WEEK ONE  30 July to 6 August

Alexander Technique and Chi Kung

Cappella Chamber Choir

Chamber Orchestra

Choral Workshop 1

Composers’ Workshop

Masterclass for Singers

Mixed Chamber Music

Piano Accompaniment

Practical Conducting

Score Learning and General Musicianship

Wind Conducting

Wind Ensemble

WEEK TWO 6 to 13 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

Voices in Harmony

Enrolment terms and Enrolment Form

Daily Timetable and

General Information

School  & Location

and map



and Fees

Contact  details and brochure request



Score Learning and General Musicianship Skills                  

31 July to 12 August

John Longstaff

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.

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