+. A recent partnership agreement with the Royal College of Music gives Oundle students access to a wide variety of masterclasses with leading professors at the RCM, as well as opportunities to work alongside fellows and students in concerts and workshops. For those preferring life nearer to London, Trinity School in Croydon and Hampton School in Middlesex offer immense opportunities both to those considering music as a profession or as a life-long interest. Trinity School is part of the Whitgift Foundation, founded in 1596 by John Whitgift, Archbishop of Canterbury. His legacy provides outstanding facilities and an exceptionally extensive range of bursaries and scholarships for students from a wide variety of backgrounds to benefit from an education at Trinity. Unusually, there are four main ages of entry to the school: at 10+ (Year 6), 11+, 13+ and 16. There is a wide range of choirs, bands and orchestras for students: from symphony orchestra to almost big band, close harmony, and groups for individual instruments. Lower and upper sixth are scheduled to carry out a term s volunteering for one afternoon a week, and music students can get involved in planning and teaching music sessions with the children of Castle Hill Autistic Spectrum Disorder Unit using the sixth form music facilities. At Hampton, an independent boys day school in south-west London, every boy is encouraged to fulfil his full musical potential. There are opportunities to perform at every level, nationally and internationally, says the school s website, which notes the department s delight that Hampton is now an all-steinway school. There are music awards and a choral award which is only offered to boys entering the first year and is given in conjunction with the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace, where scholars are choristers of the Chapel Royal. But there is a strong argument for getting children off on the front foot well before secondary school, as Lucy Johnstone-McCarthy, head of music at Baden-Powell and St Peter s Church of England Junior in Poole, would agree. The school won the best school music department prize at the Music Teacher Awards for Excellence in Johnstone-McCarthy says fellow staff and a supportive senior management team have given her the freedom to do so many amazing projects. Music is at the heart of Baden- Powell and St Peter s Junior School, she says. Through music curriculum time and a wide range of extended curricular activities, the children work as musicians and have a detailed understanding of the process of Independent Schools Panaround/TrinitySchool Croydon Students perform at Trinity School, Croydon The Windsor Boys School perform at St John the Baptist Church PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

32 CITY OF LONDON SCHOOL FOR GIRLS Music plays at the heart of school life. Music scholarships are available up to 1,500 per year at Years 7, 9 and 12. This is the ideal environment for young musicians to flourish and make the most of the opportunities available at City. Foremarke Hall, an Independent, Co-Educational Boarding and Day School for children aged 3 to 13 Our thriving music department is supported by: 35 professional musicians offering over 300 lessons a week plus tailored individual music programmes Extensive ensemble provision with many performing opportunities both internal and external Tel: Foremarke Hall, Milton, Derbyshire DE65 6EJ Director of Music, Mrs Susan Bloor GRSM (Hons - Royal Academy of Music) LRAM PGCE Music is a treasured part of the JAGS education Musical Excellence Music and Choral Scholarships available Professional standard Performing Arts Centre Over 20 orchestras, ensembles and choral groups Extensive concert programme at home and abroad Entry at 11, 13 and 16 Contact the Director of Music, Mr Iain Donald: or telephone VISITORS AFTERNOONS throughout the year All begin at 2.30pm and finish at 4.30pm, by appointment (see website for dates) The Music Department draws proudly on its legacy of Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gustav Holst, both past teachers at JAGS. We aim to inspire with our creative learning programmes, to support the intention of instilling a love for music to last a lifetime. All this coupled with the prospect of a brand new Community Music Centre make these exciting times for JAGS Music. At JAGS, we are not only ambitious but inclusive. While we have over thirty visiting music teachers, each girl is encouraged to participate in the wealth of musical experiences on offer, whether or not she takes instrumental lessons: 4 Orchestras 4 Choirs, including the Holst Choir Student-led Gospel Choir Broad strings-based Chamber Music programme Other ensembles such as Jazz Band, Wonderbrass and Recorder Consort. There are music tours and trips, a range of festivals such as PopFest and Friday Night Live, including competitions totalling about thirty musical events each year, some in prestigious London venues. Music Awards are offered to girls entering JAGS at 11 &16 Contact Peter Gritton, Director of Music Or call (0) Hampton School, Hanworth Road, Hampton, Middlesex, TW12 3HD Independent day school for boys aged years

33 Top music departments In performance at Baden-Powell and St Peter s Church of England Junior School music-making. This is achieved by the quality of teaching they experience in their music lessons, and through a dedicated team of instrumental staff and tutors who help them achieve the highest of musical standards for their age. The number and quality of performance opportunities, often in high-profile professional venues, greatly contributes to their understanding of themselves as working musicians, and through our musicals and arts weeks, across artforms. Another finalist at 2014 s Music Teacher Awards for Excellence was Cirencester Kingshill in Gloucestershire. In recognition of the quality of its expressive arts activities, the school has been awarded an Artsmark Gold Award. We look to draw out the musician in each of the students by providing performance tasks that meet the expectations of all of the children, while also drawing them on to unknown terrain, says head of music Guy Guerrini. For example, we might play a wellknown pop song like She Said by Plan B which has straight-forward harmonic language, simple rhythmic ideas, a vocal melody as well as a rap. Students will be taught how to play the song on instruments like guitar, bass, keyboard, drum and ukulele, before choosing their favourite instrument and organising themselves into bands of four, five or six musicians to produce a performance of the song. By the time they leave after their GCSEs, students are able to compose longer pieces of music in the genre of their choice. We have had pop, dubstep, dance, string quartets, flute duets, guitar ensembles and more. Still in the state sector, Windsor Upper Schools, containing a unique and rather exciting music department, comprises two upper schools starting in Year 9 with one for girls and one for boys. I have the privilege and pleasure of leading both music departments under the banner of the Windsor Upper Schools music department, says director of upper school music James Manwaring. Having worked at the Windsor Boys School for a number of years, I felt it would be a natural and sensible move to merge the departments and therefore benefit the musical development of the students. Manwaring is particularly pleased with the impact that music has not just on the school community, but also the wider community and the family of schools in Windsor. Each and every event that takes place at each school is surrounded by music. There is at least one ensemble or choir rehearsal every day, and these can start as early 7.45am. Both boys and girls are prepared to give up huge amounts of their time to rehearse and perform. I guess that really shows how much they love what they do and exactly how much they love being part of the department. The school, I truly believe, is made more alive by the music that we play. It s so good that students in assemblies and at school events can see first-hand how powerful music can be. Individual students benefit because they find an identity in music and a place to belong in the department, Manwaring continues. Playing an instrument or singing is not just a solitary activity with no end goal. It gives the students a sense of purpose within school and also it connects them with a network of like-minded individuals who have the same aspirations. I love seeing new students in September finding music for the first time. It s natural that schools are keen to blow their own trumpets about their achievements and their facilities, but unsolicited accolades from parents perhaps speak more loudly about the true transforming power of music. Only a heart of stone could read this letter from Suzanne and Wayne Jennings at Baden-Powell and St Peter s Junior School and fail to be moved. It was written after a twonight run of Fame at the Lighthouse, Poole s Centre for the Arts, in which a cast of more than a hundred Year 5 and Year 6 children performed, as the culmination of nine months of rehearsals, to sell-out audiences. Throughout Joshua s primary schooling he was never a child that was picked to stand up in front of the school and perform, either reading or at shows. I m not sure if it was because he didn t want to or that he was never a strong reader, but to see him perform so confidently on stage filled us with such pride and made us realise that all children have their butterfly moments where they blossom and really surprise us with what they are capable of. Josh is so much more confident since being involved in the show and that s not something that you can teach children easily they need to step outside of their comfort zones sometimes and do challenging things that will have an impact on them when they are older. Independent Schools PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

34 A tradition of musical excellence LEWESTON Situated just outside Sherborne in 46 acres of beautiful Dorset parkland, Leweston School offers a challenging and inspiring education to girls aged 3 months to 18 years and boys aged 3 months to 8 years. At The Portsmouth Grammar School we have a long-standing tradition of musical excellence. The school has over 40 ensembles and holds more than 60 concerts a year. The school also has a distinctive tradition of commissioning new music giving our pupils the chance to work with living composers and being very much part of the creative process. To find out more about music at The Portsmouth Grammar School and the music scholarships available at 13+ and 16+ please contact our Director of Music, Mr Sam Gladstone. please call us on or visit Leweston offers outstanding musical opportunities including private lessons in 20 different instruments taught by specialist musicians, Choral Society, full Symphony Orchestra, Training Orchestra, Schola Cantorum and Jazz Band. Music Scholarships are offered at 11+, 12+, 13+ and Sixth Form. Full and weekly boarding options for girls aged 7 and upwards are available and local transport links are provided for day pupils. For more information please contact the Admissions Team on or A Catholic Foundation which welcomes pupils of all denominations Leweston School Trust is a registered charity number

35 Independent Secondary, Preparatory and Junior Schools East Aldenham School Elstree, Hertfordshire WD6 3AJ t f e w Contact JC Fowler, head; J Wyatt, dir of mus. Awards: Music scholarships available. Music activities: School orch, regular concerts, concert visits, music tours, chapel choir, cantabile choir, br ens, wind band, str quartet, music tech, guest recitals, lunchtime concerts. Music facilities: Mus school with recital room, rec studio, fullyequippped imac classroom, mus tech room, 7 practice rooms. No of pupils: 426 day; 119 boarding; 140 studying inst. Termly fees: 4,669-6,663 (day), 6,431-9,707 (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Bancroft s School High Road, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 0RF t f e w Contact Mary Ireland, head; R.M. Bluff, dir of mus; A Baum, dir of mus (prep); S Wallis, admissions registrar. Awards: 2 music scholarships covering up to 50% of fees, plus tuition on one instrument may be awarded at age 11; 2 6th form music scholarships covering up to 50% of fees, plus tuition on one instrument also available at age 16. Music activities: 3 orchs, 7 choirs, inst ens, swing band, 2 wind bands, soul band and concert band. No of pupils: 1105 day; 500 studying inst. Termly fees: 4,228 5,192. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Bedford Girls School Cardington Road, Bedford MK42 0BX t e co.uk; w Bedford Girls School is a vibrant independent day school for girls aged Formed by the merger of two distinct and respected Harpur Trust girls schools: Dame Alice Harpur School and Bedford High School for Girls. Since our foundation, we have built firmly upon their rich heritage and are working towards our ambition to become one of the country s foremost and respected girls schools. Bedford School De Parys Ave, Bedford, Bedfordshire MK40 2TU t f e w Contact James Hodgson, head; Jonathan Sanders, dir of mus; Vanessa Hicks, admissions dir. Awards: music, art, drama, academic & sport awards for boys aged 13 & 16. Music activities: 3 orchs, 3 bands, Independent Schools choral society, chapel choir; also str quartets, chmbr ens and music club, tours and broadcasts. Also a prep school, with 2 orchs, choirs, rcdr groups and inst tuition. Music facilities: Dedicated music school with teaching, rehearsal and practice rooms; recording and radio studios, recital and concert halls; school chapel. No of pupils: 1060 day and boarding; 600 studying inst. Termly fees: 3,799-5,862 (day), 6,444-9,587 (weekly boarding), 6,761-9,915 (boarding). Age range: School type: Boys. Bishop s Stortford College 10 Maze Green Road, Bishop s Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 2PJ t f e college.org w Contact Andrew Bruce, dir of mus; Marie-Louise Gough, admissions (13 18). Awards: Music scholarships and possible additional bursaries offered at Y9 (13) and sixth form entry. Music activities: Orch, choral society, chapel choir, chmbr choir, wind band, dance band, str orch, str quartets, etc. Music facilities: Purpose-built music centre with a recital room, music studio, 14 teaching rooms and several individual practice rooms. Two Yamaha concert grand pnos and a 2-manual pipe org. No of sr school pupils: 434 day; 160 boarding. Termly fees: (day), (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Brentwood School Brentwood School, Middleton Hall Lane, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8EE t f e sch.uk w Contact Ian Davies, headmaster; Hilary Khoo, dir of mus. School uses Diamond Model. Girls & boys taught tog to 11, sep & tog in 6th Form. Music schs awarded. Orchs, big band, chapel choir, choral soc; br, gui, str ens; maj concerts & recitals, house music, recordings. Huddleston building Steinway Gr Pno, 4 classrooms, Sibelius 6 Suite, 8 practice rooms, instr storage; Auditorium Bosendorfer Gr Pno, seats 450; Memorial Hall seats manual Gern pipe organ; Courage Hall seats 750; Chapel 2-manual pipe organ. Pupils: 412 Prep; 1124 Senior & 6th Form; 69 Boarding. Fees: Day Boys/Girls, 6,399 16,635pa; Boarding, 32,649pa. Chigwell School High Road, Chigwell, Essex IG7 6QF t /5745 (mus dept) f e w Contact ME Punt, head; HJG Ebden, dir of mus. Pre Prep school and Prep school is Chigwell Junior School at same address. Awards: Major awards offered each yr to pupils at 11, 13 and 16. Generous scholarships, inc free tuition on 2 insts are awarded annually to instrumentalists and singers. Music activities: 3 orchs, 2 wind bands, big band, 8 choirs. Music facilities: Dedicated mus school. No of pupils: 850 day and boarding in 6th form; 333 studying inst. Termly fees: 3,215-5,115 (day); 8,560 (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Culford School Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP28 6TX t f e w Contact Julian F Johnson-Munday, head; Karen Tompkinson, registrar; James Recknell, dir of mus. Awards: Music scholarships and exhibitions; HM Forces allowances. Music activities: Orchs, groups, ens, choirs, music productions. Music facilities: Newly refurbished music school, 4 performance venues, classrooms and practice rooms. No of pupils: 450 day; 200 boarding. Termly fees: 2,830 5,780 (day); 6,760 8,860 (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Felsted School Felsted, Essex CM6 3LL t f e w Contact Michael Walker, head; James Lowry, dir of mus. Awards: Scholarships of up to 20%, with free tuition in 2 insts, at age 11, 13 and 6th form. Approx gr 5 6 on pno, org or orch inst with 2nd inst (voice preferred); awards may be supplemented up to 100% subject to means testing. Music activities: Orch, str orch, chapel choir (cathedral visits), concert choir (with local schools), vocal ens, jazz and concert bands, chmbr music, annual inst competitions, annual professional subscription concert series. No of pupils: 516 day and boarding; 350 studying inst. Termly fees: 7,195 (day); 9,995 (weekly); 10,595 (full boarder). School type: Co-ed. Finborough School The Hall, Great Finsborough, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 3EF t f e w Contact Mr James Sinclair, Principal No of pupils: 260. Age range: Framlingham College College Road, Framlingham, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13 9EY t f e w Contact Paul Taylor, head; Tim Rhodes, dir of mus; Emma Rutterford, admissions registrar. Awards: Music scholarships awarded at 11, 13 and 16 and are worth a maximum of 30% of tuition fees. Termly fees: 5, (day); 9, (boarding). Age range: Friends School Mount Pleasant Road, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 3EB t f e w Contact Anna Chaudhri, head. Termly fees: 5,240 5,465 (day); 7,290 8,915 (boarding). School type: Co-ed. Gosfield School Cut Hedge Park, Halstead Road, Gosfield, Halstead, Essex CO9 1PF t f e w Termly fees: 4,110 4,840 (day); 5,995 6,995 (boarding). School type: Co-ed. Haberdashers Aske s Boys School Butterfly Lane, Elstree, Herts WD6 3AF t f e w Contact PB Hamilton, head; Christopher Muhley, dir of mus. Awards: Several scholarships may be awarded at age 11 and 13 for free tuition in 1 inst and one up to 50% remission of fees. All scholars are also eligible to apply for means-tested bursary support. Choral or inst ability may be offered. Music activities: 5 choirs, 4 orchs, 2 jazz bands, 3 br ens, 3 wind bands, 4 rcdr groups, chmbr groups. No of pupils: 1300 day; 600 studying inst. Termly fees: 4,438 5,887. School type: boys. Haileybury Haileybury, Hertford, Hertfordshire SG13 7NU t f e w Contact Michael Gatenby, Chairman of Governors. Awards: Available at 11, 13 and 16 entry. Free tuition in up to 3 instruments. Scholarship value up to 40% fees with additional bursary up to 100%. Auditions in Nov (16 ) and Jan/Feb (11 /13 ). Min standards: gr 4/5 (11 ), gr 5/6 (13 ), gr 7/8 (16 ). Music activities: 4 choirs, choral society, 2 orchs, 2 wind bands, 3 jazz bands, ens groups. Concerts, recitals and musicals, overseas tours, annual concert in London. Music tech studio. Outstanding 1997 Klais org. No of pupils: 750 d&b. Termly fees: 6,373 10,046 (boarding); 5,014 Independent Schools PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

36 Independent Secondary, Preparatory and Junior Schools Independent Schools 7,546 (day). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Hethersett Old Hall School Norwich Road, Hethersett, Norwich, Norfolk NR9 3DW t f e w Contact SG Crump, head; K Greene, head of mus; K Borrer, registrar. Age range: 4 18 (co-ed from 4 11). Termly fees: (day); 3990 extra to board. School type: Girls. Hockerill Anglo-European College Dunmow Road, Bishop s Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 5HX t f e w Academic curriculum based on the IB s middle years and diploma programmes. Music activities: 9 musical ens, private tuition available on 19 insts, high quality music facilities inc soundproofed practice rooms. Termly fees: Day places are free, paid for by government grants; annual boarding fees 6,036 (day), 11,331 14,400 (weekly), 12,231 15,330 (full) in yrs Age range: School type: Co-ed. Immanuel College Elstree Road, Bushey, Herts WD23 4EB t f e w Contact Charles Dormer, head. Awards: Awards available to new Year 7 entrants to the School. Each music scholarship is worth 2000 annually and provides free tuition in the candidate s principal inst. School type: Boys and girls aged 4 19 years. Ipswich High School for Girls Girls Day School Trust, 100 Rochester Row, London SW1P 1JP t f e w Contact Elaine Purves, head; Kaye Extance, dir of mus. Awards: Awards of up to 25% fees at 11 and 16. Music activities: 2 orchs, wind band, str orch, jr orch, baroque str orch, 4 choirs and many other smaller ens. Concert at Snape, opera/ musical, regular school concerts, music competition, carol service, live music in assembly, lunchtime concerts. No of pupils: 700 day; 350 studying inst. Termly fees: 2,613 4,107. School type: Girls. Ipswich School Henley Rd, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 3SG t f e w Contact NJ Weaver, head; S Parry, dir of mus; YM Morton, director of admissions. Awards: Music Scholarships at 11, 13 and 16. Music activities: 2 orchs, big band, chmbr orch, chapel chr etc. Regular performances. New Music School opened October Music festival and concert at Snape Maltings. Music facilities: Teaching & practice rooms, large rehearsal room, kb lab and ict suite. Concert hall & recital room. 2 grand pnos, a Steinway and a Grotrian Steinweg. No of pupils: 1053 day; 44 boarding. Termly fees: (day/yr 1 13), (boarding/yr 7 13). Age range: 2 18; nursery also available. School type: Co-ed. Langley School Langley Park, Loddon, Norfolk NR14 6BJ t f e w Contact D Findlay, head; Andrew Stratford, dir of mus. Awards: 7 music scholarships of up to 50% fees are available. No age limit. Exams in Feb, entry by end of Jan. Gr 7 for 6th form, gr 3 at age 10. Occasional bursaries. Music activities: Choir, chmbr choir, choral society, orch, dixieland jazz band, wind band and ens, gui ens, regular concerts and recitals, musicals, Prom in the park, tours abroad (incl the Montreux jazz festival in 2009). No of pupils: 390 day; 121 boarding; 210 studying inst. Termly fees: 4,614 (day); 7,822 (weekly boarding); 9,376 (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. New Hall School The Avenue, Boreham, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 3HS t f e w Contact K Jeffrey, head; Andrew Fardell, head of mus. Awards: 6th form music award. 11 music scholarship. 13 music scholarship. Music activities: School choirs, sr and jr orchs, wind ens, jazz groups, rock groups. Professional concerts. International choir tours. No of pupils: 450 day; 115 boarding; 375 prep school; 450 studying inst. Termly fees: 5,360 5,739 (day), 7,826 8,211 (boarding). Flexi-boarding available. School type: Co-ed. Norwich High School for Girls GDST 95 Newmarket Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 2HU t f e w Contact J Morrow, head; H Welland, dir of mus. Awards: Music scholarships or bursaries each year on entry to the sr school at 11 and to the 6th form, subject to a suitable standard being reached. The scholarship represents remission of a percentage of the academic fees. Music activities: 3 orchs, wind band, br group, 4 choirs, chmbr choir and music. Choral concerts in Norwich Cathedral, European tours, plus many other concerts and activities. No of pupils: 860 day; 300 studying inst. Termly fees: 3,283 (jr), 4,320 (sr). Age range: School type: Girls. Norwich School 71a The Close, Norwich, Norfolk NR1 4DD t f e w Contact SDA Griffiths, head; Richard Allain, dir of mus. Awards: 20% scholarship and help with instrumental tuition fees. Music activities: Orchs, bands, choirs and a strong emphasis on inclusivity. Annual house music festival. Music into the community. No of pupils: 172 jr school; 848 sr school. Termly fees: 4,367 4,793. School type: Co-ed. Oundle School Oundle, Peterborough PE8 4GH t f e w Contact C Bush, head. Awards: 10 major scholarships; up to 30% fees, plus additional music exhibitions, awards and bursaries. Age under 14 on 1 Sep. Music activities: Partnership with Royal College of Music. Over 40 activities inc chapel choir, schola cantorum, music society, 3 orchs, 2 jazz bands; str, wind, br and pno ens; contefgmporary music ens, RocSoc, electronic music studios. Music facilities: Music school, chapel with Frobenius org, Great Hall with Steinway D pno. No of pupils: 1150 day and boarding; 640 studying inst. Termly fees: 5, ; 8,115 10,720 (boarders). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Princess Helena College Preston, Hertfordshire SG4 7RT t f e w Contact Jo-Anne Duncan, head; Cynthia Neaum, dir of mus. Awards: Available at 11, 12, 13 and 6th form entry. Candidates should be gr 4 on main inst at 11 and 12; gr 6 at 13 and 6th form. Music activities: Orchs, sr and jr choirs, chmbr choir, jazz ens, rcdr consort, fl ens, wind ens. No of pupils: 220 day and boarding; 120 studying inst. Termly fees: 5,075 6,195 (day); 7,235 8,995 (boarders). Age range: School type: Girls. Queenswood School Shepherd s Way, Brookmans Park, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL9 6NS t f e w Contact Pauline Edgar, principal; Jonathan Dobson, dir of mus; Christos Kokkinos, asst dir of mus; Rhian Paris, music admin. Awards: Music scholarships offered at 11, 13 and 16 form entry, honorary with up to 30 free music lessons a year; means-tested bursaries available. Music activities: 5 choirs, orch, training orch, wind band, fl group, perc ens, str ens, pno duets and str quartets. Annual upper and lower singing competitions, pno competition, Q musician of the year, house music festival, professional and pupil concert series. No of pupils: 180 day; 210 boarding; 260 studying inst or voice. Termly fees: 9,650 10,750 (boarding); 6,800 8,150 (day). Age range: School type: Girls. Saint Felix School Southwold, Suffolk IP18 6SD t f e w Contact David Ward, head; Andrew Jenkins, dir of mus. Awards: Inst/singing scholarships for age 9. Music activities: Chmbr orch, inst ens, choral society, chapel choir, str orchs and ens. No of pupils: 454 day & boarding. Termly fees: (day), (weekly boarding), (full boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. St Albans High School for Girls 3 Townsend Ave, St Albans AL1 3SJ t f e w Contact Dr Nigel Springthorpe, dir of mus.; Jenny Brown, Head; Awards: 3 6 music scholarships at 11 entry. Music activities: 4 orchs, 3 bands, 10 other ens, 5 choirs, choral society (joint with St Albans School). Three full-time and two part-time teachers of class music; music admin, head of kbd. and 26 visiting instrumental staff; No of pupils: 975 day; 515 studying inst. Termly fees: (jr school); 5150 (sr school). Age range: School type: Girls. St Columba s College St Columba s College, King Harry Lane, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 4AW t f e org w Contact D Buxton, head; Mrs P MacKenzie, dir of mus Awards: Major and minor scholarships at 11 and 13. Music activities: Choirs, bell choirs, jazz bands, ens, orchs. No of pupils: 225 day prep; 625 day college; 200 studying inst. Termly fees: 3,234 4,621. Age range: School type: Boys. St Edmund s College and St Hugh s School Old Hall Green, Ware, Herts SG11 1DS t f e w Awards: Music scholarships and music exhibitions available (yr 7 and 6th form). Music activities: School orch, chapel choir, jazz band, Schola Cantorum, various wind and str ens. ABRSM, Trinity Guildhall, LCM inst, Rock School and LAMDA exams. No of pupils: 803; 300 studying insts. Termly fees: 3,315 5,238 (day), 6,944 7,905 (weekly boarding), 7,728 8,836 (full boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. St Joseph s College Belstead Road, Ipswich IP2 9DR t f e 36 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

37 Independent Secondary, Preparatory and Junior Schools w Contact Sian Grant, head; Lucy Bloore, dir of mus. Awards: Available at 11 (min gr 3) and 16 (gr 6). Music activities: 2 orchs, various choirs, jazz band, chmbr ens, rock groups, samba band, musical theatre productions, Mus Tech offered at AS/A2. No of pupils: 450 day; 100 boarding; 180 studying inst. Termly fees: 1,685 4,365 (day); 6,965 7,615 (weekly); 7,295 9,420 (boarding). St Margaret s Bushey Merry Hill Rd, Bushey, Hertfordshire WD23 1DT t f e sch.uk w Contact L Crighton, head; I Hope, dir of mus; G Morris, admissions sec. Awards: Music scholarships and exhibitions available at 16 and 11. Music activities: Chapel choir, chmbr choir, lower school choir, prep orch, jr orch, sr orch, Kodaly str scheme in infants dept. No of pupils: 450 day and boarding inc infant and prep dept. Termly fees: 3,222 5,079 (day), 8,169 (weekly boarding), 9,519 (full boarding). Age range: School type: Girls. St Mary s Cambridge Bateman Street, Cambridge CB2 1LY t (snr school); (jnr) f e w Contact Charlotte Avery, head; Emma Levy, dir of mus; Michelle Bottomley, marketing and admissions. Awards: Music scholarships awarded for entry into Years 3, 7, 9 and 12. Music activities: Year 7 choir, whole sr sch choir, chmbr choir, training wind band, concert band, training orch, sr orch, jazz band, various chmbr ens; jr choir, jr inst ens. No of pupils: 176 day jr, 418 day sr; 84 boarding (sr only). Termly fees: 2,868 4,638 (day); 8,525 (weekly boarding); 9,902 (full boarding).age range: School type: Girls. Stamford High School Stamford High School, St. Matin s Street, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2LL t f e w watch?v=ywupu6ptqqi. Contact Mr Stephen Roberts (Principal). Stamford Endowed Schools has a history of academic excellence and a rich variety of extra-curricular opportunities. Music is at the heart of the Schools, both as a curricular subject and beyond the classroom. There are many orchestras, choir, band and ensembles which perform at regular concerts. The Schools have a tradition of encouraging access to pupils of all backgrounds and are keen to nurture talent. For this reason, there are a number of music scholarships available. Stamford School Brazenose House, St. Paul s Street, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2BE t f e w com/watch?v=ywupu6ptqqi. Contact Mr Stephen Roberts (Principal). Stamford Endowed Schools has a history of academic excellence and a rich variety of extra-curricular opportunities. Music is at the heart of the Schools, both as a curricular subject and beyond the classroom. There are many orchestras, choir, band and ensembles which perform at regular concerts. The Schools have a tradition of encouraging access to pupils of all backgrounds and are keen to nurture talent. For this reason, there are a number of music scholarships available. The Haberdashers Aske s School for Girls Haberdashers Hall, 18 West Smithfield, London EC1A 9HQ t f e w Contact EJ Radice, head; AJ Phillips, dir of mus; L Devine, admissions. Awards: Music scholarship for entry at age 11. Music activities: 3 orchs, chmbr orch, 3 wind bands, jazz band, choral society, 5 choirs and various ens. No of pupils: 1140 day; 600 studying inst in school (75% study at least one inst). Termly fees: 4,507 5,172. Age range: School type: Girls. The King s School Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4EW t f e w Contact Sue Freestone, head; Dr Martin Leigh, dir of mus. Awards: Five music scholarships up to 25% tuition fee (15% in Junior School). Scholars get up to 2 free inst and/or vocal lessons. Up to 4 music exhibitions giving free tuition on up to 2 insts, one must be orch. 2 hon music exhibitions, carrying no financial remission. Ex-Ely Cathedral boy choristers and members of Ely Cathedral Girls Choir receive 33% off the Senior School boarding fee. More means-tested bursaries available. 11 and 6th form awards available, inc choral and org scholarships in conjunction with Ely Cathedral. Age range: Termly fees: 2,799 6,415. School type: Co-ed. The Leys School Trumpington Rd, Cambridge CB2 7AD t f e w Contact Martin Priestley, head; Rob Hall, dir of mus. Awards: Index-linked music scholarships, value up to 30% fees. Age under 14 on 31 Jul (for prep school candidates); good gr 5 or above but potential important. 6th form awards for boys and girls; gr 7 or above in at least one inst. Music activities: Choirs, orchs, bands, jazz band and chmbr ens; various annual music competitions. No of pupils: 540 day and boarding; 170 studying inst. Termly fees: 4,850 6,715 (day); 7,315 10,045 (boarding). School type: Co-ed. The Perse Upper School Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8QF t f e w Contact Edward Elliott, head; GA Richards, dir of mus; CE Brown, dir of comms. Awards: Music scholarships at 11, 13, 16. Music activities: c. 50 chmbr groups, choirs, orch, str orch, wind bands, jazz group, swing band, br bands, org. No of pupils: 1007; c 400 studying insts. Termly fees: 4,661 (prep); 5,141 (upper). Age range: School type: Co-ed. The Peterborough School Thorpe Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE3 6AP t e co.uk w co.uk Contact AD Meadows, head. Awards: Music scholarship available to pupils entering yr 7. Termly fees: 3,298 4,707. School type: co-ed. The Royal Hospital School The Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, Ipswich, Suffolk IP9 2RX t f e org; w Contact William Saunders, Director of Music; Alice Reidy, Head of Academic Music, Richard Harvey, Bandmaster. Set in 200 acres of Suffolk countryside just one hour from London, the Royal Hospital School offers exceptional academic and extra-curricular provision for girls and boys aged up to 18 years. With high quality, enthusiastic teaching, excellent resources and dedicated tutorial support, pupils are encouraged to aim high and achieve their personal best. The School is renown for its musical tradition and has superb facilities for both performance and teaching. The Stephen Perse Foundation Union Road, Cambridge CB2 1HF t f e w Contact Matthew Rudd, director of music. Awards: Two Scholarships of 10% of fees at 11 and 13 and exhibitions covering instrumental tuition. Sixth Form Music Scholarships and Exhibitions. Musical Activities: symphony orch, chmbr orch, concert orch, big band, The Singers, chmbr choir, middle school choir, yr 7 choir and numerous chmbr mus groups. Music facilities: A purpose-built music wing. The brand new school hall is a particularly fine venue for larger concerts. No of pupils: 800. Termly fees: 3,635-5,170. Age range: School type: Independent Day, Girls only 7 16, co-ed Pre-Prep and Sixth Form. Thetford Grammar School Bridge Street, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 3AF t f e w Contact Gareth Price, head; JM Huntingdon, dir of mus. Awards: Entrance scholarships (inc mus scholarships) at 11. Music activities: Choirs, ens, inst teaching and voice coaching. No of pupils: 310 day, 147 studying inst. Termly fees: School type: Co-ed. Wisbech Grammar School 47 North Brink, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire PE13 1JX t f e w Contact NJG Hammond, head; JG Fitzsimmons, head of mus. Awards: Means-tested bursaries are available. Music activities: Orch, wind band, swing band, steel band; str, br, fl, cl, sax ens. Sr, lower school, boys and chmbr choirs. Modern music w/ shop; annual school musical; house competitions. No of pupils: 689; 110 studying inst/singing. Termly fees: 2,840 4,040. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Woodbridge School Burkitt Road, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 4JH t f e sch.uk w Contact Neil Tetley, head; Rachael Woodmansee, admissions offr; John R Penny, dir of mus. Prep school is The Abbey, Church St, Woodbridge. Tel: Awards: Music scholarships and bursaries at 11, 13, 16. Music activities: 15 different orchs/ens performing 60 concerts each year. No of pupils: 620 day and boarding; 250 studying inst. Senior Schools Termly fees: 4,697 5,083 (day), 9,422 (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. London Alleyn s School Townley Road, Dulwich, London SE22 8SU t f e w twitter.com/alleynsmusic. Contact G Savage, Headmaster; C Dearmer, DoM; L Mawer, Admissions. Alleyn s is a co-educational independent day school in South London with over 1000 pupils aged Music Scholarships and Bursaries are available upon entry into Y7, Y9 and Y12. Exhibitions are also available, offering free instrumental tuition. Typical Award Independent Schools PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

38 Independent Secondary, Preparatory and Junior Schools Independent Schools candidates would present two instruments; at entry into Y7/Y9, the principal instrument would be of grade 5 6 standard, and for Y12 grade 7 8. Visit the school website for further infomation on musical opportunities. Ashbourne Independent Sixth Form College 17 Old Court Place, Kensington, London W8 4PL t f e w Contact Ms Shaheena Teeluck, head of admissions. Awards: Music scholarships available Music activities: Ashbourne s annual Revue a performance at Christmas of Drama, Music and Fashion involving most Ashbourne students. Ashbourne Choir, regular trips to the concerts, operas and theatres of London. Music facilities: Large music classroom and practice area with pno, kb and state of the art computer software, inc recording facilities. No of pupils: On average 200. Termly fees: Age range: School type: Co-ed. Bishop Challoner School 228 Bromley Rd, Shortlands, Bromley, Kent BR2 0BS t f e w Contact Karen Barry, head. Awards: Music scholarships are based on a pupil reaching at least grade 3 and passing an audition held by the Head of Music; most are worth up to 25% of fees. Termly fees: 2,493 (reception); 2,765 (jr); 3,456 (sr). Age range: Blackheath High School GDST Vanbrugh Park, London SE3 7AG t f e w Contact Lisa Laws, head. Awards: Scholarships for music are awarded at 11; bursaries are available to top up the value. No of pupils: 650. Termly fees: 3,005 4,693. Age range: 0 11 (co-ed); (girls). Bromley High School GDST Bromley High School, Blackbrook Lane, Bromley, Kent BR1 2TW t ; (mus school) f e w Contact Angela Drew, Headmistress; Mrs A M Drew, BA, MBA; Mrs C Dickerson, BA (Anglia), Head of jr school; Ms C Daniel, MA (London), dir of mus, sr school. Awards: Music scholarship awarded at music scholarships may be awarded plus awards which pay for inst tuition in the 6th Form. Music Scholars must pass the entrance exam and audition. Candidates audition on two insts with min standard of Grade 4/5 at 11 (Grade 6 at 16 ) on main inst. Outstanding candidates on one inst considered. Music facilities: 9 practice rooms, 2 teaching rooms, octagonal recital room, school hall with Grotrian Steinweg grand pno, 2 imac Music Tech Suites. No of pupils: 900 day. Termly fees: Jr 4,285 and Sr 5,314. Age range: School type: Girls. Buckingham College School Hindes Road, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 1SH t f e w Contact Simon Larter, head. Termly fees: 3,315 3,845. Channing School The Bank, Highgate, London N6 5HF t e w Contact BM Elliott, head. Awards: Music and academic awards may be offered on entry to the school, worth 10 50% of fees; also discretionary awards which can be made at any time. Termly fees: City of London School Queen Victoria St, London EC4V 3AL t f e w Contact Sarah Fletcher, Head; Paul Harrison, Director of Music; David Heminway, Director of Admissions. Awards: Scholarships and awards. Music activities: First and second orchs, big band, wind band, intermediate wind ens, jr wind, br and str ens, full choir, chmbr choir, jr choir, early music ens. Music facilities: 2 perf auditoria, 9 reh rooms, 1 technology suite. No of pupils: 900 day. Termly fees: Termly music lessons: 212. Age range: School type: Boys. City of London School for Girls St Giles Terrace, Barbican, London EC2Y 8BB t f e w Contact Ena Harrop (Headmistress), S Berryman (Director of Music), R Kearney (Admissions Officer). Awards: The Corporation Music Scholarships and awards as well as the joint scholarships with GSMD. Fees of up to 100% are awarded annually 6th form entrants. Music activities: Sr orch, jr orch, prep dept orch, swing band, chmbr groups, str quartets, jr choir, sr choir, madrigal group, rcdr group, jazz group, training band, barbershop group. Other activities inc concerts with the Bach Choir, City Livery Co events, plus activities with City of London School for Boys and GSMD. No of pupils: 729 pupils; ~350 studying inst. Termly fees: 5,352. Age range: School type: Girls. Colfe s School Horn Park Lane, London SE12 8AW t f e w Contact Richard Russell, head; Moira Hayward, dir of mus. Awards: Music scholarships, exhibitions and bursaries are awarded based on potential as well as ability. Value up to 50% fees and free inst tuition for entry at age 11 and 6th form. Music activities: School orch, chmbr orch, sr and jr strs, br ens, concert band, school choir, chmbr choir, house music competitions; music tours, musical productions and frequent recitals in the newly-opened recital hall. No of pupils: 1070 day (inc prep, nursery and pre-prep); 220 studying inst. Termly fees: 3,609 4,917. Croydon High School Old Farleigh Rd, Selsdon, South Croydon CR2 8YB t f e w Contact Z Braganza, head; E Cohen, dir of mus. Awards: Up to 2 music scholarships at entry to year 7. Jacqueline du Pre music award (6th form). Music activities: 4 orchs, choirs for all age groups, chmbr choir, str chmbr orch, wind band, br ens, jazz group, chmbr ens. Biennial music tours abroad, choral works with visiting tenors and basses from neighbouring schools. Music shows and operas frequently produced. No of pupils: 708 day. Termly fees: 1,392 2,923 (nursery); 3,785 (jr); 4,818 4,633 (sr). Dulwich College Dulwich Common, London SE21 7LD t / e w Contact JAF Spence, master; RG Mayo, dir of mus. Awards: Scholarships of up to 33% fees with free inst tuition. Age under 14 on 1 Sep; gr 5 (age 11), gr 6 7 (age 12 14) required. Orch insts preferred. 6th form scholarship also available and a number of choral awards. Music activities: 3 orchs, 2 wind bands, 5 choirs, chmbr ens, 2 big bands. Concerts at Cadogan Hall and St John s Smith Square. Scheme for free loan of fine vns. Free tuition in vn and va to all at age 8. No of pupils: 1541 day and boarding; 680 study inst. Termly fees: (From September 2015) 6,077 (day), 12,684 (boarding). Age range: School type: Boys. Eltham College Eltham College, Grove Park Road, Mottingham, London SE9 4QF t f e w Contact Mr Guy Sanderson, Headmaster; Mrs Laura Oldfield, Director of Music; Mrs Caro St. Clair- Charles, Registrar. Awards: Up to three scholarships plus exhibitions offered at 11, 13 and 16 entry (value up to 50% fees). Music activities: College choir, college trebles, chamber choir, consort group, choral society, symphony orchestra, 1st and 2nd string orchestras, concert band, training band, Eltham Brass, jazz orchestra, RnB band, junior school choirs, orchestras, ensembles and quintets; also chamber groups including clarinet & flute ensembles, string quartets, percussion groups, saxophone quartet, guitar groups, jazz and rock bands. Music facilities: Dedicated Music School and facilities. Emanuel School Emanuel School, Battersea Rise, London SW11 1HS t f e w Contact Mark Hanley-Browne, head; JS Holmes, dir of mus. Awards: Up to 6 music scholarships of up to 50% fees at ages 11, 13 and 16, together with free music tuition on 2 insts. Music activities: Chapel choir, parents choir, orchs, big band, jazz and chmbr groups. Major concerts each term, annual musical, annual choir tour. No of pupils: 700 day; 300 studying inst. Termly fees: Age range: School type: Co-ed. Farrington s School Mrs Catherine James, Headmistress, Farringtons School, Perry Street, Chislehurst, Kent BR7 6LR t f e w Awards: Music Scholarships awarded at 11. Candidates are expected to perform on at least 1 inst and should be approaching grade 5 standard. An audition will usually consist of a prepared piece, sight reading and aural tests. Music activities: Choir, orch, inter-house competitions and events. Music facilities: Music suite with 7 practice rooms, each with pno; music tech facilities. Termly fees: 4,520 (day); 8,510 (weekly); 9,040 (full boarder). Forest School Forest School, Snaresbrook, London E17 3PY t f e w Contact Iain McGregor, Dir of Music. Pupils aged 4 18 with boys and girls taught separately between the ages of 7 16, but music and other co-curricular activities are coeducational. Awards: Music Scholarships of up to 50% fees offered to students age 11 or 16. Two instruments (which can inc voice) should be offered. Music activities: Orchs and choirs, musical plays, etc. Music facilities: four classrooms, 12 teaching rooms, recital room and Great Hall. No of pupils: 1350 day; 750 studying inst. Termly fees: 5,445. Francis Holland School 39 Graham Terrace, London SW1W 8JF t f e w Contact Jane Ruthven, registrar. Awards: One 11 and on 16 music scholarship is available each year, up to a value of 25% fees. Termly 38 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

39 Independent Secondary, Preparatory and Junior Schools fees: 5,450 6,150. Age range: School type: Girls. Hampton School Hampton School, Hanworth Road, Hampton, Middlesex TW12 3HD t f e w Contact K Knibbs, head; Iain Donald, dir of mus. School sets own entrance examination. Awards: Scholarships at ages 11 and 13. Gr 4 at 11, gr 5 at 13 expected on 1st inst. 2nd inst can inc voice/comp. 1 choral scholarship with the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace. Music activities: Orch, chmbr orch, sinfonia, choral society, choir, jazz band, chmbr music, str quartets; fl, ob, cl, gui ens. Extensive concert programme, tours, regular orch exchange with Konstanz, Germany, annual musical production. Music facilities: performing arts centre opened in No of pupils: 1282 day. Termly fees: 5,850. Age range: School type: Boys. Harrow School Harrow School, 5 High Street, Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex HA1 3HP t f e w Contact Jim Hawkins, Head Master; David Woodcock, Director of Music. Full-boarding, all-boys school in NW London. Music scholarships have max value of 5% fees. Meanstested bursaries up to 100% also offered. Applicants should have gr 5 (distinction) on 1st inst with 2nd inst or singing. All music interests catered for. 830 boys; 500 studying inst. Highgate School North Rd, London N6 4AY t f e w Contact AS Pettitt, head; Lionel Steuart Fothringham, dir of mus. Awards: Music scholarships are awarded on the basis of auditions and interviews for pupils from other schools or from the Junior School at 11 or 13 (ie sat in Yrs 6 or 8). A music scholarship is worth up to 25% of fees, but candidates can apply for additional bursarial assistance. Music activities: Symphony orch, 2 bands, swing band, choral soc, chapel choir (inc trebles from Jr School), girls choir, chmbr choir, chmbr groups, staged musicals, overseas tours, w/shops and m/classes. No of pupils: 920 day; 370 studying inst. Termly fees: 5,990-6,530. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Ibstock Place School Clarence Lane, Roehampton, London SW15 5PY t f e co.uk w Contact Anna Sylvester-Johnson, head; Charles Janz, head of mus; Sue Parsons, registrar. Awards: Music scholarships and exhibitions for ages Music activities: School orch, sr choir, various chmbr ens (wind, fl, br, gui, sax), jazz and rock bands. Music facilities: Mac computer suite, rec studio, concert room. No of pupils: 945 day; 280 studying inst (school); 140 (home). Termly fees: 2035 (nursery); 4,755 (kindergarten); 4,915 (jr day); 6,130 (sr day). Age range: School type: Co-ed. James Allen s Girls School 144 East Dulwich Grove, London SE22 8TE t ; (mus dept) f e w Contact Marion Gibbs, head; Peter Gritton, dir of mus. Awards: Music awards for intake at Yr 7 and 12. Music activities: Over 25 different ens inc 5 choirs, 5 orchs, chmbr music, jazz band, big band; latest electronic equipment. Integrated inst programme at jr and sr level, ad hoc rock bands, perc ens etc; also music tours and courses. Music facilities: 13 teaching rooms, two electronic studios, recording studios and facilities, fully equipped percussion room, hpd, Bosendorfer grand pno, Yamaha grand pno. No of pupils: 800 sr day; 300 prep. Termly fees: 5,505 (sr). Age range: School type: Girls. King s College School Wimbledon Southside, Wimbledon Common, London SW19 4TT t f e w Contact AD Halls, head; DG Phillips, dir of mus. Awards: 2 or more music scholarships value up to 1500 plus 6th form org scholarship. Orch insts preferred. Music activities: 4 orchs, 6 choirs, big band, chmbr ens; up to 30 concerts pa. No of pupils: 1268 day; 500 studying inst. Termly fees: 5,530-6,800. Age range: School type: Boys. Kingston Grammar School 70 London Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 6PY t f e w Contact Mr S Lehec, Head Master; M von Freyhold, Director of Music; C Ribolla, Admissions. Awards: We offer music scholarships which can be augmented by meanstested bursaries at age 13 and 16, together with free tuition on one inst for those with outstanding potential. Special consideration given to str players and shortage insts. Expected levels: gr 5 (11 ), approx gr 7 (16 ). Music activities: 3 orchs, str orch, concert band, jazz band, rock band, 3 choirs, gui, br, str, close harmony and chmbr groups. 1st form vn Wider Opportunities. Choral soc presents an oratorio annually. No of pupils: 820; 270 studying inst. Termly fees: 5,810. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Latymer Upper School Latymer Upper School, King Street, Hammersmith, London W6 9LR t e w Contact Head, Mr D Goodhew Director of Music, Mr T Henwood. Co-educational, academically selective day school taking children from 11 to 18. Large, thriving department with over 800 instrumental lessons per week and 40 peripatetic staff. Many extra curricular Music activities: 6 choirs, 5 orchestras, 4 jazz bands, numerous ensembles. Music Scholarships of 20% are available at 11 and 16 for pupils who meet the academic requirements. One Music Scholarship of up to 40% is available at 11 entry. For entry at 11, candidates should be at Grade 5 on their main instrument and at 16, Grade 8. Scholarship auditions are held in January. Marymount International School George Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT2 7PE t f e w Contact Sr Michaeline O Dwyer Smith, head; Nicholas Marcou, dir of mus; Chris Hiscock, dir of admissions. Music activities: School orch, school choir, schola, gamelan ens. Individual inst/vocal lessons with private tutors available, inc strs, ww, br, perc, voice. No of pupils: 150 day, 100 boarding. Annual fees: 15,340 17,530 (day); 25,990 28,180 (weekly boarding); 27,240 29,430 (full boarding) (annual fees). Age range: School type: Girls. Merchant Taylors School Sandy Lodge, Northwood HA6 2HT t f e w Contact Simon Everson, head; Huw Jones, dir of mus; Joan Stubbs, asst dir of mus; Simon Couldridge, head of inst stud. Awards: Scholarships 10 25% of fees, with free tuition on 2 studies. Exhibitions for free tuition also awarded. Tuition available in strs, br, wind, perc, vocals, classical, electric and bass gui, pno and org. Music activities: 4 major concerts a year, Summer Festival and a concert at the Merchant Taylors Hall. Various music competitions and tours. Music facilities: Purpose-built Music School with Recital Hall. 14 teaching rooms, inc 2 kb studios with music tech. Great Hall, Studio Theatre and small Chapel. No of pupils: 850 day; 350 studying inst. Annual fees: 18,050. Age range: Mill Hill School The Ridgeway, Mill Hill Village, London NW7 1QS t f e w Contact Dominic Luckett, head. Termly fees: 6,295 (day); 8,454 (weekly boarding); 9,945 (full boarding). School type: Co-ed. North London Collegiate Upper School Canons, Canons Drive, Edgware, Middlesex HA8 7RJ t f e w Contact Bernice McCabe, head; Lawrence Haigh, dir of mus. Awards: 10 50% music scholarships available at 11 with free tuition on one instrument for girls entering at Year 7 as well as free lessons. Music activities: 2 orchs, a str orch, and 30 ens inc jazz band, 2 cl ens, 2 fl groups, pno trios, wind quartets, str quartets, vc quartets etc. 3 chmbr choirs and 2 large choirs. Performing Arts Centre, inc a 350 seat theatre, orch pit, rehearsal rooms and exhibition space. No of pupils: 1057 day; over 500 studying instrument in school. Termly fees: 4966 (jr); 5875 (sr). School type: Girls. Northwood College for Girls Maxwell Road, Northwood, Middlesex HA6 2YE t f e w Contact Jacqualyn Pain, head. Awards: Music scholarships available, assessed by audition. Music activities: Symph orch, chmbr orch, Northwood singers, jazz ens, str quartet, chmbr choir, fl ens, jr choir, jr orch, jr wind band; musicals, concerts, competitions. Music facilities: Performing arts centre with Apple Mac mus tech suite, recital hall seating 150, concert and conference facilities, 10 practice rooms, professional sound recording studio, 2 teaching and perf studios. Termly fees: 3, (nursery)- 5, (6th form). Age range: School type: Girls. Notting Hill and Ealing High School 2 Cleveland Road, Ealing, London W13 8AX t f e w Contact Lucinda Hunt, head; Paul Jeanes, dir of mus; Lauren Smith, registrar. Entry requirements: school s entrance test plus music audition. Awards: 2 music scholarship awarded at 11. Music activities: 3 choirs, 3 orchs, jazz group, chmbr music, fl group. Outside concerts. Music facilities: Recital hall, ind practice rooms, rec studio. No of pupils: 880 day; 300 studying inst. Termly fees: 4,283 (jr); 5,507. Age range: School type: Girls. Old Palace of John Whitgift School Old Palace Seniors, Old Palace Road, Croydon CR0 1AX t f e sch.uk w Independent Schools PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

40 Independent Secondary, Preparatory and Junior Schools Independent Schools Contact Carol Jewell, head; Gareth Hemmings, dir of music. Termly fees: 3,264 4,368. Age range: School type: Girls. Portland Place School Portland Place School, Portland Place, London W1B 1NJ t e w Contact Richard Walker, head. Music activities: Classical groups; pop, rock, funk and soul bands; musicals. Termly fees: 6,035. School type: Co-ed. Putney High School GDST 35 Putney Hill, London SW15 6BH t f e w Contact Denise Lodge, head. Awards: Music scholarships available at 11 and 16. Termly fees: 5,290 (sr school). School type: Girls. Queen s College London Harley St, London W1G 8BT t f e w Contact F Ramsay, head; J Rose, dir of mus; R Bostock, admissions. Awards: Music scholarships are available on entry to yr 7 (11 ). Music activities: Chmbr choir, school choir, jazz group, chmbr music group and individual tuition available. No of pupils: 354. Termly fees: Age range: School type: Girls. Queen s Gate School Queen s Gate School, 133 Queen s Gate, London SW7 5LE t f e w Contact Rosalynd Kamaryc, principal; Janette Micklewright, registrar. Music activities: Queen s Gate orch, mixed ens for lower school; fl or gui ens for sr, intermediate and jr age groups, cl ens. Sr choir, chmbr choir, a cappella singing group. Study trips to orchs and opera companies. Events inc carol service, summer & open day concerts, perfs during visits to sheltered accommodation. Music facilities: Purpose-built music rooms, access to school insts. Termly fees: 5250 (jr); 6100 (sr). School type: Girls. Royal Russell Coombe Lane, Croydon, Surrey CR9 5BX t f e w Contact Mr Phillip Millward, Director of Music. Awards: Scholarships offered at entry to Year 7, Year 10, and Year 12. Full details available from the PA to the dir of mus. Music activities: Choristers, barbershop, chmbr choir, orch; international tours arranged. No of pupils: 440 day; 130 boarding; 160 studing insts. Termly fees: 5,520 (day), 8,080-10,915 (boarding). School type: Co-ed. South Hampstead High School GDST 3 Maresfield Gdns, London NW3 5SS t f e w Contact J Stephen, head; D Webb, dir of mus. Awards: Year 7 entry music scholarship, 6th form entry music scholarship. Music activities: 3 orchs, big band, salsa band, numerous chmbr ens, str quartets, pno trios etc; 6 choirs. No of pupils: 576 day; approx 450 studying inst. Termly fees: 4,023 (jr); 5,074 (sr). Age range: School type: Girls. St Augustine s Priory School St Augustine s Priory, Hillcrest Road, Ealing, London W5 2JL t f e org w Contact Frances Gumley-Mason, head; R Flather, registra. Music activities: Jr choir, sr choir, chmbr choir; jr orch, sr orch, jr str orch, sr str orch; fl ens, ww & br ens. Annual music and speech festival. Trips and visits to concerts; visiting groups. Termly fees: 3,375 (prep dept)- 4,524 (sr dept). School type: Girls. St Benedict s School 54 Eaton Rise, London W5 2ES t f e w Contact Chris Cleugh, Head until Aug 16; Andrew Johnson, Head from Sept 16; Chris Eastwood, director of music; Margaret Moore, admissions. Awards: Scholarships and bursaries available at 11, 13 & 16. Music activities: 3 orchs, 25 ens, 4 choirs, music activities/clubs before school, l/time and after school. Working in partnership with Voces8 for outreach programme and performance. Regular recitals and opportunities for public performance, including Albert Hall, St John s, Smith Square, Ealing Abbey; Music Festival in Lent term. St Benedict s is the School for Ealing Abbey Choristers. No of pupils: 1106; 500 studying instruments. Termly fees: 4040 (Pre-Preps); 4490 (junior); 5100 (senior). Age range: School type: Co-ed. St Dunstan s College Stanstead Rd, London SE6 4TY t f e w Contact JD Davies, head; Andrea Adriano, mktg offr. Awards: Specialist scholarships in music (also drama, art, sport), only awarded if outstanding candidates identified. Scholarship worth up to 50% fo fees, plus cost of tuition on 1 inst. Music activities: Many choirs, orchs, groups, ens rehearsing at lunchtime and after school. Perfs at the school and elsewhere, inc overseas. Termly fees: 3,031 5,146. Age range: School type: Co-ed. St Helen s School St. Helen s School, Eastbury Road, Northwood, Middlesex HA6 3AS t f e w Contact M Short, head; R Crowley, dir of mus; L Hailey, admissions officer. Awards: Scholarships and exhibitions inc free tuition offered at 11 and in 6th form. Music activities: Regular music tours; joint choral society and orch with Merchant Taylors School; several choirs, 2 orchs, concert band, jazz band and numerous smaller ens. Joint musical with Merchant Taylors. No of pupils: 1105 (day). Termly fees: 3,424 4,977 (day). Age range: School type: Girls. St James Independent School for Boys Church Road, Ashford TW15 3DZ t f e w Contact David Boddy, head Music activities: Jr orch, sr orch, sr boys choir, jazz band, close harmony group. Opera performed every 2 yrs; annual Unicef concerts. Music competition. Termly fees: 5,440; 2,320 extra for boarding. Age range: School type: Boys. St James Senior Girls School Earsby St, London W14 8SH t f e w Contact Laura Hyde, head; Sue Allen, registrar; Peter Holloway, head of mus. Music activities: Ens, orchs, choirs. Opportunities to perform at assemblies, concerts and church services. Music competition with prizewinners concerts. Opera/ musical staged every 2 yrs. Termly fees: 5,770. School type: Girls. St Martha s Senior School Camlet Way, Hadley Wood, Herts EN4 0NJ t f e w Contact Matthew Burke, head. Awards: Music scholarships at 11 and 16, awarded after audition, worth 25% or 50% of fees, plus tuition on 1 inst. Music activities: Choir and chmbr orch. Regular concerts. Music facilities: Large music room with kbs, perc, pno; 3 teaching & practice rooms; main hall for concerts. Termly fees: 4,345. School type: Girls. St Paul s Girls School Brook Green, Hammersmith, London W6 7BS t f e w Contact Clarissa Farr, high mistress; Leigh O Hara, dir of mus. Awards: Scholarships available at 11 and 16. Music activities: Extensive extra-curricular programme incl 2 orchs, 3 choirs, 2 bands and a range of chmbr music, close harmony groups, jazz, rock and pop groups. No of pupils: 708 day; 447 studying at least 1 inst. Termly fees: 7,306. Age range: School type: Girls. St Paul s School Lonsdale Rd, London SW13 9JT t e w Contact Mark Bailey, high master; Mark Wilderspin, dir of mus; Karenne Mills, mus school mgr. Awards: Free tuition in 1 or 2 insts. Age under 14 on 1 Sep; min gr 6 on 1st inst with 2nd inst or voice. 1 or more 6th form awards available pa inc biennial org scholarship. Choral awards for treble voices available. Music activities: Several orchs; chorale, choirs, groups. Tuition in various intruments. Music facilities: Wathen Hall, rehearsal foyer, 3 classrooms, music library, music tech studio, 14 teaching/practice rooms. No of pupils: 940; 351 studying inst; 398 lessons per week. Termly fees (2015/16): 7,548 (day), 11,305 (boarding). Age range: School type: Boys. Streatham & Clapham High School 42 Abbotswood Rd, London, Lambeth SW16 1AW t f e w Awards: Specialist scholarships, inc music, and bursaries available. Music facilities: Recital hall. Termly fees: ,258. School type: Girls. Surbiton High School Surbiton Crescent, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2JT t f e w Contact Ann Haydon, principal; Jeremy Martin, dir of mus; Meg Try, admissions registrar. Awards: Music scholarship at yr 7 of up to 33% reduction in standard fees; also 6th from music scholarship. Bursaries and other scholarships available. Music activities: School orch, str ens, jr choir, jr chmbr choir, sr choir, chmbr choir, concert band, big band; also small ens. Music tech and African drumming available as extracurricular enrichment activities Music facilities: 10 practice rooms; main hall with Yamaha grand pno; world perc insts, 15 kbs; fully equipped music tech suite with Sibelius and Cubase. Termly fees: 3,007 4,994 (sr school). School type: Co-ed. Sutton High Junior School GDST 86 Grove Road, Sutton, Surrey SM1 2AL t e w independent girls day school. Sydenham High School (Secondary) GDST 19 Westwood Hill, Sydenham, London SE26 6BL t f PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

41 Independent Secondary, Preparatory and Junior Schools e w Contact Kathryn Pullen, Headteacher; Andrew Baars, Dir of Music; Louise Eaden, Registrar. Awards: Scholarships from Yr 7 lasting throughout senior school. Music activities: Orchs; str, ww and br ens; jazz band; 5 choirs. Regular choir trips (e.g. Italy in 2013, Estonia in 2015). 23 peripatetic staff. Opportunity for all year 7 and choir to sing at Royal Albert Hall in prestigious Xmas Charity Concert. Termly fees: 3,822 (Junior); 4,864 (Senior and Sixth Form). No of pupils: 630. Age range: School type: Girls. The John Lyon School Middle Road, Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex HA2 0HN t f e w Contact Katherine Haynes, head; Keith Brown, dir of mus. Awards: Music scholarships at 11, 13 and 16. Age 11, gr 5 on 1st inst/ singing. Special consideration given to str players. Music activities: Orch, str ens, 2 choirs, concert band, big band, chmbr groups, music tech club, RnB band, comp clinic, sax ens, gui ens, br ens, jr br, fl choir, chmbr orch, training orch, composing and theory w/hops. No of pupils: 575 day. Termly fees: 5,386 (Years 7 to 11); 5,188 (Sixth form). School type: Boys. The King Alfred School Manor Wood, North End Road, London NW11 7HY t f e w Contact Dawn Moore, head; Anna Broad, head of mus; Linda Fraser, registrar. Termly fees: Age range: School type: Co-ed The Lady Eleanor Holles School Hanworth Rd, Hampton, Middlesex TW12 3HF t f e w Contact Gillian Low, head; Miranda Ashe, dir of mus. Awards: Music Scholarships available to pupils entering Y7 and Y12, for 10% of the tuition fee; scholars additionally receive full tuition costs for one inst. Exhibitions, tenable for 7.5% of fees, recognise exceptional achievement. Music activities: 3 orchs, 6 choirs, 5 bands, chmbr music ens. Music facilities: Purpose built performing arts centre, inc a theatre, rec studio, classrooms, inst teaching rooms, practice rooms, ens practice rooms, a perc room, and inst storage facilities. No of pupils: 865 day; 500 studying inst. Termly fees: 6,315 (sr dept). Age range: School type: Girls. The Mount School The Mount, Mill Hill International, Milespit Hill, Mill Hill Village, London NW7 2RX t e w Contact Catherine Cozens, principal; T Sheinman, dir of mus. Awards: Several scholarship awards offered. Music activities: Orch. Termly fees: 5355 (day), 7545 (weekly boarding), 8475 (boarding). School type: Girls Trinity School Shirley Park, Croydon CR9 7AT t f e w Contact Mark Bishop, head; David Swinson, dir of mus Awards: Numerous awards made at ages (1 Sep) on admission or subsequently, and at 6th form. Choral experience considered. Up to 50% fees (augmented in cases of need). Associate musicians inc the London Mozart Players and the Maggini Quartet. Regular finalists in national competitions; pupils inc members of NYO, NYCO, NYJO, LSSO and NYCGB. Music facilities: Concert Hall with Steinway Grand, 18 practice rms, recital rm, recording studio, 6th form mus suite. No of pupils: 950; 400 studying inst. Termly fees: School type: Boys. University College School Frognal, Hampstead, London NW3 6XH t f e w Contact MJ Beard, head; CR Dawe, dir of mus. Awards: Music awards up to a value of 25% of fees, bursarial assistance up to 100%. Offered at 11, 13 and 16, 2nd inst recommended and singing an advantage. Music activities: symphony and chmbr orchs, concert band, wide range of choirs, chmbr music, jazz ens, str, wind and br ens, musical theatre. No of pupils: 850. Termly fees: School type: day, boys at Yr 7 11 co-ed at Yr Westminster School Little Dean s Yard, Westminster, London SW1P 3PF t f e w Contact Stephen Spurr, head; Tim Garrard, dir of mus. Awards: 6 music awards, value 25% of fees, tenable for 5 years inc free inst tuition. Age under 14 on 1 Sep; gr 7 on first inst expected. Music activities: Symphony orch, sinfonietta, 2 choirs, opera, chmbr music, musicals, jazz and wind bands, specialised comp and contemporary music studies. Music facilities: Dedicated music building with concert hall, academic classrooms, reh rooms, rec studio and practice rooms. No of pupils: 567 day; 181 boarding; 410 studying inst. Termly fees: 8,092 (day), 11,686(boarding). Age range: School type: Boys. Whitgift School Haling Park, South Croydon CR2 6YT t f e w www. whitgift.co.uk/cocurricular. aspx?subcatid=55 Contact Dr C A Barnett, Headmaster; Mrs R C Whitfield, Director of Music Development Generous scholarships & awards on admission, or subsequently to talented pupils for instrumental & vocal tuition, selection by audition. Activities include: Chamber & symphony orchestras, string & concert orchestras, brass groups, choristers, chamber choir & soul choir, string & wind chamber ensembles, music technology & international tours. Instrumental scheme for new first form pupils. Individual music tuition is provided at an extra charge. No of pupils: boys studying musical instrument. Termly fees ( ): 5,996 to 11,552. Age range: School type: Boys day and boarding Wimbledon High GDST Wimbledon High School, Mansel Road, London SW19 4AB t f e w Contact Jane Lunnon, head; Richard Bristow, director of music. Awards: Scholarships available at 11 and 16. Value up to 20% of fees. Academic scholarships also available. Music facilities: Fully functioning theatre with professional lighting and sound; music rooms with tech for comp. Termly fees: Sr school 5,250; jr school 4,043. School type: Girls. Jane Lunnon, Head; Richard Bristow, Director of Midlands East Derby Grammar School Rykneld Road, Littleover, Derby DE23 4BX t f e w Contact Headmaster, Mr Richard Paine Awards: Music scholarships available at 11 and 16 ; also bursary fund in case of financial need. Music Activities: Swing band, school band, SATB choir, chmbr music, org and choral scholarships available. No of pupils: 300 day, 100 studying insts. Termly fees: 4112 (Yr 7 13); 3291 (Yr 5 6); 2699 (Yr 3 4). Age range: School type: Boys. Derby High School Hillsway, Littleover, Derby DE23 3DT t e sch.uk w Contact CT Callaghan, head. Music facilities: Listening and practice facilities (inc kbs and computers), a well-stocked music library, purposebuilt department with recital room, recording studio, music ICT suite and practice rooms. Termly fees: 2,652 (reception); 3,910. School type: Girls. Dixie Grammar School Market Bosworth, Leicestershire CV13 0LE t f e w Contact John R Wood, head. Awards: Music scholarships awarded for entry into Y7 and sixth form, worth not more than 1000 per annum; awards can be supplemented by means-tested bursaries. Termly fees: 2520 (reception); 2890 (Junior); 3460 (senior). School type: Co-ed. Leicester Grammar School London Road, Great Glen, Leicester LE8 9FL t f e uk; w noted Contact CPM King, Head; DMT Whittle, Director of Music; A Shakespeare, Business Director Awards: Music scholarships are awarded each year by audition. Those applying for awards in the lower school should be at a level equivalent to at least grade 3 on 1 instrument for 11 entry and to grades 4 5 for 12 and 13 entry. Grade 7 8 standard is expected for 6th form entry. Ability on a 2nd instrument is an advantage. Termly fees: 3,994. School type: Co-ed Leicester High for Girls 454 London Rd, Leicester LE2 2PP t f e w Contact Alan Whelpdale, head. Music activities: 150 lessons take place each week. 3 choirs, 2 orchs and a range of chmbr groups. Termly fees: School type: Girls. Loughborough Endowed Schools Music School Philip Tomlinson Building, Burton Walks, Loughborough LE11 2DU t f e w Contact Richard West, Director of Music. Awards: Awards equivalent to the cost of tuition on two or three inst are offered to outstanding musicians showing great potential; candidates are auditioned in Jan. Candidates may be offered an academic scholarship or means-tested bursary in addition. Exhibitions tenable for one year at a time, are awarded each Sep for pupils showing promise on a particular instrument. Music activities: Ens, choirs, concert bands and orch. No of pupils: Grammar School: 1024, d&b; High School, 590, day; Preparatory School: 500, day. Age range: School type: Boys. Mount St Mary s College Spinkhill, Sheffield S21 3YL Independent Schools PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

42 Independent Secondary, Preparatory and Junior Schools Independent Schools t f e w Contact Nicholas Cuddihy, head; Lucy Kitchener, head of mus; Sarah Birks, admissions. Awards: Music scholarships at 11, 13 and 17. Music activities: 3 choirs, concert band, jazz band and str group, African drumming, weekly l/time concerts, choral concerts, musicals, variety ofinst music lessons. No of pupils: 360 day, 67 boarding, 205 studying inst. Termly fees: 3,612 4,149 (day); 5,634 7,252 (weekly boarding); 6,762 8,990 (full boarding). Age range: School type: Boys. Nottingham Girls High 9 Arboretum St, Nottingham NG1 4JB t f e w Contact Susan Gorham, head. Music activities: Orch, concert band, choir. Music facilities: Dedicated music building with 2 large teaching room, smaller rooms for individual lessons; most rooms have pno or digital pno. Computers with Sibelius software. Termly fees: 4085 (sr school and 6th form); 2970 (jr school). School type: Boys. Nottingham High School for Boys Waverley Mount, Nottingham NG7 4ED t f e w Contact Kevin Fear, head; Stefan Reid, dir of mus; Lynda Goodwin, admissions. Awards: Bursaries available for 11 entry. Music activities: Several orchs, choirs, big bands, concert bands, chmbr ens, close harmony groups and joint choirs and ens with Nottingham High School for Girls; regular perfs of musicals. No of pupils: Termly fees: 2,931 (Lovell House), 3,410 (jr school), 4,281 (sr school). Age range: School type: Boys. Oakham School Chapel Close, Market Place, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6DT t f e uk; w Contact Nigel Lashbrook, head; Peter Davis, dir of mus; Nigel Paddock, admissions. Means-tested scholarships/exhibitions of up to 100% of the fees are available, inc free tuition on principal insts. First inst normally at Gr 4 (11), Gr 6 (13) or Gr 8 (16) standard. Pre-auditions recommended. 2 orchs, 2 str ens, 3 bands, 5 choirs & many chambr grps. 80 concerts annually, from recitals to major concerts. Known for ambitious repertoire, individual opportunities, CD recordings, tours & national competitions day & boarding pupils; approx 400 studying inst. Termly fees: 8,450-10,370 (full boarding); 7,150-9,330 (3-day boarding); 5,550-6,260 (day). Coed, ages Ockbrook School The Settlement, Ockbrook, Derbyshire DE72 3RJ t f e w ockbrooksch.co.uk/senior-school/ Contact T Brooksby, acting head; Joanne Fowkes, admissions sec. Awards: Music scholarships to the value of 750 plus cost of music lessons on a single inst. Music activities: Sr choir, sr orch, chmbr choir, fl ens, str quartet, music theory club. Termly fees: 3,790 3,905 (day); 7,765 7,930 (boarding weekly/full). School type: Girls. Our Lady s Convent School Gray Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 2DZ t f e w Awards: Bursaries available for musical/ academic/ sporting excellence. Termly fees: 2,720 (nursery) 3,515 (sr). School type: Girls. Ratcliffe College Ratcliffe College, Fosse Way, Ratcliffe on the Wreake, Leicester LE7 4SG t f e w Contact G Lloyd, Headmaster; E McCall, Director of Music; K Smith, Registrar; W Nuttall. Marketing Manager. Awards: Music Scholarships available in Year 7. Music activities: Junior, Senior and Chamber choirs, Orchestra, Strings band, Brass ensemble, String ensemble. No of pupils: 824 day; 104 boarding; Over 200 studying instruments. Termly fees: 2,811 5,079 (day); 6,311 7,923 (Weekly and Full Boarding). Age range: School type: Coeducational. A Catholic School welcoming all faiths, and none. Repton School The Lodge, Repton School, Repton, Derby DE65 6FH t f e w Contact RA Holroyd, head; AJR Bowley, dir of mus. Fully co-educational school with strong boarding ethos, home to a spiritual community for over 800 yrs. Awards: A range of scholarships plus exhibitions, bursaries (means tested) and tuition awards at 13 and 16. Usually gr 5-8 on 1st inst, with 2nd inst/voice, but musical ability and potential are more important. Music activities: Orch, str orch, concert band, jazz band, chapel choir, chmbr choir, choral society, chmbr music groups and br ens; recording studio. No of pupils: 635 day and boarding; 290 studying inst. Termly fees: 11,022 (boarding); 8,177 (day). School type: Co-ed. Trent College Derby Rd, Long Eaton, Nottingham NG10 4AD t f e w Contact G Dixon, head; J Rayfield, dir of mus. Awards: Music scholarships and exhibitions awarded at 11, 13 and 6th form with free inst tuition. Music activities: Orch, specialist ens, bands, choirs. No of pupils: 637 day; 147 boarding; 310 studying inst. Termly fees: 4,200 5,326 (day), 9,523 9,786 (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Twycross House School The Green, Twycross, nr Atherston, Warwickshire CV9 3PQ t e org.uk w Termly fees: Age range: School type: Co-ed. Uppingham School Uppingham LE15 9QE t f e w Contact Richard Harman, head; Stephen Williams, dir of mus; Jane Stevens, asst dir of mus. Music scholarships up to 50% of school fees, plus remission of inst tuition fees on 2 insts with the option of a third (or singing) at the discretion of the dir of mus, awarded at 13 and 16. Means-tested bursaries are available in cases of real financial need up to 100% of fees. Music activities: Symphony orch, chmbr orch, chapel choir, chmbr choir, concert choir, close harmony choirs. Also concert bands, jazz bands, br groups, pipe band. No of pupils: 796 pupils; over 66% studying inst. Termly fees: 7,933 (day), 11,333 (boarding) ( ). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Wellingborough School London Road, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN8 2BX t f e org w Contact Yvonne Pullen, registrar. Awards: Music awards up to 25% fees; gr 4 on 1 orch inst; also 6th form awards, gr 7 required. Music activities: Chapel and concert choirs, orchs, chmbr groups, musicals. No of pupils: 420 sr school; 322 prep school; 168 pre-prep school; 232 studying inst. Termly fees: 3904 (sr); 3644 (prep); 2354 (pre-prep). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Worksop College Worksop S80 3AP t f e w Contact G Horgan, head; TJ Uglow, dir of mus. Awards: Music scholarships up to 25% fees pa inc free inst tuition; augmentable in case of need. Age under 14 on 1 Sep; also available at 16. Music activities: Symphony and chmbr orchs, str quartets, ens, wind, jazz and br bands, chapel choir, chmbr choir, choral society, salsa ens. No of pupils: 405 (day & boarding); 220 studying inst. Termly fees: 5681 (day), 9083 (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Midlands West Abbots Bromley School for Girls Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire WS15 3BW t f e w abbotsbromley.net/ Contact V Musgrave, head; A Randles, dir of mus. Awards: Up to 50% fees may be awarded for outstanding music merit supported by academic ability. Age 10 14; gr 5 min. Music awards available only exceptionally before age 10. Also awards available at 6th form level. Music activities: Sr and intermediate orchs; sr and jr choirs, fl choir, rcdr group, pop group, choral society, jazz band, mus productions. National and other competitions. Prep school for ages 4 11, enjoys same music facilities as main school. No of pupils: 187 day; 97 boarding; 185 studying inst. Termly fees: 2,671 4,614 (day), 6,051 7,620 (boarding). School type: Girls. Abbotsholme School Rocester, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire ST14 5BS t f e w Contact Steve Fairclough, head; Jessica Ash, admissions. Termly fees: 2,830 6,905 (day); 7,545 10,140 (boarder). School type: Co-ed. Adcote School for Girls Little Ness, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 2JY t e w Contact Gary Wright, head. Awards: Several scholarships are available for girls who can demonstrate outstanding talent in music; means-tested bursaries may also be offered. Termly fees: 1,592 4,573 (day); 6,046 8,351 (boarders). School type: Girls. Bablake School Coundon Rd, Coventry CV1 4AU t f e w Contact John Watson, head. Awards: Music scholarship auditions are held in January of the year of entry, and will be awarded to candidates who show exceptional musical accomplishment and who have reached the minimum academic standard to qualify for admission to the School. Termly fees: 2,143 (per-prep); 2,684 (junior); 3,536 (senior). School type: Co-ed. 42 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

43 Independent Secondary, Preparatory and Junior Schools Bedstone College Bucknell, Shropshire SY7 0BG t f e w Contact David Gajadharsingh, head; Rachel Pritchard, dir of admissions. Awards: Music scholarships may be awarded at 11, 13 and 16, with the maximum award being a 25% remission of fees; means-tested bursaries may also be applicable. School fees: 1,565 4,555 (day); 8,255 (boarding). School type: Co-ed. Bromsgrove School Worcester Rd, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire B61 7DU t f e w Contact Peter Clague, head; J R Kingston, dir of mus. Awards: A number of music scholarships offering free tuition on 2 insts. May be supplemented by means tested bursaries. Any inst or voice. Entry at 11, 13 and 16. Music activities: Orch, concert band, big band, jazz, rock and pop bands, chapel choir, school choir, pop and gospel choirs, choral society, biennial opera or musical, chmbr ens, kb lab, music computers. Biennial tours. No of pupils: 1120 day and boarding (in sr and prep schools); 400 studying inst. Termly fees: 3,445 4,940 (day); 7,120 10,810 (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Chase Grammar School Convent Close, St Johns Rd, Cannock WS11 0UR t f e chasegrammar.com w Contact Margaret Outen, head; Mark Ellse, principal. Awards: Scholarships available for children of any age who show musical talent. Music activities: Termly music/drama production ranging from shows to full operas; inst teaching. New music school. No of pupils: 150. Termly fees: (day), from 5850 (boarding). Age range: School type: Boys. Concord College Acton Burnell Hall, Acton Burnell, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY5 7PF t f e w Contact Neil Hawkins, principal. Awards: Academic scholarships exist for the most able students. The normal maximum scholarship available is a 10% reduction of fees; also means-tested bursaries. Termly fees: 4,270 (day); 11,400 (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Denstone College Uttoxeter, Staffordshire ST14 5HN t f e w Contact DM Derbyshire, head; MS Skipper, dir of mus. Awards: Up to 8 scholarships and exhibitions (inc 6th form) value up to 20% fees. Music activities: 2 choirs, orch, swing band, sax group, gui groups, perc ens, corps of drums, jr band, str ens, br group, chmbr ens. No of pupils: 526 day and boarding; 180 studying inst, 43 studying 2 or more. Termly fees: 3,931 4,751 (day), 5,694 6,436 (weekly boarding) 5,694 8,272 (Full boarding). School type: Co-ed. Dodderhill School Crutch Lane, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire WR9 0BE t f e w Contact JM Mumby, head; E Tew, head of mus. Awards: The Davidson Music Scholarship, 1000 pa. Music activities: Sr choir, jr choir, sr band, jr band, samba band, theory w/shop and pop band. No of pupils: 200; 69 studying inst. Termly fees: 3,350 (sr school). School type: Girls. Edgbaston High School for Girls Edgbaston High School for Girls, Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3TS t f e w Contact Dr Ruth A Weeks, Headmistress; Mr Kevin Robson, Director of Music. Awards: 2 music scholarships; 1 of up to 50% at 16; 1 of up to 50% fees at 11. Music activities: 6 choirs, 2 wind bands, 3 orchestras; strings, recorders, guitars and flute groups. No of pupils: 930 day. Termly fees: (pre-prep sr). Age range: 2 1/2 18. School type: Girls. Ellesmere College Ellesmere, Shropshire SY12 9AB t f e w Contact BJ Wignall, head. Awards: 2 scholarships of up to 50% fees plus free tuition in 2 insts; 4 choral scholarships; 1 Schulze org scholarship of up to 50% of fees plus free tuition; 4 str scholarships; also 3 exhibitions of up to 25% fees. Available for entry into Yr 7 (gr 3 on at least 1 inst/voice), Yr 9 (gr 5 s) and 6th form (gr 6 7). Music activities: Chapel choir, choral society, jr choir, scholars ens, musicals/plays, rhythm & blues band, samba band, many ens. No of pupils: 582 d&b. Termly fees: 5598 (day/sr), 7230 (weekly boarding/sr), 9717 (full boarding senior). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Hereford Cathedral School Old Deanery, The Cathedral Close, Hereford HR1 2NG t e w Contact PA Smith, head; DR Evans, dir of mus. Awards: Scholarships, up to 10% fees, and exhibitions available to gifted instrumentalists. Age 11, 13, and 6th form entry. Music activities: 2 orchs, 2 concert wind bands, choral society, chmbr choir, jr choirs, chmbr music ens, jazz band. Many informal concerts plus regular musicals and concerts in cathedral and elsewhere. Fully equipped music tech centre. No of pupils: 522 day (sr school); 316 (jr school); 350 studying inst. School type: Co-ed. Highclare School The Abbey, 10 Sutton Rd, Erdington, Birmingham B23 6QL t e w Contact M Viles, head. Termly fees: 2,150 3,870. Age range: School type: Co-ed. King Edward VI High for Girls Edgbaston Park Rd, Birmingham B15 2UB t f e w Contact Mrs A Clark, Principal. Awards: Large means-tested bursary scheme; around a quarter of pupils receive some sort of award, with some paying no fees at all. Music Scholarships available by application for girls joining the school at 11 and 16. Girls offered places who have applied for the Music Scholarship are invited to audition and to interview with the Headmistress. Academic Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Headmistress following the entrance examinations. Termly fees: 3, Age range: School type: Girls. King Edward s School, Birmingham Edgbaston Park Rd, Birmingham B15 2UA t f e w Contact Nicole Phillips, Director of Admissions. Awards: Funds available for up to 3 music scholarships each year, awarded on the basis not only of the academic exams, but also an audition. Music activities: 12 ensembles including orchestras, bands and choirs. Termly fees: 4,044 (2015/2016). King Henry VIII School King Henry VIII School, Warwick Rd, Coventry CV3 6AQ t f e w Contact George D Fisher, head; Niall Doherty, dir of mus; Alistair Kennedy, head of inst studies. Awards: 2 6th form music scholarships are offered, one of 50% fees, one of 25% fees. 4 year 7 music scholarships are offered, which cover the cost of inst tuition. Music activities: 35 visiting music teachers, 4 choirs, 3 orchs, jazz and wind bands, various ens. Many concerts and trips, regular musical productions. Thriving prep school music dept. No of pupils: 860 day; 350 studying inst Termly fees: 3,400 (day). School type: Co-ed. King s School King s School, 5 College Green, Worcester WR1 2LL t f e w Contact Tim Keyes, head; S Taranczuk, dir of mus. Awards: Music scholarships offered, value up to 1/3 fees and often accompanied by free tuition on one or more insts. Music awards available at Junior School, 11, 13 and 16. Chorister scholarships also available. Music activities: 3 orchs, 2 choirs, wind band, br and fl groups. 20 concerts a yr for all abilities and ages and regular foreign tours. Jr schools participate in same main groups and give 10 concerts a yr. Music facilities: 13 teaching rooms. No of pupils: 240 (pre-prep and jr); 1000 (sr school); 500 studying inst or vce. Termly fees: 4,162. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Kingsley School Beauchamp Hall, Beauchamp Ave, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV32 5RD t f e w Contact Heather Owens, head; Carole Watson, admissions. Awards: Up to 2 music scholarships are awarded at 11, one at 13 and one at 16. Termly fees: 2,330 3,820. Age range: School type: Girls. Malvern College Malvern College, College Road, Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 3DF t (Dir. of Mus.)/1 (Administrator) f e w Contact AR Clark, head; Jonathan Brown, Dir. of Mus. Awards: Variable music awards of up to 50% fees offered, with free tuition on up to 3 insts. Age under 14 on 1 June; Grade 5 min. Scholarship auditions in January. Exhibitions also available. Music activities: Chamber orch, symphony orch, concert band, brass group, percussion ensemble, jazz band. Also Chapel choir, chamber choir, choral society. No of pupils: 650 day & boarding; 240 studying inst. Termly fees: 7747 (day), (boarding), (6th form entry). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Malvern St James Malvern St James, 15 Avenue Road, Great Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 3BA t f e w Contact Patricia Woodhouse, head; Lynne Lindner, dir of perf & vocal studies; Emily Rawlings, admissions. Awards: Scholarship worth up to a max 20% of fees; exhibition worth up to max 10% fees. Music activities: Symphony orch, sr and jr choirs, chamber choir, gospel choir, cl and sax Independent Schools PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

44 Independent Secondary, Preparatory and Junior Schools Independent Schools ens, fl ens, br ens, jazz band, chmbr groups, music productions, theory cls. Music facilities: Large rehearsal room, 30 practice rooms with pnos, ICT suite running Sibelius 6, perc room, gui room, hp room, 3 dr kits, Steinway D and 4 Yamaha gr pnos, music listening library, large inst stock. No of pupils: 430 day & boarding. Termly fees: Contact for details. Age range: School type: Girls. Moreton Hall Moreton Hall, Weston Rhyn, Oswestry, Shropshire SY11 3EW t f e w Contact Jonathan Forster, principal; C Tilley, dir of mus. Awards: 3 music scholarships available, plus free tuition on 2 insts. Age (approx gr 5) or 6th form entry (gr 8). Several additional bursaries of free tuition on 2 insts. Music activities: School orch, str orch, jazz band, sr and jr choirs, vocal ens, rock groups, ww ens and other chmbr music groups. No of pupils: 320 boarding; 190 studying inst. Termly fees: 2,850 8,320 (day), 6,560 10,100 (boarding). Age range: School type: Girls. Newcastle-under-Lyme Senior School Mount Pleasant, Newcastle-under- Lyme, Staffordshire ST5 1DB t f e w Contact Nick Rugg, head; Christine Quigley, registrar. Awards: Music scholarships available at 11 and 16 covering cost of music tuition. Music activities: Choral society, orchs, inst ens, concerts. Termly fees: 2639 (pre-preparatory) 3626 (sr school). School type: Co-ed. Oswestry School Upper Brook Street, Oswestry, Shropshire SY11 2TL t f e w Contact DRK Robb, head; R Sweeney, dir of mus Awards: Several inst bursaries and scholarships at 11, 13, 16. Music activities: 2 choirs, orch, 2 str ens, various inst ens, 2 concert bands. Lunchtime and professional recital series. Termly fees: 4,340 8,595. School type: Co-ed. Princethorpe College Princethorpe, Rugby CV23 9PX t f e w Contact Ed Hester, head. Awards: 4 music scholarships awarded annually for instrumentalists or singers, 2 offering one third of tuition fees, two offering one quarter. Also organ scholarship offering one half of tuition fees. Music activities: Outings to concert. Termly fees: 3,536 per term. School type: Co-ed. RGS Worcester and The Alice Ottley School Upper Tything, Worcester, Worcestershire WR1 1HP t f e w Contact John Pitt, head; Mike Hamilton, dir of mus Awards: Scholarship value 10% fees at 11, 20% fees at 13. Age 13, gr 5. Music activities: Orch, big band, main choir (80), str group, prep choir, orch, etc. Many concerts, annual trip abroad. No of pupils: 950; 200 studying inst. Termly fees: 3,798. School type: Co-ed. Rugby School Rugby School, Music Schools, Hillmorton Road, Rugby CV22 5EH t f e w Contact Peter Green, head; Richard Tanner, dir of mus. Awards: Funding for music scholarships (min of 10% plus free inst lessons, and up to 100% in cases of need) for pupils entering at 11, 13 and 6th form. Music activities: Symphony orch, str orch, concert band, jazz bands, br ens, chapel choir, choral society, chmbr choirs, chmbr ens. musicals produced yearly. No of pupils: 805 day and boarding; 400 studying inst. Shrewsbury High 32 Town Walls, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1TN t f e w Contact Michael Getty, head; Deborah Frost, admissions offr. Music activities: School orch of approx 100, bands, choirs, ens, jazz ens and music drama. A third of pupils actively involved in performing. Music facilities: Performing arts studio seating up to 90. Termly fees: 2,227 3,330 (prep); 4,089 4,136 (senior school). School type: Girls. Shrewsbury School The School, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY3 7BA t f e w Contact Mark Turner, head; John Moore, dir of mus. Awards: 6 scholarships at 13 of up to 50% fees and free tuition on 2 insts; 2 scholarships at 16 of up to 50% of fees. Gr 8 standard at audition. Music activities: Purpose-built, award-winning music perf facility; opportunities to perform in a wealth of concerts, plays, shows and exhibitions, and record in the state-of-the-art recording studio. Regular national concerts inc London and Birmingham. No of pupils: 163 day; 612 boarding. Termly fees: 7660 (day); (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Solihull School Warwick Rd, Solihull, West Midlands B91 3DJ t f e w Contact DEJ Lloyd, head; Stephen J Perrins, dir of mus. Awards: Music scholarships are available at 11, 13 and 16 at the discretion of the head. Additional places available under an assisted places scheme in cases of genuine financial need. All music scholarships inc free tuition on one inst. Music activities: Symphony orch, concert orch, chapel choir, choral society, jazz singers, musical theatre grp, opera grp; str, wind, br and perc ens; cl and sax groups; big band, samba band. No of pupils: 998 day; 400 studying inst. Termly fees: 2010 fees: 3,741 (sr sch), 3,165(jr sch). Age range: School type: Co-ed. St George s School, Edgbaston 31 Calthorpe Rd, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 1RX t f e w Awards: Music scholarships (10/20% reduction in fees) available from age 11 upwards, inc 6th form. Music activities: Active music dept. Wholeschool approach to performing arts encouraged. No of pupils: 415 day; 75 studying inst. Termly fees: 3,255 (Years 7 11). School type: Co-ed. St Mary s School Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 9LP t e co.uk w Contact Richard James, head; D Radford, dir of mus. Awards: Music scholarship at 11 and 13 providing up to 10% fee remission plus up to 40% by way of means tested bursary. Music activities: Chapel choir; orch, training orch, wind band, rcdr group, perc ens, cl & sax ens, str quartet plus other small ens according to demand. Participation in concerts, festivals, competitive festivals, choir trips. Annual choral day. Termly fees: (day); (boarding). School type: Girls. St. Dominic s Brewood Bargate Street, Brewood, Near Wolverhampton, South Staffordshire ST19 9BA t f e co.uk w Contact Sandra White, head; Fiona allen, admissions offr; Julie Stubbs, dir of mus. Awards: Music scholarships for yr 7 and 6th form entry. Music facilities: Performing arts centre with recording studio, music suite, practice room, drama studio with sprung floor and theatre lighting/sound. Termly fees: 3,700 3,875. School type: Girls. Stafford Grammar School Burton Manor, Stafford ST18 9AT t f e w Music activities: Annual competitive music festival organised. Concert band, choir, orch, big band, rcdr ens, str quartet, perc ens, sax group, fl group, br ens. Supply of vns, cls, br insts. Music facilities: 4 specialist teaching rooms, well-equipped perc room. Termly fees: School type: Co-ed. Tettenhall College Wood Rd, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton WV6 8QX t f e w Contact MC Long, head; IF Wass, dir of mus. Prep school is Tettenhall College at the same address. Awards: Music scholarships up to 50% fees and bursaries of free inst tuition offered at all secondary ages. All music insts and voice considered. Value of scholarship is determined by means test. Music activities: Chmbr choir, 2 jr choirs, concert band, orch ens. Regular concerts in school and outside; annual music competitions. No of pupils: 400 day and boarding; 100 studying inst. Termly fees: 4200 (day), (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. The Royal Wolverhampton School Penn Road, Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV3 0EG t f e w Awards: Music scholarships available, up to 25% of day fees. Music activities: Chapel choir, jr and sr school choirs, ens. Termly fees: ,610 (boarding); ,600 (weekly boarding); ,410 (day). School type: Co-ed. Warwick School Myton Road, Warwick, Warwickshire CV34 6PP t e w Contact A R Lock, Head; E.Green, Director of Music (academic); S.Hogg, Director of Music (performance). Music Scholarship up to value 20% fees; available to boys at 11 and 13. Also means tested bursaries. Termly fees: 3,095 3,943 (day); 4,600 additional for boarding. Every week over 750 music lessons are given, including free music lessons to all boys entering the school in Year 7. The Music School boasts 50 music staff and fields over 50 ensembles from big bands to bell-ringers. Each academic year over 350 boys take music examinations. Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 6PP, United Kingdom. Wolverhampton Grammar School Compton Road, Wolverhampton WV3 9RB t f e w 44 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

45 Independent Secondary, Preparatory and Junior Schools Contact Vincent Darby, head; Andrew Proverbs, dir of mus. Awards: 2 music scholarships, 1 at 11 or 13, 1 at 16 (25% fees plus free music tuition). Free inst tuition for scholarship holders on inst of their choice. Music activities: 3 choirs, choral society, 3 orchs, 3 concert bands, big band, chmbr music groups; tours abroad and music productions. No of pupils: 680; 220 studying inst. Termly fees: Age range: School type: Co-ed. Wrekin College Wrekin College Music Dept, Sutherland Road, Wellington, Telford, Shropshire TF1 3BH t or f e w Contact Dr Haydn Griffiths, Head; Simon Platford MBE, Director of Mus; Katie Guest, admissions. Scholarships and Bursaries: Available at 11, 13 or 16 years for musicians/ singers with both talent and potential; auditions held principally in November but can be arranged throughout the year. Please contact admissions for further details. Music activities: Orchestra, Chapel Choir, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Lancaster Choir (Junior Pupils), Community Choir (Lent term only), Soul Band, and many other smaller ensembles. No of pupils: 410. Termly fees: 4,565 5,530 (day); 8,260 9,590 (boarding); 6,580 7,780 (weekly boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. North East Barnard Castle School Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 8UN t f e w Contact AD Stevens, head; Mark Mawhinney, dir of mus. Awards: Inst, choral and org scholarships and exhibitions are offered at 11, 13 and 16. Music activities: Chapel choir, chmbr choir, 2 orchs, choral society, concert band, wind, str and perc ens, jazz band. Annual singing competition, inst festival and staged music production; major choral concert and numerous concerts and recitals. Annual overseas tours. Chapel choir sings regular cathedral evensongs. No of pupils: 555 day; 170 boarding; 220 studying inst. Termly fees: 2,875 4,117 (day), ,391 (boarding). School type: Co-ed. Central Newcastle High Eskdale Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE2 4DS t e w Contact HJ French, head; Julia Howe, registrar. Awards: Means-tested bursaries are offered. Termly fees: 2,565 4,012. School type: Girls. Dame Allan s Schools Fowberry Crescent, Fenham, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne NE4 9YJ t f e w Contact JR Hind, principal. Awards: Scholarships up to half fees are awarded on academic merit. Termly fees: 3,867. Age range: Boy and girls are educated separately. School type: Co-ed. Durham High School for Girls Farewell Hall, South Road, Durham DH1 3TB t f e w Contact Lynne Renwick, Head. Awards: Music scholarships and exhibitions are offered to suitable applicants for entry at 11, 13 and 16. At 11, girls should be at least grade 3 standard on one instrument or voice. At 13, girls should be at least grade 5 standard and for sixth form awards they should be at least grade 6 standard. Scholarships are worth up to 25% of fees and may be supplemented in appropriate cases by a Governors Bursary up to a usual maximum of 50% fee remission. Termly fees: Age range: School type: Girls. Durham School Quarryheads Lane, Durham DH1 4SZ t ; (mus school) f e w Contact Kieran McLaughlin, head; Roger Muttitt, dir of mus; Victoria Moore, admissions. The school is situated in a beautiful setting close to the city. All-Steinway School. A number of music scholarships offered per yr. for 11,13 and 16 entrance. Additional bursaries available on application. A wide range of ens and concert opportunities. Venues inc Durham Cathedral and Sage, Gateshead. Links with Durham University. No of pupils: 557 day and boarding. Termly fees: 4,504 5,412 (day), ,832 (boarding). Age range: School type: Indep. co-ed. King s Priory School Huntington Place, Tynemouth, North Shields, Tyne and Wear NE30 4RF t f e w Music activities: Free inst teaching scheme for pupils new to jr and sr schools. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Longridge Towers School Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland TD15 2XQ t f e w Contact AE Clemit, head; IJ Cheer, dir of mus. Awards: Music scholarships awarded paying termly inst tuition, up to 2 insts per candidate. Music activities: Primary and sr orchs, primary choir, perc ens, sr choir, chmbr choir, swing band, ww ens, theory club. No of pupils: 117 studying inst. Termly fees: 4,112 (day); 6,502 (weekly boarding); 8,376 (full boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Polam Hall School Grange Road, Darlington, Co. Durham DL1 5PA t f e w Contact M Green, head; C Law, dir of mus. 6th form co-ed. Awards: Awards with free inst tuition available at age 11, 14, 16. Music activities: Jr and sr choirs, sr orch, jr str orch, wind band, str, vocal and wind ens, sr band; musical alternate years. No of pupils: 190 day and boarding sr school (age 11 18); 140 prep school (age 4 11); 98 studying inst. Termly fees: (day jr), 4070 (day sr), 6200 (boarding jr), 7815 (boarding sr). School type: Girls. Sunderland High School Mowbray Road, Sunderland SR2 8HY t w Contact Angela Slater, head. Awards: Max 2 music scholarships, each 10% of sr school tuition fee, or up to 2 music bursaries giving free tuition on 1 or 2 insts/voice. Awarded after audition/interview. Music activities: Choir, chmbr choir, orch. Christmas carol service, Easter concert, regular musicals. Music facilities: Music suite with 5 practice rooms (each with upright pno) and main music room (with grand pno). Electric kbs, bass gui, selection of acoustic and electric guis, 4 drum kits. Overseas tours arranged. Termly fees: 3,077. School type: Co-ed. Teesside High School The Avenue, Eaglescliffe, Stockton- On-Tees TS16 9AT t e w Contact Deborah Duncan, head. Awards: Music scholarships available at 11 and 16 Music facilities: Music room, 6 individual practice rooms, orch, swing band. School type: Co-ed. Westfield School Oakfield Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 4HS t f e sch.uk w Contact Marion Farndale, head; Susan Easton, bursar; Joanna Stead, admissions sec. Awards: 11 and 6th form entry scholarships available. Music activities: Orch, wind ens, ceilidh band, choir. Lessons in vn, va, vc, db, fl, cl, sax, pno, gui, perc, singing; other insts by arrangement. No of pupils: 350 day. Termly fees: 1,410 3,915. Age range: School type: Girls. Yarm School The Friarage, Yarm, Stockton-on-Tees TS15 9EJ t f e w Contact DM Dunn, head; KELS Staggs, dir of mus. Awards: Music scholarships offered value up to 33% fees. Awarded on grounds of music promise, usually on school entry. Music activities: Sr school orch, choir (SATB), chmbr groups, ens, etc. Jr school orch, choir and ens. No of pupils: Termly fees: 3,867. Age range: School type: Co-ed. North West Abbey Gate College Saighton Grange, Saighton Lane, Saighton, Chester CH3 6EN t f e w Termly fees: 3752 (sr school). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Alderley Edge School for Girls Wilmslow Road, Alderley Edge, Cheshire SK9 7QE t f e w Contact Susan Goff, head. School type: Girls. Arnold KEQMS Clifton Drive South, Lytham St. Annes FY8 1DT t e w Contact Jim Keefe, head. Awards: Scholarships are available for Year 7 entry in Music up to 2 major scholarships at 10% and 2 minor scholarships at 5%. Termly fees: 3,264 School type: Co-ed. Austin Friars St Monica s School Etterby Scaur, Carlisle, Cumbria CA3 9PB t e w Contact Matt Harris, head. Termly fees: 2,135 4,499. School type: Co-ed. Birkenhead High School Academy 86 Devonshire Place, Prenton, Merseyside CH43 1TY t e birkhs.gdst.net w Contact Chris Mann, principal. Age range: School type: Girls. Birkenhead School 58 Beresford Rd, Oxton, Wirral CH43 2JD t f e w wordpress.com Contact John Clark, Headmaster. Independent Schools PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

