Ensembles

Explore playing with accompaniment or with a group on our ensemble courses for wind and string instruments.
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  1. Baroque music on modern instruments

    Course Date: Fri 4 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore how to achieve a more 'authentic' sound when playing early music on modern instruments. This course covers interpretation of rhythm and ornaments, tone, embellishment, articulation and more. Tutor: [external website].
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  2. Chamber music ensembles

    Course Date: Thu 21 Sep 2017 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the pleasure of playing in small, mixed instrumental ensembles, one per part, in a wide variety of repertoire. For players at grade 6 or above with good sight-reading skills, who like to perform. Please contact the Music department to enrol. Tutor: [external website]

    Mid-term break: 27 October.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  3. Chamber music: intermediate

    Course Date: Tue 19 Sep 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to play in small, mixed instrumental ensembles with one player per part. You will need to be at least grade 3 standard and a confident music reader. Please contact the Music department to enrol. Tutor: Robert Puzey.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  4. Chamber music: introduction

    Course Date: Fri 14 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the pleasure of playing in small ensembles with varied instrumentation, with repertoire ranging from early to modern. For instrumentalists at Grade 3 standard or above who can read music confidently. Tutor: Robert Puzey.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  5. Build wind ensemble

    Course Date: Tue 19 Sep 2017 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the wonderful repertoire for mixed wind ensemble, developing your technical, musical and ensemble skills. You need to play at grade 5 standard or higher. Please contact the Music department to find out if there is a place for your instrument. Tutor: Karen Betley. Mid-term break: 25 October

    Contact the Music department [email protected] for advice about joining this course.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  6. Build wind ensemble: summer season

    Course Date: Tue 11 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the wonderful repertoire for mixed wind ensemble in an intensive workshop. You need to play an orchestral wind instrument at grade 5 standard or higher. Tutor: Karen Betley.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  7. Clarinet choir

    Course Date: Mon 17 Jul 2017 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Any clarinet from Eb piccolo to contrabass is welcome. We'll play a range of music specifically written for clarinet ensemble. For players from grade 4 standard to advanced. Tutor: Anthony Bailey

    Please contact the Music Department to advise which clarinet(s) you will be bringing.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £18.00

  8. Classical guitar ensemble

    Course Date: Sun 3 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For classical guitarists wanting to broaden their musical experience and skills by exploring the richness of the ensemble sound and repertoire. Suitable for intermediate to advanced players, who can read notation comfortably in first position. We aim to perform at the end of term.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  9. Come and play: Terry Riley's In C

    Course Date: Wed 9 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to play one of the most famous and accessible works of the 20th century. You will create a mesmerising texture that will transform your experience of music. Tutors: Edward Breen, Trish Shaw.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £12.00

  10. Orchestra workshop

    Course Date: Tue 18 Jul 2017 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fun, intensive workshop for players of orchestral instruments with good music reading skills. Please contact the music department for availability of places for your instrument. Tutors: Anthony Bailey (conductor) & Robert Puzey (leader).
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  11. Orchestra workshop: weekend

    Course Date: Sun 26 Nov 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A one-day weekend workshop for players of orchestral instruments with good music reading skills. Please contact the Music department for availability of places for your instrument.

    Tutors: Peter Crockford (conductor), Robert Puzey (Leader).
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £24.00

  12. Recorder consorts and ensemble

    Course Date: Wed 19 Jul 2017 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to play ensemble music for recorders, with repertoire ranging from early to present day. Suitable for recorder players who have been learning for at least a year and can read music. Tutor: Isobel Clarke.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  13. String ensemble

    Course Date: Sat 23 Sep 2017 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and play string repertoire in a friendly group, and develop your confidence in ensemble playing. Suitable for those who have been playing violin, viola, cello or double bass for at least a year. Tutor: Isobel Clarke.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  14. String ensemble: summer season

    Course Date: Sat 15 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to play in an ensemble in a fun and stimulating environment. For players of violin, viola, cello and double bass who have been learning for at least a year up to those at around grade 3 level. Tutor: Isobel Clarke.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  15. String quartets, trios and duos

    Course Date: Tue 19 Sep 2017 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the richly rewarding repertoire of chamber music for violin, viola and cello. You need to be at least grade 6 standard, with fluent sight reading skills. Please contact the Music department to enrol. Tutor: Mayda Narvey

    Course dates: 20 Sep, 4 Oct, 18 Oct, 1 Nov, 15 Nov, 29 Nov.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

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