This is the Intensive Musicianship for Performers Base Course, designed for specialist and professional musicians. Group size will be small to enable individual attention to students, and material will be tailored to challenge all participants. Each of the six days will be dedicated to a specific topic, explored through a combination of lecture, workshop, group work, and individual sessions. You will be guided in connecting what you learn to your own repertoire by Jenna Sherry (violinist, festival director, and teacher at School for Young Talent, Royal Conservatory in the Hague) and Prach Boondiskulchok (pianist, composer, and teacher at Royal College of Music Junior Department), alongside a group of mentors who are accomplished musicians. 

Time: Sun 26 – Fri 31 July 2020
9.00 – 13.00 BST (UK)
14.00 – 16.00 BST (UK)


Day 1: Sound, Spectrum, and Harmony
Day 2: Topics, Gesture, and Instrumentality
Day 3: Lines and Proportions
Day 4: Practising
Day 5: Performing: Past, Present, and Future
Day 6: Creating your own Artistic Project

Each day starts with a 1.5-2 hour Lecture and Workshop on the topic of the day. Each day’s in-depth exploration is interspersed with practical small group exercises designed to develop your understanding of the topic and sharpen your musicianship.

You will also spend 60-90 minutes each day with your Study Group. This will be led by a mentor, with the focus on working on your assignments and on applying new knowledge to your repertoire.

On three of the six days, we will be joined by world-renowned Guest Artists who will give a workshop/talk and answer your questions.

The rest of the day you are expected to practice and work on homework assignments on your own. Teachers and mentors will be available for Questions and Extra Guidance at the end of each day.