46 Independent Secondary, Preparatory and Junior Schools Independent Schools Awards: Both Academic and Music Scholarships are awarded each year. Music Scholarships are for entry into Year 7 and include a fee reduction and the cost of instrumental lessons. School type: Co-educational. Age range: 3 mths to 18. Bolton School Chorley New Rd, Bolton BL1 4PA t e w Contact Sue Hincks, head (girls); Philip Britton, head (boys). Age range: 3 18 (school admits boys and girls but they are taught in separate depts). Termly fees: 3,008 3,760. School type: Co-ed. Bridgewater School Drywood Hall, Worsley Road, Worsley, Manchester M28 2WQ t f e w Contact Judy Nairn, head. Termly fees: 3,167. Age range: Bury Grammar School Tenterden St, Bury, Lancashire BL9 0HN t f e w Contact R N Marshall, head. Awards: Means-tested bursaries are available. School type: Boys. Bury Grammar School for Girls Bridge Rd, Bury, Lancanshire BL9 0HH t f e bgsg.bury.sch.uk w Contact Roberta S Georghiou, head. Awards: Bursaries may be offered according to academic merit. Cheadle Hulme School Claremont Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8 6EF t f e w Contact Lucy Pearson, head; A Bolton, bursar. Termly fees: 3,693. School type: Co-ed. Chetwynde School Croslands, Rating Lane, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria LA13 0NY t e w Contact Russell Collier, head. Age range: Kirkham Grammar School Ribby Road, Kirkham, Preston, Lancashire PR4 2BH t e w Contact Richard Laithwaite, head; Miss Justine Crook, head of music. Awards: A number of music scholarships are awarded at 11 and 16 to talented musicians, who will be asked to audition. Senior School (11 18 years) Day: 3,338; Junior School (4 11 years) Day: 2,505; Pre-School (3 4 years) Full week: 214 Full day: * 44. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Limehouse School Holm Hill, Dalston, Carlisle CA5 7BX t f w Contact NA Rice, head; R Bills, head of mus. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Day pupils: Infants 1,500 per term; Juniors (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6), 2,850 per term; Senior School 3,450 per term; Learning Support 250 per term; Activities 75 per term. Boarding pupils: Juniors (Years 5 & 6) 6,500 per term; Senior School 8,000 per term; Laundry 250 per term. Liverpool College Queen s Drive, Mossley Hill, Liverpool L18 8BG t e w Contact Hans van Mourik Broekman, head; Sally Loveridge, registrar. Awards: 11 : 2 music scholarships are awarded based on auditions. Recipients are entered on the honour board and receive 1 free music lesson pw during term time. 16 : 2 exceptional musicians are offered 1500 annual scholarships for 6th form study. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Manchester Grammar School Old Hall Lane, Manchester M13 0XT t ext 234 e w Contact Dr Martin Boulton, high master. Age range: School type: Boys. Fees for the year 2015/2016 are 11,730 per year, or 3,910 per term. Manchester High School for Girls Grangethorpe Road, Manchester M14 6HS t f e sch.uk w Contact A Hewitt, head. Awards: At least 1 music scholarship will be offered to a talented Year 7 entrant each Sep; means-tested bursary scheme. Age range: School type: Girls. Infants (Reception Year 2) 2,633per term; Juniors (Year 3 Year 6) 2,675 per term; Seniors (Year 7 Year 13) 3,644 per term. Merchant Taylors Girls School Liverpool Rd, Crosby, Liverpool L23 5SP t f e w Contact LA Robinson, head; J Thompson, dir of mus. Music activities: Range of extracurricular opportunities incl tuition, orch and various bands and trips abroad. No of pupils: 556, 100 studying insts. Senior School tuition fees for the academic year were 3,508 per term. The Junior Girls and Junior Boys Schools fees were 2,623 per term. The Infant School s fees were 2,596 per term. Age range: School type: Girls. North Cestrian Grammar School Dunham Road, Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 4AJ t f e w Contact DG Vanstone, head; R Boyd, head of mus. No of pupils: 208. Termly fees: Age range: School type: Co-ed. Rossall School Fleetwood, Lancashire FY7 8JW t f e w Contact Stephen Winkley, head; Margaret Young, dir of mus; Michele Metcalfe, admissions. Awards: Music scholarships offered; value varies. Age 11, 13, or 16; vocal ability an asset. Music activities: Chapel choir, sr and jr orch, jazz band, chmbr choir, professional concert series, arts festival, Rossall choral soc. No of pupils: 400 boarding/day; 140 studying inst. Termly fees: (day), (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Sedbergh School Sedbergh, Cumbria LA10 5HG t f e w Contact Andrew Fleck, head. Awards: Many music scholarships and exhibitions available for inst/singers with potential, value up to 50% fees (augmentable with bursaries in certain cases) with free tuition in up to 2 insts. Age Music activities: Orch, str orch, swing band, sax society, marching br band, corps of drums, vc quartet, plus various chmbr ens, chapel choir, choral society; musicals performed alternate years, inc tours abroad; subscription concert series, cathedral association, 2 orgs. No of pupils: 21 day; 440 boarding; 159 studying inst. Termly fees: 10,104 (boarding/sr). School type: Co-ed. St Bede s College Alexandra Park, Manchester M16 8HX t f e w Contact S Pike, acting head; Mr A Davies. Music activities: Regular concerts and opportunities with choirs and inst groups; musicals in collaboration with drama dept. Kb and music theory classes. Termly fees: 2,220 (prep). School type: Co-ed. St Bees School St. Bees, Cumbria CA27 0DS t f e w Contact PJ Capes, head; HM Turpin, dir of mus. Awards: Music scholarships available. Age under 12 or under 14 on 1 Sep, or 6th form entry. Under 12, gr 3 on 1st inst; under 14, gr 5; 6th form, gr 7. 2nd inst desirable at all ages; singing an advantage. Music activities: Orch, str orch, ens, choral society, choirs, madrigal group, br group, opera; electronic music studio. No of pupils: 290 day and boarding; 100 studying inst. Termly fees: 3581 (day/jr), 4624 (day/sr), 5595 (full boarding/ jr), 7715 (full boarding/sr), 4592 (weekly boarding/jr), 6582 (weekly boarding/sr). School type: Co-ed. Stockport Grammar School Buxton Rd, Stockport, Cheshire SK2 7AF t f e w Contact Andrew Chicken, head; Michael Dow, dir of mus. Awards: Music scholarships available up to 50% fees. Bursaries provide free inst tuition. Music activities: 2 orchs, str orchs; jr, sr, and chmbr choirs; 3 wind bands, 1 big band, several chmbr music groups, jr school orch and choir. Biennial staged musicals; concerts in all major Manchester venues; Radio appearances; several pupils in national bands, choirs and orchs; overseas tours. No of pupils: 1450 day; 300 studying inst. Termly fees: 2,661 (jr day), 3,450 (sr day). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Stonyhurst College Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 9PZ t e w Contact D G Mann, dir of mus. Awards: Several music scholarships and bursaries offered inc org scholarship. Scholarships offered at 11, 13 and 16. Music activities: All students study an orch inst free for at least 1 year during school career. Orch, str orch, wind band, big band, choirs (weekly sung mass). Facilities inc 4 orgs, Steinway pno, large stock of orch insts and perc, kb studio, computer studio, 2 recording studios. No of pupils: 420; 50% studying inst. The Grange School Bradburns Lane, Hartford, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 1LU t e w Contact CP Jeffery, head; Sharon Dickens, admissions. School type: Co-ed. The Hammond School The Hammond, Mannings Lane, Chester, Cheshire CH2 4ES t f e w Contact Maggie Evans, Principal; Kevin Williams, Dir of Mus. Music activities: Jr, chmbr & sr choirs, ens and orchs. New music 46 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

47 Independent Secondary, Preparatory and Junior Schools school has state-of-the art recording studio, individual practice rooms and computer suite. Pupils give regular concerts within school and community; also work with students from other areas of perf arts. No of pupils: 273. Termly fees: 3,453 5,668. The King s School Chester Wrexham Rd, Chester CH4 7QL t e w Contact Chris Ramsey, head. School type: Co-ed. The King s School in Macclesfield Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 1DA t f e w Contact Simon Hyde, head; Simon Mercer, dir of mus. Awards: Year 7 music scholarships, 1 org scholarship. Music activities: Inc Foundation Choir (BBC Songs of Praise sr school choir of the year 2003); orchs, bands, big bands, choirs; wind, br, perc, gui ens; annual concerts with Northern Chamber Orchestra. Many charity concerts. Musicals. No of pupils: 1330 day; 400 studying inst. Annual fees: 2580 (infants), 8520 (jr), (sr). School type: Diamond (Co-ed in Jrs and Sixth Form, Single Sex in Srs). The Queen s School City Walls Road, Chester CH1 2NN t f e w Contact Sarah Clark, head. Senior School. Awards: Some bursaries available. Music activities: Jr choir, sr choir, chmbr choir, jr & sr orchs, jr & sr jazz bands; chmbr ens inc cl quintet, sax quintet, fl ens, br ens, str quartets, bands. Regular perfs at Chester Cathedral; musical theatre with dram dept; annual music festival. Comp club. Termly fees: 3,950 (sr school). School type: Girls. Westholme Upper School Wilmar Lodge, Meins Rd, Blackburn BB2 6QU t f e w Contact Lillian Croston, head; Eric Millest, dir of mus; Gemma Cunliffe, admissions. Awards: Discussed on application. Music activities: Choirs (sr, jr, chmbr), orchs (sr, jr, strs), br band, swing band, other ens. Annual productions, annual gala concert, annual summer tour. No of pupils: 680 (day); 150 studying insts. Termly fees: Age range: School type: Girls. Windermere School Patterdale Rd, Windermere, The Lake District LA23 1NW t f e w Contact Ian Lavender, head; JH McCallum-Hartley, mus dir. Awards: Music scholarships and bursaries available worth up to 10% of fees. Contact admissions for further information. Music activities: Orch, choirs, madrigal groups, chmbr ens, jazz group, music tours, singing engagements. No of pupils: 130 day; 120 boarding. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Withington Girls School 100 Wellington Road, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6BL t f e sch.uk w Music activities: Senior choir, chmbr choir, sr orch, middle school orch, str orch, wind band, jazz band, jazz improvisation. School type: Boys. South East Abingdon School Park Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 1DE t f e w Contact Felicity Lusk, head; Michael Stinton, dir of mus. Awards: Flexible number of meanstested scholarships usually at age 13, and several exhibitions at age 11 or above. Gr 5 min on 1st inst with proficiency on 2nd inst. Small number of Foundation Places available. Music activities: Strong music dept with jr schools choral society, chapel choir, 4 orchs, sr wind, cl, sax, fl ens, 3 wind and br bands, big band, jazz ens, extensive str programme, chmbr music. No of pupils: 950 day and boarding; approx 420 studying inst. Termly fees: 5290 (day), 9340 (weekly boarding), (full boarding). School type: Boys. Alton Convent School Anstey Lane, Alton, Hampshire GU34 2NG t f e w Contact Headmaster, Mr Graham Maher BA(Hons) Theology MA. Awards: Music awards worth up to 20% of the tuition fees. Applicants should have reached a practical level of Grade 3 or 4, with more flexibility for candidates playing vc, fr hn, bsn, tb or hp. Age range: School is co-ed from 0 11; girls only School type: Girls. Ardingly College Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 6SQ t f e w Contact Ben Figgis, head; Robert Costin, dir of mus. Awards: Up to 10 music awards available (worth up to 40% fees), with free tuition in 2 insts. 2 choral scholarships available up to value of 40%. Jr school at same address with up to 4 music awards (worth up to 33%). Music activities: Orch, chmbr orch, concert band, big band; br ens, cl ens, other chmbr music; also chapel choir (has toured abroad, performed in major venues in the south east), chmbr choir and choral society. Jazz singers and jazz band. No of pupils: 440 d&b (sr school); 233 (jr school); 77 (pre-prep). Termly fees: 7,115 10,120. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Ashford School East Hill, Ashford, Kent TN24 8PB t f e w Contact Mike Buchanan, head; Allan Clay, dir of mus; Rachael Cox, registrar. Ashford Junior School (age 3 11, co-ed) at same address. Awards: Scholarships available at 8, 11, 13 and 16, up to 50% of day fees, or more of less value. Music activities: 2 orchs, str orch, band, 3 choirs, rcdr ens, 2 str quartets, chmbr music, fl quartet. Musical production and oratorio each year; c 5 concerts per term. No of pupils: 724 day; 130 boarding; 270 studying inst. Termly fees: (day), (boarding). Age range: 3 months-18 yrs. School type: Co-ed. Battle Abbey School High Street, Battle, East Sussex TN33 0AD t e w Contact RC Clark, head. Awards: Auditions for scholarships take place in Feb of the year of entry. Awards are available for entry into Y7, Y9 and 6th form. School type: Coed. Termly fees: 4,675-5,131 (day); 8,780-9,677 (boarding). Bearwood College Bearwood Road, Wokingham, Berkshire RG41 5BG t f e w Contact SGG Aiano, head; C Enston, dir of mus. Awards: Choral, org, pno and inst, value up to 30% fees; age Music activities: Chapel choir, training choir, choral society, dance band, wind ens, br ens. No of pupils: 207 day; 122 boarding; 80 studying inst. Termly fees: 4,985-5,870 (day); 8,740-10,075. School type: Co-ed. Bedales School Church Rd, Steep, Petersfield GU32 2DG t f e w www. bedales.org.uk/bedales/curriculum/ music Contact Keith Budge, head; Nicholas Gleed, director of music; Janie Jarman, registrar. Prep schools Dunannie (pre-prep 3 8) and Dunhurst (8 13) at above address. Awards: A number of scholarships for candidates entering at ages 11, 13 and 16. These may be awarded on a means-tested basis. All scholarships carry free tuition on examined studies. Grade 8 required for 6th form candidates, with potential and enthusiasm more important than formal qualifications at other levels. Music activities: Orchestra, 2 choirs, chamber orchestra, ens, bands and regular performance opportunities. No of pupils: 463. Termly fees: 8,825 (day), 11,230 (boarding). School type: Co-ed. Beechwood Sacred Heart School 12 Pembury Rd, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 3QD t e w Contact Aaron Lennon, head; Sarah Kershaw, head of music. Awards: Scholarships are available at 11 & 13 (minimum standard grade 3), and 16 (minimum standard grade 6) and are awarded for above average musical skill and aptitude. Candidates without specific qualifications but who can demonstrate comparable proficiency will also be considered. Candidates will also be interviewed by the Head of Music. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Benenden School Benenden School, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 4AA t f e w Contact Sam Price, head; Edward Whiting, dir of mus. Awards: 11, 13 and Sixth Form entry music scholarships worth up to 10% of fees; awards inc two periods a week of free inst or vocal tuition. Music activities: 2 orchs, 5 ww groups, jazz group, str ens, perc group, several rock groups, 5 choirs. Weekly opportunities to perform; some large-scale perfs organised each year. Dept of 33 music teachers, most of whom are visiting specialists. School is base for local community orch in which young people from local schools play. Over 70 ABRSM exam entries per year. No of pupils: 540. Termly fees: 11,150. Age range: School type: Girls. Berkhamsted School Berkhamsted HP4 2DJ t f e w Awards: Music scholarships and exhibitions at 9, 11 and 13 and 6th form. Music activities: Prep school: prep singers, prep choir, orch, jr br ens, jr str group. Sr school: jr orch, symphony orch, str chmbr music, big band, chmbr choir, wind band, barbershop, Cantare singers, jr choir, rock band coaching, sax group, tpt group, classical gui group, overseas tours. No of pupils: 1493 day; 44 boarding. Termly fees: 2400 (nursery), (prep), Age range: School has co-ed prep and 6th form; single sex boys and girls School type: Co-ed. Independent Schools PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

48 Independent Secondary, Preparatory and Junior Schools Independent Schools Bethany School Curtisden Green, Goudhurst, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 1LB t f e w Contact Francie Healy, Headmaster; Gareth Stubberfield, Director of Music. With 60 acres set in the stunning surroundings of the Kent Weald, Bethany School is a co-educational day and boarding school for ages blessed with space and facilities that far outweigh expectations for a school of its size. The music school in particular is a beautiful Victorian building, once housing the local primary school, and has a performance hall, well equipped music classrooms and practice rooms. Music Scholarships worth up to 20% of fees are available, and include free music tuition. Activities include, choir, orchestra, theatre productions and other public performances. Bloxham School Bloxham, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX15 4PE t f e w Contact Mark Allbrook, head; Richard Longman, dir of mus. Awards: Music scholarships of up to 50% fees plus free inst tuition. Bursaries also available. Age 11, 13 or 16 on 1 Sep. Music activities: Centrally located music school, orch, wind and str ens, swing band, choir, annual choral event and/or musical, annual house songs competition (whole school), concerts, concert visits, music society, fully equipped technology studio for composing, sequencing and remote recording. No of pupils: 420 mainly boarding; 200 studying inst. Termly fees: 7,890 (day); 10,195 (boarding). Bournemouth Collegiate School College Road, Southbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset BH5 2DY t f e collegiateschool.co.uk w collegiateschool.co.uk Awards: Variable number of music scholarships of up to 30% fees for entry into year 7 10 and sixth form. Music activities: Whole-school and sixth form choir, orch, rock bands, samba group, big band and many other pupils-lead ens. Termly and lunchtime concerts, open-mic events, community and charity events. Bradfield College Bradfield, Berkshire RG7 6AU t f e w Contact C Stevens, Head; V Hughes & J Mountford Hd of Mus; A Marshall, registrar. Awards: At 13 up to 5 music scholarships up to 50% of fees, plus free tuition on up to 3 insts. 2 music exhibitions may be awarded annually. Candidates must be over 12 and under 14 on 1 Sep. At 16 up to 3 music scholarships up to 50% of fees, plus free tuition on up to 3 insts. Music activities: Chapel choir, chmbr choir, orch, str orch, chmbr music and various bands. Major concerts termly; annual choir tours. Associations with LCO, VOCES8, APOLLO5, Berkshire Maestros. No of pupils: 763 d&b; 300 studying inst. Termly fees: 9,408 (day); 11,760 (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Brighton and Hove High Montpelier Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 3AT t f e w Contact Jennifer Smith, head. Age range: School type: Girls. Brighton College Eastern Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 0AL t f e w Contact R Cairns, headmaster. Awards: Scholarships up to 50% fees which can be increased by bursaries, plus free tuition in 2 insts available. Several other awards in Feb. Age under 14 on 1 Jun. Candidates should be proficient on 2 insts (or 1 inst and voice) to approx gr 5 standard. 6th form scholarships also offered. Music activities: Choral society, concert band, br ens, chmbr music groups, swing band, 1st orch, 2nd orch, chmbr orch, college choir, chapel choir, chmbr choir, barbershop etc; mus lab with computers and synth. No of pupils: 740 day; 1200 boarding; 62% studying inst. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Brigidine School Windsor Queensmead, Kings Road, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 2AX t e w Age range: School type: Girls. Burgess Hill School for Girls Burgess Hill School for Girls, Keymer Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex RH15 0EG t f e w Contact Kathryn Bell, Headmistress. Awards: Scholarships offered, up to 40% of day fees. Years 3 6 inclusive, 7, 9 & 12. Reasonable degree of instrument proficiency required; 2 instruments expected (preferably piano plus orchestra instrument). Music activities: 2 orchestras, 2 choirs, recorder groups, chamber music & jazz ensemble. Concerts, trips and Masterclasses organised. Junior School: choir, orchestra, flute, brass, clarinet & double reed groups. Pupils: 427 day and boarding (excl nursery); 200 studying instruments. Termly fees: 14/15 2,340 5,100 (day), 8,740-9,000 (full boarding). Age range: 2½ 18 (boarding from 11). Caterham School Caterham School, Harestone Valley Road, Caterham, Surrey CR3 6YA t f e w Contact JP Thomas, head; Adam Assen, dir of mus. Awards: Several awards available at 11, 13 and 16. Music activities: 3 choirs, 2 str orchs, 9 wind ens, chmbr groups, musical theatre. No of pupils: 736 day; 164 boarding; 300 studying inst. Termly fees: (day), (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Charterhouse Godalming, Surrey GU7 2DX t f e w Contact Richard Pleming, head; Mark Shepherd, dir of mus. Awards: Up to 5 music scholarships offered at 13 worth 10% of the school fee, supplemented by bursaries up to the full school fee. Age under 14 on 1 Jul; gr 6 (pno) or gr 5 (other insts). Several Exhibitions which provide free tuition on one or two insts. Music activities: Symph orchs, str orch, concert band, chapel choir, chmbr choir, oratorio choir; wind, str, chmbr mus societies; various ens. No of pupils: 720 boarding, 70 dayboarding. Age range: School type: Boys. Termly fees: 9,433 (day); 11,415 (boarding). Christ s Hospital Horsham, West Sussex RH13 0YP t f e w Contact John Franklin, head; Andrew Cleary, dir of mus. Awards: Entrance at 11, 13 and 16; music ability offered as part of entrance exam. Awards given to some candidates of up to 100% fees as parental circumstances require. Music tuition free to pupils taking music at GCSE/AL, others assessed according to parental income. Music activities: 5 choirs, 4 orchs, 4 bands, regular perf opportunities, musicals, operas, holiday tours and subsidised courses. Concerts at St John s Smith Square and St Martin-in-the-Fields. No of pupils: 810 boarding; 60 day; 460 studying instruments. Termly fees: Assessed according to parental income. School type: Co-ed. Churcher s College Ramshill, Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 4AS t e w Contact Simon Williams, head. Awards: Music scholarships are normally awarded at 11, 13 and 16; awards are limited and based on an audition. As a guide, students should expect to have achieved the equivalent of grade 4 on at least one inst and to be learning at least 2 insts; music exhibitions which cover music tuition fees may also be awarded. School type: Co-ed. Termly fees: 4,550. City of London Freemen s School Ashtead Park, Surrey KT21 1ET t f e w Contact P MacDonald, head; PM Dodds, dir of mus. Awards: At least 2 music awards of 50% and 33% fees at 11, 13 and 16 (not means-tested). Music activities: 6 choirs, 2 orchs, jazz band, str ens, 2 wind bands, ww and br ens; chmbr music, 2 orgs, recording studios, concert programme inc operas, musicals and annual showcase. Tours to Europe and N America. No of pupils: 860; 44 boarding; 365 studying inst. Termly fees: 4,328-5,408 (day); 6,728-7,810 (weekly); 7,683-8,763 (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Claires Court Schools Ray Mill Road East, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 8TE t f e w Awards: Music and choral scholarships may be offered at 11, 12, 13 and for sixth form entry. Termly fees: Age range: 3 4 (co-ed); 4 16 (boys); 4 16 (girls); (coed). School type: Co-ed. Claremont Fan Court School Claremont Fan Court School, Claremont Drive, Esher, Surrey KT10 9LY t e w Contact Jonathan Insall-Reid, Head of Senior School; Alexis Affonso, Director of Music. Awards: Available at Year 7, Year 9 and Sixth Form entry levels. Music activities: Different styles of music making encouraged. Orchestra, choirs and various instrumental ensembles throughout the school. Regular concerts, music productions and rock festivals. Facilities include a well-equipped recording studio, music ICT suites, concert hall with Steinway Concert Grand, and chamber music venue. No of pupils: 670. Termly fees: 1,525 5,090. Age range: 2½ 18. School type: Co-Ed. Cobham Hall School Cobham, Kent DA12 3BL t f e w Contact Paul Mitchell, head; Penny Clements, head of mus. Awards: Music awards at 11, 13 and 6th form entry. Music activities: Choirs, orch, inst ens, theory classes. Lessons available for all insts and singing. Regular perf opportunities in lunchtime and evening concerts, festivals, m/classes and in biennial music festival. No of pupils: 200; c 100 studying insts. School type: Girls. Cokethorpe School Witney, Oxfordshire OX29 7PU t e 48 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

49 Independent Secondary, Preparatory and Junior Schools w Contact Shan Copeland (Registrar, Admissions), Joe Hughes (Director of Music). Cokethorpe is a co-educational day school for children aged 4 to 18, set in 150 acres of beautiful Oxfordshire parkland, two miles south of Witney and ten miles west of Oxford. Pupils can benefit from grants awarded annually to Music Award Holders, with assessments held in First and Third Form. The title and associated grant often continue over multiple years, with an annual review. Music Award Holders are expected to take a leading role in Music and act as ambassadors for Cokethorpe; they can also expect extra support from the Music Department as they move up through the Senior School. Combe Bank School Combe Bank Drive, Sundridge, Sevenoaks TN14 6AE t f e w Contact Helen Isom, dir of mus; Sarah Daley, registrar. Awards: Scholarships available for entry into Year 7; maximum award 50% of fees at time of entry. Music activities: Choral society, chambr choir, chapel choir, madrigal choir, orchs, str ens, ww ens and perc ens. No of pupils: 200 prep; 200 sr; 120 studying inst. Termly fees: 4585 (sr); (prep). Age range: School type: Boys. Cranleigh School Cranleigh School, Horseshoe Lane, Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 8QQ t f e w Contact Mr Martin Reader MA (Oxon) MPhil MBA, Headmaster; Marcus Pashley BMus Hons, Director of Music; George Royall BSc, Head of Contemporary Music. Cranleigh is a leading co-educational weekly boarding and day school set in a stunning rural location in more than 240 acres on the edge of the Surrey Hills. Cranleigh has both a Prep and Senior School, which enables siblings of varying ages to be educated together. It also enables an innovative 7 18 approach to the creative arts and sports, ensuring that talented pupils can progress at their own pace, whatever their age, performing and competing at a level reflective purely of their individual ability. Dover College Effingham Crescent, Dover CT17 9RH t e w www. dovercollege.org.uk/senior-school/ curriculum/music/ Contact Gareth E Doodes, head; Paul Young, dir of mus. Music Scholarships up to 50% (ages 11, 13, 16 ). Means Tested Bursaries. Music activities: orch, choral society, jr and sr choirs, madrigal group, br group, jazz group, regular concerts, staged musicals, annual house music; choirs have performed nationally and internationally. Dedicated music school with: high tech sound proof pods, recital room, classrooms, music tech room, computers with wifi access. No of pupils: 300 day and boarding; 60 studying inst. Termly fees: (day), (flexible boarding), (full boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. d Overbroeck s College The Swan Building, 111 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6JX t f e w Contact Sami Cohen, principal; Mark Olejnik, head of secondary school. Awards: Scholarships awarded for performing arts at 11 and 13 to students with outstanding talent and enthusiasm for music, drama, or both. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Downe House, Independent boarding school for girls aged 11 to 18 in Berkshire Downe House, Hermitage Road, Cold Ash, Berkshire RG18 9JJ t f e w Contact Dr Charlotte Exon, Director of Music. Awards: Music Scholarships and Exhibitions at 11, 12, 13 and 16 at the discretion of the Director of Music Thriving Music department with strong reputation. Award Holders receive individually tailored support and musical enrichment from the music mentoring programme, some free tuition in chosen instrument including voice. Music activities: DH Symphony Orchestra, chamber groups, instrumental and vocal ensembles. Eight full time and 28 visiting music teachers. Prospective applicants and parents are warmly invited to contact the Music department to discuss applications, auditions and visits. Duke of York s Royal Military School Dover, Kent CT15 5EQ t e w Contact Chis Russell, exec principal. Music activities: More than a dozen ens and activities for students inc jr and sr choirs and a big band. As well as GCSE and AL music, school is trialling a BTEC in Military Music. Termly fees: 3,665 (boarding fees only; no tuition fees are payable). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Dunottar School Dunottar School, High Trees Road, Reigate, Surrey RH2 7EL t f e w Contact Rowena Cole, Headteacher; David Black, Director of Music. Awards: music scholarships are available at Year 7, Year 9 and Lower 6th. Gr 3 4 at Year 7, Gr 4 5 at Year 9, Gr 7 8 at Lower 6th. Music activities: three choirs, senior orchestra, choral society, wind band, jazz ens, chambr ens, chambr choir, string ens. Termly fees: School type: Co-ed Eastbourne College Old Wish Rd, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 4JY t f e w Contact SP Davies, head; DK Jordan, dir of mus. Awards: Inst and choral awards of up to 50% fees available. Age under 14 on 1 Sep, gr 5 min. Scholarships also available to 6th form entrants. Org scholarship offered. Music activities: Choir, chmbr choir, choral society, orch and training orch, str orch, swing band, chmbr groups. Pro concert series, music tech studio. Music facilities: New purpose-built music facility. No of pupils: 620 day and boarding; 210 studying inst. Annual Fees: from 20,940 (day); from 31,965 (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Epsom College Epsom College, College Road, Epsom, Surrey KT17 4JQ t f e w Contact Jay Piggot, Headmaster; Graeme Lodge, Director of Music. Awards: Usually 2 Music Scholarships and 2 Music Exhibitions awarded for entry to Year 9. Music can be offered as part of All-Rounder Award. Scholarships also available for entry to Year 12. All music awards inc free tuition. Music activities: Several choirs, orch, choral society, samba band, fl choir, cl choir, gui ens, band w/shop, sax ens, big band, large music school. No of pupils: 749 day and boarding; 350 studying inst. Termly fees: 7,530 (day); 10,089 (weekly boarding); 11,106 (full boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Eton College Windsor SL4 6EW t f e w Contact TJ Johnson, Precentor & Director of Music. Awards: 8 scholarships up to 10% plus up to 135 mins inst tuition pw. Bursaries can supplement the full value of fees in cases of need. 6 exhibitions carrying remission of inst or singing fees up to 135 mins pw. Honorary awards may also be given. Age under 14 on 1 Sep; gr 6 8 on 1st inst. 6th form scholarships are also offered, 1 for outstanding musical ability; also 1 Lloyd-Webber music scholarship. No of pupils: 1315 boarding; 650 studying inst. Termly fees: 11,907. Age range: School type: Boys. Ewell Castle School Church Street, Ewell, Surrey KT17 2AW t f e w Contact Mr Adam Assen, dir of music. Awards: Music scholarships are available at 11, 13 and 16. The number of awards is limited and the maximum is 20% remission of fees. Termly fees: 4,835-4,835. Age range: 3 18 (co-ed from ages 3 11). School type: Boys. Farlington School Farlington School, Strood Park, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 3PN t f e w Contact Louise Higson, Headmistress; Jane Thomas, Head of Music. Awards: Music scholarships available at entry into Year s 7, 9 and 6th form. Means-tested bursaries available for all prospective and current pupils from Year 5. Music activities: Concert and training orchestras; jazz band, samba and rock bands; saxophone, guitar, flute, string, recorder and ukulele ensembles. Five choirs including GLEE club and 4 part barbershop ensemble. No of pupils: 350 day & boarding; Termly fees: (day), (boarding). School type: Girls with co-ed nursery. Farnborough Hill Farnborough Hill, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 8AT t f e w Contact Sarah Buckle, head; Ian Taylor, dir of mus. Awards: Music scholarships of up to 20% of fees are awarded at 11. Performing Arts scholarship in 6th form. Music activities: Orch, str group, wind band, swing band, cl group, sax group, fl choir, rcdr consort jazz quartets, sr choir, jr choir, sr chmbr choir, jr chmbr choir, rock choir, parents and students choir. Tours abroad. No of pupils: 550 day; 170 studying inst. Edexcel and ABRSM exam entries. GCSE: 20 AS: 2 A2: 2 AS Mus Tech: 3 A2 Mus Tech:1 Termly fees: 4395 (day). School type: Girls. Frensham Heights Rowledge, Farnham, Surrey GU10 4EA t f e org.uk w Contact Edwin Rolles, dir of mus. Awards: Scholarships and exhibitions of a token amount ( 750 and 450 respectively); means-tested bursaries may be offered to those who would not otherwise be able to afford a Frensham education. Music activities: Orch, chmbr orch, Lower School orch, chmbr groups, inst choirs, choral soc, cantamus, Lower School and First School choirs; annual music tours for sr and Lower School; many concerts in school and outside. No of pupils: 290 studying inst. Termly fees: 2,075 3,850 (junior school); 5,540-8,755 (middle school); 5,805 9,045 (6th form). School type: Co-ed. Independent Schools PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

50 Independent Secondary, Preparatory and Junior Schools Independent Schools GEMS Sherfield Sherfield-on-Loddon, Hook, Hampshire RG27 0HU t f e w Contact Pat Preedy, principal; Felicity Stringer, registrar. Age range: 3 months-18 years. School type: Co-ed. Greenfields School Priory Road, Forest Row, East Sussex RH18 5JD t f e w Contact Grant Hudson, head No of pupils: 130. School type: Boys. Guildford High School London Rd, Guildford GU1 1SJ t e guildfordhigh.co.uk w Contact Fiona Boulton, Headmistress; Grayson Jones, Director of Music; Helen Moffat, Director of Admissions. Awards: Scholarships up to 30% fees at 11 &16. Exhibitions available. Auditions Jan (11) & Oct/Nov(16). Music activities: Choirs, chmbr choir, symphony, chmbr & str orchs, chmbr groups, sr & jr wind bands, fl choir, cl ens, jazz group, br group, sax group.reg concerts, music drama prods, choral concerts, world music, music& dance projects, national comps & foreign tours. Music tech & recording studios. Pupils: 950 day; 375 studying inst in school; 300 studying inst out of school. Termly fees: 3197(age 4 7), 4196(age 7 11), 5188 (age 11 18) ( fees, paid termly in advance by DD). Age range: School type: Girls. Halliford School Russell Road, Shepperton, Middlesex TW17 9HX t f e w Awards: Scholarships are awarded at 11 and 16 for excellence in music. Termly fees: Age range: School type: Boys. 4,315 per term. Hampshire Collegiate School Embley Park, Romsey SO51 6ZE t f e Contact Mrs Emma-Kate Henry, principal. Awards: Music scholarships available for inst or voice; limited in number and may not be the same from yr to yr. Applicants should be able to demonstrate musical ability at gr 4 for entry at 11, gr 5 at 13, gr 6 at 16 (grades do not have to have been taken). Music activities: Wide range of activities in class and extra-curricular: orch, str group, jazz band, choir, small vocal ens, several rock groups. Biennial performing arts trip to New York. No of pupils: 115. Music lessons 17 per 30 min lesson. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Headington School Oxford OX3 7TD t f e w Contact Anne Coutts, head; Sue Sowden, admissions registrar; Mark Paine, dir of mus. Awards: At 11+ and 13+. Loft Simson scholarships inc tuition on 2 insts; other scholarships inc tuition on 1 inst. All scholarships may be combined with means-tested bursaries to result in a significantly higher award. Music activities: Over 400 individual music lessons each week; over 20 inst and voice groups; perf opportunities for all; concerto perfs for advanced students; acclaimed touring chmbr choir; wide range of concerts and rehearsals. New state of the art music school opened in No of pupils: 207 boarding; 534 day; 440 studying insts. Termly fees: (boarding); (day). Age range: School type: Girls. Heathfield St Mary s School London Road, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 8BQ t f e net w Contact J Stevens, dir of music. Awards: In the region of 25% fees at jr and 6th form level, the former at min gr 5 standard, the latter at gr 8 standard. Music activities: Usual extra-curricular activities. No of pupils: 220 boarding. Termly fees: School type: Girls. Heathfield is a dynamic and vibrant boarding school for girls aged set in stunning grounds here in Ascot, Berkshire, with outstanding facilities. academically, we are consistently strong (7 in 10 girls gaining all A*-B grades at A Level last year). Hurst Lodge School Bagshot Road, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 9JU t e w Contact Victoria Smit, head. Hurst Lodge is an independent day and weekly boarding school for boys and girls aged Located just south of Ascot, we are set in twenty acres of beautiful Berkshire parkland. At Hurst Lodge we seek to inspire curiosity and imagination and encourage our children to experience a rich cultural life, encompassing creative and performance arts, science and citizenship, developing leadership and teamwork skills and instilling in them a joy of education which we hope will be sustained throughout their lives. Hurstpierpoint College College Lane, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex BN6 9JS t f e w Contact Tim Manly, head. Awards: Prep school awards value up to 50% fees offered; age under 10. Sr scholarships value up to 50% fees with free music tuition, plus several exhibitions; approx gr 5 on 1st inst with 2nd inst. Music activities: Orch, choirs, bands, jazz band and smaller groups. Annual perf of major choral work, annual music production, annual performance of a musical, annual music competition, annual Prep school production. No of pupils: 180 day sr; 72 weekly boarding sr; 32 full boarding sr; 129 flexi-boarding sr; 202 day prep; 16 weekly boarding prep. School type: Co-ed. Hurtwood House Holmbury St. Mary, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6NU t f e w Contact Richard Jackson, head. Hurtwood celebrates another year of fantastic A Level results; 27.5% A*, 63.7% A*-A, 87.2% A*-B. Apart from its outstanding academic record, the defining feature of Hurtwood House is its creativity. We are a centre of excellence for the Performing and Creative Arts, providing outstanding opportunities for the aspiring actor, singer, artist, fashion designer, composer and film maker both in the A-level courses and, more importantly, in specially arranged and professionally organised activities. These include our Film Academy, our concerts and our drama productions. Kent College Pembury Old Church Rd, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells TN2 4AX t f e w Contact Sally-Anne Huang Headmistress; Mike Kent-Davies, Director of Music; Debbie Sainsbury, Director of Admissions. Music scholarships can be worth up to 10% of tuition fees and are available each year to candidates entering at 11, 13 and 16. Students can apply for a combination of no more than two scholarships. 11 candidates should have reached a practical standard equivalent to at least Grade 3 in one instrument/voice with a second instrument/voice at a lower level. No of pupils: 360 day; 80 boarding; 160 studying instruments. Termly fees: 5,975 (day), 9,633 (full boarding). Age range: School type: Girls. Kent College, Canterbury Whistable Road, Canterbury, Kent CT2 9TD t f e w Contact Dr David Lamper, Head; Julian Ross, Director of Music. Scholarships up to 50% fees plus free ins tuition (age 11); additional scholarships of same value awarded at age 13 and 16. Means tested bursaries may be awarded to gifted students from the age of 8. Music activities: 3 orch, 4 choirs with regular success in national competitions, many chmb groups, jazz band, madrigal group; regular concerts; music groups regularly tour UK and abroad; music tech. State-of-the-art music centre, music tech studio, recording studio. Numerous practice rooms. Full wifi computer access, ind ins storage. No of pupils: 670 day and boarding; 300 studying inst. Kimbolton School Kimbolton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28 0EA t f e w Contact Jonathan Belbin, head. No of pupils: 950. Age range: School type: Co-ed. King Edward VI School Wilton Road, Southampton SO15 5UQ t f e w Contact Julian Thould, Head; Heather Freemantle, Director of Music; Emma Sheppard, Admissions. Awards: 1 music scholarship, age 11 (gr 5 on 1 inst); 1 music scholarship, age 13 (gr 6 on 1 inst). 6th form music scholarships also available. Scholarships value up to 5% annual fees; 2nd inst/singing an advantage. Music activities: Symphony orch, sinfonietta, str orch, 3 choirs, big band, concert band, sax choir, fl choir, samba band and various chmbr music groups. Many concerts, trips, foreign tours, m/classes and links with professional musicians. No of pupils: 975 day;350 studying inst. Termly fees: 4785 day. Age range: School type: Co-ed. King Edward s School Witley Petworth Road, Witley, Godalming, Surrey GU8 5SG t f e w Contact J Attwater MA: Headmaster; S Sliwka BMus FRCO: Director of Music. Pupils: 400 Co-educational Day and Boarding Scholarships available. Facilities include purposebuilt Countess of Munster Music School: Recital Hall, 2 classrooms, imac Suite, Percussion Room, Recording Facilities, Library and 9 Teaching/Practice Rooms. 2 further performance venues and a large chapel with 3-manual Father Willis organ. Music plays a central role in the life of the school and an extensive music programme is offered. Ensembles include: Orchestra, String, Wind, Brass, Saxophone, Flute, Percussion, Piano, Guitar, Chamber, Bands, Chapel Choir and 4 further choirs. Kingham Hill School Kingham, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 6TH t f e w Contact Nick Seward, head; Robert Edward Jones, dir of mus. Awards: Music scholarships incl 6th form org scholarship; bursaries for music lessons. Music activities: Choir, 50 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

51 Independent Secondary, Preparatory and Junior Schools wind orch, Kingham Performing Arts Academy, jazz band, rock school, school musical. No of pupils: 105 day; 177 boarding; 106 studying inst. Termly fees: (day), (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. King s School Rochester Satis House, Boley Hill, Rochester, Kent ME1 1TE t f e w Contact Ian Walker, head; Douglas McIlwraith, dir of mus (snr school); Jackie Hines, dir of mus (prep school). Also pre-prep school for ages 3 8. Awards: A number of choral scholarships for Rochester Cathedral choir for prep-school children. Other awards available. Music activities: Choirs, orchs, bands and wind groups perform in Rochester Cathedral and variety of concerts. Prep school on same site shares music facilities. Rochester Cathedral choristers are drawn from the school. You ll benefit from our long and strong traditions of academic achievement, musical excellence and spiritual enrichment. Lancing College Lancing, West Sussex BN15 0RW t f e w Contact Dominic Oliver, Head; Ian Morgan-Williams, Neil Cox, Directors of Music; Gilly Prichard, Admissions. Awards: Music awards value up to 50% fees. All awards may be augmented according to parental circumstances; all with free tuition on 2 insts. Music activities: Orchs, 2 bands, chamber groups, choirs, choral soc, rock music, w/shops, jazz & improv sessions, comp teaching. Music facilities: Music school with recital room, computer suite, music library, practice rooms, chapel with 3 orgs; also panelled concert hall, theatre, PA, rock insts and rec studio. No of pupils: 212 day; 329 boarding; 270 studying insts. Termly fees: 23,130 (day), 32,910 (boarding) pa. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Lavant House School West Lavant, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 9AB t e w Contact N Walker, head; P McGovern, dir of mus; R Lewis, registrar. Termly fees: 4,650 (day); 7,315 (boarding). School type: Girls. Lavant House is an independent girls day and boarding school for pupils aged between 4 and 18. Set amidst the glorious Sussex countryside just outside Chichester, we enjoy the best of all worlds; we are very close to the award winning beaches at West Wittering, yet only 90 minutes from central London. Leighton Park School Leighton Park School, Shinfield Road, Reading, Berkshire RG2 7ED t f e w Contact Nigel Williams, Head; Rosemary Scales, Dir of Music; Rachael Bolding, Registrar. Music A level. Scholarship Awards: 10% of fees plus 2 free music lessons per week. Music activities: orchestra, senior choir, junior choir, wind band, brass ensemble, jazz bands, big band, string ens, chamber groups, percussion ensemble. Overseas concert tours, music productions, professional concerts, music tech suite, digital recording studio, Chromebooks, MacBooks and ipads; film and animation activities; Yamaha in Education partner. No of pupils: 461; Termly fees: 5,508 6,771 (day), 7,508 9,075 (weekly boarding), 8,538 10,544 (boarding). School type: Co-ed. Lewes Old Grammar School 140 High St, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1XS t f e w Contact Robert Blewitt, head; Kathryn Lake, admissions sec. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Licensed Victualler s School London Rd, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 8DR t e w Contact Ian Mullins, Director of Education. Awards: Scholarships for entry into Year 7. Music activities: Jr & sr/staff choirs, choirs for Years 7, 8, 9 and 6th form; orch, str ens, rock school, fife and rcdr groups. No of pupils: 900 day, 200 boarding; 240 studing inst. School type: Co-ed. Lingfield Notre Dame St. Pier s Lane, Lingfield, Surrey RH7 6PH t f e w Contact Mr Richard Bool Headmaster BA, MBA. Music facilities: Purpose-built music school situated next to the drama dept and school auditorium. New music centre currently being planned and due for completion February 2017 including 2 large rehearsal/ teaching rooms, 10 practice rooms with speciality band room. Orchestra, multiple ensembles, choirs and jazz band. No of pupils: 925. Termly fees: Age range: School type: Co-ed. Lord Wandsworth College Long Sutton, Hook, Hampshire RG29 1TB t f e w Contact FQ Livingstone head; B Noithip, head of mus. Awards: Value up to 50% fees awarded, and exhibitions also offered at all ages. Entry requirements dependent on age. Music activities: Big band, orchs, choir, chmbr choir, choral society, other ens and music societies, modern jazz, gui groups, musicals, swing band. No of pupils: 521 day and boarding; 240 studying inst. Luckley Oakfield School Luckley Road, Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 3EU t f e w Contact J Tudor, head; E Bull, dir of mus. Awards: At Yr 7, Yr 9 entry and 6th form. Music activities: Orch, choirs, ens; regular concerts; annual festival and annual gala. State of the Art Music Centre with rec studio, 7 tuition rooms and perf hall. No of pupils: 250 day & boarding. Termly fees: 4649 (day); 7541 (weekly boarding); 8137 (full boarding). Age range: School type: Girls. Magdalen College School Cowley Place, Oxford OX4 1DZ t f e w Contact Helen Pike, Master; Jon Cullen, Dir of Music; Sophie Langdale, Registrar & Dir of External Relations. MCS is a friendly, inclusive and highly distinctive school in the heart of Oxford. Awards: Music scholarships up to 300 are available. Bursaries are means tested in cases of parental need. Age under 14 on 1 Sep. 16 chorister scholarships also available, age Music activities: 3 orchs, string orch, choral society, madrigal choir, jr choir, sixth form choir, samba band, 2 jazz bands, close harmony groups, perc ens, br and ww ens, numerous chmbr ens. No of pupils: 919 day; over 500 studying inst. Termly fees: 5425 (day). Age range: School type: Boys (7 18) and Girls (16 18). Mayfield School The Old Palace, Mayfield TN20 6PH t f e w Contact Miss Antonia Beary, Headmistress. Awards: Music scholarships at 11, 13 and 16; choral scholarships at 13 Music activities: 2 orchs, 3 choirs, jazz band, hp ens, fl ens, Mayfield Wind and Strings; BBC broadcasts, foreign tours; modern music school, excellent facilities, purpose-built concert hall, mediaeval chapel. No of pupils: 380 day; 155 boarding. Termly fees: 10,000 (boarding). Age range: School type: Girls. Moira House Girls School Upper Carlisle Rd, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN20 7TE t f e w Contact Lesley Watson, principal; Peter Burge, dir of mus. Awards: Music scholarships to the value of 50% fees awarded annually to girls who demonstrate a high level of musicianship on at least 1 inst, preferably 2 insts (inc voice). Music activities: 2 orchs, wind ens, jazz band, 5 choirs inc parent/staff choral soc, chmbr music groups, comp/theory w/shops, aural classes, recording techniques sessions. No of pupils: 360 day and boarding; 180 studying inst. School type: Girls. More House School Moons Hill, Frensham, Farnham, Surrey GU10 3AP t e co.uk w Contact B Huggett, head; M Place, dir of music. Age range: School type: Boys. Termly fees: 4,755 (day); 7,252 (weekly); 7,935 (full boarder). Newlands Manor School Eastbourne Rd, Seaford BN25 4NP t f e Contact Mandy Johannson, head. Music activities: Prep choir, Cantorum Ensemble (sr girls), wind band, comps forum, rock school. Our Lady of Sion Gratwicke Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 4BL t / f e w Contact Michael Scullion, head; A Whitchurch, dir of mus. Music activities: Choir, orch, vocal group, br ens, fl choir, wind/jazz band, rock bands; Christmas and spring concerts/services, school shows, informal concerts. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Fees: 3,810 (year 7 & 8); 3,900 (9,10 & 11). Our Lady s Abingdon Radley Rd, Abingdon on Thames, Oxfordshire OX14 3PS t f e w Contact Stephen Oliver, principal; Peter Foster, dir of mus; Felicity Russell, admissions offr. Awards: Principal has discretion to award exhibitions in music and/or to offer free inst tuition to pupils who demonstrate outstanding promise. Music activities: Sr school: orch, wind band, jazz band, choir, chmbr choir, fl choir, br ens, str ens, dbl reed ens, cl ens, smaller inst ens, theory and aural groups. Jr school: choir, African drum ens, choral society (pupils and staff). Music facilities: Large music teaching room, ICT suite, 3 practice rooms, concert hall, chapel. No of pupils: 464 (day); 120 sr pupils studying insts. Termly fees: 4, Age range: School type: Co-ed. Oxford High School GDST Belbroughton Rd, Oxford OX2 6XA t f Independent Schools PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

52 Independent Secondary, Preparatory and Junior Schools Independent Schools e w Contact Judith Carlisle, head. Awards: Scholarships available at 11 and 16 Music activities: Lower school choir, chmbr choir, sr choir, a cappella choir, close harmony group; preliminary, sr and str orchs; concert band; African drumming. Age range: School type: Girls. Termly fees: 4,341; Yearly fees: 13,023. Pangbourne College Pangbourne, Reading, Berkshire RG8 8LA t f e w Contact Thomas Garnier, head; DC Everhart, dir of mus. Awards: Several of up to 50% fees with free inst tuition offered annually. Age 11, 13 or 6th form entry; test early Mar. Main inst with 2nd inst/ voice expected; str players/cathedral choristers particularly welcome. Music activities: 2 orchs; military, concert and jazz bands; chmbr groups. Chapel choir, chmbr choir, choral society, concert club, arts society; cathedral visits, European choir and concert band tours. No of pupils: 392 pupils; 160 studying inst. School type: Co-ed. Pipers Corner School Pipers Lane, Great Kingshill, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP15 6LP t f e w Contact Helen Ness-Gifford, head. Awards: Awards at 11 inc music; also means-tested bursaries. Music facilities: Performing arts studios. School type: Girls. Termly fee: 5,100. Portsmouth High School GDST Kent Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO5 3EQ t f e w Contact J Prescott, head; G Tinsley, dir of mus; L Nunan, admissions registrar. Awards: Music scholarships awarded at 11, 13 and 16. Music activities: 3 choirs, 2 orchs, several ens inc jazz, rock, flute, and ukulele. Regular commissions. Annual music tours. Recent performances with The Drifters and Foreigner. No of pupils: 500 day pupils. Termly fees: 2,532 4,248. Age range: School type: Girls. Prior s Field Priorsfield Road, Godalming, Surrey GU7 2RH t f e w Contact Tracy Kirnig, Head; Trevor Pratt, Director of Music; Josie Cook, Head of Admissions & Marketing. Awards: Music scholarships up to 20% of fees may be awarded annually at 11 (grade 3 on 1st instrument), 13 or 16 entry. Music activities: concert band, string ensemble, choir, chamber groups, rock bands, ABRSM theory class, ABRSM aural tests practice, music tech club, cello group, sax group. Number of pupils: 452 total (342 day, 110 boarding); 160 girls study an individual instrument. Termly fees from Sept 2015: 5,555 (day), 8,950 (weekly boarding), 9,355 (full boarding). Age range: School type: Girls. Queen Anne s School Queen Anne s School, 6 Henley Road, Caversham, Reading, Berkshire, England RG4 6DX t f e w admissions/bookonline/ Contact Julia Harrington, (Headmistress); John Padley, (Director of Music); Sarah Holgate, (Marketing and Admissions). Awards: Scholarships at 11, 13 and Sixth Form. Additional bursaries available for instrument tuition. Music activities: Sinfonia orchestra, Chamber orchestra, Consort choir, Chamber choir, Junior choir, Junior orchestra, Swing band, Saxaholics, music and drama productions, music in chapel, VOCES8 group, professional concert series incl w/ shops and m/classes; advanced musicians play with Reading Symphony Orchestra. No of pupils: 440 day and boarding; two thirds studying instruments. Termly fees: 7,025 (day), 10,350 (boarding), 9,330 9,835 (flexi). Age range: School type: Girls. Radley College Abingdon OX14 2HR t f e w Contact John Moule, warden; Stephen Clarke, precentor; Sam Gladstone, precentor (from January 2017); Anthony Williams, head of inst mus. Awards: Scholarships ranging in value up to 10% fees plus a number of inst exhibitions. Age under 14 on 1 Sep. Awards inc free inst tuition and may be supplemented by bursaries. Choristership scheme for boys aged 7 13 attending local schools. Music activities: Chapel choir, choral society, orch, chmbr orch, chmbr and vocal groups, various other ens, big band, rock bands, music theatre. Regular music trips. Music facilities: Dedicated concert hall, theatre with pit, music tech suite and recording studio. No of pupils: 688 boarding; 313 taking music lessons. Age range: School type: Boys. Reading Blue Coat School Holme Park, Sonning, Reading RG4 6SU t f e w Contact MJ Windsor, head; Jonathan Bowler, dir of mus. Awards: Music scholarships available at 11, 13 and 16. Music activities: Choir, chmbr choir, concert band, sr and jr strings, swing band, brass group, brass ensemble, piano trio, sax group, samba band, rock and pop groups; music tech, annual musical, lunchtime/evening concerts throughout the year. Music facilities: Teaching classroom with 20 PCs all with Sibelius 5, teaching classroom with 5 Macs, general classroom, 8 practice rooms, small recording studio. No of pupils: 740 day; 250 studying inst. Age range: Boys 11 18; Girls School type: Boys with co-educational Sixth Form. Reed s School Sandy Lane, Cobham KT11 2ES t f e w Contact Mark Hoskins, head; Iain Carnegie, dir of mus. Awards: At 11, min gr 3 on 1st inst and a second study. At 13 min gr 5 on 1st inst, also with 2nd inst. At sixth form min gr 5 on 2 inst. All candidates will be given aural tests and questioned on general musicianship. Music activities: Orch, mass chorus, chapel choir, vocal consort, gui ens, str orch, jazz ens, jazz orch, br group, cl ens, sax choir, wind quintet, wind band. No of pupils: 550 day; 90 boarding; 150 studying insts. Termly fees: ( ) fees: ,570 (day); 8,070 9,990 (boarding). Age range: (boys); (girls). School type: Boys. Reigate Grammar School Reigate Rd, Reigate RH2 0QS t f e w Contact S A Fenton, head; S Rushby, dir of mus. Awards: Scholarships available at 11, 13 and 16. Music activities: 2 orchs, 4 choirs, concert band, swing band, numerous ens, annual foreign music tour, annual concert in Dorking Halls, regular formal and informal concerts, biennial music production. No of pupils: 860. Termly fees: 5,330. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Rochester Independent College Star Hill, Rochester, Kent ME1 1XF t f e w Contact Alex James, head of mus. Music activities: Focus particularly on music of today. Music facilities: Fully equipped kb lab; Apple Macintosch computer suite with mixing desk; 2 pnos; practice and perf facilities. Termly fees: 7906 (boarding); (day). School type: Co-ed. Roedean School Roedean Way, Brighton BN2 5RQ t e w Contact F King, head; Z Marlow, dir of admissions & communications; V Fewkes, head of music. Awards: Music scholarships worth 10% of day or boarding fees, may be combined with other bursaries. Termly fees: ,050 (boarding); (day). School type: Girls. Royal Grammar School, Guildford High St, Guildford GU1 3BB t f e w Contact Jon Cox, Headmaster; Peter White, Director of Music. Awards: 1 King s music scholarship and a number of smaller scholarships offered. Bursaries also available. Music activities: 2 Symphony orchestras, chamber orchestra, big band, concert band, jazz group, choir, chamber choir, choral society & numerous chamber ensembles with approx. 40 concerts per year. No of pupils: 900 day; 300 studying instruments. Termly fees: 5,495 (excluding lunch). Age range: School type: Boys. Royal Masonic School for Girls Rickmansworth Park, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire WD3 4HF t f e sch.uk w Contact Diana Rose, headmistress; J Whitbread, head of mus. Awards: 1 scholarship (age 11); 1 scholarship (age 16); 1 org scholarship. Each scholarship valued at 33% of school fees plus free tuition in 1 inst or singing. Music activities: 6 choirs, 2 orchs, choral society, sr and prep dept productions annually, termly choral and orch concerts, informal concerts, choral competitions, tours abroad. No of pupils: 780 (age 4 18). Termly fees: 3,620 4,850 (day), 5,720 8,540 (boarding). School type: Girls. Ryde School Queen s Rd, Ryde, Isle of Wight PO33 3BE t e w Contact M A Waldron, head. Awards: Awards of academic scholarships may take aptitude for music, drama, art, design or sport. Music activities: Jr orch, sr orch, concert orch, br group, Cantabile choir, fl group, swing group, latin jazz group, sax quartet, ww quintet, str quartet; summer musical; annual European tour. Termly fees: 4,050 (sr school). School type: Co-ed. Rye St Antony School Pullen s Lane, Oxford OX3 0BY t f e w Awards: Yr 7 and yr 9 scholarships to the value of 10% of annual fees offered in recognition of academic achievement and/or perf in some other area, inc music. Music activities: Year 7/8 choir, sr choir, chorale, sr orch, 2 jazz ens, small ens; also pupilled groups such as rock band and yr 9 vocal group. Termly fees: 6650 (boarding); 6350 (weekly boarding); 52 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

53 Independent Secondary, Preparatory and Junior Schools 4100 (day). Age range: 3 18, boys accepted to age 8. School type: Girls. Salesian College 119 Reading Rd, Farnborough GU14 6PA t f e w Contact Patrick Wilson, head. Music activities: Orchestra, jazz club, jr and sr choir, schola, individual recital, music evening. School type: Boys. Seaford College Petworth GU28 0NB t f e w Contact J Green Awards: Scholarship of 500 pa plus free music lessons; choral scholarship of 500 pa plus voice lessons; org scholar. No of pupils: 600. Termly fees: 4,800 6,300 (jr), 5,950 9,300 (sr). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Sherrardswood School Lockleys, Welwyn, Hertfordshire AL6 0BJ t f e sch.uk w Contact Frances Jones, dir of mus. Termly fees: Age range: School type: Boys. Shiplake College Shiplake, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 4BW t e w Contact Mrs Katherine Green, Director of Marketing. Shiplake College is a day and boarding school for 441 pupils situated on a beautiful riverside site 2.5 miles upstream from Henley-on- Thames. With a state-of-the-art Music Department the school is proud to offer music for all. In addition to a vibrant academic department, the College provides an abundance of co-curricular opportunities, allowing many pupils to place music at the heart of their Shiplake experience. All groups take advantage of regular opportunities to perform in high profile events dotted across the College calendar. Music scholarships available at Years 7, 9 and 12. Sibford School Sibford Ferris, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX15 5QL t f e w Contact Head, Michael Goodwin; Head of Music, Fiona Hudson Sibford School is a coeducational day and boarding school that welcomes pupils from the age of three to 18 (boarders from age 11). Music scholarships are available for pupils entering Senior School in Year 7, Year 9 and Sixth Form. Scholarships consist of a maximum 10% discount on fees and up to an additional 70% discount based on a means tested assessment. Choir (Junior and Senior), chamber orchestra and jazz bands encouraged whole school participation. The school also provides individual tuition in most orchestral instruments, piano, singing, drums and guitar. Sir William Perkins s School Guildford Road, Chertsey KT16 9BN t f e w Contact Mr Chris Muller, Head & Mrs Theresa Scrutton, Dir. of Music. Awards: Music scholarships awarded for entry in Year 7 and 6th form, up to 25% of school fees. More details available from the School. Music activities: Chamber Choir, School Choir, Junior Chamber Choir, Senior Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Junior Orchestra, String Orchestra, Senior Flute Ensemble, Clarinet Ensemble, Advanced Clarinet Ensemble, Sax Group, Swing Band, Guitar Group, Brass Group, annual music/drama productions, concerts, lunchtime concerts, guest concerts, competitions, etc. Ages No of pupils: 622. Termly fees: 4,721. School type: Girls. St Bede s Senior School Upper Dicker, Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 3QH t f e w Contact RJ Maloney, head; C Rattray, dir of admissions; A Barclay, dir of mus. Awards: Music scholarships for candidates at gr 7 or above on main inst; awarded after audition and interview with dir of mus and head. Music activities: Orch, choir, inst ens (inc Latin perc group and jazz band). W/shops with professional musicians. Programme of concerts at home and abroad inc annual events at Chichester and Winchester cathedrals. Termly fees: 9115 (boarding); 5475 (day). School type: Co-ed. St Catherine s School Station Road, Bramley, Guildford, Surrey GU5 0DF t f e w Contact A Phillips, head; Geoffrey Field, dir of mus; Judy Corben, registrar. Awards: Music scholarships up to 20% fees (11, 6th form), choral awards (age 15 18), and numerous awards for less familiar insts and for general excellence, inc the Jennifer Bate org scholarship with Guildford Cathedral. Music activities: 9 choirs, 3 orchs, concert band, chmbr ens, training ens, jazz band, rock band, hp ens, early music grp, regular concerts, CD recordings, residential org academy and tours. No of pupils: 260 day prep; 633 sr school; 600 studying inst. Termly fees: 5, (sr school); 9, (sr school boarding). Age range: School type: Girls. St Edmund s School St Thomas Hill, Canterbury, Kent CT2 8HU t f e w Contact Louise Moelwyn-Hughes, head; Francis Murton, dir of mus. Awards: Scholarships and exhibitions worth up to 50% fees according to merit (candidates are considered at the ages of 11, 13 and 16). Separate org scholarship. Canterbury Cathedral choristerships. Music activities: Symphony orch, str orchs, choral soc, chmbr choir, jr choir, br ens, wind and big bands, chmbr ens (special timetables for music scholars). Music facilities: Purposebuilt music school. No of pupils: 520 day; 123 boarding; 260 studying inst. Termly fees: 4,655 (day/jr), 6,217 (day/sr), 6,939 (boarding/jr), 9,927 (boarding/sr). Age range: School type: Co-ed. St Edward s School, Oxford Woodstock Rd, Oxford OX2 7NN t e w Contact Stephen Jones, warden; Alex Tester, dir of mus. Awards: A range of music awards available at 13 and 16. Up to 10% award but means-tested bursaries can top up fees up to 100%. Music activities: 3 choirs, choral society, 3 orchs, 2 concert bands, jazz and rock combos, music tech, chmbr music. 6 full-time staff, 40 peripatetic staff offering full range of instruments. Over 500 instrumental music lessons per week within the department. Similarly strong speech, drama and dance. No of pupils: 132 day. 528 boarding. Termly fees: 9,238 (day), 11,544 (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. St Gabriel s Sandleford Priory, Newbury RG20 9BD t f e w Contact Alun Jones, head; Philip Tebbs, dir of mus; Jane Benney, registrar. Music Scholarships awarded at Year 7 and Year 9 entry. Music activities: Junior School has two choirs, training orchestra, string ensemble, theory club, African drumming club and ukelele club; Senior School has orchestra, two choirs, jazz band, rock bands, ensembles including big band, string quartets, numerous wind groups, theory and aural clubs. Regular concerts and productions. Number of pupils: 460 with 200 studying instruments. Termly fees: 3,210 5,235. Age range: Girls 6 months 18 years, Boys 6 months 11 years. St George s Ascot Wells Lane, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7DZ t f e w Contact Rachel Owens, head. Awards: Music scholarships available at 11 and 13. Music activities: Choirs, orchs, jazz group. Termly fees: 10,375 (boarding); 6,900 (day). Age range: School type: Girls. St George s College Thames Street, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8NL t f e w Awards: Scholarships at 11, 13, 16 assessed by audition and written tests. Music activities: Large no of groups rehearsing on a weekly basis, many coached by specialists. Extensive performing opportunities inc assemblies, chapel, community projects, informal & rush hour concerts, music competitions, choral and orch concerts. Choirs regularly sing in cathedrals and tour most years. Culture Club trips to orch & chmbr music concerts, opera. Music facilities: Recital room, orch rehearsal studio, computer room, rock band studio, teaching & practice rooms, music library, gamelan room. St Helen and St Katharine Faringdon Road, Abingdon OX14 1BE t f e w Contact Rebecca Dougall, Headmistress. Awards: Scholarships available at 11, 13 and 16. Music activities: four orchestras, advanced strings ensemble, choral society, chapel choir, chamber choir, cantores, lower school choir, junior choir, music theatre club, wind and brass ensembles, concert band, big band, saxophone ensemble, wind band. Numerous chamber groups. Concerts (inc student competitions), productions, visits, perform in national and local competitions. Joint events with boys schools. No of pupils: 720 day; 400 studying inst. Termly fees: 4,730. Age range: School type: Girls. St John s College (Southsea) Grove Road South, Southsea, Hampshire PO5 3QW t e w Contact Mrs Sally Williams, Music Administrator. St John s College is an independent through-school located in the heart of Southsea, Hampshire, for girls and boys aged 2 to 18. St John s College has a rich and varied extra-curricular life. All instrumental pupils and vocalists are encouraged to join one of the choirs or ensembles which are arranged according to pupils stage of music development, rather than their ages. Independent Schools PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

54 Independent Secondary, Preparatory and Junior Schools Independent Schools The instrumental and choral groups available at the School are: - The Chapel Choir - Girls Choir - Junior School Choir - College Orchestra - Wind Band - String Ensemble - School of Rock - The Boarders Band St John s School Epsom Rd, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 8SP t f e w Contact MAR Collier, head; N Smith, dir of mus; Sally Stuart, admissions. Awards: Scholarships available for 13 and lower 6th entry. At 13 the requirements are gr 5 or equivalent standard on 1st inst or voice, and for lower 6th entry gr 8 or equivalent standard on first inst or voice. Voice excellence is an advantage. Music activities: Chapel and chmbr choir, choral soc and vocal ens; school orch, wind band, jazz bands, numerous str ens, str orch, chmbr ens, br group, dance band and rock ens. No of pupils: 653; 235 6th form girls; 247 studying inst. or singing. Termly fees: 7,425 (day); 9,375 (weekly boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. St Joseph s College Upper Redlands Rd, Reading, Berkshire RG1 5JT t e w Contact Andrew Colpus, head. Awards: Music scholarships available. Music activities: Orchs, musical groups, choirs; regular concerts and musical productions. Termly fees: 3,467. School type: Co-ed. St Lawrence College College Rd, Ramsgate CT11 7AE t f e w Contact Simon Heard, Deputy Head (Registrar). Awards: Music scholarships value 10 25% fees, at 11, 13 and 16. Music activities: Choir, jr choir, orch, middle school choir, chmbr choir, music theatre group, jazz group, rock band, house singing competition. Music and Music Tech A Levels. Thriving music, drama and performing arts departments with 500-seat Theatre for concerts and musicals. No of pupils: 600 day and boarding; Termly fees: 2,349 5,812 (day), 7,880 10,484 (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. St Mary s School (Gerrards Cross) 94 Packhorse Rd, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire SL9 8JQ t f e w Contact Chris Pearcey, registrar. Awards: 1 award of 50% school fees awarded annually, age Music activities: Sr, middle-school and jr choirs; wind band, rcdr group, orch, chmbr singers. No of pupils: 325 day; 130 studying inst. Termly fees: 4,868-5,028. Age range: School type: Girls. St Mary s School Ascot St Mary s Rd, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 9JF t f e w Contact Mary Breen, head. Awards: 1 scholarship of 5% fees each year, up to 30% with means-tested bursaries. Free tuition on 2 insts. At least gr 5 on 1st inst at audition. Music activities: 3 choirs, chmbr, vocal, orch, str orch, wind band, chmbr ens, pop groups. Fortnightly lunchtime concerts and 3 4 major concerts per term. Frequent CD recordings, annual staged musicals, concert tour abroad. Music facilities: 25 practice rooms, large classroom and recital room. No of pupils: 380 boarding & day; 199 studying inst. Age range: School type: Girls. St Swithun s School, Winchester Winchester SO21 1HA t (mus dept) f e w Contact J Gandee, head; Y Hall, dir of mus; Kate Cairns, registrar. Awards: Music scholarships awarded at 11, 13, 16. Auditions in Nov (6th form) and Jan (11 and 13). A number of music exhibitions awarded annually. Min standard for scholarships is grade 5 (11 ), grade 6 (13 ) and grade 7 on two instruments (16 ). Music activities: 3 orchs, 3 choirs, fl and cl choirs, wind and concert bands, rcdr ens, ww groups and many chmbr groups. Music tours. Music facilities: Music school, plus 600-seat concert hall/arts centre. 75% studying inst. No of pupils: 282 day/ 227 boarding. Termly fees: 6,150 (day), 9,855 (boarding). Age range: School type: Girls. St Teresa s School, Effingham Effingham, Surrey RH5 6ST t f e st-teresas.com w Contact Lesley Falconer head; Tim Caister, dir of mus. Awards: Scholarships of up to 50% of tuition fess available at 11, 12, 13 and 6th form. Music activities: Lower school choir, chmbr choir, str ens, orch, chmbr ens, sax quartet, music society. Participation in competitions and festivals. Music tech also taught. No of pupils: 420. Termly fees: 4,995-5,195 (day); 8,150-8,250 (weekly boarding); 8,750-8,975 (full boarding). Age range: School type: Girls. Stowe School Stowe, Buckingham MK18 5EH t /205/323/409 (admissions) f e w Contact Anthony Wallersteiner, head; Simon Dearsely, dir of mus; David Fletcher, registrar. Awards: Several music scholarships value up to 25% fees (may be further supported by bursaries). Age under 14 on 1 Sep; gr 6-7 for a Major Scholarship, grade 5 for Minor, grade 4 or 5 for Exhibitions. Also 6th form scholarships. Music activities: 2 orchs, 3 choirs, choral society, jazz band, sr jazz combo, jr jazz combo, symphonic wind band, str orch, 4-manual chapel org. No of pupils: 111 day; 658 boarding; 252 studying inst. Termly fees: 8,260 (day), 11,490 (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Sutton Valence School Sutton Valence, Maidstone ME17 3HL t /36 (mus dept) f e w Contact Bruce CW Grindlay, head; Philip Horley, dir of mus. Awards: Choral and inst scholarships and exhibitions at ages 11, 13 and 16. Auditions in Feb. Music activities: Chapel choir, secular choirs, orch, str orch, jazz band; also inst ens inc gui and ww. 6 major concerts during the season; biennial choir tours. Music facilities: Music school, IT suite, performing arts theatre. No of pupils: 510 day and boarding; 150 studying inst or voice. Termly fees: (day); (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. The Abbey School Kendrick Road, Reading, Berkshire RG1 5DZ t f e w Contact Barbara Stanley, head; Stephen Willis, dir of mus. Awards: Awards available at Yr 7, Yr 10 and Yr 12 or on entry to the school, to cover tuition on 1 inst free of charge. Music activities: Orch, 3 choirs, concert band (all undertake foreign tours); also br ens, ww ens, chmbr strs, fl group, sax ens, jazz band, gui ens, cl ens, jr orch, various smaller ens. Music facilities: 2 large teaching rooms, 9 practice rooms, ICT suite, hp studio, 3 concert/recital venues. No of pupils: 1098 day; 450 studying inst. Termly fees: 2,990 4,830. Age range: School type: Girls. The Gregg School The Gregg House, Townhill Park House, Cutbush Lane, Southampton SO18 2GF t f e w Contact S Sellers, head; DS Bradley, dir of mus. Awards: Music scholarship, bursaries. Music activities: Wind band, str orch, jazz band, choir, rock band. No of pupils: 300 day. Termly fees: Age range: School type: Co-ed. The Gregg School is a co-educational independent day school with a roll of approximately 320 students aged The School is a member of the Independent Schools Association (ISA) and the Independent Schools Council (ISC). The King s School, Canterbury The Kings School, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2ES t e w Contact P Roberts, head; Will Bersey, dir of mus. Awards: A number of music scholarships (with means-tested bursary up to 100% of fees) are available every year to boys and girls at both 13 and 6th Form level. Music scholarships always inc free tuition on 2 inst. Music activities: Activities inc King s Week (school s own music festival); 2 orchs, band, 4 choirs, early music group, jazz ens, chmbr music, informal concerts, m/classes and international tours. No of pupils: 823 day and boarding; 411 studying inst. Termly fees: 11,765 boarding and 8,900 Day. School type: Co-ed. The Marist Senior School Kings Road, Sunninghill, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7PS t f e w Awards: 1 scholarship at yrs giving 25% reduction in fees; 3 exhibitions at yr 7 11 giving free tuition on 1 inst. No of pupils: 300 (day); 200 studying insts. Age range: School type: Girls. Termly fee: 4,200. The Oratory School Woodcote, Reading, South Oxfordshire RG8 0PJ t f e w Contact Adrian Wyles, Head Master; Stephen Burrows, Director of Music. Awards: Choral and inst scholarships value up to 50% fees available, with free tuition on 2 insts. Scholarships available at all ages. Music activities: Concert band, choir, jazz band, choral consort, several smaller instrumental and vocal ens, active music society. Schola Cantorum (chapel choir); two sung services per week. No of pupils: 400 day and boarding; 175 studying inst. Termly fees: (day), (boarding). School type: Boys. The Portsmouth Grammar School High Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2LN t f e w Contact JE Priory, head; S J Gladstone, dir of mus. Prep school is Portsmouth Grammar Junior School. Prep school is Portsmouth Grammar Junior School. Awards: Music Scholarships at 13 and 16 ; Free music tuition for Music 54 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

55 Independent Secondary, Preparatory and Junior Schools AL pupils; 50% music tuition for Music AS pupils. Music activities: Orch, str orch, concert band, wind band, swing band, jr swing band, chmbr choir, parents choir, various chmbr groups, sax quartet, African drumming, contemporary music group. No of pupils: 1630 day; 540 (sr), 195 (jr) studying inst. Termly fees: 4,749 (snr). Age range: School type: Co-ed. The Royal School Farnham Lane, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 1HQ t f e w Contact Anne Lynch, Principal; Stewart Conley-Harper, Head of Music; Louise Beach, Admissions. Awards: Music scholarship. Music activities: Choir, orch, ens, academies, concerts, conferences; recording studio. Music facilities: Recital room, rec studio. No of pupils: 428 day (inc Juniors); 75 boarding; approx 130 studying inst. Termly fees: (day); (boarding). Age range: School type: Diamond (girls & boys). The Webber Independent School Soskin Drive, Stantonbury Fields, Milton Keynes MK14 6DP t f e w webberindependentschool.com Contact Sue Vig, head. School type: Co-ed. The Webber Independent School offers an exceptional private education for boys and girls aged 3 to 18 years old. Boasting excellent success rates, personalised learning, small class sizes, impressive sporting and IT facilities as well as a broad and balanced academic curriculum. Term fees: 3, Tonbridge School High Street, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1JP t f ; e w Contact THP Haynes, head; Mark Forkgen, dir of mus. Awards: Around 10 music scholarships value 10% fees with free inst tuition. In case of need, the value of a scholarship may be increased by any amount up to the full school fee. Age under 14 on 1 Sep. Choral scholarships value 10% fees also available to choristers of cathedral and other choir schools. Music activities: 2 orchs, 2 concert bands, big band, chmbr music ens, chapel choir, choral society. Additional practising arrangements made for scholars. No of pupils: 763 day and boarding; 380 studying inst. Termly fees: 9,386(day), 12,513 (boarding). Age range: School type: Boys. Tormead School Cranley Rd, Guildford, Surrey GU1 2JD t f e w Contact C Foord, head; Timothy Ball, dir of mus; Martin Holford, asst dir. Awards: Up to one quarter fees, plus full tuition fees for 1/2 insts for up to 5 entrants at 11; candidates to be approx gr 5 standard. Up to 5 major music awards for 6th form entry; gr 6 standard. Music activities: 2 orchs, various ens inc jazz, fl, sax, cl and br, sr and lower schools choirs, chmbr choir, str sinfonia. Regular productions and concerts, formal and informal. Music facilities: Performing arts building inc auditorium, music tech suite, 7 practice rooms, recording studio. No of pupils: 760 day; 319 studying inst. Termly fees: 4, School type: Girls. Tudor Hall School Wykham Park, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX16 9UR t f e w Contact Wendy Griffiths, head; Lindsey Lea-James, dir of mus; Shanna Wells, admissions & mktg mgr; Philippa Drinkwater, registrar. Awards: Scholarships awarded at 11, 12, 13 or 16 of up to 1000 pa. Music activities: Orch, choir, sr and jr wind bands, rcdr ens, str group, sax group, vocal group, samba band, African drumming w/shops. Regular concerts in spring, summer and autumn terms, New Girls concerts (Oct), occasional musicals and annual sung services for Confirmation and carol service. No of pupils: 332. Termly fees: 6,420 (day); 10,070 (boarding). Age range: School type: Girls. Walthamstow Hall Holly Bush Lane, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3UL t f e sch.uk w Contact J Milner, head; TJ Daniell, dir of mus. Awards: Open scholarships at age 11 and age 13 worth up to 50% of fees; also exhbitions worth less than half fees may be offered. Music activities: Jr school: orch, choir, rcdr ens, cantores. Sr school: scholar s wind, choir, orch, str ens, wind band, perc ens, chmbr ens; musical dramas, visiting performers. Also Ship Festival of Music and Drama, annual house music festival, combined concerts with Tonbridge School and internal music events. No of pupils: 484 day; 221 studying inst. 100 deposit fee. Termly fees: 5, School type: Girls. Wellington College Crowthorne, Berkshire RG45 7PU t f e org.uk w Contact JP Thomas, master; SRJ Williamson, dir of mus; JEL Dahl, dir of admissions and mktg. Prep school: Eagle House. Awards: Up to 16 major music scholarships, exhibitions & choral awards; meanstested bursaries avail to 95% of fees. No. of awards vary. Applicants must be of high standard on 1st inst; 2nd inst desirable. Avail at age 13 & 6th form. Music activities: Specialist music course, symph orch, jazz & concert bands, str, br & wind ens, chmbr music, choral soc, chapel, concert choirs, a cappella, composition, Alexander technique, recording studio, masterclasses, int l tours. Pupils: Term fees 15/16: 8710/ (day); (boarding). Age: School type: Co-ed. Winchester College College Street, Winchester SO23 9NA t f e wincoll.ac.uk w Contact RD Townsend, head; David Thomas, master of mus; Andrew Shedden, registrar. Awards: Music awards with free inst tuition offered; bursaries up to full fees in cases of need. Age under 14 on 1 Sep; gr 6 8 on 1st inst expected. Awards at 16 also available. Music activities: 3 orchs, symphonic wind band, 2 chapel choirs (own choir school), choral soc, early music grp, chmbr grps; also jazz and soul bands and various ens; regular recordings, broadcasts and tours abroad; local, national and international outreach. No of pupils: 2 day; 694 boarding; over 740 inst lessons given. Termly fees: 11,870 (boarding). Age range: School type: Boys. Worth School Paddockhurst Rd, Turners Hill, West Sussex RH10 4SD t f e w Contact Gino Carminati, head; Michael Oakley, dir of mus. Awards: Music scholarships up to 40% fees and bursaries available. Music activities: Abbey choir, schola chmbr choir, br, str, w/wind, gui and perc ens, chmbr choir, orchs, ens, choral society, wind band. Purpose-built performing arts centre and music school. Choir tours inc Germany, Poland and USA. Abbey choir regularly sings in Chichester Cathedral. No of pupils: 506 pupils; 260 studying insts. Termly fees: 5529 (day, Y7 8), 6327 (day, Y9 13), 7462 (boarding, Y7 8), 8542 (boarding, Y9 13). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Woldingham School for Girls Marden Park, Woldingham, Surrey CR3 7YA t e w Contact Jayne Triffitt, headmistress; Linda Underwood, registrar. Termly fees: 10,444-11,371 (boarding) 6,532 37,119 (day tuition). School type: girls. Wychwood School 74 Banbury Rd, Oxford OX2 6JR t f e w Contact S Wingfield Digby, head; John Cotton, mus. Awards: 2 music scholarships offered at 11 or 16 to cover inst tuition. No of pupils: 140. Termly fees: 4,800 (day); 7,230 (weekly boarding); 7,650 (full boarding). School type: Girls. Wycliffe College Bath Road, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire GL10 2JQ t f e w Contact Margie Burnet Ward, head; EO Jenkins, dir of mus. Awards: Various awards available. Music activities: Chapel choir, chmbr choir; wind, br & str ens, contemporary ens, jazz band, jazz quartet, rock school; theory club, composing club. Various musical productions, evensongs and tours. No of pupils: 150 day, 270 boarding; 100 studying insts. Termly fees: Age range: School type: Boys. Wycombe Abbey School Wycombe Abbey, Abbey Way, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP11 1PE t f e com; w Contact R Wilkinson, headmistress; L Tubb, dir of mus. Awards: Music schols and exhibs at 11, 13 and 16 offering free tuition in one or two disciplines, plus choral awards (free tuition in singing) at all three levels. IGCSE and Edexcel A-level Music. Music activities: symphony/sinfonia/string chamber orchestras; chapel/chancel/chamber/ junior choirs, choral society, Gospel choir; 2 jazz bands, chamber, string and wind ensembles, brass group, flute ensembles, musicals. No of pupils: 553 (94% boarding, 6% day); over 650 instrumental and singing lessons taught per week. Termly fees: 11,900 (boarding); 8,925 (day). Age range: South West Badminton School Westbury on Trym, Bristol BS9 3BA t f e sch.uk w Contact Jan Scarrow, head; Matthew Bale, dir of mus; Karen Balmforth, admin. Awards: Music scholarships available in years 7, 9 and 12. Music activities: 2 orchs, 2 choirs, Schola Cantorum, numerous str chmbr ens; various bands and groups, choral concerts with other schools; public concerts in professional venues, regular informal concerts and recitals and tours abroad. Music facilities: 2 music Independent Schools PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

56 Independent Secondary, Preparatory and Junior Schools Independent Schools centres with variety of practise rooms and perf spaces; performance hall. No of pupils: 234 day; 149 boarding; 290 studying inst. Termly fees: 5,460-5,960 (day/sr), 10,510 (boarding/ sr). Age range: School type: Girls. Blundell s School Tiverton EX16 4DN t f e w Contact Tracy Frankpitt, admissions co-ord. Awards: Value up to 50% fees plus free instrument tuition. A forward thinking department that embraces all types of music from ancient to contemporary, classical to popular, acoustic to electronic. Annual tours abroad for Choir and Big Band. Major works performed yearly. Bredon School Pull Court, Bushley, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire GL20 6AH t e w Contact John Hewitt, head. Awards: Awards worth 25% of the day fees may be awarded to pupils who show outstanding aptitude for music. Termly fees: 2,205 4,605 (day); 6,640 9,395 (boarding). Bristol Grammar School University Rd, Bristol BS8 1SR t f e w Contact RI Mackinnon, head; RT Osmond, dir of mus. Awards: Students may be appointed as performing arts scholar on entry to Year 7 (worth 25% of fees). On entry to 6th form, students may be accepted onto the Honours programme which recognises exceptional talent. Benefits can inc concerto opportunities, ens direction and extra tuition. Music activities: Choirs, orchs, bands, chmbr groups. No of pupils: 1050 day; 200 studying inst. Termly fees: 4,365. School type: Co-ed. Bruton School for Girls Sunny Hill, Bruton BA10 0NT t f e w Contact Nicola Botterill, head; Matt Dury, dir of mus. Awards: Scholarships for talented musicians. Music activities: Regular participation in choral and inst perfs at all levels. Chmbr choir has toured abroad. School type: Girls. Bryanston School Blandford, Dorset DT11 0PX t f e w Contact SJ Thomas, head; DM Emerson, dir of mus; SJ Birkill, admissions. Awards: Scholarships and exhibitions awarded at 13 and 16. Value up to 25% of fees; may be supplemented on a means-tested basis up to 100%. All music scholars entitled to free inst tuition and weekly Alexander Technique sessions; scholars also receive weekly accompaniment periods. Music activities: Variety of bands, ens, orchs & choirs. Music facilities: 2 concert rooms, library, 40 practice rooms, music studio, church with classical org, 600-seat theatre. No of pupils: 112 day; 569 boarding; 600 music lessons taught weekly. Termly fees: 11,469. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Canford School Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3AD t f e w Contact BA Vessey, head; CC Sparkhall, dir of mus. Awards: A number of scholarships of 10 50% fees, each with free tuition in 2 insts. Age under 14 on 1 Sep; awarded on musical potential. Some 6th form scholarships of up to 50%. Scholarships may be supplemented in cases of need. Music activities: 1st orch, str orch, jr strs, symphonic wind orch, concert band, jazz band, numerous chmbr ens. Also chapel choir, chmbr choir, choral society and mus society with recitals and concert visits. No of pupils: 220 day; 420 boarding; 380 studying inst. Termly fees: Tbc. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Cheltenham College Bath Road, Cheltenham GL53 7LD t f e w Contact Dr ARL Peterken, Headmaster; Mr David McKee, Director of Music; Mrs Amanda Naylor, Director of Admissions and Marketing. Awards: Various music, organ and choral scholarships and exhibitions valued up to 25% fees plus free music tuition. Music activities: Chapel choir, chamber choir, barbershop and girls close harmony groups, orchestra, wind band, big band, str orch, training orchs, numerous inst ens, jazz improvisation group and rock bands. Recent tours to Venice, New York and Barcelona. No of pupils: 660 day and boarding; 265 studying inst or vce. Termly fees: from 8,450 (day) and 11,265 (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Cheltenham Ladies College Cheltenham Ladies College, Bayshill Rd, Cheltenham GL50 3EP t f e w Contact Principal Ms Eve Jardine Young; Director of Music Mr Dominic Hawley; Director of Admissions Dr Hilary Laver. Awards: Awards offered at 11, 12, 13 and 6th form according to merit. Scholarship Enrichment Programme. Music activities: 2 symphony orchestras, 2 string orchestras, 5 choirs (including a capella, gospel & chamber choirs), symphonic wind band, 2 flute choirs, jazz band, clarinet ensemble, sax ensemble, many chamber groups; musicals; biennial tours abroad. No of pupils: 200 day; 680 boarding; 500 studying inst. Termly fees: Junior: 7069 (day), (boarding); 6th form: 8039 (day), 11,862 (boarding). Age range: School type: Girls. Clayesmore School Iwerne Minster, Blandford, Dorset DT11 8LL t e w Contact Martin Cooke (Headmaster) or Ralph Kerr (Head of Music). Awards: Instrumental awards of 50%, 35%, 20% and 10% fees, all with free instrumental tuition (on 1st instrument). Age under 14: usually grade 5 required in any orchestral instrument. Two choral awards also offered, value 5% fees with preference to ex-cathedral voices. Music activities: Chapel choir, school orchestra, concert band, jazz band, string orchestra, choral society, many small ensembles. No of pupils: 480 day & boarding -165 studying instruments. Termly fees: 8,060 (day), 10,990 (boarding). School type: Co-ed and Clayesmore Prep shares the same site. Clifton College Guthrie Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3EZ t f e w Contact Mark Moore, head; James Hills, dir of mus. Awards: At least 1 major scholarship value 25% fees plus other awards of lesser value; age under 14 on 1 Sep. 6th form scholarships value 25% fees. Music activities: Choral society, chapel choir, close harmony groups. Also 1st orch, training orch, str orchs; wind bands, swing band, contemporary music group, br and other ens. Prep school attached with chapel choir, orch, str and wind ens, br ens; also rcdr groups and regular music productions. No of pupils: 700 day and boarding; 350 studying inst. School type: Co-ed. Term fees: 7,670-8,110 (day); 11,120-11,790 (boarders). Clifton High School College Rd, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3JD t f e w Contact Alison Neill, head. Awards: 2 music scholarships available at year 7 and also year 9 as a percentage reduction of school fees. Music activities: 2 orchs, wind bands, chmbr groups, 4 choirs. Music facilities: 2 large teaching rooms, one with apple mac computers for music technology, a number of smaller practice/teaching rooms. No of pupils: 500 day (nursery, prep, jr, sr); 180 studying inst. Termly fees: 4,270. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Colston s School Headmaster, Mr Jeremy McCullough, Stapleton, Bristol BS16 1BJ t f e uk; sch.uk w Contact J McCullough, head. School type: Girls. Dauntsey s School West Lavington, Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 4HE t f e dauntseys.org w Contact MS Lascelles, head; GG Harris, dir of mus. Awards: Exhibitions and Scholarships offered at 11, 13 and 16. Means tested Bursaries are also available. A further 20 choral exhibitions are offered annually. Also a scholarship of 10% fees and free music tuition is offered to organists at 16. Music activities: Orcs, concert bands, br ens, 3 choirs, choral society, percussions ens, chmbr music group and rock groups. Music facilities: Teaching, practice and performance areas and a recording studio. No of pupils: 495 day; 308 boarding; 400 studying inst. Termly fees: 17,340 (day), 28,980 (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Dean Close School Shelburne Rd, Cheltenham, Glos GL51 6HE t f e w Contact Jonathan Lancashire, head; Helen Porter, dir of mus; Sarah Smith, registrar. Awards: Music awards of up to 50% fees with free inst tuition. Up to 100% with means-tested bursaries. Age 13 and 16 on 1 Sep; gr 5 min (13) on 1st inst, 2nd inst an advantage. Awards also available at the prep school at 7 (choral) and 11. Music activities: Various Orchs, choirs, bands and ens. All orch inst, pno, organ, hpd, singing, gui & drumkit tuition. Music facilities: 5 concert venues, 2 classrms, 12 instr teaching/practice rms, 35 teachers. No of pupils: 482 day & boarding; 200 studying inst. Termly fees: 7,215 10,320 (sr); 3,495-7,580 (Jr). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Downside School Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Radstock, Bath BA3 4RJ t f e w Contact Dr James Whitehead, head; Christopher Tambling, dir of mus. Awards: 2 3 awards of up to 50% fees pa plus free inst tuition. Age under 14 on 1 May. Also choral exhibitions of up to 10% fees for members of Schola Cantorum. Scholarships 56 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

57 Independent Secondary, Preparatory and Junior Schools and exhibitions at 11 into junior dept. Music activities: Orch, schola cantorum, chmbr choirs, CCF band, concert band, pipe band, ceilidh band. Regular tours and concerts. Music facilities: 500-seat theatre, practice rooms, ens rooms, recording facility. No of pupils: 88 day; 340 boarding; 250 studying inst. Age range: Exeter School Victoria Park Road, Exeter EX2 4NS t f e w twitter. com/exeterschooluk Contact R Griffin, head; P Tamblyn, dir of mus; S Chamberlain, registrar. Awards: Top music scholarship for outstanding ability (value 25 50% fees according to ability, and meanstested) may be awarded at 13 or 16. 2nd inst an advantage. Governors awards (means-tested) and Entrance Scholarships and Exhibitions also available. Music activities: 4 orchs, 6 choirs, many ensembles including African Drumming, string and saxophone quartets and ensembles, flute choir, 2 brass ensembles, jazz and funk groups among others. No of pupils: 742 sr, 192 jr; 520 weekly instrument lessons. Termly fees: 3,955 (sr), 3,565 (jr). Age range: School type: Co-ed. King Edward s School (Bath) North Rd, Bath BA2 6HU t f e w Contact Martin Boden, head. King Edward s School s Music department is highly resourced to support developing musicians at both senior and junior level. In addition to teaching rooms, 8 practice rooms are available specifically for instrumental lessons. Pupils also have access to modern music technology including: recording facilities and 33 MACs linked to digital pianos, all running Logic Pro 9 and Sibelius 7 software. The School s newest building, which is to open in Summer 2015, will include a large performance space and a new grand piano. Special Talent Awards may also be available for outstanding pupils. King s College, Taunton South Road, Taunton, Somerset TA1 3LA t f e w Contact RR Biggs, head; Colin Albery, dir of mus. Associated prep school is King s Hall. Awards: Awards of up to 33% fees, offered, all with free inst tuition on 2 insts. Awards may be increased in cases of need. Age under 14 or 6th form entry; gr 5 8 on main inst. Music activities: Symphony orch, chmbr orch, chapel choir, chmbr choir, wind band, jazz bands. Many perf opportunities, spacious music school with digital recording studio. No of pupils: 150 day, 266 boarding; 230 studying inst. Termly fees: 6,650 (day), 9,800 (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. King s School The Plox, Bruton, Somerset BA10 0ED t f e w Contact Ian Wilmshurst, head; D Gorodi, dir of mus. Awards: Music scholarships of up to 20% of fees available at 13 and 16. All awards carry free tuition in 2 insts. Music activities: Choir, chmbr orch, jazz band, military band, many chmbr ens, regular concert trips and tours and many concerts, formal and informal. No of pupils: 327 day and boarding; 150 studying inst. Prep and pre-prep schools attached. Termly fees: 6,868 (day), 9,642 (boarding). School type: Co-ed. Kingsley School Northdown Road, Bideford, Devon EX39 3LY t f e bideford.co.uk w Contact Simon Woolcott, head; Caroline Bailey, admissions. School type: Co-ed. Kingswood School Lansdown Rd, Bath BA1 5RG t f e w index.php/music. Contact Simon Morris, head; Oliver Parker, dir of mus; Diane Patterson, registrar. Awards: Scholarships for entry at 11 (day & boarding), 13 (boarding ) and Sixth Form (day and boarding). Activities: Symphony orch, junior orch, sr big band, jr jazz band, str orch, perc ens, chmbr groups, sr choir, jr choir, chmbr choir, choral soc. Chapel with two organs, 400 seat Theatre. Prof concerts; m/ classes; weekly lunchtime concerts; school musicals; international tours. Recording studio, two project studios, and class music tech suite. No of pupils: 570 day; 180 boarding; 250 studying inst. Termly fees: 4,677 (day); 7,352 10,081. Age range: (sr school). School type: Co-ed. Leweston School Sherborne DT9 6EN t f e w Contact K Reynolds, Head; Claire Hawkes, Dir of Mus. Awards: Variable number of music awards towards school fees, or free inst tuition. Age or 6th form entry. Music activities: 4 orchs, 3 choirs, chmbr music ens, jazz band, annual choral perf and music production activities in conjunction with other Sherborne schools. No of pupils: 240 day & boarding; 132 studying inst. Termly fees: 6165 (sr day), (sr boarding). Age range: School type: Girls. Lucton School Lucton, Herefordshire HR6 9PN t f e w Contact Mrs Gill Thorne, MA, Headmistress. Awards: Scholarships may be awarded in Years 7, 9 and 12. Termly fees: 2,150 4,195 (day); 9,295 (boarding). Marlborough College Marlborough SN8 1PA t f w Contact J Leigh, master; P Dukes, artistic dir. Awards: mus scholarships may be supplemented in case of need. Awards u14 (Year 9); gr 5 (merit or distinction and above on 1st inst); 2 insts preferred. 6th form entry, gr 7-8 with merit or distinction on main inst. Choral, str and org scholarships also available. Music activities: Symphony orch, chmbr orch, chapel choir, chmbr choir, Choral Society, jr singers, octet, jr string group, 2 wind bands, rock society, big band, jazz groups, choral works performances, 6 professional concerts pa. No of pupils: 887; 450 mus pupils; 600 lessons p/week. Termly fees: 9,610-11,310. School type: Co-ed. Millfield School Street, Somerset BA16 0YD t f e w Contact C Considine, head; J Jensen, dir of mus; J Postle, admissions. Awards: Music scholarships awarded at head s discretion. Age 13 and 16 (sixth form). Music activities: Symphony orch, str orch, wind band, chmbr choir, jazz band, choral society; wind, str, br and mixed chmbr ens; regular concerts. Visiting professional artists season. Music facilities: New state-of-the-art building with concert hall, mac-equipped classrooms and recording studio. No of pupils: 1218 day and boarding; 400 studying inst. Termly fees: 11,550 (boarding); 7,760 (day). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Milton Abbey School Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 0BZ t e w Contact Gareth Doodes, head. Awards: Scholarships worth 10% of fees plus free tuition in 2 insts. Age under 14 on 1 Jun; gr 4 5 min on 1st insts with credit for 2nd insts. Music activities: Abbey choir, sr choir, barbershop group, br ens, w/wind ens, jazz quartet, soul band. Joint music ventures with nearby girls school (jazz band, choral society and music theatre productions). Wide variety of choral and inst performing opportunities, both formal and informal. Fully equipped music school with new 16-track digital recording studio, and 300-seat theatre. Term fees: 5,550 (day); 10,690 (boarding). Monkton Senior School Monkton Combe, Bath BA2 7HG t f e w Contact RP Backhouse, principal; GD Bevan, dir of mus; I Hartnell, admin. Awards: At least 2 awards of 5 35% fees (augmentable in case of need) with free tuition on up to 2 insts. Age under 14 on 1 Sep; 2nd inst reqd. Singing accepted as 2nd or alternative inst. Also awards for entry into lower sixth (5 25% fees). House music festival, regular concerts. Music facilities: New music facility opened in 2012 with large rehearsal room, recording facilities, rock studio and 12 teaching rooms. No of pupils: 149 day; 236 boarding; 160 studying inst. Termly fees: 5,198-6,312 (day); 7,420-9,972 (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Plymouth College Ford Park, Plymouth, Devon PL4 6RN t f e w Contact DS Wormleighton, head; D Green, dir of mus and perf arts; S Lambie, admissions. Awards: Scholarships of up to 1/3 fees are available at 11, 13, 16 as well as exhibitions offering free instrumental tuition. These are awarded by consideration of an audition held in the spring term for Sep entry the same year. Music activities: Orch, swing band, br group, str quartet, choir, classical gui group, wind band. No of pupils: 550 day and boarding; 100 studying insts. Termly fees: (day), (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Prior Park College Ralph Allen Drive, Bath BA2 5AH t f e w Contact James Murphy-O Connor, head; Roland Robertson, dir of mus. Awards: Jr music scholarships for entry at 11, major music scholarships for entry at 13 and 6th form scholarships. Generous reductions of fees available at all levels. Music activities: Choral society, 3 chapel choirs, chmbr choir, orch, concert band, str ens, jazz band, rock bands, chmbr groups; 2 musicals performed annually. Performs UK and abroad, full music tech studio, CD available. No of pupils: 451 day; 120 boarding; 220 studying inst. Termly fees: 4,510 (day/11 ), 4,975 (day/13), 9,210 (boarding). School type: Co-ed. Queen Elizabeth s Hospital School Berkeley Place, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1JX t f e w Contact S W Holliday, head; Edward Independent Schools PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

