The sixth Grand Union annual residential Summer School will take place in the wonderfully spacious Writtle University College and its idyllic surroundings, near Chelmsford in Essex. It will run for four days, beginning lunchtime Monday July 30th, and concluding on Thursday afternoon August 2nd with a concert of the work created during the course.

The course will be led by musicians from the Grand Union Orchestra. They represent all the world’s major musical traditions, into which they were born and bred; internationally-fêted performers in their own right, they are also great communicators and charismatic workshop leaders.

The course is open to young musicians aged 12 to 21 who wish to learn more about world music techniques first-hand from experts, and develop their creative and improvisational skills. Players of non-European instruments are especially welcome, and we also encourage multi-instrumentalists.

Full board and lodging are provided – breakfast, lunch and dinner, and accommodation in single rooms. The cost will be £240 (£180 if booked before the end of May); bursaries and a limited number of non-residential places may be available.

What’s in it for me?

Work alongside leading professional musicians
Learn about world music, first hand, from experts
Discover new instruments and develop improvisation skills
Meet and create with like-minded young musicians and make new friends
Take part in a public concert featuring music created in the workshops

Who’s it for?

Young musicians of secondary school age and up (12-21) interested in learning about music from other parts of the world, and/or who play a non-European instrument.

How do I apply?

Click here to apply online.

For further information, please contact Nadia Nervo, or go to the Grand Union website
Telephone: 0208 9811551
Email: Send email
Organisation: Grand Union Orchestra
Ages: Teenagers (13-17), Adults (18+)
Location: Essex, Eastern (Map)
Accommodation: yes
Categories: Music
Music > Ensembles
Music > Instrumental Music
Keywords:   asian   concert   improvisations   instrumental   jazz   latin   music writing   non european music   percussion   performance   south america   workshops   world music   youth orchestra   music
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