The Guildhall School of Music & Drama is expanding its summer school programme this year to include four new courses for young people and adults.
The summer schools – in Stage Lighting Skills, Scenic Art Skills, Creative Music Training and Essential Music Theory – sit outside the School’s core HE offering and are open to anyone who meets the criteria for the course.
The Stage Lighting Skills summer school offers a unique opportunity for primary and secondary school teachers, amateurs and school leavers to develop their stage lighting skills in a fun and friendly environment under the tuition of professional lighting designer Nick Peel, who has worked in the West End and for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
The Scenic Art Skills Summer School, led by Katy Slade, is aimed at primary and secondary school teachers, interior design painters, amateurs and school leavers to develop their scenic art skills in a supportive, fun and friendly environment.
Essential Music Theory is open to students aged 12 and over who are working towards the ABRSM or Trinity Guildhall Music Theory examinations, or anyone who is interested in improving their theory understanding. The summer school is led by Paul Whitmarsh and Matthew Kaner, who are experienced tutors of both Junior Guildhall and Guildhall School students.
Developed by the Barbican Centre and Guildhall School’s joint Creative Learning department, Creative Music Training offers musicians and educators the chance to develop and study collaborative workshop-leading skills and creative ways of communicating through music in diverse participatory contexts.
The four new summer schools join the Guildhall’s long-running and popular Jazz Summer School (for ages 12+) and Drama Summer School (for ages 18+), which draw on the School’s enviable resources and teaching staff to provide high quality non-HE training in a fun environment.