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December, 2016
Musicstage: music summer schools

Welcome to Musicstage's summer schools listings. We publish detailed profiles of our partners' summer schools and holiday courses as well as links to a wider range of summer schools and courses in the UK, in Europe and around the world.

Featured summer schools

Summer schools and holiday courses in the UK

Aberystwyth MusicFest Summer School (2017 dates tba)
Abingdon Summer School for Solo Singers (2017 dates tba)
Academy of Contemporary Music Summer School (2017 dates tba)
AIMS International Music School (20-27 August 2017)
Allcomers Music – Experience Orkney Summer School (22-30 July 2017)
Amadeus Academy (16-22 July 2017)
Association of British Choral Directors Annual Convention (25-27 August 2017)
Association of Teachers of Singing Summer Conference 2017 (21–23 July 2017)

BIMM (British & Irish Modern Music Institute) Summer Schools (2017 dates tba)
Brass Band Summer School (2017 dates tba)
British Association of Barbershop Singers Harmony College (2017 dates tba)
British Kodály Academy Summer School (16-25 August 2017)

Cadenza International Summer Music School (2017 dates tba)
Cambridge Early Music Summer Schools (2017 dates tba)
Cambridge Holiday Orchestra (2016/7 dates tba)
Cambridge Violin Makers Violin Making and Bow Making Courses (2017 dates tba)
Celebrate Winter in Song (11 December 2016)
Centre for Young Musicians Summer Holiday Courses (2017 dates tba)
Ceolas Gaelic Music Summer School (2-7 July 2017)
Chalemie Summer School in Early Music, Dance, Period Costume Making and Commedia (1-6 April 2017)
Chamber Players (2017 dates tba)
Chetham's International Summer School for Pianists (17–29 August 2016, Manchester; piano, organ, harpsichord, duets, composition, theory, sight-reading)
CoMA MidWinter Composers Course (2-6 January 2017 dates)
CSSM (2017 dates tba)

Dalcroze UK Easter Course (2-5 April 2017)
Dartington International Summer School (four one-week courses, 29 July - 26 August 2017)
Dillington House Courses (various dates and courses)

East London Late Starters Orchestra Music Summer School for Strings (23-29 July 2017)
English Brass Academy Courses (2017 dates tba)
English Camerata International Chamber Music Summer School (2017 dates tba)
English Choral Experience (various course dates in 2017 dates)
Eton Choral Courses (2017 dates tba)
European String Teachers Association Summer School (2017 dates tba)

Fantasia Music School Summer Courses (2017 dates tba)
Flutes en Vacances Internatonal Student Summer Camp (27 July - 2 August 2017)

Gloucestershire Academy of Music Holiday Music Courses (various dates and courses)
Grand Union Orchestra Summer School (2017 dates tba)
Guildford School of Acting Musical Theatre Summer School (2017 dates tba)
Guildhall School of Music and Drama Music Summer Schools (2017 dates tba)

Harrogate Clarinet Summer School (20-24 August 2017 dates)
Harrogate Saxophone Summer School (20-24 August 2017 dates)
Harrogate Flute Kitchen (21-15 August 2017)
Harrogate Woodwind Café (21-25 August 2017)
Hawkwood College Courses (various dates and courses)
HF Holidays Music, Theatre & Festivals (various dates and holidays/courses)
Hindhead Music Centre Summer Courses (various courses, 20 July - 24 August 2017)
Holiday Music Courses (2017 dates tba)

Incorporated Association of Organists Music Festival (23-27 July 2017)
Ingenium Academy Summer School (17 July – 7 August 2017), Winchester; piano, saxophone,orchestra, chamber music, voice)
Institute of Contemporary Music Performance Summer Schools (2017 dates tba)
International Britten Music Course (2017 dates tba)
International Guitar Foundation Residential Summer School and Festival (2018 dates tba)

Jackdaws Music Education Trust (comprehensive range of courses throughout the year)
Jazz Academy (Winter Jazz: 27-30 Decemebr 2016; Spring Jazz: 10-13 April 2017); Summer Jazz: 13-19 August 2017)
Jersey International Masterclasses (2017 dates tba)

Kent Music Summer School (13-31 July 2017)
Knuston Hall (July & August, various courses thoughout the year)
KZR Music – The Rock Sessions (2017 dates tba)

Lake District Summer Music International Academy (29 July - 11 August 2017)
Language and Music for Life International Summer Music Course (Pre-course: 8-14 July 2017; Main course: 15-27 July 2017)
LCCM Summer Music Courses (2017 dates tba)
Leeds College of Music Summer Schools (2017 dates tba)
London Conducting Workshop (2017 dates tba)

Milton Abbey International Music Festival Summer School (2017 dates tba)
Morland Choristers Camp (2017 dates tba)
Music4People Summer School of Music (5-12 August 2017)
Music Makers Summer Music Courses (various dates and courses, 17 July - 25 August 2017)
Music Matters Choral Weekend (17-18 June 2017)
Musicale Holidays (2017 dates tba)
MusicWorks Summer Courses (2017 dates tba)