58 Independent Secondary, Preparatory and Junior Schools Independent Schools Gent, dir of mus; Carolyn Matthews, admissions. Awards: 3 music scholarships available; 2 at age 11, 1 offering 50% fee remission plus free tuition in 2 insts, 1 offering free tuition in 2 insts; 1 at age 13 offering 50% fee remission plus free tuition in 2 insts. Music activities: Orch, choir, chapel choir, wind band, jazz band, str grp, gui grp, br ens and other smaller ens; joint concerts and productions with local independent schools, especially sister school. Own theatre; many opportunities for combining music with drama; music technology taught at A-level. No of pupils: 170 studying inst. Termly fees: 4,485. School type: Boys. Queen s College Taunton Trull Rd, Taunton, Somerset TA1 4QS t f e w Contact Christopher J Alcock, head; Miles D Quick, dir of mus. Awards: Up to 8 scholarships of up to 50% of fees (more subject to means test) are awarded annually at 10, 11, 12 and 16. An org scholarship is also available. Music activities: 1st orch, middle school orch, str chmbr orch, wind band, cl choir, swing band, college choir, choral society, wind and chmbr music. Music facilities: Music School attached to 400-seat concert hall with 30-stop pipe org and Steinway D gr pno. No of pupils: 700 day and boarding; 25% studying inst. Termly fees: 2,395 5,640 (day), 4,260 9,400 (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Red Maids School Westbury Road, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol BS9 3AW t f e sch.uk w Contact Stephen JM Browne, dir of mus. Awards: 2 music scholarships are offered. The major scholarship is worth 50% of the school fees. The minor scholarship covers the cost of lessons on 2 insts. Music activities: 2 orchs, wind band, rcdr consort, chmbr orch, 4 choirs, chmbr music ens, trips abroad, musicals every year. No of pupils: 460. Termly fees: 4,290. Age range: School type: Girls. Redland High School for Girls Redland Court, Bristol BS6 7EF t f e w Contact CP Bateson, head; Nigel Davies, dir of mus; Caroline Jenner, admissions sec. Awards: 2 of value 50% fees and tuition on 2 insts, available at 11, 13, 16. Music activities: 4 choirs, 3 orchs, swing band, wind band, 4 chmbr ens; regular concerts. No of pupils: 670 day; 214 studying inst. Termly fees: Age range: School type: Girls. Rendcomb College and Junior School Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 7HA t f e w Contact Roland Martin, head; D A Franks, dir of mus. Awards: 1 major scholarship, value up to 50% fees pa; 2 scholarships, value up to 20% fees pa; 4 minor scholarships. Scholarships open to any pupil joining college at 11, 13 or 16. Music activities: Purpose-built mus dept; college and chmbr choirs, br, wind and str ens. No of pupils: 279 day; 129 boarding. Termly fees: 5,205 7,150 (day); 7,480 9,885 (boarding). School type: Co-ed. Shapwick School Shapwick Manor, Shapwick, Nr. Bridgwater, Somerset TA7 9NJ t f e w Contact JP Whittock, head. Shapwick specialises in supporting boys and girls aged 8 to 19 years whose education has been adversely affected by dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia. We employ a team of specialist teachers, speech & language therapists and occupational therapists who deliver to small classes (average size is 8) and individuals. Shebbear College Shebbear, Beaworthy, Devon EX21 5HJ t /001 f e w Contact Bob Barnes, head; S Lindley, registrar. Awards: Music scholarships available, value and number at head s discretion. Termly fees: 7,995 (boarding); 6,130 (weekly boarding); 4,075 (day). School type: Co-ed. Sherborne Girls Bradford Rd, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3QN t f e w Contact Jenny Dwyer, head; John Jenkins, dir of mus; Jenny Hinks, admissions. Awards: Major music scholarships up to 25% fees (plus 3 free lessons p/w). No age limit. Jan auditions. Music activities: Orchs, choirs, chmbr music, opera, jazz group, rcdr consorts, annual foreign tours. No of pupils: 406 day and boarding; 60% studying inst. Termly fees: 7,505 (day), 10,330 (boarding). Age range: School type: Girls. Sherborne School Sherborne DT9 3AP t f e w Contact JEC Henderson, dir of mus; R Barlow, head; J Massey, registrar. Awards: Music scholarships and exhibitions at 13 and 16 with meanstested bursaries of up to 100% of fees. Music activities: 2 orchs plus chmbr orch, concert band, chapel choir, swing band, jazz bands; also wind, br, str ens. Various chmbr music groups, choral society, subscription series, joint music activities with Sherborne Girls and Leweston School. Music facilities: Acoustically engineered music school with new pnos, recital hall with variable acoustic, studios. No of pupils: 594 d&b. Termly fees: 8,865 (day), 10,950 (boarding). Age range: School type: Boys. Sidcot School Oakridge Lane, Winscombe, North Somerset BS25 1PD t f e w Contact John Walmsley, head; Beverley King, dir of mus. Awards: 16th form scholarship of up to 50% fees (awarded by interview and audition). Also approx 4 music bursaries of free tuition in 1 2 insts awarded annually, may be supplemented in cases of need by up to 30% boarding fees. Age 11, 13 (gr 3 4) or 16 (gr 7 8). Music activities: Orch, choirs, wind band, rock and jazz bands, chmbr music playing; also regular concerts and visiting professional musicians; music tours (eg Denmark, Prague, Italy and Spain). No of pupils: 482 day and boarding; 200 studying inst. Termly fees: 4,860 5,019 (day); 8,015 8,467 (boarding). School type: Co-ed. St Edward s School Cirencester Rd, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham GL53 8EY t f e w Contact Pat Clayfield, head. Awards: Scholarships awarded at 11 (grade 3 on 1st inst, grade 1 on 2nd inst) and 6th form, with occasional awards made for entry in other years. Awards are fully means-tested but may also be awarded entirely on merit. Also inst awards providing free tuition for up to 1 hr per week offered to students achieving grade 5 with merit before the end of year 9, and/or grade 7 at any stage. Termly fees: 4,050 4,900. School type: Co-ed. St Mary s Convent School Mount Battenhall, Worcester, Battenhall Avenue, Worcester WR5 2HP t f w Contact C Jawaheer, head; C Jennings, admissions registrar. Termly fees: 3,665. Age range: School type: Girls. St Mary s School, Calne Curzon St, Calne SN11 0DF t f e w Contact Felicia Kirk, head. Independent boarding and day school of around 300 girls. Awards: 2 music scholarships up to 40% of fees (subject to a means test), awarded at 11, 13 and sixth form; also exhibitions may be awarded. Music activities: Jr and middle choirs; chmbr choir, orch, wind band, jr wind band, jazz band, chmbr groups, jr strs, w/shops, concerts, Calne Festival, choir tours, CDs; Radio 3 Choir of the Year competition. No of pupils: 300 boarding and day; 400 studying inst. Termly fees: 8,800 (day), 11,750 (boarding). School type: Girls. St Michael s College Oldwood Road, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire WR15 8PH t (also fax) e w Contact Stuart Higgins, principal. Annual fees: 25,995 27,995. School type: Co-ed. Stonar School Cottles Park, Atworth, Melksham SN12 8NT t /1 f e w Contact Shirley Shayler, head; Nicholas Goodall, dir of mus. Awards: Scholarships available for music, academic, sport, riding, drama. Bursaries based on financial needs means tested. Music activities: Choir, chmbr choir, orch, wind band, jr rcdr groups. Regular perfs and productions. Participation in competitions and festivals. No of pupils: 200 day; 180 boarding; 180 studying inst. Termly fees: 2,710 5,265 (day); 6,485-9,500 (boarding). School type: Girls. Stover School Stover, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 6QG t f e w Contact Jeremy Stone, head; Tizzard*, dir of mus; F White, registrar. Awards: Music scholarships and exhibitions available at 11, 13 and 6th form. Music activities: Wide range of Music activities: 4 choirs, wind, chmbr, groups, theory club, sax ens, str group, chmbr orch, fl group. No of pupils: 418 day; 58 boarding; 180 studying inst. Termly fees: 2,520 4,080 (day), 6,190 8,350 (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Talbot Heath School Rothesay Rd, Bournemouth, Dorset BH4 9NJ t f e w Contact Angharad Holloway, head. Awards: Music scholarships cover a percentage of school fees and incl free tuition on 2 insts or one inst and singing lessons. They are awarded on the basis of a candidate s musical proficiency and potential. School type: Girls. Taunton School Taunton TA2 6AD t f e w 58 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

59 Independent Secondary, Preparatory and Junior Schools Contact John Newton, head; Mark Cracknell, dir of mus. Awards: Scholarships at 11, 13 and 6th form, and an org scholarship, of up to 50% tuition fees with possible bursaries. Music activities: Symphony orch, chmbr orch, wind bands, dance band, choirs, choral society, chmbr music ens, br group, sax quartet; international tours and numerous concerts. New music tech studio. Music facilities: 15 practice rooms, tech studio, recital room, tech classroom, 6th form teaching room, chapel and performing arts centre, perc studio. No of pupils: 604; 260 studying inst. Termly fees: Up to 5,900 (day), 11,000 (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. The Godolphin School Milford Hill, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 2RA t f e w Contact Emma Hattersley, head; Robin Highcock, dir of mus; Victoria Power, registrar. Awards: Music scholarships available for entry at 11, 13 and 16. Music activities: 3 choirs, orch, 2 bands, string ens, string quartets, many other ens, chmbr music, foreign music tours; participate in county and national festivals, and county and national youth groups; choirs and ens have had success in national competitions. Music facilities: Purpose-built theatre, dedicated suite of practice rooms, computer studio, rehearsal rooms. No of pupils: 256 day; 146 boarding; 65% studying inst. Termly fees: 6,176 (day), 9,359 (boarding). Age range: School type: Girls. The King s School Pitt St, Gloucester GL1 2BG t f e w Contact Alistair Macnaughton, head; Derek Harris, dir of mus. Awards: Several scholarships available to gifted instrumentalists and singers at ages 11, 13 and 16. Music activities: School choir, choral society, madrigal group, jr school orch, school orch, swing band, str quartets, class orchs, rcdr groups, house choirs and ens, light music ens. Concerts and carols in Gloucester Cathedral; musical productions, choristers. No of pupils: 520 day; 210 studying inst. Termly fees: 4,740 5,895. School type: Co-ed. The Maynard School Denmark Road, Exeter, Devon EX1 1SJ t f e w Contact B Hughes, head; N Horton, dir of mus. Awards: 2 senior school music. scholarships, both worth 10% of fees and 2 senior school music exhibitions. 2 6th form music scholarships, both worth 10% of fees. Music activities: 3 orchs, 3 choirs, jazz band, wind band, various chambr ens. No of pupils: 420 (100 in 6th form); 193 studying inst. Termly fees: 3,906. Age range: School type: Girls. The Royal High School Bath Lansdown Rd, Bath BA1 5SZ t f e w Contact Rebecca Dougall, head; Sally Jenkins, dir of mus. Entry requirements: entrance assessments and audition pieces. Awards: 6th form music scholarship (1 per annum). Yr 9 music scholarship (1 per annum). Yr 7 music scholarship (1 per annum). Music activities: 3 choirs, training and sr orchs, training and sr swing band, wind bands, fl ens, ceilidh bands, rock bands. Music facilities: Music department, range of rehearsal studios, 2 performing arts theatres. No of pupils: 540 day; 93 boarding. Termly fees: 3,050 3,151 (day/jr), 4,035 4,113 (day/sr), 8,612 8,736 (boarding/sr), 7,383 7,751 (wkly boarding/sr). Age range: School type: Girls. The Wellington School South St, Wellington, Somerset TA21 8NT t e uk; w Contact Martin Reader, head. Termly fees: (day); (boarding); (weekly boarding). School type: Boys. Truro High School for Girls Falmouth Rd, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2HU t e w Contact Dr Glenn Moodie Headmaster. Awards: Music awards (also academic, sport, art, drama) available on entry to yr 7, yr 9 and yr 12, capped at 25% of standard tuition fees. Also means-tested bursaries. Music activities: Large choir, school orch, jazz band, str orch, cl choir, sax ens, rcrd ens. Termly formal concerts, smaller informal concerts. Overseas tours. Termly fees: 4,001 (day), 7,668 (boarding). School type: Girls. Day students Termly fees: Pre- Preparatory, 1,695; (Prep 1), 1,850; (Prep 2), 2,004; (Prep 3 Prep 6) 3,752; Senior (Years 7 13) 4,001. Truro School Trennick Lane, Truro, Cornwall TR1 1TH t f e w Contact A S Gordon-Brown, Headmaster; Martin Palmer, Director of Music. With 60 varied concerts each year, Truro School offers pupils numerous opportunities, to rehearse, perform and develop. Over 1 in 3 students at Truro School choose to play an instrument with daily and weekly lessons from professionals. This academic year 13 pupils passed their Grade 8 ABRSM exams with Distinctions and 2 pupils have gained their DipABRSM diplomas. Many pupils play in County & National ensembles including: The South West Youth Orchestra The National Youth Orchestra of GB The National Youth Choirs of GB Warminster School Church St, Warminster BA12 8PJ t f e w Contact Mark Mortimer, head. Awards: Annual music scholarships at 11, 13 and 16. Exhibitions covering inst tuition may be available at discretion of dir of music. Music activities: 3 choirs, jazz bands, 2 concert bands, br ens, foreign tours (USA, Europe). No of pupils: 460 (sr school); 140 (prep). School type: Coed. Termly fees: Years 7 to 11 4,815 (day) 9,185 (boarding); Accelerated GCSE programme (1 year) 4,815 (day) 9,995 (boarding); 6th Form A Level 4,815 (day) 9,185 (boarding); 6th Form International Baccalaureate 4,815 (day) 9,995 (boarding). West Buckland School West Buckland, Barnstaple, Devon EX32 0SX t (mus dept) f e w Contact John Vick, head; Emma Kent, dir of mus. Rare insts scheme in operation. Awards: Music scholarships at 11, 13 and 6th form. Music activities: Choirs, chmbr orch, str orch, jazz band, wind bands, samba band, str quartets, North Devon sinfonia. No of pupils: 604 day; 83 boarding. Termly fees: 2,450 4,570 (day), 7,250 9,150 (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Westonbirt School Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8QG t f e w Contact Ms Nicky Kendall; Director of Music. Awards: Annual music scholarships of up to 25% fees; org scholarship; additional means-tested bursaries also available. Age under 14 on 1 Sep. Music activities: Orch, 4 choirs, jazz band, samba band, various ens; concert series by visiting musicians. No of pupils: 220 mainly boarding; 120 studying inst. School Fees, Years 7 8 per term, Day Girls 5,765, Boarders 8,605. Years 9 11, Day Girls 6,675, Boarders. UK & EEA 9,850, Boarders International 10,500. Sixth Form, Day Girls 7,100, Boarders UK & EEA 10,500, Boarders International 10,995. Yorks and Humber Ackworth School Ackworth, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF7 7LT t f e w Contact Kathryn Bell, head. Awards: Music scholarships assessed by auditions and the presentation of a portfolio and practical assessment; scholarships generally cover the cost of inst tuition fees. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Coram House (Day) 2,661 to 2,738 per term; Senior School (Day) 4,285 per term; Senior School (Boarding) 7,703 per term; International Study Centre 9,312 to 9,991 per term. Ampleforth College York YO62 4ER t f e w Contact Fr Gabriel Everitt, head; Ian Little, dir of mus. Awards: Choral and inst scholarships at ages 13 (gr 5) and 16 (gr 8). 2 insts must be offered (can inc voice at 16). Potential will be considered alongside attainment. Music activities: Schola Cantorum boys choir and Schola Puellarum girls choir (international tours, recordings, broadcasts), symphony orch, wind and str orchs, chmbr ens; regular concert series. No of pupils: 612 day and boarding; 281 studying inst. Termly fees: 7,361 10,911. School type: Co-ed. Ashville College Green Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 9JP t f e w Contact Mark Lauder, head. Awards: Scholarships may be awarded in years 7 9 or for 6th form entry to pupils who excel in music. Termly fees: 2,475 (pre-prep); 2,970 3,590 (jr); 4,190 4,220 (sr). School type: Co-ed. Batley Grammar School Carlinghow Hill, Batley, West Yorkshire WF17 0AD t f e w Contact Brigid Tullie, head. Birkdale School 4 Oakholme Road, Sheffield S10 3DH t f e w Contact Paul Owen, head. Awards: 2 music scholarships pa at 11 and 6th form worth up to 25% of tuition fees plus free tuition on 1 inst. Additional bursaries available on proof of need. Music activities: Male voice choir, lower school choir, girls choir, 6th form choir, str orch, big band, wind band, br band, jazz band, sax ens, rock bands, gui club, music drama or concerts every term. Also various groups in prep school. No of pupils: 835 day; 250 studying inst. Termly fees: 3,750 3,850 (sr), 3,150 (prep), 2,600 (pre-prep). Age range: School type: Boys with co-ed 6th form. Independent Schools PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

60 Independent Secondary, Preparatory and Junior Schools Independent Schools Bootham School York YO30 7BU t f e w Contact Jonathan Taylor, Head; Paul Feehan, Director of Music. Awards: Entry scholarships of up to 50% fees. First term tuition free for new orch inst. Music activities: Swing band, orch, str orch, jr orch, wind band, fl choirs, br and cl groups, 3 choirs, rcdr consorts, str quartet, vc group, rock and jazz groups (some joint activities with The Mount sister school). Music facilities: Music dept with full teaching and rehearsal space; full theatre with sound system; Georgian recital room for weekly public recitals. No of pupils: 368 day; 125 boarding; 295 studying inst. Termly fees: (day), (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Bradford Girls Grammar Squire Lane, Bradford BD9 6RB t e w Contact Kathryn Matthews, head. Awards: Scholarships may be awarded for outstanding musical ability to girls who will contribute positively to school life; families may also apply for bursaries. Termly fees: 5,304 6,344 (boarding); 2,184 2,912 (day). Age range: School type: Girls. Bradford Grammar Keighley Rd, Bradford BD9 4JP t f e w Contact Stephen Davidson, head; NA Mann, dir of mus; Karen Hewitt, registrar. Awards: A number of scholarships are offered to pupils of outstanding musical talent. Termly fees: 3,930 4,077. School type: Co-ed. Fulneck School Fulneck, Pudsey, Leeds LS28 8DS t f e w Termly fees: 3,950 (day); 6,670 (weekly boarding); 7,425 (full boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Fyling Hall School Robin Hood s Bay, North Yorkshire YO22 4QD t f e w Contact Steven Allen, head; Samantha Wormald, head of mus. Termly fees: 2,184 2,912 (day); 3,113 3,737 (weekly boarding); 5,304 6,344 (full boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Gateways School Harewood, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS17 9LE t f e w Contact Tracy Johnson, head; J Dunford, dir of mus. Awards: Music scholarships and exhibitions awarded. Termly fees: 2,470 3,940. Age range: 2 18 (co-ed from ages 2 11). School type: Girls. Giggleswick School Settle, North Yorkshire BD24 0DE t f e w Contact GP Boult, head; Darren Everhart, dir of mus. Awards: Generous music scholarships available, with free inst tuition. Age 11, 13, and 6th form entry. Music activities: Orch, str orch, concert band, choral society, chapel choir, jazz choir, swing band, rock band and ens. No of pupils: 390 day & boarding; 170 studying inst. Termly fees: 5,496 6,769 (day), 7,136 9,884 (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Harrogate Ladies College Clarence Drive, Harrogate HG1 2QG t e w Contact Admissions office. Awards: Music and choral scholarships available. Music activities: Music school; special interest in music and choral work through chapel choir, jr and sr choirs, orch and ens; also broadcasts, recordings and foreign trips. Music facilities: Dedicated music house, 25 practice and teaching rooms, IT suite. No of pupils: 180 day; 120 boarding; 148 studying inst. Termly fees: 5,085 (day); 8,875 (boarding). Age range: School type: Girls. Hull Collegiate School Tranby Croft, Anlaby, East Yorkshire HU10 7EH t f e co.uk w Contact Rob Haworth, head. Awards: Music scholarships offered at 11, 14 and 16 and are awarded by audition, written examination and interview in the Lent term preceding Sep entry; 1 lesson pw will be given free of charge in the scholar s main discipline. Successful candidates receive a fixed 100 per term discount from tuition fees. Termly fees: 3,571. School type: Co-ed. Hymers College Hymers Avenue, Kingston upon Hull, Hull HU3 1LW t e w Contact David Elstone, head. Music activities: Br ens, str orch, boys and girls choirs, orch, wind band, perc ens and numerous chmbr groups at jr, intermediate and sr level. Termly fees: 2,775 3,333. Age range: School type: Co-ed. North Halifax Grammar School Moorbottom Rd, Illingworth, Halifax HX2 9SU t f e w Contact GP Maslen, head. Age range: Pocklington School West Green, Pocklington, York YO42 2NJ t f e w Contact M Ronan, head; M Kettlewell, dir of mus; F Lambert, admissions sec. Awards: Music scholarships up to 8.6% of annual day fees are available at 11+, 13+ and 16+. Music activities: Music society, orch, choir, chmbr choir, swing band, str orch, concert band, variety of chmbr ens, rock band. No of pupils: 535 day; 121 boarding; 196 studying inst. Termly fees: 3855 (day); 6898 (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Queen Elizabeth Grammar School 154 Northgate, Wakefield WF1 3QX t e w wgsf.org.uk/qegs-senior Termly fees: 2,807 3,062 (jr); 3,873 (sr). School type: Boys. Queen Ethelburga s College Thorpe Underwood Estate, York, North Yorkshire YO23 9SS t e w Contact Dan Machin, head. Awards: Special ability awards inc music awards worth up to 1800 per yr boarding or up to 600 per yr day. Music facilities: Individual practice rooms, kb lab, music studios; drama studio can be turned into 200-seat theatre. Termly fees: 10,850 11,095 (boarding); 4,320 (day). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Queen Margaret s School Escrick Park, York YO19 6EU t f e w Contact Carole Cameron, acting/ deputy head; Jeremy Bowyer, dir of mus; Charlotte Cocker, admissions. Awards: Music scholarships awarded at 11, 13 and 16. Music activities: Orch, sinfonia, chmbr choir, jr choir, choral soc, glee club, concert band, br group, wind ens, fl group, str trio, str quartet, 2 rock bands. Music facilities: Chapel, theatre, recital room, 2 large classrooms, 14 teaching/practice rooms all equipped with pnos, perc room, computer room with Sibelius software. No of pupils: 47 day; 256 boarding; 150 studying insts. Termly fees: 6,125 (day), 9,530 (boarding). Age range: School type: Girls. Queen Mary s School Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 3BZ t f e w Contact Sandra Lewis-Beckett, head. Awards: Held in Feb. 2 jr music scholarships of up to 33% fees; plus free inst tuition for 1 inst. Age 11, gr 3 expected (1st inst), or age 12, gr 4 (1st inst), 2nd inst or voice an advantage. 1 sr scholarship value 33% fees plus free inst tuition for 2 insts, age 13, gr 5 min (1st inst), 2nd inst or voice expected. Awards may be made to children age under 11. Music activities: Orch, str orch, training orch, various chmbr ens; chapel choir, 3 other choirs. No of pupils: 225 day & boarding; 157 studying inst. Termly fees: 2,210 5,390 (day); 5,905 6,990 (boarding). School type: Girls. Read School Drax, Selby, North Yorkshire YO8 8NL t f e w Music activities: Choirs, ens. Events inc annual music competition, 2 formal concerts per year Termly fees: 8100 (sr boarder); (sr day); 7080 (jr boarder); 3335 (jr day). School type: Co-ed. Rishworth School Rishworth, West Yorkshire HX6 4QA t f e w Contact RA Baker, head; SJ Stamp, dir of mktg & registrar; PI Lynch, dir of mus. Awards: Music scholarships available, subject to satisfactory academic perf. Music activities: Concert band, dance orch; ww, str, perc ens; Rishworth Singers. Events inc Christmas concert, recitals, music festival, young musician competition, outdoor music festival. European tours. Music facilities: Music tech suite, grand pno. Termly fees: (boarding); (weekly boarding); (day). School type: Co-ed. Scarborough College Filey Rd, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 3BA t f e w Contact I Nixon, head; Rebecca Leeson, dir of mus; S Abram, admissions. Awards: Discretionary awards and bursaries available. Music activities: Chmbr choir, choral soc, 10 ens, concert band. No of pupils: 300. Termly fees: 4,002 4,461 (day); 6,595 7,421 (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Sheffield High School 10 Rutland Park, Sheffield S10 2PE t f e w Awards: Music scholarships available at yr 7 with max value, if combined with a Founders Award, of 50% of annual fees. Means-tested bursaries available. Termly fees: School type: Boys. 60 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

61 Independent Secondary, Preparatory and Junior Schools Silcoates School Wrenthorpe, Wakefield WF2 0PD t e w Contact Darryl Wideman, head; HL Ward, dir of mus. Awards: Music scholarships offered at 11, 13 and 16 and are discretionary awards normally amounting to 10 20% of fees; bursaries also available. Music activities: Choirs, orchs, wind, str, br, gui, rcdr, chmbr and perc groups, ceilidh bands, big band concerts, annual musical. No of pupils: 715 day; 400 studying inst. Termly fees: 2,200 4,210. St Peter s School Clifton, York YO30 6AB t f e w Contact Leo Winkley, head; Paul Miles-Kingston, dir of mus. Awards: Several music bursaries offering part fees or free tuition in 1 or more insts. Music activities: Chmbr choir, chapel choir, school choir, choral society, barbershop groups, 2 orchs, wind band, swing band, chmbr music, rock bands. Music facilities: 2 concert halls, recital room, school chapel, 19 teaching rooms, comp suite, recording studio. No of pupils: 538 day and boarding; 180 studying inst. Termly fees: 5,520 (day), 9,125 (boarding), per 40-minute lesson. Age range: School type: Co-ed. The Grammar School at Leeds Alwoodley Gates, Harrogate Rd, Leeds LS17 8GS t f e w Contact Michael Gibbons, principal; Philippa Bradbury, dir of mus; Andrew Wheeler, dir of instrumental studies. Awards: Modest financial awards available for musical pupils joining senior school at age 11. Music activities: Private tuition available in over 19 instruments inc voice; various orchs, jazz ens, swing band, choirs, a capella and barbershop; vibrant House music ethos. Music facilities: Purpose-built music school with extensive practice and recital rooms, digital studio etc. No of pupils: 1150 day (sr); 435 day (jr). Termly fees: 3,117 (day/jr); 4,179 (day/ sr) Age range: Co-ed but girls and boys are taught separately from School type: Co-ed. The Mount School Dalton Terrace, York, North Yorkshire YO24 4DD t f e w Contact Julie Lodrick, Principal; Mary Garvey, Director of Music Awards: Scholarship awards offered. Value of scholarships is dependant on meeting the standards required which are: age 11 gr 4; age 13 gr 5; age 16 gr 6. Music activities: Orchestra, string orchestra, wind band, swing band, various chamber groups, choirs, informal concerts, rock workshops. Termly fees: 5,6207 5,5735 (day), 8,080 (weekly boarding), 9,075 (boarding). School type: Independent. WGHS Senior School Wentworth St, Wakefield WF1 2QS t e w Contact Gillian Wallwork, head Music activities: String groups, wind groups, choirs, br ens, jazz ens, orch. Cabaret evenings. Termly fees: 3,873. School type: Girls. Woodhouse Grove School Apperley Bridge, West Yorkshire BD10 0NR t e w Contact DC Humphreys, head; Tara Gilkes, registrar. Awards: Music scholarships and exhibitions with free inst tuition. Age 11, 13, or 6th form entry; gr 5 on 1st inst with 2nd inst/voice expected. Other special awards also available to pupils over age limit, especially 6th form entrants. Music activities: 1 orch, jr choir, Grove Singers, wind band, br and jazz groups, fl choir, 2 str orchs, cl groups, sax group, rock band. No of pupils: 750 day & boarding; 180 studying inst. Termly fees: 3,995 4,110 (day), 8,310 8,330 (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Scotland Albyn School Queen s Rd, Aberdeen AB15 4PB t f e w Contact Ian Long, head; Laura Jarret, head of mus. Awards: Awards worth up to 5% of fees may be offered on entry to the senior school and are tenable throughout a pupil s time there. School type: Co-ed. Beaconhurst School 52 Kenilworth Rd, Bridge of Allan FK9 4RR t f e sch.uk w Contact John Owen, head. Termly fees: 8,215 11,032. Age range: Belmont House School Sandringham Avenue, Newton Mearns, Glasgow G77 5DU t f e w Contact Melvyn D Shanks, principal. Music activities: Choirs, orchs, gui club, samba band, jazz band, str group. No of pupils: 300. Termly fees: 2,721 3,772. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Clifton Hall School Newbridge, Edinburgh EH28 8LQ t f e w Contact Rod Grant, head. Awards: 3 bursary-assisted places are available in each year group. Per annum: Craigholme School Senior & Junior School, 72 St Andrew s Drive, Glasgow G41 4HS t f e w Awards: A number of means-tested bursaries are offered, predominantly for entry into the senior school. Age range: 3 18 (co-ed for ages 3 5). School type: Girls. Junior 1, 2850; Junior 2 to 3, 2950; Junior 4 to 5, 3370; Junior 6 to 7, 3485; Senior 1 to 2, 3600; Senior 3 to 5, 3720; Senior 6, Dollar Academy Dollar, Clackmannanshire FK14 7DU t f e w Contact David Knapman, rector. Music activities: 6 choirs, 6 orchs, annual carol concert, choral and chmbr mus competitions; special emphasis on producing large-scale musicals. Music facilities: Purposebuilt unit with a large stock of ww, br insts and pnos; 4 teaching rooms with elec pnos, computer stations and music tech facilities. 280-seat auditorium and 6 practice rooms. Age range: School type: Coed. Annual fees: 11,034 (tuition); 24,138 (weekly incl tuition); 25,524 (full boarding incl tuition). Fernhill School Fernbrae Avenue, Rutherglen, Glasgow G73 4SG t e w Contact Theresa Hayburn, head. Music activities: 3 choirs, orch, jr and sr str ens, fl ens, cl ens, sax ens; frequent tours and concerts. No of pupils: 330. Age range: School type: Girls. Annual fees: 9,770-10,050. Monthly instalments over 10/12 months available. Fettes College Carrington Road, Edinburgh, Scotland EH4 1QX t f e w Contact Michael Spens, dir of mus. Awards: Music scholarships available from age 10. Scholarships available from 13 16; scholarships cover up to 10% of fees but with means-tested bursaries it is possible to cover 100% of fees. Standard requirement gr 5 on main inst for sr musicians. Auditions Jan annually. Music activities: Inst tuition from a range of inst tutors. Various orchs, ens, chapel choir, concert choir. Major concert every term, plus variety of performances throughout the year. No of pupils: 666 (233 day, 433 boarding). Termly fees: 7,730 (day); 10,060 (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. George Heriot s School Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9EQ t f e w Contact Gareth E Doodes, principal. Awards: Application may be made for special skills awards in music; these are available to pupils from S1 onwards who meet the relevant criteria. Awards will be of 1,000, and a maximum of one award will be made each year. Termly fees: 7,404 11,106 (annual). Age range: School type: Co-ed. George Watson s College Colinton Rd, Edinburgh EH10 5EG t ; (dir of mus) f e w Contact Melvyn Roffe, principal; David Elliott, dir of mus. Nursery school through to sr on campus. Awards: 2 music scholarships with free tuition on 2 insts offered annually for entrants to form 1; exams in Jan. Possible assistance with fees through the George Watson s Family Foundation. Also a number of inst tuition bursaries available each session. Music activities: 4 orchs, 3 concert and jazz bands; wind, br, str and chmbr ens; College Chorus, chmbr, middle and jr school choirs; several concerts and musicals pa (c perfs). No of pupils: 2364 day; 1216 studying inst. Termly fees: 1,347 3,473. Age range: Preschool-18. School type: Co-ed. Glenalmond College Glenalmond, Perth, Perth & Kinross PH1 3RY t f e w Contact Elaine Logan, warden; Tim Ridley, dir of mus. Normally 10% fees; potential for assistance up to 100% of fees. Applications possible at any stage; all insts welcome. Instrumental, choral exhibitions and org scholarships available. Music activities: Orch, concert band, jazz band, chmbr groups, 2 pipe bands, chapel choir and choral soc. Music tech suite with linked studio and control room. Music facilities: Recital hall, technology suite and recording studio, 10 rehearsal rooms. No of pupils: 400 boarding and day; over 50% studying inst. Termly fees: 7,815 10,430 (boarders); 5,330 7,105 (day). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Gordonstoun Gordonstoun, Elgin, Moray IV30 5RF t /5 (mus dept) f e Independent Schools PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

62 Independent Secondary, Preparatory and Junior Schools Independent Schools w Contact Simon H C Reid, principal; Glynn Jenkins, dir of mus. Awards: 2 or 3 jr and sr awards pa. Age 8, 13 and 16 ; gr 5 8 on 1 or more insts expected. Inst bursaries also available. Music activities: Orch, str orch, chmbr ens, pipe band, br and wind ens, jazz ens, rock group, scots ens, choir. Monthly student concerts; also major overseas orch tours. 4 professional recitals pa. No of pupils: 112 day; 484 boarding; 200 studying inst. Termly fees: (boarding); (day). Hamilton College Hamilton College, Bothwell Road, Hamilton ML3 0AY t f e w Contact Margaret Clarke Termly fees: 2,405 3,195. Age range: School type: Co-ed. High School of Dundee Euclid Crescent, Dundee DD1 1HU t e org.uk w Contact J Halliday, rector. No of pupils: Termly fees: 2,600 3,690 (annual). School type: Co-ed. Hutchesons Grammar School 21 Beaton Road, Glasgow G41 4NW t f e w Contact Kenneth M Greig, rector. Awards: One music bursary available each year in secondary school. Music activities: Choral society, 6 choirs, 2 orchs, 2 wind bands, 2 str ens, gui ens, several chmbr groups, jazz band, ceilidh band, pipe band, plus 2 music-dramatic productions pa. Many more ens in the primary school No of pupils: 1712 day (age 5 18); 540 studying inst. Termly fees: 2, , School type: Co-ed. Kelvinside Academy 33 Kirklee Road, Glasgow G12 0SW t f e uk w Contact Rector, Mr Robert Karling. Awards: Miller Drummond Music Scholarship: up to two music awards each year given to pupils entering S5 or S6; eligibility criteria apply which must continue to be met for the duration of the scholarship. Termly fees: 2,320 3,720. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Kilgraston School Bridge of Earn, Perthshire PH2 9BQ t f e w www. facebook.com/kilgraston Contact Carol Ann Lund, principal; Andrew McGarva, Director of Music; Barbara McGarva, Admissions Awards: Scholarship awards are also available to give a discount off school fees available for entry into U3/P7 onwards. Termly fees: 3,350-5,225 (day); 8,925 (boarding). School type: Girls. Lomond School 10 Stafford Street, Helensburgh, Scotland G84 9JX t f e w Contact Principal, Johanna Urquhart; Admissions, Justine Scullion; Head of Music, Doug Fleming. Music activities: 2 choirs, orchestra, trad music group, clarsachs, ww ensemble, str ensemble. flute choirs. Music facilities: 2 music studios with kbs and rehearsal space. 4 music practice rooms. No of pupils: 420 day and boarding; 130 studying inst. Termly fees: 1,696 3,454. Loretto School Linkfield Road, Musselburgh, East Lothian EH21 7RE t f e w Contact Peter Hogan, head; Edward Coleman, dir of mus; Sarah Finlayson, admissions dir. Awards: Major music scholarships may be awarded to pupils joining the school from age 12. Various bursaries which could augment scholarships. Major org scholarships tenable at any level. Also piping bursaries and 13 chanter players. Strong cultural links with Edinburgh. 3-manual pipe org (1989, Kenneth Jones). Loretto Concert Society; piping competitions and tours. No of pupils: 600; 60% studying inst. Prep school is Loretto Nippers. Termly fees: 4,820-6,670 (day); 6,420-9,820 (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Merchiston Castle School Colinton Road, Edinburgh EH13 0PU t f e w Contact A R Hunter, head; Kay Wilson, head of admissions. Awards: Up to 2 music scholarships available, inc piping exhibition, plus means-tested inst bursaries. Music activities: Chapel choir (with regular tours), choral society, close harmony group, orch, jazz band, rock groups, pipe bands, jr ens, chmbr groups, regular performances, regular concert and opera trips and musicals. No of pupils: 470 boarding and day; 200 studying inst. Termly fees: 4,350 7,015 (day), 6,100 9,520 (boarding). Age range: School type: Boys. Morrison s Academy Ferntower Road, Crieff, Pethshire PH7 3AN t f e w Contact GSH Pengelley, rector; S Herbert, dir of mus. Awards: Limited funds are available to support private tuition in a musical inst where a pupil shows particular talent and parental funding is not available. Termly fees: 3,790. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Robert Gordon s College Schoolhill, Aberdeen AB10 1FE t f e w Awards: Burnett Scholarships offering up to 50% available to pupils in fifth yr at Scottish schools Music activities: Orchs, concert band, ens, solo perf opportunities. Termly fees: 11,610 (secondary level, annual, excl lunch). Age range: School type: Co-ed. St Columba s School Duchal Road, Kilmacolm, Inverclyde PA13 4AU t f e w Music activities: Weekly rehearsals for sr girls choir, sr vocal ens, sr concert band, sr mixed voice choir, jr choir, boys choir, pipe band. Also many chmbr groups. Termly fees: 7,750 10,540. School type: Co-ed. St George s School for Girls Garscube Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland EH12 6BG t f e w Music activities: 21 inst ens, inc 8 choirs, 10 orchs/bands. Busy performance programme, events for all groups and individuals, inc city venues and staged productions in jr, lower and upper schools, and international tours as well as regular collaborations with Merchiston Castle School. Purpose built music school with classrooms, teaching/practice rooms and 200 seat auditorium. Tuition in all orch and band insts plus guis, hp, voice and bagpipes. Termly fees: 4,055 (day); 4,420 (boardingon top of day). St Leonards St Andrews, Fife, Scotland KY16 9QJ t e w Contact Michael Carslaw, head. Awards: music scholarships. Music activities: Choirs, chmbr orch, str and br ens, fl group, cl/sax ens, wind band, jazz band, contemporary music ens, pipes & drums, seasonal folk music, 4 annual competitions (instrumental, vocal, composing). No of pupils: 427 day; 121 boarding; 245 studying inst. Termly fees: 3,999 (day); 9,753 (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Stewart s Melville College Queensferry Rd, Edinburgh EH4 3EZ t f e w Awards: Music awards and scholarships. Applications by early Jan. Music activities: Strong mus dept twinned with The Mary Erskine School. 3 orchs, 3 bands, jazz band, many chmbr ens, choirs, regular concerts, 2 staged musicals pa. Mus dept serves co-ed jr school. Music facilities: Tom Fleming Centre for Performing Arts, The Wallace Dunlop Hall. 17 instr rooms, 2 class teaching rooms, kb lab. No of pupils: 745 day, 22 boarding, 250 studying inst. Termly fees: 10,065 (day), 20,193 (boarding). Age range: School type: Boys. Strathallan School Strathallan School, Forgandenny, Perth, Scotland PH2 9EG t f e w Contact Tessa Howard-Vyse. Courses using both Scottish and English curricula. Awards: Music, choral and piping/drumming scholarships of up to 50% fees. Bursaries available on proof of financial need. Music activities: 2 orchs, 4 choirs, choral scholarship programme, big band, wind band, pipe bands, chmbr music, folk group and rock bands. Sr and jr musicals annually, over 60 concerts per yr from 20 different ens. LCM Music Theatre Diploma. No of pupils: 212 day; 346 boarding; 220 studying inst. Termly fees: 4,310 6,570 (day), 6,906 9,628 (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. The Edinburgh Academy 42 Henderson Row, Edinburgh EH3 5BL t f e org.uk w Contact Marco Longmore, rector. Awards: Scholarships awarded at S1, S3 and S5 and are made initially for two years; their continuation is based on satisfactory progress and commitment shown to music in curricular or co-curricular activities. Music activities: Orchs, choirs, concert bands at all levels, big band, chmbr ens, regular concerts and prods. Music facilities: Inc AppleMac computer suite, kb room, concert room, theatre, grand pnos, org. No of pupils: 992. Age range: School type: Co-ed. The Glasgow Academy Colebrooke Street, Glasgow G12 8HE t f e w Contact Peter Brodie, rector. Termly fees: 2,955-3,695. School type: Co-ed. The Mary Erskine School Ravelston, Edinburgh EH4 3NT t f e w Contact David Gray, principal; Helen Mitchell, dir of mus. Awards: Janie Beeston Scholarship for str players and other awards. Applications by early Jan. Music activities: Strong music dept twinned with Stewart s Melville College (see below). 3 orchs, 3 bands, jazz band, 62 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

63 Independent Secondary, Preparatory and Junior Schools many chmbr ens, choirs; regular concerts, 2 3 staged musicals pa. Music dept serves co-ed jr school. No of pupils: 725 day; 20 boarding; 300 studying inst. Annual fees: 10,065 (day); 19,689 (weekly); 20,193 (boarding). Age range: School type: Girls. Wellington School Carleton Turrets, Craigweil Road, Ayr KA7 2XH t f e w Contact RM Parlour, head; Marian Dunlop, admissions sec. Music activities: Choirs. Termly fees: 3,715. School type: Boys. Wales Christ College Brecon, Powys LD3 8AF t f e w Contact Emma Taylor, head; Margaret Stephens, admissions. Awards: Max value 50% fees with free tuition in 1 inst. Age under 12, under 14 or under 17 on 1 Jun. 6th form choral scholarships in conjunction with Brecon Cathedral also available. Music activities: Strong choral tradition: chapel choir, chmbr choir, male voice choir, female choir, jr choir, choral soc; links with Brecon Cathedral; jazz band, br group, str orch, wind sinfonia, perc ens, chmbr music. Regular perfs for all musicians. No of pupils: 315 day & boarding; 100 studying inst. Termly fees: (day); (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Haberdashers Monmouth School for Girls Hereford Rd, Monmouth NP25 5XT t ; (admissions); 0160 f e w Contact Caroline Pascoe, head. Awards: Scholarships worth up to 25% fees and free inst tuition at 11 entry. scholarships at 13 and 16 as above. Approx gr 5, 6 and 8 standards expected at 11, 13 and 16 respectively. Selection by audition 2 pieces 1st inst, aural tests, sight reading. No of pupils: 600 with 130 boarding; 310 studying inst. School type: Girls. Termly fees: Day Fee, 4,508; Full Boarding Fee, 8,741; Sixth Form Boarding external entrants, 9,267. Termly fees: 4,508 (day); 8,741 (boarding); 9,267 (Sixth Form Boarding external entrants). Howell s Llandaff Cardiff Rd, Cardiff CF5 2YD t f e w Contact Principal: Mrs Sally Davis BSc. Age range: School type: Girls. Termly fees: 4,287. Llandovery College Llandovery, Carmarthenshire SA20 0EE t f e w Contact Guy Ayling, warden; Emma Bryden, head of mus; Vicky Douch, admissions. Awards: Music scholarships (inc free tuition) offered annually for entry at Yr 7 and above. Music activities: Big band, str orch, choirs (chapel, girls, chmbr, and mixed). No of pupils: 163 day; 137 boarding; 156 studying inst. Termly fees: 3,910 5,334 (day/ sr), 6,400 7,990 (boarding/sr), 2,740 6,100 (prep). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Monmouth School Monmouth NP25 3XP t f e w Contact Steven Connors, head; David Lawson, dir of mus. Awards: Music scholarships at 11, 13 and 16 with remission on fees and free inst tuition. Music activities: Music school with extensive facilities. Choral society, chmbr choir, symphony orch, 2 str orchs, 2 wind bands, swing band, chmbr music. 7 professional concerts pa, performances in Cardiff and Bristol with WNO. Band tours (Italy, 2010). No of pupils: 580 day and boarding; 350 studying inst. Prep school of 110 day boys. Termly fees: 4,824 (day), 8,741 (boarding). School type: Boys. Rougemont School Llantarnam Hall, Malpas Rd, Newport NP20 6QB t e w Music activities: Training orch, br group, sr choir, concert band. Termly fees: 2333 (nursery) (yrs 10 13). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Ruthin School Mold Rd, Ruthin LL15 1EE t f e w Contact TJ Belfield, principal; S E Williams, registrar; C Sennett, music. Annual fees: 9,500 12,500 (day); 26,500 (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Rydal Penrhos Senior School Pwllycrochan Ave, Colwyn Bay LL29 7BT t f e w Contact J Whittaker, dir of mus. Awards: Music bursaries for up to 50% of fees offered, based on practical assessment or audition and subject to means test. Music activities: Jazz band, rock choir, sr choir, junk band, orch, various ens. No of pupils: Prep school: 238 day, 2 boarding. Senior: 467 pupils; 161 boarding. Termly fees: 4,380 5,275 (day), 8,530-10,505 (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. St David s College Llandudno LL30 1RD t f e w Contact Suart Hay, head. Awards: Inst scholarships of up to 25% fees with free inst tuition on 2 insts. Means-tested bursaries also available. Music activities: Orch, choir, jazz band, swing band, fl and rcdr ens, cl choir, regular concerts. No of pupils: 114 day; 141 boarding; 120 studying inst. School type: Co-ed. St John s College, Cardiff College Green, William Nicholls Drive, Cardiff CF3 5YX t f e w Contact Mrs Lewis, admissions Secretary. Music activities: Choral soc, 6th form close harmony group, concert orch, training orch, fl choir, br ens, rcdr consort, str quartet. Also cathedral choirs (boys and girls). Termly fees: 2,265 4,333. Age range: School type: Co-ed. St Michael s School Bryn, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire SA14 9TU t f e stmikes.co.uk w Contact Emma Lewis, head; K Nicholas, head of music. Orch, Wind band, training orch, training wind band, br group, rcdr group, bellringing group; choir, jazz band; musical productions, carol concert, informal concerts, performing at assemblies. Termly fees: 3,885 3,557. School type: Co-ed. Northern Ireland Belfast Royal Academy Cliftonville Road, Belfast BT14 6JL t f e w Contact JMG Dickson, head; M McMullan, dir of mus. Awards: 2 org scholarships (pupils are taught by Stephen Hamill, organist at St. Peter s Church, Antrim Road). Music activities: Sr choir, jr choir, chmbr choir, boys choir, sr and jr orch, sr and jr strs, br band, big band, wind band and traditional group. No of pupils: 1400, 200 studying insts in school, more at Belfast School of Music. Annual fees: 410. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Channel Islands Elizabeth College The Grange, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands GY1 2PY t f e w Contact GJ Hartley, head; Elizabeth Willcocks, dir of mus. Awards: 1 inst scholarship of free tuition in 1 inst, 1 choral scholarship value 540 pa. Music activities: College choir, orch, wind band, chmbr groups and kb studio work; music tech suite. No of pupils: 540 day; 70 studying inst. Termly fees: 3,380. Age range: School type: Boys. Victoria College Le Mont Millais, St Helier, Jersey JE1 4HT t f e w Contact Alun Watkins, head. Music activities: Choirs, big band, close harmony group. Approx 25% of sr school students play musical insts. Music facilities: Music suite with 4 rehearsal rooms. School type: Boys. Independent Schools East Aldwickbury School Wheathampstead Rd, Harpenden AL5 1AD t e w Contact Vernon Hales, head. Music activities: Chapel & jr choirs; wind band; br, str and gui groups; annual musical production. No of Preparatory Schools pupils: 300. Age range: Termly fees: 3,945 4,676. School type: Boys. Alleyn Court School Wakering Rd, Southend-on-Sea SS3 0PW t e w Contact Gareth Davies, head. Awards: Oliver Norman and Clare Alexander scholarship may be awarded to pupils who show academic excellence and/or talent for music, drama, art or sport. Termly fees: 3,044 3,772 Age range: School type: Co-ed. Crowstone Preparatory School Crowstone Rd, Westcliff-on- Sea SS0 8LH t f e w Contact Mrs F Watkins, Class Teacher. Termly fees: 2,760 3,055. School type: Co-ed. Elm Green Preparatory School Little Baddow, Chelmsford CM3 4SU t f e PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

64 Independent Secondary, Preparatory and Junior Schools Independent Schools w Contact AE Milner, head. Termly fees: 2,607. School type: Co-ed. Glebe House School 2 Cromer Rd, Hunstanton PE36 6HW t f e w Termly fees: 3,095 4,640. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Holmwood House Chitts Hill, Lexden, Colchester CO3 9ST t f e w Contact Alexander Mitchell, head; Mrs H J Mitchell, admissions registrar. Music activities: Ind music lessons, orch, big band, rock band, sax ens, perc ens, sr and jr guis, rcdr quartet and consort, br ens, elec str ens, str ens, 2 choirs; concerts throughout the yr. Age range: Termly fees: 2,930-5,170. School type: Co-ed. Lochinver House School Heath Rd, Little Heath, Potters Bar EN6 1LW t f e sch.uk w Contact Diane Harrison, dir of mus; Anne Meir, registrar. Music activities: sr & jr choirs, sr & jr orchs, concert band, sr & jr fl groups, sr & jr jazz groups, sr & jr rock groups, rcdr consort, br group, cl choir, parents orch. No of pupils: 345. Age range: Termly fees: 3,214 4,223. School type: Boys. Lockers Park School Lockers Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1TL t f e w Contact C Wilson, Headmaster; V Shaw, Director of Music; R Stephens, Admissions. Music activities: Nearly all boys have tuition in at least 1 inst or singing (discounts for the study of more than 1 inst). No of pupils: 150. Age range: Termly fees: 3,200 5,220 (day); 7,100 (boarding). School type: Boys. Orwell Park School Nacton, Ipswich IP10 0ER t f e w Contact Rowland Constantine, head; Martin O Brien, dir of mus. Awards: Bursaries awarded towards the cost of inst tuition. Music activities: Choirs, orch, str and w/wind ens, jazz group. No of pupils: 290; 250 studying inst. Age range: Termly fees: 2,200 5,570 (day), 6,435 7,145 (boarding). School type: Co-ed. Riddlesworth Hall School Diss IP22 2TA t e w Contact Paul Cochrane, head. Awards: Awards at 8, 11, 12, 13. Music activities: Choirs, bands, orch; individual tuition on most insts. No of pupils: 120. Age range: Termly fees: 3685 (day); 6020 (boarding). School type: Co-ed. Saint Felix School Southwold IP18 6SD t e w Contact DAT Ward, head; Judy Ellard, registrar. Awards: Award for pupils ages 8 yrs for insts and singing. No of pupils: 140 in prep and pre-prep depts. Age range: Termly fees: 2, (day), 5325 (weekly boarding), 7000 (boarding). Taverham Hall Preparatory School Taverham Hall Preparatory School, Taverham Park, Taverham, Norwich, Norfolk NR8 6HU t f e w Contact M Crossley, Headmaster. Well equipped, purpose-built music block. Pupils use ICT to enhance their study and they notate their comps using Sibelius software. 1 music scholarship available of up to 25% fees. Age under 10 on 1 Sep; gr 2 distinction (approx). Also 2 music exhibitions of free tuition on 1 inst. 2 3 music scholarships per yr to secondary schools. Chapel choir, str ens, jazz band, fl choir, ob consort, rock bands and staged musicals. Wide range of music taught and music encouraged as a perf art. Strong extra-curricular inst tuition. No of pupils: 295, plus 27 toddlers; 100 studying inst. Age range: The Perse School Hills Rd, Cambridge CB2 2QF t f e w Contact James Piper, head. Music activities: c. 30 chmbr groups, choirs, orch, str orch, wind bands, swing band, br groups. Termly fees: 4,661. No of pupils: 273; 235 studying insts. East Midlands Dudley House school 1 Dudley Rd, Grantham NG31 9AA t , also fax e co.uk w Contact J Johnson, head. Music activities: Choir, gui. No of pupils: 60. Age range: Termly fees: 1,575. School type: Co-ed. Fairfield Preparatory School Leicester Rd, Loughborough LE11 2AE t f e w Contact Roger Outwin-Flinders, head; Alex Osiatynski, LES dir of mus; Angela McGee, head of junior music. Awards: In cases of financial need, support may be given to pupils who show outstanding potential. Music activities: Orch, wind band, str grps, br ens, rhythm sticks, perc ens and other small groups; girls and boys choirs, open and auditioned, some with children from the senior schools. Kodaly-based Colourstrings method used in class music, and all pupils in Year 2 currently learn vn or vc. Kindergarten music class for children who will be joining the school. No of pupils: Approx 500. Age range: Termly fees: 2,998 3,026. School type: Co-ed. Foremarke Hall Repton Preparatory School, Milton DE65 6EJ t e w Contact Dir of Mus; Mrs S Bloor Support may be given to pupils with outstanding musical potential. 11+ Scholarships available. Specialist preparation for 13+ Music Scholars. Music activities: Pre Prep Choir and String Orch; Lower Sch Choir and Orch; Training Band; Girls ; Boys ; Chamber Choir; Chamber Music; Two String Orch s; Upper Sch Orch; Guitar Ensemble; Stacks of Sax; Concert Band; Percussion Ensemble; Jazz Band; Brass Ensemble; Flute Ensemble. Age 3-13 Co-ed. Fees on web site. Laxton Junior School East Rd, Oundle PE8 4BX t f e w Contact MJ Potter, head; R Cornwell, dir of mus; L Taylor, registrar. Music activities: Form 2 str programme; any inst taught (over 200 private lessons per week). Music taught from reception. No of pupils: 270. Age range: Termly fees: 3,295 3,615. School type: Co-ed. Maidwell Hall Maidwell, Northants NN6 9JG t f e w Contact Robert Lankester, head. Termly fees: 7,980. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Spratton Hall Smith St, Spratton, Northants NN6 8HP t f e w Contact Simon Clarke Head Master; Nicola Morrell, Director of Music. No of pupils: 400. Age range: School type: Co-ed day school. Wellow House School Wellow, Newark NG22 0EA t f e w Contact Peter Cook, head. No of pupils: 152. Age range: Termly fees: 3,875. School type: Co-ed. Worksop College Preparatory School Retford DN22 8HX t f e w Contact Jackie Newbold, Headmaster s PA. Various Music Scholarships available. Many extra curricular opportunities in music and drama. Drama productions for each year group. Dedicated Music School and Performing Arts Centre. Individual music lessons available. Age range: Termly fees: 4,064 (Day Yr3 4) 4,274 (Day Yr5 8) 5,838 (Weekly Boarder) School type: Co-ed. London Belmont Mill Hill Preparatory School, The Ridgeway, London NW7 4ED t e w Contact Lynn Duncan, head; Mrs G Perrin, head of mus. Awards: Music and academic. Music scholarships are assessed and auditioned for individually; award normally constitutes up to 10% of fees and may inc free inst tuition. Music activities: Orch, 2 school choirs, 2 str groups, sax group, wind band, jr wind band, br band, chmbr choir. Concerts, tours, after school clubs and music groups. No of pupils: 393 day, 220 studying inst. Age range: Termly fees: 5,207. School type: Co-ed. Broomfield House School Broomfield Rd, Kew Gardens TW9 3HS t f e w Contact NO York, head. Termly fees: School type: Co-ed. Cameron House 4 The Vale, London SW3 6AH t f e w Contact Lucie Moore, head. Music activities: Choirs, orch, invididual inst lessons, whole class music lessons; many productions, musicals, services, assembles and music competitions. Termly fees: 5,625. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Clifton Lodge School 8 Mattock Ln, London W5 5BG t e w Contact Floyd Steadman, headmaster. Termly fees: 3,685 3,980. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Colet Court Lonsdale Rd, London SW13 9JT 64 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

65 Independent Secondary, Preparatory and Junior Schools t f e w Contact TA Meunier, head; P J Berg, mus dir. Awards: Available at 11. Candidates should be gr 5 and will be required to perform, read at sight, respond to aural tests and answer questions relating to their music-making. Scholars are expected to play in choir and orch and to transfer to St Paul s at 13. Awards are reviewed on entry to St Paul s. Free tuition may be given at school on one/ two insts, on top of partial remission of fees. Music activities: 2 orchs; 3 choirs; also groups. Regular concerts/ productions. Full range of inst tuition available. No of pupils: 438 day. Age range: Termly fees: School type: Boys. Devonshire House Preparatory School 2 Arkwright Rd, London NW3 6AE t f e prepschool.co.uk w co.uk Contact Stephanie Piper, head; Mrs H. Ridard, admissions. Awards: Music scholarships at 8 (for entry into yr 4) up to 50% of fees. Music activities: Choirs, festival choir, orch; str, rcdr, vn, drum groups. No of pupils: 530. Age range: Termly fees: 4,925 5,360. School type: Co-ed. Durston House 12 Castlebar Rd, London W5 2DR t f e w Contact I Kendrick, head; C Ferns, admissions. Music activities: Individual tuition, ens groups. No of pupils: 400. Age range: Termly fees: 3,580 4,460. School type: Boys. Eastcourt School 1 Eastwood Rd, Goodmayes IG3 8UW t e w Contact Christine Redgrave, headmistress. Termly fees: 2,100. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Forest Preparatory School Snaresbrook, London E17 3PY t f e w Contact Karis White, Prep School Music. Awards: Music scholarships available at age 11. Music activities: Boys and girls choirs, band and classroom music. This inc free tuition for 2 yrs on a str or br inst. Prep school has long tradition of concerts, music plays, etc, and also shares in sr school s music activities. No of pupils: 214. Boys and girls taught separately. Age range: Termly fees: 3,683 4,271. School type: Diamond structure. Fulham Prep School 200 Greyhound Rd, London W14 9SD t f e w Contact J Emmett, principal; R Howells, head; L Garson, dir of mus; C Parrish, admissions. Music activities: Chmbr, Schl and boys choirs, orchs, wind and str groups. No of pupils: 585. Age range: Termly fees: 5,015 5,565. School type: Co-ed. Hereward House School 14 Strathray Gdns, London NW3 4NY t e w Contact Mr Evans, head. Termly fees: 4,700 4,965. School type: Boys. Hill House International Junior School 17 Hans Place, London SW1X 0EP t ; (music dept) f e w Contact Janet Townend, director of administrations. Awards: Total of 18 choral scholarships, with 4 6 awards usually available pa. Scholarships to pupils aged 8 11 but may be awarded at other ages. Scholars must be proficient on at least 1 inst. Several music scholarships to secondary schools pa. Music activities: 9 choirs, chmbr music groups, str quartets, gui and w/wind ens, br and rcdr consorts. Many music activities inc tuition on full range of insts and voice. Provides choir for St Margaret Lothbury, City of London. No of pupils: 1000 day; 500 studying inst. Age range: Termly fees: 3,450 4,700. School type: Co-ed. Kew College Cumberland Rd, Kew TW9 3HQ t f e w Contact Marianne Austin, head; Michelle Warburton, admissions. Music activities: Str and wind band. 3 choirs (KS1, jr Choral Club and Kew College Singers). Ind lessons on most insts. Creative music work influenced by the Carl Orff approach; regular productions, performances and stimulating classroom music curriculum for all students. No of pupils: 296. Age range: Termly fees: 2,200 3,250. School type: Co-ed. Newton Prep 149 Battersea Park Rd, London SW8 4BX t f e w Contact Alison Fleming, head. Music activities: Curricular and extracurricular mus inc choirs, wind and str ens, mus tech, theory, and ind inst and singing lessons. No of pupils: 550. Age range: Termly fees: 2,690 5,700. School type: Co-ed. Northcote Lodge 26 Bolingbroke Grove, London SW11 6EL t e w Contact John Hansford, head. Termly fees: 5,605. School type: Boys. Oakfield Prep School Thurlow Park Rd, London SE21 8HP t e w Contact Jane Stevens, principal; Elsa Lucking, dir of mus. No of pupils: 450. Age range: Termly fees: 3,225. School type: Co-ed. Pembridge Hall School 18 Pembridge Sq, London W2 4EH t f e w Contact Mr H Keighley-Elstub, headmaster; Mrs A Shillinglaw, dir of music. Age range: Termly fees: 6,170. School type: Girls. St Martin s School 40 Moor Park Rd, Northwood HA6 2DJ t f e w Contact David Tidmarsh, headmaster. Music activities: Orch, choirs (chmbr, jr, pre-prep), ens. No of pupils: 385. Termly fees: 3,240 4,440 Age range: School type: Boys. St Thomas s School, Clapham Broomwood Rd, London SW11 6JZ t f e w Contact Phil Ward, head; Miss J Hughes, dir of mus. Awards: Bursaries from Thomas s Foundation may be available, on request. Music activities: 3 orchs, 4 choirs, 5 perc ens, 3 wind groups, 1 br group, 2 str ens, gui group, str quartet, school rock bands, annual music tour, regular perfs, Sat orch days, annual inter-house competition. No of pupils: 579. Age range: Termly fees: 5,055 5,715 (for eldest child). School type: Co-ed. The Hall School 69 Belsize Park, London NW3 4EH t f e hallschool.co.uk w Contact Kirsty Anderson, head; Willem Steyn, dir of mus. Awards: Bursaries available for entry at yr 7. Music activities: 2 purposebuilt classrooms, 6 inst teaching rooms and concert hall within the sr school; specialist classroom with 2 inst teaching rooms for jr school. Over 400 individual lessons taught each week; special interest in recruiting pupils for minority insts and in additional subjects such as jazz studies. Over 50 groups and ens with professional players teaching chmbr music skills No of pupils: 450. Age range: Termly fees: 4,820 (reception); 5,355 (Yr 1); 5,480 (Yr 2 8). School type: Boys. Westminster Under School Adrian House, 27 Vincent Square, London SW1P 2NN t f e org.uk w Contact Elizabeth Hill, head; Jeremy Walker, dir of mus; Rebecca Thorn, asst dir of mus. Awards: Music scholarships of up to 25% fees with free inst tuition are offered annually for boys at age 11. Scholarships may be supplemented in cases of need; gr 5 on main inst, 2nd inst/voice preferred. Choristerships are offered in connection with St Margaret s Church, Westminster Abbey for boys from age 8. Assistance with tuition fees provided where necessary. Music activities: choirs, orchs, bands and ens. Full range of inst tuition available, free tuition for beginners in Years 3,4 or 7. No of pupils: 270 day; 200 studying inst. Age range: Termly fees: 5,678. School type: Boys. North Belhaven Hill School Belhaven Road, Dunbar, East Lothian, EH42 1NN t ; e w State-of-the-art new music school opened in May Pianos in all rooms inc a new Yamaha C2 grand pno in the main recital room. Music activities: Senior Choir; Junior Choir; Chmbr Choir; Orchestra; Termly Musical Productions; Year Group Concerts; Whole School Concerts. No of pupils: 117. Age range: 7/8 13. Termly fees: 6,885 boarding; 4,775 day. School type: Co-ed. North East Mowden Hall School Newton Stocksfield NE43 7TP t f e w Contact Neal Bailey, head. Termly fees: 7120 (Boarding), 5500 (day). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Stonyhurst St Mary s Hall Stonyhurst, Clitheroe BB7 9PU t e w Contact Ian Murphy, head. Age range: Termly fees: 7,251 (boarding); 6,144 (weekly Independent Schools PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

66 Independent Secondary, Preparatory and Junior Schools Independent Schools boarding); 2, (day). School type: Co-ed. North West Abbey Gate Prep School Clare Avenue, Hoole, Chester CH2 3HR t e w Contact A Rhodes-Leader, head; P Barlow, dir of mus. Music activities: Choir, orch, rcdr groups, concerts, annual musical production, participation in local competitive music festivals. No of pupils: 50. Termly fees: 2,375 2,535. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Abbotsford Preparatory School 211 Flixton Rd, Manchester M41 5PR t f e co.uk w Contact Pam Shiels, head. Termly fees: ,087. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Altrincham Preparatory School Marlborough Rd, Bowdon, Altrincham WA14 2RR t e w Contact A Potts, head; Mr P Vowles, dir of music. Age range: School type: Boys. Ashbridge School Lindle Lane, Hutton, Preston PR4 4AQ t e w Contact Karen Mehta, headteacher. School type: Co-ed. Carleton House Preparatory School 145 Menlove Ave, Liverpool L18 3EE t e w Contact Anne Daniels, head. Termly fees: 7,400. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Casterton, Sedbergh Preparatory School Casterton, Nr Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria LA6 2SG t e sedberghprep.org w Contact Scott Carnochan, head; Anastasia Micklethwaite, Director of Music. Awards: Scholarships, exhibitions and awards available for talented children aged 11 to 13 for pupils with musical ability (additional bursaries in certain cases), giving free tuition in up to 2 insts. Music activities: Choirs, orchs, wind band, br band, str group, small ens, musicals, music theory group, house music competition. Public performances each term, often in association with Sedbergh School; cathedral associations. No of pupils: 200. Age range: 6 months -13. School type: Co-ed. Forest Preparatory School Moss Lane, Timplerley, Altrincham WA15 6LJ t f e w Contact Rick Hyde, head. Termly fees: 1,940 2,190. School type: Co-ed. Pownall Hall School Carwood Rd, Pownall Park, Wilmslow SK9 5DW t f e w pownallhallschool.co.uk Contact David Goulbourn, head. Termly fess: 2,450-2,875. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Rossall Nursery, Infant and Junior School Broadway, Fleetwood FY7 8JW t f e w Contact Elaine Purves, head; Margaret Young, dir of mus; Michele Metcalfe, admissions. Awards: Scholarships from 11. Music activities: jr choir, jr band, individual tuition. No of pupils: 147. Age range: Termly fees: (day); (weekly boarding); (full boarding). School type: Co-ed. Northern Ireland Wallace Preparatory School 12a Clonevin Park, Lisburn BT28 3AD t f e w Contact Mrs D O Hare, head. Music activities: Choir, annual musical. Termly fees: School type: Co-ed. Scotland Ardvreck School Ardvreck, Crieff PH7 4EX t f e w Contact Richard Harvey, head. Termly fees: 4,498 (day); 6,760 (boarding).age range: School type: Co-ed. Craigclowan Preparatory School Edinburgh Rd, Perth PH2 8PS t f e co.uk w Contact Patrick Borderie and Liz Henderson, interim heads. Music activities: 3 choirs, ens. No of pupils: 295; 66% studying inst. Age range: Termly fees: 3,710. School type: Co-ed. St Mary s School Melrose Abbey Park, Melrose TD6 9LN t f e w Contact Liam Harvey, head. Termly fees: 3,804 4,754. Age range: School type: Co-ed. South East Aberdour School Brighton Rd, Burgh Heath, Tadworth KT20 6AJ t e w Contact Simon Collins, head; Tracy Doyle, registrar. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Aldro Lombard Street, Schackleford, Godalming GU8 6AS t e w Contact James Hanson, head, Mrs R Gregory, Assistant director of music. Termly fees: 5,170 5,745 (day); 6,840 7,415 (boarding). Age range: School type: Boys. Amesbury School Hazel Grove, Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6BL t e w Contact Nigel Taylor, head; Mark Reynolds, head of performing arts. Amesbury School has a performing arts centre and practice/teaching rooms. Inst tuition and singing tuition are available. Music activities: Junior Choir, Senior Choir, Chapel Choir, Big Band, Orchestra, Chmber Music Group, School Band, Music Technology, Inst Tuition, Singing Tuition. No of pupils: 280. Age range: Termly fees: 3,125 4,785. School type: Co-ed. Ashfold School Dorton House, Dorton, Aylesbury HP18 9NG t f e w Contact Michael Chitty, head; Andrew Stratford, director of music. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Ashford Friars Preparatory School Great Chart, Ashford TN23 3DJ t f e w Contact R Yeates, head. Awards: Music scholarships at Year 5 entry. Music activities: Choirs, inst groups, musical productions, concerts. No of pupils: 335 day inc pre-prep; over 50% studying inst. Age range: Termly fees: 2,700 4,250. School type: Co-ed. Ballard School Fernhill Lane, New Milton, Hampshire BH25 5SU t e w Contact Alastair Reid, head. Independent co-educational, nonselective day school for children between 1 and 16. Music school with rehearsal rooms, practice and tuition rooms, recording studio, technology suite, performing arts centre. Awards: Music and all round scholarships for Years 7 and 9. Music activities: Choirs, orch, show band, formal and informal concerts, regular musical productions, rock bands, string and br ens, handbell groups. Individual lessons in violin, db, gui (acoustic, bass and electric), pno, kb, fl, cl, sax, br (tpt, trb, horn) voice. Termly fees: Barfield School Barfield School, Runfold, Farnham GU10 1PB t e w Contact James Reid, head; Melissa Lynch, dir of mus; Carrie Dawson, admissions. Awards: Music scholarships available at age 11. Music activities: 2 choirs, orch, sr ens, contemporary music grps, termly concerts, carol service. Tuition available on orch insts, perc, vce, gui and pno. No of pupils: 200. Age range: Termly fees: 1,685 4,340. School type: Co-ed. Barrow Hills School Roke Lane, Witley, Godalming GU8 5NY t e w Contact Paul Crisell, acting head; Mark Wardell, dir of mus; Pauline McBrown, admissions. Music activities: Choirs, ens, orchs, productions, yr group music evenings/mornings, competitions, inst and singing lessons. No of pupils: 250. Age range: Termly fees: School type: Co-ed. Beachborough School Westbury, nr Brackley NN13 9LB t f e w Contact Jeremy Banks, head. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Bede s Preparatory School Duke s Drive, Eastbourne BN20 7XL t f e w Contact Giles Entwisle, head; Lynette Bonell, admissions. Awards: Scholarships available. Music activities: sr choir (yrs 6, 7, 8), chmbr choir (yrs 7, 8), jr chmbr choir (yr 4, 5), jr singers (yr 3, 4), pre-prep choir, school orch, chmbr groups, rock bands, djembe group, bell groups, ukulele groups, theory group, mus tech group, annual music tour, termly concerts, major gala concerts with visiting professional orch players and soloists, visiting professional w/ shops, choral/orch days with local sr schools. No of pupils: 370 day; 40 boarding. Age range: 0 13 yrs. Termly fees: 3,145 5,350 (day), (boarding). School type: Co-ed. 66 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

67 Independent Secondary, Preparatory and Junior Schools Bickley Park School 24 Page Heath Lane, Bromley BR1 2DS t f e w Contact Patrick Wenham, head. Termly fees: 1,800 4,425. School type: Boys. Boundary Oak School Boundary Oak School, Roche Court, Wickham Rd, Fareham PO17 5BL t e w Contact Mrs Kellett, head; Mrs Bird, dir of mus; J Ekin, registrar. Awards: 1 or 2 music scholarships for children entering at year 4 or year 5. Music activities: Individual lessons, ens, choirs, groups, band. 10 peripatetic teachers. No of pupils: 150. Age range: 2 yrs 9 mths-13. School type: Co-ed. Broughton Manor Preparatory School Newport Rd, Broughton, Milton Keynes MK10 9AA t f e w Contact James Canwell, head. Awards: Awards available. No of pupils: 210. Age range: 2 months-11 yrs. Termly fees: 3,900. School type: Co-ed. Caldicott Preparatory School Crown Lane, Farnham Royal SL2 3SL t e w Contact Simon Doggart, head. Termly fees: 7805 (boarding); (day). School type: Boys. Caterham Preparatory School Harestone Valley Rd, Caterham CR3 6YB t e co.uk w Contact Howard Tuckett, head. Music activities: Orch, 3 choirs, rcdr group, wind and str ens. Further band and orch opportunities plus annual choral work with main school. Also music productions and inst teaching (all insts). Group teaching to all. No of pupils: 90 studying inst. Termly fees: 1,673 4,305. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Cranleigh Preparatory School Cranleigh GU6 8QH t f e w Contact Michael T Wilson, head; Chika Robertson, dir of mus. Awards: 11 music award on offer. A number of pupils pa are given music scholarships inc exhibitions to Cranleigh School and other sr schools. Music activities: 4 choirs (Chamber Choir, Chapel choir, Junior training choir, lower school choir) with in-school and outside activities (and in-house recordings made), 1 str orchs; also 2 wind bands, Flute trio, 1 rcdr consorts, 2 percussion ensembles. Chmbr music and ens for w/wind, br, perc, gui and str players, all with specialist coaching. Vocal & inst tuition in all orch and kb insts available. Cranmore School Epsom Rd, West Horsley, Surrey KT24 6AT t f e w Contact Helen Perry, Registrar Purpose-built auditorium Mander organ & Steinway grand piano, 7 teaching/practice rooms, 2 large classrooms, 2 full-time & 18 peri staff. We award music, academic & sport scholarships at age 7 (Year 3) entry. Numerous awards to senior schools including 6 music scholarships in Range of orchestras, ensembles and choirs; many performance opportunities; Music classes incl theory for every pupil (external exams). Regular programme of visiting professional musicians & entry into local music festivals. No of pupils: 475. Age range: Girls and Boys Cumnor House School London Rd, Daneshill, Hayward s Heath RH17 7HT t e w Contact Christian Henrich, head; Kate Mander, dir of mus. Awards: Music scholarships available at 7, 10 and 11. Music activities: jr and sr choirs, choristers (35), beginner and jr ens for w/wind, br and strs. Jazz ens, intermediate strs, sr br and str ens. 3 main concerts and 6 informal concerts pa. Tuition offered for most insts; House inst music competition and compositional competition. No of pupils: 365 (day); 240 studying inst. Age range: 4 7 (pre-prep); 8 13 (prep). Termly fees: 3,250 (pre-prep day), 6,145 (day), 7,315 (boarding). School type: Co-ed. Danes Hill School Leatherhead Rd, Oxshott, Surrey KT22 0JG t f e w Contact Jeanette Marr, dir of mus. Awards: Music scholarships are available. Music activities: Orch, jazz band, br ens, gui ens, double reed ensamble, flute ensemble, clarinet & sax ensemble, 2 string orchestras; 3 choirs. 2 well-equipped music rooms inc Sibelius and recording/editing software. 7 inst teaching rooms; 12 peripatetic inst teachers. Numerous co-productions with drama dept. No of pupils: 880 day, 320 studying inst. Age range: Termly fees: School type: Co-ed. Downsend School 1 Leatherhead Rd, Leatherhead KT22 8TJ t e w Contact Ian Thorpe, head; Sarah Concanon, admissions. Music activities: 3 choirs, 3 orchs; peripatetic inst & vocal tuition. No of pupils: 570. Age range: Termly fees: 3,360 4,485. School type: Co-ed. Dulwich Preparatory School Coursehorn, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 3NP t e w Contact P.A. David, head; Cornelius Taekema, dir of mus. No of pupils: 520. Age range: Termly fees: 1,748 5,165. School type: Co-ed. Eagle House School Sandhurst, Berks GU47 8PH t e w Contact A Barnard, head; C L Parry- Jones, dir of mus. Awards: 1 music scholarship pa value up to 50% fees. Age 10 11; approx gr 3 4 on 1 inst, with 2nd inst/voice taken into consideration. Award continued at Wellington College given satisfactory progress. Music activities: Chmbr orch, jr orch, sr wind ens, perc group, br group, chmbr choir, sr choir, jr choir, selected girls singing group. No of pupils: 280 day; 40 boarding; 125 studying inst; 1 2 pupils gaining music scholarships pa. Age range: Termly fees: 2,025 5,335 (day), 7,165 (boarding). School type: Boys. Elstree School Woolhampton, Reading RG7 5TD t e w Contact Sid Inglis, head; Mary Westley, head of mus; Mrs P. Gauci, registrar. Awards: Foundation awards for boys who are academically strong and good in one other area such as music. Music activities: Regular choral and orch days at public schools. Concerts for all year groups at least once a term. No of pupils: 180. Age range: Termly fees: 5,299 6,132 (day); 7,866 (boarding). School type: Boys. Griffin House School Little Kimble, Aylesbury HP17 0XP t f w Contact Carole Hawkins, head; Helen Weeks, dir of mus. Music activities: Choir and samba band, annual musical theatre production; individual inst and singing lessons. No of pupils: 120. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Handcross Park School Handcross Park, London Road, Handcross, West Sussex RH17 6HF t f e w Contact G Owton, head; E Denny, dir of mus; Fionna Thomson, bursar. No of pupils: 284. Age range: Termly fees: 2,860 5,640 (day); 5,340 7,200 (boarding). School type: Co-ed. Headington Preparatory School 26 London Rd, Oxford OX3 7PB t e w Contact Mrs J Crouch, head; A Evetts, head of mus. Music activities: Timetabled lessons with specialist teachers from age 3; individual music lessons on a wide range of insts from over 20 visiting teachers. Wide range of perf opportunities available; ens from orch and chmbr choir to jazz band. No of pupils: 280. Age range: Termly fees: 2,660 5,070 (day); 8,000 9,790 (boarding). School type: Girls. Hilden Grange Preparatory School Dry Hill Park Rd, Tonbridge TN10 3BX t f e w Contact J Withers, head; C Cox, dir of mus; S Grigor, admissions sec. Awards: Tonbridge School choristerships and Hilden Grange music scholarships available. Music activities: Choir, big band, strs, wind group, rcrds, tuition in individual insts and voice. No of pupils: 290. Age range: Termly fees: School type: Co-ed. King s Preparatory School, Rochester Satis House, Boley Hill, Rochester ME1 1TE t f e w Contact Roger Overend, head; JM Hines, dir of mus. Pre-prep school for ages 3 7. Awards: From 11, up to 5 music scholarships offered with a meanstested reduction in tuition fees with a minimum reduction of 30%. Gr 5 6 in main inst at 13, gr 4 at 11. Free inst tuition. Exam Feb/Mar. A number of choristerships at Rochester Cathedral worth 40% tuition fees. Age under 10, voice trials Nov and Feb. Music activities: Orch, choir, groups, solo concerts. No of pupils: 226; 18 choristers. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Lancing College Preparatory School at Worthing Broadwater Rd, Worthing BN14 8HU t e w Contact Heather Beeby, head. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Independent Schools PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

68 Independent Secondary, Preparatory and Junior Schools Independent Schools Moulsford Preparatory School Moulsford-on-Thames, Wallingford, Oxon OX10 9HR t f e w Music activities: Choir, orch, jazz ens, str ens; wide range of insts for individual tuition. 75% of school take lessons, taught to gr 8. No of pupils: 325. Age range: Termly fees: 3,395 (pre-prep); 5,075 (day); 6,365 (weekly boarding). School type: Boys. Northbourne Park School Betteshanger, Deal CT14 0NW t f e w Contact Sebastian Rees, Headmaster; Lucy Gleave, Director of Music. Awards: Details on application. No of pupils: 140. Age range: Termly fees: (day); (boarding). School type: Co-ed. Oakhyrst Grange School 160 Stanstead Rd, Caterham CR3 6AF t f e co.uk w Contact Alex Gear, head; M Byers, dir of mus. Music activities: 3 choirs, 5 inst ens; peripatetic teaching in pno, vn, cl, sax, tpt, cornet, hn, singing, music theory. No of pupils: 142. Termly fees: 2,085 2,511. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Rose Hill School Coniston Ave, Tunbridge Wells TN4 9SY t f e w Contact David Everist, dir of mus; Ann Green, admissions. Awards: Awards into Yr 7 for 2 yrs. Music activities: Choirs, orch, musical drama; peripatetic teaching covering most insts. No of pupils: 310. Age range: Termly fees: 4,489 (Yr 3 up). School type: Co-ed. Solefield School Solefields Rd, Sevenoaks TN13 1PH t e w solefieldschool.org Contact Dougal Philps, head; Nick Quiney, head of mus; Mrs Volpato, registrar. Music activities: sr choir, chmbr choir, jr choir, sr orch, jr orch, str group, jazz group, br group, rcdr group, rock group. Inst tuition in all orch insts as well as rcdr, drums, gui. Boys in reception have class vn lessons, Yr 1 have class ocarina lessons, Yrs 2 5 have class rcdr lessons, Yrs 6 8 have class kb lessons. Termly informal concerts given to parents of all yr groups; school regularly joins forces with a local girls school for major productions. No of pupils: 170. Age range: Termly fees: School type: Boys. St Bernard s Preparatory School Hawtrey Close, Slough SL1 1TB t f e w Contact Mr N. S Cheesman, head. No of pupils: 245. Age range: Termly fees: 2,505 3,030. School type: Co-ed. St Hugh s School Carswell Manor, Faringdon SN7 8PT t f e w Contact Andrew Nott, head; Suzy Robinson, registrar. Music activities: Orch, choir, various ens; concerts & w/shops; individual music lessons. No of pupils: 280. Age range: Termly fees: 3,395 5,760 (day), 6,450 6,895 (boarding). School type: Co-ed. St Swithun s Junior School Alresford Rd, Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1HA t f e com w Contact Pim Grimes, head; Caroline Silvester, dir of mus; Sara Mathieson, registrar. Music activities: Str orch, chambr orch, wind band and wind ens, 3 choirs, music theatre w/shop, rock band and 2 steel bands. Ens coaching fr Y3, ind tuition. No of pupils: 186. Age range: 3 11 (girls only in Y3-Y6). Termly fees: 1,607 (nursery); 3,214 (reception-y2); 4,141 (Y3-Y6). School type: Co-ed. Summer Fields Mayfield Rd, Oxford OX2 7EN t f e w Contact David Faber, head; Gareth Price, dir of mus; Christine Berry, admissions. Boarders and day boys. Awards: A number of music scholarships (inst and choral) awarded annually. Contact admissions sec for details. Music activities: 2 orchs, wind band, 2 chapel choirs, jr choir; str quartet, str, w/wind, br, perc, rcdr, gui, jazz groups, concerts, choir tours, music competitions and music society events. No of pupils: 250. Age range: Termly fees: 6,699 (day), 8,651 (boarding). School type: Boys. The Manor Preparatory School Faringdon Rd, Abingdon OX13 6LN t e w Contact Piers Heyworth, head; Clare Woodall, dir of mus; Karen Copson, admin. Termly fees: 3,750 4,560. Age range: 2 7 (boys), 2 11 (girls). School type: Co-ed. West Hill Park St Margaret s Lane, Titchfield PO14 4BS t e w Contact Alastair Ramsay, head; K Ramsay, admissions & mktg; W Blunn, dir of mus; N Blunn, mus admin. Termly fees: 3, ; boarding supplement School type: IAPS Co-ed, EYFS to Year 8. West Lodge Preparatory School 36 Station Rd, Sidcup DA15 7DU t f e w Contact Susan Webb, head. Music activities: Orch, choir, rcdr group, jazz group; individual tuition for vn, vc, fl, br, pno, gui. No of pupils: 164. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Westbourne House Shopwyke, Chichester PO20 2BH t e w Contact Martin Bar, head; Alexander Dichmont, dir of mus. Awards: A number of awards, ranging from a percentage of fee remission to free music tuition, awarded at age 7 9. Music activities: Choirs, orchs, bands, ens. No of pupils: 348 day; 84 boarding; approx 80% studying inst. Age range: Termly fees: 5,280 (day), 6,735 (boarding). School type: Co-ed. Westbrook Hay Prep School London Rd, Hemel Hempstead HP1 2RF t f e co.uk w Contact Keith Young, head. Awards: Awards available for children with all-round ability in a combination of academic, sporting, musical, dramatic or artistic talents. Music activities: Orch, informal bands; music ICT. School aims for every child to learn a musical inst. Termly fees: 2,695 4,535. School type: Co-ed. Windlesham House School Washington, Pulborough RH20 4AY t f e w Contact Richard Foster, headmaster; Anthony Hutchings, dir of musc. Music activities: Every child involved in at least 2 major musical productions or concerts per yr. No of pupils: 285; 80% studying inst Age range: Termly fees: 8,080 8,320 (boarding) 2,890 7,150 (day). School type: Co-ed. Yateley Manor Preparatory School 51 Reading Rd, Yateley, Hants GU46 7UQ t f e w Contact Robert Upton, head; Jennifer Hustler, dir of mus; Tanja Weddell, registrar. Awards available. Music activities: Orchestra, choirs, junior strings groups, wind band, ukulele groups, flute choir, percussion ensemble, cello group, recorder groups. 13 peripatetic teachers jointly teaching 170 lessons per week. Termly music exams. No of pupils: 400 day. Age range: Termly fees: School type: Co-ed. South West All Hallows Preparatory School Cranmore Hall, Shepton Mallet BA4 4SF t f e w Contact I Murphy, head; M Redman, dir of mus. Awards: Scholarships and exhibitions available from Yr 4 by informal audition throughout the year. Music activities: Individual lessons available in all major insts and singing. Chapel choir sings at weekly school mass and in other churches from time to time; biennial tour to sing in Rome. Orch, bands, ens, choral groups, jr music groups. Regular yr group musical productions. Preparation for music scholarships to sr schools (at least 1 award per yr for the last 10 yrs). No of pupils: 230 day, 65 boarding. Age range: Termly fees: (day); 6850 (boarding). School type: Co-ed. Badminton Junior School Badminton Junior School, Westburyon-Trym, Bristol BS9 3BA t e co.uk w Contact E Davies, head; M Bale, dir of mus. Awards: Pupils can gain music scholarships to secondary school. Music activities: Several inc orch, choir, str and wind groups. No of pupils: 130. Age range: Termly fees: 2,830 3,810. School type: Girls. Beaudesert Park School Minchinhampton GL6 9AF t e w Contact JPR Womersley, head. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Chard School Fore St, Chard TA20 1QA t e w chardschool.co.uk/ Contact Mrs S Graham, head. Music activities: School band, str group, fl group, school choir. All pupils play rcdr. Peripatetic music teachers. No of pupils: 107. Age range: Termly fees: 1,825 2,145. School type: Co-ed. Cheltenham College Preparatory School Thirlestaine Rd, Cheltenham GL53 7AB 68 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

69 Independent Secondary, Preparatory and Junior Schools t f e cheltenhamcollege.org w Contact Jonathan Whybrow, head; Kit Perona-Wrightt, dir of mus; Jennifer Bailey, registrar. Awards: Various music, choral & inst scholarships and exhibitions, valued at up to 20% of fees, plus free music tuition. Music activities: School orch, str groups, str quartets, wind band, wind ens, br group, robed chapel choir, jr choir, pre-prep choir. No of pupils: 411. Age range: Termly fees: From 2,421 (day) and 5,424 (boarding). School type: Co-ed. Clayesmore Prep School Iwerne Minster, Blandford, Dorset DT11 8PH t f e w Contact Will Dunlop, Head of Prep; James Smith, Director of Music. Awards: Music awards for entry in yrs 5 7 generally range from 5 15% fees; additional bursaries may be available in case of need and free inst tuition may be incd. Music activities: Orch, chapel choir, str, w/wind, jazz, rock, gui, early music and br groups; music productions; org recitals; outings by chapel choir to cathedrals and churches to sing evensong and give concerts; overseas tours by choir and concert band; visiting recitalists. No of pupils: 180 day; 65 boarding; 100 studying inst. Age range: 2yrs 9mths-13. Colston s Lower School Stapleton, Bristol BS16 1BA t f e sch.uk w Contact Stuart Smart, head. Awards: Scholarships at 7 and 9. Music activities: Orch and choirs. No of pupils: 230; 70 studying inst. Age range: Termly fees: 2,210 3,090. School type: Co-ed. Dean Close Preparatory School Lansdown Rd, Cheltenham GL51 6QS t f e w Contact Roger Jones, head; Tim McVittie, dir of mus. Awards: 11 and 13 scholarships and exhibitions available up to value 50% fees available (choral or inst). Music activities: Concerts and musicals. 2 orchs, str groups, chmbr music groups, swing band, sr choir, jr choir, chmbr choir, wind groups, br ens. DCPS is also the school of the Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum, who sing evensong in Tewkesbury Abbey 4 times per week as well as undertaking concerts, recordings and tours. No of pupils: 267 day; 70 boarding; 83% studying inst. Age range: Termly fees: 3,495 5,155 (day); 5,985 7,580 (boarding). Hanford School Childe Okeford, Blandford DT11 8HN t f e w Contact Rory Johnston, head; Sarah Mackay, dir of mus. Awards: 1 music bursary annually for full cost of one inst during time at Hanford. Other bursaries on application at discretion. Music activities: Chapel choir, special choir, sr choir, jr choir, orch, fl group, rcdr group, wind band, cl quartet, quartet. 8 visiting peripatetic teachers. No of pupils: 100 boarding; 20 day; 90 studying inst and many studying 2nd inst. Age range: Termly fees: 5,800 (day), 7,050 (boarding). School type: Girls. Hazlegrove Preparatory School Hazlegrove House, Sparkford, Yeovil BA22 7JA t f e w Contact Richard Fenwick, head; Yvonne Fawbert, dir of mus; Fiona O Neill, admissions. Awards: Music scholarships awarded annually. Music activities: 3 choirs (finalists in BBC R3 Choir of the Year), 2 close harmony vocal groups, 2 str orchs, 2 perc ens, wind band, swing band, gui ens, fl ens, sax ens, br ens, str quartet, trb and tb quartet, adv wind ens. No of pupils: 380. Age range: Termly fees: 2,680 5,433 (day), 6,242 7,964 (boarding). School type: Co-ed. Kitebrook House Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0RP t e w Contact Mrs S McLean, head; Myles Granger, dir of mus. Music activities: Choir, jr choir, African drumming, individual lessons in a wide range of inst. No of pupils: 130. Age range: Termly fees: 5,490 (weekly boarding), 3,250 4,420 (day). School type: Co-ed. Millfield Preparatory School Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8LD t e w Contact Shirley Shayler, head; Sally Garland-Jones, tutor for admissions. Awards: Music scholarships available. Music activities: Choirs, orchs, br ens, ww ens, str groups, rock band; concerts, school productions. No of pupils: 343 day, 163 boarding, 280 studying 1 or more insts. Age range: Termly fees: 2,665 5,850 (day); 8,600 (Boarding). School type: Co-ed. Mount Kelly Parkwood Road, Tavistock, Devon PL19 0HZ t f e w Contact Mr Julian Jensen Director of Music. Co-Ed Independent School, Boarding and Day, Norman Court Preparatory School West Tytherley, nr Salisbury SP5 1NH t f e w school.normancourt.org Contact Paddy Savage, head; Hamish McKeown, head of mus; Deborah Spiers, registrar. Awards: Music scholarships available in Years 3,4 & 7. Music activities: Lunchtime recitals, music and drama productions, carol service in Salisbury Cathedral; choirs, orch groups, bands. No of pupils: 217. Age range: Termly fees: ( fees). School type: Co-ed. Paragon School Lyncombe House, Lyncombe Vale, Bath BA2 4LT t f e thepriorfoundation.com; admissions. w Contact Mr A Harvey, head; Rosy Kearney, dir of mus. Awards: Music scholarship up to 10% reduction in fees. Music activities: jr choir, chmbr choir, str ens, orch. No of pupils: 202; 116 studying inst. Termly fees: 2,730 3,040. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Port Regis Motcombe Park, Shaftesbury SP7 9QA t f e w Contact Stephen Ilett, head; Shaun Bracey, dir of mus. Awards: Music scholarships available. Auditions held in Oct and Mar. Music activities: 2 Orch, 5 choirs, ens inc str, ww and br. All children follow structured course in classroom mus inc vn classes for all in year 4; particularly talented children follow special programme of study. Regular musicals, plays, concerts, also occasional recording opportunities. New music school. Termly fees: 2,890 4,999 (day); 7,250-8,100 (boarding). No of pupils: 320 (110 day, 210 boarding); 270 studying inst. Age range: 7 13 (also nursery and pre-prep). School type: Co-ed. Prior Park Preparatory School Calcutt St, Cricklade SN6 6BB t f e com w Contact M Pearce, head; Mrs D Matthews, head of mus; Mrs P Kelly, admissions manager. Music activities: Individual music tuition, jr & sr choirs, chapel choir. Participation in music festivals; school concerts and local perfs. No of pupils: Approx 230. Age range: Termly fees: Starting at 2,455. School type: Co-ed. Sandroyd School Rushmore, Tollard Royal, Salisbury SP5 5QD t f e w Contact Martin Harris, head; Susan Summerville, dir of mus; A Megdiche, admissions sec. Awards: Annual awards. Music activities: sr/jr choirs; School of Rock, orch; str, br and jazz groups. No of pupils: 220. Age range: Termly fees: School type: Co-ed. Taunton Preparatory School Staplegrove Rd, Taunton TA2 6AD t e w Contact Duncan Sinclair, head; Jayne Hornsby, head of expressive arts faculty; Kate Rippin, admissions sec. Awards: 11 Major and Minor Scholarships. 2 f/t mus teachers, mus admin sec, 21 visiting mus teachers. Facilities inc 2 class teaching rooms, 8 inst practise rooms. Facilities for performance inc hall, chapel and a theatre arts centre. 6 choirs, wind band, str orch, 16 smaller ens. The school has been awarded an Artsmark Gold award for all the opportunities on offer to the children. Annual choir tour to prestigious venues abroad. No of pupils: 369 Age range: Termly fees: 2,220 4,810 (day); 4,330 7,850 (boarding). School type: Co-ed. The Royal High Junior School Hope House, Lansdown Rd, Bath BA1 5ES t f e w Contact Heidi Hughes, head of jnr sch; Diana Rejiester, admissions. Awards: School received Sing Up Gold award in Music activities: Weekly class lessons with music specialist for all pupils aged 3 11, weekly singing assembly, choir, orch, rcdr club, peripatetic lessons, termly productions, annual performing arts concert. No of pupils: 200. Age range: Termly fees: 2,922 (nursery); 3,050 3,151 (reception-yr 6). School type: Girls. Warminster Preparatory School 11 Vicarage St, Warminster BA12 8JG t e w Contact David Edwards, head; Mrs G Webb, admissions. Awards: Music awards available. Music activities: Choir, orch, gui group, rcdr group; musicals and pantomimes. No of pupils: 154. Age range: Termly fees: From 2,400 (day); from 6,790 (boarding). School type: Co-ed. West Buckland Preparatory School West Buckland, nr Barnstaple EX32 0SX t f e w Contact Andrew Moore, head; Leslie Independent Schools PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

70 Independent Secondary, Preparatory and Junior Schools Independent Schools Senn, head sec; Cathrine Beckett, dir of mus. Music activities: 2 choirs, orch, str group, cl group. No of pupils: 136. Age range: Termly fees: 2,450 3,720. School type: Co-ed. Wycliffe Preparatory School Ryeford Hall, Stonehouse GL10 2LD t e wendy. w Contact A Palmer, head; P Duffy, dir of music; Mrs W Robertson, Registrar. Awards: Awards offered annually at 11. Music activities: Choirs, orch, ens, music theatre. No of pupils: 370. Age range: Termly fees: 2,075 4,235 (day), 5,800 8,175 (boarding). School type: Co-ed. Wales St John s-on-the-hill Tutshill, Chepstow NP16 7LE t f e w Contact IK Etchells, head; A Etchells, registrar; C Andrews, dir of music. Awards: Music scholarships and choral scholarships in assoc with St Woolos Cathedral, Newport. Music activities: Choir (jr & sr), orch, jr strs. No of pupils: 310. Age range: 3 mths- 13. Termly fees: (day); 5175 (boarding). School type: Co-ed. West Midlands Abberley Hall Worcester WR6 6DD t f e emma. w Contact Emma Green, head. No of pupils: 205. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Bilton Grange Dunchurch, nr Rugby CV22 6QU t e w Contact Alex Osiatynski, head. Awards: Children with academic potential and who might have a flair for music, art, drama or sport may be eligible for a bursary. Termly fees: 3,170 6,115 (day); 8,330 (boarding). Age range: School type: Co-ed. Birchfield School Albrighton, nr Wolverhampton WV7 3AF t f e w Contact Hugh Myott, head; Catherine Gough, dir of mus; Allison Kwiatkowski, admissions. Music activities: Choir, rock group, gui ens, concert band. No of pupils: 151. Age range: Termly fees: 2,115 4,415 (day). School type: Co-ed. Edenhurst School Westlands Avenue, Newcastle, Staffordshire ST5 2PU t e w Contact Nick Copestick, head; A Thorley, head of mus. Music activities: 2 choirs, 2 orchs, swing band, ww ens, br ens, fl choir, str orch, Edenhurst Quartet. No of pupils: 180. Termly fees: 2,637 3,193. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Eversfield Preparatory School Warwick Rd, Solihull B91 1AT t e w Contact R A Yates, head. Music activities: Music lessons with dir of mus offered from nursery upwards. Gui group, wind band, orch, celtic fiddlers; jr, sr and chmbr choirs; prviate inst and singing tuition. Annual upper school drama and music production, house music competition, spring concert, Carols at Eversfield. No of pupils: 274. Age range: Termly fees: 2,554 3,306. School type: Co-ed. Hereford Cathedral Junior School 28 Castle St, Hereford HR1 2NW t f e w Contact Chris Wright, head; Rachael Toolan, head of mus. Music activities: Choir, orch, str group, theory classes, rcdr group, kb, musicals and shows. Also joint activities with Hereford Cathedral School choristers and sr school. Annual house music competition. No of pupils: 330. Age range: Termly fees: 2,548 3,163. School type: Co-ed. Moor Park School Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 4DZ t f e moorpark.org.uk w Contact Jonathan Bartlett, head; Robert Martin, dir of mus. Awards: Scholarships may be offered to a child who shows outstanding musical promise. Music activities: Music in curriculum for all; ind inst tuition; choir. No of pupils: 261, 94 boarding; 125 studying inst. Age range: Termly fees: 2,220 4,955 (day); 6,040 7,255 (boarding). School type: Co-ed. Newbridge Preparatory School Newbridge Crescent, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton WV6 0LH t f e sch.uk w Contact Sarah Fisher, head; Susan Turner, dir of mus; Miss J Taylor, registrar. Music activities: Upper school choir, ens, sr rcdr group. No of pupils: 130 (co-ed in pre-nursery, nursery and KS1). Age range: Termly fees: 1,670 2,560. School type: Girls. St Joseph s Preparatory School Rookery Lane, Trent Vale, Stoke on Trent ST4 5RF t e co.uk w Contact S Hutchinson, head. Termly fees: 1,750 2,300. School type: Co-ed. Stafford Preparatory School Burton Manor, Stafford ST18 9AT t , also fax e w Contact Clive O Donnell, Headmaster. Music activities: Choir, perfs at school concerts, competitions and public appearances; orch of 20 players; weekly rcdr group Age range: School type: Co-ed. The Blue Coat School Somerset Rd, Edgbaston, Birmingham B17 0HR t f e com w thebluecoatschool.com/ Contact ADJ Browning, head; J Nicklin, dir of mus; JA Jeffries, admissions sec. Awards: Up to 2 music scholarships offered a year to children in Year 3. Music activities: School orch, str groups, wind band, smaller ens groups inc. jazz band, 4 choirs inc robed chapel choir, graded rcdr groups. 2 main concerts and approx 12 informal concerts annually as well as many other productions. Use of computers for comp using Sibelius and GarageBand, full range of inst teaching and singing lessons available. No of pupils: 580. Age range: Termly fees: 2,455-3,775. School type: Co-ed. The Elms School Colwall, Malvern, Worcester WR13 6EF t e w Contact Alastair Thomas, head. Termly fees: 2,460-6,290 (day); 7,065 (boarding). Age range: School type: Boys. The Old Hall School Stanley Rd, Wellington TF1 3LB t f e w Contact Martin Stott, head. No of pupils: 238. Age range: Termly fees: 2,535 3,925. School type: Co-ed. Warwick Preparatory School Bridge Field, Banbury Rd CV34 6PL t f e w Awards: M Turner, head; G Lewis, dir of music; S Webster, PA & admissions. Music activities: sr strs, str orch, orch, wind band, fl choir, harp club, rcdr ens, handbells; chmbr choir, sr choir, jr choir. Regular concerts, productions with drama dept, participation in competitions and festivals. No of pupils: 433. Age range: Termly fees: 3,069 3,561. School type: Co-ed. Yorks and Humber Bronte House Apperley Bridge BD10 0PQ t f e w Contact Simon Dunn, head; Christine Richardson, admissions. Music activities: Many orchs and ens. No of pupils: 300. Age range: Termly fees: 2,995 3,595. School type: Co-ed. Froebelian School Clarence Rd, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 4LB t f e w Contact John Tranmer, head; Andrea Threapleton, PA to head. Awards: Means-tested bursaries. Music activities: Music taught by specialists throughout the school; full programme of peripatetic teachers for individual pupils. 2 school choirs, jr house choirs, orch, band, ens. No of pupils: 190. Age range: Termly fees: 1530 (lower kindergarten); 2280 (all other forms). School type: Co-ed. Malsis School Cross Hills BD20 8DT t f e w Contact James Ashworth, dir of mus; Debbie Goodson, admissions. Music activities: Thriving music school most pupils play 1 or more insts and numerous opportunities to perform. No of pupils: 100. Age range: School type: Co-ed. Pocklington Prep School West Green, Pocklington, York YO42 2NJ t e w Contact Ian Wright, head. No of pupils: 165 day; 6 boarding; 93 studying inst. Age range: Termly fees: 2,360 3,702 (day); 6,813 (boarder). School type: Co-ed. Terrington Hall Terrington, York YO60 6PR t f e uk; w Contact Stephen Mulryne, head; Julie Purcell, head of mus. Awards: Music scholarships available. Music activities: 2 choirs, band, ens. No of pupils: 180. Age range: Termly fees: 2,350 4,220 (day); 6,000 (boarding). School type: Co-ed. 70 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

