From Our Students

Listen to some of our students' work from Summer School 2019

Read the students' blog!

Each year, our students contribute to an online blog. You can read their thoughts on the week, find out what they get up to, and view photos from previous Summer Schools!

Visit the Summer School blog.

Quotes from past students

I really feel like my ears have been opened to more
contemporary music and techniques of writing for the voice. I definitely learned a lot in terms of what limiting my choice of instruments or even notes can mean for expressing creativity. I also really enjoyed life at the course and have made friends with many people who have the same musical interests as

Amy, 2018 student


I had an amazing week and learned so much that will be immensely useful for the
future, with my music A level and beyond.

Ed, 2018 student


It was incredible to meet so many like-minded young people as well as high-level
professionals,and hear the likes of Judith Weir  and Laura Bowler in person. It
must also be said that the chaperones,catering staff and all else on-site
really made the week run  smoothly.

Dominic, 2018 student

I’ve had an incredible time and have gained a huge amount of knowledge as well as
confidence as a composer.

Minnie, 2018 student

The environment was so warm and supportive that she really enjoyed
working with everyone there. I know this is just a beginning – but what an
incredible way to start!

Parent, 2018

Watch videos from our Summer School 2018 Film Group students

In this project

Are you a young composer from Wiltshire?

This year, Sound and Music is working with Wiltshire Music Connect to offer bursaries so that young people living or at school in Wiltshire can attend this year's Summer School. Contact us for more information!

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Support and celebrate the Sound and Music Summer School 2020 by making a donation.

With many thanks to the generous supporters of the Summer School

Radcliffe Trust logo


Foyle Foundation logo

Samuel Gardner Memorial Trust

D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

Lucille Graham Trust

Marchus Trust

Boris Karloff Charitable Foundation

Finzi Trust

Three Monkies Trust

You may also be interested in...

BBC Proms Inspire Young Composers' competitionVisit the BBC Proms Inspire website.

Go Compose Inspire Days & Masterclasses 

Alongside the main Summer School, this year we are also offering a series of online workshops and masterclasses open to young people not attending the week itself.

Held in the week before Summer School, our Go Compose Inspire Days (28th - 30th July 2020) are day-long online sessions are designed for young people with little to no experience of composing to explore songwriting, artist marketing, electronic music production and audio manipulation. You can find out more about these sessions here.

We will also be hosting a series of public, online masterclasses with external artists and organisations - watch this space for more details...


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