National Chamber Music Course (2017 dates tba)
National Children's Orchestras of Great Britain Courses (wide range of courses throughout the year)
National Youth Choir of Scotland Kodály Summer School (2017 dates tba)
National Youth Music Camps (30 July - 19 August 2017)
National Youth String Orchestra Seniors and Intermediate Courses (Easter and Summer Courses available, various dates)
Nelly Ben-Or Piano and Alexander Technique Courses (Piano Course: 3-8 January 2017; Summer Course: 19-24 JUly 2017)
NLMS Chamber Music Course (21-23 April 2017)
NLMS Music Summer School (12-19 August 2017)
NORVIS Early Music Summer School (29 July - 5 August 2017)

OperaCoast Summer Course (21-23 July 2017)
Orkney Composers' and Conductors' Courses (2017 dates tba)
Oundle for Organists (31 March - 2 April 2017 and 10-16 July 2017)
Oxenfoord International Summer School (22-30 July 2017)
Oxford Cello School (2017 dates tba)
Oxford Piano School (2017 dates tba)
Oxford Flute Summer School (2017 dates tba)
Oxford Philomusica Piano Festival and Summer Academy (2017 dates tba)

Piano Duet Weekends (2017 dates tba)
Point Blank Music School London Weekend Courses (various dates and courses)
Pro Corda Chamber Music Courses (wide range of courses thorughout the year)

Rehearsal Orchestra Weekend Courses (2017 dates tba)
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Summer Schools (various dates; comprehensive range of courses)
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Summer Schools (2017 dates tba)

Scottish International Flute Summer School (23-29 July 2017)
Scottish Schools Orchestra Trust Summer Course (10-15 July 2017)
Sing for Pleasure Summer School (12-20 August 2017)
SOAS World Music Summer School (2017 dates tba)
Sound and Music Summer School (2017 dates tba)
South West Festival Chorus Autumn School (2017 dates tba)
Stepping Notes Teacher Training Courses (various dates and courses)
Summer School for Pianists (2017 dates tba)
Summer's Cool (23-28 July 2017)

Tonalis Workshops and Courses (various dates and courses)
Tring Park Musical Theatre Summer Course (6-11 August 2017)

Uppingham School Young Musicians' Week (24-28 July 2017)

Variations Chamber Music Holidays (2017 dates tba)
Voces8 at Ardingley College (2017 dates tba)

William Bennett International Flute Summer School (2017 dates tba)
West Dean College Short Courses (various dates and courses)
Woodhouse Recorder Courses (2017 dates tba)
Workers Music Association 71st Summer School of Music (2017 dates tba)

Yorkshire Young Sinfonia Summer Course (14-19 August 2017)
Young Grittleton Summer School (2017 dates tba)

Summer schools and holiday courses in Europe


American Institute of Musical Studies Summer Programs (AIMS) (various courses, 3 July - 14 August 2017)
Austrian Master Classes (various dates and courses, July - August 2017)
Berwang Holiday Music Course (18 August - 1 September 2018)


Brussels Suzuki Association Music Workshop (10-15 July 2017)
Musica Mundi (2017 dates tba)


Naantali Music Festival (6-17 June 2017)


Cubertou Summer Courses for Adults (various dates and courses, 16 July - 9 September 2017)
Fontainebleu American Conservatory Summer Programme (2017 dates tba)
Zodiac Music Festival and Academy (2017 dates tba)


European Youth Music Week (2017 dates tba)
InterHarmony International Music Festival (1-13 August 2017)
Landesakademie Ochsenhausen (various dates and courses)
Saarburger Serenaden International Music Festival and School (2017 dates tba)
Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival Orchestral Academy (1-27 August 2017)
Stockhausen Courses in Kürten (July 29 - August 6 2017)
Summer Music in the Upper Nagold Valley (2017 dates tba)


Allcomers Music Strings in Greece (26 May - 4 June 2017)


Termonfechin Weekend Chamber Music Courses (12-14 May and 6-8 October 2017)


Keshet Eilon Summer Master Course (2017 dates tba)
Youth and Music Israel International Summer Camp (2017 dates tba)


InterHarmony International Music Festival (2017 dates tba)
Language and Music for Life Summer Course (7-19 August 2017)
London Conducting Workshop: Venice (2017 dates tba)


Orlando International Chamber Music Festival (10-20 August 2017)


Capella Duriensis 'Summer Singing' choral course (2017 dates tba)


EUROPAfest Summer Music Academy Sinaia (2017 dates tba)


Berklee College of Music: Valencia Summer Programs (2017 dates tba)


Academie de Musique Tibor Varga (2017 dates tba)

Summer schools and hollday courses in North America


The North America Brass Band Summer School (26 June - 7 July 2017)


Berklee Summer Programs (2017 dates tba)
Interlochen Summer Music Programs (wide range of courses and dates, June - September 2017)
NYO2 (program begins early July 2017)
Point Blank Music School Los Angeles (various dates and courses)