71 Further & Higher Education Higher education choices Conservatoires Universities...90 Universities without Degree Courses in Music...95 Further and Higher Education Colleges...96 Teacher Training Courses INSET Courses Specialist Courses Summer Schools and Short Courses Scholarships, Grants and Private Funding Bodies Further & Higher Education PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

72 Further & Higher Education Higher education choices For talented music students wishing for a career in music, there is no clear-cut path to take in regards to higher education, and each route has its own benefits. Assuming that a university-level course is in order, there are three main options: attending a conservatoire, doing a music degree or doing a degree in another subject (arts-related or otherwise) Studying at a conservatoire If your child intends to pursue a career as a performing musician, there is no doubt that attending one of the UK s dedicated conservatoires is a great first step. Here, a relatively small number of students receive specialised, highquality training from people who are often well known in the industry. Your child s fellow students are likely to be equally talented or more talented than them, which may push them harder, but also leave them in no doubt of the work ahead. Three UK conservatoires have drama departments and one, Trinity Laban, is a conservatoire of music and dance, so the scope for attending arts events, networking and creating crossgenre collaborations is increasing all Trinity Laban s music faculty is housed at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich the time. Not to mention the scope for improving technically and musically in an intensely creative environment. Previously non-traditional genres such as jazz and indigenous music from around the world are now well embedded in conservatoire syllabuses. The type of education offered by conservatoires provides huge advantages to students with the right temperament: those with ambition, a strong work ethic, some idea of what they want from their career and, not forgetting, exceptional raw talent. Students may have the opportunity to meet and befriend generation-defining performers at an early stage of their career, gain top-level performing experience, and form alliances with other musicians who have similar goals. And when they do graduate, they are likely to have the best possible access to the network of performers and performing organisations they will need to develop their career. On the other hand, this may be a less suitable path for those who have not fully decided on what they want to do within the music industry, or those who do not have the potential to be exceptional performers. Studying music at university For those students with high grades who might be considering a career in music history or research, a BA from a university rather than the more specialised BMus degree offered by conservatoires may be a more appropriate and versatile qualification. University courses often offer a greater variety of study modules than music colleges, allowing students to develop their own interests and tailor their degree course according to their ambitions and skills. Many universities also house special research collections, depending on the specialisms of the department, so students may have more learning resources at their immediate disposal. Students should research this when applying. If your child has any doubts about whether they want to be a full-time performer, even if they know they want to be in the music industry, it may be worth pursuing music at university rather than leaping into conservatoire training. While there will be plenty of performing opportunities at university, these may be fewer and less high profile than they would be at a music college. However, universities typically have a sophisticated and multifaceted musical life which gives students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a wide range of activities. Students frequently take responsibility for university music groups themselves, so it is an excellent way of developing leadership skills, learning to work with others and finding their own feet. Universities also have more students and a wider range of social activities unconnected with music than conservatoires do, so 72 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

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75 Higher education choices for those who would like to meet a mix of people, university may be preferable. Studying a different subject If your child is a good musician but unsure of their career plans, if there is another subject that interests them, or if they just want a good back-up plan, they could consider a non-music degree at undergraduate level. In the current economic climate, it could be considered sensible to focus on developing other skills alongside music, as most musicians have to make at least some of their living through other means. Perhaps more importantly, a career in music also demands emotional maturity, physical maturity (for singers) and a level of self-knowledge which some may not yet possess, so a wellrounded and socially diverse education at university, where music can play an active extracurricular role without being pressurised, is often the ideal solution. Singers might consider choral scholarships as these are not always subject-specific, so it is a good way of continuing high-level music training while pursuing study in another area. Institutions offering music degrees will naturally back this up with a range of musical activities orchestras, choirs, chamber groups etc but that does not mean your choice is restricted to those institutions. A number of universities commit substantial resources to music-making on campus even when there is no music degree in the prospectus. These resources can include cash scholarships and subsidised instrumental/vocal tuition to encourage talented musicians to apply (the terms of these will vary, and Student Guide to Music Education If you have found this article useful, you and your child will find a wealth of similar advice in our student guide, also available online and completely free of charge. The publication offers guidance on choosing conservatoire or university routes, as well as tips on the best summer schools available. Download it now to make sure your child is getting the most out of their music education. Conservatories UK members ffbirmingham Conservatoire ffguildhall School of Music & Drama ffleeds College of Music ffroyal Academy of Music ffrcm London ffroyal Northern College of Music ffroyal Conservatoire of Scotland ffroyal Welsh College of Music & Drama For more details and information on UK and international conservatoires, visit page 77 of the Further & Higher Education listings. in some cases are open only to students who have accepted a place). Resources also include dedicated music staff, as well as purpose-built performing and rehearsal facilities. Unlike many careers, success in music is not unequivocally linked to passing exams, nor does it always demand specific qualifications. Studying another subject does not rule out postgraduate study in music nor a career in the arts, as most degree courses develop transferable skills which employers will find useful. However, it will be expected that your child will have shown aptitude and enthusiasm through extracurricular activities if music wasn t their main study. The answer to the question what to study if not music? depends very much STUDENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION A selection from the 2015 Guardian University guide league table for music ffedinburgh ffmanchester ffnottingham ffsurrey ffcambridge ffbristol ffbrunel ffoxford ffqueen s Belfast ffyork For further information regarding universities with and without music degrees, turn to page 86 of the Further & Higher Education listings. on the individual, but there are plenty of successful musicians out there who didn t start out at a conservatoire, or doing anything related to music. Your child could choose to do something complementary such as a language, historical study, another arts subject or something entirely different. Almost certainly, if music is indeed their passion, it will continue to play a part in their life. Fees and funding University or conservatoire study is an investment and an increasingly expensive one. Government funding is divided into two areas: loans to cover tuition fees and/or maintenance costs, which all full-time students are entitled to apply for, and means-tested grants, which around 40% of students from lower-income backgrounds have been eligible for. Additionally, students can apply for scholarships or bursaries at their chosen institution, or research trusts and organisations that offer funding to young performers; Help Musicians UK s website is a good place to start (helpmusicians.org.uk), and a list of scholarships, grants and private funding organisations can be found on page 118 of the Further & Higher Education listings. Further & Higher Education PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

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77 Conservatoires UK Conservatoires Birmingham Conservatoire Part of Birmingham City University, Paradise Place, Birmingham B3 3HG t f e w Contact David Saint, acting principal; Joy Krishna, mktg & communications mgr; Janet Halfyard, dir of undergrad studies; Shirley Thompson, dir of postgrad studies. Courses: BMus Hons(4); BMus jazz (4 Hons, 5 with PGCE); GradDip jazz (1); PgCert music (1 p/t); MMus/ PgDip music (1 f/t, 2 p/t); AdvPgDip music (professional perf). Course details: The Conservatoire offers u/g and p/g courses to about 500 students. Music facilities: A member of the Association of European Music Conservatoires. Each student is supervised by a personal tutor. Purpose built building. Facilities inc the Adrian Boult Hall, Recital Hall, a specialist library, 50 practice rooms, 4 recording studios and a lecture theatre. A variety of scholarships are available for ugs and pgs. Bristol Pre-Conservatoire e w Course details: An evening school for young classical and jazz musicians, offering small ensemble training, creative workshops, visiting artists and sessions on developing general musicianship. Music facilities: Currently offering training in the following strands: strings and piano, woodwind, vocal and jazz. Conservatoire for Drama and Dance Tavistock House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JJ t e denis. w Guildhall School of Music & Drama Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Silk Street, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DT t f e w Contact Jennifer Kay, asst registrar (admissions & enrolment). Courses: BMus (4) (validated by City University). MPerf/MMus/PGDip in music perf (specialisms in strs, ww, br, perc - advanced inst studs or orch studs; kb - advanced inst studs or pno accomp; vocal studs, opera studs, hist perf, chmbr music studs, jazz studs. MComp/MMus/PGDip in comp; MLead/MMus/PGDip in leadership; MA music therapy; DMus/ PhD (all validated by City University). Course details: Principal study and performance lie at the core of the learning experience at the Guildhall School. In the UG programme, at least two thirds of the credit of each year is focused on principal study. Leeds College of Music Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7PD t f e w Contact Philip Meaden, principal; Lis Parry, head of classical music & jazz; Charlotte Orba, head of popular mus & mus production. Courses: BA Hons music - jazz/ classical/popular music/music production/combined (3); also BA Hons music (accelerated) (2). Foundation certificate in music. PG Dip, MA, MMus - performance/comp. Music facilities: 350-seat purposebuilt concert venue for student and professional performances; extensive library inc jazz archive; recording studios offering high quality analogue and digital recording consoles, digital edit suites; digital audio workstation rooms with Logic, ProTools, Reason and Ableton Live, plus several Mac labs; learning resource centre; large collection of Musical insts. London College of Music University of West London, St Mary s Road, Ealing, London W5 5RF t e w music/ Contact Sara Raybould, Director of LCM; David Henson, Head of Subject - Performance, Composition & Performing Arts. Courses: London College of Music (LCM), part of the University of West London, is the largest specialist music and performing arts institution in the UK. The University includes undergraduate & postgraduate courses in classical, pop and jazz performance, composition, music technology, Musical theatre, theatre production, music management and acting for students, all delivered by expert practitioners of national and international renown. Music facilities: Teaching & video suites, halls, digital recording facilities, 30 rehearsal & practice rooms, TV studio, labs, 2 radio stations & 18 computer labs. Royal Academy of Music Marylebone Rd, London NW1 5HT t f e w Contact Philip White, registrar & head of international affairs; Edward Kemp-Luck, admissions offr & international co-ord. Courses: BMus (4). MMus in performance (2); MMus in comp (2); MA in performance (usually 2); PGDip (Musical theatre); MPhil (2); PhD (3). Course details: The academy provides pre-professional, u/g and p/g music training of the highest standards; to engage in concert, operatic and research activities related to the educ of the institution; to create and perform new music; and to preserve and enrich national and international music. Music facilities: 110 teaching & practice rooms, The Sir Jack Lyons Theatre, Concert room, recital room, electronic studios, creative tech lab, library. Royal College of Music Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS t f e w Contact Colin Lawson, dir; Kevin Porter, deputy dir. Courses: BMus Hons (4); BSc(Hons) in Physics and Music (4). PG: Masters programmes in Perf and Comp (1-2); Artist Diplomas in Perf; Opera; Comp (1-2) and Chamber Music (1); MSc in Performance Science (1); PhD (3-4). Masters programme applicants may graduate with PGDip, MComp, MPerf or MMus; depending on the options taken. Course details: The college provides educ and training to advanced levels for those who aspire to be performers, whether instrumentalists, singers, orch players, conductors or comps. At PG level, practical work is enhanced by scholarly study up to doctoral level. Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G2 3DB t f e w Courses: At the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland we offer a very wide variety of vocational degree programmes. Everything you need to find out about the programmes is right here. Remember you can contact us to clarify any information or ask any questions. Course details: To study here, we need you to be exceptionally talented, dedicated, hungry - and ready. Many applicants are unsuccessful on the first or even second occasion, but they work so hard in the meantime that they grow, develop and eventually succeed. Royal Northern College of Music 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9RD t f e kaman. w Contact Linda Merrick, Principal; Martin Harlow, Vice-Principal (Academic); Paul Goodey, Vice- Principal (Performance); Kate Buchanan, Dir of Professional Studies; Michelle Phillips, Head of Undergraduate Programmes; Fabrice Fitch, Head of the Graduate School Courses: BMus Hons perf/comp (4); BMus Hons Popular Music (4); GRNCM/MusB Hons - Joint Course (4); MMus/MPerf (1 or 2); Advanced PGDip (1); PhD perf/ comp/musicology/mus psych (3). Course details: The principle aims of the undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes are to develop performance or comp to the standards appropriate to the demands of the music profession, and to develop the portfolio of skills necessary to sustain a career in the profession. Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Castle Grounds, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3ER t e rwcmd.ac.uk w The Conservatoire The Conservatoire, Lee Road, London SE3 9RQ t e Courses: The Conservatoire is Blackheath s local independent arts centre. Each week we provide a broad mix of music, art, drama and cultural classes to over 1,200 people between the ages of 0 to 90! We were founded in 1881 by William Webster, who also founded the Blackheath Halls. Together, the three Grade II listed buildings make up the oldest surviving purpose built multiarts complex in London. Course details: We aim to be the area s central creative hub, where people from across a range of ages and backgrounds come together to share in the transformative experience of making art and music. Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London SE10 9JF t f e w Contact Anthony Bowne, principal; Derek Aviss, exec dir; Claire Mera- Nelson, dir of mus. Courses: Undergraduate programmes: BMus (Hons) Performance, Composition or Jazz; BA (Hons) Musical Theatre Performance. Postgraduate Programmes: MMus Performance, Composition, Jazz or Creative Practice; MA Music Education and performance; MFA Creative Practice; Postgraduate Diploma/ Artist Diploma (Performance, Composition &Jazz); PGCE Musicians in Education. Further & Higher Education PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

78 Conservatoires Independent study Programmes: Foundation and Advanced MPhil/PhD Creative Practice: (Music/ Dance/Collaborative Arts); (Music and/or Dance) Science; (Music and / Or Dance) Pedagogy. UCAS Conservatoires UCAS, Rosehill, New Barn Lane, Cheltenham GL52 3LZ t ( ) e w Courses: UCAS Conservatoires is an online application service for both undergraduates and postgraduates keen to study practice-based music, dance and drama courses at one of the eight UK conservatoires in the scheme. International Conservatoires Further & Higher Education Albania Akademia E Arteve Sheshi Nene Tereza, Tirane t f e w Contact Petrit Malaj, rector; Sokol Shupo, dean of music faculty. Courses: Study programs on: musicology, conducting, comp, pno, vn, va, vc, db, gui, fl, ob, cl, trb, tpt, accordion, bsn, horn, tb, singing and pedagogy. Argentna Conservatorio de Musica Julian Aguirre Av H Yrigoyen 7652, 1828 Banfield t , also fax e w Departamento de Artes Musicales y Sonoras Carlos Lopez Buchardo - IUNA Av Cordoba 2445, C1120AAG Buenos Aires t f e w Courses: Inst studies: pno, gui, hp, strings, fl, rcdr, ob, cl, bsn, sax, tpt, horn, trb, percussion, accordion (bandoneon); chmbr music, music technology. Australia Australian International Conservatorium of Music 114 Victoria Rd, Rozelle, Sydney NSW 2039 t +61 (0) f +61 (0) e w Contact Katrina Quintal. Courses: Bachelor of music (perf), diploma of music (perf); master of music in association with the Wesley Institute in worship arts, music and media, performance or arts management; also perf arts high school (yrs 7-12). Jazz, classical and contemporary performance available. Canberra School of Music The Australian National University, Building 100, Canberra ACT 0200 t f e w Courses: Bachelor of arts and bachelor of music degrees; successful completion of 3-year bachelor of music gives access to 4th year specialisation. 1-year master of music in performance (inc jazz), musicology or comp; graduate diploma and graduate certificate also available for students wishing to advance their technical or musical skills. School is home to university Keyboard Institute, focusing on kb-related activity in performance, teaching, research and instrument-making/ restoration. Elder Conservatorium of Music The University of Adelaide, Adelaide SA 5005 t f e w Courses: Bachelor of music (performance; instrumental, jazz, pedagogy, music technology); bachelor of education (performance, comp, integrated studies); PG degrees; PhD, GradDip; diploma of instrumental music (2-yr part time course available to students on another undergraduate course at the university). Queensland Conservatorium Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, PO Box 3428, South Brisbane, 140 Grey Street, South Bank, Qld QLD 4101 t f e w Courses: BMus in classical music, music technology and popular music. Graduate certificate, graduate certificates and diplomas in music, music technology, vocal studies and opera studies. MMus and research programmes also offered. Sydney Conservatorium of Music The University of Sydney, Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000 t f e w sydney.edu.au/music Contact Elaine Chia. Courses: Diploma of music, bachelor of music studies, bachelor of music (performance, musicology, comp, music education), advanced diploma of opera, graduate diploma of music, master of music studies (performance, pedagogy, creative sound production), master of music (performance, musicology, comp, music education), DMA, PhD. University of Tasmania Conservatorium of Music University of Tasmania, Conservatorium of Music, 5 Sandy Bay Road, Hobart - Room 204 t ; f e edu.au w Contact Anne Marie Forbes, international office. Courses: BMus is 3-year professional training degree, with option to progress to 1-year advanced honours degree by recommendation from the faculty. Bachelor of music studies degree concentrates on theory and understanding of music. Graduate certificate/diploma, 2-yr diploma, MMus and PhD offered. Austria Anton Bruckner University for Music, Drama and Dance Anton Bruckner Private University, Hagenstraße 57, A-4040 Linz, t f e w Courses: The Anton Bruckner University is one of five Austrian Universities for Music, Drama and Dance. 850 students from all parts of the world study here. They are taught by 220 Professors and teaching staff, who are internationally recognised artists, academics and teachers. More than 300 different courses in music, drama and dance are offered. Joseph Haydn Konservatoriom Joseph Haydn Konservatorium des Landes Burgenland, Glorietteallee 2, A-7000 Eisenstadt t f e w Contact Regina Himmelbauer Courses: BA, MA (in conjunction with university), diploma, instrumental teaching qualifications. See erasmus. haydnkons.at and follow links to downloadcenter to find full course details online. Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität Admissions Office, 3rd floor/room 3.20, Johannesgasse 4a, 1010 Vienna t (+43) /89333/89334 e konswien.at w Contact Peter Koenigseder, international study programme mgr. Courses: Bachelors and masters programmes in music and dramatic arts. General training plus majors in jazz, early music, music theatre, drama and dance, and music education. Kunstuniversität Graz (KUG) (University of Music and Performing Arts Graz) Leonhardstraße 15, 8010 Graz f e w Contact Irene Hofmann-Wellenhof, head of dept of international relations. Courses: Bachelors, masters and doctoral study programmes in instrumental or vocal performance, comp and theory, conducting, jazz, music education and musicology. Non-degree students also admitted at discretion of intended professor. Also, study programmes in stage design and performing arts/drama. Universitt Mozarteum Salzburg Mirabellplatz 1, A-5020 Salzburg t f e w Contact Mag. Elisabeth Skärbäck Schlegel, foreign relations mgr. Courses: Over 40 artistic and education courses in music, performing and visual arts. International exchange of lecturers and students. Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien (University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna) Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, 1030 Vienna t f e w Contact Petra Weissberg. Courses: Degree programmes and continuing education courses. Belarus Belarusian State Academy of Music Internatsionalnaya str 30, Minsk t f e w Contact Natalia Ganul, head of international relations. Courses: Main undergrad course lasts 5 years. 1-yr MA and 3-yr PhD in Musicology can also be undertaken. Short-term tailored courses are also a possibility. Belgium Artesis Hogeschool Antwerpen - Koninklijk Conservatorium Lange Nieuwstraat 101, B-2000 Antwerpen t f e w Contact Wilma Schneider, international relations co-ord; Birgit Soil, head of the student admin. Courses: Bachelor degrees (180 ECTS) in instrumental studies, vocal studies, theory of music/harmony and counterpoint, jazz and popular music. Masters degrees (120 ECTS) 78 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

79 Conservatoires in instrumental studies, vocal studies, conducting, comp, music pedagogy, jazz and popular music. Also postgrad course (1 year, 60 ECTS) specialising as instrumental or vocal concert soloist, in comp, accompaniment, chmbr music or orch. Chapelle Musical Reine Elisabeth asbl Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, 445, Chaussée de Tervuren, 1410 Waterloo t f e w Contact Jean-Marie Tomasi, international consultant. Courses: The Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel which has been a public utility foundation since 2009, was set up in Offers High-level training in 5 disciplines (singing, vn, pno, vc and chmbr mus) with the assistance of Masters in residence. Also offers professional involvement by means of a network of national and int cultural partners. Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles Conservamus vzw, Regentschapsstraat, 1000 Brussel t f e w Contact Vincent Heylen, erasmus co-ord. Courses: 2-cycle structure leading to either bachelors or masters. Specialisms in orch instruments, period instruments, singing, music theory, jazz. Conservatoire Royal de Liege Boulevard Piercot, 29, B-4000 Liege t f e w Courses: Bachelors and masters in accompaniment, lyric arts, singing, comp, strings, orch and choral conducting, theory of music, gui, organ, percussion, pno, woodwind and brass. Conservatoire Royal de Mons 7 rue de Nimy, B-7000 Mons t f e w Courses: Bachelors (3 years) and Masters (2 years) music teaching, theory (with option in comp), kb instruments, string instruments, percussion, woodwind and br instruments, singing, early music (various instruments), electroacoustic music, pno accompaniment, comp, conducting (orch and choral). Hogeschool Gent Conservatorium Joseph Kluyskensstraat 2, 9000 Gent t f w schoolofartsgent.be Contact Katrien VanAcker, foreign relations. Courses: Majors in performing music (instrumental, vocal; classical, jazz or pop); creative music (comp, music production); music theory/harmony and counterpoint; also instrument making. Post-Masters in orch conducting, comp, contemporary music solo performance. Institut Superieur de Musique et de Pedagogie 28 rue Juppin, 5000 Namur t +32 (0) ; +32 (0) f +32 (0) e w Contact Christian Croufer, Erasmus exchange admin. Courses: Institute based in Christian educational tradition. Courses offered in kb instruments (pno, organ, accompaniment, accordion), strings (incl gui and hp), wind, brass, percussion, singing, early music (rcdr, lute, hpd, va da g), comp and conducting. Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel Regentschapsstraat 30, B-1000 Brussel t f e w Courses: Bachelors in academic music or professional music training. Full or part time study, flexible degree programmes. Orpheus Instituut Korte Meer 12, 9000 Ghent t f e w Contact Peter Dejans, dir. Courses: The Orpheus Institute for advanced studies and research in music has been providing an enriching educational and research environment for musicians since 1996, and introduced the first doctoral programme for performers and comps in Flanders (docartes), now one of Europe s leading doctoral schools in music. The laureate programme allows students to conduct practice-oriented research into subjects related to their professional activities whereas the doctoral title is awarded to musicians who can demonstrate their ability to combine artistic performances with systematic theoretical reflection. Bosnia and Herzegovina Univerzitet u Sarajevu Muzicka Akademia Josipa Stadlera 1/2, Sarajevo, 71000, t f e w Contact Ivan Carlovic, dean. Courses: Departments for comp, conducting, solo singing, pno and percussion, woodwind, string, musicology and music theory and teaching. Brazil Conservatorio Brasileiro de Musica Av. Graça Aranha, 57 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, t e Courses: Undergraduate and postgraduate courses in music, music technology, music therapy; new course for music in film and TV starts in March Bulgaria Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts 2, Todor Samodumov Str., PO Box 783, BG-4025 Plovdiv t f e w Contact Prof. Lyuben Dossev Ph.D., Director of Department of Language and Specialized Education. Courses: Courses in various departments: Piano and Accordion, Orch Instruments, Folk Music, Ethnomusicology, Music Theory and History, Music Education. See website for more details of course content and structure. Canada Conservatoire de Musique de Quebec 31, rue Mont-Carmel, Québec G1R 4A6 t f e w Courses: Courses in orch instrument study, voice, pno, conducting, organ, theory and comp. Training spans five levels, from foundation level to postgraduate. The conservatoire in Quebec is the central hub of a network of nine higher education institutions that span the Quebec region. Different institutions have different specialist areas, so do check website for full details, but almost all are available at the main Quebec City site. Final-level postgraduate courses are only available at Montreal and Quebec. Schulich School of Music - McGill University Strathcona Music Building, 555 Sherbrooke St West, Montreal QC H3A 1E3 t f e w Courses: BMus available in comp, music education, music history, music theory, performance (kb, voice, orch), performance (church music), early music performances, jazz. Also diploma programmes: licentiate for instrumentalists/singers wishing to focus on performance rather than theory; artist diploma for students of advanced level who already have bachelor or licentiate. MA, MMus, DMus and PhD available in various areas. Students studying orch instrument incd in orch training programme. The Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music 273 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1W2 t ; f e w Courses: The Glenn Gould School (GGS) is an internationally recognized centre for professional training in music performance at the post-secondary and postbachelor levels. Faculty consists of internationally acclaimed performers and teachers. Each is dedicated to providing GGS students with the highest standards of training and evaluation. The GGS has two programs, open to pianists, vocalists and orchestral instrumentalists: Performance Diploma Program (PDP) with a Bachelor s Degree option through Thompson Rivers University (4-year post-secondary); Artist Diploma Program (ADP) (2-year post-bachelor). Universite de Montreal - Faculte de Musique PO Box 6128, Station Centre-ville, Montréal QC, H3C 3J7 t f e w Courses: Courses in singing, orch instruments, jazz, musicology, early music, electroacoustic music, comp; other minor studies. MA, MMus, DMus and PhD also taught. University of British Columbia School of Music Music Building, 6361 Memorial Road, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 t f e w Contact Juliet O. Courses: 4-year BMus, MMus, MA, DMA, PhD qualifications available. Chile Conservatorio de Musica Universidad Austral de Chile General Lagos 1107, Valdivia t f e uach.cl w Contact Hector Escobar, conservatoire dir. Courses: 2-yr courses in instrumental studies. China Central Conservatory of Music No.43 Baojia Street, Xicheng District, Beijing t +(86) e w Courses: 4 year bachelors (5 year for comp, musicology, conducting, music education, vocal/opera); 2-3 year masters, inc thesis and viva. Nondegree study programmes available. Shanghai Conservatory of Music Shanghai Conservatory of Music, No.20 Fenyang Road, Shanghai f w shcmusic.edu.cn Further & Higher Education PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

80 Conservatoires Further & Higher Education Colombia Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Conservatorio de Musica Avenida Carrera 30 no 45-03, Edificio 305 t ext e w Courses: The music programme is currently being restructured; full details will be available on the website from Jan Croatia Muzicka Akademija Sveucilista U Zagrebu Gunduliceva 6, HR Zagreb t f e w Contact Rosanda Zimmermann, international office. Courses: Music academy is split into 8 depts: comp/theory, musicology, conducting/hp/percussion, voice, kb instruments, strings/gui, wind, music education. Czech Republic Academy of Performing Arts in Prague Malostranské nám. 13, Praha 1 t f e w Contact Ing Lea Motlova, head of student dept; Jiri Kucmas, international office. Courses: 3-year BA, 2-year MA, PhD programme. Study at both levels in orch instruments, conducting, opera direction, organ, hpd, gui, music theory, music direction, music management, sound production, chmbr music (some courses not offered every year). Options also available in areas such as music history, music aesthetics, cultural education, languages, as well as teaching courses. PhD programme covers comp and compositional theory, interpretation and interpretational theory, music theory, sound production, music production. Janackova Akademie Muzichych Umeni v Brne (Janacek Academy of Music and Performing Arts) Komenského nám. 6, Brno t f e w hf.jamu.cz Contact Petra Konarkova. Courses: Bachelor s degree programmes in comp, orch/choral conducting, church music, music management, opera direction, voice, orch instuments; all available for Master s degrees, except church music. Doctoral programmes in interpretation and the theory of interpretation, comp and theory of comp. Denmark Det Fynske Musikkonservatorium (Carl Nielsen Academy of Music Odense) Islandsgade 2, DK-5000 Odense C t f e w Contact Inge Brauke, international co-ord. Courses: Bachelor degree in classical/contemporary music or jazz or folk music, 3-year course inc main specialism, ens playing and general subjects (eg ear training, pno playing, theory, music history, computer technology). MA in classical/contemporary music or jazz or folk music, 2-year course qualifying students for professional career. Advance postgrad diploma, special additional 2-year course for exceptional students. Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium (Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus/ Aalborg) Skovgaardsgade 2CDK-8000 ARHUS C t e w Contact Keld Hosbond, Head of International Relations. Courses: All levels: classical, jazz/ pop/global, electronic; also adult education/refresher courses. All orch. instruments offiered, voice, contemporary music, composition, opera and Musical theatre. Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium Rosenørns Allé 22, 1970 Frederiksberg C t f e w Courses: RDAM has trained music students for professional careers in Copenhagen since Established educators and modern facilities together with the opportunity for distance learning with global partners create a dynamic higher educational institution that reaches out both academically and across borders. The Academy offers degree programmes on Bachelor s, Master s and Advanced Diploma Postgraduate level in instrumental subjects, voice, ens conducting, comp, tonmeister, org and early music. Rhythmic Music Conservatory Leo Mathisens Vej 1, 1437 København K t f e w Contact Aage Hagen, head of international relations. Courses: Degree programmes predominantly geared towards contemporary music; music education, music and movement education, music performance, music technology, music management, song writing (eg pop, jazz etc). Masters offered in music education, music and movement education, music performance (inc european jazz); also postgraduate diplomas and certificates in performance or comp. The Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Southern Denmark Islandsgade 2, 5000 Odense C. t f e w Courses: Courses in classical, jazz, folk, electronic music and film scoring. Estonia Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre Tatari 13, Tallinn t f e w Contact Katrin Makarov, international relations co-ordinator. Courses: International bachelor s, master s and PhD study programmes, taught in English. Course specialisms: pno, organ, hpd, strings (inc harp and gui), br and woodwind (inc baroque fl and sax), percussion, voice, conducting, church music, music teacher studies, jazz studies, traditional music, comp, electronic music, musicology; accompaniment, chmbr music, cultural management. University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy Posti 1, Viljandi t (+372) f e w Contact Margot Must, head of international relations; Piret Pumm, international student co-ord. Courses: BA in jazz music, traditional music, school music; MA in music teaching. Finland Helsingin Konservatorio (Helsinki Conservatory of Music) Ruolahdentori 6, FI Helsinki t f e w Courses: Vocational (post secondary school) qualifications in music for students aiming to become musicians or piano tuners. Curriculum for musicians inc instrumental tuition, solfege, theory of music, orch/chmbr music/choral studies, conducting. Lahden Ammattikorkeakoulu (Lahti University of Applied Sciences) P.O. Box 214, FI LAHTI t ; f e w Contact Marjo Leppä, international co-ord. Courses: Professional higher education degree equivalent to a bachelor s degree in music performance. Specialisation fields: orch instrument (inc principal instrument, orch, chmbr music, repertoire and literature studies, analysis, orch repertoire); voice (voice, secondary instrument - pno, choir and ens, lied, basics of acting, repertory and literature studies, analysis); pno (principal study, chmbr music/accompaniment, repertory and literature studies, analysis, lied). Sibelius-Akatemia P.O. Box 30, FI Uniarts t f e w Contact Leena Veijonsuo, contact for international enquiries. Courses: Degree programmes in church music, comp and theory, folk music, jazz, orch and choral conducting, music education, music technology, instrumental performance, vocal music; also degree in arts management. See website for full details. Turun Ammattikorkeakoulu Taideakatemia (Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Sciences) Rector s Office / Rehtorin toimisto, Joukahaisenkatu 3 A, Turku t ; f ; e w Courses: Courses in instrumental, vocal, orch and chmbr music, opera, lied, music theory and history. Turun Konservatorio Linnankatu 60, Turku t (02) f e w France Conservatoire de Paris, Le 209 av Jean-Jaures, F Paris t ; e w Contact Gretchen Amussen, Ania Sergueeva, international exchanges. Courses: Classes in 7 departments: classical and contemporary instruments; early music; musicology & analysis; vocal disciplines; writing, comp and orch conducting; jazz and improvised music; pedagogy and teacher training. Conservatoire National Superieur Musique et Danse de Lyon 3 quai Chauveau, CP 120, F Lyon Cedex 09 t f e w Contact Isabelle Replumaz, head of international relations. Courses: Bachelors and masters courses in 2 cycles, 3 years 2 years. Courses based around 4 core areas: 80 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

81 Conservatoires main study (instrument, voice, comp etc), complementary study (chmbr music, orch etc), cultural studies (eg history of music), associated study (foreign language, practical aspects of being a musician). Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris 114bis blvd Malesherbes, F Paris t f e w Courses: Instrument and voice classes, complementary classes, ens classes, theory and comp classes, orch conducting classes. Georgia V Saradjishvili Tbilisi State Conservatoire 108, Tbilisi, Rustaveli Ave. 8-10, t ; f e w Contact Nana Sharikadze, director, international relations office. Courses: BA (instrumental performance, academic choir conducting, academic singing, comp, theory of music); MA (instrumental performance, academic choir conducting, symphony and opera conducting, academic singing, comp, theory of music); PhD; also professional studies programme. Germany Folkwang University of the Arts Klemensborn 39, D Essen t f e w Contact Student Advisory Service: Courses: University for artistic training in music, theatre, dance, design and academic studies. Locations in Essen, Duisburg, Bochum, Dortmund. In addition to instrumental training, courses offered inc jazz, Musical theatre, voice, comp and conducting, as well as postgraduate and supplementary courses in chmbr music, concert performance and orch performance; also training in musicology, music pedagogy and school music teaching. All courses are currently taught in modules and are adapted to Bachelor s/ Master s programmes. Hochschule für Kunste Bremen Am Speicher XI 8, D Bremen t f e w Courses: Inst and vocal courses, plus church music, jazz, music education. 4-semester postgrad concert performance degree. Current diploma courses to be replaced by modular bachelors and masters courses, beginning 2010/11 year. Hochschule für Musik Detmold Neustadt 22, D Detmold t f w Courses: Courses for training as comp, orch musician, pianist, singer (opera, recital or oratorio), conductor, church musician, music teacher. Additional orch training available at Orchesterzentrum in Dortmund. Hochschule für Musik FRANZ LISZT Weimar Postfach 2552, D Weimar t ; f e w Contact Signe Pribbernow, Hans- Peter Hoffmann. Courses: Undergraduate and postgraduate courses in music performance; all instruments, singing/ opera, church music, conducting, comp, jazz, early music. Also musicology, arts management and school music. Various orchs and smaller ens, choirs and music theatre group. Hochschule für Musik Freiburg Schwarzwaldstr 141, D Freiburg im Breisgau t f e w Courses: Bachelors and masters courses, specialist performer courses, contemporary music, early music, jazz. Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Charlottenstr 55, D Berlin t ; f ; e w Contact Dr. Ute Schmidt, international relations. Courses: Bachelor s and Master s, postgraduate Courses: wind and string instruments, voice, pno, comp, coaching, music theory (harmony), percussion, conducting (orch, choral), music theatre direction, hp, gui; jazz (instrumental and vocal). Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe Postfach 6040, D Karlsruhe t ; f e w Contact Isabel Eisenmann, international relations co-ordinator. Hochschule für Musik Saar - University of Music Bismarckstraße 1, Saarbrücken t 0681/ f 0681/ e hfm.saarland.de w Courses: Basic courses in voice (opera/recital), orch instruments, church music, comp, jazz and popular music; postgrad studies in voice (opera/recital), orch instruments, orch conducting, choral directing, comp, contemporary music, lied duo, chmbr music, jazz and popular music, ear training. Bachelors (8 semesters, except for vocal courses where duration is 10) and masters courses (4 additional semesters). Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst Frankfürt am Main Eschersheimer Landstr 29-39, D Frankfürt am Main t ; f ; e w Hochschule für Musik und Theater Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Leipzig Postfach , D Leipzig t f e w Contact Dr Katrin Schmidinger. Courses: Inst, voice, pno, conducting, comp, jazz and pop music, early music. For full course details, see php?prospective_stud Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg Harvestehuder Weg 12, D Hamburg t (international relations f (international relations) e w Contact Svenja Tiedt, international co-ord. Courses: Various courses in solo instrumental, comp/theory, multimedia, orch conducting, choral conducting, protestant church music, jazz and jazz pedagogy, opera, oratorio; musicology, music education, culture and media management, music therapy. Bachelors and masters courses available as well as Diploma; see website for levels and degrees available, as well as course duration. Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock, Beim St.-Katharinenstift 8, Rostock t f e w Courses: Courses for all orch instruments, pno, pno chmbr music, gui, orch conducting, coaching, comp, music theory, singing, popular music. Also music education, acting and drama in education. Hochschule für Musik und Theatre Munchen Arcisstr 12, D München t ; (exchang f e w de/ Contact Karin Betz, Socrates/ Erasmus co-ordinator. Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover / University of Music, Drama and Media Hannover Emmichplatz 1, D Hannover t +49 (0) 511/ e w Contact Meike Marten/Alexander Schories. Courses: BMus in conducting (orch or choral), voice, jazz/rock/pop, church music, pno, comp, performance, performance and education (instrument teaching, elementary music education, rhythmics), popular music; BA in media management, education for sepcial needs or music (joint study); MMus in chmbr music (pno, lied interpretation or ens), church music, conducting (orch, choral, operatic), comp, conducting child and youth choirs, jazz/rock/ pop, kb instruments, performance, performance and education, music theory, voice (freelance), vocal/opera studies. Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden Dresden University of Music, Wettin Place 13, Dresden t + 49/351/4923 to 600 e w Contact Gerda Werner, international relations; Sebastian Bauer, head of admission/registrar s office. Courses: Artistic studies in orch instruments, voice, pno, conducting, comp, music theory and accompaniment. Also wide range of studies in jazz/rock/pop, music education and musicology. Studies usually 5 years, leading to equivalent of masters degree; students with bachelor degrees are usually put into 4th year. See website for full breakdown of courses. Hochschule für Musik Köln Unter Krahnenbäumen 87, Köln t +49 (221) f +49 (221) w Contact Birgit Kirstein, international affairs. Courses: Bachelors and masters courses introduced in Courses in 1st cycle for strings, winds, sax, hp, percussion, accordion, hpd, pno, organ, rcdr, gui, man, lute, va da g, opera/concert singing, choral/ orch conducting, comp (electronic, instrumental), church music, jazz. Masters level for solo instruments, period instruments, new music interpretation, opera singing, lied/ recital singing, pno accompaniment, chmbr music, electronic comp. Further & Higher Education PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

82 Conservatoires Further & Higher Education Hochschule für Musik Würzburg Hofstallstr 6-8, D Würzburg t f e w Courses: Diplommusikers/ Diplommusikerin qualification available in accordion, early/period music, conducting (choir and orch), voice, music theatre, gui, jazz, church music, pno, orch instruments, organ, comp. Musikhochschule Lübeck Grosse Petersgrube 21, D Lübeck t ; f ; e w Contact Iwona Alexandra Kwiatkowski, international contact. Courses: Runs Bologna Process compliant bachelor of music (instrumental, vocal, church music, comp, theory); bachelor of arts; advanced courses (instrumental music, comp, opera/concert singing, soloist class, church music); extension courses in chmbr music, pno accompaniment, vocal pedagogy. Musikhochschule Münster Universität Münster, Schlossplatz 2, Münster t f e w Courses: Bachelor of music and bachelor of arts qualifications. Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf Fischerstraße 110, D Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf t f e w Courses: Programmes in conducting, church music (evangelical and catholic), comp, orchs instrumental music performance, organ, gui, rcdr, music education; musicology (available as accompanying subject, subject on Master s course, or subject of doctorate); also audio and video engineering (in association with University of Applied Sciences, Düsseldorf). Also postgrad courses, doctoral studies. Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Trossingen Schultheiss-Koch-Platz 3, D Trossingen t / f / e w Contact Martina Lenke, admissions & exams office. Courses: Bachelor and Masters study, Solistische Ausbildung (soloist training), doctorate. Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst Stuttgart Urbanstraße 25, Stuttgart t f e w Courses: Artist s diploma (10 semesters) in various areas: strings and plucked instruments, wind instruments, percussion, voice, pno, organ, historical kb instruments, comp and music theory, conducting, opera studies, jazz and popular music. Advanced students can follow soloist class courses (4 semesters). Also 8-semester music education courses and church music courses. Staatlichen Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst Mannheim N7, 18, D Mannheim t f e w Courses: Main subjects inc orch instruments, kb instruments, voice (concert and opera), conducting (orch and choir); taught in artistic training, music teacher studies, soloist training (postgrad) degree courses. Doctoral studies available in musicology and music pedagogy. Also jazz/popular music studies at degree level. Universität der Künste Berlin Fakultät Musik, Einsteinufer 43-53, D Berlin t ; f ; e w Contact Ursula Stephan- Rechenmacher, foreign student office. Courses: Diplom study Courses: artistic training (instrumental or conducting), comp, church music, sound engineering, jazz; pedagogical education (inc jazz); musicology and music education (doctoral), and artistic training (choral conducting) available at further level. Greece Conservatory of Northern Greece 16 Heronias Str, Zardinidis Villa, GR Thessaloniki t e w Courses: Degree-level study in pno, strings, brass, percussion, theory, music education and electronic music; option of fürther study to gain a postgraduate diploma. Also children s music department and adult continuing education courses. Qualifications are usually validated by other national conservatoires or institutions, such as the National Academy of Music, Sofia (Bulgaria) and the ABRSM. Hellenic Conservatory 53 Didotou str, GR Athens t f e w Courses: Taught courses in classical music (comp, theory, kb, wind instruments, strings, opera and vocal, percussion and gui), Byzantine music, jazz, Greek music, popular music, music technology, music kinetics. State Conservatory of Thessaloniki 15 Fragon Str, GR Thessaloniki t ; f e w Courses: Courses in the following schools/departments: pno, hp, string instruments, gui, woodwind, brass, percussion; monody, melodrama, Byzantine music; comp, wind orchestration, advanced theory. Guatemala Universidad del Valle de Guatemala Departamento de Musica, BA Isabel Ciudad-Real, Guatemala City t ext 541 e w Courses: Licenciatura (5-yr intensive BA programme) in music education. Hong Kong Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts Development Office, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Road, Wanchai t +(852) f e w Contact Academic services officer. Courses: Bachelor of music degree (3 years) provides training to professional level plus historical/ theoretical knowledge. Advanced diploma (2 years) focuses on performing and performance issues. Professional diploma (usually 1 year) for post-diploma or post-degree professional training. Master of Music available in performance or comp (2 years in either case). Courses provided in several departments: Chinese music; comp & electronic music; kb; opera & vocal studies; strings; woodwind, br and percussion; academic studies. Hungary Liszt Ferenc Music Academy Concert Centre, H-1061 Budapest, Liszt Ferenc tér 8 t e w Contact Borbala Hars, Zita Pandi. Courses: 3-year BA and 2-year MA courses in several faculties: pno (inc other kb instruments and hp), church music, music education, wind and percussion instruments, chmbr music, solo singing and opera, strings, music theory, comp, choral and orch conducting, musicology, jazz, folk music, Kodaly Pedagogy. Part time study available. Iceland Listahaskoli Islands (Iceland Academy of the Arts) Þverholti 11, 105 Reykjavík t f e w Contact Alma Ragnasdottir, international co-ordinator/ Courses: BMus degrees in instrumental/vocal performance (pno, strings/winds, voice, other); Diploma in instrumental/vocal performance; BA degrees in musicology, music education, comp. Exchange students should contact international co-ordinator for further information. Course is divided equally between performance training, theory and other electives. Tonlistarskolinn i Reykjavik (Reykjavik College of Music) Skipholit 33, IS-105 Reykjavik t f e w Ireland CIT Cork School of Music Union Quay, Cork t e cit.ie w Courses: BA in popular music - electric guitar, bass guitar, drums, keyboard, voice; BA in theatre & drama studies; MA - a taught course for performers, conductors and composers; MA by research. DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, 163 Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin 6 t f e w Contact Fiona Howard. Courses: DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama is a centre of excellence in the performing arts, covering the broadest range of disciplines in Ireland: classical and Irish traditional music, composition, musicology, music education, jazz, opera, drama and (with partner colleges) rock and pop music, and film scoring. BMus; BMusEd; BA in Drama (Performance); BA in Commercial Modern Music; MMus (Performance/ Conducting); MMus (Opera/ Repetiteurship); MA in Scoring for Film and Visual Media; MPhil and PhD by research and composition; Junior Conservatory (under 18); Continuing Education (part-time, over 18). Royal Irish Academy of Music Westland Row, Dublin 2 t f e w Courses: Doctorate, master in music performance, BA in music performance, BA in comp, bachelor in music education and an access course; also associate and 82 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

83 Conservatoires licentiate diplomas in teaching and performance. Israel Buchmann-Mehta School of Music Tel Aviv University, P.O. Box 39040, Tel Aviv t f e w Courses: Undergraduate: BMus and BA degrees; postgraduate: MMus and MA (with or without thesis) degrees, as well as artist diploma; special status non degree studies (for one or two years). The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance Campus Givat Ram, Jerusalem t f w Courses: Bachelor s and master s courses in 3 faculties: performing arts; comp, conducting and music education; dance, movement and movement notation. Italy Conservatorio de Musica Vincenzo Bellini Via Squarcialupo 45, I Palermo t e w Conservatorio di Musica Alfredo Casella L Aquila Via Gaglioffi 18, I L Aquila t f w Contact A Lopes Ferreira, Erasmus contact. Courses: Principal study: orch instruments, hpd, comp, man, choral conducting, jazz, organ, sax; complementary courses in various areas inc general Musical culture, literatur courses, theory and solfeggio, pno accompaniment, string quartet, music history and aesthetics. Triennio and biennio system currently being trialled. Conservatorio di Musica Arrigo Boito di Parma Via del Conservatorio 27/A, I Parma t f e conservatorio.pr.it w Courses: 1st and 2nd cycle studies; also diplomi di specializzazione and traditional style courses. Courses have both optional and obligatory elements. Conservatorio di Musica Benedetto Marcello di Venezia Sestiere di San Marco, 2810, Venezia t f e w Conservatorio di Musica di Perugia Conservatorio di Musica di Perugia, Piazza Mariotti, 2, Perugia, t f e w Contact Nancy Greene, international co-ord. Conservatorio di Musica di Vicenza Arrigo Pedrollo Contra San Domenico 33, Vicenza t ; f e w Contact Franca Moretto, Terrell Stone (international enquiries). Courses: 1st and 2nd level diploma courses following international credit system. Courses in orch instruments (baroque, classical and modern), hpd, lute, sax, va da g; also courses in Indian instruments (sitar, tabla) at 1st level. At 2nd level can also take liturgical music, pno accompaniment. Conservatorio di Musica F Torrefranca Via Corsea snc, I Vibo Valentia t f e w Conservatorio di Musica FA Bonporti Trento via S. Giovanni Bosco, 4, Trento t (+39) ; (+39) f (+39) e w Contact Antonella Costa. Courses: 23 3-year courses (level 1), 28 2-year courses (level 2); also masters course and course for specialists. Conservatorio di Musica G Verdi Como Via Cadorna 4, I Como t e w Courses: Course outlines depend on which of 7 areas of study degree falls into: singing; maestro al cembalo; choral music and choral direction; organ and organ comp; pno; strings, harp, gui, wind and br instruments; compostion, electronic music, jazz, percussion. Certain modules are obligatory and common to more than one study area. Biennio (2nd cycle) courses in: singing, gui, hpd, comp, technology; choral music/ direction; electronic music and sound technology; chmbr music; pno; bowed instruments; wind and br instruments; percussion. Conservatorio di Musica G Verdi di Milano via Conservatorio, Milano t f e w Courses: Majors in hp, singing, gui and lute, cl, hpd, comp, db, horn, teaching methods, conducting (choral, orch or band), bsn, accordion, fl, rcdr and transverse fl, vocal chmbr music, musicology, ob, organ, percussion, pno, sax, sound technology, tpt, trb, tb, va, va da g, vn, vc. Complementary subjects: harmony, scenic art, Letterature poetica e dramatica (music lyrics), score-reading, chmbr music, string quartet, theory and analysis, history of music, aesthetics. Conservatorio di Musica GB Martini Piazza Rossini, Bologna t +051/ ; +051/ f 051/ e it; w Courses: 3-year 1st cycle and 2-year 2nd cycle courses in orch instruments, gui, comp, conducting, hpd jazz, multimedia music, electronic music, pno, singing. Conservatorio di Musica Giorgio Ghedini via Roma 19, I Cuneo t f e w Courses: Main courses for hp, singing, gui, woodwind, strings, brass, music teaching, choral music and choral direction, electronic music, organ and organ comp, pno, percussion. Various complementary courses, inc general music culture, Musical aesthetics, poetic/dramatic literature, score-reading, chmbr music, music history, theory/solfege. Conservatorio di Musica Giuseppe Martucci Salerno Via Salvatore De Renzi, 62, Salerno t ; f w Contact Fulvio Maffia, dir; Francesco Paolone, international relations co-ord. Courses: 3 year undergrad degrees with many courses in all orch instruments, plus conducting (inc choral), comp, early music, electronic music, gui, band instrumentation, jazz and improvisation, multimedia music, musicology (inc pedagogy and management), pno, sax, sound technician. 2 year masters in interpretation/comp, technology, teaching. Conservatorio di Musica Giuseppe Tartini Trieste Conservatorio Tartini - Via Ghega, Trieste t f e w Courses: Courses in all classical instruments, electronic music, jazz. Conservatorio di Musica S Giacomantonio via Portapiana, Cosenza t / e conservatoriodicosenza.it; w Contact Raffaele Longo, international relations. Courses: 1st and 2nd cycle studies at all levels. Conservatorio di Musica San Pietro a Majella - Napoli Via San Pietro a Majella, 35, I Napoli e w sanpietroamajella.it Courses: Principal and secondary/ complementary study courses (eg literature, ens playing, harmony, music history and aesthetics etc). Conservatorio di Musica Santa Cecilia Via dei Greci, 18, I Roma t f e w Courses: Courses in pno accompaniment, hp, opera singing, gui, hpd, comp, db, cl, fr hn, orch conducting, fl, bsn, jazz accordion, lute, hpd direction, choral music and choral conducting, chmbr music, electronic music, vocal chmbr music, musicology, music education, organ and organ comp, ob, pno, band orchestration, percussion, sax, tpt, trb, tb, vn, va, vc, va da g. Conservatorio di Musica Tito Schipa Instituzione di Alta Cultura, Via V Ciardo 2, I Lecce t f e w Courses: Bachelors level courses in all orch instruments, plus early music. Conservatorio Luisa D Annunzio Via Muzii, Pescara PE t f e it/ Conservatorio Statale di Musica Via Eremitani, 18, PADOVA t f +049/ e conservatoriopollini.it w Conservatorio Statale di Musica Cesare Pollini - Padova Via Eremitani, 18, PADOVA t ; ; f e conservatoriopollini.it w Contact Pierluigi Destro, Erasmus co-ord & int relations mgr. Courses: Most courses use traditional system of inferiore / medio / superiore studies; some experimental courses available in new form: music and disability, ethnomusicology, comp, Further & Higher Education PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

84 Conservatoires Further & Higher Education recording studio technique. 2nd cycle courses available for bowed or string instruments, wind and brass, pno, vocal ens, organ/choirmaster. Conservatorio Statale di Musica Evaristo Felice Dall Abaco Conservatorio di Verona Evaristo Felice Dall Abaco, Via Abramo Massalongo, Verona t oppure f e w Contact Hugh Ward-Perkins, international relations & Erasmus co-ordinator. Courses: Traditional and experimental triennio/biennio systems run in parallel. Triennio available in orch instruments, comp, singing, va da g, hpd, lute. Taught via 4 core modules: principal and complementary study; common subjects (harmony, analysis etc); other ancillary subjects (eg psychology of music); other options (eg languages). After biennio, also various specialist courses music therapy; chmbr music with pno; early music. Conservatorio Statale di Musica G Rossini - Pesaro Piazza Olivieri 5, I Pesaro t f e w Operates traditional system and experimental triennio/biennio system in parallel. Conservatorio Statale di Musica Giuseppe Verdi Via Mazzini 11, I Torino t ; f e w Contact Paolo Tarallo, Erasmus; Mariaclara Monetti, international co-ord. Courses: New degrees based on the European model: 3-yr diploma accademico di primo livello equivalent to a bachelor s degree; 2-yr diploma accademico di secondo nivello equivalent to a master s degree. Conservatorio Statale di Musica Jacopo Tomadini - Udine Piazza 1 Maggio 29, I Udine t f w Contact Mario Pagotto. Courses: Bachelor and masters courses for strings, woodwind, brass, pno, organ, hpd, percussion, hp, gui, singing, chmbr music for singers, comp, wind band comp, choral music. Special courses in baroque ob and cor. Conservatorio Statale di Musica L Cherubini Piazza delle Belle Arti 2, Firenze t f e firenze.it w Courses: New 2-cycle system and traditional Licenze system run parallel. 1st cycle Triennio and 2nd cycle Biennio in singing, orch instruments, comp, hpd, rcdr, music and new technology, chmbr music, choral music/choral music direction, chmbr music, jazz, organ, pno accompaniment, percussion, va da g. 1st cycle students take options in several core areas: insturmental/vocal training; music theory, history and culture; music technology; ens; comp. Conservatorio Statale di Musica Niccolo Paganini - Genova Via Albaro, 38, Genova t e w Contact Patrizia Conti, director; Maurizio Tarrini (international enquiries). Courses: 1st level undergraduate (3 yrs), 2nd level postgraduate (2 yrs): all Musical instruments, singing, comp, jazz, electronic music, didactics. Istituto Musicale Vincenzo Bellini Catania Via Istituto Sacro Cuore, 3, I Catania t ; (Erasmus off f ) e w Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali Pietro Mascagni Palazzo della Gherardesca, Via G Galilei 40, I Livorno, t f e w Contact Gabriele Micheli, Erasmus & international co-ord. Courses: Bachelor and doctorate in performance (also lower levels) in voice, gui, vc, cl, comp, db, fr hn, bsn, fl, ob, percussion, pno, sax, tpt, va, vn. Japan Nagoya College of Music 7-1 INABAJI-CHO, NAKAMURA-KU, NAGOYA t e w Toho Gakuen School of Music Wakaba-Cho, Chofu-shi, Tokyo t f e w Courses: Bachelor of music, master of music. Tokyo College of Music Minami-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo t f e w Courses: 4-year degree programmes available in music education, vocal music, instrumental music, comp (inc film scoring), conducting. Nondegree programmes in traditional Japanese music (instruments and comp), jazz improvisation, Indonesian gamelan. Latvia Ja zeps Vı tols Latvian Academy of Music 1 Krisjana Barona St, LV-1050 t ; f e w Contact Maija Sipola, Vice rector for International Relations; Ainars Sablovskis, Deputy Director of Study programmes. Courses: Professional bachelors and masters degree programmes in kb, strings, woodwind, br or percussion performance, conducting (choral and orch), vocal music; comp, early music; also bachelors in music teaching, musicology and ethnomusicology, choreography. Academic master degree programme in musicology and ethnomusicology, instrumental music, comp, conducting, vocal performance. Academic doctoral degree programme in musicology. Lebanon Ecole des Arts Ghassan Yammine PO Box 7, Bikfaya Metn, Beirut t ; f e w Contact Ghassan Yammine, pres. Courses: Music dept inc courses for instruments and voice in classical and modern styles (pop, jazz, rock), oriental styles, comp and orchestration. Music Technology dept offers courses in music production, sound engineering and computerised music. Arts depts in 5 different locations across Lebanon also offer dance, fine arts, theatre, Musical theatre and photography; new Body and Mind dept has recently been created, offering Music Therapy, Yoga, Tai Chi Chuan, and Qi Gong. Lithuania Lietuvos muzikos ir teatro akademija (Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre) Gedimino pr 42, LT Vilnius, Lithuania t ; f e lmta.lt w Contact Vida Umbrasiene, vicerector of studies; Justina Balciunaite, academic affairs/admission; Rima Rimsaite, international relations; Courses: Academy offers study programmes in 3 cycles (bachelor, master, doctoral studies). Study programmes in music: music performance, composition, music pedagogy, musicology, ethnomusicology. Specializations in music performance: piano, organ, string instruments, wind and percussion instruments, accordion, choir conducting, symphony orchestra conducting, vocal performance, jazz, and composition. Music related studies: music therapy. Netherlands ArtEZ School of Music Utrechtsestraat 85, PO Box 49, NL AA Arnhem t f e w Contact Thom Koldenhof, dir of Arnhem location. Courses: Classical music, jazz and pop, music theatre. Codarts Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Kruisplein 26, 3012 CC Rotterdam e w Courses: Bachelors, preparatory and masters courses in Musical theatre, pop, jazz/fusion, comp/arranging, music production, Argentinean tango, Indian music, Flamenco, Latin/Latin jazz/brazilian, Turkish music and classical music. Conservatorium Maastricht Bonnefantenstraat 15, 6211 KL Maastricht t +31(0) f +31(0) e w Courses: Bachelors and masters courses in classical music, inc comp, orch and wind band conducting, opera singing and specialist options; also jazz/pop and music in education courses. Conservatorium van Amsterdam Oosterdokskade 151, 1011 DL Amsterdam t f e w vanamsterdam.nl Contact Rita Spin, international relations office. Courses: Bachelors and masters in classical music, bachelors and masters in jazz, bachelors in pop, masters in opera, bachelors in music in education. Koninklijk Conservatorium, Den Haag (Royal Conservatoire, The Hague) Juliana van Stolberglaan 1, 2595 CA Den Haag t f e w Contact Eugene Eijken, international students adviser. Courses: Bachelor of Music and Master of Music, in classical music, early music, jazz, sonology, art of 84 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

85 Conservatoires sound, comp, music pedagogy, opera; also dance (ballet). Prince Claus Conservatoire Palmslag 20, 9724 CS Groningen t +(050) f +(050) e hanze.nl w prince-claus-conservatoire Contact Jan-Gerd Kruger, international affairs. Courses: Music BA (jazz, classical, comp, conducting); music education BA; art education MA; music MA (performing, teaching, joint programme). Utrechts Conservatorium Mariaplaats 28, 3511 LL Utrecht t f e w Courses: Bachelor of music, bachelor of music in education and master of music. New Zealand National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries The University of Auckland, Building 520, 6 Symonds St, Auckland t ext e w Courses: Bachelor of music, 3-year course in comp, history and literature of music, jazz, classical performance, popular music; available as honours degree with 1 extra year s study. Postgrad diploma and master of music both 1-year courses; master of music available in performance, comp, musicology. Doctor of music arts an advanced performancecentred programme. Te Koki - The New Zealand School of Music PO Box 2332, Wellington t f e w Contact Philippa Scott (course enquiries). Courses: A variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in classical performance, musicology, ethnomusicology, instrumental/ vocal comp, jazz, music studies, music therapy, musicology, sonic arts. Double majors possible; also foundation certificate in Jazz. Norway Barratt Due Institute of Music Lyder Sagens gate 2, N-0358 OSLO t f e w Courses: 4-year BA (240 credits) in music performance. 2-year MA (120 credits) in music performance. We set high musical standards for admission onto our courses. In return, students benefit from an excellent academic environment where everything is geared toward individual growth and musical progression. Griegakademiet - Institutt for Musikk Lars Hillesgate 3, 5015 Bergen t (+47) f (+47) e w Contact Bjorn Halvorsen, enquiries. Courses: Bachelor programmes in performance, comp and pedagogy/ music education; master s programmes in performance or comp, ethnomusicology, music therapy. Also offers 1-year international diploma in performance or comp (for international students). Music Conservatory of Tromso University College Krognessveien 33, N-9293 Tromso t f e w Norgesmusikkhole (Norwegian Academy of Music) PO Box 5190 Majorstua, NO-0302 Oslo t f e w Contact Knut Myhre (international enquiries). Courses: 4-year undergrad courses in music performance, music education, church music, comp, individual programme. Postgrad Courses: advanced studies for solo instrumentalists or chmbr music ens, advanced studies in comp; masters degrees in performance, church music, music theory, conducting, music education, music therapy. More details on postgrad programmes available on the website. University of Stavanger 4036 Stavanger t f e w Contact Jens T Larsen, head of dept; Trim Holbek, head of office/ international co-ord. Courses: Bachelor in music performance (classical or jazz), master in music performance (classical), extension courses in music performance; music production & recording. Occupied Palestinian Territory Edward Said National Conservatory P. O. Box 66676, Jerusalem, t f e w Courses: Branches in Jerusalem, Ramallah, Bethlehem; preconservatoire training leading to diploma that will qualify students for entry into forthcoming university level programme at ESNCM. Peru Conservatorio Nacional de Musica Jr Carabaya , Lima t f e Courses: Professional training in performance, comp, conducting and research based study. Flexible training programmes up to a maximum of 10 semesters (5 years). Poland Akademia Muzycna im F Nowowiejskiego w Bydgoszczy (Academy of Music Bydgoszcz) ul Slowackiego 7, PL Bydgoszcz t f e w Courses: Several departments: comp (inc theory of music and sound engineering), instrumental, vocal studies/acting, and choral conducting and music education. As well as performance specialism, options available in complementary subjects, e.g. ear training, history and literature of music, foreign languages, philosophy, music aesthetics, history of culture. Postgraduate studies for choirmasters, instrumentalists and singers. Akademia Muzyczna im Grazyny i Kiejstuta Bacewiczow (The Grazyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music) 32 Gdanska St, PL Lodz t ; (internati e w Contact Dorota Rossowska, international relations contact. Akademia Muzyczna im Ignacego Jana Paderewskiego ul. święty Marcin 87, PL Poznań t (+48) f (+48) e w Courses: 3-year BA and 2-year MA. Faculties of comp, conducting, theory and eurhythmics; instruments; vocal studies; choral conducting, music education and church music. Only Polish academy with course in vn-making. Also faculties in Szczecin. Akademia Muzyczna im Karola Lipinskiego (The Karol Lipinski Academy of Music) Wrocław, pl. Jana Pawła II 2 t f e w Courses: 3-year BA programme, 2-year MA programme; 3-year Doctoral programme for music performance specialities. 4 depts: comp, conducting, theory and music therapy; instrumental studies (inc early music and chmbr music); vocal studies; music education. Details of course requirements on website. Akademia Muzyczna im Karola Szymanowskiego (Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music) ul. Zacisze 3, Katowice t f e w Courses: The Academy offers full-time as well as part-time BA and MA studies aligned to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Full-time and part-time BA or MA in several division: comp; conducting and music theory; music education; choral conducting; pno; string instruments; organ and hpd; wind, br and percussion; chmbr music; accordion; gui and hp; vocal; comp and music arrangement; jazz instrumental and vocal. Akademia Muzyczna w Gdansku ul. Łąkowa 1-2, Gdańsk t (+48 58) f (+48 58) e w Contact Wojslaw Brydak, foreign enquiries. Courses: Faculties: comp and music theory; instrumental; vocal and acting; choral conducting, music education, eurythmics and church music Akademia Muzyczna w Krakowie Akademia Muzyczna w Krakowie, ul. św. Tomasza 43, Kraków, t e w Contact Mieczyslaw Szlezer, prorector for international affairs. Courses: Courses in instrumental music, vocal music, conducting, theory, comp, education. Akademii Muzycznej im Fryderyka Chopina (The Frederik Chopin Academy of Music) ul. Okólnik 2, Warszawa t +(22) f +(22) e w Contact Irena Podobas, international relations; Justyna Zayac, ERASMUS co-ord. Courses: Level 1 (bachelor s) and level 2 (graduate) courses in several departments: comp, conducting and music theory; pno, hpd and organ; instrumental studies (inc accordion and chmbr music); vocal studies; music education; sound engineering. Also individual postgrad training in orch and kb instruments (classes in English, Spanish, German, Italian). Portugal Academia Nacional Superior de Orquestra Associacao Musica-Educacao e Cultura, Travessa da Gale, 36, P Lisboa t f Further & Higher Education PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

86 Conservatoires Further & Higher Education e w Courses: Bachelors and masters level qualifications for training in orch instruments or orch conducting. Also degree in pno accompaniment / pno in chmbr music. Escola Superior de Musica de Lisboa Rua do Ataide 7A, P-1200 Lisboa t f e w Courses: 1st cycle: music (comp, choral conducting, instruments, voice); community music; Musical communication (programming, production & stage techniques, audio & musical technology). 2nd cycl: masters in music. Escola Superior de Musica, Artes e Espectaculo do Porto (Porto Superior School of Music and Performing Arts) Rua da Alegria, nº 503, Porto t f e w Contact Bruno Pereira. Courses: Music Courses: instrumental, comp, music production and technology, jazz, early music; also courses in theatre (acting, sound and light design, costumes, scenography, stage management) and image arts (photography, audiovisual and multimedia). Puerto Rico Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico 951 Ave. Ponce de León, San Juan, PR t f e w Contact Ilsamar Hernandez, admissions dir. Courses: BMus, MMus, graduate diploma in performance. Romania Academia de Muzica Gheorghe Dima Str. Ion I.C.Bratianu, nr. 25 t ; int 118 f e w Universitatea de Arte George Enescu Iasi Str Horia 7-9, RO Iasi t ; f e w Contact Florin Grigoras, international office. Universitatea Nationala de Muzica Bucuresti Str Stirbei Voda nr 33, Sector 1, Bucuresti t , also fax e w Contact Lucia Costinescu, dir of international relations dept. Courses: Undergraduate, masters and doctoral studies in performing, singing, comp (classical and jazz), musicology, music pedagogy, conducting (orch and choral), Byzantine music. Russia Gnesins Academy of Music Povarskaya st 30/36, Moscow e w Courses: Private music college providing music education at 4 levels: elementary school, primary school, secondary school, academy. Awards bachelors, masters and professional degrees. Moscow PI Tchaikovsky Conservatory Bolshaya Nikitskaya street 13/6, Moscow t ; (dept for f (dept for foreign students) e w Courses: Undergrad preparatory course, inc study of Russian; main undergrad course (exams in specialism, ear tests and harmony, Russian, pno). Postgrad courses available in organ; accompaniment; string, wind and br instruments; opera and orch conducting, choral direction; chmbr music; solo singing; comp. The Rimsky-Korsakov St Petersburg State Conservatoire 3 Teatralnaya Square, St Petersburg t ; (internation f ; (internation e w Contact Natalia Agababova, dean for international student affairs; Olga Makarova, admissions officer. 5 year Diploma course in music performance: pno, organ, orch instruments, folk instruments, vocal music, comp, conducting, musicology; also choreography. Postgrad (PhD) course in music performance. Non-degree special training course (1-10 months). 1 year preparatory course. Serbia Faculty of Arts in Niš University of Niš, Kneginje Ljubice 10, Niš t f e w Singapore Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore, 3 Conservatory Drive, Singapore t f e w Courses: Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (YSTCM), National University of Singapore (NUS), offers a full-time Bachelor of Music degree programme, with a strong focus on music performance, composition, and recording arts and science. Thanks to the support of the Yong Loo Lin Trust and other benefactors, all students on the BMus programme are offered full scholarships. In addition to its 220 full time students, it also offers a range of modules to NUS students, as well as a boutique Master of Music programme. Slovakia Akademia Umeni v Banskej Bystrici (Academy of Arts in Banska Bystrica) Jana Kollara 22, SK Banska Bystrica t f e w Courses: Courses for pno, accordion, voice, comp, conducting, orch instruments, hpd, sax. Vysoka Skola Muzickych Umeni (Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts) Zochova 1, SK Bratislava t f e w Slovenia Akademija za glasbo (Academy of Music) University of Ljubljana, Congress trg 12, 1000 Ljubljana t f e w Contact Katja Cerjak, head of international relations. South Africa Stellenbosch University Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland, 7602 t f e w South Korea Keimyung University College of Music and Performing Arts 2800 Dalgubeoldaero, Dalseo-Gu, Daegu e w Courses: Departments of orch instruments, voice, comp, pno, organ. Korea National University of Arts Hwarang-ro 32-gil, Seongbukgu, Seoul, t e w eng.karts.ac.kr:8090 Courses: Bachelor s offered in vocal music, instrumental music, comp, conducting and musicology. 3-year artist diploma in opera, lied & oratorio, instrumental music or conducting; MA in comp, music technology or musicology. School of Korean Traditional Arts also offers BA or MA in traditional music (vocal music, instrumental music, comp) and traditional folk theatrics. Also film, TV, dance, drama, multimedia and Musical theatre courses. Spain Conservatori Liceu Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 88, Barcelona t (+34) e w Courses: Principal studies are classical and contemporary music instruments and singing; comp; orch conducting; jazz and modern music instruments (drums, electric bass, db, electric gui, percussion, pno, sax, kbs, trb, tpt) and voice. Also department of Flamenco. Details of academic programme, inc mandatory and optional courses, available on website. Postgrad specialisation inc orch conducting, music analysis, comp, music history and aesthetics, musicology, music education. Conservatorio Superior de Musica Eduardo Martínez Torner Calle Corrada del Obispo s/n, OVIEDO t f e w Contact Covadonga González- Bernardo, Ph.D, International Relations Coordinator. Courses: Majors in accordion, comp, gui, organ, percussion, pno, sax, singing, string instruments, br instruments, woodwind instruments. Conservatorio Superior de Musica Manuel Castillo de Sevilla (CSMS) C/Baños, 48, Sevilla t [+34] f [+34] e w consev.es Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Aragon Via Hispanidad 22, E Zaragoza t f e w Contact Hector Fouce, Erasmus co-ordinator. Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Badajoz Plaza de la Soledad nº 8, Badajoz t (+34) ; (+34) f (+34) e w php Courses: Conservatoire divided in 5 departments: harmony, comp and theory; strings, gui, hp, chmbr music, 86 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

87 Conservatoires accordeon; choral and vocal; pno; wind, br and percussion. Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Cordoba Rafael Orozco C/ Angel Saavedra, nº 1, Córdoba t ; ; f e w Contact Monica Marquez Carrasco (international enquiries). Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Murcia Calle Alcalde Gaspar de la Peña, 9, Murcia t f e w Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Salamanca C/ Lazarillo de Tormes 54-70, E Salamanca t f e w Courses: Courses in the following departments: musicology/ ethnomusicology; conducting, comp and music theory; early music; strings, voice, woodwinds; br and percussion. Full list of courses available on website. Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Valencia C/Cinesta Ricardo Muñoz Suay, s/n., VALENCIA t f e w Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya Edicifi L Auditori, Padilla 155, E Barcelona t e w Contact Oriol Pausa. Courses: Degrees in classical music (orch and non-orch instruments), jazz and modern music, early music, conducting, musicology, sonology, theory and comp; also traditional music, and Promotion and management. Curriculum consists of core subjects, compulsory specialist subjects and options. School also arranges complementary extracurricular activity (eg masterclasses, conferences, student concerts, professional development activity etc). Musikene - Euskal Herriko goi mailako musika ikastegia (Musikene - Higher School of Music of the Basque Country) Centro superior de Musica del País Vasco, Palacio Miramar, Mirakontxa, 48, Donostia-San Sebastián t f e w Contact Dorleta Lasagabaster. Courses: Higher Diploma courses for accordion, orch instruments, comp, voice, choral and orch conducting, traditional and folk instruments, jazz (various instruments), organ, music education. Real Conservatorio Superior de Musica C/ San Jerónimo nº 46, GRANADA t +(34) f +(34) e w superiorgranada.com Contact Sara Ramos, contact for international enquiries. Courses: Music degrees. Real Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Madrid C/ Doctor Mata 2, E Madrid t f e w Sweden Göteborgs Universitet Hogskolan for Scen och Music (Academy of Music and Drama, Gothenburg University) Box 100, S Gothenburg t e w Kungl Musikhogskolan (Royal College of Music) Lidingövägen 12, Box 27711, SE Stockholm t f e w Contact Johan Falk, Anders Oman. Courses: Undergraduate programmes in performance, comp, conducting, music education, church music, pno tuner studies, music and media technology. Master s programmes in performance, comp, conducting, music education, music and media technology, intermedia, music therapy, vocal coaching. Musikhogskolan i Malmö (Malmo Academy of Music) Box 8203, Malmö, Ystadvägen 25, t f e w Contact Joakim Nilsson, director of international affairs. Musikhogskolan Ingesund SE Arvika t f e w Orebro Universitet Musikhogskolan (Orebro University School of Music) Örebro University, SE Örebro t f e w Courses: A range of courses in music, music education, musicology, art and theatre education. Switzerland Conservatoire de Lausanne Haute Ecole de Musique Rue de la Grotte 2, CP Lausanne t f e w Courses: Bachelors and masters courses in classical music and jazz departments; also music education. Conservatoire de Musique de Geneve Haute Ecole de Musique Rue de l Arquebuse 12, CH 1204 Genève t +41(0) f +41(0) e w Courses: Bachelors and masters courses. For bachelors, students must complete 10 modules in following areas: 3 in principal study (instrument, baroque instrument, singing, comp, Dalcroze movement, school music, or music and musicology; 3 in practical training; 3 in theoretical and cultural aspect; 1 in preparatory class for masters. Masters available in interpretation, comp and theory, specialist interpretation (ie advanced performance), or pedagogy. Conservatoire de Musique Neuch Espace de l Europe 11, 2000 Neuchâtel t f e w Annuaire/index.html Courses: Bachelors available in various specialisms: instruments, period instruments, jazz (instruments, singing or comp), singing, baroque singing, comp, Dalcroze movement and music, school music. Part of the Haute Ecole de Musique de Geneve. Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana via Soldino 9, CH-6900 Lugano, Apertura al pubblico, da lunedì a giovedì t f e w Contact Ellen Frau, BA and MA course administrator; Marlies Bärtschi, student officer. Courses: BA in music, BA in music & movement, BA in music (comp & theory); MA in music pedagogy, MA in music performance, MA in specialised music performance, MA in comp and theory. Hochschule der Kunste Bern Papiermuhlestr 13a, CH-3014 Bern, CH-3000 Bern 22, t e w Courses: Undergrad and postgrad courses divided into 4 areas: classical, jazz, music and media art, eurythmics and music. Hochschule Luzern - Musik Zentralstrasse 18, CH Lucerne t e w Contact Silvia Boss. Courses: BA (music, church music, music and movement); MA in music with majors in performance/ interpretation, orch, chmbr music, solo performance, contemporary art performance, comp, conducting (orch, choral, br band), music theory, church music, jazz performance; also MA in music pedagogy. Folk music study options available. Musik-Akademie de Stadt Basel Hochschule fuer Musik Musik-Akademie Basel, Leonhardsstrasse 6, 4009 Basel, t f e w Courses: BA in music, BA in music and movement; MA in music pedagogy, MA in music performance; MA in specialist music performance; MA in comp and theory. Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (Zurich University of the Arts) Toni-Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, CH-8005 Zürich t f e w Contact Daniela Huser, Communication Music Department. Courses: Bachelor and masters studies in classical music (solo, opera, orch, chmbr music, lied-duo, pno chmbr music, instrumental pedagogy); jazz pedagogy; pop pedagogy; music and movement; school music; church music (organ, choir); conducting (orch, choral); comp (contemporary; electroacoustic; film, theatre and media); music theory; sound engineering. Taiwan National Taiwan University of Arts 59, Sec 1, Ta-kuan Rd, Panchiao, Taipei t f e w Taipei National University of the Arts - School of Music 1 Hsuen-Yuen Road, Peitou, Taipei 112, f e w musiccollege.tnua.edu.tw Courses: Bachelor of music (comp, kb, voice, strings, woodwind, brass, percussion); course has core requirements for all majors (inc history of Chinese music, history of Taiwanese music, traditional music, Further & Higher Education PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

88 Conservatoires Further & Higher Education plus western music history, theory, musicianship). Master of music (comp, pno, voice, conducting). MA programme (music pedagogy or musicology). Master of music for wind, string or percussion players comes from Graduate Institute of Orchestral Instruments. Thailand Mahidol University College of Music College of Music, Mahidol University 25/25 Phutthamonthon Sai 4 Road, Salaya, Phutthamonthon, Nakhonpathom, t f e w Contact Dr. Joseph Bowman, asst dean for int affairs. Courses: The College of Music, Mahidol University is the only comprehensive research institution for music in Southeast Asia. Courses: Pre-college (high school dip) in Western classical music, jazz music, Thai classical music; BMus in classical music performance, jazz, comp, Musical theatre, popular music, Thai and Eastern music, music business, music ed and pedagogy, music tech; MA in musicology, music ed, music business, music therapy. Rangsit University Conservatory of Music 52/347 Muang-Ake, Phaholyothin Rd, Lak-Hok Muang, Patumthani e w Courses: Undergraduate courses in 8 areas: music performance, music pedagogy, jazz studies, comp, Musical theatre, music production, music technology, film scoring. Masters degrees in music performance, music pedagogy, jazz studies, comp, music theory. Turkey Ankara Devlet Konservatuvari (Ankara State Conservatory) Bahriye Ucok Caddesi 4, TR Ankara t +0 (312) f +0 (312) e w Bilkent University Bilkent University, TR Bilkent, Ankara t f e w Contact Berna Orge, International Centre co-ordinator; Aysegul Basol, exchange prog co-ord. Courses: Institute of music and performing arts offering undergraduate and postgraduate music programmes. State Conservatory at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Dolmabahce Caddesi, Akaretler Duragi, TR Besiktas - Istanbul, t f e w Contact Metin Ulku. Courses: Programmes in comp and conducting, pno, hp, gui, strings, wind and percussion, musicology, ethnomusicology and folklore; also opera (part of performing arts dept). USA Aaron Copland School of Music Music Building, Room 203, Queens College, CUNY, Kissena Blvd., Queens, NY t f e w qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/music Berklee College of Music Berklee College of Music, 1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA t e w Blair School of Music - Vanderbilt University 2400 Blakemore Ave, Nashville, TN , Davidson County t f e w Contact Molly Jewell. Courses: We believe our degree program at Blair is quite exceptional because of its combination of music and the liberal arts. Our faculty is dedicated to teaching; it also serves as a role model for students because of continuing involvement in performance, composition or research. Blair is a professional music school within a distinguished university, where all students can take advantage of outstanding liberal arts offerings and a wide variety of extracurricular activities and opportunities. Capital University Conservatory of Music 1 College and Main, Columbus, OH , t e w Contact Heather Massey, conservatory admission counselor. Courses: BMus courses in performance, music educaiton, jazz, comp, kb pedagogy, pno, church music, organ, music industry, music media, music merchandising, music technology, vocal performance (with emphasis on opera and Musical theatre); BA in music; also available as a minor subject. MMus in music education (can choose emphasis from options inc Kodaly, jazz pedagogy and instrumental). Chicago College of Performing Arts - The Music Conservatory 430 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, t e w ccpa.roosevelt.edu Courses: Bachelor of music in comp, jazz studies, music education or performance; 5-year double major in music education and performance; master of music in comp, performance, orch studies (woodwind, brass, percussion only); professional diploma in orch studies (woodwind, brass, percussion only) or opera; performance diploma. Cleveland Institute of Music Cleveland Institute of Music, East Blvd Cleveland, Ohio 44106, t e w Contact Lynn Johnson, dir of admissions & enrollment mgmt. Courses: Bachelor of music, master of music, doctor of Musical arts offered; non-degrees inc artist certificate (undergrad), artist diploma or professional studies diploma (postgrad). Distance learning programmes available through highspeed videoconferencing. Eastman School of Music 26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, NY 14604, t ; (admissions) e w Courses: As well as undergraduate degrees and postgraduate courses, various specialist diplomas and certificates available: performer s certificate, artist s certificate, arts leadership certificate, certificate in college/community teaching, world music certificate, ethnomusicology. Florida State University - College of Music 122 N Copeland St, Tallahassee, FL , t (music admissions) f e w Courses: Bachelors in music (general, commercial music, jazz, sacred music), comp, music education, music in performance, music therapy, music theory. Master of music (music theory, music therapy, musicology); also master of music in comp, music education, opera production, music in performance. Doctorate in music comp, music in performance, music education, musicology, music therapy. Arts administration courses and graduate diplomas and certificates. Indiana University - Jacobs School of Music 1201 East Third Street, Bloomington IN t f e w Contact Rebecca Patrick Shipman, admissions co-ord. Courses: Bachelor of music in comp, early music, jazz studies, performance (orch instruments, pno, sax, voice), also available as major with study in outside field; bachelor of music education; master of arts in musicology; master of music in comp, computer music comp, conducting, early music, jazz studies, music theory, organ & church music, performance; doctorate in music; artist diploma; performer diploma. Other courses available; see website for full details of all courses. Lamont School of Music- University of Denver University of Denver, 2199 S. University Blvd., Denver, CO t f e w Courses: BA in music; BMus in performance, comp, jazz studies or commercial music; MMus (comp, conducting, performance or pedagogy focus); MA in musicology, MA in music theory. Minor studies: artist s diploma certificate; Suzuki teaching certificate. Longy School of Music of Bard College Longy School of Music of Bard College, 27 Garden St, Cambridge, MA t f e w Courses: Master of music degree; graduate performance diploma; artist diploma; Dalcroze certificate & licence; undergraduate diploma. Lynn University Conservatory of Music 3601 N Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL t e w Contact Dr Jon Robertson, dean; Marc Reese, asst dean. Courses: BMus in performance and comp; MMus in performance, collaborative pno and comp; Professional Performance Certificate (non-degree graduate program). Manhattan School of Music Manhattan School of Music, 120 Claremont Avenue, New York, New York t e w Courses: Majors in classical or jazz; orch performance programme at postgrad level. Pinchas Zukerman Performance Program for exceptionally gifted violinists and violists. Special programmes available outside curriculum. New England Conservatory New England Conservatory, 290 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts , t e w necmusic. edu/apply-nec/admissionrequirements. Courses: NEC is a premier conservatory that values exploration and collaboration. Students are mentored by a devoted faculty of esteemed artist-teachers and scholars. Alumni fill orchestra chairs, concert halls, jazz clubs, recording 88 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

89 Conservatoires studios, and arts management positions worldwide. Bachelor of Music, Undergraduate Diploma, dual degrees with Harvard and Tufts, Master of Music, Graduate Diploma, Doctor of Musical Arts, Artist Diploma; also String Quartet and Piano Trio training programs. Training in orchestral instruments, piano, voice, composition, jazz, improvisation, musicology, theory, early music. Oberlin College - Conservatory of Music 39 W College St, Oberlin, OH , t f e edu w Courses: Bachelor of music; performance diploma; double degree programme; bachelor of arts; combined bachelor s/ master s programme in opera, conducting, historical performance; masters programme in historical performance; masters in music teaching; artist diploma. San Francisco Conservatory of Music San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak Street, San Francisco CA , t f e w Contact Melissa Cocco-Mitten, Director of Admissions. Courses: The San Francisco Conservatory of Music educates exceptionally talented musicians from around the world to become artists of the highest caliber, as well as musical citizens prepared for the challenges of the twenty-first century. Shenandoah Conservatory Shenandoah University, 1460 University, Winchester, VA t (admissions) e w Courses: 64 degree programme choices in several areas: arts management, arts studies, church music, collaborative pno, comp, dance, ethnomusicology, jazz studies, music education, music performance, music production and recording technology, music therapy, theatre and music theatre. Texas Christian University - The School of Music TCU Box , Fort Worth, TX t e w The Boston Conservatory 8 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02215, t f e w Courses: Bachelors and masters degrees, graduate performance diploma, artist diploma. 25 curricula offered in several depts: pno, strings, voice and opera, woodwind, brass, hp and gui, percussion/marimba, comp, choral conducting, orch conducting and music education. Also musical theatre/theatre arts dept. Website gives full details of bachelors and masters course content. The Colburn School 200 South Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA t f e w Contact Kathleen Tesar, assoc dean for admissions. Courses: Bachelor of music, performance diploma, artist diploma, professional studies certificate. Studies in instrumental performance; opportunities for chmbr music and orch music making. The Curtis Institute of Music 1726 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA , t f e w Courses: Diploma or bachelor of music degree; master of music or professional studies certificate open to vocal students. The Juilliard School 60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY t e w Courses: 4-year bachelor of music degree or 3-year diploma available in classical disciplines or jazz; 2-year artist diploma in opera studies; artist diploma in string quartet studies for pre-formed quartets; master of music available in orch instruments, comp, conducting, collaborative pno, early music, voice and jazz. The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University 1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202, t e w Courses: 3 undergrad programmes: music performance, music education, recording arts and sciences. Also postgraduate courses and artist s diploma. The Shepherd School of Music MS 532, Rice University, PO Box 1892, Houston TX t e w Contact Susan Kersey Sachnik (undergrad admissions); Phyllis Smith (postgrad admissions). Courses: Music students accepted according to needs of school s ens, so specific numbers of voice types and orch instruments. Undergrad performance majors required to study at least 4 semesters of chmbr music. Undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the following departments: brass, comp and theory, conducting, musicology, opera studies, organ, percussion and hp, pno, strings, woodwind and voice. University of California, Irvine - Department of Music 303 Music and Media Building, Irvine, CA t f e w music.arts.uci.edu University of Colorado at Boulder - College of Music College of Music, University of Colorado Boulder, 301 UCB, Boulder COLORADO t e w Courses: Bachelors and masters degrees in music and music education; doctor of Musical arts; also post-masters professional certificates in opera and solo vocal performance, string quartet performance (for pre-established groups), woodwind performance. Certificates in jazz studies and music technology. University of Florida - School of Music 101 Fine Arts Building A, PO Box , Gainesville, FL t f e w University of North Texas College of Music, 1155 Union Circle #311367, Denton, TX t f e w Courses: BMus, MMmus and DMus in performance (strings inc gui and hp, woodwind, brass, percussion, pno, hpd, organ and voice) and comp; MMus, DMus in conducting (orch, choral, opera or wind specialism); BMus, MMus and PhD in music education, music history and musicology or music theory; BA and MA in music; Grad certificate in performance (strings inc gui and hp, woodwind, brass, percussion, pno, hpd, organ, voice, jazz and early music); also specialised study in opera, early music performance, music and medicine, ethnomusicology and world music. University of Oregon School of Music and Dance UO School of Music and Dance, 1225 University of Oregon, OR , Eugene, OR , t f e w music.uoregon.edu Courses: Undergraduate: BA or BSc in Music; BMus in performance, comp, music education or jazz studies; BA option in music theory, history and literature; BSc option in music technology. Postgraduate: MA in musicology or music theory; MMus in comp, music education, performance, conducting, intermedia technology, pno pedagogy or jazz studies; PhD in comp, performance, music education or music theory; DMA in comp or performance; also dance. University of Utah - School of Music School of Music, The University of Utah, 1375 East President s Circle, 204 David P. Gardner Hall, Salt Lake City, Utah t f w Courses: BA, BMus, MA, MMus, DMus, PhD. Undergaduate and postgraduate programmes in instrumental performance or education, vocal performance or education, conducting, comp or jazz. University of Wisconsin- Madison - School of Music 3561 Mosse Humanities Building, 455 North Park Street, Madison, WI t f e w Courses: Variety of BMus, BA and BSc degrees, and MMus, MA, DMus and PhD postgraduate courses in collaborative pno and pno pedagogy, conducting, jazz, comp, music education, music performance, musicology and ethnomusicology, music theory; courses are available as part of double major; also artists certificates and professional development courses. USC Thornton School of Music Los Angeles, CA t f e w Contact P J Woolston, dir of admissions. Courses: Academic programmes in several areas: choral music, classical gui, comp, early music performance, jazz studies, kb studies, kb collaborative arts, music education, musicology, music industry, organ studies, popular music, scoring for film and TV, strings, studio/ jazz gui, vocal arts & opera, winds & percussion. Other minor credit programmes offereed. BM degrees are 4 years, MM degrees are 2 years; graduate certificate 2 years. Yale School of Music PO Box , New Haven, CT , t (admissions) f e w music.yale.edu Courses: Graduate professional school within Yale University. Certificate in performance; BA/MM programme for performance or comp; MM (2-year postgrad); master of Musical arts (3-year predoctoral programme); DMA. Further & Higher Education PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

90 Universities Conservatoires Organisations Association Europeenne de Conservatoires, Academies de Musique et Musikhochschulen (AEC) Avenue des Celtes/Keltenlaan 20, 1040 Etterbeek, Brussels, t f e w Contact Maarten Aarse, office co-ord. Courses: European cultural and educational network with 286 member institutions in professional music training in 55 countries. Aims to stimulate and support international collaboration; represents the interests of the professional music training sector on national, European and international level. British Council British Council Customer Service UK, Bridgewater House, 58 Whitworth Street, Manchester M1 6BB t f e org w Courses: The UK s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. UK offices in London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast; overseas offices in 110 countries. European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA) Beulingstraat 8, 1017 BA Amsterdam t +31 (0) f +31 (0) e elia-artschools.org w Courses: Independent network of approx 315 arts educations institutes covering all arts disciplines (dance, design, theatre, fine art, music, media arts, architectures) from 47 countries. European Music School Union Mohrenstrasse 63, Berlin t +49 (0) e w Courses: Umbrella organisation of national music school associations with 26 countries affiliated. Nongovernmental and non-profit organisation. International Association of Music Information Centres Rue Saint Michel 28, BE-1000 Brussels t f e w Courses: Worldwide network of organisations promoting new music; 41 member organisations in 38 countries. Jeunesses Musicales International Palais des Beaux-Arts, rue Baron Horta 13, B-1000 Bruxelles t f e w Courses: Set up in 1945 to enable young people to develop through music across all boundaries. Member organisations in 45 countries. National Association of Schools of Music Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA t f e w nasm.arts-accredit.org Courses: Organisation of schools, conservatoires, colleges and universities in USA. Establishes national standards, provides information to potential students and parents. UK Erasmus Council British Council, Bridgewater House, Manchester, Cardiff CF10 3QE t f e org w htm; Courses: European Commission exchange programme that enables students in 31 countries to study for part of their degree in another country. Incorporated into the Socrates programme which covers education from school to university to lifelong learning. Universities Further & Higher Education Anglia Ruskin University Dept of Music and Performing Arts, East Rd, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB1 1PT t e ac.uk w Contact Paul Jackson. Courses: BA music (3); BA popular music (3); BA creative music tech (3). Music facilities: A wide range of ens activities are on offer within the extensive practical studies programme. There is a comprehensive schedule of musical, opera and concert perfs held in Anglia Ruskin s own 250-seat Mumford Theatre and the University of Cambridge Concert Hall. Foreign concert tours are also a popular feature of vacation work leading to close educ ties with many similar institutions world-wide. Bangor University Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2DG t f e w Contact Thomas Schmidt-Beste, head of school; Bruce Wood, Andrew Lewis, profs; Stephen Rees, admissions tutor; Wyn Thomas, dir of studies. Courses: BA music; BMus music; BA creative studies & music; BA English & music; BA history & music; BA media studies & music; BA music & creative writing; BA music & film studies; BA music & history & Welsh history; BSc/BA mus tech & electronics; BA Welsh history & music; all 3 yrs. BA music/french; BA music/german; BA music/ Spanish; all 4 yrs. Music facilities: The school is large enough to maintain its own orchs, choirs and other ens, but much of the teaching has been organised to keep seminar groups as small as possible. Bath Spa University Bath Spa University, Newton Park, Bath BA2 9BN t f e w ac.uk Contact Charles Wiffen, Head of Department; Roger Heaton, Subject Leader BA Music; Andy Keep, Subject Leader Creative Music Tech; Jim Dickinson, Subject Leader Commercial Music. Courses: UG: Music, Commercial Music, Commercial Music Integrated MA, Creative Music Technology. PG: Performance, Composition, Creative Sound & Media Technology, Songwriting, Songwriting (Distance Learning). NSS 2014 scores for overall satisfaction: 100% BA Music, 97% BA Commercial Music. Music Facilities: Fully equipped performance venue & theatre, rehearsal rooms, practice rooms, recording studios. Arts centre & rehearsal spaces in Bath centre; postgrad auditorium & studios at Corsham Court. Curricular & extra-curricular opportunities including international touring & performances. Birmingham University Music Department, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT t f e w Contact Paul Rodmell, head of dept; Daria Kwiatkowska, UG admissions tutor; Matthew Riley, director of PG studies. Courses: BMus Music; BA Mathematics and Music; BA Modern Languages and Music (one or two of French, German, Italian or Russian); MA Music with various pathways; PhD in Composition, Musicology or Performance. Music facilities: The new Bramall Music Building with purpose-built concert hall, practice rooms, electro-acoustic music studios and early instruments sets the tone for a diverse and vibrant series of offerings. Brunel University Brunel University London, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH t f e w Contact Colin Riley, Senior Lecturer in Music. Courses: BA Music; BMus Composition; MA/MMus Experimental Music; MPhil or PhD (f/t or p/t). Taught by renowned contemporary musicians and innovators, there s no better environment in which to find your own path. Whatever your musical interests, we ll ensure you have a strong academic grounding and the specialist professional skills you need to build a career. We make lots of music in our state of the art computer suites, edit rooms, rehearsal and performance spaces and provide plenty of opportunity to perform. Buckinghamshire New University Faculty of Creativity & Culture, High Wycombe Campus, Queen Alexandra Rd, High Wycombe HP11 2JZ t f e w Contact Frazer MacKenzie, head of school: music, entertainment & moving image. Courses: BA Hons music management; BA Hons music & arts management; BA Hons music & live events management; BA Hons music management & artist development; BA Hons music management & future media; BA Hons music management & studio production; BA Hons music management, branding & promotion; all 3 yrs. Music facilities: The recording studios support the internationally acclaimed courses offered by the university. They also provide rehearsal and recording facilities suitable for commercial hire throughout the year. Bookings can be arranged on either a dry hire basis or with an experienced in-house engineer. Other facilities inc perf and rehearsal spaces large enough to accommodate anything from solo musician to full orch arrangement. More information available at Canterbury Christ Church University Music Dept, North Holmes Rd, Canterbury CT1 1QU 90 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

91 Universities t e w Contact David Allinson, director of music; Nicholas McKay, head of school. of music and performing arts; Sabrina Grech, school administration manager. Courses: BMus music; BA commercial music (3); BA creative music tech (3); BA/BSc education studies & music (3); BA/BSc English & music (3); BA/ BSc history & music (3); BA/BSc music & film, radio & TV studies (3); BA music production & business mgt (3); various other combined degrees. PG: MMus pno accompaniment; MMus comp; MMus performance; MA electronic & computer comp; MPhil; PhD. Music facilities: A weekly programme of concerts given by visiting professionals, students and staff in the St Gregory s Centre for Music is augmented by concerts in the cathedral and in Europe. Cardiff University School of Music, 31 Corbett Rd, Cardiff CF10 3EB t e w Contact Prof Rachel Cowgill, head of school. Courses: BMus; BA Music; BA Music with: English Literature, French, German, History, Italian, Mathematics, Philosophy, Religious Studies, or Welsh; BSc Physics with Music. Taught MA in Music with option to specialise in Comp, Perf, Musicology, Ethnomusicology, or Pop Music Studies. Research degrees leading to PhD. Music facilities: Concert Hall, onsite Music Library, teaching and IT facilities, practice rooms, and studios. Active concert programme by both professional visitors and the School s own groups. City University London Department of Music, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB t e w Contact Dr Miguel Mera, Head of Department. Courses: BMus (Hons) Music; BMus (Hons) Music with a Year Abroad; BSc (Hons) Music, Sound and Technology; MA Music; MA Ethnomusicology; MA Composition; PhD. City offers cutting edge programmes in music and music technology with the flexibility to combine diverse areas of theory and practice. Situated in central London, students benefit from outstanding performance, research and recording facilities as well as a wide range of classical/jazz/world music ensembles, work experience and study abroad opportunities. Colchester Institute Sheepen Rd, Colchester CO3 3LL t f w Courses: BA music (3); BA popular music (3); BA music - arts business (3); BA music - comp (3); BA music - education (3); BA music - perf studies (3); MA music - performance; MA music - comp; MA music - arts business; MA music - education. Music facilities: Over 200 specialist instruments. Five music technology studios on-site. 40 practice and ens rooms, plus two large performance halls and dance studio. Specialist rehearsal spaces for popular music. Coventry University Coventry School of Art & Design, Priory St, Coventry CV1 5FB t e w Courses: BA (Hons) Music (3); BA (Hons) Music Composition; BA (Hons) Music Performance; BSc Music Technology. Music facilities: Dedicated performance, rehearsal and music practice rooms. De Montfort University De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester LE1 9BH t e w Contact Simon Atkinson, principal lecturer. Courses: BA performing arts; BA music, tech & innovation (3); BA music, tech & perf (3); BSc music tech (3). Music facilities: Dedicated performing arts building with 4 studios. Durham University Department of Music, Durham University, Palace Green, Durham DH1 3RL t e ac.uk; ac.uk w Contact Joyce Dent, undergraduate admissions; Karen Nichol, postgraduate admissions. Courses: BA music (3); BA music & tech (3). PG: MA (1); MMus (2); PhD (3). Music facilities: concert room for chmbr concerts. Large concerts take place in the cathedral and other venues within the university. There is also a series of professional concerts throughout the year. 3 studios, practice rooms, listening facilities, extensive hardcopy and online music libraries. Music is normally an essential qualification for entry to the dept, and kb skills (ABRSM gr 6) are also required. Students are encouraged to take part in extra-curricular music-making in the university. Falmouth University Falmouth University, Falmouth Campus, 25 Woodlane, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 4RH t f e w Contact Dr Larry Lynch, head of the department of performance. Courses: BA (Hons): music; creative music tech; popular music; acting; theatre; music theatre; dance & perf; dance & choreography; dance & communities; creative events mgt; cultural tourism mgt; music, theatre & entertainment mgt.courses: BA music; BA music theatre; BA popular music (3). Music facilities: Brand new. The 19m perf centre contains 12 high-specification perf and rehearsal studios, 2 large theatres with stateof-the-art lights and sound, as well as smaller studios. It also contains 3 dance studios with 700m² Harlequin sprung floors and a recording studio complex. Goldsmiths, University of London Department of Music, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London SE14 6NW t f e w Contact Barley Norton, Simon Deacon, u/g enquiries; Tom Perchard, Ian Gardiner, p/g enquiries. Courses: BMus in Music, Popular Music; BMus/BSc in Music Computing. MA in Music, Contemporary Music Studies, Ethnomusicology, Historical Musicology, Popular Music Research; MMus in Composition, Creative Practice, Performance & Related Studies, Popular Music, Studio Composition (all f/t or p/t). MPhil/ PhD (f/t or 4 p/t). Music facilities: The character of the music dept at Goldsmiths is influenced by its size, its academic and practical diversity, and its proximity to the music centres of London. Institute of Education, University of London Dept of Arts and Humanities, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL t e w Courses: Teacher Training: PGCE secondary music, f/t and p/t routes PG: MA in Music Education; MPhil; PhD; EdD. Music facilities: Teaching rooms, kb, computer, music IT, electronics/rehearsal and recording room, research students rooms and practice areas. Reference and advanced study rooms provide places for informal meetings, group work and individual study. Resources inc journals and other information on music and music educ, sets of classroom material, choral and inst music, records and tapes, a collection of music educ and a/v material and a range of music insts. Keele University Music & Music Technology, The Clock House, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG t f e w htm/ Contact Diego Garro, Nicholas Reyland, senior lecturers; Barbara Kelly, programme dir for mus. Courses: BA music (3); BA mus tech; BA joint hons (music/music tech and humanities/social sciences) (3/4); BSc joint hons (music/music tech and natural sciences) (3/4). PG: MA in modern music; MRes in Humanities; MPhil; PhD (all PG courses p/t or f/t). Music facilities: Most of the music dept s teaching takes place in the Clock House, an early 19th C building on the edge of the campus, which contains practice rooms (also available at the Lindsay Studio Theatre and in some halls of residence), lecture rooms, offices, the electronic studios and the computer room. King s College London Room 331, Norfolk Building, King s College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS t e w humanities/music/ Contact Bettina Varwig, senior lecturer in music. Courses: BMus (3). P/grad: MMus (in theory and analysis, comp or historical musicology) (1 f/t; 2 p/t); MPhil/PhD (min 2/3 ft; 4/6 pt). Music facilities: At King s College the aim is to develop hand, ear and mind together. The role of perf and comp in the dept notwithstanding, the university s focus is on music thought, with the historical and theoretical approaches to the art, studied as part of the scholarly traditions of the humanities. The dept calls on a large number of visiting scholars to supplement its small staff, and the wide-ranging facilities and resources of the associated RAM. Kingston University Music Department, Coombehurst House, Kingston University, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB t f e ac.uk w Contact Sarah Beech, music admin; Alex Evans, Admissions tutor (music/ creative music technologies); Mike Searby, PG Admissions tutor. Courses: BMus Hons Music, BMus Hons Creative Music Technologies. PG: MPhil; PhD; MMus/MA specialising in Comp for Film and TV, Music Education, Performance, Production of Pop Music and MA Music (general). Music facilities: Music occupies a series of buildings with specialist facilities inc recording studios, perf spaces, lecture rooms, electronic music studios, practice rooms and computer suites all equipped to the highest industry standards. Leeds Beckett University Leeds Beckett University, City Campus, Leeds LS1 3HE t e ac.uk w www. leedsbeckett.ac.uk/fmpa/ Courses: BA (Hons) Music Production and Performance; BA (Hons) Music Production; BSc (Hons) Music Technology; BSc (Hons) Audio Further & Higher Education PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

