Week One 28 July to 4 August
Week Two 4 to 11 August
Weeks 1 & 2 extra curricular activities
Weeks 1 & 2
Score Learning and General Musicianship Skills
Throughout both weeks, John Longstaff will be available to give private lessons in all aspects of score preparation, aural work and general musicianship.
Either half-hour or one hour individual or group lessons will be available at a cost of £20.00 per half-hour, bookable through the Summer School office.
John Longstaff read music at Girton College, Cambridge and studied conducting with George Hurst, Edward Downes and Vilem Tausky. He came second in the 1988 Leeds Conductors Competition and since then has held full time positions at the Opera House in Kiel, Germany and with Northern Ballet. He has worked on projects with Sir Charles Mackerras, David Lloyd Jones, John Price-Jones, Ivor Bolton and Richard Bonynge and is a sought-after composer, orchestrator,
arranger and conducting teacher. His new
children’s ballet Goldilocks and the Three
Bears has recently been seen on Cbeebies
television and on national tour with Northern
Ballet. He is also Director of Music at St.
Peter’s Church in Harrogate and was until
2011 Artistic Director of the Sheffield
He made his conducting début with English National Ballet in 2009 where he continues as a guest conductor.