Music Summer School 2020

It’s back! The Broadstone Music Series music summer school will take place on 22nd, 23rd & 24th July 2020 at Poole Grammar school, in conjunction with SoundStorm Music Agency.

For orchestral instrumentalists aged 10-18, (not sax, recorder, guitar or piano) young musicians will receive inspirational input from highly skilled professional musicians including the Halcyon quartet who will be resident this year and also expertise from invited visiting tutors from our affiliated organisation, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. As usual, it’ll all take place within a fun and sociable atmosphere, inspiring and musically enriching, with emphasis on small ensemble playing throughout the 3 days, musicianship classes and more.
There’ll be a showcase of work at the end of the 3 days.

If you or your children have participated before you’ll know just how much fun and knowledge is gleaned from this fantastic event, if not, trust us it’s a complete one off for students of music in this area and great bonds as well as great music making takes place.

Price: £100 for the 3 days.

We would prefer students to attend all 3 days as much of the work will lead towards a performance. If for some reason it is only possible to attend 1 or 2 days an exception may be granted but there will be limited room for this arrangement, however, and it will be on a discretionary basis.

We want to be able to allow as many young people as possible to have this opportunity. In the event of financial hardship, some assistance may be available from Soundstorm. Please contact us if you would like to apply for financial assistance.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: FRIDAY 26th JUNE (see change of date)

APRIL 27th .
WE ARE CONTINUING TO MONITOR THE COVID 19 SITUATION CLOSELY.
SOCIAL DISTANCING PERMITTING, IF THE SCHOOL IS ABLE TO GO AHEAD, WE WILL ADAPT ACCORDINGLY IN ORDER TO ABIDE BY GOVERNMENT INSTRUCTIONS. IF THE SCHOOL NEEDS TO BE CANCELLED YOU WILL BE REIMBURSED IN FULL.
WE WILL NOT IN ANY WAY PUT THE YOUNG MUSICIANS OR ANY OF OUR STAFF HEALTH AT RISK.

AS A RESULT, THE APPLICATION CLOSING DATE IS BEING MOVED TO FRIDAY 26th JUNE.

Please register your interest in taking part in the summer school here.

Feedback from previous summer school:-

My daughter, an oboist aged 15, wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. Each afternoon, she returned happy and tired – the best combination. New people and old friends, inspiring adults, plus a massive range of music to enjoy and to challenge. She says that it’s her sight-reading skills that have benefited the most; she covered more music in those 3 days than in months before! The other new element was the chance to play chamber music – itself very focused and exposed – with new people, with the immediate need to listen and trust.

What we as parents appreciated was the absolute commitment, passion, and also sense of fun in the staff who ran the summer school, both administratively and musically. The final concert was relaxed, and yet had a real sense of urgency and a desire to communicate all that they had managed to learn and play together in 3 days.

We are grateful for the help and support of Soundstorm Music Education Agency for this event.