Easter Music Course

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Easter Music Course

Key information:

Course dates:
Mon 3 April - Thu 6 April 2023
Course times:
10am–4.30pm
Age:
8-14
Art form:
Music
Fees:
£425
Deadline:
5pm, Wednesday 29 March 2023
Level of study:
Short Courses & Summer Schools, Workshops & Saturday Centres (ages 4-18)
Mode of study:
In-person
When:
Easter

Course info

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  • Spaces are limited so early booking is encouraged.
  • Bookings will close at 5pm on Wednesday 29 March 2023 or when the course reaches full capacity.

Ages 8–14

Course Dates & Times

Monday 3 April – Thursday 6 April 2023
10am–4.30pm 

The end-of-course concert will take place on Thursday 6 April 2023.

About Easter Music Course

This unique and exciting course is for young instrumentalists playing any bowed string, wind, brass or percussion instrument. It is led by our lively team of expert Guildhall tutors, and aims to support young musicians to nurture their creativity and develop their skills in a friendly environment.

Who is the course for?

This course is for young musicians looking to gain some ensemble experience in a welcoming and supportive environment.

What can I expect?

With an emphasis on fun, participants will experience a wide range of music in different performance settings including orchestra, small ensembles, and choir.

The course culminates in an informal concert for friends and family to showcase the work they have developed during the course, including a piece of original music, which will be created as a group.

Do I need anything for the course?

Please bring your instrument and a pencil to the course.

Course Fee

£425

Participation Bursaries are available for this course. (Please note the application deadline for participation bursaries is 6 March 2023.)

"My son had a terrific time. He was engaged, relaxed and stimulated."

– Parent of participant on Easter Music Course, 2022

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  • Spaces are limited so early booking is encouraged.
  • Bookings will close at 5pm on Wednesday 29 March 2023 or when the course reaches full capacity.

Eligibility

  • For everyone aged 8 to 14.
  • ABRSM Grade 1 standard and above (or approx. one year's experience)
  • Participants must have sufficient English language skills to cope with course demands.
  • For all bowed strings, wind, brass and percussion instruments.
  • Unfortunately, the course cannot accept bookings for recorder, harp, piano, guitar, accordion or any type of amplified instruments. 

About the Course Tutor

This course is taught by tutors from Junior Guildhall, led by Spencer Down – Brass Coordinator at Junior Guildhall and Creative Director & Head of Music at Guildhall Young Artists King's Cross.

Spencer works with producers and promoters across all genres of music including classical, rock & pop, and film. He has been orchestral director for high profile events including concerts for Queen Elizabeth II in the ballroom at Buckingham Palace and the world premiere of Grammy award-winning singer Imogen Heap’s Love the Earth at the Royal Albert Hall.

He conducts studio sessions, recently conducting the orchestral sessions for a new Netflix Film at Air Studios. Honoured to be entrusted with Roy Budd's score to the 1925 classic silent film Phantom of the Opera, he conducted the premiere at London's Coliseum and subsequent performance at the Barbican.

In 2012 Spencer received the Freedom of the City of London for his services to music.

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