Sherborne Summer School of Music

Founded in 1952, the Canford Summer School of Music was known as such for the next 52 years before relocating to Sherborne School in the pretty medieval market town of Sherborne in Dorset.

It is the ideal venue for adult musicians of all ages and abilities to meet in a friendly, supportive atmosphere where they can enhance their skills through the help of dedicated, internationally celebrated teachers and performers. Dating back as far as the 8th Century, Sherborne School is full of musical potential; it is dominated by the magnificent Sherborne Abbey and also boasts a state-of-the-art music school, a theatre, recital and concert halls and user-friendly rehearsal spaces.

To complement your hard work, an award winning catering team provides sumptuous meals, there is a spacious bar, various social activities and, during the two weeks, thirty concerts [Concertfest] given by both and professionals and students.



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6 to 13 August

Alexander Technique

Art of Choral Direction

Choral Masterpieces

Choral Workshop 2

Orchestral Conducting

Journey Through Jazz

Lighter Side Choral  Course

Masterclass for Singers

Piano Course

Score Learning

Symphony Orchestra

Voices in Harmony


30 July to 6 August

Alexander Technique

Cappella Chamber Choir

Chamber Orchestra

Choral Workshop 1

Composers’ Workshop

Masterclass for Singers

Mixed Chamber Music

Piano Accompaniment

Practical Conducting

Score Learning

Wind Conducting

Wind Ensemble

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