92 Universities Further & Higher Education Engineering. MSc Sound Design; MSc Sound and Music for Interactive Games; MSc Music Technology; MSc Audio Engineering: MA Music Production; MA Music for the Moving Image. Music facilities: 10 specialist music studios with production, performance and recording facilities, each with control room and live area with instruments and amps; Rehearsal studios: Foley studio for recording sound effects and multi-speaker performance space for electro-acoustic/diffusion composition. Liverpool Hope University, Department of Music Faculty of Arts & Humanities, Creative Campus, 17 Shaw Street, Liverpool L6 1HP t e w Contact Richard Lawrence, Administrator; Dr Laura Hamer, Head of Department. Courses: BA single Hons in Music; BA combined Hons: BA QTS Hons; MA Music; MA The Beatles, Popular Music and Society; MA Creative Practice; MPhil; PhD. Located at Liverpool Hope s Creative Campus close to the city centre. Music facilities: electro-acoustic and recording studios, teaching and practice rooms, a range of performance spaces including The Capstone Theatre. The University is an all-steinway school and is the HE partner of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra whose members are regularly involved in course delivery. Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) Mount St, Liverpool L1 9HF t f e w Contact Martin Isherwood, Head of Music. Courses: BA (Hons) Music; BA (Hons) Music, Theatre & Entertainment Mgt; BA (Hons) Sound Tech; 1 year Foundation Certificate Popular Music and Sound Tech. State of the art facilities include 2 performance venues, 5 large & 7 small band rehearsal rooms, 6 professional standard recording studios and 12 off-line workstations. All courses taught by tutors with industry experience. Regular masterclasses with respected professionals - songwriters, producers, managers and performers. Weekly gigs and annual music festival The 2ube Xtra performed and engineered by students and streamed live on YouTube. Liverpool John Moores University Dean Walters Building, St James Rd, Liverpool L1 7BR f e w Contact Stuart Borthwick. Courses: BA Hons popular music studies (3). Music facilities: Digital music production booths and pro vinyl/cdj w/shop. Liverpool University School of Music, Bedford St South, Liverpool L69 7WW t f e w Contact Michael Spitzer, Head of Department; Kenneth Smith, director of undergraduate admissions; Holly Rogers, director of MMus and postgraduate admissions. Courses: BA Hons mus; BA Hons music/popular music); BA combined Hons (3). PG: MA popular music (1); MA music industry studies (1); MMus (1); MPhil (2); PhD (3) both by research and thesis. Music facilities: excellent library of scores, theoretical and critical works, facsimiles, reference material, etc. Students are encouraged to pursue independent. Original comp is strongly encouraged, and student work is tested (and criticised) in live perf. Perf plays a major role in student life. London College of Music University of West London, St Mary s Road, Ealing, London W5 5RF t f e w music/ Contact Sara Raybould, head of LCM; David Henson, head of subject - performance, composition & performing arts. Courses: BMus (Performance/ Comp); BA Hons Music Major; BMus (Popular Music Performance); MMus (Composing for Film and TV); MMus(Composing for the Theatre); MMus (Composing for the Concert Hall); Dip HE and BA Music Technology; PG Dip (Performance/ Comp); MA Audio Technology; FdA Music Technology and Multimedia; MA Performance and Media Health. Music facilities: Teaching suites, concert hall, extensive digital recording facilities, 30 rooms available for rehearsal or practice. TV studio, video suites, photographic labs, 2 radio stations, 18 computer labs. London South Bank University Division of Creative Technologies School of Arts and Creative Industries, 103 Borough Rd, London SE1 0AA t f e w Contact Justin Randell, Course Director. Courses: BA/BSc Sound Design Music facilities: Media centre with digital arts and audio media production facilities. Manchester Metropolitan University Department of Contemporary Arts, Manchester Metropolitan University, Cheshire Campus, Crewe Green Road, Crewe, Cheshire CW1 5DU t e w Contact Adam Fairhall, programme leader, popular mus. Courses: BA music (3); BA popular music (3); BA combined degree creative music production (3). Music facilities: Music block inc 2 large teaching/rehearsal rooms with pnos, hpd, electronic kb, organ, amplification and drum kits); suite of practice rooms; vinyl studio; electronic drum studio; listening and editing facilities; percussion collection. Also 2 tech suites. Performance spaces, inc grand pno, at Axis Arts Centre. Middlesex University School of Arts - Music, Trent Park Campus, Bramley Rd, London N14 4YZ t f w Contact Lesley Main, Head of Performing Arts; Chris Batchelor. Courses: BA music (3); BA jazz (3); BMus popular music (3); BA music & arts mgt (3). Music facilities: Facilities inc a large recital room, a kb lab, 2 large w/shop/teaching rooms, music tech room, 24 track studio, staff tutorial rooms, offices and over 20 rooms for smaller groups and practice. There are 12 permanent academic music staff and more than 25 visiting voice and inst teachers. The Learning Resource Centre has its own music librarian and is well stocked with scores, sheet music and CD recordings. Napier University School of Creative Industries, Queens Craig, Craighouse Campus, Craighouse Rd, Edinburgh EH10 5LG t f e w Contact Huw Davies, head of school, Graham Weir, snr lecturer; Lauren Goldthorpe, snr lecturer; Nicholas Ashton, Andrew Doig, Michael Harris, Kenneth Dempster, Stephen Davismoon, Kevin White, Paul Ferguson, Jim Doyle, Dave Hook, technicians. Courses: BMus music (3/4); BA popular music (3/4) Music facilities: The Ian Tomlin School of Music is housed in a purpose-converted villa at the university s Craighouse campus in the Morningside area of Edinburgh. The villa is set high up on the campus with fine views over Edinburgh to the west, north and east. Music facilities: Facilities inc recital room, recording control room, seminar, class and lecture rooms, teaching and practice studios, computing and music tech facilities. The school of music is the focal point for the university s chmbr orch and chmbr choir. Newcastle University Newcastle University, School of Arts and Cultures, Armstrong Building, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU t f e w Contact Ian Biddle, head of u/g studies in music; Magnus Williamson, head of music. Courses: BA music (3); BMus music (4); BMus popular & contemporary music (2); BMus folk & traditional music (4); BA combined hons music (3). MA, MMus (taught); MLitt, MPhil (research); PhD. Music facilities: 3 studios, PC room, large student common room with work area, dedicated p/g study room, rehearsal spaces, 12 practice rooms, large band practice room, 3 acoustic inst tuition rooms. Also interdisciplinary culture lab with film & audio studios, lighting stage, w/shop and live events spaces. Open University Music Department, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA t e w Contact Catherine Tackley, Senior Lecturer, Head of Department. Courses: UG: Diploma in Music; BA. PG: MA; MPhil; PhD. Teacher Training: Various in-service and updating courses available in School of Education, and PGCE in music. UG courses are also available to nondegree students. PG: Taught Masters in Music, PG Dip and PG Cert. Oxford Brookes University Music Dept, School of Arts and Humanities, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane, Oxford OX3 0BP t e paul. w Contact Paul Dibley, principal lecturer and programme lead. Courses: BA/BSc combined studies (Ordinary and Hons) (3); BA (Hons) in music. MA in music and popular culture; MA music on stage & screen; MA contemporary practice in comp; MMA in contemporary arts and music; MA in comp and sonic art; PhD in musicology and comp. Music facilities: Large lecture theatre, small lecture room, practice rooms, 2 recording studios and a music tech room. Extensive university library and range of instruments. Student lunchtime concerts take place during term-time. Large-scale departmental concerts twice a year, as is the Big Night Out for pop/rock musicians. Oxford University Faculty of Music, St Aldate s, Oxford OX1 1DB t f e w Contact Alec Sims, academic admin. Courses: BA Hons (3). PG: MPhil; MSt; MLitt; DPhil. Music facilities: One of the largest teaching faculties for music in the country, the internationally-known Bate Collection of musical insts and excellent libraries of music, books on music and recordings. It offers the student a very rich life of practical music whether 92 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

93 Universities as performer, listener or comp. The faculty encourages and subsidises student performing groups of various kinds. Queen s University Queen s University Belfast, University Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland BT7 1NN t f e w Contact Michael Alcorn, head of school. Courses: BMus single hons (min 3); BSc single hons music technology (min 3); BA joint hons (min 3). PG: MA (1 f/t; 2 p/t) in comp, sonic arts; MPhil by thesis; MPhil in comp; PhD by thesis or by portfolio in comp. Music facilities: Facilities in the school inc 2 dedicated performance spaces, practice rooms, computer labs etc. The world-renowned Sonic Arts Research Centre attracts researchers in areas such as music technology, interaction design, comp, signal processing and spatial audio. Royal Holloway, University of London Dept of Music, Egham Hill, Egham TW20 0EX t f e w Contact Stephen Downes, head of dept; Geoff Baker, u/g admissions; Julie Brown, dir of graduate study; Paul Harper-Scott, p/g admissions. Courses: BMus (3); BA music combined (3/4 if with language). PG: MMus (1 f/t; 2 p/t); supervision of research for MPhil, PhD. Music facilities: BMus takes approx. 55 students a year. Practice and music teaching rooms and electronic studios nearby. Opportunity to spend all or part of year 2 in a European university. Scholarships: Choral scholarships. Competitive: 500 for 1 yr (renewable). Inst scholarships: n3-5 competitive awards: 500 for 1 year (renewable). Organ scholarships. Competitive awards: 1000 pa for 1 year (renewable). School of Oriental and African Studies Dept of Music, University of London, Thornhaugh St, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG t f e w Contact Nick Gray, head of department. Courses: BA music (3); BA language and music (3/4); BA combinations of music with social anthropology, art, geography, linguistics, development studies, religious studies, history (3). PG: MMus in ethnomusicology, MMus in performance, and MA area studies (1 f/t; 2/3 p/t); MPhil (2); PhD (3). Music facilities: Practice suite, Javanese and Balinese gamelans, Thai mahori ens, African, Asian and Near and Middle Eastern inst collections, teaching and research a/v collections, recording studio, online resources. Sheffield University Dept of Music, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN t e w Courses: BMus (3); BA dual Hons (3/4). P/g: MMus; MA psychology of music (all 1 f/t; 2 p/t); MA psychology for musicians (2, distance taught); MA music psychology in education; MA world music studies (2, distance taught); MA ethnomusicology; MA music management (f/t); MA music performance; MA sonic arts; MPhil, PhD. MPhil and PhD courses in perf practice and in original comp are also available. The music dept of Sheffield University has an annual intake of about 45 students, a staff of 18 and a large number of visiting inst tutors. University of Aberdeen Student Recruitment and Admissions Service, University Office, King s College, Aberdeen AB24 3FX t e w Contact Dr. Phillip Cooke, Admissions Selector. Courses: BMus Hon. Educ, BMus Hons Music, BMus Hons Music and Communities, MA Music with Divinity, English, French, German, Hispanic studies, History, Philosophy, Religious studies. Music facilities: see web University of Bristol Dept of Music, Victoria Rooms, Queens Rd, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1SA t f e w Contact K. Ellis, prof of mus; J. Pickard, prof of comp; E. Hornby, reader in mus; N. Farwell, G. Heldt, P. Fairclough, M. Ellison, snr lecturers; F. Scheding, S. Rice, J. Williams, lecturers. Courses: BA music (3); BA music & French / German / Italian (4); PG: MA in Comp for film and TV (1); MA in Music (1 f/t; 2 p/t); MPhil (1 f/t; 2 p/t); PhD (3 f/t; 6 p/t). Music Facilities: the music dept, based in the Victoria Rooms, inc a concert auditorium, recital room, recording studio, & ca. 20 practice rooms. It has six grand pnos, chmbr org, fortepno, hpschd, as well as its own score & CD collection, with video and listening facilities and student computer suite. A multi-track MIDI studio is of special use to those on the film & TV comp course. University of Cambridge University Music School, West Rd, Cambridge CB3 9DP t f e w Contact Sam Barrett, Stefano Castelvecchi, Richard Causton, Nicholas Cook, Ian Cross, Ruth Davis, Martin Ennis, Iain Fenlon, Marina Frolova-Walker, Kariann Goldschmitt, Sarah Hawkins, John Hopkins, Nicholas Marston, Susan Rankin, John Rink, Xiaotian Shi, Benjamin. Courses: BA music (3), BA education with music, M.Phil. in music studies (1), M.Mus. in choral studies (1), Ph.D. Music facilities: The Faculty houses the Pendlebury Library of Music, West Road Concert Hall and Recital Room, Cudworth Room (collection of historical instruments), Centre for Music and Science and Centre for Musical Performance Studies. University of Central Lancashire School of Art, Design & Performance, Victoria Building, Room 126, Preston PR1 2HE t e w Courses: BA music practice (3); BA music production (3); BA music theatre (3). Music facilities: 4 fully equipped studio perf spaces with professional sound and theatre lighting equipment; 2 recording studios; 2 ens rooms; 2 acoustically treated rooms for practice; 2 dance studios with sprung floor and audio equipment; 5 Apple Mac music project studios. University of Chichester Music Dept, Bishop Otter Campus, College Lane, Chichester PO19 6PE t f e w Contact Ben Hall, head of mus; Laura Ritchie, Jonathan Little; Susan Legg, head of voice; Antonia Kent, administrative assistant for music. Courses: BA music (3); BA music performance (3); BA performing arts (theatre perf & music) (3); combined music with: English & creative writing; English; fine art; history; musical theatre; all 3 yrs. Music facilities: Excellently-equipped studios for w/shop presentations. Specific music amenities inc a suite of practice rooms, a recently-established electronic studio, weekly ens and choir rehearsals and opportunities for opera, music theatre, chmbr choir, jazz ens, introduction to music therapy, conducting and directing, and choir training. Inst and/or vocal tuition is available. University of Cumbria Carlisle Campus, Brampton Road, Carlisle CA3 9AY t e w Courses: BA music theatre perf/ technical theatre (3). Music facilities: The music courses provide opportunities for students to develop a range of practical skills, and to gain experience in perf, comp and teaching of music. The Carlisle campuses are centrally situated and links are developing with the town and its activities; the Lancaster campus has musical links with Lancaster University, schools, colleges and community music leaders. University of Derby Markeaton Street, Derby DE22 3AW t e w Contact Chris White, head of media and performing arts. Courses: BA popular music with music tech (3); BA education studies & pop music (3); BA mktg & popular music (production) (3); BA music tech & production (3); BA popular music (production) & theatre arts (3); BA popular music production & creative writing (3). Music facilities: 2 recording studios; labs for music and lighting technology, psychoacoustics, music perception; PC and Mac computer studios. University of East Anglia (Music Centre) UEA Music Centre, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk NR4 7TJ t e w Courses: The University of East Anglia Music Centre offers a focal point for music on campus, in the City of Norwich and in the wider community. Staffed by a dedicated Director of Music and Music Administrator, the Music Centre provides a vibrant meeting place for musicians, hosts practice and rehearsal spaces and runs UEA s flourishing Symphony Orchestra and Choir. University of East London School of Arts and Digital Industries, University of East London, Docklands Campus, 4-6 University Way, London E16 2RD t e w Courses: BSc music tech (3); BA popular music perf (3); BA music indsutry mgt (3). University of Edinburgh Reid School of Music, Alison House, 12 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9DF t e w Contact Raymond MacDonald, Head of the Reid School of Music. Courses: BMus in music (4); BMus in music tech (4). PG: DipMus/MMus/ MSc (1); MPhil (2); PhD (3). Music facilities: The dept is fortunate in possessing the Russell Collection of early kb insts and the Collection of Historic Musical Instruments, 2 concert halls (the Reid and St Cecilia s), 18 practice studios, 8 electronic studios, and one of the finest music libraries in the UK. Student groups take part in the University s concert series and there is also a great deal of professional music-making in Edinburgh. University of Glasgow Music, 14 University Gardens, Glasgow G12 8QH Further & Higher Education PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

94 Universities Further & Higher Education t f e w Contact David Code, head of subject. Courses: BMus (3/4); MA (3/4) (music taken p/t within general arts degree or as single or combined hons); BEng (4/5). PG: MMus(1); MLitt in Popular Music Studies (1/2); MLitt (2); PhD (3). Music facilities: Scottish Opera, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra all resident in the city. University of Huddersfield Dept of Music, Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH t f e w supporting/music/ Contact Rachel Cowgill, head of mus and drama; Stewart Worthy, subject leader - music, music technology. Courses: BMus Hons; BMus Hons music performance; BMus Hons popular music; BA Hons music tech; MA by research, MPhil, PhD. Creative arts building with facilities inc rehearsal spaces, perc and org practice rooms, early music studio and concert hall, recording studio with 2 live rooms housing a replica baroque org and Steinway grand. Teaching labs with macs, 3 comp studios, 3 octaphonic studios and sound spatialisation experimental research studio. St Paul s Hall with 3-manual tracker organ; music library housing large coll of 20th and 21st C music. University of Hull University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RX t f e w Contact Prof. Alastair Borthwick, Head of School; Prof. Christopher Wilson; Mark Slater (Admissions Co-ordinator); Freya Bailes, Matt Barnard, Alexander Binns, Peter Elsdon, Andrew King, Elaine King, Rob Mackay, Helen Mitchell, Rowan Oliver, Lee Tsang. Courses: BMus; BA Music; BA Jazz and Popular Music; BA Popular Music; BA Creative Music Technology; BA Music & Theatre; BA Joint Hons (drama, English, film; modern langs with year abroad). PG: MMus; MA; MPhil; PhD. Music at Hull has a sustained commitment to excellent teaching and research. Our teaching is responsive to our students interests, to ongoing shifts in music culture and to practical and intellectual developments in the discipline. Music facilities: Middleton Hall concert hall, Salmon Grove Studios, Chapel, 24/7 practice facilities and computer suites. University of Kent The University of Kent, The Registry, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NZ t e w Contact Kathryn Sansom, recruitment & admissions admin. Courses: BMus Music, BMus Popular Music, BSc Music Tech and a range of postgraduate courses (taught and research). Music facilities: 3 professional recording studios including industry standard studio with vocal booth and a live room with Grand Piano; Avid High Definition Studio containing a 5.1 speaker control room with live room; 3 additional postproduction studios; MAAST (a portable and flexible sound diffusion system designed for the performance of electroacoustic music and research in spatial sound); individual and group rehearsal pods; imac room; wide range of student ensembles and groups. University of Leeds University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT t f e meetinleeds.ac.uk w Contact Professor Martin Iddon, head of school; Susan Wheater, school sec. Courses: BA music (3/4); BSc maths & music (3); BSc music, multimedia & electronics (3); BA joint honours (3 or 4 if with language). MMus applied psychology of music; MMus comp; MMus musicology; MMus perf; MMus mus tech; graduate diploma in music. Music facilities: School is housed in purpose-built premises. 200-seat concert hall with Steinway and Yamaha pnos. Rehearsal, perf and practice spaces; electronic studios inc recording studios and Pro Tools suites; psychology of music lab; multimedia computer cluster; study area. University of Manchester Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama, Coupland St, Manchester M13 9PL t e w subjects/music/ Courses: MusM; MPhil; PhD; MusB Hons, also UG joint course with RNCM for a small number of exceptionally gifted students. Music facilities: large department, school of Music and Drama building inc concert hall, practice rooms, electronic music studio and extensive library. Electroacoustic music building. Regular concerts by the Halle and BBC Philharmonic orchs, by the orchs and ens of the RNCM, the Quatuor Danel and the university s own orchs, choirs and ens. Sir Mark Elder CBE has recently been appointed as Honorary Professor. See also manchester.ac.uk/subjects/music/ people/ University of Nottingham Department of Music, The University of Nottingham, Arts Centre, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD t f e w Contact Nicholas Baragwanath, Head of Dept; Robert Adlington; Mervyn Cooke: Sarah Hibberd; Lonán Ó Briain; Philip Weller; Xenia Pestova; Elizabeth Kelly; Simon Patterson; Joanne Cormac. Courses: BA Hons (2): BA Music; Music & Philosophy. PG: MA, MPhil, PhD (musicology). Music facilities: There is a specialist music library on site, 2 computer labs, electronic studio, practice rooms, a recital hall, a rehearsal hall, an early inst collection and a video and DVD archive of opera and film music. University of Salford School of Media, Music and Performance, The University of Salford, The Cresent, Salford, Manchester M5 4WT t f w Courses: BA music (3); BA popular music & recording (3); BA popular musicology (3). PG: MA Music with pathways in comp (popular music, jazz, bands) and perf (popular music, jazz, bands); MPhil Popular Music; PhD. Music facilities: The University of Salford is strategically placed both geographically and culturally to offer students access to some of the finest music-making and allied artistic endeavours in the country, inc the Halle, BBC Philharmonic and some of the most famous br bands. University of South Wales Pontypridd, Wales CF37 1DL t f e w Contact Phil Christopher, head of school. Courses: Provides courses which cover the full spectrum of today s music and sound industries. From creative composition, through perf and production, to entrepreneurship, to the technical design of software and hardware. The University offers both ug and pg courses in this area. All music and sound courses are industry informed, with many of courses fully accredited by JAMES ensuring that our students receive not only a first rate academic experience - but are also fully prepared for work within the music industry when they graduate. University of Southampton Building 2, Department of Music, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ t f e w Contact Prof Francesco Izzo, head of department; Prof Andrew Pinnock, director of undergraduate studies; Dr Benjamin Oliver, undergrad admissions tutor; Dr Thomas Irvine, director of internationalisation Courses: BA music (3); BA Music with year abroad (4); BA Music and Management Sciences (3); BA Music and Management Sciences with year abroad (4); BA English and Music (3); BA Philosophy and Music (3); BA French and Music (4); BA German and Music (4); BSc Acoustics and Music (3); BSc Mathematics with Music (3); MMus Music (musicology, perf, comp) (1); research opportunities leading to MPhil (2) and PhD (by thesis, comp or perf) (3); Music and Web Science and international BMus with English Language. University of Surrey: BMus (Hons) Creative Music Technology School of Arts, Stag Hill Campus, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH t e w creative-music-technology Courses: This degree develops an understanding of what is needed in the concert hall and the film, TV and computer-games industries. You will interact with our own leading practitioners and creative specialists from the music industry to acquire advanced artistic and technical skills. By the end of the degree programme, you will have a strong portfolio of works that will help you in your career, and also the skills necessary to create new works for a broad range of media. University of Surrey: BMus (Hons) Music School of Arts, Stag Hill Campus, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH t e w music Courses: Our Music degree reflects the diversity of contemporary musical experience and the rich variety of music as an art form. You will encounter a huge range of music and music-making, thus gaining insight into how you might wish to develop as a musician. Music facilities: Our BMus degree explores musical repertoires past and present through integrated studies in classical/ popular musicology, composition and performance, with emphasis on cultural issues, theory and analysis, music technology and practice-based learning. University of Sussex University of Sussex, Silverstone Room 220, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9RG t e sussex.ac.uk w Contact Martin Butler, prof of mus; Dr Richard Elliott; Dr Evelyn Ficarra; Tim Hopkins, fellow; Dr Edward Hughes, Nicholas Till, prof of mus. Courses: BA Music; Music Technology. PG: MA Music and Sonic Media; MPhil; DPhil. Music activities at Sussex are lively and varied. Professional concerts are held regularly in the Meeting House. Student orchs, choirs and ens. Org and choral scholarships are available 94 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

95 Universities without Degree Courses in Music for suitably qualified applicants. Music facilities: 2 Steinways, Grant, Degans and Bradbeer org, 2 chmbr orgs, pnos, various other kb insts, tuned and untuned perc, a professional electronic music studio and a mac suite which inc 10 workstations with Pro Tools and midi kbs. Practice, listening and computing facilities. University of Ulster School of Creative Arts, Magee Campus, Londonderry BT48 7JL t e w Contact F Lyons, A Melvin, C Newark, L Roman, S Ryan. Courses: BMus (3); BA combined music with dance, drama, Irish, Irish history or psychology. PG: MPhil/PhD in musicology, comp or performance; MMus (1 f/t) in performance. Teacher training: PGCE (1). Students may join the chmbr choir, wind, br and str groups, early music groups and the jazz band. Music facilities: 25-room practice room suite, electronic and computing studios, recital room, and rooms suitable for lectures, seminars and tutorials. Large stock of music insts (kbs, strs, w/wind, br and perc), electronic and computer equipment, miniature scores and sheet music. University of Westminster Watford Road, Northwick Park, Middlesex HA1 3TP t e ac.uk w Courses: Commercial music, music business mgt, audio production, applied sound for interactive media, entertainment law, radio production. University of Winchester Faculty of Arts, Sparkford Rd, Winchester SO23 4NR t f e ac.uk w Contact June Boyce-Tillman, prof of applied mus; Richard Cuming, head of perf arts. Courses: BA performing arts. MPhil; PhD in music education, gender in music, ethnomusicology, music in religion/ritual; MA devising in performing arts, popular theatre. New combined honours course in vocal & choral studies. Music facilities: Lecture rooms, practice rooms, music tech facilities, recital room. University of Wolverhampton School of Performing Arts, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1LY t f e w Contact John Pymm, dean; Nigel Beer, head of mus. Courses: BA music (3); BA Hons popular music; BA Hons music and popular music; BA Hons music technology combined with either mus or popular mus; MPhil/PhD musicology/comp; MA in music. Music facilities: The music dept is well-equipped with practice rooms, rehearsal rooms (fitted with PAs) and 3 digital studios. Concerts and rehearsals for the choir, jazz orch, wind band and baroque consort are held in the theatre. The popular music course generates a number of bands which play on campus and around the local area. University of York Dept of Music, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD t f e w music.york.ac.uk Contact Ambrose Field, head of dept. Courses: BA Hons (3. PG: MA (1); MA in music technology (modular); MA by research in music technology; MA in community music (modular); MPhil (min 2); PhD (min 3) by thesis or comp or thesis plus recital or by performance. Music facilities: The dept is fundamentally concerned with the study of music through its practice, in comp and perf, in the belief that music scholarship should flow from first-hand acquaintance with music sound and structure. York St John University York St John University, Lord Mayor s Walk, York YO31 7EX t f e w Contact Dr Ralph Bateman, Head of Programme: Music. Courses: BA Music (3); BA Music: Composition (3); BA Music: Education and Community (3); BA Music: Performance (3); BA Music Production (3). Music facilities: Based at York, music is housed in a dedicated block. Resources inc 3 recording studios, 2 concert venues, 3 grand pnos inc Steinway D, 2-manual Willis org, 2-manual hpds, electronic kbs, extensive perc resources, individual practice rooms with pnos. Regular perfs are given by students as soloists and as members of large and small ens, and comps by students are also given their first public perf at either lunchtime or evening concerts. Universities without Degree Courses in Music Aberystwyth University Music Centre, 10 Laura Place, Aberystwyth SY23 2AU t f e w Contact David Russell Hulme, dir of mus; Bree Enemark, mus asst; Music facilities: Practice and teaching rooms with pnos, hps, hpd, 2-manual org, chmbr org, perc and other insts; music library. Individual tuition available at special rates. Music activities: Symphony and chmbr orchs, str group, sax group, wind band, br band, choral union, madrigal singers, showtime singers. University of Exeter Music Office, Cornwall House, St German, Exeter EX4 6TG t (mus mgr); (admin) e w Contact Mark Barretto, mus mgr; Alex Hawker, music artistic co-ord; Clare Greenall, admin. Music facilities: Kay House Duryard: 7 practice rooms inc 5 for large-scale performance, 24-hour amplified band practice space, sound studio, recording equipment, a World Instrument collection, orch percussion, 2 Bechstein grand pnos, 1 Collard & Collard grand pno and 1 Petrof concert grand. Cornwall House: 8 practice rooms, Music Library, 2 Steinway grand pnos, 7 upright pnos, silent practice drum kit. Music activities: Tuition, lectures and w/shops, performance opportunities. University of Reading t e w Music facilities: 5 practice rooms, ens room (all with pnos), inst store, concert hall with organ and Steinway. Music activities: Chmbr choir, chorus, big band, symph orch all led by professional conductors; also studentrun fl choir, ukulele group, gospel choir, jazz ens, campus choir, wind band; annual ensemble-in-residence competition. Free lunchtime concerts during term-time. Tuition can be arranged. University of St Andrews Music Centre, Younger Hall, North St, St Andrews KY16 9AJ t f e w Contact Michael Downes, dir of mus; Helen Gregory, music centre mgr; Ruth Carr, clerical asst. Music facilities: 1000-seat concert hall, 11 practice, teaching and rehearsal rooms, music tech studio, music library, CD library; orgs, hpds and insts for borrowing. Music activities: Range of choirs, orchs and ens, individual tuition, year-round concert programme; orch in residence, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Undergraduate modules in a range of musical subjects available to students of all disciplines. University of Warwick Music Centre, Coventry CV4 7AL t f e w Contact Paul McGrath, dir of mus. Music facilities: Suite of practice rooms, orch and choral libraries. Music activities: 20 ens. Further & Higher Education PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

96 Further and Higher Education Colleges Further & Higher Education Access to Music Ltd Access To Music LTD, Head Office, 68 Heath Mill Lane, Digbeth, Birmingham B9 4AR t f e w Contact Martin Smith, mktg mgr. HE Level Courses: National music education & training organisations specialising in the design and delivery of industry-relevant popular music courses. Course/teaching aims: 8 UK music centres; works in partnership with schools, FE colleges and universities. Access to Music Ltd 26 Hulme Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester M1 5BW t (freephone) f e martin. w Contact Martin Smith, mktg. Music facilities: National popular music and media college specialising in design and delivery of industryrelevant courses, including Music Performance, Music Technology, Music Business, Vocal Artist, Artist Development and Creative Media. Offered in eleven UK music centres (Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Great Yarmouth, Lincoln, London (Kilburn), London (Stratford), Manchester, Mansfield, Norwich and York). Works in partnership with the creative industries and schools, FE colleges and universities, including Birmingham City University for degrees. Contact to discuss partnership opportunities. Accrington and Rossendale College of FE Broad Oak Campus, Broad Oak Road, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 2AW t f e w Music facilities: Practice rooms, studio rehearsal rooms, theatre studio, drama studio, dance studio, stagecraft room, kb lab, recording studio, sound engineering room, music tech suite. No of places: 20 on each course. FE Level Courses: FD performing arts (1); FD music (subject to validation); FD music production (subject to validation); ND performing arts (2); ND popular music (2); HND music performance; HND music production; AL music tech (2). Alton College Alton College, Old Odiham Road, Alton, Hampshire GU34 2LX t f w Music facilities: Recital room and concert hall; practice rooms; music IT suite; 2 teaching rooms; 3 recording studios. Wide-ranging chmbr, orch and choral experience offered inc jazz band, big band, folk band, choral Further and Higher Education Colleges society, chmbr choir, chmbr orch, str ens, gamelan group, contemporary music group, br ens, rock workshop, comps ens and assorted chmbr groups. FE Level Courses: AS/AL music and music tech, BTEC music tech, Rock Award -RSL Level 3 Music Practitioner, Composers Certificate - RSL Level 3 Music Practitioner, Jazz Certificate. Andover College Andover College, Charlton Road, Andover, Hampshire SP10 1EJ t e w Contact John Deniel, Mus TEch; Debbie Adamson, A-level Music; David E Watters, music performance. Music facilities: Purpose-built facilities inc recording studio, music tech studio, practice and rehearsal studios, teaching studios, recital room. No of places: Unlimited. FE Level Courses: AS/A2 Music; BND in Music Practice; BNA in Music Practice; BND in Music Technology; BNA in Music Technology; BFD in Music; inst tuition, leisure courses. Barnsley College Barnsley College, Church Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S70 2YW t f e w Music facilities: New state of the art music rooms and recording studios. FE Level Courses: BTEC ND music; BTEC ND music tech; BTEC FD in performing arts (music); AS/A2 music tech. AS/A2 music; ABRSM theory; Rockshool inst grades. Pro Tools. Online m/classes via www. barnsleymusic.com. BIMM London Effie Road, Fulham, London, East Sussex SW6 1EN t f e w Birkbeck College, University of London t f e w FE Level Courses: Performance certificates in dance, concert singing, opera, acting. Music certificates in musical techniques and comps, history of opera, music & the arts. HE Level Courses: Foundation degree in dance. Boston College Sam Newsom Music Centre, South St, Boston PE21 6HT t e w Music facilities: Recital hall (housing regular professional concerts), 3 lecture rooms, learning resource facility, 7 practice rooms, 6 studios, rehearsal room, listening facility, coffee lounge, professional recording studio, computer workstations; state of the art equipment. Student accommodation available. No of places: 30 per course. Bristol Pre-Conservatoire e w Music facilities: An evening school for young classical and jazz musicians, offering small ensemble training, creative workshops, visiting artists and sessions on developing general musicianship. Currently offering training in the following strands: strings and piano, woodwind, vocal and jazz. Brockenhurst College Lyndhurst Rd, Brockenhurst SO42 7ZE t f e w Music facilities: Recital room, theatre, practice rooms, recording studio, music tech studio. FE Level Courses: AS/AL music; AS/AL music technology; AS/AL performing arts; AS/AL drama; BTEC ND performing arts; BTEC FD performing arts. BSix t e w Music facilities: 24-track recording studio with live room; 2 Mac suites running latest versions of Logic and Reason software; DJ practice and rehearsal rooms. No of places: 60 Careers and counselling: Advice available for all students. FE Level Courses: BTEC diploma in music; BTEC extended diploma in music tech; BTEC subsidiary diploma in music tech. Course/teaching aims: Aims to teach students how to produce, record and market music to today s exacting standards. Campus facilities: Gym, theatre, canteen, learning resource centre, hair dressing facilities etc. Castle College Central College Nottingham, High Road, Chilwell, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 4AH t f e w Contact Malcolm Cowgill, College Principal. Music facilities: Fully equipped rehearsal rooms, recording studios, state-of-the-art tech room. Events programme inc regional and national gigs, w/shops and m/classes, summer school, CD project. No of places: BTEC First Dip 25; BTEC Nat Dip 35; HND Music Performance 16; NOCN Level FE Level Courses: BTEC First and Nat Dip in Music Performance Contemporary Popular Music: NOCN Level 1/2 (1), NOCN Level 3 (2); BTEC HND in Music Performance (2); BTEC First Dip in Music Technology. Chetham s School of Music Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB t f e w Contact Claire Moreland, Head; Alun Jones, Head from September 2016; Stephen Threlfall, Director of Music. Music facilities: Specialist day/ boarding school for young musicians age Tuition in all instruments plus full academic programme. Entry assessed on music potential only. No of pupils: 82 day, 213 boarding. Termly fees: 7996 (day); 10,329 (boarding). Means-tested government support up to full fees. Open Days in October & January. Regular solo & ensemble performances at all levels, including choristerships at Manchester Cathedral. Auditions & advice auditions throughout the year. All teaching is in a brand new school building in the heart of Manchester, with a professional concert hall opening in Chichester College Chichester Campus, Westgate Fields, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1SB t f e w Contact Gerry Griffith, programme asst mgr; Lisa Smith, curriculum team mgr for mus; Julie Moody, admissions asst. Music facilities: Specialist music block, state-of-the-art music tech suite, analogue and digital recording studio. Halls of residence. No of places: AS/AL Music 30; Professional Diploma music course 20; Diploma in Jazz 60; NC in Popular Music 40; NC in Music Technology 40; FD in Music 40. FE Level Courses: AS and AL Music p/t or as part of a programme of AS and AL study (1/2); AS and AL Music Technology p/t or as a programme of AS and AL study (1/2). City College Brighton & Hove Central Campus, City College Brighton & Hove, Pelham Street, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4FA t f e w Contact Jason Murphy, team leader music. Music facilities: 3 control rooms, 2 live rooms, 3 mixing suites, 2 Apple Mac suites, 48-channel Audient mixing desk, 2 Audient 36-channel mixing desks, Focusrite and Joe Meek pre-amps and EQ, Dbx compressors and gats, ProTools H/D, POD gui and bass emulators. Studios inc Marshall, Fender and Trace Elliot gui and bass amps; Neuman U187, Shure, AKG, Audio Technica, SE Electronics mics; Apple Macs tieh Logic Pro and ProTools. No of places: 30 per year group. HE Level Courses: FdA Music production (2 yrs). 96 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

97 Further and Higher Education Colleges City College Manchester The Manchester College, Ashton Old Road, Openshaw, Manchester M11 2WH t f e ac.uk w Music facilities: 7 well-equipped digital recording studios, 4 MIDI/ multimedia labs, 2 kb labs, 6 music rehearsal studios, 6 music practice rooms, 2 theatres, Raw Fish record label, music and new media base room with full office facilities. All City College centres have a Learning Resources Centre equipped with reference books, mus CDs, computers with printers, internet access, newspapers and specialist magazines/journals. Also at Abraham Moss Centre, Crescent Rd, Crumpsall, Manchester M8 5FU. No of places: FD Music Performance & Production 40. City of Liverpool College Liverpool Community College, 9 Myrtle St, Liverpool L7 7JA t f e w Contact Steve Kelly, head of mus. Music facilities: Students from all courses are able to participate in music-making activities within the college. Public concerts are an integral part of the work of the students, both in house in a 120 seat perf space, and outside at a number of venues within the city. The college has 3 MIDI rooms (45 workstations); 2 recording studios (1 digital and 1 analogue); 4 portable hard disk recorders. No of places: c 20 on each course. CM CM, Brady Arts Centre, Hanbury Street, London E1 5HU t e w Contact Maricia Klincke. Music facilities: Industry standard recording facilities, rehearsal space and study support. No of places: c 60. FE Level Courses: Provides accredited music production and music leader training courses, perf opportunities and outreach projects. Colchester Institute Centre for Music and Performing Arts, Sheepen Rd, Colchester CO3 3LL t f e w Contact Jim Davies, Lecturer; Michael Allen, head of percussion. Music facilities: Purpose-built music centre. Specialist accommodation, dance and drama studios, 5 mus tech studios, 4 pop music band rooms, 35 small practice studios and teaching rooms. Substantial music library. Many perf groups inc orch & full choir, chmbr choir, pop, br, wind and jazz bands, str orch, opera group and world music groups. Frequent public concerts in college and externally. The Centre for Music and Performing Arts offers a medium-size conservatoire with a university-style dept; study is both practical and academic. No of places: 300. Scholarships and funding: see prospectus. College of North West London Dudden Hill Lane, London NW10 2XD t ; e w No of places: 48. FE Level Courses: Music Diploma. Cornwall College St Austell Tregonissey Rd, St Austell PL25 4DJ t e w Music facilities: The Keay Theatre - multipurpose venue boasting high quality standards in multimedia, sound and lighting; music practice & rehearsal rooms and recording studios with state of the art equipment; dance studios. FE Level Courses: FD music practice; performance national award music practice; performance national certificate musical theatre; music tech; music for the media. Adult/ continuing level Courses: Gui basics, gui intermediate, gui advanced, pop pno, band academy Campus facilities: Fitness stuie, restaurant, hair & beauty salons, cinema, skills centre, student union. Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College Hammersmith Campus, Gliddon Road, Hammersmith, London W14 9BL t e w Music facilities: 7 practice studios of which 2 double as band practice rooms; larger ens room/lecture space. Band practice rooms equipped with drum kit, kb, gui & bass amps; each practice studio has computers connected to small mixer, multiple headphone amp, Korg MIDI sound module, MIDI kb, ZOOM effects unit, stereo speakers. Computers run Windows XP plus Ableton Live, Reason, Cubase. Main studio has dual screen setup with the same software, Genelec monitors, 16 in/out, Mackie console. East Riding College St James Centre, St James St, Hull HU3 2DH t f e w Contact Gareth Sykes, head of curriculum area. Music facilities: The Access to Music studios feature state-of-the-art acoustically designed studios for recording and band rehearsal, as well as IT suites with Sibelius and Cubase as standard. No of places: Unlimited. FE Level Courses: BTEC FD music; Level 2 diploma performing musician - Access to Music/Rockschool; Level 3 diploma performing musician - Access to Music/Rockshool; Level 3 jazz musician - Access to Music/ Rockschool combined diploma. Course/teaching aims: Courses are geared to giving students the skills they need for a career in the music industry. Students learn, among other areas, about music production, DJing, band rehearsals, comp and live performance. Campus facilities: Also at Longcroft Hall, Gallows Lane, Beverley HU17 7DT. East Sussex Academy of Music Unit 10, Riverside Business Centre, Brighton Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 6RE t e sussexmusic.com w sussexmusic.com Music facilities: All lessons are taught in the specially designed performing arts centre at Sussex Downs College in Lewes. FE Level Courses: Preprofessional diploma, AS/2 music and AS/2 music tech. All courses at the East Sussex Academy of Music are operated by the East Sussex Music Service in partnership with Lewes Sixth Form College and Sussex Downs College. Edinburgh College Sighthill, Bankhead Avenue, Edinburgh EH11 4DE t e w Music facilities: New performance centre, The Music Box (completed 2007), houses 120 seat auditorium with recording facilities, state-of-theart recording studio, rehearsal rooms, sprung dance floor. No of places: Around 250 in total; numbers per course vary from 10 (certificates) to 40 (HND); 20 places on BA (Hons). Careers and counselling: Guidance & Student Services team answer any questions about coming to the college; also offer financial advice. Student Support Services help students with disabilities or learning difficulties, and offer practical advice. Fareham College Bishopsfield Rd, Fareham PO13 1NH t f e w Music facilities: Studio, music tech suite, theatre, drama studio, dance studio. FE Level Courses: BTEC ND, FD Performing Arts; BTEC ND in Popular Music; inst tuition, recreational support programmes and evening classes. Glasgow Clyde College t e w Contact Alan A Craig. Music facilities: Leading provider of FE and HE music training across a range of disciplines and Scotland s established institution of musical instrument making and repair, since Full-time NC and HND music courses are available. The college specialises in developing students performing skills, musicianship and industrial skills. The musical instrument making course is designed to equip students with a wide range of specialist skills in the field of Stringed Instrument Construction. Students are also welcomed from throughout the European Union and interviews are available via telephone and Skype. Goldsmiths, University of London New Cross, London SE14 6NW t e Harlow College Velizy Ave, Town Centre, Harlow CM20 3LT t e w Contact Debbie Sheridan, clerk to the governors. Music facilities: 2 recording studios, sequencing studio and practice rooms. No of places: 20 on all courses. FE Level Courses: ND Music; ND Performing Arts; ND Dance; AS/A2 Music; AS Mus Tech; FD Performing Arts; Introductory Diploma in Performing Arts. Heart of Worcester College Worcester Campus, Deansway, Worcester WR1 2JF t w Music facilities: 3 industry-certified recording studios, fully equipped rehearsal rooms, 3 music tech computer suites, radio studio, perf space. Full programme of events inc music industry guest speakers, show and industry visits, and daily FM radio broadcasts. Students have the opportunity to take part in the work of our radio station and record label. They will be able to play or provide technical support at live events in local and national venues, as well as joining in with more general activities in conjunction with other branches of the perf arts in college and the local community. Kidderminster College Performing Arts Dept, Market St, Kidderminster DY10 1LX t f e w Contact A Edwards, lecturer in mus. Music facilities: 2 digital studios, Cubase SX, 24 track Mackie recording suite, music computer suite, rehearsal rooms. No of places: 30 pa on each course. FE Level Courses: BTECs in music and music production; ND/FD inc rock perf and jazz modules, recording tech and pop business studies; BTEC music tech. Also p/t course in music industry management. BTEC certificate in DJ and mixing. Recreational classes, inservice courses and full range of inst and vocal tuition. ABRSM theory. Leeds College of Music Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7PD Further & Higher Education PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

98 Further and Higher Education Colleges Further & Higher Education t e ac.uk w Contact Gerry Godley, principal; Joe Wilson, dir of curriculum; Dr Andrew West, head of pg study Music facilities: An all Steinway School and Apple Accredited Training Centre in the heart of Leeds. Our facilities comprise of residential accommodation atop the conservatoire, three professional performance spaces, six recording studios and numerous rehearsal rooms. Students with disabilities are fully catered for in new purpose-built premises. Courses offered include A-level, FE Level Courses: ND s in popular music, jazz, music and music tech as well as BA, MA and Adult Short courses. London School of Theology London School of Theology, Green Lane, Northwood, Middlesex HA6 2UW t f e w Contact Dr Jeremy Perigo, Director of Music & Worship Studies; Stephen Robbings, Richard Hubbard, Christopher Grey, Steve Thompson, Sarah Stroh, Carey Luce, Tom Hooper, Matt Wells, Natasha Andrews, Sam Hargreaves, Geraldine Luce. Music facilities: Lecture rooms, practice rooms, Sibelius/Logic suite, acoustic auditorium. Courses: Batchelors in Theology, Music & Worship and Theology & Worship MAiTH in Christian Worship (online and residential) MaiTH in Theology and the Arts (online and residential) Master and PhD research degrees in Christian Worship. Validated by Middlesex University. Provides an integrated and evenly weighted combination of theology, music and worship, and builds on the international reputation of the school as one of the largest independent theological colleges in wester Europe. Neath Port Talbot College Neath Campus, Dwr-y-Felin Road, Neath, Neath Port Talbot SA10 7RF t f e w Music facilities: Several multi-track digital recording studios, video studios and editing rooms, drama studio and music practice rooms. No of places: AS/AL Music Tech 20; AS/AL Music 20; AS/AL Theatre Studies 20; ND 60; HND 50; BA 15. FE Level Courses: AS/AL Music and Theatre Studies, Music Technology; ND Performing Arts with options in popular music, dance, theatre and stagecraft; HND Performing Arts (popular music), BA in Popular Music Performance/Production in conjunction with the RWCMD, Cardiff. New College Nottingham The Adams Building, Stoney Street, Nottingham NG1 1NG t e w Contact Ruth Jackson, head of academy, music & performance. Music facilities: State-of-the-art equipment inc 5 band practice rooms, 3 individual practice rooms, 3 industry standard recording studios, 2 computer suites (Mac & PC), live perf spaces. FE Level Courses: Edexcel Introductory Music; BTEC Level 1 in Mus Tech; BTEC First Diplomas in Music and Music Tech; BTEC NDs in Music and Music Tech; National Certificate in Music Tech; AS/ALs in Music and Music Tech; FdA in Music and Sonic Arts (2 pathways: Music Perf and Music Tech); BA (Hons) in Sonic Arts. New England Conservatory New England Conservatory, 290 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts t e w necmusic. edu/apply-nec/admissionrequirements/ Music facilities: NEC is a premier conservatory that values exploration and collaboration. Students are mentored by a devoted faculty of esteemed artist-teachers and scholars. Alumni fill orchestra chairs, concert halls, jazz clubs, recording studios, and arts management positions worldwide. Bachelor of Music, Undergraduate Diploma, dual degrees with Harvard and Tufts, Master of Music, Graduate Diploma, Doctor of Musical Arts, Artist Diploma; also String Quartet and Piano Trio training programs. Training in orchestral instruments, piano, voice, composition, jazz, improvisation, musicology, theory, early music. Newcastle College Newcastle College, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle-upon- Tyne NE4 7SA t f e Lisa. w Contact Lisa Murphy, Music Section Manager. Music facilities: Specialist Music courses for FE and HE students. Vocationally relevant and designed by industry for industry. Working closely with our record label, Push Puzzle Records. FE Courses: L2 First Diploma in Music (Pathways: Performance, Technology or DJ), L3 Extended Diploma in Music Performance, L3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology, L3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology for DJs. HE Courses: FdA Popular Music, FdA Music Production, FdA Songwriting, FdA Sound Engineering, FdA DJ Electronic Music. North East Scotland College Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN t e w Music facilities: Our courses are aimed at musicians wishing to pursue a career within the contemporary music industry. Courses are designed to introduce students to a wide range of subjects relevant to working in today s music industry and to foster the development of essential skills. Our facilities include a studio theatre, 7 digital recording studios, rehearsal rooms, editing suites, interactive learning technologies; strong links with a range of local music venues. FE Level Courses: Introduction to Music Studies; National Certificate in Music. HE Level Courses: HND in Music; HND Sound Production. North East Surrey College of Technology (Nescot) Reigate Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey KT17 3DS t e w Contact Ruth Hurst, head of student services. Music facilities: 2 fully equipped theatres. 1 sound recording studio. No of places: Approx 25 for each course. FE Level Courses: HND in Performing Arts, BA in Theatre, ND Performing Arts, HND Mus Tech, ND Mus Tech, ND Multimedia, HND Media Production, ND Media Production; FD Mus; FD Media. North Hertfordshire College Stevenage Centre, Monkswood Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG1 1LA t e w Music facilities: Purpose-built music centre inc music recital hall, teaching and practice facilities, music tech suite, MIDI studio and recording studio. Centre for the Arts inc 2 dance studios, 2 theatres, teaching and rehearsal space. No of places: ND Perf Arts 100; ND Popular Mus 60; AL 50. FE Level Courses: ND Music Practice (Popular Music); AS/ AL in Music Technology; BTEC ND Performing Arts (dance); BTEC ND Performing Arts (perf); BTEC ND Performing Arts (acting); BTEC FD Performing Arts (acting). North Lindsey College Kingsway, Scunthorpe DN17 1AJ t e w Music facilities: 4 small fully equipped recording studios; 1 large live practice room with PA, backline and large variety of musical insts. FE Level Courses: Level 3 subsidiary, diploma & extended diploma in music; AL music tech. Course/ teaching aims: The music courses at North Lindsey College offer the opportunity to develop musical interests and expertise in a relaxed and friendly college environment. The courses offer the opportunity to study core and specialist units, which count as credits towards your final award. Campus facilities: Diner, gym, learning resources centre, prayer room. North Warwickshire and Hinckley College (North Warwickshire College) Hinckley Rd, Nuneaton CV11 6BH t f e w FE Level Courses: GCSE Dance; AS/A2 Music, Music Tech; BTEC Performing Arts, Popular Music, Media, Dance Award. Oldham College Rochdale Rd, Oldham OL9 6AA t f e w Music facilities: Music tech and recording studios; modern on-site theatre; fully equipped media centre with TV studios, video edit suite, audio edit suite, radio suite etc. No of places: 25 pa, subject to audition and interview. FE Level Courses: ND music; ND music tech (2); FD music (1); introductory diploma in music (1). Open College of the Arts The Michael Young Arts Centre, Redbrook Business Park, Wilthorpe Rd, Barnsley S75 1JN t f e w Contact Andrew Glover, Carla Rees, Chris Lawry, Douglas Seville, tutors; Dee Whitmore, Head of Operations. HE Level Courses: UG Cert, diploma and BA Hons. Offers p/t UG practical arts courses to home based students. The UG modules are also available to non-degree students. The college uses distance learning methods with personal tutor support. At present there are the following music Courses: Composing Music 1; Composing Music 2; Composing Music 3: Advanced. While it is not yet possible to do a music degree at the Open College of the Arts, the honours degree of creative arts is available and students can slant their studies significantly towards music comp. Perth College UHI Perth College UHI, Crieff Road, Perth PH1 2NX t e w Contact Marlisa Ross: Subject Leader for Music and Music Business. Music facilities: 2 fully automated 24-track digital recording studios, 6 rehearsal studios, kb & sequencing lab, MIDI lab, TV broadcast facility; vocal, bass and gui studios. Purposebuilt music and media centre housing 3 Eastlake studios, theatre, audio/ video post and pre-production suites, individual practice rooms, research base, seminar rooms and video studio. No of places: HNC 60; 98 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

99 Further and Higher Education Colleges FE Level Courses: BA and BA (Hons) popular music performance; BSc and BSc (Hons) audio engineering; BA and BA (Hons) music business; HNC music; HNC sound production; HNC music business. Peter Symonds College Owens Rd, Winchester SO22 6RX t f e w Contact Rachel Platt, head of music; Peter Hedley, head of music technology; Hillary Lette, music administrator. Music facilities: Recital room, recording studios, computer rooms with Sibelius 6 for composition and Logic, classrooms, listening facilities and practice rooms. No of places: Hampshire Specialist Music Course 12 per year, AS Music 60, A2 Music 40, BTEC Music Technology 40. College Courses: HSMC course: foundation performers course incorporating A level music, tuition in 2 instruments plus chamber music coaching. A level Music and BTEC Music Technology. Wide-ranging extra-curricular music programmes, with extensive performance opportunities in range of venues. Peterborough Regional College Peterborough Regional College, Park Crescent, Peterborough PE1 4DZ t f e w Music facilities: Mac based recording studio running Logic Pro, Allen & Heath mixer, DBX, TL audio and aphex outboard, Event monitoring, AKG and Audiotechnica mics; IT suite with 17 PCs running Cubase, Reason, Sibelius, Audacity and MS applications. Large soundproofed perf/rehearsal space, inc 2 soundproofed booths; suite of practice and teaching rooms; perf arts performance and industrial standard technical theatre studio; dance studio. Prospects Booth Street, East Manchester M13 9EP t f e w Richard Taunton Sixth Form College Hill Lane, Southampton SO15 5RL t f e w Contact Paul Swindale, head of mus & perf arts. Music facilities: Wide-ranging chmbr, orch, choral, jazz and rock experience offered. 6 practice rooms, 4 teaching rooms. Computer facilities (Mac) with Sibelius and Logic; 16-track digital recording studio; 2 purpose-built perf studios. FE Level Courses: AL music and music tech; BTEC ND in music; BTEC national award in music (performing); BTEC ND in performing arts (inc musical theatre). Free inst tuition on 1 inst for music students; theory & practical exams (ABRSM). Richmond upon Thames College Egerton Rd, Twickenham TW2 7SJ t w Music facilities: Music centre comprises concert hall, 5 rehearsal rooms, seminar room, 2 computer rooms and 2 recording studios. Careers and counselling: On-site careers centre and counselling services. FE Level Courses: AS/A2 music, AS/A2 music tech; BTEC courses in music and music tech. Campus facilities: Theatre; sports facilities inc sports hall, gym and pitch. Rose Bruford College Lamorbey Park, Sidcup DA15 9DF t e w Contact Jane Schopf, programme dir opera studies; Jeremy Harrison, programme dir, actor-musicianship; Rachel Nicholson, programme dir performance sound. Music facilities: Recording studios, 2 theatre spaces, computer labs, library. Scholarships and funding: Competitive bursaries available after completion of 1 module (Opera Studies). BA Hons opera studies; BA Hons actor-musicianship; BA Hons performance sound. All validated by University of Manchester. Rotherham College of Arts and Technology Eastwood Lane, Rotherham S65 1EG t f e w Contact Martyn Howells, head of division. Music facilities: Recording studio, kb suite, music rehearsal rooms, computer suite, music tech suite. FE Level Courses: ND popular music; music recording and sequencing; DJ industry techniques. Foundation degree in performing arts (music). HE Level Courses: Foundation degree in performing arts (music). South Cheshire College South Cheshire College, Dane Bank Avenue, Crewe, Cheshire CW2 8AB t f e w FE Level Courses: Music (Performing Arts) BTEC National Diploma; Music AS and A2 level; Music Tech AS and A2. South Downs College College Road, Purbrook Way, Waterlooville, Hampshire PO7 8AA t f e w Contact Peter Rhodes, head of perf arts. Music facilities: Theatre, 11 lecture rooms, practice facilities equipped with quality insts, recording studios, recital room and 2 IT suites. No of places: Unlimited. FE Level Courses: AL; pre-professional foundation music course (1-2) inc AL plus high-level perf tuition in 2-3 insts (1); FD Performing Arts; course in popular music (1); ND Music Practice (Performing) (2); ND Music Technology; HND Music Production; AL Music and Music Technology. South Gloucestershire and Stroud College Filton Ave, Bristol BS34 7AT t e w Music facilities: (WISE) 2 performance spaces with light and sound; band w/shop room with amps and PA; 2 soundproofed practice rooms with kbs and electric drum kits; MIDI suite with Logic and Sibelius production software; recording booths and top level recording hardware. Music lab, rehearsal rooms, dances studios. (Stroud Campus) You will study in industry standard edit suites and a purpose built recording studio. Our edit suite and recording studio is the educational flagship and software testing centre for the company Presonus. No of places: 30. Stratford-upon-Avon College The Willows, Alcester Rd, Stratfordupon-Avon CV37 9QR t f e w Music facilities: MAC lab running Logic; 2 recording studios (ProTools and 16-track analogue); suite of rehearsal rooms; 3 in-house perf venues. No of places: ND music 35; ND music tech 15; FD 15; HND 15. FE Level Courses: BTEC ND music, ND music tech (2); BTEC FD music (1); HND music perf (2). The Bournemouth & Poole College North Road, Parkstone, Poole, Dorset BH14 0LS t e w Contact Martin Outhwaite, Head of Curriculum, North Road Music Centre, The Bournemouth & Poole College. Music facilities: Our Music department has been rated Grade 1 - Outstanding by Ofsted and it s not hard to see why. Whether you want to specialise in classical or popular music performance, music technology, sound engineering or live sound management, you will gain high-level technical skills and academic knowledge. We have stateof-the-art music recording facilities, excellent technician support and staff who are professional musicians and experts in their field. We have strong links with professionals in all areas of the music industry. We offer a range of courses including BTECs and A Levels. The Constructive Teaching Centre 13 The Boulevard, Imperial Wharf, London SW6 2UB e com w com Contact Ruth Murray. Music facilities: The course is very largely practical. Each student receives daily individual work from a variety of teachers. In the first four terms they receive a weekly individual lesson from one of the teachers and regular lessons from the Head of Training. Students have regular sessions on voice and saddle work in addition to working in small groups, directed activities and handson work with teachers and other students. Other core content includes the reading and study of Alexander s books plus basic anatomy and talks on historic and current scientific research and thinking. The Sound House at Tor Bridge High Tor Bridge High, Miller Way, Plymouth, PL6 8UN t f w Music facilities: The Soundhouse rehearsal, performance and studio space; community music centre with DJ room; perc project; sound lab; computing facilities. FE Level Courses: DJ and Mixing; African Drumming; Sound Experience. Wakefield College School of Popular Music, Thornes Park Centre, Horbury Rd, Wakefield WF2 8QZ t f e w Contact Peter Goodwin, curriculum co-ord. Music facilities: Music tech suite (Cubase, ProTools, Ableton); 2 recording studios (ProTools), 3 mixdown suites (ProTools); rehearsal rooms; 220-seat theatre. FE Level Courses: BTEC level 2 diploma in music (popular music) (16); BTEC level 3 extended diploma in music (performance); BTEC level 3 extended diploma in music tech (20). HE Level Courses: BTEC Higher national certificate in music (popular music) (16); BTEC higher national diploma in music (popular music) (16). Adult/continuing level Courses: Live sound production (12); studio production (12); music tech/midi sequencing (16). Walford and North Shropshire College Oswestry Campus, Shrewsbury Road, Oswestry, Shropshire SY11 4QB t f e w Music facilities: Yahama MD8S Digital 8-track, Roland kbs, Alesis effects units, variety of microphones, Akai sampler, PCs with Cakewalk Sonar 4 and Finale 2005, Fostex 16 track digital multitrack recorder. Weekly Further & Higher Education PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

100 Teacher Training Courses Further & Higher Education inst ens rehearsals. Peripatetic inst lessons provided. FE Level Courses: Edexcel AS/AL Music; Edexcel AS/AL Music Technology. Warwickshire College Royal Leamington Spa Centre, Warwick New Road, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV32 5JE t f e w Contact School of Arts admin team. Music facilities: Recording studios, performance booths and practice rooms; G5 Mac computer rooms, Cubase, Protools studio. No of places: Unlimited. Careers and counselling: Careers & counselling services available. Scholarships and funding: Bursaries available. FE Level Courses: Extended diploma in music performance; extended diploma in music; level 2 diploma in performing arts, music. Campus facilities: Extensive facilities inc refectory, learning resource centre, book shop, general store, accommodation, common rooms etc. West College Scotland t e w Westminster Alexander Training Course 8 Hop Gardens, St Martins Lane, London WC2N 4EH t Angela East - Cello teacher training course 34 Fernwood Ave, London SW16 1RD t / e w Contact Angela East. Courses offered: This course is an independent teacher training course that aims for a qualification as a Suzuki cello teacher. It takes place over nine weekends a year and includes regular Alexander Technique, hour long individual lessons, supervised teaching of individual pupils and groups, regular performances and historical performing practice. Some free accommodation available. Please find further details at www. angelaeast.co.uk/education/teacher training courses. Bangor University Bangor, GwyneddLL57 2DG t (01248) f e bangor.ac.uk w Contact Ann Hopcyn, primary mus educ co-ord; Delyth Rees, PGCE secondary mus tutor & course dir. Courses offered: BA (QTS); PGCE Well-equipped music rooms, wide variety of classroom insts and IT e w Contact John Hunter. Music facilities: WATC opened in Suitable applicants may join the course whenever there is a vacancy. Our ethos is to provide a high-quality and balanced programme of traditional Alexander Technique training - drawing on the major lines of transmission - and to encourage experimentation and creativity in the development of one s own understanding and practice. Students are encouraged to undertake their own lines of agreed research and to participate in WATC s annual weekend residential course. Westminster Kingsway College King s Cross Centre, 211 Gray s Inn Road, London, WC1X 8RA t e westking.ac.uk w www. westking.ac.uk/music/ Contact Westminster Kingsway College. Music facilities: Offering FE level courses including Music; Music Production; Performing Arts and Musical Theatre; Artist Development; LOGIC Production and Song Writing. State of the art facilities and music suites in central London. Students work with venues in Camden and across London and meet performers and producers regularly. Wirral Metropolitan College Conway Park Campus, Europa Boulevard, Conway Park, CH41 4NT t f e w Music facilities: Music suite, sound recording studio, practice and rehearsal rooms, dance studio, drama studio, video suite. Students participate in events and end of year performance. No of places: Limited, subject to funding available. FE and HE Level Courses: BTEC Firsts performing arts/music / musical theatre; BTEC Nationals music/music technology /performing arts / musical theatre; BTEC HNC Performing Arts. Course/teaching aims: Courses give students the opportunity to study a wide range of skills, all of which will help them on their chosen pathway, moving into employment or FE and HE. Yeovil College Mudford Rd, Yeovil BA21 4DR t f w Music facilities: Inc PCs with Sibelius and Cubase, recording studio with Digidesign Pro Tools. 3 rehearsal rooms with full backline and vocal PA. 2 in-house venues. Musical groups: rock/pop, classical, gospel choir. No of places: 20 on each course. FE Level Courses: Edexcel Teacher Training Courses music equipment and some world music insts. Resources library. Bath Spa University Newton St Loe, Bath BA2 9BN t f e w Contact Dylan Gwyer-Roberts, PGCE secondary & KS2/3 programme leader, PGCE secondary course leader for music. Courses offered: PGCE secondary music. Music tech room. Birmingham City University School of Education, City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU t ; f e w Contact Course Tutors: Ian Axtell, Subject Leader for Music Education; Professor Martin Fautley; Kelly Davey Nicklin. Courses offered: Full-time Professional Graduate and Postgraduate Certificates in Education with QTS. Classroom music facilities include a range of instruments and music technology. Also practice rooms, library and music resource centre for trainees, as well as facilities available in partner schools. Full and Part-Time Higher Research degrees in Music Education based at the Centre for Research in Education. Bishop Grosseteste University College Longdales Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN1 3DY t f e w Contact Catherine Maynard Clark, academic co-ord for mus. Courses offered: PGCE; BA Hons in Music and Education Studies - A Level Music preferred. Competence on 2 insts preferred and assessed at interview, one at least to grade 7 standard. Music facilities: Facilities inc computer suite, music library, practising facilities, recital rooms and theatre. Canterbury Christ Church University Faculty of Education, North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent CT1 1QU t ext 3200 f e w Contact Julie Evans, course tutor, secondary & 7-14; Catherine Carden, programme dir/course tutor, Courses offered: BA primary ed (3); PGCE. Dedicated room for music educ inc classroom insts and ICT. BTEC extended diploma in music. Course/teaching aims: Allow insight into a range of disciplines inc ens skills, comp, arrangement, repertoire selection and generation, computer music production, concert staging and live sound, project and event management, recording studio production, and cultural and industry studies. York Alexander Technique School 5 Thorpe Street,York YO23 1NJ t w techniqueschool.co.uk/ Contact Co- Heads of Training: Lena Schibel-Mason; Pamela Mason. Music facilities: The course follows STAT guidelines. About 80 per cent of the teaching time is devoted to practical work. Practical work is regarded as the main tool for absorbing the principles of the Alexander Technique: awareness of self, others and the world around, inhibition: stopping the going down of the same road and into the same holes over and over again, directing: a way of newly aligning and tuning ourselves with freer and more flowing ways of responding to stimuli, faulty sensory appreciation: the realisation that what we think we do is not necessarily what we are doing, force of habit. David Barton Music Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6BZ t w Courses offered: Flute, Piano, Singing & Music Theory Teacher Teaching Diploma Mentor Composer & Arranger Piano Accompanist Freelance Writer PhD Student, Royal College of Music (RCM). Ed Roberts Chapel Allerton w html Courses offered: All Brass. Gloucestershire SCITT Consortium 13 Ullenwood Court, Ullenwood, Cheltenham GL53 9QS t f e w Contact L Ryder. Courses offered: PGCE music. Goldsmiths, University of London New Cross, London SE14 6NW t f e w Courses offered: PGCE music. Also 17-week introduction to music therapy, Wed 6-8pm. Suitable for 100 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

101 Teacher Training Courses musicians, teachers and healthcare professionals considering pursuing professional training in music therapy (contact Music block inc classroom insts, Yamaha kbs etc. Computer facilities inc Cubase, Reason Acid and Sibelius. Institute of Education University College London, Gower Street, London WC1H 0AL t f e w Contact Jane Lee, subject leader music PGCE. Courses offered: PGCE music. Library, ICT facilities, sports. Liverpool Hope University Hope Park, Liverpool, Merseyside L16 9JD t /3621 f e hope.ac.uk w Contact Mary Black, Anne James. Courses offered: MA Education (Music Education): innovative and creative approach; reflection and debate; enhance existing leadership skills; includes settings within or outside primary, secondary schools and post-compulsory education; research skills, action research project and dissertation. Course details: 1 yr fulltime; 2 or 3 yrs part-time. 180 credits. Music facilities: Lecture and practice facilities in new building; music technology facilities; wide range of insts. Opportunities for involvement in range of choirs, orch and concert band to chmbr music, local and national organisations. Manchester Metropolitan University All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester M15 6BH t f e w Contact William Evans, snr lecturer in music educ; Jonathan Savage, reader in educ. Courses offered: BA primary educ (4); PGCE music (1), PGCE music with specialist inst teaching (1). At Didsbury: a purpose-built music suite containing two studios with excellent collections of classroom and world insts, practice rooms, electronic kbs, interactive white board and wireless laptops for class use, steel band and 8 pnos. At Crewe: studio with collection of classroom insts. Middlesex University Lifelong Learning and Education, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BT t f w Courses offered: PGCE music. Library, specialist recital, lecture and practice rooms, music tech suite, kb lab, recording studio. Moray House School of Education The University of Edinburgh, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL t f e w Contact Neil W Houston, lecturer in mus educ. Courses offered: BEd Hons; BA educational studies; PGCE. Music tech centre, w/shop spaces, world music centre, wide perf base for choral & inst work. Plymouth University Faculty of Health, Education & Society, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA t f e w Contact Miles Opie, programme leader. Courses offered: BEd (Hons) primary (music) A number of computer recording workstations running Apple Logic and Sibelius along with gui and PA amplification, a digital drum kit and dedicated recording space. Computers are used as a compositional tool, as an aid to teaching in the classroom and to record work. Reading University Institute of Education, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 6AH t f e w Contact Mary Stakelum, course dir. Courses offered: MA in Music Education. 1 year f/t, 2-4 years p/t. Modular course designed to extend the understanding of educ practice, provision and curriculum development in music. For graduates with teaching experience. Course comprises 4-6 modules (of which four specialist topics are: Teaching Composing; The Teaching of Musical Performance; Children s Musical Development and Learning; and Current Issues in Music Education) followed by dissertation. Individual modules can be taken separately. Roehampton University School of Education, Erasmus House, Roehampton Lane, London SW15 5SL t f e w Contact Alastair Greig, course leader, PGCE primary; Angela Major, course leader, PGCE secondary. Courses offered: BA (QTS) primary (3); PGCE In Southlands College. Roehampton University Continuing Professional Development Office, Froebel College, Roehampton Lane, London SW15 5PJ t f e w info.roehampton-online.com/ Contact Nigel Marshall, programme convener. Courses offered: MA Choral and Music Eduction. Up to 4 yrs p/t. Modular course mainly for music teachers in primary and secondary schools and also for others such as conductors, church and community musicians etc. Designed to enhance professional knowledge, skills and competence in the choral area within an educ context. MA in Music and Psychology and MA in Music in Early Years also offered. Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 100 Renfrew St, Glasgow G2 3DB t f e w Contact John Gormley, BEd coordinator. Courses offered: BEd Music Hons (4). Course offered jointly with University of Glasgow; students must apply via CUKAS, and study takes place at both institutions on placement. Higher Music at Grade A plus three others at BBC (inc English) and Principal Study at gr 8 and Pno at gr 6 of the ABRSM usually required; kb and vocal skills essential. Entry by audition, interview and entrance exam. Full access to facilities of RCS and University of Glasgow. Summer Music Academy Sinaia master-classes & concerts for: violin viola cello flute C.P , Bucharest t and f e w jmevents.ro/ events/europafest-summer-edition Contact Luigi Gageos, manager Dates: July 2016, Sinaia Registration: 15 June 2016 Courses offered: Summer Music Academy Sinaia offers young musicians the extraordinary opportunity to participate in an international seminar of instrumental and conducting training of highest standards. Program with tradition, it is organized by jmevents and includes: VIOLIN, VIOLA, CELLO, FLUTE. The master-classes are run by artists and renowned professors from prestigious European music academies - Royal Academy of Music London, National Conservatoire in Paris, the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, etc. UCL Institute of Education University College London, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL t f e w Contact Colin Durrant, MA programme leader. Courses offered: Students on the MA music education programme have the opportunity to work with a highly specialised teaching team and visiting lecturers; specialise in a range of areas across the psychology, sociology and philosophy of music; tailor the course according to your own professional and personal situation; become part of an international student body. University of Bristol, Graduate School of Education School of Education, Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, Bristol BS8 1JA t f e w programmes/pgce/subjects/music Contact Marina Gall, PGCE music tutor; Siobhan Pegler, admin. Courses offered: PGCE Secondary Music Course. University of East London Class School of Education & Communities, University of East London, Water Lane, Stratford, London, E15 4LZ t f e w Contact Dr Christopher Dalladay, music education subject leader. Courses offered: Secondary PGCE (inc. School Direct); Primary PGCE (inc. School Direct) - general primary with a music route. University of Greenwich Avery Hill Campus, Room 004, Southwood House, London SE9 2PQ t f e w www2.gre.ac.uk/study/courses/pg/ seced/seced Contact Enquiry Unit (tel. no. above). Courses offered: PGCE music. Dedicated room for music educ inc classroom insts and music-related ICT at the Avery Hill campus. Resources of TLCMD at Greenwich Maritime site. University of Huddersfield School of Education and Professional Development, Lockside, Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH t f e w postgraduate/secondary-music-pgcewith-qts/; full-time/undergraduate/secondarymusic-education-ba-hons-with-qts/ Contact Jayne Price Head of Division ITE (Schools) and Music Tutor. Courses offered: PGCE Secondary Music and BA Secondary Music Education with Qualified Teacher Status. University of Reading Institute of Education, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 6AH t f e w Contact Nils Franke, dir of mus studies specialism; Helen Mitchell, mus sec. Courses offered: BA (Ed) Hons (QTS) (4); PGCE Purpose-built studio and practice rooms together with a comprehensive inst collection, resource centre and microtechnology studios. All courses work closely with local schools and students are encouraged to participate in the Further & Higher Education PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

102 INSET Courses flourishing musical life of the campus which inc choirs, orchs, jazz band, contemporary music group. University of South Wales Caerleon Campus, Lodge Rd, Caerleon, NP18 3QT t f w Courses offered: Offers selection of ug and pg educ courses. These inc degrees in early years, inclusive educ and post-compulsory educ and training as well as an extensive range of pg subjects inc leadership and mgt, TESOL and special educ needs to name but a few. We also offer vocational routes into educ through the creative and therapeutic arts programme which has led to the development and introduction of our masters programmes in art psychotherapy and music therapy. University of Sussex Sussex School of Education, PGCE Admissions, Sussex House, Brighton, BN1 9RH t f e w Contact Duncan Mackrill, course tutor. Contact admissions co-ord for details. Courses offered: PGCE music. Teaching equipment as required. All music facilities are available in partnership schools where trainees spend most of their time. University of Ulster Coleraine Campus, Cromore Rd, Coleraine, Co. Londonderry BT52 1SA t f ext 4918 e w Courses offered: PGCE music. Music educ classroom, 2 PC labs, video conferencing facility, centre for interaction with schools and students on teaching practice, staffed resources area, micro teaching suite, drama studio and educ library. INSET Courses Local Courses Further & Higher Education Camden Borough Council Camden Music, The Crowndale Centre, 5 Pancras Square, London NW1 1BD t f e w Contact Peter West, head of mus service; Marilyn Martin, admin; Sheena Masson, primary advisory teacher. Courses offered: A range of primary and secondary courses for teachers. Areas inc practical approaches to classroom music, Vocal techniques and singing in the classroom, induction for newly quaified teachers, approaches to planning and devising music policy, music technology, composing, music in the early years. Coventry, Performing Arts Service Chace Studio Centre, 239a Robin Hood Rd, Willenhall, Coventry CV3 3AN t f e w performing_arts/792/performing_ arts_service Courses offered: Regular INSET opportunities with a different focus eg. world arts, tech, singing, dance and drama. Dorset Music Service Bovington Middle School, Cologne Rd, Wareham, BH20 6NU t e gov.uk w Contact Nichola Pendlebury, head of service. Courses offered: A range of CPD for musicians and teachers. Dumfries and Galloway Education and Community Services, Lochside Education Centre, Lochside Rd, Dumfries DG2 0EL t f e w aspx?articleid=3398 Contact Alan Cameron, educ offr. Courses offered: Regional staff development days for primary music specialists, secondary music staff and instrumental music instructors. Comprehensive programme of Continuous Professional Development activities for all music staff. Gateshead & South Tyneside Music Education Hub Dryden Centre, Evistones Rd, Low Fell, Gateshead NE9 5UR t f e w tynesidecharanga.co.uk Contact Naomi Barker, mgr. Courses offered: Music in the National Curriculum. Courses at KS 1, KS 2 and KS 3 levels. Music and Mathematics - new links; Music and Literacy - new approaches. First Steps in Comp in the Instrumental and Class Lesson. Day, half-day and twilight. Courses can be adapted to meet the needs of colleagues; courses for non-specialist as well as specialist teachers or specifically focused. First steps in comp looks at the initial stages of notation in a creative manner. French music and culture w/shop. Glasgow City Council Education Services City Chambers East, 40 John St, Merchant City, Glasgow G1 1JL t w Contact Maureen McKenna, exec dir of educ. Courses offered: In-service courses for 5-14 expressive arts, standard grade music, revised Higher music and Higher still music. Isle of Man Music Centre Music Centre, St Ninian s Lower School, Heywood Avenue, Onchan, Isle of Man, IM3 3AR t f e w www2.sch.im/groups/ isleofmanmusicservice Contact Graham Kirkland, head of mus service. Courses offered: Various INSET packages arranged throughout the year for primary, secondary and peripatetic music teachers. 5 one-day INSET courses. Isle of Wight Music Service Downside Community & Learning Centre, Furrlongs, Newport, Isle of Wight P030 2AX t f e w Contact Phil Chapman, head of mus service. Courses offered: Lead organisation and principal delivery organisation for Isle of Wight Music Education Hub. Comprehensive provider of instrumental/vocal teaching. INSET training for IoW music service teachers. Conferences for music curriculum leaders; conferences for inst teachers, arranged in conjunction with Solent Music (inc Southampton and Portsmouth music services) and Hampshire Music Service. Resources - instruments and world instruments, teaching packs. IW Youth Orchestra; IW Youth Wind Band; IW Music Centre. Leeds City Council Music Services (ArtForms) ArtForms office, Leeds City Academy, Bedford Field, Woodhouse Cliff, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 2LG t f e w Contact Stephen Wild, Head of Music; Mark Tunnicliffe, Administration Coordinator. Courses offered: ArtForms is the Music and Arts Service of Leeds City Council and part of the Learning Improvement team of Children s Services. The service offers instrument and vocal tutors, National Curriculum music teachers and pianists to all Leeds schools and supports music centres in various parts of Leeds: Horsforth, Boston Spa, Guiseley, East Leeds, North Leeds, Rothwell, South Leeds, West Leeds (Bramley). ArtForms also runs the City of Leeds Youth Music (CLYM) ensembles, including a youth orchestra, wind band, youth choir, jazz rock orchestra and many others. Lincolnshire School Improvement Service cfbt Education Services, Myle Cross Centre, Maculay Drive, Lincoln LN2 4EL t f e w Contact Ian Tait, school improvement adviser, mus (Tel: ). Courses offered: In-service courses provided by the School Improvement Service. Merton Music Foundation MMF Office, Chaucer Centre, Canterbury Rd, Morden, Surrey SM4 6PX t f e w Contact John Mander, chief exec. Courses offered: Regular CPD courses for inst and class music teachers. Music Cornwall Carew House, Beacon Technology Park, Dunmere Rd, Bodmin PL31 2QE t e w music-cornwall/ Courses offered: Services: support to classroom teachers through team teaching and lesson modelling; staff training through INSET and staff meetings; advice on appropriate resources for music teaching; organising, running and/ or performing school concerts, shows, assemblies and other events; support for community events such as fetes, village feasts, processions, carnivals; delivering one-off projects or workshops for arts week or specific topics; supporting schools in achieving nationally accredited awards; providing assessments and reports for all our music delivery. Newcastle Children s Services Directorate Education Dept, Music Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1PG t f e Contact Steve Halsey, head of mus service, specialist adviser for mus. Courses offered: Regular programme of in-service courses for teachers. 102 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

103 Specialist Courses Northumberland Creative and Performing Arts Education Development Centre, Hepscott Park, Stannington, Morpeth NE61 6NF t f e gov.uk w education.northumberland.gov. uk/music/ Contact HIlary Gordon, asst head of service (curriculum); Geoffrey Hutchinson, asst head of service (tuition). Courses offered: Advice and training on all aspects of inst/vocal tuition; music w/shops; curriculum support and advice for all key stages. Oxfordshire Music Service Centre for Music, Bayswater Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 9FF t f e w public-site/music-service Contact Tony Mealings, contact. Courses offered: In-service training for special school teachers, general primary, specialist primary, specialist secondary teachers and inst teachers. W/shops and courses for early years and adults; training in all music genres inc world music and ICT. Redbridge Music Service John Savage Centre, Fencepiece Rd, Hainault, Ilford, Essex IG6 2NB. t f e w Contact Eric Forder, mus service dir. Courses offered: Provider of music education inc INSET for primary, secondary and specialschool teachers. Provider of CPD and schools support; engages in partnership working inc the LSO; lead partner in the North East London Music Education Hub (NELMEH). SELB 3 Charlemont Place, The Mall, Armagh, Co Armagh BT61 9AX t e w Courses offered: Various in-service policy and practice courses for post-primary (secondary level) music teachers and inst tutors; classroom based in-service support for music and music tech to improve teaching and learning in post-primary schools. Advice also available on curriculum, examinations, equipment, accommodation, music tech etc. Shropshire Music Service The Music Centre, Long Meadow, Bayston Hill, Shropshire SY3 0NU t f e shropshire.gov.uk w org.uk Contact Keith Havercroft, school improvement adviser (mus & elearning). Courses offered: Support for music education in Shropshire. Staffordshire Entrust, (formerly Staffordshire Education Transformation and School Improvement) Education and Lifelong Learning Directorate, Staffordshire County Council, The Kingston Centre, Fairway, Stafford, ST16 3TW t ; (mob) f e w Contact Sarah Dawson, snr teacher consultant, mus. Courses offered: All aspects of primary, middle, secondary and special school music education. Specialist support for teachers, bespoke training, student conferences, resources. Suffolk County Music Service Northgate Arts Centre, Sidegate Lane West, Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 3DF t f e w countymusicservice; www. suffolkmusichub.co.uk Contact Philip Shaw, Head of Suffolk County Music Service. Courses offered: Residential and non-residential in-service courses for specialist and non-specialist music teachers. Sunderland Music Development Office Portland School, Weymouth Rd, Sunderland, SR3 2NQ t f w citymusic Contact Stephen Auster, city mus co-ord. Courses offered: Primary, secondary and special music in-service courses. Warwickshire County Music Service Saltisford Office Park, Ansell Way, Warwick, CV34 4UL t , also fax e w Courses offered: Curriculum and inservice support, frequent in-service courses and conferences. Full day/ half day/twilights. Colourstrings Colourstrings & The Szilvay Foundation, 18 Elm Tree Avenue, Esher, Surrey KT10 8JG t e w www. colourstringsbooks.com Contact Pat Wislocki. Courses offered: Courses for strings, pno, fl and music kindergarten teachers. Colourstrings is an approach to music teaching, evolved from the teachings of Kodaly and developed by Dr Geza Szilvay, director of the East Helsinki Music Institute. Emphasis is on developing child s inner hearing using relative sol-fa. Extended Part-Time Courses Goldsmiths, University of London Professional and Community Music Education, New Cross, London SE14 6NW t f e w Contact Jeremy Peyton Jones, mus programme co-ord. Courses offered: Graduate Diploma in Music Teaching to Adults; Certificate in Music Workshop Skills. 1 year p/t. Course for competent musicians and music teachers wishing to specialise in adult teaching, continuing educ, FE and HE. Course develops musicianship for teachers (composing, improvising, aural perception, singing skills) and puts teaching principles into action through teaching practice and placement in college. Certificate in Music Workshop Skills. 2 years p/t. Course for competent musicians wanting to run w/shops, group tuition and community-based music-making. The Kodaly Centre of London 52 Highland Rd, Northwood Hills HA6 1JU t , also fax w Contact David Vinden, Yuko Vinden, dirs. Courses offered: Musicianship classes in the Kodaly method, teaching techniques and methodology for class teachers, inst teachers and singers. Publications inc: Harmonic Foundations, the Modes, rhythm flip cards and flash cards. Musica Transalpina I and II cannons by Cherubini and Caldara. Classes available at three levels and inc methodology, Solfege, choral direction and folk song analysis. Jolly Music Recepetion/yr 1 curriculum. Insets can be arranged to order. Tonalis: Centre for the Development of Music 4 Castle Farm Close, Leighterton, Gloucestershire GL8 8UY t , also fax e w Contact Michael Deason-Barrow, dir. Courses offered: Tonalis music education in-service days, range of 1-day themes available: teach music through music; world musics in education; sharing music; a new orch of insts for class music making; new ways to teach notation; educational music therapy; the singing child. Further & Higher Education Aberystwyth University The Music Centre, 10 Laura Place, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 2AU t f e w Contact David Russell Hulme, dir of mus. Courses offered: Symphony Orchestra, Wind & Br Bands, Choirs, Vocal & Specialist Courses Adult and Continuing Music Education Inst Tuition, Concerts - and much more. Birkbeck College, University of London Department of Film, Media and Cultural Studies, Gordon Square, London WC1H t f e w Courses offered: Performance certificates in dance, concert singing, opera, acting. Music certificates in musical techniques and comps, history of opera, music & the arts. Also foundation degree in dance. Cardiff University Continuing & Professional Education Senghennydd Rd, Cardiff CF24 4AG t e w Contact Dr Nick Jones, Senior Lecturer, Humanities Co-ordinator. Courses offered: Extensive programme of daytime and evening music appreciation and music theory classes, plus jazz improvisation, in Cardiff. Also offers online courses on composition and arranging. PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

104 Specialist Courses Further & Higher Education Central School of Speech and Drama Embassy Theatre, Eton Ave, London, NW3 3HY t f e w Contact Meg Ryan, mkt and communications mgr. Courses offered: MA Music Theatre. BA Hons Acting (Music Theatre). Musical Theatre summer school. Coda Music Trust Chewton Farm Rd, Walkford, Dorset BH23 5QL t e w Contact Coda Music Trust. Courses offered: We teach all people of all ages and abilities from beginner to professional. Whatever your musical skill or ambition, we have a place for you. All students receive regular support through written and verbal feedback and assessments. Our team of experienced, flexible and friendly tutors provide high quality tuition in a friendly and fun environment. We teach pno, kb, gui, bs, elec gui, ukelele, banjo, mandolin, vn, va, vc, cl, fl, sax, rcdr, drum kit, African perc, vocal coaching and more. Glasgow University Dept of Adult and Continuing Education, St Andrew s Building, 11 Eldon St, Glasgow G3 6NH t f e w adulteducation.html Contact Stuart Campbell, p/t subject specialist, mus. Courses offered: Courses in music appreciation and theory of music, courses in organisation of music life, joint study days with Scottish Opera, single comp study days, w/shop series for comps in association with Paragon Ensemble, other study days. Goldsmiths, University of London Professional and Community Education, Lewisham Way, London, SE14 6NW t /00 f e w Contact Jeremy Peyton Jones, mus programme co-ord. Courses offered: A wide variety of music courses are available, covering both classical and popular music styles, aimed at levels from absolute beginners to pre-degree and diploma preparation. There are certificate courses in music studies, popular music and jazz, music teaching to adults and music w/shop skills. Leeds Violin School e w Courses offered: Outstanding violin tuition for students of all ages and abilities. Individual and group lessons, folk ensembles, orchestras, workshops, summer school and regular concerts. Morley College 61 Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7HT t f e w Courses offered: Various short courses and summer school. Musically Fluent 49 St Clements Mansions, Lillie Rd, Fulham, London SW6 7PQ t e musicallyfluent.com w Contact Phil Best. Courses offered: Musically Fluent is a solid foundation course. After completing it, a musician is genuinely capable and useful : making music is easy and a real joy. A Musically Fluent graduate will find it much easier to: memorise pieces understand music theory study scores analyse musical form understand the rules of harmony, counterpoint, voicing, melodic variation etc. work on rhythm skills - the ability to play complex rhythmic patterns such as crossed rhythms and syncopations found in some music, especially jazz develop technical skills to play with greater ease and freedom. National Opera Studio National Opera Studio, The Clore Building, 2 Chapel Yard, Wandsworth High St, London SW18 4HZ t e w Contact Faye Hughes, studio mgr. Courses offered: 1-year intensive course providing opera training to singers and repetiteurs at an international level. The course adds dramatic, language and interpretative skills to trainees, preparing them for a professional career in opera. Course dates: Sep-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun. North East Scotland College Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen, AB25 1BN t e w Courses offered: Our courses are aimed at musicians wishing to pursue a career within the contemporary music industry. Courses are designed to introduce students to a wide range of subjects relevant to working in today s music industry and to foster the development of essential skills. Our facilities include a studio theatre, 7 digital recording studios, rehearsal rooms, editing suites, interactive learning technologies; strong links with a range of local music venues. FE Level Courses: Introduction to Music Studies; National Certificate in Music. HE Level Courses: HND in Music; HND Sound Production. Oxfordshire Adult Learning The East Street Centre, Calder Close, Banbury, Oxon OX16 3WR t e w public-site/adult-learning Richmond Adult Community College incorporating the Richmond Jazz School RACC, Parkshot, Richmond, Surrey TW9 2RE t e w Contact Dave Jones, curriculum leader; Fern Chantelle-Carter, learning mgr. Courses offered: Beginner courses in pno, gui and singing plus a wide range of courses within the Richmond Jazz School for vocalists and instrumentalists. Musis Technology courses from introduction leading up to Access to Higher Education Musis Technology. Rose Bruford College Lamorbey Park, Burnt Oak Lane, Sidcup, Kent DA15 9DF t f e w Contact Jane Schopf, opera studies programme dir. Courses offered: BA (Hons), degree in opera studies, validated by the University of Manchester. Modular structure to fit around lifestyle with specialist personal tutors using online learning materials. Optional residential event and study days. Course collaborates closely with main opera companies for its residential event. Thumpy, The Thumb Flute Ctra. de Murcia 104, Huetor Santillan, Granada, Granada w Courses offered: Thumpy the thumb flute is a relatively simple instrument with a surprisingly natural sound. It is a charming and exciting way to learn to flute and to develop a stable and flexible embouchure. Thumpy has lots of possibilities for improvisations and games in groups. This new flute has been designed and developed by Dutch flutist-composer Wil Offermans. It is produced by Studio E. Thumpy is a great instrument for children before they move on to the Boehm-flute. It is played by the thumbs only but has the scope for many different sounds and melodies. Also a Thumpy Book is available. Tonalis Music Centre 4 Castle Farm Close, Leighterton, GLOS GL8 8UY t e Courses offered: The Spirit of England in Music, Explore the Soundscapes of EnglandLed by Michael Deason- Barrow. Would you like to travel through England and experience it in a new light through listening to The Soul of a Nation in Sound? Come with us on a journey through the glorious landscapes and soundscapes of England and English Music. For more details & the booking form on the leaflet use this link: pdfs/18-21_july_english_landscape. pdf. University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education, Madingley Hall, Madingley, Cambridge CB23 8AQ t f e w Contact Clare Kerr, Public Programmes Co-ordinator. Courses offered: Various weekend music appreciation and practical music-making courses at Madingley Hall, a 16th-century country house near Cambridge. Dates: Year-round. University of Edinburgh Office of Lifelong Learning, 11 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9LW t f e w Contact Ann Edmond, mus course organiser. Courses offered: Term-time courses (weekly, day and evening) at various levels in music theory and appreciation. Also summer schools, Music at the Edinburgh Festival (Aug- Sep) and Piano Workshop (Aug). University of Kent University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ t f e w Contact Information Office. Courses offered: Our Music degree programmes offer a range of single and joint honors courses that enable students to flourish in areas such as performance, music technology, composition and musicology. Our purpose-built facilities and innovative teaching deliver an exceptional learning experience. University of Oxford Dept for Continuing Education, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JA t f e w continuing-education Contact Hazel Richards, day school admin. Courses offered: Sat courses only. Fees from 44. University of Reading Institute of Education, London Road Campus, 4 Redlands Road, Reading, Berkshire RG1 5EX t f e w Courses offered: A selection of courses and conferences designed to meet the needs of nursery, primary and secondary school staff inc courses for primary curriculum leaders in music and those wishing to develop 104 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

105 Specialist Courses music in the nursery. Also diploma courses for Inst and Vocal Music Teachers in Professional Practice, run as a distance learning course, and in Music Education, taught f/t or p/t in Reading. Both diploma programmes lead to a masters phase examined by dissertation. Westminster Kingsway College King s Cross Centre, 211 Gray s Inn Road, London, WC1X 8RA t e westking.ac.uk w www. westking.ac.uk/music Contact Westminster Kingsway College. Courses offered: Offering FE level courses including Music; Music Production; Performing Arts and Musical Theatre; Artist Development; LOGIC Production and Song Writing. State of the art facilities and music suites in central London. Students work with venues in Camden and across London and meet performers and producers regularly. Alexander ReEducation Centre 68 Wantage Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG30 2SF t w org/ Contact Ronald Colyer. Courses offered: The application of the principles laid down in writings of FM Alexander, anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and postural reflexes. The daily timetable is divided into four sessions: 1 Mini lesson to improve use; 2 Application work - exploring movement with the use of inhibition and direction to promote the Primary Control; 3 Hands on sessions, following standard training procedures with chair and table work; 4 A study of the following: Writings of Alexander, anatomy, postural reflexes. Alexander Technique School of Cornwall Merrymeet, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 3LP t ; e w janetalexandertechnique.com/ about-janet-wright/ Courses offered: 3-yr course. Alexander Technique Studio 6 Ravenslea Rd, London SW12 8SB t e w Contact Karen Wentworth, dir. Courses offered: STAT approved 3-yr training course in the FM Alexander Technique. Alexander Technique Teacher Training Centre Franzensgasse 5/47, 1050 Vienna t + 43 (0) e w www. alexandertechniquecentrevienna. com/ Contact Michael Parkinson. Courses offered: A typical morning s work might include: individual hands-on work with the director or assistant teachers, learning practical and verbal teaching skills under supervision in small groups, reading and discussion of Alexander s books or other relevant literature, basic anatomy, physiology and neurology, application of Alexander Technique principles to everyday or more specialised activities ( directed activities ). Students in their final term may work under supervision with friends from outside the class. Alexander Technique Training Courses Bristol Alexander School 3 Trees Community Centre, 56A Greystoke Avenue, Bristol BS10 6AZ t e co.uk w Contact Caroline Chalk, head of training. Courses offered: 3-year teacher training course. Also short courses for personal interest and private lessons. School address: Long Ashton Guide Headquarters, Long Ashton, Bristol BS18 9BJ. Centre for the Alexander Technique Centre for the Alexander Technique, 46 Stevenage Road, London SW6 6HA t e w Contact P Ribeaux, Mrs E Ribeaux, dirs. Courses offered: Alexander Technique teacher training. City Alexander Technique School 202 City Road, London EC1V 2PH t ; e w Courses offered: Prospective students should have had a sufficient number of lessons to show that they have grasped the basic principles and have an interest in continued learning. They should be able to show that they are in good health and have financial plans in place to see them through the three years. There will be an interview and lesson(s) with the Head of Training. People of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. Preparatory classes are being held for those interested in training. Please contact us for details. Constructive Teaching Centre 13, The Boulevard, Imperial Wharf, London SW6 2UB t f w com/ Contact Ruth Murray, John Brown, dirs. Courses offered: 3-year teacher training course in Alexander Technique. Cumbria Alexander Training Fellside Centre, Low Fellside, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4NH e fmalexandertechnique.co.uk w Contact Co-heads of Training: Jamie McDowell (Burton 1983) and Michael Hardwick (Carrington/ Burton 1988). Courses offered: Students who have an ongoing interest in exploring the implications of Alexander s ideas on psychophysical unity. Visit the school for discussions with directors. East Anglia Centre for Alexander Technique Chelmsford Alexander Studio, Moulsham Mill, Parkway, Chelmsford CM2 7PX t ; e w com Contact Sandra Waller, dir. Courses offered: 3-year course with three 10-week terms pa. London Centre for Alexander Technique and Training 137 Grosvenor Ave, London N5 2NH t e w Contact Refia Sacks, dir. Courses offered: 3-year teacher training (voicework incd) and individual lessons in Alexander Technique. Manchester Alexander Technique Training School Royal Northern College of Music, 124 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9RD e w Contact Malcolm Williamson; Nigel Evans. Courses offered: The key aims are to facilitate the trainee s own process of learning enquiry, to develop trainees understanding of the core values and methods of Alexander s work, enabling them to teach the Alexander Technique in an effective, openminded, ethical and self-directed manner. Daily class comprises mainly practical study of the Technique and its principles with directed activities and instruction in small groups to develop teaching skills. Oxford Alexander Training School The Coach House, Quarry Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 8NX t e w trainingschool.co.uk Contact Stephen Cooper, dir. Courses offered: 3-year teacher training course (STAT approved); PG training courses. The Alexander Teacher Training School 16 Balderton Street, London W1K 6TN t (day); (evening) e w Contact Head of training: Anthony Kingsley. Courses offered: Curriculum: At least 80% of the training will be practical work, in keeping with the fundamentally practical nature of the Technique. The core curriculum is based on Alexander s basic principles, and will therefore cover the essential concepts of inhibition and directions, the unity of mind and body, doing and non-doing, the force of habit and false sensory. Each day there will be time for reading Alexander s writings or other relevant material. The Brighton Alexander Technique College Unit 3, Hove Business Centre, Fouthill Rd, Hove BN3 6HA t e w com Contact C Nicholls, head of training. Courses offered: 3-yr teacher training programme; 4-day intensive for musicians. Individual lessons; voice and perf w/shops. The Constructive Teaching Centre 13 The Boulevard, Imperial Wharf, London SW6 2UB e com w com/ Contact Ruth Murray. Courses offered: The course is very largely practical. Each student receives daily individual work from a variety of teachers. In the first four terms they receive a weekly individual lesson from one of the teachers and regular lessons from the Head of Training. Students have regular sessions on voice and saddle work in addition to working in small groups, directed activities and handson work with teachers and other students. Other core content includes the reading and study of Alexander s books plus basic anatomy and talks on historic and current scientific research and thinking. Westminster Alexander Centre & Teacher Training Course 8 Hop Gardens, off St Martin s Lane, London, WC2N 4EH Further & Higher Education PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

