Singers' Weekend: Jazz, Gospel & World Music

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Key information:

Course dates:
Sat 27 – Sun 28 July 2024
Course times:
10am–6pm
Age:
16+
Art form:
Music
Fees:
£260
Deadline:
Bookings will close at 5pm on Sunday 30 June 2024 or when the course reaches full capacity
Level of study:
Short Courses & Summer Schools (ages 18+) | Short Courses & Summer Schools, Workshops & Saturday Centres (under 18)
Mode of study:
In-person
Venue:
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
When:
Summer Schools (July–August) | Weekend Courses

Course info

Book Now
  • Spaces are limited so early booking is encouraged
  • Bookings will close at 5pm on Sunday 30 June 2024 or when the course reaches full capacity
  • Please note that accommodation in Sundial Court isn't available in 2024
  • For our Terms and Conditions, please click here

Ages 16+

Course Dates & Times

Saturday 27 – Sunday 28 July 2024
10am–6pm

About Singers' Weekend: Jazz, Gospel & World Music

This two-day course, led by Scott Stroman and Guildhall’s Jazz vocal team, focuses on jazz, gospel, and world 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 aged 16 and over 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.
  • There is no upper age limit on this course. We encourage and welcome participants from all ages 16 and over.
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).

‘The course is very good, well led by experienced musicians. The range of music and students is great and everyone is enthusiastic.’

– Participant on Singers’ Weekend, 2023

Course Fee

£260
Book Now
  • Spaces are limited so early booking is encouraged
  • Bookings will close at 5pm on Sunday 30 June 2024 or when the course reaches full capacity
  • Please note that accommodation in Sundial Court isn't available in 2024
  • For our Terms and Conditions, please click here

Eligibility

  • For everyone aged 16+. There is no upper age limit on this course. We encourage and welcome participants from all ages 16 and over.
  • Participants must have sufficient English language skills to cope with course demands.

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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