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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

Week 2


Mike Hall

A Journey Through Jazz will guide students through the essential features of the jazz idiom. Newcomers to jazz will find a sympathetic environment in which to take their first steps while more experienced students will be provided with challenging material and ideas to extend their existing improvisation skills.  

The course is centred on the rehearsal and performance of a number of jazz arrangements with each piece introducing a different musical style and relevant approach to improvisation. Theoretical and historical elements are introduced as and when

appropriate. A course concert will take place towards the end of the week. Participants should have a reasonable command of their instrument including a basic knowledge of major scales roughly equivalent to grades 4 - 5 classical or jazz, although no formal qualifications are required. It is stressed that no previous experience of improvisation is necessary and we particularly welcome musicians with classical skills wishing to explore jazz for the first time.

Mike Hall’s biography