Daily Timetable General Information

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Contact details & brochure request


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

Bursaries A limited number of bursaries are available for gifted British musicians and provide up to 55% of full costs (tuition, accommodation and food) for participating students staying in dormitory accommodation. The number of awards is limited so we recommend that applicants also apply to other grant giving bodies in order not to be disappointed.

The Summer School wishes to make grateful acknowledgement to the following who have kindly donated student bursaries.

     British Association of Symphonic Wind Bands and Ensembles Education Trust

     The Broadwood Trust

     Sherborne Summer School of Music Stewards 2018

     The Cadbury Trust

     The Concord Partnership


Scholarships will be offered on each of the following courses.   

The George Hurst Conductors’ Course

The George Hurst Memorial Scholarship for a gifted young British Conductor


Masterclass for Singers – week 1

The Doreen Wedgwood Memorial Scholarship for a Young Singer     


Symphony Orchestra or Wind Ensemble

The John Thorpe Memorial Scholarship for a Brass player


Any of the courses that include string players

The Ruth Maguire Memorial Scholarship for a String player

Wind Ensemble

BASBWE will make two part-scholarships available to BASBWE members. Interested players should apply directly to: chair@basbwe.org or via the BASBWE web site, www.basbwe.net


Procedure for applying for Scholarships and Bursaries

To apply for either a Scholarship or Bursary you should first enrol (paying your £100.00 deposit) in the course of your choice and for which you wish to obtain an award.  Your application should be accompanied by a written request for support explaining your reasons for the application.  Included with this should be two references - one from someone such as your teacher/tutor/head of department who can comment on your:

Ability, experience and potential;  General academic ability;  Practical skills;  Attitude to work and reliability; and your commitment.

and the second should be a general reference from someone who can give knowledgeable support for your circumstances.

Applications will be accepted until 1st April 2019. All requests will be considered by our Scholarships and Bursaries committee in May 2019 the results of which will be notified to all applicants by the end of that month.

Awards will be deducted from ‘fees due’ and where full scholarships have been awarded enrolment deposits will be refunded.