Summer Course 2019
Welcome to the Cotswold Music Tutors Summer Music Courses 2019.
There are 4 courses running concurrently, junior, senior, jazz and string starters. The courses are based at Marling School, Stroud, running from 9am til 5pm.
Students spend the mornings and late afternoons playing in a range of
ensembles, coached by an experienced team of fun and professional staff. There are full orchestral rehearsals, string and wind ensembles, chamber music and sectional work. Their work will culminate in 2 concerts – Thursday and Friday evenings 6:00-7:30pm approx.
Afternoons are spent with the welfare team, doing a range of fun organised non-musical activities, such as bowling, activity workshops, rounders, and of course Quidditch!
The courses are open to children aged 7-18.
• String Starters Course (mon 29th July–thurs 1st August)
This course is designed for string players up to grade 1 standard. Violins, violas, cellos and double bases all welcome. Children must have had a minimum of 10 lessons. Please note also that the minimum age for the courses is 7 years old. The course is an excellent way for children to begin to learn to play in a group. The emphasis is very much on confidence-building and lots of fun!
String Starters will perform in the concert on Thursday.
• Junior Music Course (mon 29th July–fri 2nd August)
This course is suitable for students from grade 1 to 4/5 standard. Students will explore a diverse range of music. There will be full orchestral rehearsals, as well as separate string and wind/brass ensembles. To enable the students to make the best possible progress throughout the week, they will also have sectional rehearsals, during which coaching staff can offer detailed help and guidance.
The course culminates in 1 concert, on Friday evening. The junior and senior courses combine for a massed item, to be performed in Friday’s Grand Finale Concert.
• Senior Music Course (mon 29th July–fri 2nd August)
This course is suited to students from grade 4/5 to 8+ standard. There will be full orchestral rehearsals, and separate string and wind/brass ensembles. To enable the students to make the best possible progress throughout the week, they will also have sectional rehearsals, during which coaching staff can offer detailed help and guidance. Students will also be grouped into chamber music ensembles – string quartets, trios, wind quintets, etc.
The course culminates in 2 concerts, one on Thursday, and the final orchestral concert on Friday evening. The junior and senior courses combine for a massed item, to be performed in Friday’s Grand Finale Concert.
• Jazz Course (mon 29th July–thurs 1st August)
The Jazz Course caters for those musicians who have grade 3 ability upwards. The course is open to those students who play Woodwind, Brass, Percussion and Piano. You will play a diverse range of music from Gershwin to Getz, Ella to Ellington. Students will have plenty of opportunities to increase and extend improvisation techniques. The 4 day course includes sessions in basic Melodic, Harmonic and Rhythmic Jazz composition. The course culminates in a showcase gig on Thursday.
NB Sibling discounts apply for all courses – book for more than one child and you will receive a further discount to the price, applied at checkout. Early bird discount available until 1st April 2019. Bookings will be taken after this date, but at original price.
A minibus service run by Glos Minibus Scheme is offered, from Cirencester, Gloucester, Cheltenham and Wotton. There is an additional small cost for the service. This service runs at the start and end of the day. The service will run subject to demand – a min of 4 students requesting the service. Please indicate on the booking form that you would like the minibus service.