WEEK ONE 29 July to 5 August

Alexander Technique and Chi Kung

Cappella Chamber Choir

Chamber Orchestra

Choral Workshop 1

Composers’ Workshop

Masterclass for Singers

Piano Accompaniment

Practical Conducting

Score Learning and General Musicianship

The World of Wind Chamber Music

Voices in Harmony

Wind Conducting

Wind Ensemble

WEEK TWO  5 to 12 August

Alexander Technique and Chi Kung

Art of Choral Direction

Choral Masterpieces Choral  Course

Choral Workshop 2

Journey Through Jazz

Lighter Side Choral  Course

Masterclass for Singers

Orchestral Conducting Course

Piano Course

Score Learning and General Musicianship

Symphony Orchestra

Enrolment terms and Enrolment Form

Daily Timetable and

General Information

School  & Location

and map



and Fees

Contact  details and brochure request



Week 1


A limited number of bursaries are available for gifted British musicians and provide up to 55% of full costs (tuition, accommodation and food) for participating students staying in dormitory accommodation. The number of awards is limited so we recommend that applicants also apply to other grant giving bodies in order not to be disappointed.


The Summer School wishes to make grateful acknowledgement to the following who have kindly donated student bursaries.


     British Association of Symphonic Wind Bands and Ensembles Education Trust

     The Broadwood Trust

     Sherborne Summer School of Music Stewards 2016

     The Cadbury Trust

     The Concord Partnership


Scholarships will be offered on each of the following courses.  


The George Hurst Conductors’ Course

The George Hurst Memorial Scholarship for a gifted young British Conductor


Masterclass for Singers – week 1

The Doreen Wedgwood Memorial Scholarship for a Young Singer     


Symphony Orchestra or Wind Ensemble

The John Thorpe Memorial Scholarship for a Brass player


Any of the courses that include string players

The Ruth Maguire Memorial Scholarship for a String player

Wind Ensemble

BASBWE will make two part-scholarships available to BASBWE members. Interested players should apply directly to: or via the BASBWE web site,