Daily Timetable General Information

Sherborne Town, Sherborne School and Map


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Enrolment details & Application Form



Week One  28 July to 4 August

BASBWE Wind Conducting Course

Cappella Chamber Choir

Chamber Orchestra

Composers’ Workshop

Masterclass for Singers 1

Piano Accompaniment

Practical Conducting

Voices in Harmony

Wind Ensemble

Week Two  4 to 11 August

A Journey Through Jazz

Art of Choral Direction

Choral Course

Lighter Side Choral Course

Masterclass for Singers 2

Piano Course

Symphony Orchestra

The George Hurst Orchestral Conducting Course

Weeks 1 & 2  extra curricular activities

Choral Workshops 1 and 2

Score Learning and General Musicianship skills

Early morning Chi Kung

Accommodation and Fees




Sherborne Summer School of Music was founded in 1952 as the Canford Summer School of Music, a name it retained for 52 years before relocating to Sherborne School in the pretty medieval market town of Sherborne in Dorset.

It is the ideal venue for adult musicians of all ages and abilities to meet in a friendly, supportive atmosphere where they can enhance their skills through the help of dedicated, internationally celebrated teachers and performers. Dating back as far as the 8th century, Sherborne School is full of musical potential; it is dominated by the magnificent  Sherborne Abbey and also boasts a state-of-the-art music school, a theatre, recital and concert halls and user-friendly rehearsal spaces.

To complement your hard work, an award winning catering team provides sumptuous meals, there is a spacious bar, various social activities and, during the two weeks, thirty concerts (Concertfest) given by both professionals and students.  

Sherborne Summer School moves you out of the real world and immerses you in the sheer pleasure of making music and socialising with other like-minded people. Singers, instrumentalists, conductors, composers and pianists all meet with the intention of participating in the luxury of one or two weeks’ dedicated musical indulgence! So why not join us - soak up the atmosphere, forge new friendships, play and sing beautiful music and hear breathtaking concerts and recitals in the most perfect musical setting.

Malcolm Binney

Director of Music

Malcolm Binney  

Director of Music

Maggie Barton Wilby  


Paul Vowles  

assistant director of music

Elizabeth French

assistant administrator

Karen Gedd  

orchestral manager

Peter Marsh  

concerts manager

Administrative offices

Sherborne Summer School of Music

PO Box 629


Surrey  RH9 8WQ

Telephone :

+44 (0) 1342 893963

Email : summermusicschool@btinternet.com


Administration and

Contact details

Summer School Location

28 July to 11 August 2019

Sherborne Summer School of Music

Sherborne School




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