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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

Weeks 1 & 2

Score Learning and General Musicianship Skills     

John Longstaff

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.

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