106 Specialist Courses t e w Contact John Hunter, dir of training. Courses offered: Introductory courses, private lessons, residential courses (UK & Spain), STAT teachertraining course. Application of AT to instruments, respiration, voice, stage presence, stage fright and dealing with injury. Westminster Alexander Training Course 8 Hop Gardens, St Martins Lane, London WC2N 4EH t e w Contact John Hunter. Courses offered: WATC opened in Suitable applicants may join the course whenever there is a vacancy. Our ethos is to provide a high-quality and balanced programme of traditional Alexander Technique training - drawing on the major lines of transmission - and to encourage experimentation and creativity in the development of one s own understanding and practice. Students are encouraged to undertake their own lines of agreed research and to participate in WATC s annual weekend residential course. York Alexander Technique School 5 Thorpe Street, York YO23 1NJ t w www. yorkalexandertechniqueschool.co.uk/ Contact Co- Heads of Training: Lena Schibel-Mason; Pamela Mason. Courses offered: The course follows STAT guidelines. About 80 per cent of the teaching time is devoted to practical work. Practical work is regarded as the main tool for absorbing the principles of the Alexander Technique: awareness of self, others and the world around, inhibition: stopping the going down of the same road and into the same holes over and over again, directing: a way of newly aligning and tuning ourselves with freer and more flowing ways of responding to stimuli, faulty sensory appreciation: the realisation that what we think we do is not necessarily what we are doing, force of habit. Arts Administration Courses Further & Higher Education Anglia Ruskin University East Rd, Cambridge CB1 1PT t f e w Contact Pam Pfrommer, pathway leader. Courses offered: MA in arts management, inc work placement. Taught element 1 year f/t, 2 years p/t. The PG certificate stage comprises 3 core modules and the PG diploma stage 2 core plus 1 specialist option module. At masters level students can choose either to complete a 18,000 word dissertation, or to complete a shorter 15,000 word dissertation plus a 4000-word work-based learning project based on a placement experience. Buckinghamshire New University Wycombe Campus, Queen Alexandra Rd, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP11 2JZ t f e w Contact Frazer Mackenzie, head of school, applied production and new media. Courses offered: BA Hons music entertainment & live events management; BA Hons music management, branding & promotion; BA Hons music management & studio Production, BA Hons audio & music production; BA Hons film & TV production; Foundation Degree in crowd & safety management; masters degree in music & entertainment industry management. City University Dept of Cultural Policy and Management, Northampton Square, London, EC1V 0HB t f e w Courses offered: MA/Postgraduate Diploma in Culture Policy & Management(p/t or f/t) either taught, work placement or research modes. MA Cultural Leadership. for further details. Research degrees MPhil, PhD (p/t or f/t). Contact research admin Goldsmiths, University of London New Cross, London SE14 6NW t e London South Bank University 103 Borough Rd, London SE1 0AA t e w Contact Pauline Muir, course dir. Courses offered: BA (Hons) Arts and Festival Management. Middlesex University School of Arts and Education - Music, Trent Park, Bramley Rd, London N14 4YZ t f e w Contact Chris Dromey, programme leader. Courses offered: BA (Hons) Music and Arts Management (3 f/t, 6 p/t). Course in the music business and its management. Prospects Booth Street, East Manchester M13 9EP t f e w Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Castle Grounds, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3ER t f e w Contact Admissions dept. Courses offered: MA Arts Management (1 yr f/t, 2 yrs p/t). Provides training and experience in the complex field of art management with a view to equipping students with skills for effective management of arts organisations. Modules including marketing, fundraising, education, organisation and planning, venue management. Tutors from all over the UK bring a wide experience of art management. Also work placement opportunity which students can take within a professional arts organisation. University of Chester Warrington Campus, Crab Lane, Fearnhead, Warrington WA2 0DB t f e chester.ac.uk w Courses offered: BA (Hons) courses which may inc commercial music production, radio production, TV production, media studies - also Masters degree in TV production. University of Southampton Building 2, Department of Music, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ t f e w Contact Denise Kendall, mus admin; David Nicholls, admissions tutor. Courses offered: BA (Hons) Music and Management Sciences. University of Southampton Department of Music, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire SO17 1BJ t f e w Contact Prof Jeanice Brooks, head of department; Prof Andrew Pinnock, arts management & cultural policy; Dr Benjamin Oliver, undergrad admissions tutor; Dr Thomas Irvine, director of internationalisation. Courses offered: BA Music and Management Sciences (3); BA Music and Management Sciences with year abroad (4). Students take a core programme of management sciences in years one and two, with a free choice of music options, and can choose from a wide range of options in both subjects in year three. The year abroad option provides the opportunity to study at a partner institution in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. Instrument Repair Services Minster Lovell, Witney, Oxfordshire OX29 0RJ t e w Contact Andrew Kinch. Courses offered: Musical Instrument Repairs and Sales; Brass - Woodwind - Electronic. Instrument Making and Repair Courses Lincoln College Monks Road, Lincoln LN2 5HQ t e w musical-instrument-crafts-woodwindinstrument-making-and-repair-metalbodied/ Courses offered: Musical Instrument Crafts - Woodwind Instrument Making and Repair (Metal Bodied). Llangunllo School t e w Contact Trevor Head. Courses offered: Trevor Head offers specialist training courses in all aspects of Musical Instrument Repair and Maintenance. Training courses are available in: Brass Instrument Repair, Tool making, Woodwind Instrument Repair, Guitar Making and Repair, Saxophone repair, Violin repair and Bow Re-hairing. Courses are available from COMPLETE BEGINNER TO ADVANCED, and for many of our courses NO previous experience is necessary. For full details of our forthcoming courses please contact Trevor. 106 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

107 Specialist Courses London Metropolitan University Holloway Road, London N7 8DB e Courses offered: This course provides the technical expertise and conceptual understanding needed to build a career in the making and maintenance of the guitar family of instruments. London Metropolitan University Holloway Road, London N7 8DB e Courses offered: This course provides the technical expertise and conceptual understanding needed to build a career in the making and maintenance of the guitar family of instruments. Music Aid 311 Horton Street, London, On, Canada, N6B 1L5 t +(519) e w Courses offered: Music Aid is London s ONLY Music Store dealing exclusively in Brass and woodwind musical instruments. We do all repairs, from minor adjustments to completely rebuilding and refinishing. We are constantly servicing the local professional and student market with quality repairs to all Brass and Woodwinds. If you are a school Anglia Ruskin University Dept of Music and Performing Arts, East Rd, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB1 1PT t e ac.uk w www. anglia.ac.uk/music Contact Paul Jackson. Courses offered: The modular course leading to the BA Hons music (3 yrs f/t) provides a distinctive combination of practical and theoretical study. Students can choose from a range of modules, specialising in performance, composition, music education and music technology. Anglia Ruskin s extensive ens programme (which is integral to the performance modules at the 3 different levels) inc numerous smaller bands which regularly perform in Cambridge and the region. Birmingham Conservatoire Paradise Place, Birmingham B3 3HG t ; e w Contact Jeremy Price, head of jazz. Courses offered: Grad Dip Jazz: conversion course offering intensive practical training in jazz skills for graduates who have a strong interest in jazz but have not received specialist jazz musicianship training teacher, call or us about our pick-up and delivery service. The schools are our largest customer and we do repairs within your budget. Newark College Friary Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1PB t f e w Contact Jill Hyde. Courses offered: BTEC ND in Music Practice; Certificate in Classical Musical Instrument Technology (vn making & repair, gui making, ww making & repair, pno tuning & restoration) Nick Cooper Violins 1 Castle Rising, Newark, NG24 1XW e w Contact Mrs Nick Cooper, dir. Courses offered: Vns for sale/rent, vn restoration/repair & setup, vn teaching, vn fittings. SCOLA - Sutton College Of Learning For Adults training courses Sutton College, St Nicholas Way, Surrey, SM1 1EA t e w guitar-and-fretted-instrument-makingall/ /details.html Courses offered: Guitar and Fretted Instrument Making (All). South Thames College - Musical Instrument Making and Repair Course Merton Campus, London Road, Morden, SM4 5QX t e w musical-instrument-making-andrepair.html Courses offered: If you want to know how to make a musical instrument, our specialist workshops are a great place to learn. We re stocked with specialist craft tools as well as a large stock of woodworking tools and equipment. We also help you choose which tools you might want to buy for yourself and how to select and source materials and accessories. South Thames College, Merton Campus Merton Campus, London Rd, Morden, SM4 5QX t f e w Contact Keith Graves, vn tutor & mgr musical inst tech; Mike Hobbs, Bryn Munford, Mark Brewer, gui tutors; Brian Watterson, ww tutor. Courses offered: Courses leading to a City and Guilds qualification. Intensely practical courses. Good facilities inc specialised w/shops, library, open access to computing facilities, sports and recreational. Easy access to central London. Courses: gui making and repair (up Jazz in Further and Higher Education or one-to-one tuition in jazz perf; skills are developed to a professional level through a combination of wkly ind tuition, small group coaching, performance w/shops, repertoire building and jazz musicianship. Birmingham Conservatoire Birmingham City University, Paradise Place, Birmingham, B3 3HG t ; e w Contact Jeremy Price, head of jazz. Courses offered: BMus Hons Jazz (4), GradDip Jazz (1). Specialist courses which aim to develop students technical and improvisational skills through individual first study and practical w/shops. The course places particular emphasis on perf in small ens, but there is also a big band and a jazz orch. Regular study is supported by m/classes with eminent visiting jazz musicians. Numerous perf opportunities. Specialised jazz courses are also available within the Junior Conservatoire and at graduate diploma and PG levels. Chichester College Dept of Creative and Performing Arts, Westgate Fields, Chichester, PO19 1SB t ext 2246 f e w Courses offered: Diploma in Jazz Studies, Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced, provides training for careers in professional music and access to HE. Advanced Certificate in Professional Performance Studies (contemporary music styles). Goldsmiths, University of London Professional and Community Education, New Cross, London, SE14 6NW t e w Contact Jeremy Peyton Jones, mus programme co-ord. Courses offered: Certificate in Music Studies (2 p/t). Equivalent to 120 credit points of UG study at level one, the course aims to prepare students for a profession in music or further study in HE. Diploma in Jazz and Popular Music Studies (1 p/t). Advanced study in jazz and pop music styles and their practical application. Suitable for musicians working in a professional or semiprofessional capacity. Also short courses in jazz pno, harmony and arranging for jazz and contemporary styles, jazz improvisation for singers, modern jazz w/shop, contemporary jazz pno, musicianship for improvisation, blues pno. to 4); violin making and repair (up to 4); wind instrument repair (2 years part time); evening courses, short courses and p/t day courses available in subjects such as Guitar Set Up, Guitar Electrics, Violin Bow Making and Rehairing. West Dean College West Dean - The Edward James Foundation, West Dean, Nr Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0QZ t f e w Contact Shem Mackey, programme tutor. Courses offered: 2-yr West Dean College diploma in Making Stringed Musical Instruments. 1-yr West Dean College Award Professional Development Diploma. Also short courses. West Dean College - Instrument Making courses West Dean - The Edward James Foundation, West Dean, Nr Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0QZ t e w CollegeChannel/FullTimeCourses/ StringedMusicalInstruments.aspx; Courses offered: The Making Stringed Musical Instruments programme will prepare you for a career in instrument making, as a restorer and repairer. Guildhall School of Music & Drama Silk Street, Barbican, London, EC2Y 8DT t e gsmd.ac.uk w Contact Malcolm Edmonstone, Head of Jazz. Courses offered: MMus/MPerf: programme is intended for advanced players seeking to extend their experience in the styles of jazz and jazz-influenced music. The course is planned around a perf programme involving a big band, small bands and singers group, which allows students to apply skills in improvisation, comp and arr that are developed in classwork. There are many lectures, w/shops and m/classes with visiting jazz musicians of national and international status. Guildhall School of Music & Drama Silk Street, Barbican, London, EC2Y 8DT t e gsmd.ac.uk w Contact Malcolm Edmonstone, Head of Jazz. Courses offered: BMus (4). At UG level the Jazz stream is offered as a Further & Higher Education PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

108 Specialist Courses Further & Higher Education 4-year option for students wishing to emphasise jazz perf within a broad programme of study. The School s partnership with the Barbican Centre ensures regular collaborations with Jazz at Lincoln Center and Barbican Cinema. The Department has a regular presence in the annual London Jazz Festival, as well as an unrivalled showcase opportunity in the week-long Guildhall Jazz Festival. Kidderminster College Performing Arts Dept, Market St, Kidderminster, DY10 1LX t e ac.uk w Contact A Edwards, course leader for music. Courses offered: BTEC ND/FD inc rock perf/jazz improvisationmodules/ media music production. Leeds College of Music 3 Quarry Hill, LeedsLS2 7PD t e w Contact Professor Philip Meaden, principal; Joe Wilson, dir of curriculum; Dr Andrew West, head of pg study Courses offered: PGDip/MA in comp, performance or musicology. Courses are intended for performers, comps, musicologists and music producers across any genre. Leeds College of Music 3 Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7PD t f e w Courses offered: BA Hons (Jazz). A cornerstone of the thriving Leeds jazz scene, Leeds College of Music launched one of the first jazz degrees in Europe. Now, there are few better places to immerse yourself in jazz - through study, appreciation or performance. Middlesex University School of Arts - Music, Trent Park Campus, Bramley Rd, Oakwood, London, N14 4YZ t e w performing-arts/music Contact Chris Batchelor, jazz programme leader. Courses offered: BA Hons jazz (3). Emphasis on arranging/comp, perf and analysis, and on the practical workshop as the main teaching mode. Students are expected to participate in ens activities. Newcastle College Newcastle College, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle-upon- Tyne NE4 7SA t f e Lisa. w Contact Lisa Murphy, Music Section Manager. Courses offered: Specialist Music courses for FE and HE students. Vocationally relevant and designed by industry for industry. Working closely with our record label, Push Puzzle Records. FE Courses: L2 First Diploma in Music (Pathways: Performance, Technology or DJ), L3 Extended Diploma in Music Performance, L3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology, L3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology for DJs. HE Courses: FdA Popular Music, FdA Music Production, FdA Songwriting, FdA Sound Engineering, FdA DJ Electronic Music. Roland Music Academy Liverpool Community College, 9 Myrtle St, Liverpool, L7 7JA t w liv-coll.ac.uk/the-arts-centre-l1. html; liv-coll.ac.uk/music-performing- Arts-a18.html Contact Ian Carten, head of mus. Courses offered: National Award in Music Performance. This advanced course concentrates on developing both theoretical and practical skills covering jazz and commercial music styles. Royal College of Music Prince Consort Rd, London SW7 2BS t f e w Courses offered: As part of the BMus course, options in jazz history, jazz harmony, comp and arranging. One-to-one lessons on jazz pno, vn, fl, tpt, trb, perc, vibes as well as big band perfs, small band coaching and regular w/shops. Royal Northern College of Music 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9RD t f e w Courses offered: PG Dip, MMus, PhD, vocational training courses. Royal Northern College of Music 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9RD t f e w Courses offered: BMus(Hons). Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Castle Grounds, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3ER t e w Contact Paula Gardiner, Head of Jazz. Courses offered: PG Dip Jazz (1 yr f/t; 2 yrs p/t), MA Jazz (2 yrs). Two dedicated jazz programmes has been devised which features a diversity of performance opportunities combined with high-level professional training that relates to the current industry. The course is intended for advanced performers, has an integrated approach in which you will develop a mature understanding of jazz language, a reflective, critical awareness and a sense of individuality. Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Castle Grounds, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3ER t e w Contact Paula Gardiner, Head of Jazz. Courses offered: BMus (Hons) Jazz (4 years, full time). The programme offers a diversity of performance opportunities combined with professional training relating to the current industry. The course has an integrated approach in which students will develop a mature understanding of jazz language, processes and repertoir while also gaining skills in composition, arranging, band leadership, selfpromotion and events management. Objective is to provide students with all they need to launch and sustain a suceessful career in the jazz world. Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London SE10 9JF t e w Contact Simon Purcell, head of faculty. Courses offered: A 4-year UG programme offering 15 places. Involves 29 weeks of tuition and weekly perfs plus contact with contemporary jazz talent inc Martin Speake, Julian Siegel, Jean Toussaint, Mark Lockheart, Chris Batchelor, Steve Waterman, Phil Robson, Dave Cliff, Mike Outram, Dave Wickins, Martin France, Gene Calderazzo, Liam Noble, Nick Weldon, Simon Purcell, Steve Watts, Paul Westwood and Nia Lynn. Recent m/classes have feautred Jerry Bergonzi, Kirk Lightsey, Dave Liebman, Uri Caine, Julian Arguelles, Norma Winstone, Ari Hoenig, Will Vinson, Tom Rainey, Christian McBride, Anita Wardell, members of Wynton Marsalis s Lincoln Center Orchestra, Gwilym Simcock, Sir Richard Rodney Bennett and Claire Martin, Julian Siegel, Joey Baron and Greg Cohen. University of Salford School of Media, Music and Performance, Adelphi, Peru St, Salford, Greater Manchester, M3 6EQ t e w Contact Steve Davismoon, director of music. Courses offered: BA Hons Music (with options in band, jazz, popular music and music tech) (3/4); BA Hons in Popular Music and Recording. BA Hons Music encompasses jazz and rock ens, as well as wind and br bands. Both courses inc perf and comp as major elements. The centre arranges a comprehensive series of concerts and w/shops. Visiting artists inc: Bobby Shew, Martin Taylor, the Arguelles Brothers, Stan Sulzman, Norman Winstone, Iain Bellamym, Roy Williams, Don Lusher and Allan Vezutti. Regular jazz concerts at Band on the Wall (Manchester), Viewpoint (Salford), Barbican Centre (London). Anglia Ruskin University Dept of Languages and Intercultural Communications East Rd, Cambridge CB1 1PT t f e w Contact Sarah Schechter. Courses offered: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese. Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning Senghennydd Rd, CardiffCF24 4AG t e w Contact Sian Austin. Courses offered: French, German, Greek, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Turkins; Chinese, Japanese. Language Schools German Tuition Barbara Classen 255 Temple Chambers, 3-7 Temple Avenue, London, EC4Y 0DT t e w Contact Barbara Classen. Courses offered: German tuition for opera singers. Heart of England Language School and Study Programmes 14 Hamilton Terrace, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 4LY t f e w Contact Louisa Enock. Courses offered: EFL. Inlingua Cheltenham Rodney Lodge, Rodney Rd, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 1HX 108 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

109 Specialist Courses t f e w Contact David Arrowsmith. Courses offered: All major European languages; Japanese, Chinese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Arabic, Korean; English (EFL), business English. Institute for Applied Language Studies University of Edinburgh, 21 Hill Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9DP t f e w Courses offered: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish. Instituto Cervantes Leeds 169 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 3AR t /49 f e w leeds.cervantes.es Courses offered: Spanish, Catalan, Spanish gui, flamenco. James Platt Centre for Language Learning PPL School Office, Arts building room 0.33, Norwich, Norfolk NR4 7TJ t f e w Contact Carol Curtis. Courses offered: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Finnish, French, German, Greek (modern), Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish (Castillan and Catalan). Liverpool International Language Agency New Barratt House, 47 North John Street, Liverpool L2 6SG t ; e w Contact Leanne Linacre. Courses offered: English, French, Spanish, Turkish, Italian and more. McLauchlan (BSL), Nigel JS 1 Woodville Close, Teddington Park Rd, Teddington, Middlesex TW11 8NF t e w Courses offered: French, German, Elocution. Nottingham Trent University Language Programme School of Arts & Humanities, DICe Building, Burton St, Nottingham NG1 4BU t e w centre/index.html Contact Natasha Hopcroft. Courses offered: Dutch, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish; Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese; EFL. University of Huddersfield Modern Languages Centre School of Music, Humanities and Media, West Building, Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH t f e w Contact Malcolm Pollard. Courses offered: French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, BSL University of Manchester Language Centre Samuel Alexander Building (SG14), Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PL t e w University of Warwick Language Centre Humanities Building, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL t e w languagecentre Courses offered: French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish. University of York Languages for All V/C/101c Vanbrugh College, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD t f e w Courses offered: Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Greek (modern), Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Polish, Latin. Professional Development Courses for Private Music Teachers AOTOS - Association of Teachers of Singing 23 Spring Valley, Upper Milton, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset BS22 9AS t e aotos.org.uk w Contact Margaret Hopes (Secretary) or Heidi Pegler (Membership). Courses offered: Having just celebrated our 40th year ( ), we are the UK s largest association for all those involved in singing training - either individuals or groups - and cover all styles including classical, jazz, pop, rock and music theatre. We hold regular day conferences and events around the UK and one 3-day residential conference per year. Our Pathways programme provides a mentored plan for those wishing to increase their skills, beginners or advanced. We are affiliated to the European Voice Teachers Association (EVTA) & the National Association of Teachers of Singing in the US (NATS). Bela Bartok Centre for Musicianship 6 Frognal Court, 158 Finchley Rd, London, NW3 5HL t e w Contact Agnes Kory, dir. Courses offered: Training courses to further the musical skills of music teachers and perfs. Professional and amateur classes focus on comprehensive music educ inc the Kodaly system, Sary system, history, analysis and perf skills. British Suzuki Institute Unit 1.01, The Lightbox, 111 Power Rd, Chiswick, London W4 5PY t f e w Contact Minette Joyce, chief exec offr. Courses offered: P/t teacher training courses in vn, pno, vc, va, rcdr and fl leading to the diploma of the European Suzuki Association. David Barton Music Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6BZ t w Courses offered: Flute, Piano, Singing & Music Theory Teacher Teaching Diploma Mentor Composer & Arranger Piano Accompanist Freelance Writer PhD Student, Royal College of Music (RCM). Goldsmiths, University of London New Cross, London SE14 6NW t f e w Contact Jeremy Peyton Jones, mus programme co-ord. Courses offered: Music Technology 1 (30 weeks p/t); Music Technology 2 (30 weeks p/t); Sequencing and Digital Technology (10 weeks p/t); Studio and Recording Techniques (11 weeks p/t); Sound Sculpture, Sampling and Digital Technology (10 weeks p/t); Creative Applications in the Sound Studio (30 weeks p/t). Kodaly Centre of London t , also fax w Contact David and Yuko Vinden. Courses offered: Musicianship classes in the Kodaly method, teaching techniques and methodology for class teachers, inst teachers and singers. Music Leader Training Programme (EaT previously PTLLS) CM, The Brady Arts Centre, Hanbury Street, London E1 5HU t e cmsounds.com w Courses offered: Gain workshop leading skills. Study teaching and learning theory. Design your own teaching materials and resources. Entry based on experience and motivation. Previous qualifications not essential. Trained specialist tutors. Small class sizes Train with other musicians and artists, building friendship, support and creative ideas. Monthly payment plans available. Apply now to secure your place! www. cmsounds.com/courses/music-leadertraining-programme-ptlls. Stepping Notes Winches Cottage, Church Road, Shepperton, Middlesex TW17 9JT t e w Contact Nikhil Dally. Courses offered: Stepping Notes teachers courses are designed to help those who teach young children to develop their students musicianship through the voice, and through natural body movement. For details of our scheduled courses, see website. Alternatively, we are happy to tailor a course to your requirements. The Piano Teachers Course EPTA UK The Purcell School of Music, Aldenham Road, Bushey, Herts WD23 2TS t e w Contact Jennie Parke Matheson. Courses offered: Now in its 9th year, this leading course equips pianists & piano teachers with the full range of professional skills for a successful career plus the opportunity to connect with an inspiring & informative network of pianists. The ABRSM CME (Certificate for Music Educators) is offered as an option, and the course helps people prepare for ABRSM, Trinity and London College Teaching Diplomas. A part-time course, it is designed to suit those with other commitments, lasting one academic year from October through to June. The Voices Foundation The Voices Foundation, 34 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0DH t f e w Further & Higher Education PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

110 Specialist Courses Contact Rebecca Walsh, CEO. Courses offered: National music education charity, focusing on music curriculum development in primary schools through immersive singing-based programmes. Also offers off-site teacher training courses of varying lengths, including training in music-making for Early Years practitioners. The Voices Foundation The Voices Foundation, 34 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0DH t f e w Contact Rebecca Walsh, CEO; Caroline Sindall, mktg & admin offr. Courses offered: Courses of varying duration, for specialists and nonspecialists alike; all explore an aural/ vocal approach to primary music education, to implement true progression of learning. NEW for : Choral-focussed training courses to be offered. Dates: Various. Tobin Music Ltd Escher House, 17b Oxford St, Wellingborough, Northants NN8 4HY t e w Contact Richard Tobin, mgr dir. Courses offered: Face-to-face training programmes for classroom, independent and specialist music teachers and music services, delivering a step-by-step method foundation in musical literacy. University of Reading Institute of Education, London Road Campus, 4 Redlands Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5EX t f e w Contact Nils Franke, course dir. Courses offered: PG Diploma/ MA course in music teaching in professional practice, developed by the University of Reading in collaboration with the Incorporated Society of Musicians (2-4). Designed specifically for those working in the field of inst and vocal music teaching, the course involves distance-learning techniques of learning packs and the summer school. MA is examined by dissertation. Summer school held annually in Aug. Further & Higher Education Anglia Ruskin University Dept of Music & Performing Arts, East Rd, Cambridge, CB1 1PT t e helen. w www. anglia.ac.uk/musictherapy Contact Helen Loth, admission tutor and course dir. Courses offered: MA in Music Therapy and HCPC (Health Care Professions Council) approved f/t course, start Sep until June two yrs later. Covers both university work and placements. Some practical experience needed working with people with learning disabilities and/or mental illness, and appropriate motivation and interest in personal/psychological development. 15 places on course. Guildhall School of Music & Drama Silk Street, Barbican, London, EC2Y 8DT t f MSc in Performance Science e w courses/postgraduate/ mscinperformancescience/ Courses offered: Drawing on the expertise and facilities of the RCM Centre for Performance Science - as well as the lively performance environment of the College and of London - the aim of this newly designed and innovative programme is to enable you to develop a robust understanding of the science of musical performance, while gaining the critical and analytical skills necessary to conduct high quality practical work and independent research in this field. University of Hull University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull, HU6 7RX t f e w Contact Prof. Alastair Borthwick, Head of School; Prof. Christopher Wilson; Mark Slater (Admissions Co-ordinator); Freya Bailes, Matt Professional Training for Music and Disability e w Contact Ann Sloboda, Head of music therapy dept; Lucy Butcher, admin for music therapy. Courses offered: MA in Music Therapy. 2 yrs f/t pg music therapy course approved by the Health & Care Professions Council. Applicants must normally have had 3 yrs of f/t HE. Applications from mature professional musicians are also welcomed. Some prior basic reading or study of music therapy is advised prior to application. Some experience (paid or voluntary) of working with people is essential. Personal therapy during the programme is compulsory. Individual inst lessons at the Guildhall School are provided. MSc Music Therapy (Nordoff Robbins) Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh EH21 6UU t f e w Contact James Robertson, programme leader. Courses offered: The MSc Music Therapy (Nordoff Robbins) is the only professional training programme for music therapy offered in Scotland. It is a 2-yr f/t programme and is based on the systematic integration of 7 modules. Students experience the continuous interaction of theoretical instruction, the development of practical music resources, the observation of clinical work of others and the responsibility of undertaking therapeutic work themselves both with individuals and groups. Nordoff Robbins 2 Lissenden Gardens, London NW5 1PQ t e w Contact Simon Procter, programme dir. Courses offered: Master of music Psychology for Musical Performance Barnard, Alexander Binns, Peter Elsdon, Andrew King, Elaine King, Rob Mackay, Helen Mitchell, Rowan Oliver, Lee Tsang. Courses offered: BMus; BA Music; BA Jazz and Popular Music; BA Popular Music; BA Creative Music Technology; BA Music & Theatre; BA Joint Hons (drama, English, film; modern langs with year abroad). PG: MMus; MA; MPhil; PhD. Music at Hull has a sustained commitment to excellent teaching and research. Our teaching is responsive to our students interests, to ongoing shifts in music culture and to practical and intellectual developments in the discipline. Music facilities: Middleton Hall concert hall, Salmon Grove Studios, Chapel, 24/7 practice facilities and computer suites. Anton Weinberg 78 Smallwood Rd, London SW17 0TW t ; e w Courses offered: Prof Anton Weinberg holds courses and private sessions for musicians who have inst and emotional perf problems. Reshaping thoughts, he refreshes and cleanses the mind as Lord Menuhin described it, using psychological, postural and NLP concepts. English Brass Academy Ranmore House, 19 Ranmore Road, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1HE t e w Contact Paul Archibald, artistic dir. Courses offered: English Brass Academy offers music courses for brass and percussion players. It also provides music theory tuition for any instrumentalist including a specially devised course culminating in the Grade 5 theory examination. All our brass and percussion tutors are leading performers and teachers who work with Paul Archibald to develop courses that are innovative, creative and fun! Music theory is overseen by Julie Edwards, Director of Music at The English School, Kuwait. Courses therapy (Nordoff Robbins), launched in Offers a rigorous, contemporary approach combining the quality and heritage of Nordoff Robbins with the creative demands of changing professional contexts and broader accessibility. Tonalis Music Centre 4 Castle Farm Close, Leighterton GL8 8UY t , also fax e w Contact Michael Deason-Barrow, dir. Courses offered: Offers 1-yr p/t training course in Social & Therapeutic Music-Making. Inc themes such as the healing properties of sound and music, musical principles in physiology, world musics in music therapy, new therapeutic insts, the healing voice, and social and therapeutic music-making in groups. 28 days pa contact timed during school holidays and half terms. take place throughout the year in the UK and abroad. Psychology for Music Teaching, Learning and Performing Flat 2, 35 Bush Lane, London, EC4R 0AW t e co.uk w co.uk Contact Lucinda Mackworth-Young. Courses offered: Courses run in Practical Psychology for music teaching, learning and performing including understanding pupils and teachers, coping with performance anxiety, emotions and motivation, intuition and imagination, practising for secure performance, dealing with professional and personal difficulties, problem pupils, parents and politics, improvising and playing by ear, movement and dance. Also private consultations and two books: Piano by Ear published by Faber Music, and Tuning In Practical Psychology for Musicians. 110 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

111 Specialist Courses Recording and Technology Courses Alchemea College of Audio Engineering The Windsor Centre, Windsor St, London, N1 8QG t e Courses offered: Located in London, Alchemea is a world leading international audio engineering college providing high quality vocational sound engineering and music production courses. We have trained the next generation of audio professionals for over 20 years and have earned an excellent reputation in the industry. You will find our alumni working hard with high profile artists in the most prestigious recording studios and venues around the globe. Bangor University College Rd, Bangor, Gwynnedd, LL57 2DG t (01248) f e w Contact Andrew Lewis, studio dir; Thomas Schmidt-Beste, head of school. Courses offered: BA/BSc in music technology and electronics; MA/ MMus in electroacoustic comp and sonic art; PhD. Bath Spa University Newton St Loe, Bath BA2 9BN t f e w Contact Charles Wiffen, Head of Department; Roger Heaton, Subject Leader BA Music; Andy Keep, Subject Leader Creative Music Tech; Jim Dickinson, Subject Leader Commercial Music. Courses offered: Commercial Music, Commercial Music Integrated MA; BA Creative Music Technology; MA Creative Music Technology. Birmingham Conservatoire Birmingham City University, Paradise Place, Birmingham, B3 3HG t /2 f e w Contact Lamberto Coccioli, head of mus tech; Roy Priest, BSc ( Hons) mus tech course dir; Simon Hall, asst head of mus tech and asst BSc (Hons) mus tech course dir. Courses offered: BSc (Hons) Music Technology. City of Westminster College Paddington Green Campus, 25 Paddington Green, London, W2 1NB t f e w Contact Andrew Cowan, head of school, media & sound. Courses offered: Music tech: BTEC FD and ND; music production: BTEC HNC; audio tech: foundation degree; sound & music tech: City & Guilds 7503 diploma level 2. City University City University London, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB t e w Courses offered: 10 wk short course Music Business: Records, Publishing and Finance. This course is designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of a record company, including budgets, royalties, cashflow streams and international licensing. All aspects of music publishing are thoroughly covered. Edinburgh University Music, Alison House, 23 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9DF t f e w Courses offered: BMus in Music Technology (3/4) brings together scientific and artistic approaches to the academic disciplines of music. This course is run with the Dept of Physics. Falmouth University 25 Woodlane, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 4RH t e w Courses offered: BA(Hons) Music, BA(Hons) Creative Music Technology, BA(Hons) Popular Music, BA(Hons) Music Theatre. Goldsmiths, University of London University of London, Professional and Community Education, New Cross, London SE14 6NW t /29 f e w Contact Jeremy Peyton Jones, mus programme co-ord. Courses offered: Music Technology 1 (30 weeks p/t); Music Technology 2 (30 weeks p/t); Sequencing and Digital Technology (10 weeks p/t); Studio and Recording Techniques (11 weeks p/t); Sound Sculpture, Sampling and Digital Technology (10 weeks p/t); Creative Applications in the Sound Studio (30 weeks p/t). Higher Rhythm / Sine FM sine fm, c /o Higher Rhythm Recording Studio, Netherhall Road, Doncaster DN1 2PG t f e sinefm.com w www. sinefm.com Contact Steven Mundin, sr mgr. Courses offered: Training and accredited courses in music and recording tech, and radio production. See website for details. Keele University Music & Music Technology, The Clock House, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG t f w htm Contact Mike Vaughan, head of school. Courses offered: BA Joint Hons (music tech and humanities/social science subjects) (3); BSc Joint Hons (music tech and natural science). Recommended combinations of subjects with music tech are visual arts, maths, computer science or languages. Kidderminster College Kidderminster College, Market Street, Kidderminster, Worcestershire DY10 1AB t e w Contact Andy Edwards, Lecturer in Music; Jon Bates, Lecturer in Music Technology; Murphy McCaleb, Programme Leader. Courses offered: National Extended Diploma in Music Technology: National Diploma in Music Technology [inc. DJ units]: MAS record label and teaching programme; HND Urban & Electronic music: HND Music Technology, National Diploma & Externded Diploma in Music Performance, HND in Music Performance, National Extended Diploma in Music Theatre. Leeds College of Music Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7PD t f e w Courses offered: BA, MA and FD courses in music production/tech. Up to date information available at www. lcm.ac.uk Newcastle College Newcastle College, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle-upon- Tyne NE4 7SA t f e Lisa. w Contact Lisa Murphy, Music Section Manager. Courses offered: Specialist Music courses for FE and HE students. Vocationally relevant and designed by industry for industry. Working closely with our record label, Push Puzzle Records. FE Courses: L2 First Diploma in Music (Pathways: Performance, Technology or DJ), L3 Extended Diploma in Music Performance, L3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology, L3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology for DJs. HE Courses: FdA Popular Music, FdA Music Production, FdA Songwriting, FdA Sound Engineering, FdA DJ Electronic Music. Rose Bruford College Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, Lamorbey Park, Burnt Oak Lane, Sidcup, Kent DA15 9DF t e w performance-sound-.aspx Contact Ben Davies, BA Performance Sound. Courses offered: BA (Hons) Performance Sound - This unique programme reflects the growing importance of sound design and operation in every field of performance - from theatre to music concerts, from sports events to dance, and from site-specific installation to radio drama. Rapidly evolving technologies and changing audience expectations have greatly expanded the role of sound in performance, resulting in a growing demand for skilled and imaginative audio specialists. We will equip you with the creative, technical and organisational skills to be competitive in this exciting area of the creative industries. Royal National College for the Blind Venns Lane, Hereford HR1 1DT t f e w Courses offered: BTEC NC Music Technology. SAE 297 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4DD t f e w Courses offered: Audio engineering diploma; BA degrees in audio, filmmaking and nultimedia; electronic music producer cert; digital film diploma; music business diploma. Swansea Metropolitan University Mount Pleasant, Swansea SA1 6ED t e w Contact Gareth Jones, programme dir. Courses offered: BSc (Hons) music tech. The Manchester College Ashton Old Road, Openshaw, Manchester M11 2WH t f e ac.uk w Courses offered: Offer music courses from diplomas to degree level, inc popular music production, music performing arts, music and new media management, music technology, music and business. The Recording Workshop Unit 10, Busplace Studios, Conlan St, London W10 5AP Further & Higher Education PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

112 Summer Schools and Short Courses t (UK); (Intl) f e w Contact Jose Gross, dir. Courses offered: Sound engineering and music production school. University of Gloucestershire The Park, Cheltenham GL50 2RH t e w Contact Joe Wilson, course leader, popular mus. Courses offered: BA (Hons) popular music, BA (Hons) music & media management. University of Surrey: BMus (Hons) Music and Sound (Tonmeister) Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH t e w music-and-sound-recording; Courses offered: The prestigious Surrey Tonmeister degree is unique in the UK, blending rigorous musical study, advanced investigation of audio engineering and mastery of sound-recording operation and practice. The programme enjoys superb links to, and reputation within, the industry. University of York Dept of Music, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD t f e w music.york.ac.uk Contact David Malham, mus tech admissions tutor. Courses offered: Taught MA in music tech; taught dip in music tech; MA by research in music tech. Taught courses inc signal preservation, digital audio processing, aesthetics, human perception of sound, electronic musical instruments, C programming support course, circuits support course, comp, sound in space, studio techniques, audio processing techniques and environments. Further & Higher Education ACE Foundation Day Courses Stapleford Granary, Bury Road, Stapleford, Cambridge CB22 5BP t e w staplefordgranary.org.uk Contact Trevor Barlow. Courses offered: Day courses focusing on range of studies. Courses held a Stapleford Granary. Dates: Varies. Fees: around 45. AIMS International Music School Held at Eastbourne College, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4JY e w Contact Neil Jenkins, Artistic Director; Antonia Hyatt, General Manager. Courses offered: Summer School for singers, both solo and choral, held at Eastbourne College, from August Singing classes, performance opportunities, concerts and social events. Solo classes offered in vocal technique, opera, oratorio, art song, early music, music theatre and cabaret. Choral classes ranging from full scale works with soloists and orchestra to smaller ensembles such as madrigals and motets. Gala opening recital, Celebrity Masterclass from the Director of the National Opera Studio, Kathryn Harries. Fees vary according to room type. Non resident option also available. Amadeus Academy Foxholes Farm, Alderley, Wotton-u- Edge, Gloucs GL12 7RR t e w Contact Philip Mackenzie, dir; Odaline de la Martinez, pres. Courses offered: For players aged 18-30, min gr 8 (higher for ww, br and perc). Also places for 2 cond (ug). Held in Somerset. Dates: July Fees: 220; half-price bursaries available. Repertoire for 2016: Stravinsky: Petroushka, Finzi: Cello Concerto (with Raphael Wallfisch), Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue. Association of British Choral Directors (ABCD) 15 Granville Way, Sherborne DT9 4AS t Summer Schools and Short Courses e w Contact Rachel Greaves, gen sec, Penny Homer, Training Manager. Courses offered: Annual convention. Wide range of w/shops and seminars for choral dirs and trainers of all levels. Non-members welcome. Dates: Aug 2016 at University of Winchester; pre-convention conducting course Aug 2016; also short courses throughout the yr including extended choral conducting courses at Initial, Intermediate and Advanced level. Fees: tbc. Bela Bartok Centre for Musicianship 6 Frognal Court, 158 Finchley Rd, London, NW3 5HL t e w Courses offered: Ages 2-adult. Professional, amateur and children s classes focus on comprehensive music educ, inc the Kodaly system, Sary system, history analysis and perf skills. Regular classes and occasional intensive holiday courses. Summer music courses abroad (mostly in Budapest). Bollington Arts Centre Wellington Road, Bollington, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 5JR t f e co.uk w Contact Simon Hardy & John Minister. Courses offered: The Arts Centre which is run by volunteers hosts events including; professional music events (jazz, folk, classical and contemporary), drama presentations, monthly comedy nights, children s shows as well as amateur drama. Other Activities include Craft fairs, functions, receptions, films, dances, conferences, art and photo exhibitions, educational talks and workshops, youth theatre and dance groups. Catering: Entertainments licence. Bar with theatre licence. Capacity: 174, movable linked chairs & balcony. Rooms to rent include; Main Hall, Pat Penney Meeting/ Rehearsal Room and The Gallery. British Isles Music Festival Charterhouse School, Charterhouse Road, Godalming, Marley Common, Surrey GU7 2DX t e w Contact Susan Milan, dir. Courses offered: An international m/ class and chmbr mus course for outstanding young musicians; ww, str, pno, hp and voice. Concerts, classes and chmbr mus coaching with established performers and teachers from British conservatories. Ages Course fee and full board 800 (2013 fees). British Kodály Academy Summer School 2016 c/o 14 Chapel Street, Berkhamsted HP4 2EA t e w Contact Helen Russell. Dates: Saturday 6th - Friday 12th August Courses offered: Summer School at Headingley Campus - Leeds Beckett University, studying the Kodály approach to musicianship, classroom teaching and choral conducting. Also CPD courses & certificates in Kodály music education. For fees, booking details and timetables go to kodaly. org.uk Cambridge Violin Makers Violin Making Courses The Workshop, 70a Hartington Grove, Cambridge, CB1 7UB t f e w Contact Christopher Beament, mgr. Courses offered: Week-long residential courses in violin and bow making taught by experienced professional makers. Dates: Early Jul-early Sep. Fees: Approx 375 plus materials and accommodation. Chetham s International Summer School and Festival for Pianists Chetham s School of Music, Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB t e w Murray McLachlan, artistic dir; Kathryn Page, admin. Open to all ages from gr 1 to concert standard. Residential course with at least 2 concerts every evening. Lectures, w/shops and intensive oneto-one teaching from an outstanding team of performers and teachers. Over 100 state-of-the-art practice rooms. Perf & CD opportunities. Also young pianists programme, hpd, jazz, comp, adult amateur, duet, organ and improvisation courses. Dates: Aug Fees: 699 including full board, all ages. City Lit Music Dept, 1-10 Keeley St, London, WC2B 4BA t f e w performing-arts/music; citylitoperaschool.org/ Contact Trish Shaw, head of programme; Della Rhodes, jazz & pop; Edward Breen, classical. Courses offered: Adult courses from introductory to advanced level in instrumental playing, singing, ens, musicianship, professional development, music production and more. Conducting Course with the Amadeus Orchestra Foxholes Farm, Alderley, Wotton-u- Edge, Gloucestershire GL12 7RR t e co.uk w Courses offered: Held in Somerset. Lessons and m/classes with full symphony orch for u/g and p/g conds. Dates: Jul Courses in Instrumental Conducting with Peter Stark Bay Tree Cottage, Rockbourne, Fordingbridge, Hampshire SP6 3NL t , also fax e w PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

113 Summer Schools and Short Courses Courses offered: 3-day courses aimed at advanced students and professionals. Dates: Apr, Jul & Sep. Please see website for further details. Fees: 500 plus accommodation. CSSM at Sherborne Craig y Don, St David s Rd, Caernarfon, LL55 1EL t e w Contact John Huw Davies, dir. Courses offered: Courses in symphony, chmbr and str orchs, wind band, str and ww chmbr music, beginner strs, arranging, choral and solo singing, art of accompanying. Held at Sherborne School. Dates: July 23 - July 30. Fees: Non residential from 310, and residential from 540 (From 350 for under 25s). Dalcroze UK t e w Contact Greta Price, admin. Courses offered: Summer course for adults; educ through movement. Dates: 31 July to 6 August See website for details. Double Bass Summer School 7 St Clair Drive, Worcester Park KT4 8UG t e w Contact Peter Emery, hon sec. Courses offered: Separate courses for beginners, intermediate and advanced db players aged Ens playing, m/classes, technique classes, chmbr music. Dates: Aug; applications by 1 Aug. Fees: Approx East Anglia Music School c/o Opera da Camera, Hawthorn Farm, Lower Stow Bedon, Attleborough, Norfolk NR17 1EL t e w Contact Karen Harries. Courses offered: For ages 17 onwards, intermediate to advanced. Residential and w/end classes at the University of East Anglia, covering concert repertoire, opera and technique. M/classes, opera w/shops, w/shops for singers and accompanists. Dates: W/ends in Aug; applications by 1 Jul. English Choral Experience Parkside, Burnthill Lane, Rugeley, Staffordshire WS15 2HX t / e w co.uk Contact Paul Spicer, dir. Courses offered: Unique mix of choral courses for experienced singers. Weekend Camerata courses in May and September/October for experts, post-easter week abroad, and main course in July with mini arts festival including exhibitions at Abbey Dore, Herefordshire. Repertoire mainly British from varied periods with a major work as centrepiece. Conducting course for up to 2 advanced and 6 intermediate student choral conductors as integrated part of the course (with subsidised, reduced fees). Full details on website. Eton Choral Courses Eton College, Windsor SL4 6DW t e org.uk w Contact Choral Course Administrator. Courses offered: 5 residential courses for students aged and 1 residential course for students aged Courses are held at Eton College and other venues. Dates: Jul-Aug. EYSM (European Youth Summer Music) St Catherine s School, Bramley, Guildford, Surrey GU5 0DF t e eysm.org w Contact Liz Whitehead. Courses offered: Based at St Catherine s School, Guildford, this is a summer course for instrumentalists, singers and composers, yrs. Dates: Sunday 24 to Saturday 30 July Sinfonia, Full-Course Orchestra, Wind Orchestra and String Orchestra plus a Vocal programme. Options are Chamber Music, Jazz, Improvisation, Music Theatre, Alexander Technique, Big Band, Songwriting & Arranging and World Music. JUNIOR EYSM is a 5-day course within a course for 7-11 yrs, catering for a wide range of abilities and to spend time with buddies in the EYSM orchestra. For both courses, see Flute School London e w Contact Janna Huneke, course director, Abigail Burrows, Simon Gilliver. Courses offered: One-day course on March 20th 2016: Find your flute mojo. Come join us for an exciting day-course, run by encouraging and inspiring tutors. All standards are welcome and classes will be divided up to suit a wide range of levels. The course will be run in our usual friendly and informal style at this lovely venue in Hampstead, North London. Our high-quality range of classes, workshops & playing sessions will cover many aspects of flute playing. Be challenged and inspired! We promise you will come away feeling more at ease and feeling freely able to express yourself with your flute! Guildhall School of Music & Drama - Advance Oboe Guildhall School Of Music & Drama, Silk Street, Barbican, EC2Y 8DT t e w learning/summer_schools/music_ summer_schools/oboe_summer_ schools/ Courses offered: Working with the some of the most experienced players and teachers in the UK this two day course will help you develop your playing and technical ability, as well as consolidate your understanding and interpretation of the repertoire. Advanced Oboe is for musicians aged with ABRSM Grade 6 (or equivalent) standard. The course is also relevant for those thinking of applying for undergraduate Oboe programmes. Dates: Saturday 30 - Sunday 31 July, 10am - 6pm. Guildhall School of Music & Drama - Oboe and Cor Anglais Artistry Guildhall School Of Music & Drama, Silk Street, Barbican, EC2Y 8DT t e w learning/summer_schools/music_ summer_schools/oboe_summer_ schools/ Courses offered: This artistry course offers the opportunity to be coached by some of the UK s leading Oboe and Cor Anglais players, members of some of the great orchestras in the Capital and performing as soloists at the highest level. The course is especially suitable for oboists considering applying to the Guildhall School s Orchestral Artistry postgraduate specialism in association with the LSO, or the Guildhall Artist Masters in Advanced Instrumental Studies. Dates: Saturday 30 - Sunday 31 July, 10am - 6pm. Guildhall School of Music & Drama - Stage Management Skills Guildhall School Of Music & Drama, Silk Street, Barbican, EC2Y 8DT t e w adult_learning/summer_schools/ technical_theatre_summer_school/ stage_management_skills/ Courses offered: Stage Management teams are at the core of a production, communicating, coordinating, organising and bringing together all production and creative departments. This one week course offers an introduction in to the world of the stage management team and the skills required to work with a creative team. Dates: Monday 18 - Friday 22 July, 10am - 5pm. Guildhall School of Music & Drama- A Cappella Choral Guildhall School Of Music & Drama, Silk Street, Barbican, EC2Y 8DT t e w learning/summer_schools/music_ summer_schools/a_cappella_choral/ Courses offered: A Cappella Choral guides you through 450 years of great choral music drawn from the Renaissance up to and including the 20th century and uses material drawn from English and most major European schools. The week culminates in a concert performance in the fabulous acoustic of St Giles, Cripplegate, just opposite the Barbican Centre. The course includes: Sight reading in parts (a cappella of course). Diction, voice balancing and blending Working towards a performance Dates: Monday 25 - Friday 29 July, 9.30am - 5:30pm. Guildhall School of Music & Drama- Advanced Jazz Guildhall School Of Music & Drama, Silk Street, Barbican, EC2Y 8DT t e w learning/summer_schools/music_ summer_schools/advanced_jazz/ Courses offered: This three day course, run by Guildhall jazz tutors, includes small band sessions where participants get to experiment with and extend their knowledge of different jazz playing techniques. In the evening we have the Club - our informal evening jam session where you ll get the chance to meet and perform with like-minded musicians. The course ends with a final concert on Sunday evening for friends and family. Dates Friday 5 - Sunday 7 August. Guildhall School of Music & Drama- Advanced Saxophone. Guildhall School Of Music & Drama, Silk Street, Barbican, EC2Y 8DT t e w adult_learning/summer_schools/ music_summer_schools/advanced_ saxophone/ Courses offered: The Advanced Saxophone course will help you to develop an effective saxophone sound and build technical facility as well as consolidate your understanding and interpretation of repertoire. The three day course includes: One to one tuition Masterclasses in technique and performance skills Time working with a pianist Development of improvisation skills Small and large ensemble coaching Dates: Wednesday 20 - Friday 22 July, 12pm - 8pm. Guildhall School of Music & Drama- Advanced Viola and Performance Health. Guildhall School Of Music & Drama, Silk Street, Barbican, EC2Y 8DT t e w learning/summer_schools/music_ summer_schools/advanced_viola_ performance_health/ Courses offered: This three day course offers a unique opportunity to study intensively with Guildhall School Viola Professor and Senior Tutor Further & Higher Education PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

114 Summer Schools and Short Courses Further & Higher Education of String Chamber Music, Matthew Jones. In addition to extensive viola masterclasses, students will be empowered by tailored viola-related workshops, including: Individual tuition in masterclass setting Alexander Technique Yoga/meditation Practice techniques Performance health Dates: Friday 22 - Sunday 24 July 2016, 9am - 7pm. Guildhall School of Music & Drama- Brass and Percussion Week Guildhall School Of Music & Drama, Silk Street, Barbican, EC2Y 8DT t e w adult_learning/summer_schools/ music_summer_schools/brass_and_ percussion_week/ Courses offered: This exciting new course offers a unique opportunity to learn from Junior Guildhall s experienced brass and percussion tutors in a supportive and encouraging environment. Participants will explore a varied and exciting repertoire covering all areas of brass music. The course consists of: Brass band, orchestral sectional and chamber group performances Instrument specific group technique classes Masterclasses with individual support and advice for audition preparation Dates: Monday 1 - Friday 5 August, 10.30am pm. Guildhall School of Music & Drama- Essential Aural Skills Guildhall School Of Music & Drama, Silk Street, Barbican, EC2Y 8DT t e w adult_learning/summer_schools/ music_summer_schools/essential_ aural_skills/ Courses offered: Practice aural skills, speed up the learning process and make your playing more expressive! You will work on listening and memorising skills up to the level required for Grade 5 ABRSM and Trinity exams for the following topics: Melody: copying vocally and instrumentally, interval recognition, sight singing Harmony: cadences, chordnaming, tonality, modulation Rhythm: recognising timesignatures, clapping back, sight clapping Understanding of form and structure, dynamics, phrasing and articulation. Dates: Monday 18 - Saturday 23 July, 11am - 4pm. Guildhall School of Music & Drama- Essential Music Theory Guildhall School Of Music & Drama, Silk Street, Barbican, EC2Y 8DT t e w learning/summer_schools/music_ summer_schools/essential_music_ theory/; Courses offered: Suitable for students aged 11 and upwards working towards ABRSM examinations (Grades 2-5), and those interested in improving their theory understanding. This course is ideal if you wish to improve your theory quickly, if you want to revise your theory skills for the ABRSM Grade 5 exam or if you are just interested in improving your knowledge of theory in order to enhance your appreciation of music. Dates: Monday 25 - Saturday 30 July, 11am - 4pm. Guildhall School of Music & Drama- Introduction to Costume Guildhall School Of Music & Drama, Silk Street, Barbican, EC2Y 8DT t e w adult_learning/summer_schools/ technical_theatre_summer_school/ introduction_to_costume/; Courses offered: This course offers an introduction to the fascinating world of Costume and the skills required to manage a costume department. You will develop a basic garment by exploring methods of research, design and realisation. Dates: Monday 18 - Friday 22 July, 10am - 5pm. The course includes creative demonstrations and the opportunity to explore your own practice in fabric dyeing and embellishment. Students will take an imaginative starting point, and from that create something concrete and purposeful within systems of costume design and supervision. Guildhall School of Music & Drama- Music Theory: Beyond Grade 5 Guildhall School Of Music & Drama, Silk Street, Barbican, EC2Y 8DT t e w learning/summer_schools/music_ summer_schools/music_theory_ beyond_grade_5/; Courses offered: Music Theory: Beyond Grade 5 is suitable for students aged 16 or above working towards Music Theory examinations upwards from ABRSM Grade 5. Topics covered include: How to write a Trio Sonata completion from figured bass How to complete short Classical or Romantic keyboard pieces How to continue solo melodies Dates: Monday 18 - Saturday 23 July, 11am - 4pm. Guildhall School of Music & Drama- Opera Stage Management Guildhall School Of Music & Drama, Silk Street, Barbican, EC2Y 8DT t e w adult_learning/summer_schools/ technical_theatre_summer_school/ opera_stage_management/; Courses offered: Opera Stage Management course offers an introduction to the world of opera from a stage management point of view, the logistics of working with opera singers, and how an opera production is scheduled. The course also introduces students to the basics of how to read music, progressing on to following opera scores. Dates: Monday 25 - Tuesday 26 July, 10am - 5pm You will learn to: Schedule an opera Cue to music Read an opera score. Guildhall School of Music & Drama- Practical Theatre Sound Skills Guildhall School Of Music & Drama, Silk Street, Barbican, EC2Y 8DT e w adult_learning/summer_schools/ technical_theatre_summer_school/ practical_theatre_sound_skills/; Courses offered: Practical Theatre Sound Skills (Monday 18 - Friday 22 July, 10am - 5pm). This handson course introduces you to the practical, creative and technological aspects of sound design and management for the stage. The course covers the purpose and timeline of theatre sound, modern roles (Sound Designer, Principal Sound Engineer and Sound Operator) and an introduction to relevant software and equipment: Software: Qlab and Pro Tools Equipment: Mics, cables, desks, speakers, computers and interfaces. Aspects of Sound Design: Atmospheres spot FX, practicals and reinforcement. Guildhall School of Music & Drama- Prop Making Skills Guildhall School Of Music & Drama, Silk Street, Barbican, EC2Y 8DT e w adult_learning/summer_schools/ technical_theatre_summer_school/ prop_making_skills/; Courses offered: Prop Making Skills introduces you to a range of creative techniques that will enable you to take easily obtainable materials, tools, and objects and create realistic and compelling props. The course covers: Sculpting in clay Mould making in plaster and silicone? Polystyrene carving and scrimming An introduction to 3D printing Textures and surface finishes Dates: Monday 18 - Friday 22 July, 10am - 5pm. Guildhall School of Music & Drama- Singing Taster Course Guildhall School Of Music & Drama, Silk Street, Barbican, EC2Y 8DT t e w learning/summer_schools/music_ summer_schools/singing_taster_ course/; Courses offered: Our Singing Taster Course will give you an insight into conservatoire training. As well as an introduction to singing in Italian and communicating text into song, the course will touch on body awareness and performance skills. The course will cover: Breathing and body awareness Drama workshops English Repertoire Text into song work Work on two songs of your own choosing, one in English, the other in Italian Dates: Monday 18 - Thursday 21 July 10am - 4pm. Guildhall School of Music & Drama- Stage Lighting Skills Guildhall School Of Music & Drama, Silk Street, Barbican, EC2Y 8DT t e w adult_learning/summer_schools/ technical_theatre_summer_school/ stage_lighting_skills/; Courses offered: Stage Lighting Skills introduces you to the work of an electrics department and its accessories, lamps, lenses, lanterns and luminaires. You will get hands-on experience rigging and focusing lanterns and guidance on how to draw a lighting plan. Safe working and electrical theory, including a practical plug wiring exercise Basic fault finding Use of DMX to control dimmers, moving lights, scrollers etc. Advice on how to prepare for a show Advice on how to control lights using manual and memory desks Dates: Monday 25 - Friday 29 July, 10am - 5pm. Guildhall School of Music & Drama- Summer Arts Camp Guildhall School Of Music & Drama, Silk Street, Barbican, EC2Y 8DT t e w learning/summer_schools/summer_ arts_camp/; Courses offered: Get hands-on with Film, Music, Drama, Dance and Digital with expert guidance from practising artists and leaders. You ll get exclusive access to exhibitions, a private screening in a Barbican cinema and backstage / behind the scenes access to the fantastic facilities of one of the world s leading arts centres and music and drama schools. The day s activities which will include film making, music making, performance and tours. This course is open to pupils from years old. Dates: Monday 1 - Friday 5 August PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

115 Summer Schools and Short Courses Guildhall School of Music & Drama- Training in Classical Voice with Janice Chapman and Dr Ron Morris Guildhall School Of Music & Drama, Silk Street, Barbican, EC2Y 8DT t e w learning/continuing_professional_ development/training_in_classical_ voice/; Courses offered: A 5 day intensive course which includes Breathing and Support, Accent Method breathing, Postural Alignment, Vocal Anatomy and Physiology, Manual Therapy, Phonation, Resonance, Articulation, Mind-skills for Performers and Artistry and Performance. There will be body/voice warm-ups, lectures, small practice groups, masterclasses and interactive discussion sessions. This course is suitable for singers, singing teachers, vocal coaches, choral directors and voice professionals. Dates: Monday 18 - Friday 22 July 2016, 9.30am - 6pm. Guildhall School of Music & Drama- Video Projection Mapping Guildhall School Of Music & Drama, Silk Street, Barbican, EC2Y 8DT e w adult_learning/summer_schools/ technical_theatre_summer_school/ video_projection_mapping/; Courses offered: Our Video Projection Mapping offers a unique opportunity for artists, designers, photographers, primary and secondary school teachers, amateurs and school leavers to learn and develop the necessary skills to prepare content and project video onto a 3D structure. Preparing your digital content (files types, resolutions and codecs) Setting up your hardware (computers, projectors and real world objects) Keystoning, image correction and distortions How to mask and map video to a 3D object. Dates: Monday 18 - Friday 22 July, 10am - 5pm. Guildhall School of Music & Drama-Aural Skills: Beyond Grade 5. Guildhall School Of Music & Drama, Silk Street, Barbican, EC2Y 8DT t e w adult_learning/summer_schools/ music_summer_schools/aural_skills_ beyond_grade_5/; Courses offered: This class builds on the lessons in Essential Aural Skills and is designed for experienced singers, musicians and/or composers who want refine their more advanced aural skills. You will be taught listening and memorising skills up to and above the level required for Grade 8 ABRSM and Trinity. Dates: Monday 1 - Saturday 6 August, 11am - 4pm. Inspiration for Singers - Vocal Course in Sillico, Tuscany, Italy 8 Park Lane, Selsey, West Sussex PO20 0HD t e w www. musiciansgallery.com/start/singers/ baritones-basses/elliott/martin.htm Contact Martin Elliott. Course Directors: Martin Elliott and Lesley-Jane Rogers. Courses offered: This course is designed for singers to improve their ensemble and solo singing in an environment that is conducive to bringing the best out of them, while enjoying the delights of Italian living. Working with a select group, develop the experience of holding your own in a small ensemble while improving your vocal and musical skills through a variety of repertoire, from baroque to modern, oratorio to jazz, opera to music theatre. Take part in the Medieval Festival of this delightful hill-top retreat. Fees: 870 euros. Dates: 10th - 17th August Intensive Singing Courses with Philip Eve 21 Kings Park, Canterbury, Kent CT1 1QH t Mobile: e w PhilipEveIntensiveSingingCourses Contact Philip Eve. Courses offered: Individually tailored courses for either 1 or 2 students focused on repertoire, technique or both; also expert in vocal reconstruction. Accommodation on full or part-board basis or in local hotels/b&bs. Ample off-street parking. Dates: Mid-Jun to mid-sep; other times by arrangement. Fees: From 300 (on a 2-student course). International Guitar Foundation Residential Summer School and Festival, Shrewsbury Shrewsbury School, The Schools, Shropshire SY3 7BA t e w Courses offered: IGF Residential Summer School and Festival takes place at Shrewsbury School every year during August. The event offers concerts, gigs, masterclasses and guitar courses of many genres with the option to be a residential or non-residential student all in one place, the picturesque Shrewsbury School. Jackdaws Music Education Trust Jackdaws Music Education Trust, Great Elm, Frome, Somerset BA11 3NY t e w Courses offered: Aims to bring classical music of the highest standard to people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Residential courses offered every weekend for singers and instrumentalists of all levels; also young artists programme and Jackdaws Education outreach projects with local schools. Dates: Year-round weekend music courses. Lake District Summer Music International Summer Music Academy Stricklandgate House, 92 Stricklandgate, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4PU t f e w Contact Renna Kellaway, artistic dir; Mr Kim Sargeant, gen mgr. Courses offered: For ens, str & pno players at conservatoire and young professional level. Residential summer school, classes and individual coaching with international artists and tutors. Public perf opportunities. Free tickets to festival concerts. See website for new courses. Dates: 1-12 August Fees: 995. London Organ Improvisation Course t e w Courses offered: A course for all organists interested in improvisation, inc beginners. Dates: Jul Mini-AIMS non-residential course for singers (AIMS International Music School) Held at St Gabriel s Halls, Glasgow Terrace, Pimlico, London SW1V 3AA e w Contact Neil Jenkins, Artistic Director; Antonia Hyatt, General Manager. Courses offered: 9-10 April 2016, held at St Gabriel s Halls, Pimlico, London, SW1V 3AA. This is the non-residential taster version of our main singing summer school. Two days of classes for solo and choral singers. Solo singers can study opera and oratorio arias, art song & cabaret; choral singers will study selected works (contact us for more information). Student concert at end of each day. Auditions for solo roles at our main summer school take place on 9 April Fees: Solo 100 per day, Choral 50 per day. Missenden Abbey Adult Learning Centre Missenden Abbey, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD t f e w Courses offered: Missenden Abbey Adult Learning offers residential and non-residential courses for all abilities in singing, ukulele playing and musical instrument making. Weekend courses from October-June and Summer School in August. Age: 18 plus. Music Makers Music Makers Events Limited, 16 Whitsbury Rd, Fordingbridge, Hants SP6 1JZ t e w Contact Elaine Andrews. Courses offered: Summer music courses for children and young musicians age Based in London, Wiltshire and Hampshire with both day and residential options. Junior (age 5/6), Intermediate (age 7-10) and Senior (Grades 2-8) levels; also an advanced course for Grade 6-8. Senior course offers symphony orchestra, symphonic wind orchestra, string groups, concert band, Big Band, chamber groups, jazz workshops and choirs. Music Makers courses are great fun as well as educational, developing abilities and confidence in playing and performing. See website for dates and prices. MusicNet East & Hertfordshire Music Service: Routes into Teaching World Music Day Stevenage Music Centre, The Nobel School, Mobbsbury Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG2 0HS w routesfebruary; co.uk/e/routes-into-teaching-worldmusic-day-tickets / Dates: Friday 5th Feburary Courses offered: A one-day workshop for musicians, instrumental teachers, workshop leaders, recent graduates and final year students and who would like to find out more about teaching world music in schools. The day includes: - Participatory sessions about leading large groups of young people on Gamelan, Taiko, Steel Pans and using a world music approach with conventional instruments. - Ideas for warm ups and behaviour management tips from experienced workshop leaders. - Information about further training and teaching opportunities with Hertfordshire Music Service. National Children s Choir of Great Britain (NCCGB) PO Box 116, Alresford SO24 0YN t e w Contact Lissa Gray, mus dir; Kim Reffell, admin. Courses offered: Easter and Summer residential courses for NCCGB members. Age range: Junior (treble) Choirs: Yellow Choir (ages 9-11); Blue Choir & Green Choir (Year 7 ); Senior (SATB) Choir for girls Year 10 and boys with changed voices. No of members: 275. Entry requirements for choirs: by auditions held Oct-Nov. Also open workshops for all young singers throughout UK. Audition and open workshop information on website. Further & Higher Education PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

116 Summer Schools and Short Courses Further & Higher Education National Children s Orchestras of Great Britain 57 Buckingham Road, Weston-Super- Mare, Somerset BS24 9BG t e w Contact Roger Clarkson, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor; Sir Simon Rattle CBE, President; Nicola Benedetti MBE, Vice-President; Evelyn Glennie OBE, Vice-President; Daniel Harding, Vice-President. Courses offered: NCO is Great Britain s premier symphony orchestra for children, offering young musicians aged 7-14 a life-changing experience. The eldest 3 orchestras perform in renowned concert halls in the UK and beyond. In addition to 6 national age-banded orchestras, there are 6 regional orchestras. This provides over 600 young musicians with the best orchestral tuition and opportunities and gives members the chance to meet NCO musicians from their area. Annual audition held in October. Age range: Bursaries are available. National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) National Operatic and Dramatic Association, 15 The Metro Centre, Peterborough, Cambridgesire PE2 7UH t f e w Contact Antonia Gray, membership asst. Courses offered: Residential course on all aspects of theatre, inc: technical, performance, directing, make-up, lighting and more. Dates: Jul-Aug. National Youth Music Camps 2016 The Stables Theatre Ltd, Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes MK17 8LU t e stables.org w music_camps Contact Learning and Participation Department. Courses offered: An inspiring weeklong musical experience at the worldfamous Stables near Milton Keynes. With anything from orchestral playing to jazz band, harmonicas, steel band, ukuleles, music theatre, recorder groups to rock bands, campers take part in a wide range of musical activities, and get to play in one of the country s top music venues. The camps are suitable for all young people interested in music, and there is no minimum grade of entry. Teenage Camps (13-17 years) Sun 24 July - Sat 30 July or Sun 31 July - Sat 6 August 2016 Junior Camp (8-12 years) Sun 7 - Sat 13 August Nelly Ben-Or Piano Courses 23 Rofant Road, Northwood, Middlesex HA6 3BD t e w alexandertechnique.com/ Contact Roger Clynes, sec. Courses offered: Min gr 8 or overseas equivalent. International courses in London for pianists, teachers and advanced students. Courses inc individual sessions at the kb and in Alexander Technique. Principles of Alexander Technique applied to aspects of playing and creative preparation for performing. Dates: July January Fees: Some scholarships available. Nicki Kennedy Repton School, Repton, Derby DE65 6FH e w Courses offered: Classical singer (soprano)/teacher, specialising Baroque and Classical repertoire, having worked with many of the major Baroque ensembles and festivals of Europe in concerts, broadcasts and recordings. Appearances at London s Wigmore Hall and particular relationships with Italian orchestra Modo Antiquo and The Brook Street Band. Singing teacher for Eton Choral Courses, NYCGB and currently Head of Singing at Repton School, before relocating to Norfolk summer Masterclasses and courses in France, Spain, UK and Czech Republic. Session singer London Voices and Metro Voices. OperaCoast 28 Mole Close, Stone Cross, Pevensey, East Sussex BN24 5QB t e w Contact Anastasia Witts. Courses offered: Puccini LA RONDINE (in English). Course dates: July, 2016 Eastbourne, UK Solo auditions: 28 May 2016, London, UK No audition for chorus Fees: 175, 125 for students (nonresidential). Led by Professor of conducting at Trinity Laban Gregory Rose, stage director Christopher Cowell and award-winning pianist Nigel Foster, the course provides an opportunity for developing singers to immerse into an intensive weekend work on the opera scenes and a public performance. Orchestra of Sound and Light 3 Morley Close, LEWES, 3 Morley Close, East Sussex BN7 1NQ t e w Contact Liz Webb. Courses offered: ORCHESTRA of SOUND and LIGHT is an educational initiative of the New Music Players, designed to spread the experience and excitement of ensemble performance with visuals to schools, further and higher education, and other settings. OSL is a core ensemble of five players, flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano, conducted by Ed Hughes. Key aims: - to share the experience of ensemble playing by embedding all kinds of players - classical and non-classical - alongside our core of five top professional classical musicians - to explore and promote the language of music and silent film. Oxenfoord International Summer School C/O Opera North, Leeds Grand Theatre, 46 New Briggate, Leeds, Yorkshire LS1 6NU t e w Contact Malcolm Martineau, Artistic Director; Steve Phillips, Administrator. Courses offered: Voice and accompaniment. Open to those aged 17. Masterclasses (Susan Bullock CBE), opera scenes, classes in Lieder, Song cycle, early music, oratorio, cantata, French song, English song, Scots song, American song, Russian song, vocal technique, EFT, cabaret, acting and auditions. The course takes place at Loretto School, Linkfield Road, Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland, EH21 7RE. Fees are between with a number of resident, non-resident, observer, day and whole-week options available. Oxford Chamber Course 2 Purcell Road, Marston, Oxford OX3 0EZ t e w Contact Judith & Tim Dallosso. Courses offered: A six-day chamber music course for young string players aged 9-18, held in Oxford every summer. Oxford Flute Summer School 12 Jesse Terrace, Reading RG1 7RT t e w Contact Janet Way, dir. Courses offered: Radley College, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 2HR. Tutors: Robert Winn, Kate Hill, Robert Manasse and Peter Verhoyen (piccolo). Emphasis on playing and performance. Age 15. Dates: August Fees: Closing date for bursaries Friday 11 March Peak District Flute Courses t e w Contact Kirsty Hetherington. Courses offered: Residential and day courses for flautists of all ages in the heart of the beautiful Peak District National Park. Join us for one of our courses and enjoy a weekend or day of flute playing with flautists of similar standard to yourself. Make new friends and get involved in masterclasses, ensemble classes, recitals, tuition & more. Upcoming Courses: Summer course August 2016 for flautists aged of Grade 5 standard and above. Guest tutor Marie-Christine Zupancic, CBSO. Rarescale Summer School The Ashgrove, Allington, Grantham NG32 2DT w Contact Carla Rees, Artistic Director. Courses offered: M/classes and ens w/shops for alt/bs fl, and comp at Harlaxton Manor in Lincolnshire, led by members of rarescale Dates: 1-6 August Fees: 550; 450 for students in f/t educ, accommodation incd dates tbc - see website for details. Ravinia s Steans Music Institute Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Rd, Highland Park IL t f e w Contact Anthony Roberts, dir. Courses offered: Open to those aged Three programmes: singers, pno and strings, jazz. Entry by audition. Private coaching and masterclasses with internationally renowned tutors. Concerts presented as part of the Ravinia Festival. Dates: Jun-Aug. Fees: None. Recorder Courses Lyme Victoria House, Uplyme Road, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3LP e com w Contact Josee Beeson. Courses offered: Residential recorder courses for around 10 to 12 players with some of the best tutors in the world. Our objectives are: fantastic tutors, relaxed and friendly accommodation, good food, good company and a great location. We also welcome non-playing partners. Bring your slippers and feel at home! Recorder Summer School Bishop Burton College, York Road, Bishop Burton, near Beverley HU17 8QG t e org.uk w org.uk Contact J. Beeson. Courses offered: Open to those aged 16 and above. Held at Bishop Burton College, nr Beverley. 120 players from around the world and 9 fantastic tutors. All grades from elementary to diploma. Recorder ensembles, orchestras, light music and swing, multi-choir recorders, renaissance music, contemporary music, ensemble skills and more. Shops for music and recorders. Dates: End of Jul- beginning Aug each year. See website for more details. 116 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

117 Summer Schools and Short Courses Richard Michael s Jazz Summer School 2 Agricultural Cottages, St Michaels, St Andrews, Fife KY16 0DU t e w Contact Kenny and Ruth Irons. Dates: Jul, at Kilgraston School, Perthshire. Director Richard Michael. Royal College of Organists RCO Bookings and Accounts, PO Box 7328, New Milton, BH25 9DU t e w Contact Simon Williams, dir RCO Academy; James Parsons, head of student development; Anne Marsden Thomas, head of RCO Academy Organ School. Courses offered: Easter Course, Oxford 31 March-2 April 2016; The Organ Scholar Experience for teenage organists, Cambridge July RCO Summer Course (London), 1-6 August Find Your Feet & Build Your Skills, Bristol, Oct half-term Bursary funding available. Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Castle Grounds, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3ER t e w Courses offered: Courses take place in July and August; The Drama School Experience and Audition Masterclass, Theatre Workshop, Acting For Camera, Junior Jazz, Workshop for Musicians with a Visual Impairment, Workshop for Young Singers and Opera Workshop. Sarteano Chamber Choral Conducting Workshop 27 Patterson Rd, Lexington MA t e w com Contact Brian O Connell, dir. Courses offered: Intensive and collaborative conducting workshops for music educators and choral conductors with strong vocal ability. Daily masterclass w/simon Carrington, group vocal pedagogy espousing the Rohmert Method of Functional Voicetraining, w/ Broni Falinska, creative ensemble building w/brian O Connell. Attend as either Full Conductor, Conducting Auditor, Singer. Lots of podium time! July (Sacred Music Session); Fees: $ TWO NEW mini Workshops! Simon Carrington leads A Personal Approach to Score Preparation: 22 July. Broni Falinska leads Canto Evolutivo: July. Scottish Schools Orchestra Trust 11 Melville Place, Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 7PR t , also fax e w Contact Jean Murray, dir. Courses offered: Open to those aged 9-15 at gr 2-8 level or above. Annual 1-week residential activity holiday in Scotland. Orch and wind band playing plus sports, arts, crafts and entertainments. Dates: Jul Fees: Also occasional Play Away Days for ages 8 and above. Sherborne Summer School of Music PO Box 629, Godstone RH9 8WQ t f e com w summerschool.co.uk Contact Malcolm Binney, dir of mus. Dates: 31 July - 14 August Courses for adults (18 plus ). Courses offered: Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Chamber Music, 4 Choirs (Cappella Chamber Choir, Choral Music of Six Centuries, The Lighter Side Choir, Voices in Harmony - no sheet music), 4 Conducting courses (Choral, Wind and 2 Orchestral), Composition, Jazz, Masterclasses for Piano, Piano Accompaniment and 2 for Solo Singers. 525 per week. Sound and Music Summer School Somerset House, 3rd Floor, South Building, Strand, London WC2R 1LA t e org w summerschool Contact Judith Robinson, Creative Project Leader. Courses offered: Residential summer school for young composers aged held at the Purcell School, Hertfordshire, 31 July - 6 August This unique course offers an intensive opportunity for talented students to explore a number of approaches to composition under the guidance of professional composers and musicians. Applications open in January; deadline for applications 31 March Stapleford Granary The ACE Foundation, Stapleford Granary, Bury Road, Stapleford, Cambridge CB22 5BP t e w Contact Trevor Barlow, course dir; Alan Barnes, Brigitte Beraha, course leaders. Courses offered: Set in sweeping rural landscape, Stapleford Granary is an inspiring space for a broad range of educational activities for all age groups, a place where everyone can feel at home. Following the ethos of the Foundation, the converted farm buildings provide the perfect setting for shared educational and cultural pursuits. String Orchestra Workshops Music for Everyone, 10 Goose Gate, Nottingham, NG1 1FF t e w whats-on/adult-music/stringorchestra-workshops/ Contact Admin. Courses offered: Our string orchestra workshops take place twice a year. One in February and another in October. String Orchestra workshops provide the opportunity to rehearse and perform under the baton of expert Richard Howarth. Stringwise! Music for Everyone, 10 Goose Gate, Nottingham, NG1 1FF t e w whats-on/youth-music/stringwise/ Contact Admin. Courses offered: Stringwise! is a large scale weekend playing workshop and concert for string players. We cater to all abilities, playing a great variety of music, from classics to pops. Stringwise! provides the opportunity to play a wide variety of music and to take part in a range of orch groups and w/shops. Summer School for Pianists t e w Contact Mrs Gina Biggs. Courses offered: An exciting week of masterclasses, tutor recitals, presentations and student concerts. The only United Kingdom piano summer school that is held at an All Steinway Institution. Ample practice facilities. Accommodation in single en-suite bedrooms on site. Fees Dates: 13-19th August Venue: Wolverhampton University, Walsall Campus. Summer s Cool The Secretary, 87 Lime Avenue, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV32 7DG t e w Contact Andrew Mock, Director. Courses offered: Holiday course for young musicians aged 8-16 held at All Hallows School, Cranmore Hall, Somerset; sessions inc orch, wind band, string ensemble, fun-sing, w/ shops, musicianship, creative music & comp sessions; lunchtime concerts. Leisure and recreational activities inc swimming, team games, ten-pin bowling, barbecue. Dates: 24th - 29th July Fees: 499 (resident); 389 (day). Check our web-site for more details The International Holland Music Sessions PO Box 250, NL-1860 AG Bergen NH t e w Contact Mr. Perry Reitsma, managing director. Courses offered: TIHMS organizes an international Summer Academy with a focus on masterclasses and individual coaching. Internationally acclaimed musicians from top institutions all over the world, provide intensive training. In addition, young musicians are selected and given the opportunity to take their first steps towards the international concert stage. By participating in masterclasses and performances both at home and abroad, the musicians are put in the spotlight, which can lead to an invitation to give a recital at the Royal Concertgebouw, giving them access to the New Masters on Tour series. The Youth and Music Israel International Summer Camp 79 Yehuda Hamacabi St, Tel Aviv t f e w youtu.be/ parc_ned3qy Courses offered: International Music Camps 2016 will take place from July 17th - 22nd. Musical director is Prof. Michael Wolpe (from the academy of music and dance in Jerusalem) at the Atid Raziel youth village in Herzliya Age: Dates: July Fees: $590. UCAS Conservatoires UCAS, Rosehill, New Barn Lane, Cheltenham GL52 3LZ t ( ) e w Courses offered: UCAS Conservatoires is an online application service for both undergraduates and postgraduates keen to study practice-based music, dance and drama courses at one of the eight UK conservatoires in the scheme. University of St Andrews Organ Week Music Centre, Younger Hall, North Street, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland KY16 9AJ t f e w Contact Ruth Carr, course admin. Courses offered: Residential summer school for organists. Dates: 29 July - 5 August Variations Variations, 24 Dunrobin Place, Edinburgh, EH3 5HZ t e w Contact Heather Evans, Manager. Courses offered: Week-long event in Ullapool, Wester Ross, for amateur chmbr musicians of all ages, insts and levels of ability. Edinburgh Quartet in residence with Maximiliano Martin and Juliette Bausor, wind coaches. Coached chmbr mus sessions, concerts, w/shops and opportunity to play with the professionals. 30 July to 6 August Further & Higher Education PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

118 Scholarships, Grants and Private Funding Bodies Vocals Singing Courses Music for Everyone, 10 Goose Gate, Nottingham, NG1 1FF t ; e w vocals.html Contact Rebecca Hooper, admin. Courses offered: Singing workshops for children in school year 1-7. Our Vocals events allow singers to experience the thrill of singing as part of a mass choir at the Nottingham Albert Hall. Wigmore Hall Learning National Young String Quartet Weekend Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore St, London, W1U 2BP t e w Contact Ruth Wheal. Courses offered: Intensive coaching weekend for young string quartets with internationally renowned chamber musicians. Dates: Thurs 23 Feb - Sun 26 Feb 2017, then Feb/Mar annually. Fees 2016: 160 per quartet for junior course, 260 per quartet for senior course. Woodhouse Recorder Week Threshing Barn, Lodge Yard, Kemble, Cirencester, UK GL7 6AD t e co.uk w co.uk Contact Annabel Knight, course dir; Louise Bradbury, Dan Laurin, Rebecca Austen-Brown, Katrina Boosey, Sarah Humphrys, tutors. Age 16-25, gr 8. Biennial international summer school for advanced students of rcdr. M/classes, seminars, historical w/shops, student platforms, professional concerts. Dates: Aug. Young Persons Concert Foundation YPCF, PO Box 419, Enfield, Middlesex EN2 0ZB t e w Contact Sally Needleman - special projects co-ordinator. Courses offered: YPCF offers an immersive and intensive programme of orchestral workshops for schools - to increase opportunities, develop instrumental skills, introduce new ideas and encourage key social skills. YPCF works with schools and local authorities to provide after school hours opportunities and with music hubs to add value to music provision. Further & Higher Education Scholarships, Grants and Private Funding Bodies Abbado European Young Musicians Trust Charles Russell Speechlys LLP, 6 New Street Square, London EC4A 3LX t f e w Contact Andrew Collins. Awards: Loans (usually interest free) to assist young instrumentalists who are aiming for a professional career in music in buying suitable instruments to help them progress. Applications should be made in a prescribed form, available on request and supported with details of specific instrument. Available for those aged 18 to 30. Please contact the address below for more information. Arts Council of Wales Bute Place, Cardiff CF10 5AL t e org.uk w Contact Information Team. Awards: Advanced Study Music Scholarships are to support postgraduate music study for promising musicians from Wales or who have studied in Wales. The course of advanced study should take place in a recognised university, college or conservatoire, be full-time and last not less than one academic year. For guidelines on eligibility and information on how to apply, please visit: uk or contact the Information Team: org.uk Awards for Advanced Study in Music Arts Council of Wales, Bute Place, Cardiff, CF10 5AL t f e org.uk w Contact Einion Dafydd, snr arts development offr, mus. Awards: For details of funding schemes run by the Arts Council of Wales, refer to the scheme guidelines on the website. Awards for Young Musicians (AYM) PO Box 2754, Bristol BS4 9DA t e w Contact Hester Cockcroft, dir; Caroline Harvie, admin. Awards: Awards of up to 2000 are available annually to young instrumentalists making music across genres. Applicants need to be aged between 5 and 17 and will clearly demonstrate both financial need (all applications are means tested) and exceptional musical potential. The closing date is in March every year so please check the website for further information and updates. BBC Performing Arts Fund 4th Floor Bridge House, MediaCityUK, Salford Quays, M50 2BH t e w performingartsfund Contact Miriam O Keeffe, dir. Awards: The BBC Performing Arts Fund has a rotating grants structure and each year we focus on a different art form - dance, music or theatre. When schemes are open, you will be able to find the eligibility criteria, deadlines and the online application form on our website. Bethany School Curtisden Green, Goudhurst, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 1LB t f e w Contact Francie Healy, Headmaster; Gareth Stubberfield, Director of Music. Awards: With 60 acres set in the stunning surroundings of the Kent Weald, Bethany School is a co-educational day and boarding school for ages blessed with space and facilities that far outweigh expectations for a school of its size. The music school in particular is a beautiful Victorian building, once housing the local primary school, and has a performance hall, well equipped music classrooms and practice rooms. Music Scholarships worth up to 20% of fees are available, and include free music tuition. Activities include, choir, orchestra, theatre productions and other public performances. BFWG Charitable Foundation 13 Brookfield Ave, Larkfield, Aylesford, ME20 6RU t e w Contact Jean Collett, Grants Administrator. Awards: Emergency grants towards living expenses for p/g women registered for study or research in the current academic year at an approved institution of higher education in GB. Grants for those in real need due to unforeseen circumstances. Applications for the emergency grants by only, explaining nature of emergency, current course of study and university or college only. Foundation main grants for students in final fee-paying year of PhD or DPhil. Bliss Trust/PRS Foundation Composer Bursaries Berners St, London W1T 3AB t f e w Contact James Hannam. Awards: Applications invited from comps seeking funds to assist with professional development in classical music. Applicants should be living and working in the UK. Funds not available for f/t, p/t, p/g, u/g studies or any activities/equipmenet directly relating to curricular courses. Applications are considered for costs relating to copying, computer hardware/software, travel costs, professional development courses, commissioning fees, professional recordings of new or promotional work etc. Bob Harding Bursary for Young Conductors 32 Pennard Way, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO53 4NJ t e w Contact Stella Scott, Administrator. Awards: Opportunity for young conductor to assist in and observe rehearsals and concerts of the Havant Symphony Orchestra throughout a season. Must be under 30, on an advanced conducting course and resident in the UK. Reasonable travel expenses covered. For details see website. Boise Scholarship Foundation e Contact Jean Shannon, Hon Sec. Awards: Biennial scholarship for performers of any discipline for advanced music study in Britain or abroad, under the age of 30 years on 1 April in the year of the award(s) awards totalled 9,000. All correspondence by only. Please in December preceding the year of the award for information about the application procedure. Next award: (Please note: the award is administered by the Trustees (contact the Hon Secretary, Jean Shannon). Please do not write to nor phone the RAM about this award). Borletti Buitoni Trust Borletti-Buitoni Trust, 20 Leythe Road, London, W3 8AW t f e w Contact Susan Rivers, chief exec. Awards: The trust was established to help young concert artists in flexible and innovative ways, to develop and sustain international careers. Awards are normally given to artists in their early twenties to early thirties. BBT Winners are given awards of between 20,000 and 30, PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

119 Scholarships, Grants and Private Funding Bodies Brandon University Graduate Music Assistantships School of Music, Brandon University, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 6A9, Canada t , f e w Contact Patrick Carrabre, joint chair (perf & lit); Sheila Scott, joint chair (mus educ). Awards: Assistantships of up to CAN $6500 available for study at Brandon University leading to a master of music degree in performance & literature (pno, collaborative pno, str or comp) and in music education (thesis/project or comprehensive exam). Applications by 1 May. Busenhart Morgan Evans award The Musicians Company, 1 Speed Highwalk, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DX t e w Contact Hugh Lloyd. Awards: 1 award for PG study. Open only to candidates nominated by conservatoires. Choir Schools Association 39 Grange Close, Winchester, Hants, SO23 9RS t e w Contact Susan Rees, CSA Administrator. Awards: Bursaries available for choristers to help with school fees. City of London School for Girls St Giles Terrace, Barbican, London, EC2Y 8BB t f e w Contact Ena Harrop (Headmistress), S Berryman (Director of Music), R Kearney (Admissions Officer). Awards: The Corporation Music Scholarships and awards as well as the joint scholarships with GSMD. Fees of up to 100% are awarded annually 6th form entrants. Music activities: Sr orch, jr orch, prep dept orch, swing band, chmbr groups, str quartets, jr choir, sr choir, madrigal group, rcdr group, jazz group, training band, barbershop group. Other activities inc concerts with the Bach Choir, City Livery Co events, plus activities with City of London School for Boys and GSMD. No of pupils: 729 pupils; 350 studying inst. Termly fees: 4,992. Age range: School type: Girls. Collard Fellowship The Musicians Company, 1 Speed Highwalk, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DX t e w Awards: Financial assistance for a British musician aged of outstanding ability who is prevented by financial stringency from fully exercising and exploiting his or her talent. Cranmore School Epsom Rd, West Horsley, Surrey, KT24 6AT t f e w Contact Helen Perry, Registrar. Awards: Purpose-built auditorium - Mander organ & Steinway grand piano, 7 teaching/practice rooms, 2 large classrooms, 2 full-time & 18 peri staff. We award music, academic & sport scholarships at age 7 (Year 3) entry. Numerous awards to senior schools including 6 music scholarships in Range of orchestras, ensembles and choirs; many performance opportunities; Music classes incl theory for every pupil (external exams). Regular programme of visiting professional musicians & entry into local music festivals. No of pupils: 475. Age range: Girls and Boys Craxton Memorial Trust 15 Cambridge Rd, Uxbridge UB8 1BQ e w Contact Jane Craxton, hon sec. Awards: Biennial awards worth for outstanding young pianists and instrumentalists (excluding org, perc and hpd) aged of any nationality (but must have been resident in UK for 2 years). No help for UG fees. Special projects preferred. Application fee 15. Next awards spring 2017, closing date 31 Jan Downloadable form on website. Denis Matthews Trust Scholarships for Pianists Birmingham Conservatoire, Paradise Place, Birmingham, B3 3HG t f e w Contact Andrea Cox, sec. Awards: Annual scholarships to student pianists at Birmingham Conservatoire (aged 18-30). Two UG scholarships and one or two PG scholarships are awarded. Elizabeth Eagle-Bott Memorial Fund 105 Judd St, London WC1H 9NE t e w Contact Sally Zimmermann, music adviser. Awards: Financial support of up to 10,000 pa for musicians who are blind or partially sighted and UK citizens. Priority is given to applicants who are organists and then other classical musicians. Application forms to be submitted by end Mar each yr; interviews and auditions in May each yr. EMI Music Sound Foundation Beaumont House, Avonmore Road, Kensington Village, London, W14 8TS t f e foundation.com w com Contact Janie Orr, chief executive. Awards: The EMI Music Sound Foundation provides two types of awards: Firstly, the Instrument and/or Equipment awards which allows schools, music teachers and individuals in full time education to apply directly to the Foundation for assistance with the purchase of musical instruments and/or equipment. Secondly, the Bursary awards which allow students at our sponsored colleges/organisations to apply for assistance with fees and/or living expenses (these are handled directly by the college/organisation). Full details on our website. Eric Thompson Trust c/o The Royal Philharmonic Society, 48 Great Marlborough Street, London, W1F 7BB t f e org.uk w Contact Colin Hamling, clerk to the trustees. Awards: The trust provides modest grants to young professional organists. Preference will be given to assistance with specific projects rather than continuing academic tuition. Applications considered twice yearly. Closing dates 31 Nov and 31 May. ESTA Nannie Jamieson Nutshell Fund t e w bursary-funds.php Awards: European String Teachers Association, British Branch. Modest bursaries awarded annually for students and teachers of str insts (ESTA members) for help to attend w/shops, conferences and teaching courses. Applications by 1 Jul. Felicity Belfield Music Trust 3 French Mill Rise, Shaftesbury SP7 8HS t e w emerging-musicians/funding-wizard/ felicity-belfield-music-trust Contact F Belfield. Awards: Insts loaned to talented students up to the age of 21 who are unable to afford one of adequate standard. Teacher s recommendation necessary. No grants awarded. Foremarke Hall Repton Preparatory School, Milton DE65 6EJ t e w Contact Dir of Mus; Mrs S Bloor Support may be given to pupils with outstanding musical potential. 11 Scholarships available. preparation for 13 Music Scholars. Music activities: Pre Prep Choir and String Orch; Lower Sch Choir and Orch; Training Band; Girls ; Boys ; Chamber Choir; Chamber Music; Two String Orch s; Upper Sch Orch; Guitar Ensemble; Stacks of Sax; Concert Band; Percussion Ensemble; Jazz Band; Brass Ensemble; Flute Ensemble. Age 3-13 Co-ed. Fees on web site. Francis Chagrin Awards c/o Sound and Music, 3rd Floor, South Wing, Somerset House, London WC2R 1LA t e w francis-chagrin-awards/ Awards: Sound and Music has relaunched the Francis Chagrin Awards. Comps are able to apply for support to help meet costs associated with creating new work. These awards are open all year to applicants to apply. Graucob Music Awards E125 Dean Clough, Halifax HX3 5AX t e holly. w yym.org.uk/graucob-awards/ Awards: 10 annual awards of up to 750 each. Open to young musicians with gr 8, aged 18 and under on 1 May in Greater Manchester, W Yorks, Lancs and Cheshire. Auditions in Apr-May, closing date Mar-Apr. Harriet Cohen Memorial Music Awards Trust c/o Rubinstein Phillips, 19 Buckingham St, London, WC2N 6EF t f w harriet-cohen-memorial-musicawards Contact John Rubinstein, admin trustee. Awards: Discretionary annual awards to max 1500 made to British performers, comps, academics or singers aged of outstanding excellence and promise. Nominations by 8 music institutions by invitation only. No individual applications will be considered. Candidates will be auditioned and interviewed. Hattori Foundation for Music and the Arts Hattori Foundation, 7 Exton Street, Waterloo, London SE1 8UE t f e w Contact Administrator. Awards: Awards up to Aims to assist exceptionally talented instrumentalists (aged and 21-27) to pursue a solo career. Also awards to ens with average age under 27. Awards are not for tuition fees in f/t study courses or inst purchase. Open to British nationals and foreign nationals studying in the UK. Applications by 30 Apr for srs and at any time for jrs. Further & Higher Education PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

120 Scholarships, Grants and Private Funding Bodies Further & Higher Education Help Musicians UK HELP MUSICIANS UK, 7-11 Britannia Street, London WC1X 9JS t e w www. helpmusicians.org.uk/about-us Awards: Help Musicians UK is the leading UK charity for professional musicians of all genres, from starting out through to retirement. We help at times of crisis, but also at times of opportunity, giving people the extra support they need at a crucial stage that could make or break their career. Hinrichsen Foundation The Hinrichsen Foundation, 2-6 Baches Street, London, N1 6DN e editionpeters.com w Awards: Awards only in the areas of contemporary comp and its perf, and musicological research. Costs of degree and study courses, recordings and the purchase of insts and equipment excluded. Preference shown to UK applicants. Independent Schools Council First Floor, 27 Queen Anne s Gate, London SW1H 9BU t f e w Contact Julie Robinson, general secretary. Italian Cultural Institute The Scholarships Dept, 39 Belgrave Sq, London, SW1X 8NX t f e w Awards: Awards for British citizens aged under 35 to study in Italian institutions in Italy. Julius Isserlis Scholarship Royal Philharmonic Society, 48 Great Marlborough Street, London, W1F 7BB t e w young_musicians/ Contact Rosemary Johnson, exec dir. Awards: Scholarship of up to 30,000 over 2 years to fund study abroad. Awarded biennially by competition, it is open to all classical instrumentalists of any nationality between the ages of 15 & 25, permanently resident in the UK. Next scholarship awarded March Entry fee 30. Lake District Summer Music Trust Stricklandgate House, 92 Stricklandgate, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4PU t f e w Contact Kim Sargeant, General Manager. Awards: Bursaries and scholarships to help music students receive specialist instruction and chamber music training at Lake District Summer Music International Summer School held at Brathay Hall on the shores of Lake Windermere (conservatoire and young professional level). Loan Fund for Musical Instruments 1 Speed Highwalk, Barbican, London, EC2Y 8DX t e w Contact Hugh Lloyd, sec. Awards: Low-interest loans to talented young professional musicians (aged under 36) towards the purchase of fine insts. Grants may be applied for by sr students and young professionals up to 2 yrs after leaving music college. Further details and application form available from the secretary. Maisie Lewis Young Artists Fund The Musicians Company, 1 Speed Highwalk, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DX t f e w Contact The clerk. Awards: This Fund assists young performers of outstanding ability (singers or soloists on any instrument) to acquire experience of the professional concert platform. The Company organises recitals each season, at a major London venue. Artists are selected first by shortlisting and then by audition. The age limit is normally 27 (32 for singers). Application forms for auditions to be held in the spring will be available in October, and the closing date is January. Mendelssohn Scholarship Foundation e w Contact Jean Shannon, Hon Secretary. Awards: Award of 7000 for composers aged 30 and under on closing date, for advanced study in UK or abroad. Any nationality but resident in the UK or Ireland. Application fee 15. Applications by Mar in year of award. Next award Rules and application form available by in January All enquiries in writing only to the Hon Secretary (by ). Miss EB Wrightson s Charitable Trust e w Contact Norah Hickman, admin. Awards: Awards for young musicians: ages are given priority for support, with evidence of financial or social hardship being required. Not normally given to UGs and PGs. Awards vary from ; grants made either as one-off payments or reviewable annually. Applications considered regularly. Music and Dance Scheme w Awards: Provides aided places at independent specialist music schools and dance schools for exceptionally talented children. Within the scheme there are also scholarships for choristers attending independent choir schools, and new national grants in music and dance for talented children to receive out-of-hours training at the 6 English jr depts of music conservatoires and regional centres for advanced training around the country. National Foundation for Youth Music Youth Music, Suites 3-5, Swan Court, 9 Tanner Street, London, SE1 3LE t e w Awards: Funding programmes to reach young people, aged 18 and under, who have limited access to music-making opportunities. National Opera Studio 2 Chapel Yard, Wandsworth High St, London, SW18 4HZ t e w Contact Faye Hughes, studio mgr. Awards: One-year master course of intensive training for 12 singers and 3 repetiteurs. Course fees covered by grants and scholarships. Oakham School Chapel Close, Market Place, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6DT t f e uk; w Contact Nigel Lashbrook, head; Peter Davis, dir of mus; Nigel Paddock, admissions. Awards: Means-tested scholarships/ exhibitions of up to 100% of the fees are available, inc free tuition on principal insts. First inst normally at Gr 4 (11 ), Gr 6 (13 ) or Gr 8 (16 ) standard. Pre-auditions recommended. 2 orchs, 2 str ens, 3 bands, 5 choirs & many chambr grps. 80 concerts annually, from recitals to major concerts. Known for ambitious repertoire, individual opportunities, CD recordings, tours & national competitions day & boarding pupils; approx 400 studying inst. Termly fees: 8,450-10,370 (full boarding); 7,150-9,330 (3-day boarding); 5,550-6,260 (day). Coed, ages Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Bircham Dyson Bell LLP, 50 Broadway, London, SW1H 0BL t f e w Contact Hamish Frost, Trust Manager. Awards: Makes awards each Dec to deserving artists who are unable to pursue their vocation by reason of their poverty. Awards restricted to persons who are natural-born British subjects. Age range 30. Closing date for applications 7 Oct. Organ Scholarship c/o Robert Jones, St Bride s Church, Fleet St, London EC4Y 8AU t f e w Contact Robert Jones, dir of mus. Awards: Applicants should be in 2nd/3rd yr or PG org students at London music college/university. Peter Whittingham Jazz Award c/o Help Musicians UK, 7-11 Britannia St, London, WC1X 9JS t e w Awards: Annual award of 4000 open to individuals or groups for projects in innovative jazz. Applicants (inc groups) must be studying f/t on a jazz course in the UK or be within the first 2 yrs of a professional career. Applications for course fees not accepted. Philharmonia Orchestra/Martin Musical Scholarship Fund 6th Floor, The Tower Building, 11 York Road, London SE1 7NX t f e w orchestra/emerging/martin_musical_ scholarship_fund Contact Martyn Jones, admin. Awards: Annual awards for instrumentalists aged under 25. Funds mainly PG music students, both tuition and maintenance. Orch insts. Preference to UK citizens. Students may study abroad; foreign students in UK may also apply. Younger applicants are occasionally awarded prizes. Applications by 1 Feb, auditions Apr. Application fee Please send SAE. Pocklington Trust RB of Kensington & Chelsea, Isaac Newton Professional Development Centre, 108A Lancaster Rd, London W11 1QS t f e w educationandlearning/ familyinformationservice/ charitabletrusts.aspx Contact Family & Children s Services, School Division. Awards: Small educ awards for young people aged 21 and under in financial need, born and/or living in the Royal Borough for 10 yrs. Richard Toeman Scholarship 6th Floor, British Music House, Two Pancras Square, London, W1T 3LR t f e w Awards: Designed to support the progress of outstanding individuals within the music publishing industry; to encourage potential, or new, recruits to the industry to develop their skills and experience through 120 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

