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Explore your love for music with this essential guide to educational courses throughout the UK - whether you're looking to launch a new career or just want to indulge your passion.

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Rose Bruford College

BA (Hons) Opera Studies – Online Learning
This is the only online worldwide undergraduate programme, which focuses on all aspects of opera: composers, historic periods, libretto, singer, orchestra and conductor and director. It includes a practical module with classes in acting and vocal training in association with Associated Studios, London.

Online Learning is an ideal and flexible way of studying while working/bringing up a family as you are in charge of your study time. With the wealth of free online study material we provide, you can study when and where is best for you.

Entry points on the course are September 2014 or January 2015.

Tel: +44 (0) 208 308 2600

Royal Greenwich International Early Music Festival & Exhibition

Thursday 13 - Saturday 15 November 2014
Set in the stunning surroundings of the Old Royal Naval College - The world’s largest & most prestigious Early Music Fair takes place alongside concerts, masterclasses and makers’ demonstration recitals.

Concerts include:

I Fagiolini,
Brecon Baroque,
Emma Murphy with Ibi Aziz, Steven Devine and David Gould,
Trinity Laban Soloists and Baroque Orchestra with Adrian Butterfield, Director/Baroque Violin.

Masterclasses: with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and Pamela Thorby.

Exhibition: Transforming the magnificent Painted Hall and Queen Mary Undercroft into a vibrant market place, attracting over 100 instrument makers from around the globe.

Visit to download the festival flyer.


Old Royal Naval College


SE10 9NN

Tel: 01274 288100 or 0207 632 3960

The Juilliard School

The Juilliard School established this country's standard for education in the performing arts, beginning in 1905. Its alumni are among the most famous recitalists; orchestral, operatic, historical, and jazz musicians; dancers and choreographers; actors and playwrights; and administrators and teachers. The mission of The Juilliard School is to provide the highest caliber of artistic education for gifted musicians, dancers, and actors from around the world, so that they may achieve their fullest potential as artists, leaders, and global citizens. Currently, more than 800 young artists from 43 states (plus Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico) and 40 foreign countries attend Juilliard.

Branimir Slokar Academy Master Classes 2014

Master Classes within the BRANIMIR SLOKAR ACADEMY (BSA) offer active participant a perfect insight into music literature with the guidance of excellent musicians. This summer BSA will welcome 168 participants to 15 MASTER CLASSES to join their power and will with 110 members of the Orchestra Academy, 15 professors and 11 pianists – accompanists.

Apply now and work with internationally acclaimed musicians: Reinhold Friedrich, Klaus Arp, Emanuel Abbühl, François Benda, Gregory Ahss, Raymond Curfs, Latica Honda-Rosenberg, Gilad Karni, Martin Ostertag, Božo Paradžik, Felix Renggli, Carlo Colombo, Christian Lampert, Dany Bonvin and Eriko Takezawa. Join us from 13th July to 4th August in LJUBLJANA, the most beautiful city in the world!

Tel: 00386 (0)599 51 504

Dartington International Summer School 2014

A 3 week combined music festival and summer school directed by Nicholas Daniel, internationally acclaimed conductor and oboist, Dartington provides an opportunity for talented amateurs of all ages and abilities to mingle with professional musicians and composer at weekly master classes and workshops. With over fifty major courses spanning the whole of the western musical repertoire as well as music from other cultures from Viol Consorts and Early Brass, to Gospel Choir and Improvisation, this event offers great diversity.

Tutors for the 2014 summer school include Emma Kirkby, Paul McCreesh and the Gabrieli Consort, Richard Sisson and Richard Stilgoe, Andrew Watts, Maggie Cole, Fretwork, The City Musick, Sian Edwards, Lisa Beznosiuk, Louise Hopkins, Philip Dukes, Colin Matthews, Thomas Robertello, Chen Halevi, Christian Blackshaw and many more.


Dartington International Summer School, SpaceDartington Hall, Totnes, Devon  TQ9 6EN  

Tel: +44 (0)1803 847 080

Association of Teachers of Singing

AOTOS Teacher Training Course 2014

AOTOS offers the only opportunity in the UK to specialise in the particular art of singing teaching. Teaching can be quite isolating at times, but the Course gives time to network, reinforce information and develop new concepts to aid your teaching.

The training given is ideal for all singing teachers whether new to the profession, or those more experienced wishing to refresh their thinking.

The mentors are highly experienced, dedicated and sensitive teachers aim to facilitate your learning experience and share their skills in a professional manner. The Course includes individually-mentored teaching, repertoire, anatomy, alexander technique, exam preparation and business matters.

Tel: 07984 820592

School of Music and Fine Art at University of Kent

We offer students a range of innovative degrees in Music and Audio Arts, Fine Art and Creative Events. With a recognised excellence in teaching as well as a global reputation in research, the University of Kent is highly ranked by the Guardian University Guide 2014 as a UK Top 20 University. The School of Music and Fine Art’s multi-million pound Medway development is located within the award-winning Historic Dockyard Chatham, providing cutting edge state of the art facilities. Study one of our undergraduate, taught or research-based postgraduate music degree programmes: · BMus Music · BSc Music Technology · BMus Popular Music · MA Music Composition · MA Music Technology · MA Sound and Image

Tel: +44 (0)1634 888 980