WEEK ONE 30 July to 6 August
WEEK TWO 6 to 13 August
Score Learning and General Musicianship Skills
31 July to 12 August
Throughout the school’s two weeks, John Longstaff will be available to give private lessons n all aspects of score preparation, aural work and general musicianship. Either half-hour or one hour individual or group lessons will be available at a cost of £20.00 per half-hour, bookable through the Summer School office.
John Longstaff read music at Girton College, Cambridge and studied conducting with George Hurst, Edward Downes and Vilem Tausky. He came second in the 1988 Leeds Conductors Competition and since then has held full time positions at the Opera House in Kiel, Germany and with Northern Ballet. He has worked on projects with Sir Charles Mackerras, David Lloyd Jones, John Price-Jones and Ivor Bolton and is a sought-after composer, orchestrator, arranger and conducting teacher. His new children’s ballet, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, is going on national tour with Northern Ballet throughout the 2016-17 season. He is also Director of Music at St. Peter’s Church in Harrogate and was, until 2011, Artistic Director of the Sheffield Symphony Orchestra. He made his conducting début with English National Ballet in 2009 where he continues as a guest conductor.
Weeks 1 and 2