Music Theory: Grade 6

Develop your understanding of musical language by learning to write four-part harmony, harmonise and write diatonic melodies, modulate, and analyse scores (harmony, melodic decoration, phrase structure, performance instructions, stylistic implications). … Read More

Handel London Operas 1

Study the cultural history, plots and structure of Handel’s Italian operas written for London audiences between 1720 and 1728. Learn about recitative, aria-types and discover the stories behind these great works. … Read More

Music Theory: Grade 4

Study more complex musical language including duplets, double-dotted rhythms, alto clef, double sharps/flats, the concept of enharmonic equivalence, and recognising and writing common triads. Learn the technical names for scale degrees, and standard ornaments and instruments.… Read More

Music Theory: Grade 7

Learn more complex elements of music: figured bass, melodic and harmonic decoration, writing for instrument or voice with given accompaniment, and score analysis of harmonic and phrase structure, style, performance and directions. … Read More

The Septenary Foundation

The inaugural Septenary Foundation Historical Performance Research Seminars. These sessions aim to provide a platform for independent performer-researchers to present their work in return for a modest concert-type fee, and are supported by the Septenary Foundation and Music & Letters.… Read More

The City Musick

Explore the rich and varied repertoire of musicians from court and city in the late 16th and early 17th centuries, for wind and brass instruments: cornett, sackbut, shawm, dulcian, recorder and crumhorn. Music will come from the part books associated … Read MoreRead More

Hurdy Gurdy Weekend

Guaranteed to be one of Halsway’s noisiest weekends, this popular Hurdy-Gurdy takeover is a brilliant opportunity to get together with some of the best of Europe’s players in an intensive learning weekend of masterclasses, workshops, sessions and a Saturday night … Read MoreRead More

Viol Consorts Workshop

This weekend will fill Hawkwood with beautiful music, with expert coaching throughout. Primarily for pre-formed consorts, individuals will be accepted on condition that a compatible group can be formed. There will be the opportunity to work from facsimile music on … Read MoreRead More

Dorset Bach Cantata Club

The Dorset Bach Cantata Club meets for three weekends each year at Sturminster Newton High School. The Club provides a unique opportunity for amateur choral singers to study, rehearse and perform these inspiring, deeply spiritual, joyous works. *** Cantata BWV 45: Es ist … Read MoreRead More

Viol Consort Music

This course is intended for intermediate and advanced players of treble, tenor or bass viols, who are confident in sight reading and playing one-to-a-part. 17th Century English music will form the main area of study.… Read More

Baroque Dance Workshop

The workshop will be for Improvers, Intermediate and Advanced levels, and attendance is possible either for the whole weekend or just on Saturday. Saturday venue:Claverton Down Community Hall, Bath, BA2 6DT Saturday evening & Sunday venue:Monkton Combe Village Hall, Bath, … Read MoreRead More

Recorder Weekend

Work with one of the foremost teachers and performers of this instrument to explore the vibrant and varied world of the recorder; solo and consort, ancient and modern. Anna Stegmann, a Royal Academy professor, will offer individual coaching in a … Read MoreRead More

Violin Making

The violin making workshops are extremely popular at Halsway Manor; some of the participants have been coming back year after year. The workshop gives maximum continuous time at the workbench supported by Neville Gardner, who has been teaching violin making … Read MoreRead More

Rondo Viol Academy

This course is designed as a stepping stone between the Elementary and  Intermediate courses. There are technique sessions, a few set pieces to study together, and friendly, relaxed consort playing. There will be plenty of help and advice with things … Read MoreRead More

Dorset Bach Cantata Club

The Dorset Bach Cantata Club meets for three weekends each year at Sturminster Newton High School. The Club provides a unique opportunity for amateur choral singers to study, rehearse and perform these inspiring, deeply spiritual, joyous works. *** Cantata BWV 11: Lobet Gott … Read MoreRead More

Rondo Viol Academy

These courses are for anyone who considers themselves to be of an intermediate or upper intermediate standard and would like to improve both their individual technique and consort playing experience. We will look at the set repertoire, covering choices of … Read MoreRead More

Violin Making

The violin making workshops are extremely popular at Halsway Manor; some of the participants have been coming back year after year. The workshop gives maximum continuous time at the workbench supported by Neville Gardner, who has been teaching violin making … Read MoreRead More

Stylish Baroque

A baroque chamber music course at A415, predominantly for pre-formed groups although we welcome applications from individual players and will do our best to put together coherent ensembles. Theresa (violin) and Alastair (harpsichord), bring their wealth of knowledge to encourage … Read MoreRead More

Choral Experience Weekend

Enjoy a life-enhancing weekend traversing the vast landscapes of one of Classical music’s greatest creations. Gavin Carr will bring his trademark humour, passion and insight to this journey into Bach’s extraordinary world, so full of thrilling grandeur and achingly beautiful … Read MoreRead More

HISS 2019

The 9th international summer school will take place 12-16 August once again at Bishop Burton College, near Beverley, East Yorkshire. We will feature the same range of classes for winds, cornetts & sackbuts, baroque strings, lutes and other plucked strings, … Read MoreRead More

Cambridge Early Music Summer School

Les Cris de Paris: ​​The Sounds of Court & City in 16th-century France THE COURTIERS OF GRACE ​Gawain Glenton course director & cornetto, Clare Wilkinson voice, Uri Smilansky viols & recorders, ​Jacob Heringman lutes, Catherine Motuz improvisation & sackbut, William Lyons flutes, recorders, reeds & pipes   … Read MoreRead More

Cambridge Early Music Summer School

Paris versus Versailles: Marc-Antoine Charpentier & his Court Rivals THE PARLEY OF INSTRUMENTS Peter Holman course director & continuo, Judy Tarling upper strings, Mark Caudle lower strings, Gail Hennessy woodwind and Philip Thorby voices   Applications are invited from proficient singers and confident players of gut-strung … Read MoreRead More

NORVIS XLIX

NORVIS, founded in 1971 by Layton and Christine Ring Recorder tutors: Oonagh Lee, Chris Orton, Jane Rumney and Mary Tyers. Other tutors: Elizabeth Dodd, Alison Kinder, Susanna Pell and Jacqui Robertson-Wade (viols), Andrew Fowler (singing), Michael Williamson (baroque strings), Martin … Read MoreRead More

Ludlow Summer School

A course for singers and instrumentalistsled by Gabriel Crouch and David Hatcher The Ludlow Summer School is a combination of specialist coaching, informal festival and musical holiday. It is open to experienced choral singers and early instrumentalists of all ages … Read MoreRead More