121 Scholarships, Grants and Private Funding Bodies study; and to encourage each year s recipient to achieve an enhanced preparedness for a successful career in the music publishing industry. Rowan Armour-Brown Memorial Trust Fund Judith Blackwell, The Secretary, RAB Trust, The Old Manse, Ancroft North Moor, Berwick upon Tweed TD15 2TD t e w Contact Judith Blackwell, sec. Awards: Supports young vn makers and restorers; grants, tool distribution, w/shop placements. Royal College of Organists RCO Bookings and Accounts, PO Box 7328, New Milton, BH25 9DU t e w Contact Andrew McCrea. Awards: A number of trusts available to organists who are members of the college (non-members also considered). No age limit. Royal Hospital Chelsea Organ Scholarship 22 West Rd, Royal Hospital Chelsea, Royal Hospital Road, London SW3 4NL t e org.uk w organ-scholarship Contact Will Vann, org & dir of mus. Awards: Annual scholarship ( 4250) providing an aspiring young church musician (org) with an opportunity to receive practical guidance, support and experience. Designed for young organists, aged 18-27, preferably students in HE living within easy reach of central London. Tenable for one academic yr (Sep-Jul). Closing date for applications 31 Jan Auditions and interviews Feb-Mar. The Scholarship will be tenable from September 2017 to July Royal School of Church Music 19 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EB t f e w Awards: Two scholarships awarded to young organists taking part in the RSCM s summer course for young people. Offers the opportunity to work with the course organist and to play for rehearsals and services, inc playing at Bath Abbey. See website for application details. RSCM Pipeline Organ Scholarships RSCM, 19 The Close, Salisbury, SP1 2EB t f e w Awards: An initiative for the training of teenage organists in the UK, to supply subsidised lessons and support to church organists of the future. RVW Trust 7-11 Britannia St, London WC1X 9JS t e w Contact Hannah Vlcek. Awards: Assist with the cost of first Masters Degrees in comp for British applicants or those of British residency aged under 30. Must have BMus or equivalent. Does not consider applications towards cost of other degrees or film/tv courses. Applications by end Apr. Award. Scale Vocal Trust 48 Hamilton Gardens NW8 9PX t e w Contact Tim Ward, dir. Awards: Charitable trust supporting young singers by paying audition fees and assisting in preparation for entry to conservatoires, inc funding for consultations or some lessons as appropriate. Scottish International Education Trust (Scottish Charity SC009207) Princes Exchange, 1 Earl Grey Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9EE t f e w Contact Michael Ewart, dir. or Gavin McEwan, sec. Awards: Grants to promote individual Scottish talent for individuals with shown ability and promise who wish to take their studies or training a stage further. Support is primarily for postgraduate students. Applications by preferred. Further guidance on criteria and how to apply on the Trust s website. Sir James Caird Travelling Scholarships Trust Secretary to the Trust, Thorntons Law LLP, Whitehall House, 33 Yeaman Shore, Dundee, DD1 4BJ t f e w Contact N Barclay. Awards: Grants and scholarships of up to 3500 available to Scottish pg students studying away from home. Scholarships are tenable for 1 yr, but may be renewed for up to 2 further yrs. Wiseman Prize ( 600) for best performances and Joseph Bloch LRAM Prize ( 300) for best str player. Auditions in Apr in Glasgow and London. Applications by 29 Jan Scottish Charity Reference no SC Sir John Barbirolli Memorial Foundation 48 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F 7BB t f e w uk/young_musicians/ Contact Rosemary Johnson, exec dir. Awards: Financial assistance to help music students purchase better quality insts; open to conservatoire students. Priority given to 1st year students & jr students who will be embarking on f/t study. Detailed nominations must be made by conservatoire principals. Closing date: 31 May annually. Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust PO Box 839, Richmond TW9 3AL e w Contact The Administrator. Awards: Grants of For graduates aged 24 and over on 1 Oct of the proposed academic yr, with a first or strong upper-second class degree (65% or above), studying for higher degrees at a university or conservatoire in the UK, and who are not in receipt of substantial public body awards already. Applicants must already be resident in the UK at the time of application. for application pack; forms available early Jan, first 300 complete applications will be considered. Applicants notified during Jun. Snowdon Trust Unit 18, Oakhurst Business Park, Wilberforce Way, Southwater, Horsham, RH13 9RT t e snowdontrust.org w Contact Mandy Edwards, admin. Awards: Grants to physically disabled students for FE, HE or employment training at a UK college or university. Awards for disability related additional costs range from 250 to 2500 pa. Closing date for applications 31 May and 31 Aug annually. Student Disability Assistance Fund 35 Hazelwood Rd, Bush Hill Park, Enfield, EN1 1JG t , also fax e w co.uk Contact Sandra Furmston, administrative secretary. Awards: Up to 500 for students with disability. Susan Chilcott Award for Singers The Royal Philharmonic Society, 48 Great Marlborough Street, London, W1F 7BB t f e org.uk w org.uk Contact Rosemary Johnson, exec dir. Awards: One award worth 10,000 awarded biennially to a British opera singer aged Next closing date: Jan Sydney Perry Foundation Awards The Sidney Perry Foundation, PO Box 889, Oxford, OX1 9PT t , also fax w co.uk/ Contact Mrs L A Owens, secretary. Awards: Specifically for PG study scholarships awarded annually. Applications by 1 Feb for award the following yr; auditions in Apr. Application fee 15. Send SAE for application form. Thalben-Ball Memorial Awards 63 Atbara Road, Teddington TW11 9PA t e Contact Jonathan Rennert, trustee, hon sec. Awards: General annual grants have been temporarily suspended. The Trust s resources are currently devoted to funding the Sir George Thalben-Ball Memorial Organ Scholarship at St Michael s Cornhill church in the City of London. The Ann Driver Trust 26 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 6BT e Contact Penny Neary, sec. Awards: Supports youth in the arts, with special emphasis on music, by giving grants to nominated schools and colleges. Does not give grants to individual applicants. The Bliss Trust The Bliss Trust, P O Box 137, Shaftesbury, SP7 0WX e w Awards: Scholarship worth up to 5000 for a comp or student of comp wishing to develop his or her career in the USA, either at a conservatoire or university or through a period of private study with a particular comp. Applicants must have a recommendation to apply from a comp or teacher of comp or a person of similar standing and should be British or a UK resident. Applications must be made on a form available from the Bliss Trust (either as a download from the website or by post). The British Music Society Charitable Trust 7 Tudor Gdns, Upminster RM14 3DE t e w Contact Stephen Trowell, admin. Awards: Currently only offers funds for the recording on CD of works by the late Michael Hurd. The Cherubim Music Trust 125 Duck St, Tisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 6LJ e w Contact Michael Maxwell Steer, dir. Awards: Loans professional quality insts (as available) for 5 years to young musicians aged The Countess of Munster Musical Trust Wormley Hill, Godalming, Surrey GU8 5SG t Further & Higher Education PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

122 Scholarships, Grants and Private Funding Bodies Further & Higher Education e w Contact Deborah Bacon, Secretary. Awards: Tuition and maintenance grants for postgraduate music students undertaking performance based courses. Please go to website for full details. Closing date for applications 10 Feb. The Elizabeth Evans Trust 4 Elder Grove, Llangunnor, Carmarthen, SA31 2LQ e theelizabethevanstrust.co.uk w Awards: Scholarships for young people aged who wish to pursue a professional career in the perf arts. Inc actors, singers, instrumentalists and those in the technical side of theatre or TV. Funding is for college or university courses at UG and PG level, or for a short term project such as a summer course or private study. Small grants may be given from application only, amounts over 1000 will be decided before a panel of independent experts. Applicants must show a close association with Carmarthen. Yearly grants given to a sum of around The Emmy Destinn Foundation LOE House, 159 Broadhurst Gardens, London, NW6 3AU t e w Contact Dana Modi, admin. Awards: The Emmy Destinn Foundation is dedicated to upholding the legacy of the Czech diva by supporting singers in the early stages of their careers. Small bursary available for singers studying Czech opera. The English-Speaking Union The English-Speaking Union, Dartmouth House, 37 Charles St, London W1J 5ED t e william. w Contact William Stileman. Awards: ESU Music Scholarships allow exceptional young musicians to develop their talents and further their training. Covers the cost of tuition, board and lodging at the relevant school. Aimed at young musicians who are studying, or have recently studied, music in the UK. To be eligible to apply candidates must be students or graduates from a recognized conservatory or university music department in the UK. Applications for 2017 will open spring The Finzi Trust PO Box 137, Shaftesbury SP7 0WX t e w Contact Elizabeth Pooley, admin. Awards: Scholarship awards aim to give opportunities to individuals for broadening horizons or taking a new path; their focus is arts based in the widest sense but proposals must have a musical foundation. No formal qualifications necessary. Applications for course fees not accepted. Closing date autumn. Application forms available by post or downloadable from website. The IAO Benevolent Fund 180 Lynn Rd, Wisbech PE13 3EB t e w Contact Michael Whitehall, sec & treas. Awards: Gives financial help to members or former members of organists associations affiliated to the IAO, and/or their dependents, in financial need. Also grants to sons and daughters of members to help with pipe organ tuition costs. The James Pantyfedwen Foundation The James Pantyfedwen Foundation, Pantyfedwen, 9 Market Street, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 1DL t also fax e w foundation.org.uk Contact Richard Morgan, exec sec. Awards: For Welsh students requiring support for approved courses, excluding private study. Applications by 30 Jun annually. Tuition fees only (up to a max of 7000 pa). The Maggie Teyte Prize and Miriam Licette Scholarships c/o Musicians Benevolent Fund, 7-11 Britannia St, London, WC1X 9JS t f e w Awards: Female singers either in f/t education or within 1st yr of entering professional career. Maggie Teyte Prize Competition: prize of 2000 together with a recital, presented in association with Friends of Covent Garden for the ROH. Miriam Licette Scholarship of 1500 for advanced study. Musicians Benevolent Fund Accompanist s Prize ( 1000) is awarded to an accompanist taking part in the awards. Awards annually in Jan/Feb, application by nomination from eligible colleges by Dec. Nominees must be British or Irish or have been resident in the UK for 5 yrs at the start of their course. The Mario Lanza Educational Foundation 5 Hunters Close, Manor Park, Dinnington, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S25 2TN t e w Contact Derek Wheldon, chair. Awards: Various awards for students who are engaged in a f/t course of classical singing at a college or conservatoire. Age 18 and over. The Nelly Ben-Or Scholarship Trust 23 Rofant Rd, Northwood HA6 3BD t e w scholarshiptrust.com Contact Roger Clynes, hon sec; Sir Colin Davis, founding patron. Awards: Scholarships and grants for talented and deserving young performers from any country to enable them to advance their music training by attending courses on pno-playing incorporating the Alexander Technique, given by Nelly Ben-Or. Completed application form (with audio tape or CD and written references) to be submitted to the hon sec as soon as possible for the next course, both courses in London. Application forms and all information available from the hon sec. The Nicholas Danby Trust 2b Westover Rd, London SW18 2RG t e w Contact Mrs Margaret Danby, sec & treas. Other trustees: Stephen Turvey (chair); James O Donnell; Patrick Russill; Catherine Ennis; Peter Wright; Barry Woodman; Mary Danby Calvert. Awards: Scholarship 6,000 pa awarded bienially to organ student of outstanding promise, for pg conservatoire/music college study in European country other than the student s own. Trust also assists scholar to secure initial engagements. Bursaries ( 3,000 pa) also awarded for ug or foundation course organ study within Europe. The Olive Brown Bursary c/o Jersey Arts Trust, First Floor, 3 Charles Street, St. Helier, Jersey, JE2 4SF t e w Contact Ton Dingle. Awards: 1000 bursary for a student from Jersey, administered by Jersey Arts Trust. The Ouseley Trust The Ouseley Church Music Trust, PO Box 281, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 9BU t e w Contact Martin Williams, admin. Awards: Makes grants to promote and maintain to a high standard the choral services of the Church of England, the Church of Wales and the Church of Ireland to cathedrals, choral foundations, parish churches, choir schools and other institutions. Closing dates for applications: 28 February and 30 June each year. Further details on website. The Reiche (Gwendolyn) Memorial Scholarship 2 Thornton Close, Wollaton, Nottingham, NG8 2DG t w Contact Mr R Collington. Awards: Gwendolyn Reiche was a notable pianist and teacher based in Nottingham. She died in 1996 and endowed a scholarship for pianists of exceptional ability. The Scholarship may provide tuition and/or accommodation fees for postgraduate studies with an eminent teacher in the UK or abroad for a period of up to four years. It is only available to pianists who have lived in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire or Northamptonshire for a minimum of five years prior to applying for the award. Time spent in conservatoires does not count for that purpose. The Rushworth Trust c/o LVCS, 151 Dale St, Liverpool, L2 2AH t f e w Awards: One-off grants of up to 500 for individuals, or up to 1000 for groups, to assist individuals and societies to stimulate and encourage them in their musical pursuits. Incorporates the A K Holland Fund and the H A Thew Fund. No recurring grants. No support for f/t studies or HE. Applicants must live within 60 miles of Liverpool Town Hall. The Solti Foundation e w Awards: The Solti Foundation aims to help young musicians and singers at the start of their professional careers. The Foundation no longer accepts direct applications for grants from individual musicians. Funding is now awarded through Scholarships in coordination with international organisations, including International Musicians Seminar Prussia Cove and Georg Solti Accademia di Bel Canto. The Sue and Freddy Walding Bursary e org; w www. british-horn.org/?q=node/74 Contact Robert Parker. Awards: Fund to assist promising young UK horn players under 18 yrs old whose continuted playing is threatened by acute financial constraints. Closing date 30 Apr annually. Normally 1 award of approx 1000 to contribute to the purchase of a horn, but all applications considered on merit. The Tait Memorial Trust 4/80 Elm Park Gdns, London SW10 9PD t f e w Contact Isla Baring, chair. Awards: Annual awards for PG study and private tuition, perf opportunities and general help in the furtherance of careers of Australian musicians and performing artists resident in the UK. Application form on website, must submit with recording, CV, passport (or other proof of Australian 122 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

123 Scholarships, Grants and Private Funding Bodies citizenship/residency) and 2 references by 31 Mar. Age limit 35. The Tunnell Trust for Young Musicians 64 Brunswick Street, Edinburgh EH7 5HU t e w Contact Jonathan Tunnell, artistic dir. Awards: Awards in the form of paid engagements in association with Scottish music societies. Applications are invited from emerging classical chamber groups (up to 8 players). Preference given to those who are are British-based. Groups are normally expected to be at a senior UG or PG level. Vocal groups and singers are not eligible unless an individual singer is part of a larger inst group. No awards can be made to individuals. Application forms supported by recordings must be received by end June annually. The Yorke Trust The Bothy, Grove Cottage, Southgate Rd, South Creake, nr Fakenham, NR21 9PA t ; (Box Office) e w Contact Rodney Slatford OBE, chmn. Awards: Registered charitable incorporated organisation ( ) with the aim of advancing music educ in the community. Annual international opera and choral courses. Assistance given to young people attending the trust s courses. Very occasional awards to young db players and harpists. Applications from individuals/students seeking support cannot be considered. Tillett Trust t , also fax e w Contact Katie Avey, admin. Awards: Grants to classical musicians of exceptional talent under 30 for projects to help achieve performing opportunities in the earlier stages of professional solo career. Applicants must be British or residing f/t in British Isles & have completed all formal educ, inc u/g and p/g courses. Awards normally in range. Send full CV, 2 references, perform link & budget. Funds not available for purchase of insts, funding commissions or commercial recordings. P/g bursaries for a 2nd or subsequent yr of study at a UK conservatoire are awarded by audition to nominees from those colleges. Tom Acton Memorial Trust Hamilton House, Cobblers Green, Felstead, Gt Dunmow CM6 3LX t w tomactonorg.wordpress.com; Contact Judy Acton. Awards: Bursaries for young musicians helping with fees, inst purchase, tuition, travel expenses. Applicants must be aged 25 or under and born, educated or resident in Essex. Value of awards vary up to max 750. Woking Young Musicians Trust Wyke Cottage, Guildford Rd, Normandy, Guildford GU3 2AN t e gmail.com w Contact Penny Davis, contact. Awards: Annual awards ranging from 100 to Open to any instrumentalist, singer, conductor or comp aged on previous 31 Dec who is resident or educated in Woking. Auditions normally end Mar; apply 2 months or more in advance. WT Best Memorial Scholarship The Musicians Company, 1 Speed Highwalk, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DX t e w Awards: Scholarship for organists aged and of FRCO standard. Next available Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Yamaha Music UK Ltd, Sherbourne Dr, Tilbrook, Milton Keynes MK7 8BL t f w Awards: 3 scholarships of 2000 awarded annually to UK and international student performers on f/t courses at UK & Ireland conservatoires, universities and tertiary educ colleges. Music disciplines rotate annually. Downloadable application form. Further & Higher Education PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

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127 One step ahead: junior conservatoire opportunities Junior conservatoire departments have a huge range of opportunities available for your musically talented children where they can develop their musicality further alongside enhancing other integral life skills Any parent with a musically gifted child will know how difficult it can be for that child to maintain momentum in their studies. Without expert and sensitive guidance, the initial excitement of learning an instrument can be tarnished by social pressures, high parental expectations, lack of direction, performance anxiety or even boredom. All of the UK s music colleges offer specialist junior programmes. These differ from the model of the music schools in that the high-level music tuition and training still accommodates family life and a normal weekly education. For talented children who aspire to get the most from their studies in a supportive community environment, the junior colleges provide a comprehensive solution. Tim Smedley, a professional cellist who teaches at the Royal Northern College of Music s junior department, says: One obvious benefit is that the young people have the chance to spend time talking, playing and socialising with others who have a passion for music. The friendships they develop are often maintained throughout their lives, whether or not they go on to become professional musicians. Individually, a high level of playing can be achieved outside of a junior department, but the colleges provide a social aspect and opportunities for chamber music and ensemble work which are harder to find elsewhere. London has the highest concentration of music colleges, with Junior Guildhall students receive ample performance opportunities four top conservatoires all offering junior programmes, but there is provision throughout the country. Entry is generally by audition; musical potential and commitment are assessed as well as current playing level, and students can specialise in areas as diverse as classical music, jazz, composition and conducting. Junior department opportunities Students on the Junior Guildhall music course receive 30 lessons of 40 minutes on their first-study instrument over three terms a year. Individual study is balanced with exposure to orchestras, choirs, chamber music classes, workshops and frequent opportunities to perform. There are strong links between Junior Guildhall and GSMD s full-time courses, with many of the Guildhall professors teaching on both programmes. For very young children, Guildhall offers a string training course; Paul Cochrane instruments taught include violin, viola, cello, mini bass, harp and guitar. This is an integrated programme of instrumental and ensemble tuition, with the main aim to introduce children to an enjoyable first experience of music-making. The programme uses a holistic approach based on the Kodály method, Dalcroze Eurhythmics and the school s own string curriculum. Eurhythmics classes involve full body movement to music, enhancing the connections between the ear, brain and limbs, developing co-ordination, concentration, posture, and integration of mind and body. gsmd.ac.uk/youth_adult_learning/ junior_guildhall The junior programme at the Royal College of Music centres on much the same model as that of Guildhall, offering instrumental and ensemble lessons at a high level from RCM professors and other distinguished musicians. Students receive regular support and assessment, plenty of performance opportunities, and complimentary studies including aural training, musicianship, and Alexander Technique a method of physical, postural awareness designed to optimise performance by eliminating tension and unhealthy movement. The RCM also runs a mini bass course, which allows children as young as eight to learn the double bass, playing on specially designed instruments. Since the mini bass Extracurricular PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

128 JUNIOR CONSERVATOIRE OPPORTUNITIES Extracurricular Birmingham Conservatoire s junior department performing at the Royal Albert Hall scheme started in 1985, students have gone on to play in some of the world s top orchestras, including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. rcm.ac.uk/junior Another London-based Saturday school, Junior Trinity, aims to encourage its students to develop the full extent of their potential while building a lifelong interest in music. As with the other junior colleges, the programme centres on individual lessons, chamber music, performance opportunities and larger ensemble work. Students can take GCSEs and A levels in music and music technology, and lessons are complemented with Alexander Technique classes. Trinity Laban also runs the string time programme for children aged 3-11 to learn violin, viola or cello, with the chance to move on to double bass or harp. Like Guildhall s string training course, classes include Dalcroze Eurhythmics musical training. The focus is on developing every aspect of musicianship (rhythm, pulse, phrasing, expression and technical ability), while also giving a solid grounding in instrumental and ensemble playing. trinitylaban.ac.uk/junior-trinity Also in London, the junior Royal Academy of Music offers another opportunity for comprehensive learning in one of the top conservatoires. This year sees the Junior Academy celebrate its 80th anniversary. RAM s principal, professor Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, says: The ethos of Junior Academy combining musical excellence and friendliness in an especially fine alchemy for 80 years has contributed to a unique musical education for talented young instrumentalists, singers and composers. While we see many of its students progress to the senior academy, just as wonderful is the breadth of destination of the junior academicians who chose another path. Because of the values, disciplines and achievements gained on a Saturday, music never leaves them: they become the advocates, supporters and informed audiences invaluable to cultural life. ram.ac.uk/departments/junior-academy Looking beyond opportunities in the capital, Birmingham Conservatoire runs a Saturday junior programme and a young strings project. Courses include classical music, chamber music, jazz and A-level music, all with a strong emphasis on performance, and a staff including members of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. There are courses in classical music from the north Indian subcontinent for young people who want to study tabla, sitar or voice. bcu.ac.uk/conservatoire/juniors For families further west, the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama runs the only junior conservatoire programme in Wales. There are opportunities for very young children and a conservatoire-style immersion for more advanced students, offering an intensive and rounded musical education. rwcmd.ac.uk/junior_conservatoire.aspx In the north of England, Manchester s Royal Northern College of Music runs its junior department with an emphasis on the controlled development of the art of performing. The timetable includes a strong academic component, aural perception, sight-singing and improvisation work, and Eurhythmics classes for younger students. The college boasts a particular strength in composition Rehearsals for the RAM s junior academy violinists studies, with works by several former and current composition students having been performed nationally or broadcast by the BBC. Many of the tutors at Junior RNCM also teach at Yorkshire Young Musicians, a programme of advanced tuition for talented young musicians aged 8-16 which takes place on Sundays at the Leeds College of Music, separate from the Leeds College s own junior school which runs on Saturdays. rncm.ac.uk/study-here/junior-rncm/ yorkshireyoungmusicians.org.uk lcm.ac.uk/study/young-musicians In the north-east, the Sage Gateshead runs a lively programme of study in its Weekend School. The Sage, home of the Royal Northern Sinfonia and renowned for its promotion of traditional music, frequently hosts exciting workshops, concerts and collaborations. Courses include foundation and intermediate strings, regional youth ensembles, summer programmes and the Centre for Advanced Training. sagegateshead.com/join-in/music-foryoung-people/ymp The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland boasts a top-class junior department, but is also distinct in its excellent provision of short courses. For advanced students there are courses including audition preparation, conducting, a violin summer school, with previous tutors including names such as Nicola Benedetti, and popular music. Young children and less experienced musicians can take part in early years courses and junk percussion and vocal workshops. rcs.ac.uk/junior-conservatoire Royal Academy of Music 128 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

129 gsmd.ac.uk/juniors Study at Junior Guildhall Specialist Pre-Conservatoire Training Music Course (ages 8 18) String Training Programme (ages 4 11) Drama Course (ages 13 18) Specialist Jazz Programme Junior Guildhall offers an individual timetable for each student, with highly experienced staff and a new state-of-the-art concert hall in the heart of the City of London. Financial help is available, including National Grants and Scholarships.

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131 A bit of something extra Are you aware of the extracurricular music activities that could boost your child s musical talents, confidence and even widen their social sphere? Discover a taster of what s on offer Whether your child is at a school with plenty of music provision or one where extracurricular music is limited, there are enormous benefits to sending them to afterschool and holiday music organisations. They will be inspired by others of their age-group with similar talents and passions, grow in confidence, and make lifelong friends, while their own musical skills progress in leaps and bounds. There are innumerable afterschool, weekend and summer camps offering music training of all varieties: summers spent at places such as Dartington International Summer School, where students range in age from nine to 90, offer almost every imaginable musical style for tuition and workshops, as well as dance, art cinema, concerts given by instrumental superstars, and a thriving social scene. In the interests of narrowing down, here we shall look at three organisations aimed specifically at children and teenagers, where they can learn alongside their peers. Centre for Young Musicians (CYM) Founded in 1970, the Centre for Young Musicians is based at Morley College, close to London s Waterloo station. More than 420 young musicians aged between eight and 18 attend the Saturday Centre for 32 weeks of the school year, each following an individual programme of study across a range of genres from classical to jazz, gamelan, folk and CYM has 90+ ensemble activities a week musical theatre. Furthermore, holiday courses at CYM offer musical training to still more young people, in age and ability groups ranging from junior through intermediate, to the highly regarded London Schools Symphony Orchestra and the London Youth Wind Band. The CYM Saturday Centre is a Centre for Advanced Training within the Department for Education s Music & Dance Scheme, and as a division of the Guildhall School since 2009, CYM also plays a part in the Guildhall Young Artists progression routes, from primary education right through to graduate and post-graduate studies in music. Performance is at the heart of the centre s work and there are more than 90 ensemble activities each week. These include choirs, symphony orchestra, wind band, chamber orchestra, intermediate orchestra, tango band, dance band, jazz ensembles, folk ensembles, stagecraft, chamber music groups and smaller ensembles within each department. Ensembles are progressive and work across departments, covering a range of musical styles and working Example study: singing All CYM students up to the age of 16 sing in one of the choirs as a compulsory part of their musical training. It develops sight-reading and musicianship skills, crucial for excellent exam results, increases their awareness of group responsibility, support and leadership, and provides a means of getting to know and socialise with many more CYM students than they would otherwise meet just in their own departments. Repertoire includes a wide range of styles from Bach and Brahms to medleys from James Bond, West Side Story and Guys and Dolls. Students often have the opportunity to perform outside of CYM and have sung on the soundtrack of film Dogma, backed pop groups, appeared on Top of the Pops, sung solo or chorus roles with the Royal Opera House, the English National Opera and the Bolshoi Opera, and frequently with the Royal College of Music Opera School. In the summer of 2002, 250 CYM students marched down the Mall singing, in fluorescent rainbow t-shirts in the Commonwealth Parade as part of the Queen s 50th Jubilee celebrations. toward informal performances at the end of each term. At the end of the spring term, the CYM chamber concert and annual showcase concert Extracurricular PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

132 EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES Extracurricular take place and CYM receives frequent invitations for ensembles to take part in external performances. Full curriculum courses at CYM stand at 1,755 per year, with varying smaller figures for lesser versions of the course and for additional tuition. Holiday courses cost 41 per day. Instruments can be hired from CYM at 25 per term, and bursaries are available: requests normally being considered after the offer of a place at the centre. cym.org.uk National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (NYO) Founded in 1948, the National Youth Orchestra brings together a new group of teenagers each year in three residential rehearsal periods in each of the major school holidays. During their eight-14 days together, students are taught and led by world-class tutors and conductors, share approaches to practice and playing, and combine study with creative activities such as singing and dance. Repertoire ranges from classic orchestral masterpieces to contemporary works by famous composers of the day, and besides playing an ethos of inspiration and support is strong: the leader and principals being given leadership training, and all members taking part in Inspire Workshops in schools and arts centres, where they give tips to other young musicians. Entry to the NYO is subject to a particularly high level of skill: applicants must be British citizens or residents aged 18 or under Applicants to the NYO can audition for free throughout the country Jason Alden on 1 September and play their instrument to Grade 8 Distinction standard or higher, unless they are applying as a composer, in which case they will be interviewed rather than auditioned. All applicants who meet these criteria are given an audition, free, in Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol or London, with travel bursaries available. While the membership contribution for 2016 is 1,848 (covering travel and accommodation costs), bursaries are available to cover the full cost of a place. Concerts and residencies take place all over the country and include such prestigious occasions as the BBC Proms. nyo.org.uk Pro Corda The Pro Corda Trust is a music and educational charity established in Its purpose is to provide for and conduct the education of young persons and others in the whole art, philosophy and theory of music, particularly chamber music. and it is the only youth music organisation in the UK providing a continuous and progressive programme of education through the medium of chamber music and ensemble training from age five to 24. Pro Corda s home and administrative base is at Leiston Abbey in Suffolk, but the trust offers opportunity for study all around the country, including courses and workshops in Yorkshire, Gloucestershire, Buckinghamshire, Wiltshire, Sussex, Surrey and Kent. In addition to core courses for talented young musicians, accessible only through audition, Pro Corda has pioneered a course for children with Special Educational Needs, using the power of ensemble training to benefit personal and social progression. This programme serves SEN schools and units across the country. Courses from Pro Corda include Young String Experience a weekly term-time Saturday school in London for young string players aged between Pro Corda s base is at Leiston Abbey in Suffolk seven and 11, non-auditioned, and a good springboard for the Year 7 auditions into junior music college ( 275 per term); age-group intensive residential courses at Leiston Abbey during school holidays under the headings preparatory, primary, junior, intermediate, senior and conservatoire the latter divided into baroque, violin, cello and viola; and instrument-specific intensive courses for those aged between nine and 18. Fees range widely from 299 to 799 depending on course length, instrument and standard. In all courses, bursaries may be available. procorda.com Example study: piano A four-day Pro Corda residential course for pianists costs 290 including full-board and accommodation. The course includes daily piano sessions focusing on technique, effective practice methods, core repertoire and approaches to public performance. Creative sessions explore improvisation, chamber music and sight-reading; masterclasses and performances provide opportunities to showcase work and practise for exams, and social activities are arranged in the afternoons and evenings. 132 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

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135 Extracurricular Centres for Advanced Training Junior Departments at Conservatoires Birmingham Conservatoire Junior Dept, Paradise Pl, Birmingham B3 3HG t f e w juniors Contact Timothy English, head of jr conservatoire; Lulu Lezama, sec. Course details: Specialist tuition for students aged Supporting aural, theory and harmony tuition and AS/A2 music courses. Chmbr music for most pupils and symphony orch, chmbr orch, str orch, wind band and 2 choirs. Many perf opportunities, w/shops, m/classes and lectures. Broad range of courses available. Young strs from age 3. Awards: MDS National Grants and means-tested bursaries. Entry requirements: Auditions held Apr- May; approx gr 5 at age 10 for main jr school. Entry by application for young strs and A Level studies. No of pupils: 200. Termly fees: See website. Junior Guildhall Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Silk St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DT t e w Contact Derek Rodgers, head of jr Guildhall; Alison Mears, head of jr mus courses; Robert Pell, head of academic studies; Robert Porter, head of wind, br & perc; William Bruce, head of strs; Marilyn Rees, vocal coord; Spencer Down, br co-ord; Junior Guildhall is a specialist Saturday School offering advanced training to young people between 4 and 18. Course details: the music course gives pupils a balanced exposure to the discipline of music through instrumental lessons, chamber music, orchestras, workshops and classes. Also available are courses in Jazz, Drama and a String Training Programme for beginners. Awards: Support available from many LEAs and charitable institutions. Some scholarships and bursaries available.entry requirements: Dependent on course, main audition period 14 Feb-25 April. Expected standard approx gr 5 at age 10. Junior RNCM Royal Northern College of Music, 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9RD t f e karen. w Contact Karen Humphreys, head of jr RNCM. Course details: Independent concern offering specialist Sat tuition to pupils aged 8 and above. Tuition in principal study and subsidiary inst, with classes in aural training, theoretical work, ens playing, also orch, jazz ens and choral training. Graded system of concerts for perf experience. Awards: Wide catchment area; some pupils receive LEA support. Limited supply of bursaries available to others. Entry requirements: Auditions held in Mar for Sep entry; all pupils re-auditioned annually. Applications by 1 Mar. No of pupils: 180. Termly fees: 1,245 per term. London College of Music Junior College, St Mary s Rd, London W5 5RF t f e w Saturday tuition for 7 to 19 year olds, in all instruments, theory, discovering music, GSCE and Pre-U, music tech. Many performance opportunities in college and externally. Music potential; auditions throughout year. No of pupils: Approx 100. Royal Academy of Music Junior Department Junior Academy, Marylebone Rd, London NW1 5HT t f e w Contact Howard Ionascu, dir; Krystyna Budzynska, assoc dir; Karen Ingram, admin. Course details: For pupils aged with outstanding potential. Individual study on 1st and optional 2nd inst, aural and theory studies, opportunities for perf. Junior Jazz (2-yr course), Primary Academy (ages 8 12) and preliminary courses. Awards: Places supported by the Music and Dance Scheme; other scholarships and bursaries available. Entry requirements: Entries by 1 Mar. Audition in Mar-Apr. No of pupils: 200 Junior Academy; 30 jazz; 45 Primary Academy; 120 preliminary courses. Termly fees: 1,065 (Junior Academy), 445 (jazz), 598 (Primary Academy), (preliminary courses). Royal College of Music Junior Department Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS t e w Contact Miranda Francis, Head of Junior Programmes; Jane Da Costa, Assistant Head of Junior Programmes; Gill Redfern & Hayley License, administration; John Mitchell, performance manager. Specialist training on Saturday for students aged 8 18 who show outstanding potential. First class individual tuition (inc voice (age 14 ), comp, jazz pno, jazz sax), supporting musicianship, orch, choral and ens training of high calibre. Performance opportunities, workshops and masterclasses. Special Mini Bass course for beginner bass players aged Full information brochure available. Means-tested bursaries offered both by the RCM and the DfES Music and Dance Scheme. Applications by 1 March, main audition period in March- April. Wide catchment area. No of pupils: Approx 300. Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Junior Conservatoire of Music, 100 Renfrew St, Glasgow G2 3DB t f e w Contact Matthew Chinn, acting head of Junior Conservatoire of Music; Alison McLeary, admin. Course details: Students aged 10 Specialist Sat tuition given on 1st inst with subsidiary inst tuition and opportunity to start 2nd inst study, plus class tuition in musicianship and theory. 2 orchs, concert wind band, 3 choirs; also w/wind, br, chmbr ens, with opportunities for perf experience. Preparation during final year for music college application. Awards: Financial awards offered by some Scottish councils, with further scholarships offered by the Conservatoire in cases of exceptional ability or need. Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (Junior Conservatoire) w Contact Chris Brown -Junior Conservatoire Administrator. Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Junior Conservatoire, Castle Grounds, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3ER t e w conservatoire.aspx Contact Patricia Keir, Head of Pre- College. Course details: Specialist music courses on Saturday; Advanced Course (ages 8 18); Mini Music (ages 4 8), Music First (ages 7 11). Community Programme: Music Lessons offering individual tuition in performance. Awards: Advanced Course bursaries available, up to 100%. Entry requirements: By audition for Advanced Course, Music First & Community Programme: Music Lessons. Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Castle Grounds, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3ER t e w conservatoire. Junior Conservatoire; Every Saturday, the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama is the home of the Junior Conservatoire. From your child s very first steps in music through to intensive preparation for conservatoire-level training, the Junior Conservatoire offers opportunities for children and young people to learn in a stimulating and supportive environment, and to realise their full musical potential. Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance Junior Trinity, King Charles Ct, Old Royal Naval College, London SE10 9JF t /6 f e w Contact Marion Friend, dir of Junior Trinity; Stephen Ryan, admin & concerts mgr; Liz Horseman, admin asst. Course details: Saturday school for students aged and String Time programme for Junior Trinity is the only London junior conservatoire registered as a Pearson Edexcel examination centre, providing GCSE, AS and A2 courses in music and music technology. Awards: Bursaries (means tested) are available. Auditions held in Mar/Apr entrants should be gr 5 or equivalent aged 11. All students showing potential and commitment are considered. String Time Entry is by application. Termly fees: 1,015 per term. 2nd/3rd studies, per term (30 min lesson). Extracurricular Regional Centres Aldeburgh Young Musicians Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape IP17 1SP t f e w Contact Colin Virr, Head of AYM. Course details: Advanced music training and artist development for exceptionally talented young musicians. The programme is designed to realise the artistic potential of 45 exceptionally talented young composers and instrumentalists of any discipline across a wide range of music, PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

136 Extracurricular combining a bespoke curriculum for each member with a collaborative exchange of creative ideas, taught by leading performers. Awards: Through Music & Dance Scheme. Entry requirements: Open to young people aged Application through audition annually. No of students: 45. Termly fees: Contact for details. ArtForms ArtForms office, Leeds City Academy, Bedford Field, Woodhouse Cliff, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 2LG t f e w Contact Stephen Wild, Head of Music; Mark Tunnicliffe, Administration Coordinator. ArtForms is the Music and Arts Service of Leeds City Council and part of the Learning Improvement team of Children s Services. The service offers instrument and vocal tutors, National Curriculum music teachers and pianists to all Leeds schools and supports music centres in various parts of Leeds: Horsforth, Boston Spa, Guiseley, East Leeds, North Leeds, Rothwell, South Leeds, West Leeds (Bramley). ArtForms also runs the City of Leeds Youth Music (CLYM) ensembles, including a youth orchestra, wind band, youth choir, jazz rock orchestra and many others. Centre for Young Musicians Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7HT t f e w Contact Geoffrey Harniess, Head of Sat Centre; Elaine Lewis and Alice Dagg, admin. Specialist training for young musicians. Holiday courses such as the LYWB & London Schools Symphony Orchestra give students wider opportunities as well as providing access to an alternative progression route for those not attending the Sat centre. Awards: Financial assistance may be available through your Music Hub or school. 75 students receive support from the DfE NGMD scheme & 25 through Guildhall young artists. Bursaries available through CYM s charity, the Foundation for Young Musicians, in cases of financial hardship. Entry requirements: Age 8 with at least 1 yr s performing experience. Sheffield Music Academy Sheffield Music Academy, Office 9, Shirley House, 31 Psalter Lane S11 8YL t e w Contact Jess O Neill. Sheffield Music Academy exists to inspire excellence and provide specialist training for young people aged 8 18 with outstanding musical ability, dedication and potential across South Yorkshire. Based at Birkdale School, students attend Academy on 33 Saturdays across each academic year. 30 of these sessions provide a mixture of individual lessons and group classes including chamber groups and a junior and senior chamber orchestra through individually tailored timetables. The remaining 3 sessions are a mixture of organised workshops; from specialist masterclasses to intense ensemble training. South West Music School Old Market Studios, 68 Old Market Street, Bristol BS2 0EJ t e w Contact Kate Wannell Programmes, Projects and Marketing Co-ordinator. Course details: Inclusive programmes for instrumentalists, vocalists and composers, open to all regardless of musical or personal background. Provides package of specialist educational support inc tuition, mentoring, residential courses, workshops and master classes. Entry requirements: Open to 8-16 or (13-17 for comps) on 1 Sep, closing date May. Entry assessed in 2 stages by application form and recording, and audition (interview for comps). The Sage Gateshead Weekend School St Mary s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR t e gateshead.org w Contact Edward Milner, head. Course details: 2 programmes: jr weekend school for young musicians aged 7 11; sr weekend school for musicians aged Awards: Awards funded by the DFE Music and Dance Scheme; applications for grants are made after a place has been offered following a successful audition. Entry requirements: Young musicians aged 7 19 who successfully pass an audition. Yorkshire Young Musicians t f e org.uk w org.uk Contact Penny Stirling, dir YYM; Helen Alderson, admin. Course details: Offers specialist tuition for 8 18 year olds across a wide variety of musical genres inc south Asian classical. Centres in Leeds and Hull working on Sundays. Specialist tuition in principal study and subsidiary inst with classes in advanced musicianship: theory, comp, improv etc. Small ens/ chmbr mus. Informal and formal perf opportunities. Specialist project days every term. Awards: Meanstested MDS grants available. Entry requirements: Ages 8 18, by audition. No of pupils: 110. Termly fees: Available on request. Extracurricular 5678 Music Education Sutton Scotney, Winchester, Hampshire t e w Contact Lisa Faye Broadhead. Owner Lisa Faye Broadhead is also the author of Practice or Talent? What make us musical? Whether you re thinking of having one to one singing tuition, piano tuition, a masterclass, a workshop or some audition coaching, you will benefit from the atmosphere, the story-telling dimension and the depth of expertise that are woven into Lisa Faye s approach to music at 5678 Music Education. Academy of World Music t e w Contact Anita Rogan. Courses offered: Concerts, Lec-dems, w/shops, m/classes and tuition on Indian classical music and instrs: sitar, sarod, tabla, vocal. Bela Bartok Centre for Musicianship 6 Frognal Court, 158 Finchley Rd, London NW3 5HL t e Local and Independent Music Schools w Contact Agnes Kory, dir. Type: Registered charity. Courses offered: Training courses for music teachers and performers; also amateur and children s classes inc the Kodaly method. No of places: On application (depending on selected class). Fees: On application. Benslow Music Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 9RB t f e w Contact Peter Hewitt CEO. Residential and day courses for non-professional musicians. Whether your musical taste is for classical, jazz, popular or folk, Benslow Music has a music course to suit you. Our beautifully cooked food will sustain your energies and our friendly staff will do all they can to make you feel welcome. Well-equipped and easily accessible, our campus is just a thirtyminute train ride from London. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Old Church Building, 4a Castletown Rd, West Kensington, London W14 9HE t /4608 f e net w Contact Dr M N Nandakumara, exec dir. Indian music and dance taught at beginners and diploma level during the 3 terms of the academic yr. Group and individual tuition taught in a 3-yr diploma and 2-yr postdiploma course in Bengali music, Karnatic and Hindustani vocal music. Classes conducted in harmonium, vina, sitar, vn etc. Non-diploma classes on the disciplines mentioned are offered through w/shops lectures and demonstrations. Performances by world renowned artists are given throughout the year in the 300-seat Mountbatten Auditorium; bookshop; membership available offering discounts on tickets. Bristol Spanish Guitar Centre 103 Coldharbour Rd, Westbury Park, Bristol BS6 7SD t f e w Contact Chris Gilbert, principal. Type: Private school. Courses offered: Tuition at all levels, beginners to advanced. Fees: Available on enquiry. Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme Aldeburgh Music, Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, Suffolk IP17 1SP t f e w Contact Bill Lloyd, dir of artist development. Type: Summer school. Courses offered: 10-day residential m/class advanced courses organised Mar- Nov for instrumentalists and singers. Various courses available, with small number of places on each; entry by audition, usually advanced students and young professionals. Prospectus published Sep, and available on request or online. Also Britten-Pears Orchestra and Baroque Orchestra; national training orch meeting for short courses. No of places: Varies according to course. Fees: Bursaries available. Centre for Steel Pan Music Workshop Studio (PanYard), MacDevitt s Studio, South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading, Berkshire RG1 4QU t e w Contact Mary Genis. Courses offered: Tutors and arranger nurture and develop steel perc orchs and ens to a high standard for performance, teaching an eclectic repertoire of music from calypso and contemporary to jazz and classical. Entry requirements: All ages welcome. Please contact for venue details. 136 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

137 Extracurricular Chetham s School of Music Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB t f e w Contact Claire Moreland, Head; Alun Jones, Head from September 2016; Stephen Threlfall, Director of Music. Specialist day/boarding school for young musicians age Tuition in all instruments plus full academic programme. Entry assessed on music potential only. No of pupils: 82 day, 213 boarding. Termly fees: 7996 (day); 10,329 (boarding). Means-tested government support up to full fees. Open Days in October & January. Regular solo & ensemble performances at all levels, including choristerships at Manchester Cathedral. Auditions & advice auditions throughout the year. All teaching is in a brand new school building in the heart of Manchester, with a professional concert hall opening in City of Belfast School of Music Fortwilliam Park, Belfast BT15 4AR t f e w Contact Rowena Eames, head of mus service. Type: Local authority establishment. Courses offered: Daily afternoon and evening classes with Sat am centres; inst work inc str, rcdr, choral; many other w/shops and various ens; tuition in all orch and band insts, pno, singing, gui, hp, rcdr; aural and theory classes; group activities, concerts, recitals and courses. Individual and group courses. 25 groups, from beginners and world music to City of Belfast Youth Orchestra. Entry requirements: Audition and interview. No of places: 550 in lessons, 1050 in bands, orchs and ens. Derby Music Centre c/o Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Darley Abbey, Derby DE22 1JD t e w Contact Christine Blackmore, coordinator. Courses offered: Music opportunities for children and young people aged A wide variety of rehearsals for orchs and bands. Sat mornings during term time. Several concerts for all players each year. Entry requirements: None. No of places: 500 Fees: 40 per term. Ealing Junior Music School Twyford Crescent, London W3 9PP t e w Contact Felix McGonigal. Saturday Music School, 400 pupils age East of England Co-operative Society Ltd Wherstead Park, The Street, Wherstead, Ipswich, Suffolk IP9 2BJ t f e w Contact P Walker, educ development offr. Courses offered: Tuition offered in ww, br, vn, vc, pno, fl, kb, sax. Also rcdr and orch ens, jazz band and Concentio youth choir. Entry requirements: Enrolment from waiting list prior to start of new term. Fees: From 80 for individuals and 13 for ens. Edinburgh Young Musicians 11 Melville Place, Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 7PR t also fax e w Contact Jean Murray, dir. Type: Charitable Trust. Courses offered: Group music activities on Saturday mornings during school term-time, for school children and children in their final pre-school year, held at St. Thomas of Aquin s High School, near Tollcross. Classes in musical play, musical workshop, musical foundations, recorder, violin, viola, cello, chamber music, choir, string orchestra and musicianship. Flute Studio Tamley Cottage, Hastingleigh, nr Ashford TN25 5HW t , also fax e w Contact Trevor Wye, principal. Type: Independent school. BAC and UKBA Licenced, Grade A. Courses offered: F/t residential 6-month course for pg fl players. Entry requirements: Audition in person or by minidisc, CD or cassette in Jan. No of places: 6 per course. Fees: 4750 pa. GeNIA MUSIC Piano School Suite 119, 56 Tavistock Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 9RG t e w Contact GeNIA, dir; Anna Thomas, mgr. Type: Private pno school. Courses offered: Pno tuition for all ages beginners, intermediate and advanced, incorporating Piano-Yoga teaching method. Ongoing w/shops and m/classes held at Schott Music Ltd, London. Teacher training; ens coaching. Scholarships available. Fees: Vary. Goldman Ensemble 17 Boddington Gdns, Biggleswade SG18 0PH t e w Contact Rosanne Goldman. Various instrumentation established by the Goldman sisters. Also chmbr music/comedy show, PIano Recital (Piano Not Incd) Also provide Masterclasses. Members teach at the family-run Renaissance Music School. Greenwich Music School e w Greenwich Music School is a music education and teacher training service for the boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham. We believe that meaningful music education is creative, practical and informed. Hindhead Music Centre Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6BA t f e w Contact Ann Hughes-Chamberlain, principal. Type: Non profit-making organisation. Courses offered: Individual tuition in all orch insts, hp, pno, rcdrs, singing, comp, gui and kbs (classical, folk, rock, blues, etc). Beginners to diploma. Music appreciation classes age 1 7; adult music appreciation talks. Ens, orchs, gui groups, rcdr ens, children s choir, chmbr music. Summer specialist courses for pno, fl, cl, vc, vn, children s summer music courses and an adult beginners orch. Huntingdonshire Music School Huntingdonshire Regional College, California Rd, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE29 1BL t f e w Contact Gary Sieling, dir; Warren Middleton, admin. Type: Private school. Courses offered: Extensive tuition in voice and all insts. Theory and aural tuition at all levels from beginners to diploma. Professional big band, 4 other bands, 2 orchs, 12 other ens. Regular concerts and annual foreign tour. Termly exam centre for practical and theory exams. Sat morning and weekday evenings. Entry requirements: All ages and abilities welcome. No of places: Unlimited. Fees: Contact music school for details. Ingenium Academy International Summer School of Music The Ingenium Academy, 211c Camberwell Grove, London SE5 8JU t e w Contact Rebecca Hawley (Director). A residential music summer school for talented year old musicians from 17th July to 7th August The Ingenium Academy is held at the beautiful and prestigious Winchester College and offers students between the ages of 14 and 18 a unique musical and cultural experience. This includes tuition from worldrenowned musicians, performances in top British venues and the opportunity to meet like-minded friends from all over the world within our environment of creative excellence. Isle of Wight Music Service Downside Community & Learning Centre, Furrlongs, Newport, Isle of Wight P030 2AX t f e w Contact Phil Chapman, head of mus service. Lead organisation and principal delivery organisation for Isle of Wight Music Education Hub. Comprehensive provider of instrumental/vocal teaching. INSET training for IoW music service teachers. Conferences for music curriculum leaders; conferences for inst teachers, arranged in conjunction with Solent Music (inc Southampton and Portsmouth music services) and Hampshire Music Service. Resources instruments and world instruments, teaching packs. IW Youth Orchestra; IW Youth Wind Band; IW Music Centre Jackdaws Music Educational Trust Great Elm, Frome BA11 3NY t w Contact Maureen Lehane Wishart, artistic dir. Type: Charitable trust. Courses offered: Residential courses for singers and instrumentalists of all levels, taught by top-class tutors. Aim is to bring classical music of the highest standard to people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Entry requirements: Courses available for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels. No of places: Approx 13 places for w/end course. Fees: per course (reduced rate for Under 25s) plus B&B at 25 per person per night. Lights Music Action! LMA Stage School Ltd LMA Stage School Ltd, Fish and Bell Management, PO Box 175, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP31 3TZ t e w Contact Phil Robson, course dir. Courses offered: Acting, Musical Theatre, Contemporary Dance, Stage Band & Contemporary Vocals. Entry requirements: Enthusiasm. Ages 6. Number of places: c 20 per class. Fees: From 90 per 10 week term. Summer Workshop Course in August open to those aged Stage Band (gr 3 ); acting, dance and music theatre (all standards, grouped by experience). Fees per week from 155. London Music School Mare Street, London E8 1EJ t e w tlms.co.uk Contact Martin Keating. Type: Private school. Courses offered: F/t 6-month audio tech course with choice of combining an inst or vocals, p/t evening course in gui, vocals, audio tech and sound engineering, p/t Sat course in vocals and audio engineering. Entry requirements: Basic understanding of computers and music. No of places: Max 30. Lynne Wayman Voice Centre 24 Ebury Rd, Sherwood, Nottingham NG5 1BB t Extracurricular PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

138 Extracurricular Extracurricular e com w com Individual lessons All styles;- Classical, Music Theatre, Jazz, Rock and Pop, CCM. Vocal Rehabilitation for singers experiencing difficulties, Voice Care, Insight Classes and Study Days:- English Song, Early Music,Lieder, French Song, Musical Theatre. Microphone w/shop. Entry requirements: 16. No of places: Inhouse 20; other venues 25. Fees: On request. Post-graduate Scholarship available for Summer School in France covering fees, accommodation and travel from London. Midland Arts Centre (MAC) Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH t f e w Contact educ and outreach dept; Louise James, head of educ; Mark O Dwyer, educ co-ord. Type: Arts centre. Courses offered: Adult courses in classical and folk gui, gr 5 theory, pno, voice w/shops, tabla, br and steel pan. Children s courses inc vn, pno, fl, rcdr, cl, gui. Mostly Music 28 Carlisle Close, Mobberley, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 7HD t also fax e w Contact Roger Wilkes. Courses offered: Theory, diplomas, AL, professional training, Church, early and choral music. Music for Little People 27 Silver Street, Buckden, St Neots, Cambs PE19 5TS t e w Contact Karen Dickinson, dir. Fun & Educational music classes for children & their carers across UK. Visiting teachers for nurseries & preschools. Training for preschool teachers. Music for Little People will take you and your child on a musical adventure offering parents/carers and children an opportunity to explore the foundations of music in a fun and interactive way. Developed by Karen Dickinson MA LTCL, a specialist in early years music, the classes introduce a variety of appropriate music from many different cultural traditions with fun and colourful props. Musicale Ltd Homecroft, Sun Lane, Harpenden, Herts AL5 4GJ t f e w Contact Gillian Johnston, David Johnston, dirs. Type: Private music leisure centre. Courses offered: Individual instruction at all levels in all orch and band insts. Group music activities inc chmbr, str and symphony orchs; wind, concert and stage bands; rcdr groups; gui and folk gui groups. All ages and levels catered for Adults especially welcome. Annual nationwide summer courses also organised; other school activities inc trips abroad, RFH concert, Barbican concert. Outreach programme in Primary Schools. Entry requirements: All ages inc active adult membership. No of places: No limit. Fees: per term. Musicale Primary Schools Intrumental Teaching Scheme Homecroft, Sun Lane, Harpenden AL5 4GJ t f e w Contact David Johnston. Courses offered: Woodwind, Brass and Guitar teaching in primary schools arranged directly between teachers and parents. Presently in Cambs, Beds, and Herts. North East of Scotland Music School Ltd 21 Huntly St, Aberdeen AB10 1TJ t e w Contact Gráinne Cullen, admin. Specialist instrumental and singing tuition organised from visiting professional teachers and musicians from all over the world. Lessons available throughout the academic year. Providing excellent tuition for promising musicians of all ages that are Grade 5 and above. Entry requirements: Audition Lesson. Registered Charity. See web site for more information and events. Fees: per hr. North London Piano School 78 Warwick Ave, Edgware HA8 8UJ t , also fax; e w Contact M Schreider, artistic dir/ chair; Dr Willner, exec dir/vice-chair. For pianists, accs and pno duos; also for str players and ens. Jr and sr groups, performers group. Summer courses in the UK and Worldwide. Tuition by professors from leading conservatoires, concerts and m/ classes, lectures and seminars on perf technique, CD recording. Individual scheduling, fun activities. Partial scholarships available. Loyalty discount for former students. Oxford School of Music Ivony, Cumnor Hill, Oxford OX2 9JA t e org.uk w Contact Andrew Claxton, principal. Type: Independent music school. Courses offered: Private tuition in all inst and vocal options, comp and general musicianship; preparation for ABRSM, TG and RS exams, auditions, competitions and scholarships. Entry requirements: None. No of places: 400 pupils taught by 12 teachers. Fees: Each teacher sets their own fees and conditions. Perfect Notes Music School 1 Marlborough Rd, St James, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN5 5DZ t e w Contact Karen Appleby. We are the leading private music school in Northampton and lessons are available to children from age 6 to adult with no upper age limit. Instruments taught include; Piano, Keyboard, Flute, Recorder, Clarinet, Violin, Singing, Guitar and Music Theory. Our teachers are very experienced and all have clear CRB or DBS checks. Students may enter exams through us, we use ABRSM, Trinity and LCM exam boards and we stage regular concerts in aid of local charities, particpate in local festivals and play at venues such as churches and care homes. Pro Corda International Chamber Music Academy Leiston Abbey, Theberton, Leiston, Suffolk IP16 4TD t f e w Contact Andrew Quartermain, CEO. Type: Private music school. Courses offered: Courses in chmbr music for talented young players; course in opera, specialist inst courses for vc, va, pno and ww; beginner chmbr music course for str and ww; adult courses. Entry requirements: Some courses require audition. No of places: Varies according to course. Fees: Varies. Bursaries available for all courses. Questors Young Musicians Club Little Ealing Primary School, Weymouth Avenue, London W5 4EA w Contact Fiona Johnson, Musical Director. Courses offered: Saturday morning music school for children aged Tuition offered on most orchestral instruments, recorder, guitar, percussion and keyboard. Ensembles include wind, brass, recorder, junior strings, strings, jazz, chamber music, vocal and orchestra. Introductory courses available for children aged 4 7. Three major concerts pa, mini concerts and an open day. Fees: Fees start at 67 per 10-week term. Assisted places scheme available. Regis School of Music 46 Sudley Rd, Bognor Regis PO21 1ER t w Courses offered: Individual lessons on pno, vn, vc, fl, rcdr, classical gui and vocal; also several ens for adults. Royal National College for the Blind Hereford HR1 1DT t f e w Contact Venns Lane. Type: Independent college. Courses offered: Offers educ and training for blind or partially sighted people. Courses offered; Community Arts 1; Community Arts 2; Performing Arts Practice (Level 2); Performing Arts Practice (Level 3); Audio Media Production (Level 2); Audio Media Production (Level 3); Art & Design (Level 2); Art & Design (Level 3); Ceramics; A level Media Studies; A level Art & Design (Fine Art); Community Arts; Audio Media Production. Entry requirements: Flexible. No of places: Flexible. Fees: LCS and Residential Training Unit funded. Royal School of Church Music 19 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 2EB t f e w Type: Church music charity. Courses offered: Wide range of residential and non-residential courses around the country; music in worship studied in all aspects and all denominations. No of places: From 10 up to 120 on choral courses. School of Old Bel Canto 185 Fulham Palace Rd, London W6 8QX t , also fax. e w Contact Oleg Lapa, dir. Type: Privately funded. Courses offered: Private tuition and introductory courses for students & professionals at all levels, seeking complete vocal accomplishment. The student will discover that breath, per se, is not employed in the emission of vocal tone, and that vocal tone is created by speech on retained breath energy, that is held and compressed in the lungs. The methodology of Francesco and Gianbattista Lamperti. Excellent preparation for aspirants and professionals. Entry requirements: Interview, introductory lesson and assessment. Soar Valley Music Centre Claremont Methodist Church, Claremont St, Leicester LE4 7QG t e w Contact James Simpson. We are a charity which aims to bring training in music and media to everyone and anyone. We work mainly, but not exclusively, with young people. The charity now offers projects and courses for all kinds of people from those coming from a youth offending background, to young people at risk, young people with barriers to learning, those who don t go to school or are at risk of exclusion, as well as talented young musicians seeking dynamic and specialised support. Sospiro Piano Centre Jail Lane, Biggin Hill, Westerham, Kent TN16 3AU t ; PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

139 Extracurricular e w Contact Lora Dimitrova-Watson, principal. Type: Privately funded. Courses offered: Advanced Individual pno tuition, music theory and aural training for all levels and age groups. Exams, festivals, competitions, events, concerts, concert tours. Works in conjunction with the Bromley Youth Music Trust. Entry requirements: advanced pianists, any age, grade 6 and above. No of places: 25. Fees: 50 per hr (individual tuition). Concert agency. Sounds Write Sounds Write, 18 St Ives Close, Stafford ST17 0HD t e w shop. soundswrite.co.uk Contact Keith Baskett, mgr of mktg & sales. Theory workbooks for young beginners to Grade 3 following the ABRSM syllabus. Material offers a structured and fun approach through its child-centred method of teaching. Applicable to any instrument and does not require keyboard skills. For FREE book click on More Information. Also weekly practice book, help for non-musical parents and musicianship books. For 15% discount quote RMP15 15 in Coupon Box on Shopping Cart page. South London Music 29 Grove Vale, East Dulwich, London SE22 8EQ t e w Contact Rupert Perkins. Music retail specialists offering expert advice and service. Caters for the needs of all levels of musician, from a baby s introduction to music (CDs, percussion), to students of all levels (starters to grade 8 and beyond), professionals, and enthusiasts of all varieties. We have good links with the local music teachers and schools, who we supply with instruments and music. We can advise on buying the best instrument for your child, and selection of exam music etc. We stock over 10,000 titles of sheet music and order weekly from over 100 suppliers. Tchaikovsky Music Academy BCI London, 188 Queen s Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 5HL t mob ; landline: e w musicacademy.milostiv.org Contact Dr. Devorina Gamalova, Founder and Director. Tchaikovsky Music Academy at the Bulgarian Cultural Institute London is a Specialist Junior and Adult Music School for Strings [Violin, Viola, Cello, Guitar], Piano and Music Theory following the principals of the Russian school method combining it with the best elements of the remaining teaching traditions. It is also the only school that offers Instrumental Teaching Course preparing young people how to teach Violin, String Instruments and Piano. The College of Piping Otago St, Glasgow G12 8JH t f e w Contact Robert Wallace, principal. Type: Private college. Courses offered: Piping tuition at all levels (tuition for Piping and Drumming Qualifications Board exams). Available throughout Scotland, also international summer schools. The Conservatoire Lee Rd, London SE3 9RQ t f e w Contact Phillip Scott, principal; Alison Moncrieff-Kelly, dir of mus. Type: Private school, registered charity. Courses offered: Tuition in most insts; beginners accepted, group tuition, gr 1 8; diploma; age 0 5/5 7 musicmaking classes; Sat jr choir, str, perc and rcdr groups, special music courses 9 16; theory classes; also tuition for GCSE, AL. Adult choral programme and chmbr music. Jazz programme. Entry requirements: None. No of places: Unlimited. Fees: Various. The Crotchet Factory 1 Edward St, Eastville, Bristol BS5 6LW t e w Contact Maxine Warn. Type: Private school. Courses offered: Preschool Music. Children s perc and rcdr lessons. Group lessons in rcdr, kb and gui for children. Private tuition in a range of insts inc pno, gui, kb, fl, rcdr. Summer and Christmas w/shops for children. Andy Warn s Sounds Roadshows : educ w/shops for schools and communities involving African, samba, gamelan. Entry requirements: None. Fees: Available on request. The Elgar School of Music Deansway, Worcester WR1 2ES t f e org.uk w Contact Gill Lumsdon, principal. Type: Private music school. Courses offered: Tuition in all orch insts, pno, hpd, org, gui, rcdr, singing, aural training, music theory, comp; beginners accepted, gr 1 8, diploma; GCSE and AL; ens playing, choral groups and special courses. Also jazz for singers and instrumentalists. Entry requirements: None. No of places: on courses (group tuition); up to 350 for individual tuition. Fees: From per term. Bursaries from pa. The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance Foundation House, 1A Dyne Road, London NW6 7XG t f e w Contact Paul Kirkham, Peter Whittard, dirs. Type: Private academy and accredited institution. Courses offered: 3-year BMus in popular music performance; 1-year MMus in popular music performance; 3 year BA in Creative Musicianship; 1-year f/t specialist diploma (with p/t option); 1-year fully funded diploma; 1-year professional diploma in songwriting; 10-week certificate (with p/t option); 10-week p/t courses (core skills; live perf w/shops; home studio; Logic 101; acoustic gui; music business; songwriting); summer schools; specialist w/ends; private lessons. Fees: Discretionary, some courses funded, LEA grants for some courses. The Winchester Music School c/o Tim Norris, LRSM, 89 The Crescent, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 9BQ t (headteacher s mobile); f e w thewinchestermusicschool.weebly. com Contact Tim Norris, founder and headteacher, cond, comp & arr, br tuition etc; John Plowright, head of ww; Glenn Clarke, head of perc; Phil Crouch, drums; Chris Jones, gui; Sarah Craven, rcdr, fl etc; Peter Lewis, comp & arr, gui, rock & pop and early strings. Courses offered: Individual inst tuition, ens, bands, gr examinations; students encouraged to play in ens/band and take music theory lessons. Bands and ens perform regularly in the local and wider communities. CD/ DVD recordings encouraged, as well as the formation of student chambr ens. Entry requirements: subject to consultation, parental meeting and student auditions. Ens entries subject to audition and availability; no formal auditions for bands or ens. No of places: 492. Fees: Individual tuition per hr; ens 6 8 per hr, other fees on application. ISM Contractual Agreements scheme. Wiltshire Rural Music School 113 Gloucester Rd, Trowbridge BA14 0AE t e w sites.google.comsite/ wiltshireruralmusicschool/ Contact Sue Dawson, admin. Type: Educ charity. Courses offered: School provides music centre with w/end activities. Sat afternoon chmbr music playing and novice and elementary orch and chmbr music, adult orch meetings, evening adult rcdr classes, gr 5 theory, chmbr group for terrified beginners, plus holiday courses for schoolchildren (inc rcdr classes). Beginners accepted. Minimusicians sessions for pre-school children start at 9.30am & 10.45am each Thurs during term time only. No of places: No limit. Fees: Variable depending on course. Closely linked to local authority. Yamaha Music Schools Sherbourne Drive, Tilbrook, Milton Keynes MK7 8BL t (UK); (Republic of I f w uk.yamaha.comsp/music_ education/music_school Contact Nigel Burrows, educ mgr. Courses offered: 100 UK schools for electronic kb insts, gui, drums, vocals. Yorkshire College of Music & Drama St Marks House, 1 St Mark Ave, Leeds LS2 9BN t e w Contact Tim Knight, principal. Courses offered: Individual music lessons. Youth Music Centre Bigwood Road, London NW11 7BD t e w Contact Marina Solarek. Saturday morning music in Barnet: orchestras, chamber music, choir, junior musicianship, voice production, instrumental classes, theory and composition. Extracurricular Early Years Baby Sensory 33 Hartington Rd, Salisbury SP2 7LG t e w Contact Lin Day, dir. Sensory classes specifically designed for babies from birth, featuring sensory development activities that are great fun for parents and babies to share in the first year such as fibre optic light shows, bubbles, bells, musical fun, baby signing, puppet shows and more. Bee Sharp Music 6 North Park Rd, Leeds LS8 1JD t e w Contact Sophie Jennings. A structured, fun introduction to music and movement for pre school children via singing, playing instruments and dancing, run by a primary school teacher who specialises in music. Props used inc the parachute, streamers, bubbles, PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

140 Extracurricular Extracurricular puppets and lots more. No joining fee and the first session is free. Coda Music Trust Chewton Farm Rd, Highcliffe, Dorset BH23 5QL t e w Contact Phil Hallett, chief exec. Early years classes for children aged 0 7 in various aspects of music and dance. Colourstrings and the Szilvay Foundation 18 Elm Tree Ave, Esher, Surrey KT10 8JG t e w Contact Pat Wislocki, admin. Teaching programme built on the principles of Zoltan Kodaly integrating instrumental study with aural training and musicianship. Kindergarten begins from 18 months and centres around the Singing Rascals and Rhythm Rascals books. Between 5 7 years old, when the child is ready, instrumental lessons begin. Uniquely, colours are used instead of letter names for the strings, in addition to child-friendly characters, and extensive use of natural harmonics to develop left hand position without pressing, and for shifting the length of the fingerboard, from near the very start of learning. Early Years Music Groups Various, Beeston NG9 t e w Contact Wendy Prevezer, music group leader. Music sessions in Beeston (Nottingham) for babies and toddlers under 3 years. Earlyarts Dock Hill House, Miry Lane, Netherthong, Holmfirth HD9 3UH t e w Contact Ruth Churchill-Dower, dir; Susan Hirst. The award winning, national network for people working creatively with children and families in the arts, cultural and early years sectors. Hartbeeps 30 Devereux Dr, Watford WD17 3DE t e w Contact Sarah Godwin, dir. Dynamic early years classes suitable from birth to 5 years. Learning through play, set to a backdrop of sounds, soundscapes, emotive soundtracks and original songs and music. Ian Humphris ( ) t or (CYM Library) e Conductor, choral arranger, teacher, composer for schools radio and TV. Various choral arrangements available, published by Novello. Selfpublished. For any further information please use contact details above. Live Music Workshops 29 Royal Rd, Sutton Coldfield B72 1SP t e w Contact Luan Shaw, w/shop leader. Live Music Workshops: incorporating Musicscool (Foundation Stage and KS 1 & 2), Special Occasions (for special schools), Bandstand Babies and Toddlers (for nurseries and playgroups), Curriculum Support (for teachers) and Performers Platform (for instrumentalists). Fees: 175 full day, 125 half day. Travel expenses required outside Birmingham area. Age range: Early Years Foundation Stage, KS 1 & 2, (inc special schools). MAD Academy 9 Green Road, Reading, Berkshire RG6 7BS t e w franchise-business-opportunities/; Contact Helen Harrington. Music and dance classes for babies, toddlers and preschool children. Our approach is fun, funky, physical and free spirited. Our classes and children s parties are packed with music, movement, rhythm and dance. Our curriculum is carefully designed to develop and stimulate children at every stage, with age appropriate games and activities focused on promoting key skills. Monkey Music Unit 16, Thrales End Farm, Thrales End Lane, Harpenden, Herts AL5 3NS t e w Contact Angie Davies. Nationwide network of music classes for very young children using an original, fun and interactive curriculum. Music Bugs Ltd 4 Bowles Rd, Swindon, Wilts SN25 4ZN t e w Sensory and play based singing classes for children aged newborn to 4 years of age. Classes run across the UK. Birthday parties and sessions for Sure Start Centres, Foundation Stage and Nurseries also available. Music for Little People 27 Silver St, Buckden, St Neots PE19 5TS t e w Contact Karen Dickinson, dir. A fun and educational approach to learning about music through age appropriate classes for children aged 0 5 with their parents and carers. Music to Grow to t e w Contact Kathryn Rowland, mgr dir. High quality music-making opportunities for young children as they grow, based in Cambridgeshire and N London. Weekly classes in centres across the county, as well as pre-school residencies, nursery visits, after-school clubs and birthday parties. Sessions and residences are also available further afield, and collaborations with like-minded organisations. Music Train t e w Contact Andrea Lee, prop. Music education for babies and children 0 6 in small group settings in Herts and Cornwall. Fees: 4.50/ 5.75 per child per session. Musical Monkeez 86 Dilston Dr, Westerhope, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne NE5 5QH t ; e w Music and movement sessions within educational environments and local establishments. Sessions involve lots of fun props and various instruments, can be themed and follow the EYFS. Every child is treated as an individual and can learn at their own pace. Also children s dance parties and discos, which are structured and lots of fun, within many schools. Musicaliti t e w Contact Frances Turnbull, owner. Early years musicianship skills from birth to age 7. Musicana 47 Floribunda Dr, Roselands, Northampton NN4 8TY t e w Pre-school music sessions for parents/ carers and their children and within private nursery settings, using musical instruments, parachutes, puppets, rag dolls and other props to provide relaxed and fun-filled activities for all. All sessions are run by trained musicians. National Centre for Early Music St Margaret s Church, Walmgate, York YO1 9TL t e w Contact Janet Cromartie, music admin. Lively year-round education programme for all ages from early years to adult, encompassing early music, jazz, folk and world music. NCEM Composers Award for ages 25 and under. Learning resources for schools available, inc Melody Monkey s Songbook for early years, containing songs, rhymes and stories recorded on 2 accompanying training CDs. No Notes Keyboard Music Daisyfield Press, 12 Newton Street, Bristol BS5 0QZ e w No Notes music is simple piano tablature notation designed to help keyboard beginners develop confidence in their ability to make both satisfying music and progress. No Notes beginners bridge the gap between knowing nothing and having the ability to read and play standard music notation as they develop foundation keyboard skills such as finding their fingers (strength and co-ordination), reading notation and playing musically. No Notes music is popular with absolute beginners because it offers real music favourite songs, bluesy riffs and grooves from the start. Piccolomusic.co.uk 13 Burnfoot terrace, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear NE26 2ED t ; e w Contact Abigail Cotton. 13 years experience working with families, early years professionals and small children. Fun, innovative and inspiring, early years trainer, music facilitator and w/shop provider. Resources and CDs with original award winning songs. Available for, conferences, seminars, and team building w/shops. Kodaly trained at elementary level. Playmusicplay 6 Gower Rd, Royston, Herts, 6 Gower road, Non US SG8 5DU t e w Contact Linda Bance, Director. A co-operative of music teachers offering quality musical experiences for young children their parents and carers. Sessions use voice and live music and offer carefully chosen songs and activities that allow musical engagement of both child and parent.networks in UK, nationally and beyond to share ideas about current research, professional development and networking opportunities.recognised by Music Mark, and Music Education Research for Young children (MERYC). Linda Bance is nationally recognised as an expert in this field and offers consultancy and mentoring. PRESMA (Pre School Music Association) The Charing Cross Centre, St John Maddermarket, Norwich NR2 1DN t e w Contact Amanda Cator. Local charity providing music classes 140 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

141 Extracurricular for children aged 0 5. Reduced fee scheme for families on low incomes to enable music classes to be available to all. Rainbow Stripes t e w Contact Pete Lynn. Popular live music and movement workshops for the under sevens. Acoustic educational fun with a smile and a wiggle. Rhythm Time 76 Beechwood Park Rd, Solihull B92 9QT t e w Contact Kathy Doolan, founder and MD. A set of unique music courses written for different age groups by Royal Conservatoire of Scotalnd graduate Kathy Doolan, to aid development and learning, starting with stimulating baby classes and leading onto exciting toddler and educational pre-school sessions. Rhythm Time is a member of the Pre-School Music Association. Classes are held throughout the UK. Free trial sessions available by arrangement. Rockabillies t e w Hour-long sessions for carers and young children using live insts, dancing and puppets. Sound Children 21 Shaftesbury Avenue, Nottingham NG14 5GL e w Contact Andy Gwatkin. Early Years music experts Sound Children make Music Kits specially designed to enable any enthusiastic Early Years practitioner to lead effective and enjoyable music sessions with babies and young children no prior musical training is needed. The whole basis of the approach is that musical learning happens only by doing and especially by doing together and so everything is designed to make it as easy as possible for the children (and the teachers) to make music together. It s an innovative and accessible approach and it works the Music Kits have already won a host of Early Years awards. Speech, Sign and Song Club Beeston Library NG9 1GL t e w Contact Wendy Prevezer, music group leader. Music sessions in Beeston (Nottingham) for pre-school children who have communication difficulties. Sticky Fingers Early Years Arts The Children s Art House, 9 Monaghan Street, Newry, Co Down BT35 6BB t e w Contact Claire McKenna, music co-ord. Committed to increasing young children s access to the arts and encouraging participation and delivering music programmes for children aged 0 11, their parents, teachers and carers, inc children with additional needs. Programmes feature simple songs, rhymes and singing games based on the Kodaly approach. Works in community groups, playgroups and schools; and with established national organisations such as SureStart and Homestart; music programmes have been funded by the Arts Council, BBC Children in Need, Irish Youth Foundation, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and other charitable trusts. Stringbabies w Contact Kay Tucker. String classes for the very young; Violinbabies, Violababies, Cellobabies. Accredited method and nationwide teachers. Tales and Tunes Avon Vill, Broadgate, Wrangle, Boston, Lincs PE22 9BJ t ; e w Contact Ann Stott. Early years vocal, music and storytelling w/shops and training, specialising in additional needs inc autism. Tatty Bumpkin Ltd The Oak Barn, Allens Farm, Allens Ln, Plaxtol, Sevenoaks TN15 0QZ t e w Contact Sam Morgan, gen mgr. Produces resources for early years music inc Bendy Giggly Clever and Strong CD and This is the Life CD, plus full accompanying booklet and ideas for making best use of the recordings. Teddies Tunes c/o 10 Linley Dr, Boston, Lincs PE21 7EJ t ; e w preschool-music-education Contact Rosemary Brown, music group leader. Pre school music groups for children from 4 months to 4 years held at various locations in and around Boston, Mon-Fri during term time. Music sessions are followed by a complementary craft activity and refreshments. Teddies Tune is a music group, toddler group and cafe meet! Thumpy, the thumb flute Ctra. de Murcia 104, Huetor Santillan, Granada, Granada w Thumpy the thumb flute is a relatively simple instrument with a surprisingly natural sound. It is a charming and exciting way to learn to flute and to develop a stable and flexible embouchure. Thumpy has lots of possibilities for improvisations and games in groups. This new flute has been designed and developed by Dutch flutist-composer Wil Offermans. It is produced by Studio E. Thumpy is a great instrument for children before they move on to the Boehm-flute. It is played by the thumbs only but has the scope for many different sounds and melodies. Also a Thumpy Book is available. Wendy s Playful Piano 1 Park St, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 1AH t e w Contact Wendy Prevezer, pno teacher. Informal individual music sessions at and around the pno for young children aged 3 7, inc those with additional needs. Yellow Kangaroo Music t e w Music books and CDs for early years education, nurseries, playgroups, creches and childminders; music resource packs with combined CD and resources to print; lesson plans, learning goals, song lyrics and recipes. National Children s Choir of Great Britain (NCCGB) PO Box 116, Alresford SO24 0YN t e w Contact Lissa Gray, mus dir; Kim Reffell, admin. Easter and Summer residential courses for NCCGB members. Age range: Junior (treble) Choirs: Yellow Choir (ages 9 11); Blue Choir & Green Choir (Year 7 ); Senior (SATB) Choir for girls Year 10 and boys with changed voices. No of members: 275. Entry requirements for choirs: by auditions held Oct-Nov. Also open workshops for all young singers throughout UK. Audition and open workshop information on website. National Youth Choir of Scotland The Mitchell, North St, Glasgow G3 7DN t w Contact Christopher Bell, artistic dir; Joan Gibson, chief exec. NYCoS (SATB) summer residential courses, coaching in vocal, sight reading, repertoire and aural skills, concerts across Scotland, international tour on a 3-yr cycle. Training choir: (SATB), summer residential course with NYCoS, concerts across Scotland. National boys choir: Easter residential course (details as for NYCoS. National girls choir: Easter residential course (details as for NYCoS). 13 area choirs: weekly rehearsals in term-time with end of term concerts. Entry requirements: By audition. Age range: Between Youth Choirs National National Youth Choir of Wales Ty Cerdd, Music Centre Wales, Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Place, Cardiff CF10 5AL t f e w Contact Gwyn L. Williams, dir; Bryn Terfel, pres; Paul Mealor, conductor; Matthew Thistlewood, mgr. Short courses and 7-day course annual collaborations with BBC NOW. SATB voices. Entry requirements: Annual audition and re-audition. Age range: No of members: 70. National Youth Choirs of Great Britain The Rivergreen Centre, Aykley Heads, Durham DH1 5TS t e w Contact Amanda Wood, admin. Residential courses for members of the National Youth Choirs at Easter and summer. National Youth Training Choir of Wales Ty Cerdd, Music Centre Wales, Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Place, Cardiff CF10 5AL t f e w Contact Gwyn L. Williams, dir; Nia Llewelyn Jones, conductor; Matthew Thistlewood, mgr. 6 day residential course. SATB voices. Age range: No of members: Extracurricular PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

142 Extracurricular Regional Extracurricular Aberdeen Youth Choir Northfield Community Centre, Byron Sq, Aberdeen AB16 7LL t w uk/xcc_communitydetail. asp?id=3950&ind=15&ind2=372 Contact Jayne Carmichael Norrie. Entry requirements: No auditions. Age range: No of members: 30. Arden Youth Choir Girls Choir (Arden Angels) Pendle, Lancashire t e w Rehearsals are held in Nelson, Lancashire a different day each wk 6pm 7.30pm; i.e. Mon (wk1) Tues (Wk 2) Weds (Wk 3) etc. Entry requirements: Girls, aged who can sing to reasonable standard. Age range: No of members: Approx 30. Barazina Youth Choir 4 Esdale Terrace, Green Door, Balnamore, Northern Ireland BT53 7QH t ; e w Contact Denise Rosborough. Barazina Youth Choir is a new vibrant, energetic youth choir influenced by Disney, music theatre and gospel music. Rehearsals every Tues 6 7pm. Entry requirements: Audition. Age range: Berkshire Young Voices Berkshire Maestros, Stoneham Court, 100 Cockney Hill, Reading RG30 4EZ t f e w Rehearsals alternate Sat afternoons. Entry requirements: Auditions on request; prepared solo song/hymn and simple aural tests. Age range: 9 14 (or voice change for boys). No of members: 50. Berkshire Youth Choir Berkshire Maestros, Stoneham Court, 100 Cockney HIll, Reading RG30 4EZ t f e w Alternate Sat eve rehearsals. Entry requirements: Auditions in Jun for entry in Sep; prepared solo song, aural and sight-reading. Age range: No of members: 75. Bradford Cathedral Choir Bradford Cathedral, 1 Stott Hill, Bradford BD1 4EH t e Contact Alex Woodrow. Cathedral choir with sections for boys and girls, mainly English church music recitals and services. SATB voices. Entry requirements: By audition, mainly through schools, although individual contact welcome. Age range: 8 18, plus adults. No of members: Brighton Festival Youth Choir Lealholm, Maudlin Lane, Steyning, W Sussex BN44 3PR t e w Contact Julie Emerton, sec. Rehearsals Weds evenings during term time. Entry requirements: No formal audition. Age range: No of members: 35. Bromley Youth Choir Bromley Youth Music Trust, Bromley Youth Music Centre, Southborough Lane, Bromley, Kent BR2 8AA t f e w Contact Jessica Rabin, jnr choir cond; Simon Sundermann, snr and boys/girls choir cond. Tours undertaken in UK and abroad. Entry requirements: By arrangement. Age range: Sr choir: (SATB); boys/girls choir: (SSA); jr choir: 6 9. No of members: 50. Cantate Youth Choir 5 Hadham Industrial Estates, Ware SG11 2DY t e w Contact Pascale Bozzi, gen mgr; Nicholas Shaw, Graham Instrall, mus dirs. Training choir (8 yrs), high-voice jr choir (10 13 yrs) and SATB sr choir (14 21 yrs). Regular rehearsals held in Bishop s Stortford. Tuition in vocal and perf skills given. Wide-ranging repertoire. Concerts in E England and central London as well as major competitions and recordings. Residential w/ends and regular foreign tours. Gold medal finalists in 2008 World Choir Games open access. Entry requirements: Basic musicianship and commitment. Age range: No of members: 150. Capital Arts Children s Choir Capital Arts Studio, Wyllyotts Theatre, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, Herts EN6 2HN t e w Performs major choral works at concert halls in London and throughout the UK with leading orchs and choirs. Other perfs inc opera, musicals, recitals, film work and recordings. Radio and TV broadcasts in Europe, USA and Canada. Entry requirements: Entry by audition. Age range: No of members: 30. Cardiff County and Vale of Glamorgan Youth Choir The Friary Centre, The Friary, Cardiff CF10 3FA t e w Contact Guy Harbottle, mus dir. Weekly rehearsals, courses, tours, concerts, festivals. Entry requirements: Annual auditions. Age range: No of members: CBSO Children s Chorus CBSO Centre, Berkley St, Birmingham B1 2LF t f e w Contact Simon Halsey, chorus dir. Open to girls and boys from school yrs 4 8. Entry requirements: Audition. Age range: CBSO Youth Chorus CBSO Centre, Berkley St, Birmingham B1 2LF t f e w co.uk/?page=performers/choruses. html Contact Elen Elis, chorus mgr; Simon Halsey, chorus dir; Mike Flower, asst chorus mgr; Katie Gardner, admin. Open to girls from school yrs Entry requirements: Audition. Age range: Cheshire Youth Choir Music Service, Tattenhall Education Centre, High Street, Tattenhall, Chester CH3 9PX t ; e cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk w Contact Alison Corten. Undertakes a range of concerts and choral events throughout the yr. Entry requirements: No auditions. Age range: No of members: 30. Chester Music Society Youth Choirs UHY Hacker Young, St John s Chambers, Love Street, Chester CH1 1QN e org.uk; org.uk w index.php/5-youth-section Rehearsals on Thurs evenings in Hoole, Chester. Entry requirements: None. Age range: 2 choirs Preludes training choir age 7 11, and youth choir age No of members: Approx 20 in each choir. Children s International Voices of Enfield 20 Brycedale Crescent, Southgate, London N14 7EY t e w co.uk Contact Dr. June Keyte MBE ARAM FRSA FISM Churchill Fellow, Founder Dir; Dr. Christopher Keyte, Associate Dir. Hon. R.A.M. Children s International Voices of Enfield, Children s Younger Voices, NYC Singers, Youngest Voices, International Voices Chorale, The Consort. Choirs for children who enjoy singing and have a real desire to perform in concerts, make CDs and record for Educational Publications Worldwide as well as TV, Radio and Annual Tours at Home and Abroad (Milan, Wales, Iceland, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic, Munich, Finland/ Estonia 2016). SA / SSA / SATB. Entry requirements: No audition. Age range: 4 6 YV, CIVE 8 23, NYC 8 14, CYV 6 8, CV Chorale 14 23, Consort No of members: 100. CYC Young Singers Tattenhall Education Centre, High Street, Tattenhall, Chester, Cheshire CH3 9PX t e cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk w Contact Alison Corten. The choir is open to all abilities and is aimed at children in school years 4 to 8 (aged 8 to 13). No prior experience is necessary just enthusiasm for singing with others and commitment to attending rehearsals, concerts and events. The choir s unique approach allows children to develop their singing, performance and communication skills in a safe, fun and engaging environment. There are regular concerts and events. Rehearsals are from 10am to 11.15am at Hartford High School, Chester Rd, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 1LH. Durham County Youth Choir Main Block,1 York Rd, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6JB t e gov.uk w Weekly rehearsals and w/end courses. SATB voices. Entry requirements: Auditions: solo of own choice; test for vocal range. Age range: No of members: 60. Ealing Youth Choir Twyford Church of England High School, Twyford Cres, London W3 9PP t e w Contact Felix McGonigal, mus dir. Rehearsals Sat , Twyford CE High School, London W3. Age range: No of members: 50. Edinburgh Youth Choir Box 354, 12 South Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1DD t f e w Rehearsals Tues evenings from 7 9pm in central Edinburgh. Entry requirements: No audition. Farnham Youth Choirs 7 St James Terrace, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7JT t ; f PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

143 Extracurricular e FYC. w Weekly rehearsals, SSA (inc boys with unchanged voices); members usually from 15-mile radius of Farnham. National and international award winners. Regular foreign tours and recordings. Entry requirements: Competitive entry to youth choirs except to training choir. Age range: 7 9 (children s choir); 9 13 (jr girls); 9 (jr boys); (youth, SSA). No of members: Training choir 25; jr girls choir 50; jr boys choir 30; youth choir 50. Finchley Children s Music Group FCMG, 76 St James Lane, Muswell Hill, London N10 3DF t w Contact Jack Lowe, gen mgr. Weekly rehearsals, residential summer school. Intermediate group: unbroken voices, SSA. Sr group: SSA and SATB choirs. Entry requirements: No audition for jr group. Sr group by audition of song, scales and sightreading. Age range: 4 7 (beginner); 7 11 (intermediate); (sr). No of members: Beginners group 30; intermediate group 50; sr group 80. Frome Youth Choir 47 Alexandra Terrace, Frome, Somerset BA11 1QR t e w Contact Alison Garner-Smith, chair; Andy Williamson, treasurer; Alicia Little, music dir jrs; Nikki Hewson & Sarah Davies music dirs srs. Rehearsal days on Thurs evenings (in term time) 6pm-7.45pm at St John s First School, Frome. Alternative address: 42 Victoria Rd, Frome, Somerset BA11 1RR. Gloucester Cathedral Youth Choir 12 College Green, Gloucester GL1 2LX t f e w Contact Helen Sims, Music Department Manager. Meets twice weekly on Mon and Thurs after school (term time, with additional commitments at Christmas and Easter). Entry requirements: Audition of simple vocal and aural tests, sight-reading. No previous choral experience necessary. Age range: No of members: 35. Gloucestershire Youth Brass Bands t e w glosyouthbrassband. gloucestershiremusic.co.uk/ Contact Steve Legge. GYBB comprises of 3 groups that meet each term at our popular BLAST OFF! events. They comprise of: Gloucestershire Youth Brass Band grade 5/6 and above. Gloucestershire Intemediate Brass Band grade 3 to 5 ish. Gloucestershire Training Brass Band beginners to grade 2. Gloucestershire Youth Choir t e w Youth_groups/Vocal.aspx Contact Lisa Mayo. Gloucestershire Youth Choir (GYC) represents the very best young singers in years 8 13 from across the county s 39 secondary schools. By joining, you ll get the chance to take part in singing courses three times a year during weekends or school holidays, working with vocal tutors and visiting professional singers. Greenwich Youth Choir Gordon Primary School, Craigton Road, Eltham SE9 1QG t e w Contact Laura Swadkin, cond. GYC sing a wide variety of music in up to 3 parts, learn everything by ear so you don t need to read music, amd perform in public regularly at GAMD concerts and in collaboration with other GAMD choirs and ens. Rehearsal venue Eltham C of E School, Orangery Lane entrance, Eltham, SE9. Entry requirements: No auditions. Age range: No of members: Halle Youth Choir The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester M1 5HA e w aspx Contact Charlie Gower-Smith: Youth Choirs coordinator. Entry requirements: Audition. Age range: No of members: Hampshire County Children s Choir Hampshire Music Service, Rookwood Centre, Penshurst Way, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 4RJ t e w Contact K Clark. Weekly rehearsals, Fri evenings. SSAA. Entry requirements: By simple audition. Age range: No of members: No limit on places. Hampshire County Youth Choir Foundation Choir Rookwood Centre, Penshurst Way, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 4RJ t e mac.com Contact HCYC Hampshire Music Service. A beginners choral group for ages 6 to 8yrs. Lots of fun musical games and activities, as well as good quality vocal development and songs in unison and two parts. An excellent starter for those who wish to progress naturally into the Hampshire County Youth Choir Junior Choir. Hampshire County Youth Choir Junior Choir Roached Centre, Penshurst Way, Eastleigh, Mahpshire SO50 4RJ e mac.com Contact Hampshire Music Service. Choral group for ages 8 to 11 years. High quality vocal development and songs in unison, two and three parts. An excellent group for those who wish to progress naturally into the Hampshire County Youth Choir Training Choir. Hampshire County Youth Choirs Hampshire Music Service, Rookwood Centre, Penshurst Way, Eastleigh SO50 4RJ t e w Contact Keith Clark. 5 Choirs for age range 5 to 19 years: Foundation Choir 6 8yrs SA, Junior Choir 8 11yrs SSA, Training Choir 11 15yrs SAB and SATB, Main Youth Choir 14 19yrs SSAATTBB, Chamber Choir SSATB. All groups have weekly rehearsals on Friday evenings in term times, plus group and individual vocal coaching, residential courses, and tours. All applicants are accepted, audition is only used to place individuals into appropriate group according to ability and experience. Total number of members: Hartlepool Youth Choir Bishopton Rd W, Stockton-on-Tees TS19 0QH t e w Contact Judith Forbes. Weekly rehearsals Tue (sr choir), (training choir). Entry requirements: Pitch and rhythm test. Age range: No of members: 30. Hertfordshire County Youth Choir Mid-Herts Centre for Music & Arts, Birchwood Ave, Hatfield, Herts AL10 0PS t ext 2 f e gov.uk w county-youth-choir Directed by Cathy Heller-Jones. Meets Weds 5:30 7:30pm during term time. Entry requirements: Grade 5. Age range: (school yrs 10 13). No of members: High Wycombe Music Centre Youth Choir Millbrook Combined School, Mill End Rd, High Wycombe, Bucks HP12 4BA t e w Rehearsals weekly Sat mornings. SATB choir, mostly unaccomp but also major choral works. Open to all young people with good level of musicianship and committed to choral singing. Participants in NFMY and Sainsbury s Choir of the Year Competition. Regular concerts in South Buckinghamshire and further afield. Entry requirements: Singers join on trial basis. Age range: No of members: 75. Hywel Girls Choir and Hywel Boy Singers Rehearsal Studios, Glenalla Civic Hall, Glenalla Rd, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire SA15 1EE t e w Contact Jeremy Hywel Williams, dir. 21 international concert tours; TV broadcasts spanning 140 countries. Entry requirements: None. Age range: No of members: 80. Jewel Tones c/o 7 Park Lane, Charvil, Reading RG10 9TR t e w Contact S Newman, mus dir. SSA voices. Vocal tuition. Participates in festivals, concerts and local and national competitions. Entry requirements: Informal auditions. Age range: No of members: 30. Kent County Junior Choir Kent Music, Astley House, Hastings Rd, Maidstone ME15 7SG t e w Contact Valerie Cordina. Attends 2 residential courses at Easter and summer, plus a Sat rehearsal every month. Triennial overseas tour. Entry requirements: By audition. Singer must show keen interest, commitment and have voice which is beginning to mature, good general musicianship skills. Age range: No of members: 85. Kent County Junior Singers Kent Music, Astley House, Hastings Rd, Maidstone ME15 7SG t e w Contact Angela Parr, PA. Attend 2 residential courses at Easter and summer, plus a Sat rehearsal every month. Triennial overseas tour. Entry requirements: By audition. Singers must show keen interest, commitment and have a voice that shows potential. Age range: No of members: 85. Kent Youth Chamber Choir Kent Music, Astley House, Hastings Rd t ; f e w Contact Rebecca Moate; Sheila Buchanan. 2 short courses pa. Consists of a group of sr members of the Kent Extracurricular PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

144 Extracurricular Extracurricular Youth Choir; aims to sing more demanding, often unaccompanied music. SATB voices. Also Kent Youth Barbershop, 8 members. Entry requirements: Audition. Membership of Kent Youth Choir. Age range: No of members: Kent Youth Choir Kent Music, Astley House, Hastings Rd, Maidstone ME15 7SG t e w Contact Valerie Cordina. Three 4-day courses pa. SATB voices. Triennial 10-day overseas tour. Entry requirements: Audition required, good voice, high standard of general musicianship. Age range: No of members: 60. Kent Youth Singers Kent Music, Astley House, Hastings Rd, Maidstone ME15 7SG t e w Contact Valerie Cordina. Training choir for the Kent Youth Choir. Three 4-day courses pa. SATB voices. Triennial overseas tour. Entry requirements: By audition. Singers must show keen interest and have a voice that shows potential. Age range: No of members: 60. Leith Hill Musical Festival 59 Eastwick Park Ave, Great Bookham KT23 3LZ t , also fax e w Contact Brian Kay, cond; Liz May, festival organiser. Choral Festival in Dorking which was conducted by Ralph Vaughan Williams for 50 years; a unique choral event enabling choirs to both engage in friendly competition and combine to perform together in a concert with a professional orch and soloists Dates: St John Passion 13 March, Youth Choirs Competition 19 March, Competitions & concerts April. Liverpool Philharmonic Youth and Training Choirs Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Hope St, Liverpool L1 9BP t f e w Contact Zoe Armfield. Meet weekly during term-time. RLPO and community perfs, events, festivals and courses. Annual young accompanist scholarship available. Entry requirements: Audition. Age range: No of members: 100. New London Children s Choir 7 11 Britannia Street, London WC1X 9JS t e w org.uk Weekly rehearsals Sun pm in Highgate, North London. Entry requirements: No auditions for training choir. Audition required for sr, SSA and SATB choirs. Age range: 8 (training choir); (sr choir, unbroken voices); (SATB Youth Choir); (New London Barbers, barbershop). No of members: Training choir 50, Senior choir 70, SATB choir 20. North Suffolk Youth Choir 16 Gorse Lane, Reydon, Southwold, Suffolk IP18 6NG t e w Contact Shirley Smith, sec. Rehearsals every 2 or 3 wks usually on Sun afternoons in Waveney Valley area. Boys and girls. Wide variety of songs performed at concerts, weddings and civic events. Winners of trophies in music festivals. Entry requirements: Voice test on application. Age range: plus. No of members: 25. Northants County Youth Choirs c/o Music and Performing Arts Service, Kettering Rd, Northampton NN1 4AZ t f e w music Contact Peter Dunkley, head of mus and perf arts service; Graham Tear, cond. 5 youth choirs. SATB, SSA, boy trebles. Entry requirements: Annual auditions held, but new members are admitted at any time during the yr. Age range: No of members: 150. Nottingham Boys Voices Music for Everyone, 10 Goose Gate, Nottingham NG1 1FF t e w whats-on/youth-music/boys-voices/ Contact Admin. NBV is a regularly rehearsing choir for boys in school yrs 3 9. Rehearsals take place on Tues in term-time and we often give perfs in venues around Nottingham. Members are enthusiastic singers no auditions! Entry requirements: No audtion. Age range: No of members: 20. Nottingham Cambiata 10 Goose Gate, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FF t e w music-for-everyone.org/cambiata. html A new choir for boys aged Cambiata, meaning the emerging voice, is a unique choir for boys entering their teenage yrs. Music is specially selected from across genres to allow for voice change, enabling boys to sing with confidence and explore the potential of their voices at this point in their lives. There are no auditions all that is required is just an enthusiasm to sing. Time: Tues evenings, 6.15pm-7.30pm. Venue: Nottingham Emmanuel School, West Bridgford NG2 7YF. Subscription: 25 per term. Conductor: Alex Patterson. Nottingham Girls Voices Music for Everyone, 10 Goose Gate, Nottingham NG1 1FF t e w whats-on/youth-music/girls-voices/ Contact Admin. NGV is a regularly rehearsing choir for girls in school years 3 9. Rehearsals take place on Tuesdays in term-time and we often give perfs in venues around Nottingham. Members are enthusiastic singers No auditions! Age range: No of members: 30. Nottingham Youth Voices 10 Goose Gate, Nottingham NG1 1FF t e w whats-on/youth-music/nottinghamyouth-voices/ Contact Admin. NYV is a regularly rehearsing choir for teenagers. Rehearsals take place on Tuesdays in term-time and we often give performances in venues around Nottingham. Rehearsals: Tuesday evenings (term-time) 7.15pm-9.30pm Venue: Nottingham Emmanuel School. Age range: years members are good singers No auditions! Price: 40 per school term. Omagh Community Youth Choir 63 Hospital Rd, Omagh, Co Tyrone BT79 0DA t e w Contact Daryl Simpson, musical dir. International recording artists guesting on many albums inc Playing For Change, The Celtic Tenors, Lord Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Starbucks Red Campaign, and the UN. Entry requirements: Auditions held annually each Sept with prepared song, and aural test. Age range: No of members: 40. OneSound PO Box 286, Ely CB7 9DL t e w SATB choir and concert orch which aims to provide an opportunity for like-minded, talented young Christians to perform, and lead worship in venues throughout the UK and abroad. Entry requirements: Application form and audition CD or video (YouTube or similar) of 2 pieces: 1 classical, 1 popular. Application form available online. Age range: No of members: 100. Oxford Youth Choirs e com w OYC is a group of 5 choirs inc Oxford Girls Choir who perform a range of music from jazz to opera. We rehearse at Cherwell School, Oxford on Sat mornings in term times. Entry requirements: Audition required for Oxford Girls Choir and Junior Choir. Age range: No of members: 150. Promenade Junior Choir 41 Newlands Cl, Hersham KT12 4PW t e w Contact Christopher Goldsack. Based in Walton-on-Thames; rehearses weekly in term time and prepares 4 concerts a yr in Elmbridge. Singers are given guidance to help them develop technically and musically. Age range: Promenade Youth Choir 41 Newlands Cl, Hersham KT12 4PW t e w Contact Christopher Goldsack. Based in Hersham, rehearses weekly in term time and prepares 4 concerts a year in Elmbridge, with repertoire ranging from contemporary light mus to oratorios. Singers are given guidance to help them develop technically and musically. Age range: Royal Scottish National Orchestra Junior Chorus Henry Wood Hall, 73 Claremont St, Glasgow G3 7JB t f e w Contact Christine Walker, Learning Manager (RSNO Centre). The RSNO Junior Chorus is one of the finest youth choirs in the UK. With around 400 members aged 7 18 years, the singers follow a Kodaly-based musicianship training programme, under the artistic directorship of Chorus Director Christopher Bell. The RSNO Junior Chorus perform regularly with the RSNO at concerts across Scotland and also tour in their own right. Entry requirements: By audition. RSCM Course for Roman Catholic Young Choristers 19 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 2EB t f e w php Contact Royal School of Church Music. A three-day non-residential course primarily for RC young choristers, at St George s RC Cathedral, Southwark, preparing music for the daily liturgy and also learning vocal technique, musical literacy and contextual understanding. Dates: July RSCM Millennium Youth Choir 19 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 2EB t f e 144 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

