Summer School 2014

Date: 
Sunday 3 - Saturday 9 August 2014
Venue: 
Purcell School of Music
Produced by: 
Sound and Music

The Sound and Music Summer School is the only UK residential course of its kind for young composers and an inspiring and intensive week full of collaboration, fun, learning and creativity. 

Dates: Sunday 3 - Saturday 9 August 2014

Deadline for applications: Friday 4 April at 12 noon

Summer School gives young composers the opportunity to work with composers and musicians from a wide variety of musical traditions, from classical and jazz to world and new media.

From life-changing musical experiences to life-long friendships, there’s so much young people can get out of the course. We always look for young composers* with talent, a commitment to creating their own music and a desire to learn more. Importantly, however, we fundraise for bursaries to ensure admission to the course can be extended to every young person with the talent.

* By composer we mean anyone who creates their own original pieces of music. During the Summer School, participants need to be able to notate their pieces so that performers can play them, but notation can range from traditional western classical to chord charts and graphic scores to text instructions.

The Summer School gives you the chance to:

  • Meet and work with leading composers and musicians
  • Meet lots of other young composers
  • Create your own piece of music
  • Explore different styles and methods of composing and music-making
  • Have your music recorded and receive a CD afterwards
  • Bring your instrument to take part in creative sessions (it doesn’t matter how good a performer you are!)

 

Cost: The full cost is £395 for the week including all food, accommodation and activities.  We are determined that everyone who is accepted on the course should be able to attend regardless of their family's circumstances and have a means-tested grant scheme available.  Please contact us if you have any questions about this - we really do want to help you come and hae the most amazing week of music-making!

 

Video from the 2013 Summer School:

SAM Summer School 2013 FINAL from Sound and Music on Vimeo.

Audio from the 2013 Summer School:

Vocal Group compositions

Jazz Group compositions

Instrumental Group compositions

Instrumental and Cross-cultural compositions

Film Group: click here

 

 

Music from Duncan Chapman's Big Orchestra

 

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Apply for the Summer School 2014

Apply online: application form 

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Download the application form and equal opportunities form and send in to:

Judith Robinson
Sound and Music
3rd Floor, Somerset House
The Strand
London
WC2R 1LA 

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Read more

Sound and Music's Judith Robinson writes for the blog on 6 years of the Summer School and seeing young composers progress here.

 


Former Summer School attendee Sophie Sparks writes for the blog on starting out as a young composer here.

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