Singers' Weekend: Jazz, Gospel & World Music

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Singers Weekend Zoom

Key information:

Course dates:
Sat 29 July – Sun 30 July 2023
Course times:
10am–6pm
Age:
16+
Art form:
Music
Fees:
£260
Deadline:
5pm, Sunday 9 July 2023
Level of study:
Short Courses & Summer Schools (ages 18+) | Short Courses & Summer Schools, Workshops & Saturday Centres (ages 4-18)
Mode of study:
In-person
Venue:
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
When:
Summer

Course info

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  • Spaces are limited so early booking is encouraged.
  • Bookings will close at 5pm on Sunday 9 July 2023 or when the course reaches full capacity.
  • Please note that accommodation in Sundial Court isn't available in 2023

Ages 16+

Course Dates & Times

Saturday 29 July – Sunday 30 July 2022
10am–6pm

About Singers' Weekend: Jazz, Gospel & World Music

Singers’ Weekend is a two-day in-person workshop, led by Scott Stroman and Guildhall's Jazz vocal team, focussing on jazz, gospel, world and popular music.  You will learn songs both as a large ensemble and in smaller vocal groups. There will also be an opportunity to perform individually should you wish to.

Who is the course for?

Anyone of any age from 16+ with a passion for singing. You do not need to be able to read music to attend, as all songs will be taught by ear.

What can I expect?

You can expect to learn a variety of songs whilst developing your stylistic, rhythmic and harmonic awareness. The course will cover techniques in using a microphone, movement and vocal exercises. The workshop will culminate in a recorded performance, which will be accompanied by a band on Sunday evening.

Do I need anything for the course?

If you own a microphone and cable, please bring it to the course (not essential).

“Wonderful. Both Scott and Brigitte were fabulously clear and concise. They made us all feel great about what we were doing and pushed us to be bigger and better.”

– Lara, Singers' Weekend, 2021

Course Fee

£260

Participation Bursaries are available for this course. (Please note the application deadline for participation bursaries is 12 June 2023.)

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  • Spaces are limited so early booking is encouraged.
  • Bookings will close at 5pm on Sunday 9 July 2023 or when the course reaches full capacity.
  • Please note that accommodation in Sundial Court isn't available in 2023

Eligibility

About the Course Tutor

The course is directed by Scott Stroman, and taught by an experienced team of world-class jazz teachers from Guildhall and beyond.

Scott has been a Professor in the Jazz Department at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama since 1983. He was made a Fellow of the Guildhall School in 1988. He has won the BBC Big Band Contest six times and made four albums as director of the Guildhall Jazz Band, and teaches jazz composition, arranging and performance.

He has led hundreds of courses and workshops in improvisation, performance, singing, world music, and conducting throughout the UK and Europe. He was music director for the Globe Music Exchange and director of the African and Gospel Music Workshop at the Dartington International Summer School, and is artistic adviser to the Escuela de Musica Municipal in La Coruña, Spain. His work has been featured on radio and television.

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