Junior Guildhall Music Course

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Key information:

Age:
8–18 (singers from mid-teens)
Art form:
Music
Deadline:
1 March 2024 for September 2024 entry
Level of study:
Short Courses & Summer Schools, Workshops & Saturday Centres (ages 4-18)
Mode of study:
In-person
Contact details:
junior@gsmd.ac.uk

About the Music Course

Junior Guildhall’s Music Course offers advanced training for young people between the ages of 8 to 18 (singers from mid-teens). This comprehensive programme is carefully designed to give students a balanced exposure to the discipline of music through individual instrumental lessons, chamber music, orchestras, choirs, workshop activity, classes and frequent performance opportunities.

An exciting curriculum, combined with the School’s modern facilities and professional staff, creates a unique environment for aspiring performers. With a timetable designed for their individual needs, students receive the type of considered personal attention from which young musicians thrive.

There are approximately 290 students who attend the Music Course, which runs from 8am to 6pm on Saturdays. All students receive an individually constructed timetable. There are compulsory activities and a number of optional classes and lessons (some at additional cost). The length of each student’s programme will, therefore, depend on the age group of the student and the number of optional activities chosen. 

Useful Information

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Finance and Funding

Guildhall is committed to ensuring that the cost of tuition should not deter you from applying. Find out more about the fees and funding options available.

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Visit Us

We welcome visitors on most Saturdays by arrangement and provide an individually tailored timetable to allow applicants to experience a typical day in the life of a Junior Guildhall student.

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Collaboration

Much of who we are and what we do is shaped by collaboration. We are always looking for ways to collaborate, and we have established a number of partnerships to enhance the Junior Guildhall student experience.

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Student Welfare

The well-being of our students is a prerequisite for their success. Staff are required to undertake regular safeguarding training, which is part of our safeguarding culture at Junior Guildhall.