Jazz & Rock Week

Book now for Jazz & Rock Week
Man playing saxophone onstage

Key information:

Course dates:
Mon 1–Fri 5 August 2022
Course times:
10am–5.30pm, BST (UTC+1)
Art form:
Fees with accommodation:
9am, Friday 8 July 2022
Level of study:
Short Courses and Summer Schools
Mode of study:
Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Course info

Book now for Jazz & Rock Week

  • Spaces are limited so early booking is encouraged.
  • The deadline for bookings is 9am on Friday 8 July 2022.
  • We are currently at capacity for drummers/percussionists.

Ages 16+

Course Dates & Times

Monday 1–Friday 5 August 2022
10am–5.30pm daily, BST (UTC+1)
Schedule to be confirmed nearer the course date. The course will include optional evening activities.
Final concert: 6–8pm (timings to be confirmed), Friday 5 August 2022

About Jazz & Rock Week

This one-week in-person course, which is now in its 37th year, is ideal for instrumentalists and singers who want to develop their skills in jazz, rock and world music and feel inspired. The course will be directed by Guildhall School Jazz department’s professor Scott Stroman, alongside professional musicians and expert teachers from the School. 

Who is the course for?

Anyone aged 16+ with a passion for music. Whether you’re a beginner or an aspiring professional, all abilities are welcome. Classes and groups will be allocated by participant ability.

What can I expect?

A friendly and vibrant week, consisting of instrumental and vocal workshops, jazz combos, rock bands, big bands, vocal groups, rhythm workshops, harmony and improvisation classes and recording opportunities.

There will be tutor concerts and the Club, which is an opportunity for participants to perform for each other during the week. These will take place after the course ends each day and are optional to attend.

“Wonderful experience. Absolutely astounding standard of teaching."

– Zee, participant on Jazz & Rock Week, 2021

Course Fee

Course fee: £525
Course fee + Bed, Breakfast & Dinner: £1035

Participation Bursaries are available for this course. (Please note the application deadline for participation bursaries is 13 June 2022).

Singers' Weekend/Jazz & Rock Week Package
Book for Singers' Weekend (ages 16+) and Jazz & Rock Week and save £80.
Dates: Saturday 30 July–Friday 5 August 2022

Discounted course fee: £695 (for both courses)
Discounted course fee + Bed, Breakfast & Dinner: £1375

Click here to book the package discount


Book now for Jazz & Rock Week 

  • Spaces are limited so early booking is encouraged.
  • The deadline for bookings is 9am on Friday 8 July 2022.
  • We are currently at capacity for drummers/percussionists.



Check-in: 4-6pm, Sunday 31 July 2022
Check-out: 10am, Saturday 6 August 2022

Package with Singers' Weekend:

Check-in: 4-6pm, Friday 29 July 2022
Check-out: 10am, Saturday 6 August 2022

Accommodation is located in Sundial Court, the School's student halls of residence. Rooms will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Should we not be able to facilitate your booking, you will be notified via email and a full refund will be issued.

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.

He has directed and presented many combined performance and education series and programmes on the music of Bach, Haydn, Dvorak, Stravinsky, Bartok, John Adams, Lutoslawski, Duke Ellington, Gil Evans, gospel music, African music, Brazilian music and that of many other traditions and composers.

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