Pro Corda offers a wide range of programmes and courses for talented young musicians. Pro Corda is lucky to have its own year round permanent home, Leiston Abbey in Suffolk, and the warm family environment there combined with the facilities of an international music school provide the perfect setting for young people to explore and learn creatively together in a safe and inspiring environment. The International Chamber Music Academy courses form Europe’s only age progressive series of residential chamber music courses for ages 5-18. Pro Corda also offers specialist courses for viola, cello and piano, alongside opera and chamber orchestra courses, and provides its students with prestigious performance opportunities at venues throughout the UK, including Wales Millenium Centre and Wigmore Hall.
The leading UK University for new music composers and performers
BA Music: Typical modules include Musicianship, Composition, Improvisation and Phonetics.
BA Sonic Arts: Typical modules include Sonic Arts Repertoire Studies, Advanced Computer Music and Emergent Multimedia Technologies.
BMus Musical Composition: Typical modules include Contrapuntal Composition, Composition for Soloists and Orchestral and Ensemble Composition.
Postgraduate Opportunities: Successful graduates may continue their studies on our MPhil/PhD research programme within the Centre for Contemporary Music Practice at Brunel.
OCA offers high quality HE open learning music courses in Composition and History/Context. All courses are externally validated and are available nationally and internationally.
The Composing Music courses are at 3 levels and of interest to musicians from all traditions including folk and jazz, as well as ‘classical’.
The music history and context course (From the Present to the Past) enables students to develop a deeper understanding of western classical music, its instruments, key composers and repertoire. It also provides a non-technical (and optional) introduction to music notation and theory.
Tel: 0800 7312116
The internationally renowned Carducci Quartet has recently joined a very strong Music Department at Dean Close School, Cheltenham, as its new Head of Strings. Other departmental highlights include performances of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto no. 2, Mozart’s Concerti for Flute & Violin, Verdi’s Requiem, Evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral, a choir tour to Vienna & Salzburg and a new CD ‘O Be Joyful’. The strong tradition of Oxbridge organ & choral awards continues to uphold the 100% pass rate at A level.
Tel: 01242 258044
We offer part-time day and evening music courses for adults, for complete beginners to the more advanced musician. From accordion to pop singing to samba bands, and absolutely everything in between, studying at Morley offers a unique opportunity to explore the world of music. Here you will find courses on wind, strings or brass, folk music, jazz singing, harpsichord and latin percussion, as well as classes on music theory and history. Music at Morley has a long and distinguished history, with accomplished composers, vocalists and instrumentalists among our list of previous and current tutors.
Tel: 020 7450 1889
A happy school of high academic attainment which understands the rich inter-relationship between the curricular, the co-curricular and the pastoral. Forest has an outstanding Music Department with excellent A Level and GCSE results - many pupils continuing to take up choral and organ scholarships at Oxford and Cambridge Universities and to study at Conservatoire after finishing school. More than 90 performance opportunities annually, ranging from lunchtime recitals to formal evening concerts giving pupils of all abilities the opportunity to gain experience on the concert stage. A generous number of Music Scholarships and Exhibitions are available at 11+ and 16+.
Tel: 020 8520 1744
Birmingham Conservatoire is a place where talent develops, individual creativity flourishes and successful careers begin – all against the backdrop of one of Europe’s great modern cities. With our roots in Birmingham School of Music, established 125 years ago in 1886, we continue to educate and train musicians, including our Junior Conservatoire, to the highest professional standards in solo performance, composition, chamber music, orchestral playing, vocal performance, music technology and jazz. The first UK music college to have an active research programme, established in 1993, we are now internationally recognised for research into composition and performance with live electronics.
Tel: 0121 331 5901
Independent Day School for Girls from 4 to 18 years
Queen's Gate School offers girls a friendly, supportive environment, where individuality is nurtured, academic standards are high and where a broad based curriculum ensures a well rounded education.
Please see our website for details of Open Events for 2013 entry to the Senior and Junior Schools.
For a prospectus, or to make a private visit to the School, please contact the Registrar, Miss Janette Micklewright, on +44 20 7594 4982 or email, email@example.com.
Based in central London, City Lit is the UK’s largest provider of part-time courses for adults, with government funding to keep fees low. Our music department was recently graded 'outstanding' by Ofsted inspectors and offers courses from beginner to professional levels in:
• Instrumental learning
• Jazz & popular music
• Ear training, harmony and musicianship
• Singing & piano (classical & contemporary)
• Music software & technology
• Composing & arranging
• Professional development
• Music appreciation
• Music Foundation & Access to Higher Education
Benslow Music, conveniently situated in the market town of Hitchin, thirty miles north of London, offers a wide range of some 160 short residential music courses for non-professional musicians of all ages and abilities, from beginners to near-professional level, throughout the year both during the week and at weekends. Its hand-picked tutors include some of the most famous names in the music business, while its hospitality and musical facilities are second to none and its gardens are outstandingly beautiful.
For those within easy travelling distance, there are also frequent world-class concerts, mainly but not exclusively of chamber music.
Tel: 01462 459446
For further details see www.benslowmusic.org
A co-educational 11-18 boarding school, Haileybury has earned an excellent reputation as one of the country’s most exciting senior school music departments. Girls and boys are welcomed at 11+, 13+ and 16+ and scholarships are available to pupils who are enthusiastic, passionate and dedicated to their music.
• Special support for talented musicians • IB, A Level and GCSE Music • Five choirs • Close harmony group • Choral society • Orchestras • Bands (including Wind and three Jazz Bands) • Thriving chamber music programme • Overseas music tours • Extensive programme of concerts in prestigious venues
For further information, please contact Director of Music, Quentin Thomas.
Tel: 01992 706264
City University London’s Centre for Music Studies is one of the UK’s leading university environments for the study of music. Students from around the world are taking our undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees.
STARTING SEPTEMBER 2012: • BMus Music
• MA Music
Specialist pathways in: Ethnomusicology; Performance; Composing Music for Moving Images
• MPhil/PhD Music
• Graduate employability
• Internationally excellent staff
• Top-class performance tuition*
• First-rate facilities
• Central London location
*private lessons with tutors from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama for qualifying students on the BMus Music and MA Music (Performance pathway)
Tel: +44 20 7040 8284
Established in 1974 we provide cover to anyone in the music or entertainment business.
• All Risk Insurance for Musical Intruments and Equipment.
• UK/UE or full worldwide cover. You can select to include or exclude thaft from vehicles. We offer reduced rates for Folk Musicians.
• Combined Equipment & Public Liability cover from £76.50 per year for individual musicians.
• Public Liability for bands/ Entertainers /DJ's on an annual basis or just one night.
• Public & Employers Liability for festivals /concerts & events /Summer Schools /Craft fairs.
• Business travel cover for musicians that includes cover whilst working.
• Bespoke scheme for recording studio's /rehearsal rooms.