145 Extracurricular w Youth choir of the Royal School of Church Music. Short residential courses and other events inc musical, vocal and cond tuition, services, concerts and broadcasts. Entry requirements: By audition. Age range: No of members: Southend Boys Choir PO Box 6, Civic Centre, Southendon-Sea t f e w Contact Roger Humphrey, cond. Weekly rehearsals. SSA. Frequent perfs in London and abroad with major orchs and conds, plus recordings and broadcasts. Entry requirements: Auditions (ear and pitch tests). Age range: 8. No of members: 60. Southend Girls Choir PO Box 6, Civic Centre, Southendon-Sea t f e gov.uk w Contact Roger Humphrey, cond. SSA voices. Weekly rehearsals and local perfs. Perfs in London, broadcasts. Recordings, European and American tours. Entry requirements: Auditions. Age range: No of members: 100. Surrey County Youth Choir Surrey Arts, 14 The Pines, Broad Street, Guildford, Surrey GU3 3BH t or e w Contact Alison Harding. Weekly rehearsals at The Marist Catholic Primary School, Old Woking Road, West Byfleet, KT14 6HS, on Wed evenings during school term. Entry requirements: By audition. Age range: No of members: 30. Surrey Youth Training Choir Surrey Arts, 14 The Pines, Broad Street, Guildford, Surrey GU3 3BH t or e w Contact Alison Harding. Weekly rehearsals at The Marist Catholic Primary School, Old Woking Road, West Byfleet, KT14 6HS, on Wed evenings during school term. Age range: 9 13 years. No of members: 20. An introduction to choral music. No audition necessary and no previous musical or singing experience required. Surrey Arts, 14 The Pines, Broad Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 3BH, United Kingdom. The Bromley Boy Singers 11 School Cottages, Church Rd, Crockenhill BR8 8JY t w bromleyboysingers.weebly.com/ Contact Travis Baker dir. of music. Entry requirements: Entry by audition. Age range: No of members: 50 treble/alt/tenor/bass. The Voice Squad United Reformed Church, Whiting St, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1NR t e w Contact Birgitta Kenyon, dir. Specialises in non-standard choral repertoire: jazz, musical theatre, classical and popular music, special commissions. Sat morning rehearsals, regular festivals and concerts, annual production at the Apex. SATB voices, Age range: Finalists in BBC Radio 3 Choir of the Year 2008 with perfs at major national venues. No of members: 50. Entry requirements: Audition. Training choir, The Voice Squad Barmy Army, aged (40 members, no audition), and beginners choir Bethany s Brigade, aged 4 9 (25 members, no audition). Warwickshire Youth Chorale Warwickshire County Council, Saltisford Office Park, Ansell Way, Warwick CV34 4UL t e w This group is not currently meeting. Youth Orchestras International European Union Baroque Orchestra Hordley, Wootton, Woodstock OX20 1EP t f e w compages/european-union-baroque- Orchestra/ Contact Paul James, dir gen; Emma Wilkinson, orch mgr. EUBO brings together Europe s most talented young performers on period instruments; providing a vital link between conservatoire study and a professional career. The orchestra is selected annually from EU nationals under the age of 30. EUBO offers performing experience by organising international concert tours with renowned baroque musicians, Lars Camerata Scotland NYOS, 13 Somerset Pl, Glasgow G3 7JT t f e w Contact Julian Clayton, CEO; Corinna Gregory, admin. Chmbr orch of NYOS. UK and international tours. Entry requirements: Member or recent past member of NYOS. By invitation. Age range: Chetham s School of Music, Chetham s Symphony Orchestra Chetham s School of Music, Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB t e Ulrik Mortensen as mus dir. Between 2015 and 2018, the activities of EUBO are an integral part of EMBA (EUBO Mobile Baroque Academy), a Creative Europe co-operation project, supported by the European Commission and organised by EUBO and its partners. European Union Youth Orchestra 6A Pont Street, London SW1X 9EL t f e euyo.eu w Contact Marshall Marcus, CEO. The EUYO exists to bring together the European Union s most talented young musicians in an orchestra that transcends social, w www. chethams.comwhats-on Contact Bryony Bell. Chetham s Symphony Orchestra has an outstanding reputation. Bringing together over 100 musicians, it regularly performs with internationally renowned conductors such as Jac van Steen, Franz Anton Krager, Paul Mann, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Paul McCreesh, David Hill & Sir Mark Elder. The CSO s catalogue of recordings rivals that of many professional organisations. The orchestra performs at many major venues in the country such as the Barbican, The Bridgewater Hall, Cadogan Hall, Royal Opera House and Royal Festival Hall - and at festivals nationwide & internationally. National economic, religious and political boundaries, in the common pursuit of musical excellence and cultural understanding. The Orchestra recruits from the best young musicians in every EU member state in a rigorous annual audition process that takes five months to complete, and has provided an exceptional bridge between music colleges and the professional music world for almost 3,000 alumni since European Union Youth Wind Orchestra (EUYWO) 3 Route d Arlon, L-8009 Strassen t (+352) f (+352) e w Some of the most talented young European ww and perc players are Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Junior Guildhall Symphony Orchestra Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Junior Guildhall, Silk St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DT t f e w Contact Derek Rodgers, head of jr Guildhall; Alison Mears, head of jr mus courses; Chris Poon, orch mgr. 1 of 6 orchs and bands. Weekly rehearsals and regular concerts. Entry requirements: Open to students on Junior Guildhall mus course entry to Junior Guildhall by audition. Age range: selected to tour together in Europe performing original high level works for wind orch under the direction of well-known conds. Age range: No of members: 70. Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester Goethegasse 1, A-1010, Vienna t f e w New World Symphony th Street, Miami Beach, FL t f e w National Children s Brass Band of Great Britain 2 The Coppice, Impington, Cambridge CB24 9PP t ; e w Contact Philip Biggs, Administrator UK s leading brass bands for children and teenagers. The two bands exist to provide talented youngsters with opportunities to play brass music to the highest standard and are aimed not only at helping to develop their playing, but also in improving their musicianship and musical horizons. The two bands hold intensive rehearsals during residential courses which each culminate in a series of prestigious concerts, including the BBC Proms, the Snape Proms, the Extracurricular PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

146 Extracurricular Extracurricular Great Northern Brass Festival and the gala concert for Brass in Concert. National Children s Orchestras of Great Britain 57 Buckingham Road, Weston-super- Mare, Somerset BS24 9BG t e w Contact Roger Clarkson, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor; Sir Simon Rattle CBE, President; Nicola Benedetti MBE, Vice-President; Evelyn Glennie OBE, Vice-President; Daniel Harding, Vice-President. NCO is Great Britain s premier symphony orchestra for children, offering young musicians aged 7 14 a life-changing experience. The eldest 3 orchestras perform in renowned concert halls in the UK and beyond. In addition to 6 national age-banded orchestras, there are 6 regional orchestras. This provides over 600 young musicians with the best orchestral tuition and opportunities and gives members the chance to meet NCO musicians from their area. Annual audition held in October. Age range: Bursaries are available. National Children s Wind Orchestra of Great Britain Homecroft, Sun Lane, Harpenden, Herts AL5 4GJ t f e w Contact Gillian & David Johnston, mus dirs; Caroline Marriott, admin. For ww, br and perc players aged at gr 6 8. Entry by audition during the autumn term for a residential course at Easter. Study inc standard repertoire, new commissions and chmbr music. Entry requirements: Gr 6 8. Age range: National Youth Brass Band of Wales Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Place, Cardiff CF10 5AL t e w national-youth-brass-band-of-wales One of the resident major arts organisations housed in the Wales Millennium Centre, and with a national and international remit, Tŷ Cerdd Music Centre Wales is a centre for practical, useful, relevant, and accessible information and resources for both amateur and professional music making. It is also a conduit to relevant organisations and resources for music of all genres in Wales. National Youth Chamber Orchestra of Great Britain Homecroft, Sun Lane, Harpenden AL5 4GJ t f e w Contact Gillian Johnston, David Johnston, mus dirs; Melanie Ragge, assoc dir; Christopher Hirons, dir. Auditioned orch which comes together on a residential course comprising full and sectional rehearsals, and performs in major venues throughout the UK, often taking part in broadcasts; also chmbr mus programme which prepares selected players for a public concert during the course. Entry requirements: Gr 8. Auditions in autumn term. Age range: National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Great Britain 5 Vigo Street, London W1S 3HB t e org.uk w Contact Stephen Chamberlain, partnerships & devt mgr. The National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) is one of Britain s longestrunning ensembles for young people under 25 playing big band jazz. The orchestra offers aspiring young musicians the opportunity to rehearse, write and gain experience in live performance at the the highest professional level. The flagship performing orchestra and the training bands and vocal class of the NYJO Academy rehearse almost every Saturday morning in London, delivering a creatively challenging experience within an informal environment which has inspired thousands of young musicians over the years. National Youth Jazz Wales Ty Cerdd, Music Centre Wales, Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Pl, Cardiff CF10 5AL t f e w Contact Gwyn L. Williams, dir; Matthew Thistlewood, mgr. 3 day residential course. Entry requirements: Generally gr 8. Annual audition and re-audition. Age range: No of members: 40. National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain Somerset House, South Building, Strand, London WC2R 1LA t f e w Contact Sarah Alexander, dir; James Murphy, dir of comms. NYO brings together talented musicians 3 times pa (Dec-Jan, Apr, Jul-Aug) for 2-wk residential courses followed by concerts in major halls. NYO Comp Courses take place during the main NYO courses. Entry requirements: Annual auditions in autumn, applications by Jul. Min gr 8 (distinction) standard, applicants need not have taken exams. Age range: No of members: 165. National Youth Orchestra of Wales Welsh Joint Education Committee, 245 Western Ave, Cardiff CF5 2YX t e w Contact Matthew Jones, Matthew Jones; NYAW youth mus mgr; Pauline Crossley, principal offr (youth arts). Wales region. Easter and summer courses and concert tours. Entry requirements: By audition, gr 8 min. Members must be nominated by local authority. Age range: Up to 21. National Youth Orchestras of Scotland (NYOS) 13 Somerset Pl, Glasgow G3 7JT t f e w Contact Anthony Coia- Marketing Communications Manager. The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland is unique in providing a complete orchestral experience for its students aged between 8 25, through its comprehensive pathway of orchestras, jazz bands, training ensembles and an ever expanding outreach programme. In addition to organising residential training programmes, intensive rehearsals and national and international concert tours, The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland is committed to introducing musical experiences to Scotland s young people through workshops in communities throughout the country. National Youth String Orchestra (NYSO) Willow Cottage, Dallinghoo, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13 0LG t e w Contact Carol Parker, admin. Youth String Orchestra is one of the UK s most prestigious and important training organisations for young string players. It provides specialist, quality training for talented young string players, and gives them regular experience in the art of public performance, both in the UK and on overseas tours (seniors). Orchestras meet twice a year for residential courses. Senior Orchestra: Gr 8 and above, age up to 21, Intermediate Orchestra: Gr 6 8 standard and above. Auditions annually, last weekend of September, Manchester and London. Applications to audition may be submitted on-line. National Youth Symphonic Brass Wales t e w Youth Symphonic Brass Wales was formed by Tŷ Cerdd Music Centre Wales in 2004 with members selected, by invitation, from existing and former national youth music brass players. National Youth Wind Ensemble of Great Britain Homecroft, Sun Lane, Harpenden AL5 4GJ t f e musicale.co.uk w Contact Gillian & David Johnston, dirs; Caroline Marriott, admin; Phillip Scott, cond. Advanced 1-per-part wind ens playing the repertoire and specialising in the performance of music from the last 25 years, and also NCWE commissions. The Ens has represented Great Britain in WASBE conferences in Sweden, Ireland and Taiwan, as well as appearing in the BBC Proms. Entry requirements: By audition in Oct/Nov. Minimum standard gr 8. Age range: No of members: 40 The NYWE celebrated its 30 years birthday concert in the Cadogan Hall, London in April National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales Ty Cerdd Music Centre Wales, Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Place, Cardiff CF10 5AL t f e w Contact Gwyn L. Williams, dir; Mark Heron, cond; Matthew Thistlewood, mgr. Entry requirements: Entry by audition during Nov for a residential course at Easter. Specialises in contemporary inc new commissions. Age range: No of members: 52 NYOS Futures NYOS, 13 Somerset Pl, Glasgow G3 7JT t f e w Contact Judith Barclay- Education & Chamber Ensembles Manager. NYOS Futures is the cutting-edge, cross-genre, contemporary ensemble of NYOS. Players are drawn from the Symphony and Jazz orchestras and membership is by invitation only. This ensemble aims to introduce young musicians and audiences to new music. Some projects include compositions written especially for the ensemble and repertoire can include classical, jazz and cross-genre music. NYOS Jazz Access 13 Somerset Place, Glasgow G3 7JT t e w Contact Corinna Gregory. Part of the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland, NYOS Jazz Access is a training ground for the next generation of top jazz musicians, giving students aged from across Scotland the opportunity to display their improvisation and key solo and ensemble skills. The NYOS Jazz Access Ensemble performs regularly at venues and festivals across the UK and has impressed audiences with their youthful enthusiasm and energy, as well as their mature sound. NYOS Jazz Collective 13 Somerset Place, Glasgow G3 7JT 146 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

147 Extracurricular t e w NYOS Jazz Collective comprises the most experienced and talented players from NYOS Jazz Orchestra (The National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland). Essentially a jazz chamber ensemble, NYOS Jazz Collective is a smaller and more flexible arm of the jazz orchestra. Throughout the year the ensemble gives concerts during residencies at a variety of venues around Scotland. The ensemble offers the more experienced members of NYOS Jazz Orchestra the opportunity to publicly perform their own arrangements, play a wide variety of compositions and lead jazz workshops. NYOS Jazz Orchestra (The National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland) 13 Somerset Place, Glasgow G3 7JT t e w NYOS Jazz Orchestra (The National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland) is Scotland s foremost youth jazz ensemble. Under the direction of Malcolm Edmonstone and Andrew Bain, NYOS Jazz Orchestra aims to provide students with the opportunity to study and perform jazz at the highest possible level, with respected professional musicians from the UK and beyond. NYOS Jazz Orchestra regularly impresses audiences with their youthful vigour matched by sonic depth and quality instrumentation. NYOS Junior Orchestra 13 Somerset Pl, Glasgow G3 7JT t f e w Contact Sarah Cruickshank- Orchestral Ensembles Manager & Head of Ensembles. NYOS Junior Orchestra is for ambitious young musicians aged 8 and over. This is also the first step of the pathway for aspiring members of NYOS Senior Orchestra and NYOS Symphony Orchestra (The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland). NYOS Junior Orchestra provides younger students with the opportunity to perform large-scale symphonic repertoire at top class venues. Annual membership of NYOS Junior Orchestra includes a preparatory weekend in March, residential courses in both spring and summer, followed by the opportunity to perform at prestigious venues across Scotland. NYOS Senior Orchestra 13 Somerset Place, Glasgow G3 7JT t e w html Contact Arlene Cochrane- Orchestral Ensembles Manager. NYOS Senior Orchestra is for musicians aged 13 and over, and the second stage on the classical pathway for aspiring members of NYOS Symphony Orchestra (The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland). Annual membership of NYOS Senior Orchestra includes residential courses in both spring and summer, followed by the opportunity to experience the thrill of orchestral performance at top venues across Scotland. NYOS Strings NYOS, 13 Somerset Pl, Glasgow G3 7JT t f e w Contact Julian Clayton, CEO; Corinna Gregory, admin; Chris Bragg, admin. String ens of NYOS. UK and international tours. Entry requirements: Member of NYOS. By invitation. Age range: One Sound 8 Armley Grange Drive, Leeds LS12 3QH t e w Concert orch and choir which aims to provide an opportunity for likeminded, talented young Christians to perform, and lead worship in venues throughout the UK and abroad. Entry requirements: Application form and audition CD or video (YouTube or similar) of 2 pieces: 1 classical, 1 popular. Application form available online. Age range: No of members: 100. Rehearsal Orchestra Clapham Rd, London SW9 0JJ t e w Contact Anne-Marie Norman, administrator; Levon Parikian, artistic director. For players aged 16 upwards, grade 8 plus with good sight-reading. A musical charity offering advanced orchestral training for students, young professionals, teachers and experienced players under professional conductors. Wide range of large-scale orchestral repertoire studied, including new music. One and two-day courses in London, week-long summer school in Edinburgh. Dates: various, throughout the year. Fees: student and non-student rates apply. Royal College of Music Junior Department Symphony Orchestra Junior Department, Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS t e w Contact Miranda Francis, Head of Junior Programmes; Jane Da Costa, Assistant Head of Junior Programmes; Gill Redfern & Hayley License, administration; John Mitchell, performance manager. 1 of 5 orchs at RCMJD. 3 concerts per year at RCM; also at St John s Smith Sq, Cadogan Hall etc. Weekly rehearsals. Entry requirements: One element of the RCM Junior Department curriculum. Annual auditions for school entry; applications by 1 March (details via website). Age range: No of members: 80. Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Junior Academy Orchestra Junior Academy, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 100 Renfrew St, Glasgow G2 3DB t f e w Contact Havilland Wiltshire, head of RCS jr academy; Louise Rae, admin. Weekly rehearsals. Annual courses. Regular perfs. Entry requirements: By audition. Age range: Samyo Liverpool Hope University, The Capstone Building, Liverpool L6 1HP t f e w Contact Alok Nayak, Director of Development and Artistic Director of Samyo. Samyo is the National Youth Orchestra for Indian Music. As the only youth orchestra in Britain to combine North and South Indian music traditions with Western influences and orchestral elements, it is leading the way for the next generation of Indian musicians in the UK while creating new avenues for future collaborative work. Founded by Milapfest in 2001, the orchestra exists to provide specialized training, development, and performance opportunities for young musicians of all backgrounds, who are under the age of 18 and trained in Indian classical music. Samyo The National Indian Music Youth Orchestra Milapfest, Liverpool Hope University, The Capstone Building, 17 Shaw St, Liverpool L6 1HP t f e w Contact Alok Nayak, orch mgr. Youth orch combining both N and S Indian music traditions with contemporary orch elements; showcases new music and provides training and perf opportunities to talented young musicians who are trained in Indian classical music. Entry requirements: Previous knowledge of and training in Indian classical music. Age range: The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland NYOS, 13 Somerset Place, Glasgow G3 7JT t f e w Contact Joan Gibson, CEO. Orchestral & Jazz ensembles for young people aged Entry by audition. Writing own material for public perf; w/shops and residencies. The National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain (NYWO) 4 Earlston Park, The Mount, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY3 8BE t e w Contact Mrs Clare Minty. The National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain is a large concert orchestra with approximately 75 members aged Main Orchestra grade 8, ages Chamber Music Course and Saxophone Course grade 8, ages Auditions take place every autumn for courses the following year. Residential courses Spring and Summer. NYWO is considered by conductors coming from abroad to be one of the very best wind orchestras in the world. Vacation Chamber Orchestras (VaCO) 11 Skellbank, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 2PT t , e w Contact Jackie Baily (Administrator), Jane Lomax (Orchestra Manager). Residential courses each August and December for advanced players. Expert coaching. Frequent concerts. Entry requirements: Gr 8, no auditions. Age range: No of members: varies depending on course. Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra 11 Gunnersbury Avenue, London W5 3NJ t f e w Contact James Blair, artistic dir, principal cond. Exists to provide a much needed bridge between college life and the profession. Students and particularly graduates wishing to follow a career in music are encouraged to apply. Min of 4 courses and concerts a yr are given at St John s Smith Sq where the orch is resident. Auditions held biennially in the autumn (annually for str players). Age range: Music graduates up to age 25, music students aged No of members: 70. Extracurricular PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

148 Extracurricular Regional Extracurricular Astley Youth Band t e w Astley Youth Band is an independent, self funded, community based brass band. It is a registered charity ( ) in England and Wales. There were just eight players who attended the first rehearsal for the band. Since then the band has grown dramatically and numbers more than 70 members. The band caters for all. There is a training band and senior band and the band will happily take players from 0 to 100. Barnet Youth Wind Orchestra Moss Hall Junior School, Nether St, London N3 1NR t e education arts trust.org.uk w org.uk Weekly Fri night rehearsals, concert opportunities and tours abroad. Entry requirements: Auditions, gr 5 in Jul. Age range: Bedfordshire County Bands w Short intensive courses during school holidays. Biennial tours for concert and 2nd bands. Entry requirements: Concert band gr 7 8; 2nd band gr 5 6; 3rd band gr 3 4. Age range: Concert band 14 25; 2nd band 12 19; 3rd band Bedfordshire County Youth Orchestras Bedfordshire Music, Borough Hall, Cauldwell St, Bedford MK42 9AP t f e centralbedfordshire.gov.uk w Contact Richard Hart, head. Intensive courses during main school holidays. Youth orch foreign tours to Spain, Hungary, Czech Republic, Russia and Cyprus. 2nd orch plays at the Edinburgh Festival of British Youth Orchestras. Entry requirements: Youth orch gr 8; 2nd orch gr 6 7; 3rd orch gr 5; 4th orch (strs only) gr 3 4; 5th orch (strs only) gr 2. Auditions for places in top 3 orchs. Resident or in f/t educ in Beds. Age range: Youth orch 12 25; 2nd orch 11 19; 3rd orch 10 17; 4th orch 9 13; 5th orch Berkshire Youth Symphony Orchestra Berkshire Maestros, Stoneham Court, 100 Cockney Hill, Reading RG30 4EZ t f e w Contact Jonathan Burnett, cond; Helen Rawstron, orch mgr. Intensive 2 3 day courses leading to concert. Entry requirements: Auditions in Jul for entry in Sep. Orch excerpt, prepared piece, sight reading. Age range: Up to 19. No of members: 95. Bromley Youth Chamber Orchestra Bromley Youth Music Trust, Bromley Youth Music Centre, Southborough Lane, Bromley, Kent BR2 8AA t f w Contact Jonathan Josephs, head of str teaching, Bromley Youth Music Trust. Weekly rehearsals and extensive schedule; biennial CD recording; perfs in major venues in London and abroad. Annual summer tour abroad. Entry requirements: Audition. Gr 8. Age range: No of members: 42. Bromley Youth Concert Band Bromley Youth Music Centre, Southborough Lane, Bromley BR2 8AA t f e w Contact Ian Rowe, principal; Sue Brown, head of administration. Rehearsals Fri eve. Annual concert tours abroad, concerts in major venues, annual CD recording. Entry requirements: Auditions, gr 6. Age range: No of members: 70 Bromley Youth Symphony Orchestra Bromley Youth Music Centre, Southborough Lane, Bromley, Kent BR2 8AA t f e w Contact Michael Purton, principal. Weekly rehearsals throughout the yr. Entry requirements: Annual audition in spring term. Age range: No of members: 100. Camberley Youth Wind Orchestra (CYWO) t e w cywo.org.uk Contact Brian Hopper, Chairman. The Orchestra was established in 1983 and run on an informal basis until 1986 when a group of parents became involved in raising funds to support the Orchestra. We are a youth wind orchestra that is based in Camberley, Surrey and we provide orchestral facilities for wind and percussion musicians who live in North West Surrey and the surrounding areas. Camberley Youth Wind Orchestra is a partner ensemble of Surrey Arts. We have been in existence for some 30 years and were originally formed in 1983 as The Surrey Heath Middle Schools Wind Band. Cambridgeshire County Youth Orchestra Cambridgeshire Music, The Old School, Ermine St North, Papworth Everard, Cambridgeshire CB23 3RH t f e w Contact Matthew Gunn, head of service. This symphony orchestra meets three times a year for intensive weekends of rehearsals leading to concerts in professional venues such as Cambridge Corn Exchange. Players are expected to be at Grade 6 standard or above. Cambridgeshire Youth Wind Orchestra Cambridgeshire Music, The Old School, Ermine St North, Papworth Everard, Cambridgeshire CB23 3RH t f e w This wind orchestra meets three times a year for intensive weekends of rehearsals. Players are expected to be at grade 6 standard or above. Cardiff County and Vale of Glamorgan Senior Wind Band The Friary Centre, The Friary, Cardiff CF10 3FA t /1 f e w Contact Kyle Jones, mus dir; Sian Davis & Lara Jones, admin. Weekly rehearsals, courses, tours, concerts and festivals. Entry requirements: Annual auditions. Age range: Cardiff County and Vale of Glamorgan Youth Brass Band The Friary Centre, The Friary, Cardiff CF10 3FA t /1 f e w Contact Charles Maynard, mus dir. Weekly rehearsals, courses, tours, recordings, concerts, festivals and competitions. Entry requirements: Annual auditions. Age range: Cardiff County and Vale of Glamorgan Youth Orchestra The Friary Centre, The Friary, Cardiff CF10 3FA t /1 f e w Contact Eric Phillips, mus dir; Sir N Lloyd-Edwards, pres. Weekly rehearsals, courses, tours, recordings, concerts, festivals and competitions. Entry requirements: Annual auditions. Age range: CBSO Youth Orchestra CBSO Centre, Berkley Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B1 2LF t f e w cbso.co.uktake-part/young-people/ youth-orchestra Contact Claire Armour, Assistant Manager Schools Liaison. Non-residential full orch courses during autumn and spring half term, with chamber orch course in summer. Conducted by CBSO conds and coached by CBSO musicians. Entry requirements: Gr 8, by audition, with a connection to the Midlands. Age range: No of members: 110. Cheshire Youth Music For Life Big Band PO Box 2071, Wrexham LL12 9ZA t f e w cheshire-youth-big-band/ Contact Alastair McWilliam, mus dir. One 5-hr rehearsal per month on Sat during term time, plus one concert. Entry requirements: Gr 5 8 and above with audition. Age range: No of members: Approx 20. Cheshire Youth Orchestra QLP Music, Tattenhall Education Centre, High St, Tattenhall, Chester, Cheshire CH3 9PX t e co.uk w Contact Alison Corten. 6 3-hr rehearsals on Sats plus one concert per term. Toured USA, Germany, Denmark, Prague, South Africa and Italy. Entry requirements: Gr 6 and above with audition. Age range: No of members: Approx 50. Cheshire Youth Training Orchestra Mid-Cheshire College, Hartford Campus, Chester Road, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 1LJ t e w Contact Mairearad Bushnell-Wye. Entry requirements: Gr 4 5 with audition. Age range: No of members: Approx 30. Chester Schools Concert Band QLP Music, Tarvin Centre, Meadow Close, Tarvin CH3 8LY t e co.uk Contact Tony Bowen-Lewis, cond. Entry requirements: Gr 4 8 with audition. Age range: Chester Schools String Orchestra The King s School Chester, Wrexham Rd, Chester CH4 7QL t e westand chester.gov.uk w QualityLearningPartners/ spaces/music/resources/docs/ ChesterSchoolsStringOrchestra.page Contact Adrian Rushforth, mus dir. Weekly 75-min rehearsal, plus one concert per term. Entry requirements: Gr 3 5 and above. No audition. Age range: No of members: Approx 25. City of Coventry Youth Symphony Orchestra Performing Arts Service Office, Chace Studio Centre, Robin Hood Rd, Coventry CV3 3AN t f e w Contact Brian Chappell, dir. 148 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

149 Extracurricular Weekly rehearsals. 2 w/end courses in Oct and Feb half-terms. Regular perfs with professional soloists. Biennial tours abroad. Entry requirements: audition. Strs, gr 6; ww, br and perc, gr 7. Age range: City of Hull Youth Brass Ensemble The Albemarle Music Centre, 60 Ferensway, Hull HU2 8LN t f e w Entry requirements: By audition at gr 6 level. Age range: City of Hull Youth Symphonic Wind Band The Albemarle Music Centre, 60 Ferensway, Hull HU2 8LN t f e w Also youth br band and youth jazz orch. Biennial tours. Entry requirements: Entry by audition at approx gr 6 standard. Age range: City of Hull Youth Symphony Orchestra Music Service, Hull City Council, Albemarle Music Centre, 60 Ferensway, Hull HU2 8LN t f e w Contact Chris Maynard, head of mus service. Youth orch alternates an annual foreign tour with the sr bands. Entry requirements: By audition, gr 6. Age range: City of Sheffield Youth Orchestra 4 Riverdale Road, Sheffield S10 3FA t e gmail.com w Contact Kate Cropper, dir; Edward Woodhead, treas; Christopher Gayford, cond. 3 courses (residential and nonresidential) each year during the academic holidays. Tours have included Germany, Prague, Switzerland, Norway, Poland, France, Croatia and Spain. Recordings for network radio through Sainsbury s Youth Orchestra series. Entry requirements: By audition. Gr 7. Age range: No of members: c.90. Con Brio Strings Lyndon Music Centre, Daylesford Rd, Solihull B92 8EJ t (928) f e w conbrioaz.com Contact Claire Noakes, asst head of mus service; Tim Low, head of mus service. Weekly rehearsals. Entry requirements: By trial period (6 wks). Age range: Up to 18. No of members: 40. Cornwall Youth Brass Band t e w Contact Phillip Hunt, secretary. The Cornwall Youth Brass Band is the oldest county youth band in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1955 and held its first residential course in 1959, the start of a long tradition, which has continued without a break until the present time. Indeed the band now holds two courses a year, at Christmas and Easter, each culminating in a public concert. The season starts in September when we welcome our new musicians who were successful in their auditions in August. Cornwall Youth Orchestra Suite 6 Carew House, Beacon Technology Park, Dunmere Road, Bodmin, Cornwall PL31 2QN t e w cornwallmusiceducationhub.org; cornwallmusiceducationhub. orgensembles-choirs/cornwall-youthorchestra/ Contact Cornwall Music Education Hub. For over 40 years CYO has been providing opportunities for young instrumentalists from across Cornwall to experience the challenges and rewards of playing in a full symphony orchestra. The orchestra has offered invaluable experience to a succession of CYO members, some of whom have gone on to play with the South West Youth Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and European Union Youth Orchestra. The CYO experience is all about developing musical teamwork and enjoying being part of and sharing the buzz of orchestral life. Director Tim Boulton. Cornwall Youth Wind Orchestra Suite 6 Carew House, Beacon Technology Park, Dunmere Road, Bodmin, Cornwall PL31 2QE t e w org; cornwallmusiceducationhub. orgensembles-choirs/cornwall-youthwind-orchestra/ Contact Cornwall Music Education Hub. CYWO was formed in September 1985 and made its debut in the City Hall, Truro. Alongside the other major county ensembles, it gives young instrumentalists throughout the county the opportunity of making music together. Concert programmes have included a wide range of symphonic band music drawn from classical, romantic and twentieth century repertoire, and several new commissioned works. Director Janet Elston. Cromer and Sheringham Brass Band Seafield, Cromer Road, West Runton, Norfolk NR27 9QA t ; e w sheringham brass band.com Contact Peter Growing, chair; Jane Bussey, musical director, Steve Askew, secretary. Cwmtawe Youth Band 36 Graig Road, Gwaun Cae Gurwen, Ammanford, South Wales SA18 1EG e w Contact Wayne Pedrick. The Cwmtawe Youth Band was formed by Wayne Pedrick ten years ago with children from local primary schools in the Pontardawe area and comes under the umbrella of the West Glamorgan Music Service and is supported by the Music Service Manager Mr Phillip Emanuel. Wayne works for the West Glamorgan Music Service as a Peripatetic Brass Teacher. The age group of the Youth Band are between 13 and 18 years of age and all members are from the Upper Swansea Valley area who attend Ystalyfera, Cwmtawe, Bryntawe and Amman Valley Comprehensive Schools. Derbyshire City & County Youth Orchestra Advisory and Inspection Service, John Hadfield House, Dale Rd, Matlock DE4 3RD t ext f e w Contact Jayne Briggs; Peter Stark, cond. 2 residential courses a yr plus repertoire days. Entry requirements: Post-gr 6. Annual auditions. Age range: No of members: 70. Derbyshire City & County Youth Wind Band Advisory and Inspection Service, John Hadfield House, Dale Rd, Matlock DE4 3RD t ext f e w musicpartnership Contact Mark Heron, cond (by kind permission of RNCM). Residential courses and some Sunday rehearsals, concerts, festivals. Foreign tours. Entry requirements: Entry by audition. Min gr 6. Age range: No of members: 70. Devon Youth Symphony and Concert Orchestras t e w Contact Paul Painter. Devon Youth Concert Orchestra: Intermediate level (Grade 3 ). Plays lighter classical works, film and TV themes, as well as popular music. Includes saxophones and baritone/euphoniums. Devon Youth Symphony Orchestra: Advanced level (Grade 6). Plays more serious pieces, including symphonies, orchestral suites and modern works. Dorset Youth Smphony Orchestras and Ensembles Dorset Music Service, Bovington Park, Cologne Road, Bovington, DORSET BH20 6NU t w e gov.uk Contact Nichola Gunn, Service Manager; Lucy Cole, Business and Events Officer. 6 county groups. Entry requirements: Auditions held in September. Age range: Ealing Youth Orchestra 40 Queens Gardens, London W5 1SE t e w Contact Trevor Watson, chair; Leon Gee, mus dir; Mark-Anthony Turnage, patron. Weekly Fri evening rehearsals. 4 5 concerts pa. Annual foreign concert tour in Aug. Entry requirements: By audition and trial. Age range: No of members: 85. East Midlands Youth String Orchestra Music for Everyone, 10 Goose Gate, Nottingham NG1 1FF t e w orgwhats-on/youth-music/eastmidlands-youth-string-orchestra/ Contact Admin. EMYSO is a string orchestra directed by distinguished violinist and conductor Richard Howarth. The group rehearses on Sun afternoons (approx every 3 weeks) throughout the year, performing an average of 4 concerts per season. As well as offering specialist string tuition within a wide-ranging repertoire, the group offers opportunities for playing in smaller groups and for solo performance. Entry requirements: Grade 5. Age range: East Sussex Brass Band East Sussex Music Service, Performing Arts Centre, Mountfield Rd, Lewes BN7 2XH t f e w eastsussex.gov.uk/music Contact Richard Sigsworth, dir; Marcus Plant, cond Several rehearsal w/ends during school year. Annual summer school week with Nigel Boddice MBE. Entry requirements: Auditions in Oct/ Jan/May. Age range: No of members: 40. East Sussex String Chamber Orchestra East Sussex Music Service, Performing Arts Centre, Mountfield Rd, Lewes BN7 2XH t f e w Contact Richard Sigsworth dir; Christopher Hirons, cond. Rehearsal w/ends several times Extracurricular PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

150 Extracurricular Extracurricular during school yr. Annual summer school wk. Entry requirements: Gr 6. Auditions in Oct/Nov. Age range: Up to 18. No of members: 40. East Sussex Youth Orchestra East Sussex Music Service, Performing Arts Centre, Mountfield Rd, Lewes BN7 2XH t f e w Contact Tony Biggin, dir; Colin Metters, cond; Richard Sigsworth, co-ord. 80 members. 8-day summer holiday course, shorter course at New Year or Easter. Entry requirements: Gr 7. Auditions in spring and autumn. Age range: Edinburgh Youth Orchestra 92 St Alban s Rd, Edinburgh EH9 2PG t ; e youthorchestra.org w Contact Marjory Dougal, gen mgr; Garry Walker, artistic dir & cond. Course at Easter and occasional summer courses. Entry requirements: Gr 6. Resident in Scotland. Age range: Up to 21. No of members: c.100. Enfield Youth Symphony Orchestra Enfield Music Service, Unit 10 & 11 Centre Way, Claverings Industrial Estate, Claverings Industrial Estate, Edmonton, London N9 0AP t f e w Contact Sean Turpin, Activities coord; Philip Colman, conductor. Weekly rehearsals during term time followed by concert at the end of each term. Regular exchange visits to Bornheim, Germany. Entry requirements: Entry by audition, gr 6 8 standard. Age range: No of members: 60. Enfield Youth Wind Band Enfield Music Service, Claverings Industrial Estate, Unit 10 & 11 Centre Way, Edmonton, London N9 0AP t f e w Contact Sean Turpin, Activities Co-ord. Weekly term-time rehearsals. Range of perfs and concerts. Summer course and/or tour; previous tours to Spain, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. Entry requirements: Gr 5 8 or equivalent standard. Age range: Fife Youth Concert Band Fife Council, Rothesay House, Rothesay Pl, Glenrothes KY7 5PQ t ext f e w Contact Sandra Taylor, music co-ord. Age range: No of members: 65 Fife Youth Jazz Orchestra 6 Dronachy Rd, Kirkcaldy, Fife KY2 5QL t e w Contact Richard Michael, dir of mus. Available to young Scottish musicians aged 21 and under. All aspects of jazz are taught incl harmony, improvisation and big band charts. There are 2 editions of Fife Youth Jazz Orchestra a big band of advanced players who can read and improvise led by Richard Michael, and a training band led by Pete Petrie and Carlo Madden. There are no auditions and the band meets every Thursday night during term time, in the Lochgelly Centre, Lochgelly, Fife. Learning to play solos is at the heart of this organisation, now in it s 40th year. Fife Youth Orchestra Auchterderran Centre, Woodend Rd, Cardenden KY5 0NE t f e Contact Graeme Wilson, mus services mgr. Age range: No of members: 70. Folkestra The Sage Gateshead, St Mary s Sq, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR t f e gateshead.org w Contact Kathryn Tickell, founder, artistic dir and main tutor; David Oliver, Folkworks projects leader; Gillian Walsh, youth ens co-ord. Youth ens which brings together extremely talented musicians from across NE England and Cumbria. Perfs at numerous concerts and festivals often at high profile venues or in festivals. Folk tuition; repertoire inc traditional music and members own comps; fortnightly rehearsals. Entry requirements: Audition; no previous experience of folk music required; players of any inst, inc singers, welcome to apply. Age range: Four Counties Youth Brass Band LiNKS, Ty Dysgu, Parc Nantgarw, Cefn Coed, Nantgarw CF15 7QQ t ; f e w /1/16/four-counties-youthorchestra-and-brass-band Contact Matthew Robbins, admin. Covers the county boroughs of Bridgend, Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taff. Intensive residential courses held during school holidays followed by concerts. Entry requirements: By audition. Age range: Gloucestershire Jazz Live Cheltenham Bournside School, Warden Hill Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL51 3EF t e com w jazzlive.gloucestershiremusic.co.uk Contact Peter Martin. GJL is host to Gloucestershire Youth Jazz Orchestra (GYJO). 7pm 9pm Gloucestershire Youth Jazz Academy (GYJA). 6pm 7:30pm. To audition for GYJO you will need to be of Grade 6 or above and have a good understanding of the jazz idiom and scales. GYJA welcomes committed young musicians from Grade 4 and above. Grades are only a guide to the level required. More important is a strong commitment and positive attitude alongside good sight reading, confident improvising, musicianship and ensemble skills. Gloucestershire Youth Orchestra St Peter s High School, Stroud Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire GL4 0DD t e w glosyouthorchestra.gloucestershire music.co.uk Contact Glyn Oxley. GYO rehearses on Thursday evenings during term-time, and may give as many as nine concerts a year, performing programmes that range from the 18th century to the present day. Membership is by audition only. String, Brass and Percussion players need to be at around Grade 7 standard and Woodwind players around Grade 8. Gloucestershire Youth Sinfonia Colwell Arts Centre, Derby Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire GL1 4AD t e w glosyouthsinfonia.gloucestershire music.co.uk Contact Jenny Steele. GYS was formed in 1990 to act as a training orchestra feeding into GYO. The intention was to form a repertoire group tackling full symphonic works, but at a more leisurely pace, and with reduced concert schedule. GYS has been very successful in this role, but has also developed a very definite identity of its own. The age range is predominantly and above, although younger members are always welcome, and you will need to be a minimum Grade 5 level. Gloucestershire Youth Wind Orchestra St Peter s High School, Stroud Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire GL4 0DD t e w glosyouthwindorchestra. gloucestershiremusic.co.uk Contact Steve Legge. GYWO are now recognised and one of the country s top youth wind bands after performances at Music for Youth s National Festival in 2010, 2011, 2013 and In April 2014 the band represented Gloucestershire at the National Concert Band Festival finals at the Birmingham Conservatoire of Music where they were awarded a Gold Performance Certificate. Students wishing to join should be of Grade 6, display a fun and committed attitude, and be fully involved in the band s rehearsal and concert commitments. An 8/10 attendance at rehearsals is required. Godalming Youth Orchestra The Orchard, Rogate, Petersfield GU31 5HU t e w org.uk Founded in 1979, the Godalming Youth Orchestra offers young people the experience of playing with others in a good orchestra under a professional conductor. The orchestra is open to orchestral instrument players aged between 8 and 17 who have reached about grade 4 standard or above. Grand Union Orchestra 15b St Margaret s House, London E2 9PL t e w Contact Hannah Turner, youth orch co-ord. Youth orch specialising in world music, featuring insts from many cultures and bringing together young musicians from any musical heritage to create unique music; Indian ragas, Turkish melodies, Latin rhythms, African drumming, jazz and European harmony are all thrown into the pot. Monthly w/shops and m/classes as well as w/shop programmes in school holidays. Entry requirements: Gr 4 as a guide but no official audition process. Ability to read music not essential but an understanding of harmony and rhythm as well as a willingness to improvise is important. Age range: Greater Gwent Youth Brass Band Gwent Music Support Service, Malpas Court Primary School Grounds, Whittle Drive, Newport NP20 6NS t e w Contact Emma Archer, head of gwent music. Appeared at the Schools Prom, Royal Albert Hall, Nov 2006; annual course and concert. National Youth Br Band Champions Entry requirements: By audition, gr 5. Age range: No of members: 75. Grimsby, Cleethorpes and District Youth Orchestra Old Main Road, Irby, Grimsby, South Humberside DN37 7JZ t e w Contact S Parr, sec; Leo Solomon, chair. Music club str group and wind band pre gr 1; training wind band and str group gr 1 4; sr str orch, wind band and symphony orch gr 5 8; swing bands gr 3 5 and 5 8. Entry requirements: Training wind band, str group and orch gr 1; sr str orch, wind 150 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

151 Extracurricular band and orch, gr 5; sr swing band gr 4 5; jr swing band gr 2 4. Age range: Up to 25. Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Junior Guildhall Brass Band Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Silk St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DT t e w Contact Derek Rodgers, head; Matthew Down & Alison Mears, heads of jnr music courses. 1 of 7 orchs and bands. Weekly rehearsals and regular concerts. Entry requirements: Open to students on Junior Guildhall music course entry for Junior Guildhall by audition. Deadline for entry in Sep is 1 Mar. Age range: Hallé Youth Orchestra The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester M1 5HA t e w Contact Isabelle Orford. The Hallé Youth Orchestra, established in 2002, offers a unique opportunity to local young musicians, aged years, to regularly experience the challenge of rehearsing and performing symphonic music to a very high standard, working with and playing alongside professional musicians. Repertoire is the kind performed by professional symphony orchestras. Youth Orchestra members go on to study many subjects including music, and several former members have now played professionally with the Hallé. Aged years. Hampshire County Youth Bands c/o Hampshire Music Services, Rookwood Centre, Penshurst Way, Eastleigh SO50 4RJ t f e jock. w Contact Jock McKenzie, dir. Entry requirements: Junior band: min grade 3; training band: min grade 5; county band: min grade 7. Age range: Up to 19. No of members: c160. Hemsted Forest Youth Orchestra Music Dept, Benenden School, Cranbrook TN17 4AA t f e w contact Contact Edward Whiting, cond; Martin Hines, orch mgr. Based at Benenden School in Kent, this orch also welcomes young players from the surrounding area. Regular perfs are given both in the school and in the community. Entry requirements: Termly auditions by appointment. Age range: High Wycombe Music Centre Concert Band Millbrook School, Mill End Rd, High Wycombe HP12 4BA t e w 13 past performances at the National Festival of Music for Youth. Recent tours of Germany, Spain, Czech Republic, Tuscany, Lake Garda. Entry requirements: Gr 7. Age range: Highbury Area Band w Contact Helen Saunders, chair; Richard Horn, mus dir. Symphonic youth wind band. Weekly rehearsals, Weds during term time. Many concerts given in aid of local charities. Entry requirements: Min gr 4 or by audition. Age range: Isle of Wight Music Service Downside Community & Learning Centre, Furrlongs, Newport, Isle of Wight P030 2AX t f e w Contact Phil Chapman, head of mus service. Lead organisation and principal delivery organisation for Isle of Wight Music Education Hub. Comprehensive provider of instrumental/ vocal teaching. INSET training for IoW music service teachers. Conferences for music curriculum leaders; conferences for inst teachers, arranged in conjunction with Solent Music (inc Southampton and Portsmouth music services) and Hampshire Music Service. Resources instruments and world instruments, teaching packs. IW Youth Orchestra; IW Youth Wind Band; IW Music Centre. Isle of Wight Youth Concert Band IOWYCB Secretary, 9 Spring Hill, Ventnor, Isle of Wight PO38 1PE t e w Contact Charissa Bartram (senior band manager); Jill Lock (band secretary). Season of 5 concerts annually on the Isle of Wight, plus performances at local events; also European tours when possible. Take part in competitions, DVD and audio recordings from time to time. Have played at major events on Isle of Wight inc royal receptions. Entry requirements: Min gr 5 or equivalent. Age range: No of members: 30. Rehearsals Friday evenings at St Georges School, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1XW Jordan Junior Strings 17 Meadow Cottages, Little Kingshill, Great Missenden HP16 0DX t e w Contact Elaine Bonner, dir. 40 young str players mostly trained in Suzuki method. 8 South Bank concerts, 8 at St John s, Smith Sq, several TV appearances and demonstration at Kodaly institute in Hungary. Performed for royalty and the Prime Minister. Age range: No of members: 40. Kent Youth Wind Orchestra Kent Music, 24 Turkey Court, Turkey Mill, Ashford Road, Maidstone, Kent ME14 5PP t e w Contact Phillip Hyde, mgr. Last released CD: works for Band by living British comps. Courses held summer, Easter and Christmas. Smaller chmbr ens are formed from main band. Entry requirements: Min gr 6. Age range: Lions Brass 4 Youth t w lionsbrass4youth.weebly.com Contact Debbie Underwood; Dave Hollister Lions Brass 4 Youth is North Somerset s County Youth Brass Band, for new and improving brass musicians. The Band is open to new members with or without music experience. Formed in September 2008, and based in Clevedon, North Somerset, it provides the only opportunity in the county, and beyond, for young people aged 21 and under to - improve - perform - and have fun making music in a full youth Brass Band. An entirely Independent Organisation the Band is a project of Lions Clubs 105 SW, which provides support from Lions clubs throughout the South West of England. Lions International Youth Brass e w Contact Nigel Birch, musical director. The organisation was formed in 1989 as the Crewe & District Brass Band, by a group of parents whose children played brass band instruments. At the beginning of the year there were 29 players in the Youth Band and 18 in the training band. The membership quickly increased and the organisation began to receive financial support from the local Lions clubs of South Cheshire and North Staffordshire and which continues to this day. The band changed its name to Lions Youth Brass, and is believed to be one of only two organisations of its kind in the world to operate in the name of Lions Youth. Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BP t f e w comyoungpeople Contact Zoe Armfield. Sun rehearsals and short courses. Biennial tour. Entry requirements: Applicants gr 7 ; 2 short contrasting pieces, orch excerpt to prepare in advance of audition, sight-reading. Age range: No of members: 55. London Schools Symphony Orchestra Centre for Young Musicians, Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7HT t f e w Contact Peter Ash, artistic dir, LSSO; Elaine Lewis, admin. Courses take place in school holidays. Regular concerts at the Barbican and other venues; has toured Spain, Argentina, France, Italy, Germany, Japan, Scandinavia, USA. Entry requirements: Gr 7 standard, by audition. Age range: No of members: 100. London Youth Wind Band Centre for Young Musicians, Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7HT t f e w Contact Julie Beaman, mus dir; Alice Dagg, pa to mus dir. Courses take place in school holidays. Concerts in St John s Smith Square, St James s Piccadilly and other London venues. Entry requirements: By audition. Age range: Lydian Orchestra 8 Barnfield Rd, Sevenoaks TN13 2AY t e w Contact Isabelle Ormsby, Orchestral Manager; Anthony Daniel, Chairman 3 concerts each yr, one with the winner of the Sevenoaks Young Musician of the Year as concerto soloist; occasional foreign tours and other special events such as w/shops. Sevenoaks, Maidstone, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells based. Entry requirements: Min gr 7 (str), gr 8 (ww) with merit or distinction. Age range: Lydian Training Orchestra 8 Barnfield Rd, Sevenoaks TN13 2AY t /3 e w Contact Anthony Daniel, chair; Brynly Clarke, mus adviser. Meets twice a yr for a w/end in early autumn and spring. Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells based. Manchester Youth Wind Orchestra e w Performances at major concert venues inc RNCM and Bridgewater Hall. Annual programme of rehearsals and concerts. Entry requirements: Application and audition. Extracurricular PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

152 Extracurricular Extracurricular Mendip Music Centre Bath & North East Somerset Council, Lewis House, Manvers Street, Bath BA1 1JG t f e w Contact Andrew Foister, head of centre. Local authority music centre for Bath & NE Somerset. Training and intermediate wind bands, training and intermediate str groups, rcdr group, choir. Entry requirements: Gr 1 min. Age range: Milton Keynes Music Centre Symphony Orchestra Milton Keynes Music Centre, Oxley Park Primary School, Oxley Park, Milton Keynes MK4 4TA t f e w mkco.org Contact David Rose, head of service. Entry requirements: Gr 6. Age range: 12. North Norfolk Youth Orchestra 1 Oak Villas, East Ruston, Norwich NR12 9JG t e w services/schools/norfolk_music_ service/norfolk_county_youth_ Orchestra/index.htm Contact Barry Bryant, dir; Norman Moor, associate cond. Weekly rehearsals. Concerts. Annual partnership with the International Youth Orchestra Stade-Elbe. Entry requirements: Gr 5 (str), gr 7 8 (w/wind, br). Age range: 10. North Tyneside Concert Band Harmonic Sounds, 9 Beverley Rd, Whitley Bay, N Tyneside NE25 8JH t e w concert-band Contact Bob Harrison, director. Weekly rehearsals during school term. Regular concerts at local venues. Entry requirements: Gr 5. Age range: 13. North Wiltshire Junior Wind Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Rd, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1DZ t e w org.uk Norton Youth Brass The Old Coach House, Commercial Street, Norton, Malton, North Yorkshire t e w ArtsMusic/norton youth/norton youth.html Contact Sue Perry. Nottingham Youth Band 10 Goose Gate, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FF t e w orgwhats-on/youth-music/ nottingham-youth-band/ NYB is a youth band for children in school years 5 9 of grade 2 standard and above. Rehearsals: Thursdays (term-time) 5.00pm 6.30pm. Venue: Beeston Methodist Church. Age range: School years Members are grade 2 standard and above - No auditions! Nottingham Youth Orchestra Northfield House, 21 Station Rd, Southwell NG25 0ET t e youthorchestra.org; nottinghamyouthorchestra.org w org Contact Chris Goodall, Chairman; Margaret Chadwick, Youth Orchestra Administrator 3 orchs of different levels rehearse on Thu evening during school term and have a residential w/end spring/summer. All sections have professional tutors. The main orch has a summer tour, generally to Europe. 2 jazz orchs rehearse on Tue evening. Entry requirements: Training orch, NYTO, gr 2. Intermediate orch, NYIO, gr 4 plus audition. Jazz orch, NYJO; main orch, NYO, gr 6 for str, gr 7 8 for others plus audition. Age range: 7 19 in f/t educ. No of members: 220. Olney Brass e w Contact David Wilson, Band Manager. Entry requirements: Gr 6. Age range: 13. Poynton Youth Brass Band t ; e w The band celebrated a successful 25 years in 2007 by holding its 25th Anniversary Concert at the Romiley Forum where the Youth Band was joined by over 30 ex members. A celebration of 25 years of musical talent. The bands first practice was in January 1982, it was founded by Tom Peak and Alan Lawton, a player and conductor of the then Poynton Brass Band. The first rehearsals were held in the Old Methodist Church on Clumber Road in Poynton. The band hasn t gone far in terms of practice rooms since then, just across the road, but we have gone far in musical terms. Solihull Youth Wind Orchestra Lyndon Music Centre, Daylesford Rd, Solihull B92 8EJ t e w Contact K Allen, Conductor. Weekly rehearsals during school term. Regular concerts; competitors in the Concert Band Festival. Entry requirements: Open to all. Age range: No of members: 50 South Norfolk Youth Symphonic Band NR17 1SR t e w Contact Mike Booty, musical director and chairman; Janet Strode, membership sec. Mixed ability band with c 100 members, aged Anyone welcome, 7pm Tue, Diss Resource Base, Shelfanger Rd, Diss. Insts may be available for loan. Regularly performs with military musicians (inc HM Royal Marines School of Music and The Band of the Army Air Corps) and has commissioned well-known comps to write music for the band. Entry requirements: None. Age range: South West Youth Wind Sinfonia North Somerset Music Service, Town Hall, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1UJ t f e w Based in north Somerset, plays demanding and often contemporary repertoire. Members mainly drawn from North Somerset Council area, but anyone in region can audition. Entry requirements: Gr 7. Age range: Up to 19. No of members: 50 Stockport Schools Senior, Intermediate and Junior Bands 55 Heaton Rd, Stockport SK4 2PN t e w Contact Alice Bell, admin. Volunteer-run organisation which welcomes all standards; bands compete in youth competitions as well as performing regularly at concerts. Entry requirements: By audition. Jr beginners and gr 1; intermediate gr 4; sr gr 6. Age range: Up to 18. No of members: c 80. Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra 36 Lancaster Gardens, London SW19 5DG t e youthorchestra.org.uk w org.uk Contact Julian Hardwick, chair; Robert Hodge, mus dir. Weekly rehearsals held at Wimbledon during term time (Sun pm training orch, pm main orch). Three concerts each yr. Annual tour undertaken to major European city during summer holidays. Also day w/shops enquiries to the chairman. Entry requirements: Auditions in Jan, Apr, Sep; applications accepted throughout the year. Approx gr 6 8 standard for main orch, gr 4 6 for training orch. Age range: Up to 21. No of members: 120. Strathclyde Youth Jazz Orchestra Dept of Creative and Aesthetic Studies, University of Strathclyde, 16 Richmond Street, Glasgow, Scotland G1 1XQ t f e w Contact Derek Hart, mgr SYJO Trust. Bi-weekly rehearsals. Two major tours of South Africa for the British Council and the Commonwealth Heads of Government. Annual perfs at Glasgow International Jazz Festival and Winterfest. Educ activities inc SYJO jazz school, w/shops for schools and colleges, in-service courses for staff. Regular perfs and concerts throughout the yr. Entry requirements: Gr 3 (jazz school), gr 7 (jazz orch). Age range: (SYJO jazz school), (SYJO jazz orch). Suffolk Young Strings Northgate Arts Centre, Sidegate Lane West, Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 3DF t f e w countymusicservice; www. suffolkmusichub.co.ukschools/countymusic-schools/suffolk-youth-music/ county-ensembles/ Contact Philip Shaw, Head of Suffolk County Music Service. Training orchestra for Suffolk Youth Orchestra. Rehearsals, concerts, and a residential course in school holidays. Regular appearances in concerts at Snape Maltings Concert Hall. A string orchestra of over 60 players, aged 9 15 years. Entry requirements: annual auditions in October. Suffolk Youth Orchestra Suffolk County Music Service, Northgate Arts Centre, Sidegate Lane West, Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 3DF t f e w countymusicservice; www. suffolkmusichub.co.ukschools/countymusic-schools/suffolk-youth-music/ county-ensembles/ Contact Philip Shaw, Head of Suffolk County Music Service, conductor. Rehearsals, a residential course and concert tours in the school holidays. Regular appearances in Snape Proms (at Snape Maltings Concert Hall), St Edmundsbury Cathedral etc. Work with other organisations, such as Aldeburgh Music. A full symphony orchestra of over 90 players, all aged between 13 to 21 years. Entry requirements: annual auditions in October. Suffolk Youth Wind Band Suffolk County Music Service, Northgate Arts Centre, Sidegate Lane West, Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 3DF t f e w countymusicservice; www. suffolkmusichub.co.ukschools/countymusic-schools/suffolk-youth-music/ county-ensembles/ Contact Philip Shaw; Head of Suffolk County Music Service Rehearsals, a residential course, and occasional concert tours in school holidays. Regular appearances at Snape Malting s Concert Hall. 152 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

153 Extracurricular A symphonic wind band of over 60 players, aged Entry requirements: annual auditions in October. Surrey County Youth Jazz Orchestra 14 The Pines, Broad Street, Guildford, Surrey GU3 3BH t or e w Contact Alison Harding. Weekly rehearsals at Westfield School, Woking, on Wednesday evenings during school term. Entry requirements: By audition: Min gr 6 (higher in some sections). Age range: Up to 21. No of members: 22. Surrey County Youth Orchestra Surrey Arts, 14 The Pines, Broad Street, Guildford GU3 3BH t or e w Contact Alison Harding, orch mgr. Weekly rehearsals at Westfield School, Woking, on Friday evenings during school term. Entry requirements: By audition: Min gr 6 (higher in some sections). Age range: Up to 21. No of members: 75. Surrey County Youth Wind Orchestra Surrey Arts, Westfield School, Bonsey Lane, Woking GU22 9PR t e w Weekly rehearsals at George Abbot School, Guildford, during school term. Entry requirements: Min gr 6. Age range: Up to 21. Tewit Youth Band t e com; w Contact Angie Clark; Alistair Scholes, chair. The Band was formed in March 1978 by the late Leighton Rich M.B.E. as there was no opportunity in Harrogate for young people to play in a brass band. About 15 young people turned up to the first practice and they had to have a collection to find money for. As word got around the schools, more people became interested and the numbers grew to about 28 very quickly. Lack of instruments was a problem, but some were donated and some members had their own, so they just about managed. Within a year they were entering competitions in the area and even winning some. Thames Youth Orchestra Tiffin Girls School, Richmond Road, Kingston KT2 5PL e co.uk w Thames Youth Orchestra, formed in 2005, comprises of over 60 school students from South West London, from over 20 schools. With a focus on high-quality music-making, excellent tuition and challenging repertoire, the orchestra puts on programmes of 20th and 21st century pieces, with a large staff team supporting and teaching the orchestra. The double bass, harp and viola schemes provide free tuition for talented musicians in order to encourage take-up on these lesserplayed instruments. The Band of the Island of Jersey La Rue De Crevecoeur, Grouville, Jersey JE2 6GQ t ; e w Contact Nick Manning M.B.E., Musical Director; Trevor Rayson, president. Trafford Youth Orchestras Trafford Music Service, Woodsend Centre, Lydney Rd, Manchester M41 8RN t e w tyopops.org.uk Wind band, concert band, jr str ens, sinfonia orch, philharmonic orch. Rehearsals at Sale Grammar School on Fri evenings during term time. Age range: Triggshire Wind Orchestra c/o Cornwall Music Education Hub, Suite 6 Carew House, Beacon Technology Park, Dunmere Road, Bodmin PL31 2QE t e w cornwallmusiceducationhub. orgensembles/triggshire-winds/ Contact Director Janet Elston Entry requirements: Gr 2 Age range: Trowbridge & District Youth Band t ; e w Contact Eileen Taylor; Delphine Disney Ulster Youth Orchestra 109/113 Royal Avenue, Belfast, Northern Ireland BT1 1FF t e w Vale Royal Schools Concert Band Tarvin Centre, Meadow Cl, Tarvin CH3 8LY t e co.uk w Contact Mairearad Bushnell-Wye, Malcolm Peach, dirs. Entry requirements: Gr 5 for br, sax, pno. Age range: No of members: Approx 45. Wakefield Youth Orchestra Manygates Education Centre, Manygates Lane, Wakefield t f e w wakefieldmusicservices.orgmusiccentres/central-premier-ensembles/ wakefield-youth-orchestra/ Contact VJ Jennings, mgr of inst service 60 members. Entry requirements: Min gr 4 (lower strs only others gr 6). Age range: No of members: 45. Warwickshire County Youth Orchestra Warwickshire County Music Service, Warwickshire County Council, Saltisford Office Park, Ansell Way, Warwick CV34 4UL t e w Now merged with Coventry to form Coventry and Warwickshire Youth Orchestra. Weekly rehearsals; courses and tours. Contact CMS for more details. Warwickshire County Youth Waits Warwickshire County Music Service, Warwickshire County Council, Saltisford Office Park, Ansell Way, Warwick CV34 4UL t e w Contact Alison Kinder, dir. Renaissance band which forms part of the Warwickshire Early Music Academy (WEMA). Sun rehearsals. Entry requirements: Gr 6. Age range: Warwickshire County Youth Wind Band CMS, Saltisford Office Park, Ansell Way, Warwick CV34 4UL t , also fax e w Contact Stella Mackereth, dir. Fri eve rehearsal at Kenilworth School. Entry requirements: Gr 6. Age range: Warwickshire Youth Jazz Orchestra (WYJO) CMS, Saltisford Office Park, Ansell Way, Warwick CV34 4UL t e w Contact Beccy Bernamont, dir. Sun rehearsals; frequent concerts and performances. Entry requirements: Gr 6 Age range: West Norfolk Jubilee Youth Orchestra 126 School Rd, Tilney St Lawrence, King s Lynn PE34 4RA t e w Contact Peter Hopkins, chair; Hilary Clark, sec; Rob Galliard, orch cond; Entry requirements: Gr 4 (ww and br); Age range: No of members: 25 West Wiltshire Concert Band Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Rd, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1DZ t f e w org.uk Contact Mike Daniels, cond. West Wiltshire Intermediate Wind Band Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Rd, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1DZ t f e w org.uk West Wiltshire Junior Wind Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Rd, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1DZ t f e w org.uk Contact Kim Rance, cond. West Wiltshire Youth Orchestra Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Rd, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1DZ t /0 f e w ukour-groups/west-wiltshire-youngmusicians/46-west-wiltshire-youthorchestra Contact Daniel Smith, mus dir. Weekly rehearsals during term time. Regular concerts and tours abroad. Entry requirements: Min gr 5. Age range: No of members: 50. Weston Youth Orchestra 367 Locking Rd, Weston-Super-Mare BS22 8NH t ; e Contact Dennis Cole (Director) Age range: No of members: 60. Wiltshire Young Musicians Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Rd, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire BA15 1DZ t f e w org.uk Wiltshire Young Musicians was established by Wiltshire Council in partnership with parents and supporters to create bands, orchs and choirs for children of primary and secondary school age in Wiltshire. Professional staff of the Council s Music Service coach and conduct the large number of groups on offer. Wirral Schools Brass Band Joseph Paxton Campus, 157 Park Road North, Claughton CH41 0EZ t e w org.uk Contact A Milnes, head of mus service Previously toured Italy, Denmark, Austria, Spain, the Black Forest, Holland and Malta. Entry requirements: By audition, gr 5. Age range: No of members: 36 Extracurricular PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

154 Extracurricular Wirral Schools Concert Band Joseph Paxton Campus, Claughton, Wirral CH41 0EZ t e w clc2.uniservity. comgrouphomepage. asp?groupid= Contact Rob Watson. Residential courses alternate with concert tours abroad. Regular recordings made. National concert band festival. Entry requirements: Auditions in Jul. Age range: Young Sinfonia The Sage Gateshead, St Mary s Sq, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR t e thesagegateshead.org w thesagegateshead.org Contact Jacqui Cameron. Northern Sinfonia s highly acclaimed youth orch. Concert and festival perfs throughout the N of England, residential courses and foreign tours. Entry requirements: Full membership gr 7 8. Age range: 19 and under. Youth Wind Bands National National Children s Wind Orchestra of Great Britain Homecroft, Sun Lane, Harpenden, Herts AL5 4GJ t f e musicale.co.uk w Contact Gillian & David Johnston, mus dirs; Caroline Marriott, admin. For ww, br and perc players aged at gr 6 8. Entry by audition during the autumn term for a residential course at Easter. Study inc standard repertoire, new commissions and chmbr music. Entry requirements: Gr 6 8. Age range: The NCWO gave a 30 year celebratory concert in the Cadogan Hall, London in April National Youth Wind Ensemble of Great Britain Homecroft, Sun Lane, Harpenden AL5 4GJ t f e w Contact Gillian & David Johnston, dirs; Caroline Marriott, admin; Phillip Scott, cond. Advanced 1-per-part wind ens playing the repertoire and specialising in the performance of music from the last 25 years, and also NCWE commissions. The Ens has represented Great Britain in WASBE conferences in Sweden, Ireland and Taiwan, as well as appearing in the BBC Proms. Entry requirements: By audition in Oct/Nov. Minimum standard gr 8. Age range: No of members: 40 The NYWE celebrated its 30 years birthday concert in the Cadogan Hall, London in April The National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain (NYWO) 4 Earlston Park, The Mount, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY3 8BE t e w Contact Mrs Clare Minty. The National Youth Wind Orchestra Of Great Britain is a large concert orchestra with approximately 75 members aged Main Orchestra grade 8, ages Chamber Music Course and Saxophone Course grade 8, ages Auditions take place every autumn for courses the following year. Residential courses Spring and Summer. NYWO is considered by conductors coming from abroad to be one of the very best wind orchestras in the world. National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales Ty Cerdd Music Centre Wales, Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Place, Cardiff CF10 5AL t f e w Contact Gwyn L. Williams, dir; Mark Heron, cond; Matthew Thistlewood, mgr. Entry requirements: Entry by audition during Nov for a residential course at Easter. Specialises in contemporary inc new commissions. Age range: No of members: 52. Regional Extracurricular Barnet Youth Wind Orchestra Moss Hall Junior School, Nether St, London N3 1NR t e artstrust.org.uk w org.uk/ Weekly Fri night rehearsals, concert opportunities and tours abroad. Entry requirements: Auditions, gr 5 in Jul. Age range: Bedfordshire County Bands w Short intensive courses during school holidays. Biennial tours for concert and 2nd bands. Entry requirements: Concert band gr 7 8; 2nd band gr 5 6; 3rd band gr 3 4. Age range: Concert band 14 25; 2nd band 12 19; 3rd band Bromley Youth Concert Band Bromley Youth Music Centre, Southborough Lane, Bromley BR2 8AA t f e w Contact Ian Rowe, principal; Sue Brown, head of administration. Rehearsals Fri eve. Annual concert tours abroad, concerts in major venues, annual CD recording. Entry requirements: Auditions, gr 6. Age range: No of members: 70 Cambridgeshire Youth Wind Orchestra Cambridgeshire Music, The Old School, Ermine St North, Papworth Everard, Cambridgeshire CB23 3RH t f e w This wind orchestra meets three times a year for intensive weekends of rehearsals. Players are expected to be at grade 6 standard or above. Cardiff County and Vale of Glamorgan Senior Wind Band The Friary Centre, The Friary, Cardiff CF10 3FA t /1 f e w Contact Kyle Jones, mus dir; Sian Davis & Lara Jones, admin. Weekly rehearsals, courses, tours, concerts and festivals. Entry requirements: Annual auditions. Age range: North Wiltshire Junior Wind Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Rd, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1DZ t e w org.uk Cornwall Youth Wind Orchestra Suite 6 Carew House, Beacon Technology Park, Dunmere Road, Bodmin, Cornwall PL31 2QE t e w org; cornwallmusiceducationhub. org/ensembles-choirs/cornwall-youthwind-orchestra/ Contact Cornwall Music Education Hub. CYWO was formed in September 1985 and made its debut in the City Hall, Truro. Alongside the other major county ensembles, it gives young instrumentalists throughout the county the opportunity of making music together. Concert programmes have included a wide range of symphonic band music drawn from classical, romantic and twentieth century repertoire, and several new commissioned works. Director Janet Elston. Derbyshire City & County Youth Wind Band Advisory and Inspection Service, John Hadfield House, Dale Rd, Matlock DE4 3RD t ext f e w musicpartnership Contact Mark Heron, cond (by kind permission of RNCM). Residential courses and some Sunday rehearsals, concerts, festivals. Foreign tours. Entry requirements: Entry by audition. Min gr 6. Age range: No of members: 70. Fife Youth Concert Band Fife Council, Rothesay House, Rothesay Pl, Glenrothes KY7 5PQ t ext f e w Contact Sandra Taylor, music co-ord. Age range: No of members: 65 High Wycombe Music Centre Concert Band Millbrook School, Mill End Rd, High Wycombe HP12 4BA t e w 13 past performances at the National Festival of Music for Youth. Recent tours of Germany, Spain, Czech Republic, Tuscany, Lake Garda. Entry requirements: Gr 7. Age range: Highbury Area Band w Contact Helen Saunders, chair; Richard Horn, mus dir. Symphonic youth wind band. Weekly rehearsals, Weds during term time. Many concerts given in aid of local charities. Entry requirements: Min gr 4 or by audition. Age range: Isle of Wight Youth Concert Band IOWYCB Secretary, 9 Spring Hill, Ventnor, Isle of Wight PO38 1PE t e w Contact Charissa Bartram (senior band manager); Jill Lock (band secretary). Season of 5 concerts annually on the Isle of Wight, plus performances at local events; also European 154 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

155 Extracurricular tours when possible. Take part in competitions, DVD and audio recordings from time to time. Have played at major events on Isle of Wight inc royal receptions. Entry requirements: Min gr 5 or equivalent. Age range: No of members: 30. Rehearsals Friday evenings at St Georges School, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1XW Kent Youth Wind Orchestra Kent Music, 24 Turkey Court, Turkey Mill, Ashford Road, Maidstone, Kent ME14 5PP t e w Contact Phillip Hyde, mgr. Last released CD: works for Band by living British comps. Courses held summer, Easter and Christmas. Smaller chmbr ens are formed from main band. Entry requirements: Min gr 6. Age range: London Youth Wind Band Centre for Young Musicians, Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7HT t f e w Contact Julie Beaman, mus dir; Alice Dagg, pa to mus dir. Courses take place in school holidays. Concerts in St John s Smith Square, St James s Piccadilly and other London venues. Entry requirements: By audition. Age range: Manchester Youth Wind Orchestra e w Performances at major concert venues inc RNCM and Bridgewater Hall. Annual programme of rehearsals and concerts. Entry requirements: Application and audition. Solihull Youth Wind Orchestra Lyndon Music Centre, Daylesford Rd, Solihull B92 8EJ t e w Contact K Allen, Conductor. Weekly rehearsals during school term. Regular concerts; competitors in the Concert Band Festival. Entry requirements: Open to all. Age range: No of members: 50. South Norfolk Youth Symphonic Band NR17 1SR t e w Contact Mike Booty, musical director and chairman; Janet Strode, membership sec. Mixed ability band with c 100 members, aged Anyone welcome, 7pm Tue, Diss Resource Base, Shelfanger Rd, Diss. Insts may be available for loan. Regularly performs with military musicians (inc HM Royal Marines School of Music and The Band of the Army Air Corps) and has commissioned well-known comps to write music for the band. Entry requirements: None. Age range: South West Youth Wind Sinfonia North Somerset Music Service, Town Hall, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1UJ t f e w Based in north Somerset, plays demanding and often contemporary repertoire. Members mainly drawn from North Somerset Council area, but anyone in region can audition. Entry requirements: Gr 7. Age range: Up to 19. No of members: 50. Surrey County Youth Wind Orchestra Surrey Arts, Westfield School, Bonsey Lane, Woking GU22 9PR t e w Weekly rehearsals at George Abbot School, Guildford, during school term. Entry requirements: Min gr 6. Age range: Up to 21. Triggshire Wind Orchestra c/o Cornwall Music Education Hub, Suite 6 Carew House, Beacon Technology Park, Dunmere Road, Bodmin PL31 2QE t e w cornwallmusiceducationhub.org/ ensembles/triggshire-winds/ Contact Director Janet Elston. Entry requirements: Gr 2 Age range: West Wiltshire Concert Band Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Rd, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1DZ t f e w org.uk Contact Mike Daniels, cond. West Wiltshire Junior Wind Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Rd, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1DZ t f e w org.uk Contact Kim Rance, cond. West Wiltshire Intermediate Wind Band Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Rd, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1DZ t f e w org.uk Wirral Schools Concert Band Joseph Paxton Campus, Claughton, Wirral CH41 0EZ t e w clc2.uniservity.com/ GroupHomepage. asp?groupid= Contact Rob Watson. Residential courses alternate with concert tours abroad. Regular recordings made. National concert band festival. Entry requirements: Auditions in Jul. Age range: Chester Schools Concert Band QLP Music, Tarvin Centre, Meadow Close, Tarvin CH3 8LY t e co.uk Contact Tony Bowen-Lewis, cond. Entry requirements: Gr 4 8 with audition. Age range: Vale Royal Schools Concert Band Tarvin Centre, Meadow Cl, Tarvin CH3 8LY t e co.uk w Contact Mairearad Bushnell-Wye, Malcolm Peach, dirs. Entry requirements: Gr 5 for br, sax, pno. Age range: No of members: Approx 45. Hampshire County Youth Bands c/o Hampshire Music Services, Rookwood Centre, Penshurst Way, Eastleigh SO50 4RJ t f e jock. w Contact Jock McKenzie, dir. Entry requirements: Junior band: min grade 3; training band: min grade 5; county band: min grade 7. Age range: Up to 19. No of members: c160. Stockport Schools Senior, Intermediate and Junior Bands 55 Heaton Rd, Stockport SK4 2PN t e w Contact Alice Bell, admin. Volunteer-run organisation which welcomes all standards; bands compete in youth competitions as well as performing regularly at concerts. Entry requirements: By audition. Jr beginners and gr 1; intermediate gr 4; sr gr 6. Age range: Up to 18. No of members: c 80. The Band of the Island of Jersey La Rue De Crevecoeur, Grouville, Jersey JE2 6GQ t ; e w Contact Nick Manning M.B.E., Musical Director; Trevor Rayson, president. Trowbridge & District Youth Band t ; e w Contact Eileen Taylor; Delphine Disney. Camberley Youth Wind Orchestra (CYWO) t e w cywo.org.uk/ Contact Brian Hopper, Chairman The Orchestra was established in 1983 and run on an informal basis until 1986 when a group of parents became involved in raising funds to support the Orchestra. We are a youth wind orchestra that is based in Camberley, Surrey and we provide orchestral facilities for wind and percussion musicians who live in North West Surrey and the surrounding areas. Camberley Youth Wind Orchestra is a partner ensemble of Surrey Arts. We have been in existence for some 30 years and were originally formed in 1983 as The Surrey Heath Middle Schools Wind Band. City of Hull Youth Symphonic Wind Band The Albemarle Music Centre, 60 Ferensway, Hull HU2 8LN t f e w Also youth br band and youth jazz orch. Biennial tours. Entry requirements: Entry by audition at approx gr 6 standard. Age range: Enfield Youth Wind Band Enfield Music Service, Claverings Industrial Estate, Unit 10 & 11 Centre Way, Edmonton, London N9 0AP t f e w Contact Sean Turpin, Activities Co-ord. Weekly term-time rehearsals. Range of perfs and concerts. Summer course and/or tour; previous tours to Spain, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. Entry requirements: Gr 5 8 or equivalent standard. Age range: Suffolk Youth Wind Band Suffolk County Music Service, Northgate Arts Centre, Sidegate Lane West, Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 3DF t f e w countymusicservice; www. suffolkmusichub.co.uk/schools/ county-music-schools/suffolk-youthmusic/county-ensembles/ Contact Philip Shaw; Head of Suffolk County Music Service. Rehearsals, a residential course, and occasional concert tours in school holidays. Regular appearances at Snape Malting s Concert Hall. A symphonic wind band of over 60 players, aged Entry requirements: annual auditions in October. Warwickshire County Youth Wind Band CMS, Saltisford Office Park, Ansell Way, Warwick CV34 4UL t , also fax e Extracurricular PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

156 Extracurricular w Contact Stella Mackereth, dir. Fri eve rehearsal at Kenilworth School. Entry requirements: Gr 6. Age range: Nottingham Youth Band 10 Goose Gate, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FF t e w whats-on/youth-music/nottinghamyouth-band/ NYB is a youth band for children in school years 5 9 of grade 2 standard and above. Rehearsals: Thursdays (term-time) 5.00pm 6.30pm. Venue: Beeston Methodist Church. Age range: School years 5 9 -Members are grade 2 standard and above -No auditions! Youth Brass Bands National National Children s Brass Band of Great Britain 2 The Coppice, Impington, Cambridge CB24 9PP t ; e w Contact Philip Biggs, Administrator UK s leading brass bands for children and teenagers. The two bands exist to provide talented youngsters with opportunities to play brass music to the highest standard and are aimed not only at helping to develop their playing, but also in improving their musicianship and musical horizons. The two bands hold intensive rehearsals during residential courses which each culminate in a series of prestigious concerts, including the BBC Proms, the Snape Proms, the Great Northern Brass Festival and the gala concert for Brass in Concert. National Youth Brass Band of Wales Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Place, Cardiff CF10 5AL t e w national-youth-brass-band-of-wales One of the resident major arts organisations housed in the Wales Millennium Centre, and with a national and international remit, Tŷ Cerdd Music Centre Wales is a centre for practical, useful, relevant, and accessible information and resources for both amateur and professional music making. It is also a conduit to relevant organisations and resources for music of all genres in Wales. National Youth Symphonic Brass Wales t e w Contact Youth Symphonic Brass Wales was formed by Tŷ Cerdd Music Centre Wales in 2004 with members selected, by invitation, from existing and former national youth music brass players. Regional Extracurricular Astley Youth Band t e w Astley Youth Band is an independent, self funded, community based brass band. It is a registered charity ( ) in England and Wales. There were just eight players who attended the first rehearsal for the band. Since then the band has grown dramatically and numbers more than 70 members. The band caters for all. There is a training band and senior band and the band will happily take players from 0 to 100. Cardiff County and Vale of Glamorgan Youth Brass Band The Friary Centre, The Friary, Cardiff CF10 3FA t /1 f e w Contact Charles Maynard, mus dir. Weekly rehearsals, courses, tours, recordings, concerts, festivals and competitions. Entry requirements: Annual auditions. Age range: City of Hull Youth Brass Ensemble The Albemarle Music Centre, 60 Ferensway, Hull HU2 8LN t f e w Entry requirements: By audition at gr 6 level. Age range: Cornwall Youth Brass Band t e w Contact Phillip Hunt, secretary. The Cornwall Youth Brass Band is the oldest county youth band in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1955 and held its first residential course in 1959, the start of a long tradition, which has continued without a break until the present time. Indeed the band now holds two courses a year, at Christmas and Easter, each culminating in a public concert. The season starts in September when we welcome our new musicians who were successful in their auditions in August. Cromer and Sheringham Brass Band Seafield, Cromer Road, West Runton, Norfolk NR27 9QA t ; e w brassband.com Contact Peter Growing, chair; Jane Bussey, musical director, Steve Askew, secretary. Cwmtawe Youth Band 36 Graig Road, Gwaun Cae Gurwen, Ammanford, South Wales SA18 1EG e w Contact Wayne Pedrick. The Cwmtawe Youth Band was formed by Wayne Pedrick ten years ago with children from local primary schools in the Pontardawe area and comes under the umbrella of the West Glamorgan Music Service and is supported by the Music Service Manager Mr Phillip Emanuel. Wayne works for the West Glamorgan Music Service as a Peripatetic Brass Teacher. The age group of the Youth Band are between 13 and 18 years of age and all members are from the Upper Swansea Valley area who attend Ystalyfera, Cwmtawe, Bryntawe and Amman Valley Comprehensive Schools. East Sussex Brass Band East Sussex Music Service, Performing Arts Centre, Mountfield Rd, Lewes BN7 2XH t f e w eastsussex.gov.uk/music Contact Richard Sigsworth, dir; Marcus Plant, cond. Several rehearsal w/ends during school year. Annual summer school week with Nigel Boddice MBE. Entry requirements: Auditions in Oct/ Jan/May. Age range: No of members: 40. Four Counties Youth Brass Band LiNKS, Ty Dysgu, Parc Nantgarw, Cefn Coed, Nantgarw CF15 7QQ t ; f e w article/2015/1/16/four-counties-youthorchestra-and-brass-band Contact Matthew Robbins, admin. Covers the county boroughs of Bridgend, Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taff. Intensive residential courses held during school holidays followed by concerts. Entry requirements: By audition. Age range: Greater Gwent Youth Brass Band Gwent Music Support Service, Malpas Court Primary School Grounds, Whittle Drive, Newport NP20 6NS t e w Contact Emma Archer, head of gwent music. Appeared at the Schools Prom, Royal Albert Hall, Nov 2006; annual course and concert. National Youth Br Band Champions Entry requirements: By audition, gr 5. Age range: No of members: 75. Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Junior Guildhall Brass Band Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Silk St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DT t e w Contact Derek Rodgers, head; Matthew Down & Alison Mears, heads of jnr music courses. 1 of 7 orchs and bands. Weekly rehearsals and regular concerts. Entry requirements: Open to students on Junior Guildhall music course entry for Junior Guildhall by audition. Deadline for entry in Sep is 1 Mar. Age range: Lions Brass 4 Youth t w lionsbrass4youth.weebly.com/ Contact Debbie Underwood; Dave Hollister. Lions Brass 4 Youth is North Somerset s County Youth Brass Band, for new and improving brass musicians. The Band is open to new members with or without music experience. Formed in September 2008, and based in Clevedon, North Somerset, it provides the only opportunity in the county, and beyond, for young people aged 21 and under to - improve - perform - and have fun making music in a full youth Brass Band. An entirely Independent Organisation the Band is a project of Lions Clubs 105 SW, which provides support from Lions clubs throughout the South West of England. Lions International Youth Brass e w Contact Nigel Birch, musical director. 156 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

157 Extracurricular The organisation was formed in 1989 as the Crewe & District Brass Band, by a group of parents whose children played brass band instruments. At the beginning of the year there were 29 players in the Youth Band and 18 in the training band. The membership quickly increased and the organisation began to receive financial support from the local Lions clubs of South Cheshire and North Staffordshire and which continues to this day. The band changed its name to Lions Youth Brass, and is believed to be one of only two organisations of its kind in the world to operate in the name of Lions Youth. North Tyneside Concert Band Harmonic Sounds, 9 Beverley Rd, Whitley Bay, N Tyneside NE25 8JH t e w concert-band Contact Bob Harrison, director. Weekly rehearsals during school term. Regular concerts at local venues. Entry requirements: Gr 5. Age range: 13. Norton Youth Brass The Old Coach House, Commercial Street, Norton, Malton, North Yorkshire t e w ArtsMusic/norton youth/norton youth.html Contact Sue Perry. Olney Brass e w Contact David Wilson, Band Manager. Entry requirements: Gr 6. Age range: 13. Poynton Youth Brass Band t ; e w The band celebrated a successful 25 years in 2007 by holding its 25th Anniversary Concert at the Romiley Forum where the Youth Band was joined by over 30 ex members. A celebration of 25 years of musical talent. The bands first practice was in January 1982, it was founded by Tom Peak and Alan Lawton, a player and conductor of the then Poynton Brass Band. The first rehearsals were held in the Old Methodist Church on Clumber Road in Poynton. The band hasn t gone far in terms of practice rooms since then, just across the road, but we have gone far in musical terms. Tewit Youth Band t e com; w Contact Angie Clark; Alistair Scholes, chair. The Band was formed in March 1978 by the late Leighton Rich M.B.E. as there was no opportunity in Harrogate for young people to play in a brass band. About 15 young people turned up to the first practice and they had to have a collection to find money foas word got around the schools, more people became interested and the numbers grew to about 28 very quickly. Lack of instruments was a problem, but some were donated and some members had their own, so they just about managed. Within a year they were entering competitions in the area and even winning some. Wirral Schools Brass Band Joseph Paxton Campus, 157 Park Road North, Claughton CH41 0EZ t e w org.uk Contact A Milnes, head of mus service. Previously toured Italy, Denmark, Austria, Spain, the Black Forest, Holland and Malta. Entry requirements: By audition, gr 5. Age range: No of members: 36. Youth Opera and Musical Theatre Albrighton Musical Theatre Youth Wesley Methodist Hall, High St, Albrighton WV7 3JA t e w albrightonmusicaltheatreyouth. weebly.com Contact Jo Rogers, mus dir. Albrighton Musical Theatre Youth is an amateur musical theatre company for young people aged 9 yrs and over. British Youth Opera London South Bank University, 103 Borough Rd, London SE1 0AA t f e w Contact Ivan Rockey, exec dir; Peter Robinson, artistic dir; Stuart Barker, artistic admin; Marcella Santese, gen mgr. Annual programme comprises summer season (2 full scale opera productions, mid-jul to mid-sep) w/ shops & m/classes Mar-Dec. Entry requirements: Auditions open to singers who live or study in the UK. Auditions from Nov. Age range: No of members: c100. Cambridge Youth Opera e w Contact Caroline Coetzee, Artistic Director Cambridge Youth Opera is an open access, community organisation. We aim to give young people in the Cambridge area the opportunity to experience all the elements that go into staging an opera. Our singers, orchestra, and design, stage and technical crew are mostly between 12 and 21 and attend schools and colleges in and around the Cambridge area. Depending on the demands of the production, we involve singers as young as eight and up to 25. Our activities are open for everybody and we engage young people in all elements of performing and staging opera. We do not charge for participation. Carmarthen Youth Opera Wales t w Contact Mike Rogers (Chairman) Max age 21. Chepstow Musical Youth Theatre Chepstow Baptist Church, Lower Church St, Chepstow NP16 5HJ e w CMYT is a theatre company for children and teenagers based in Chepstow, Monmouthshire. We provide a chance for children and young people to act, sing and dance in professionally-produced shows. We perform 2 3 shows and other events each yr. Children can join from yr 2 upwards. Dazzle Youth Music Theatre Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, King Street, Scotland W6 0QL t e w Dazzle is a youth theatre company based in St. Andrew, Fife, Scotland for people aged We rehearse every Saturday in the Cosmos Centre, Abbey Walk, St. Andrews from 3pm- 5pm during school term time. Derby Youth Music Theatre t e w Derby Youth Musical Theatre is open to any person between the ages of who has an enthusiasm and commitment to musical theatre. As well as looking for young people who wish to perform on stage, we are also looking for people with an interest for technical theatre who are wanting to perform off stage, be it lighting, sound, set design etc. Dorset Opera Festival Summer School Witchampton, Dorset BH21 5AU t e w Contact Roderick Kennedy, artistic dir; Jeremy Carnall, mus dir; Nicolas Mansfield, chorus dir. Intensive 2-wk residential course where young amateur chorus singers and tech theatre students are introduced to a full-scale opera production. Participants learn and rehearse a minimum of 2 operas in the original language, from scratch, alongside internationally renowned opera stars, then give at least 5 public perfs accompanied by a full professional orch. No of members: c140. English Pocket Opera Company The School House, Primrose Hill Primary School, Princess Rd, Regents Park, London NW1 8JL t ; e w Contact Mark Tinkler, artistic dir; Anete Parchanska, gen mgr. Opera for, by and with children. Glyndebourne Youth Opera Glyndebourne, Lewes, East Sussex BN8 5UU t ; (box office) e w Contact Rebecca Hurst, educ asst. Works with professional musicians and directors; participants experience and create opera through a range of artistic processes. Perfs from informal w/shops to staged productions. Age range: No of members: c165. Huddersfield Youth Opera Flat 2, 15 Grisedale Ave, Huddersfield HD2 2TX t e w Contact Jon Wilby, gen dir. Huddersfield Youth Opera was borne as a platform for emerging young professionals in the opera industry. Not only is HYO an important vehicle for young singers, it provides opportunities for students in costume design and making, mktg, advertising, design and a host of different specialisms. Jubilee Opera Aldeburgh Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall, Crabbe St, Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP15 5BN e w Jubilee Opera aims to produce opera and music theatre of the highest standard involving children and young people in East Anglia working with professionals, in order to give them an opportunity of experiencing various aspects of music and perf. Langley Youth Theatre Solvay Recreational Club Assembly Rooms, Station Rd, Langley, West Midlands B69 4LU t w We are an amateur musical theatre company with professional standards based in the Langley/Oldbury area of the W Midlands. Our members are all aged between 8 21 and are taught singing, dancing, acting and theatrecraft, alongside working Extracurricular PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

158 Extracurricular Extracurricular towards major productions which we stage every yr. Leeds Youth Opera c/o 19 Cookridge St, Leeds LS2 3AG t e w Contact Lorna James, administrator Founded in Produces 2 operas per year under professional music and artistic direction. Inspires young people with a love of singing through opera and drama. Recent productions include Sweeney Todd (Sondheim), The Magic Flute (Mozart) and the British premiere of Appomattox (Philip Glass). Members are aged upon joining, with existing members remaining until age 29. Company is open to all with auditions being held for principal roles at the start of each rehearsal period (September and February). New members welcome! Llandudno Youth Music Theatre Craig Y Don Sports and Community Centre, Queens Rd, Craig Y Don, Llandudno, Wales LL30 1TE e w Llandudno Youth Music Theatre, (LYMT) was founded in 1978 and is one of the longest established youth music theatres in Wales. LYMT works with children and young people aged from 6 19 yrs. London Children s Opera Company Capital Arts Studio, Wyllyotts Theatre, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, Herts EN6 2HN t e w Contact Kathleen Shanks, mus dir. Children s opera company. Performs children s opera choruses for all the major London opera companies and produces its own operas. Entry requirements: Entry by audition. Age range: No of members: 60. Marylebone Theatre Company c/o St Marylebone School, 64 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 5BA t e w takepart/index.html Contact Emma Cross, Theatre Company Manager. Marylebone Theatre Company offers perf arts classes for children aged 4 18 yrs from across London. MTC encourages students to develop their skills in theatre and musical theatre (inc movement work) through w/ shops, m/classes, and the creation of a musical theatre based perf piece. Members attend Sat morning sessions at St Marylebone School. Age range: 4 18 (N.B. The child must have started reception class at school). No of members: 100. Music Theatre 4 Youth Music Theatre 4 Youth, Suite 40, 21 Botanic Ave BT7 1JJ t ; e w Music Theatre 4 Youth is a Northern Ireland charity based in Belfast, providing young people from all backgrounds access to top quality musical theatre training and perf for which there is a limited local provision. Musical Youth Company of Oxford e w The Musical Youth Company of Oxford (MYCO) is a teenage musical theatre group based in Oxford, with members coming from all over Oxfordshire. We currently have around 50 members, aged between 12 and 18, and produce and perform shows and concerts in and around the Oxford area. Musical Youth Theatre Stafford 6 Cairns Dr, Stafford ST16 3PW t e w Contact Sarah Bishop, sec. Musical Youth Theatre Stafford is the jr branch of the Stafford & District Operatic Society. It aims to develop the singing, acting and dancing skills of young people from Stafford and surrounding areas. National Youth Music Theatre Adrian House, 27 Vincent Square, London SW1P 2NN t f e w Contact Jeremy Walker. The National Youth Music Theatre represents the very best in work with young people through musical theatre enabling thousands of youngsters across the UK to develop both their creative and personal potential. New Bedfordshire Youth Opera e com w New Bedfordshire Youth Opera offers the unique experience of rehearsing and performing works from the operatic and light operatic repertoire under the leadership of theatre and music industry professionals in a friendly, supportive environment. Many of our former members have gone on to successful careers in music, opera and theatre. For ages Norfolk Youth Music Theatre 64 Beeston Common, Sheringham, Norfolk NR26 8EU t ; e w Youth music theatre company for 9 19 yr olds. Hundreds of young people have passed through the company since its inception in Opera North OPUS Opera North Grand Theatre, 46 New Briggate, Leeds LS1 6NU t e w Contact Victoria Hunt, educ prod. OPUS is a fun and exploratory music theatre project for children and young people. Opera North Youth Company Opera North Grand Theatre, 46 New Briggate, Leeds LS1 6NU t e w Contact Victoria Hunt, educ prod. Oxfordshire Youth Music Theatre Oxfordshire County Music Service, Bayards Hill School, Waynflete Rd, Headington, Oxford OX3 8GA t e w youthmusictheatre For young talented singers, actors and dancers in yr 10 and above. Pro Corda Plus: Opera Leiston Abbey, Theberton, Leiston, Suffolk IP16 4TD t e w Contact Susan Singh, dir. Pro Corda Plus: Opera provides a truly unique artistic experience in the October half-term for all those who love perf, music and theatre. No audition is necessary. Together with preparing and starring in the final opera perf, participants will receive specialist classes in dance, comp and solo and ens inst tuition. All participants will prepare and take part in a fully staged w/shop presentation in Pro Corda s medieval Barn theatre. RARE Productions Unit 23, Herts Business Centre, Alexander Rd, London Colney, Hertfordshire AL2 1JG t e w Contact Andy Burton. We are an amateur youth musical theatre company for children and young areas from local areas aged Royal Opera House Youth Opera Company Royal Opera House, Bow St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD t w 50-strong group of diverse, talented children aged 9 13 yrs. They generally meet once a fortnight, at the Royal Opera House, for a full day of w/shops and rehearsals. Annual auditions are by invitation only. Scottish Opera Connect 39 Elmbank Cres, Glasgow G2 4PT t e w Connect is made up of two strands, Connect Chorus and Connect Orchestra, and is a truly unique programme which gives aspiring singers and musicians the chance to develop their knowledge, technique and skill. Shine Youth Music Theatre The Lighthouse Studios and Arts Centre, Neidpath Rd, Castlehill Industrial Estate, Carluke, Scotland ML8 5UF t ; ; e co.uk w co.uk Southampton Youth Opera Richard Taunton Sixth Form College, Hill Lane, Southampton SO15 5RL t e com w southamptonyouthopera.weebly. com Contact Paul Ainsworth, artistic dir. Formed in 2009 for two ad-hoc productions (Cosi Fan Tutte, Noye s Fludde) Southampton Youth Opera aims to introduce singers, actors and musicians from across the city to the world of opera. Led by a professional artistic team, SYOpera brings together young performers over an intensive two-wk rehearsal period to learn and explore operatic repertoire, from Monteverdi to Britten. Open to singers aged Spark Opera Company t e w Spark Opera is a little company with a big mission to make new opera, youth opera and community opera a reality in Northern Ireland. St Albans Youth Music Theatre Abbey Theatre, Westminster Lodge, Holywell Hill AL1 2DL t f e w St Albans Youth Music Theatre was established over 30 yrs ago to provide youngsters, aged between 10 and 19, with the opportunity to perform musicals. Since then the group has gone from strength to strength and has an enviable reputation for high quality youth theatre. Previous shows have inc Seussical, Bugsy Malone, Just So, The Hot Mikado, Pendragon, and The Wiz. Starlight Youth Music Theatre 16 Wellmeadow St, Paisley, Scotland PA1 2EE t e co.uk w com Bringing musical theatre training to young people in Paisley. Spaces are currently available for dedicated and 158 PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

159 Extracurricular hardworking theatre enthusiasts of school age. Stoke Youth Musical Theatre Company e w The Yorke Trust Summer Opera Grove Cottage, Southgate Rd, South Creake NR21 9PA t e w opera.html Every year the Yorke Trust runs a 3-wk summer opera course to provide exceptional young musicians with the opportunity for advanced study and perf. Whenever possible, promising musicians of school age are involved. Tread the Boards Youth Music Theatre 54a Addison Pl, Arbroath, Scotland DD11 2BA t e w Contact Brian Boardman, artistic dir. Aims: To provide a permanent youth music theatre in Dundee and the surrounding area. To encourage participation in musical theatre productions amongst youngsters aged 8, male or female in the region. W11 Opera for Young People 28 Porten Rd, London W14 0LQ t e w Contact Laura Banes. Opportunity for young people from all backgrounds to become involved in opera. Commissions new work (2012: Good Intentions by J. Philips and S. Christmas, 2013: The Fizz by M. Ward and P.Porter; 2014-revival Deep Waters by C. McDowall and C. Dickason; 2015: Eliza and the Swans by J.Barber and H. Gould). Entry requirements: Auditions open to all, commitment to rehearsal and perf schedule more important than voice training. Audition requirements: short unaccompanied song from memory, drama w/shop. Age range: 9 18 on 1 Sep. No of members: 70 90, depending on production. Wakefield Youth Music Theatre Theatre Royal Wakefield, Drury Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 2TE t e co.uk w Wakefield Youth Music Theatre is a company of young people who come together once or twice a yr to produce and perform a large scale musical for Theatre Royal Wakefield. They rehearse over a two wk period and perform the show up to 11 times. Places in the company are offered on a project by project basis and are subject to audition. Welsh National Opera Welsh National Opera, WMC, Bute Place CF10 5AL t e w www. wno.org.uk Contact Rhian Hutchings, Youth & Community Director. Opera isn t just something you experience from a seat. Opera is a living, breathing force. It s something to be a part of, something which can change your life. Welsh National Opera creates work with young people and communities because of our belief that opera can transform lives. Over each year we produced a range of projects with schools, communities and in partnership with other organisations. We also have a youth opera programme that runs throughout the year, working with young singers aged from 10 to 25. Find out more by visiting org.uktakepart. Welsh National Youth Opera Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Pl, Cardiff, Wales CF10 5AL t w WNO Youth Opera uses the expertise and skills of an international opera company to support the professional development of young performers and technical placements. Every two yrs a new youth opera ens is formed, and they spend the next yr preparing for a fully staged production. WOW Youth Musical Theatre Park St, Weymouth DT4 7DF w www. facebook.com/wowyouththeatre Contact Zoe Stockley, sec. Since 1982, Weymouth s awardwinning youth theatre group has been developing the confidence, teamwork and talent of year olds by performing musical theatre to a very high standard. Young Opera Venture 69 Grove Lane, Leeds LS6 4EQ t e w Contact Caroline Challis, Artistic Manager. The aim is to be able to offer professional opportunities to recently qualified singers, orch musicians, repetiteurs, directors, conductors, designers, technical staff and administrators. Youth Music Theatre Scotland The Arts Hub in the Postings, Hunter St, Kirkcaldy KY1 1HN t e w youthmusictheatrescotland. wordpress.com Contact Janet Robertson, creative dir. Youth Music Theatre Scotland is artistically led, offering opportunities to participate in, generate, and engage with, all forms of theatre and film involving music. The company works throughout Scotland and the N of England offering w/shops and skills building programmes alongside fully staged production projects. Every child is welcome to apply to join and we never audition to take part. Youth Music Theatre UK Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, King Street, London W6 0LT t e w Founded in 2003, YMT is the UK s leading music theatre company for young people aged Our principal aim is to provide the highest quality training for talented young actors, singers, musicians, dancers and theatre technicians. YMT courses also offer significant personal and educ benefits, developing confidence, self-esteem, team work, communication skills and professionalism. Extracurricular PARENT GUIDE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

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