News: Celebrating 10 years of SaM Summer School

SaM Summer School
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Sound and Music in partnership with The Purcell School

SaM Summer School is turning ten!

In 2018 SaM Summer School will be celebrating its 10th Birthday, and you can join the party. 

Back in 2009, Sound and Music created its annual SaM Summer School - for young composers & creative musicians, hosted at the celebrated and world renowned The Purcell School for young musicians. 

Since then over 500 young composers, music creators & sound generators have been on our residency, for a unique week of experimentation, collaboration and learning. 

Over these 10 years they have created over 2000 minutes of new music and developed their individual and artistic skills, from composing for voice to film, and they have been guided on this journey by some of the best tutors in the UK, and an array of national and international visiting tutors. 

'The tutors were all so professional and treated us with so much respect.'

'They were so inspirational!' - SaM Alumni

During the course of this life-changing week each young person recieves over 60 hours of tutoring (more than on an A-level music course!) and with a staffing ratio of one tutor to every three pupils, we ensure each young person gains a breadth of experience, support and advice, whilst exploring their unique style. 

The week culminates in special live performances where their creations are played and realised by world class musicians. 

Changing lives forever  

‘Without this course I would never have realized that I could be a composer’ - SaM Alumni 

These young people go onto great things, with a large number of our alumni pursuing further musical and compositional education and creative careers. 

We know that whilst exploring and developing their creative skills, a week at SaM Summer School also helps to build young people's confidence and essential life skills for the future - alongside many new and life-long friends. 

>> You can find out all about this years SaM Summer School 2016 by visiting our blog here >>

Here now there next  

'One of the best things I've ever done in my life.' - SaM Alumni 

We are very excited to be preparing to celebrate our 10th birthday in 2018, with a host of special activities and events. 

But our key aim is that we want to support more young people than ever before, no matter what background they are from, and to challenge perceptions, and enable more young people to have this unique experience - for the next 10 years!!! 

How can you help 

You can help us to celebrate our BIG birthday and to become part of this story. 

Support the next generation of young composers by making a donation to our SaM Summer School appeal here >> 

And follow the action and help us spread the word, because #SaMs10  

And the future sounds great! 

In partnership with The Purcell School 

Supported by

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We also provide Steve Martland scholarships to our Summer School. To find out more: click here


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