Junior Jazz & Rock Week

Book now for Junior Jazz & Rock Week
students in jazz band

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:
Courses and Workshops for ages 4 – 18 | Short Courses and Summer Schools
Mode of study:
Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Course info

Book now for Junior 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 11–15

Course Dates & Times

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

About Junior Jazz & Rock Week

This one-week in-person course is ideal for instrumentalists and singers who want to develop their skills in jazz, rock and world music and feel inspired. The course will share in many of the activities of Jazz & Rock Week while providing a designated stream of activity for younger musicians. 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 11–15 with a passion for music. Whether you're a beginner or an aspiring professional
  • All abilities are welcome
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.

Our fun and supportive approach provides an ideal environment to learn and grow with like-minded young musicians.

There will be tutor concerts and 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.


"If you have a passion for music this place will inspire you even more. I loved it!"

– 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).


Book now for Junior 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.


  • For everyone aged 11–15.
  • Participants over the age of 15 should book onto Jazz & Rock Week.
  • Recommended standard - ABRSM grade 3+.  Auditions are not required.
  • Participants must have sufficient English language skills to cope with course demands.


Check-in: 4-6pm, Sunday 31 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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