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



An application form, to enrol either as a participant or an observer, may be found on this website or in our printed brochure. There is a registration fee of £100.00 (which is non-refundable unless the application is not accepted). The balance of fees will be payable upon acceptance and should be paid no later than 16 June 2017.  As no refunds can be made we recommend that you take out insurance to cover unforeseen circumstances. In special circumstances, applications may be considered after this date.

Students are requested to make payment by either Visa, Mastercard, Maestro,by cheque (drawn in Sterling on a British bank) or by bank transfer (please apply to the Summer School Office for bank details).  All cheques should be made payable to Sherborne Summer School of Music. Early application is recommended, as entries will be accepted in rotation, except in cases where balance must be taken into account.  We have a minimum student age limit of 18 years old.

Upon receipt of an application form, the Summer School Office will be in touch either by telephone, email or post, within five working days.

Conducting Courses’ Observers are able to enrol on any of our conductors’ courses taking an active part in elements of the course as detailed in each course description. Because of the ‘active involvement’ in these courses observers are expected to be at every session of the course throughout the week.


General Observers will be welcome to enrol each week for any or all of our courses other than the Composers’ Workshop course. General Observers can move between courses but will not participate in any of the activities other than those open to the whole school (e.g. Choral Workshops etc.). General Observers are expected to arrive at a course before the beginning of each session and not leave until after the end. They must not join the main body of the course and must refrain from conversation or any activity which will disturb the course includng photography, video recording and any form of sound recording.


Bursaries and Scholarships

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