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Hairspray - Summer School - 2nd August to 14th August (Gold)
Exceptional Summer Schools
Craig Revel Horwood is a renowned Musical Theatre Director & Professional Actor/Choreographer. He now offers professional Summer Schools and courses to all youngsters 5 yrs to 25yrs - HAIRSPRAY
Category: Performing Arts
Performing Arts > Musical Theatre
Performing Arts > Acting
Ages: Young children (up to 12), Teenagers (13-17), Adults (18+)
Location: Buckinghamshire, South East
Now at EASTBOURNE COLLEGE, Sussex. Classes for SOLO SINGERS (for young aspiring professionals & solo singers of all ages), CHORAL SINGERS and STUDENT PIANISTS from 22nd August to 29th August 2010.
Category: Music > Vocal Music > Solo Singing
Music > Vocal Music > Ensemble Singing > Choral Music
Music > Piano Accompanists
Ages: Adults (18+)
Location: East Sussex, South East
Music and dance scheme
Access to Excellence
"The aim of the scheme is to help identify, and assist, children with exceptional potential, regardless of their personal circumstances, to benefit from world-class specialist training as part of a broad and balanced education, which will enable them, if they choose, to proceed towards self-sustaining careers in music and dance." - Music and Dance Scheme Advisory Group's Report 2000/01
Do you know a child with a special talent in music or dance?
Would he or she benefit from special training?
Would they need help with the costs of their training?
If you answered yes to all these questions, you have come to the right place.
The Department's Music and Dance Scheme currently enables around 2,000 exceptionally talented children to have access to the best specialist music and dance training available alongside a good academic education. Some 900 of those children hold Aided Places in the participating residential schools and the rest are attending Centres for Advanced Training (CATs) and benefiting from the national grants scheme so that they can gain access locally to high quality, out of school hours training. The Music and Dance Scheme also supports choir schools in their work and provides a limited number of scholarships for talented young Choristers attending them. This website gives information about the music and dance scheme, which schools and centres participate in it, how to apply for a place, and about recent and future developments.
Please also visit the Foundations for Excellence website for more information, Music and Dance Scheme news and events, and a range of resources to help talented young musicians and dancers achieve their very best.
London’s Centre for Young Musicians
Foundation for Young Musicians,
Centre for Young Musicians – Stephen Dagg (Director), CYM, Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HT Tel: 020 7928 3844 Fax: 020 7928 3454
Junior Departments of Music Conservatoires
Birmingham Conservatoire Junior School,
Tel: 0121 331 5905
Junior RNCM, Royal Northern College of Music,
Tel:0161 907 5264
Junior Academy, Royal Academy of Music,
Tel: 020 7873 7380
Junior Department, Royal College of Music,
Tel: 020 7591 4334
Junior Trinity, Trinity College of Music,
Tel: 020 8305 4328
Junior Guildhall, Guildhall School of Music and Drama,
Tel 020 7382 7160
There are also separate Junior Departments at
Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
Tel: 0141 332 4101
Secretary to the Junior Academy (Angela Scott)
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Tel: 029 2039 1365
These do not offer national grants at the present time.
If you have more questions about the new national grants please contact the centre concerned in the first instance, or you can contact us at
DCSF Music and Dance Team
Tel: 01325 391150
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Drama Summer School
The Guildhall School of Music & Drama is one of the world's leading conservatoires. Former acting students include Dame Eileen Atkins, Orlando Bloom, Daniel Craig, Daniel Evans, Joseph Fiennes, Rhys Ifans, Sarah Lancashire, Damian Lewis, Alistair McGowan, Ewan McGregor, Ben Miles, Fay Ripley, Clive Rowe, Simon Russell Beale, David Thewlis and Dominic West. The School maintains its high standards through the expertise of its tutors and directors, who have strong links with the profession.
Head of Junior Music Courses
Head of Junior Guildhall
Professor Barry Ife, CBE FKS HonFRAM
tel: 020 7382 7160
Residencies usually lead to major performances in the Aldeburgh Festival or during our year-round performance programme, or culminate in informal showcases of work-in-progress.
For more information please contact Jo Seifert, Artist Development Co-ordinator, on 01728 687156 or email email@example.com.Aldeburgh Residencies are supported by Arts Council England
Part of a national network of centres for advanced music training, Aldeburgh Young Musicians is primarily aimed at those living in the Eastern region (Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk), although a number of places will be made available for national and international students.
It doesn’t matter what type of music you like or what instrument you play: if you have passion and if music is your life then Aldeburgh Young Musicians is for you.Closing date for new applications: 15 February 2010
If you are aged 8-18 years and can demonstrate exceptional talent and potential, Aldeburgh Young Musicians offers the perfect springboard for you to take your music to a new level.
Join us and create your own programme of intensive weekends and residential holiday courses, access expert professional advice and mentoring, meet like-minded young artists and much more. Courses usually lead to performances as part of Aldeburgh Music’s year-round programme of events, and are led by professional artists and specialists in classical, jazz and world music plus composition, chamber music and the use of technology.
Through the Music & Dance Scheme, Aldeburgh Young Musicians can also gain access to National Grants and other financial sources, bringing the best within everyone’s reach.
Below are details of further funding sources that Aldeburgh Young Musicians may be able to access. This is not an exhaustive list and you may want to carry out your own research. A good place to start is the Musicians Benevolent Fund, which supplies advice on funding opportunities through its online funding wizard. It is also worth exploring charitable Trusts and Foundations. Information can be found in your local library or online, for example at www.charitiesdirect.com. You may also wish to approach your local school as some maintain their own trusts.
AWARDS FOR YOUNG MUSICIA
Awards for Young Musicians support outstanding young instrumentalists making music in any genre. Awards of between £200 and £2,000 are made annually to outstanding young instrumentalists between the ages of 5 and 18, towards the cost of music tuition and for instrument purchase/hire.
Applicants must provide evidence that they have reached distinction level in their last music exam, a reference from a music teacher, and evidence of financial need. Application forms are available from September each year for costs occurring in the following financial year; the closing date for applications is usually around March or April and awards are made in May.
Contact: Hester Cockcroft (Director)
Awards for Young Musicians, PO Box 2754, Bristol BS4 9DA
Tel: 0117 9049906, website
MISS E B WRIGHTSON'S CHARITABLE TRUST
Miss E B Wrightson had a passionate belief in encouraging and promoting talent amongst young musicians and for recreational charitable objects. Priority is given to those showing promise and commitment in financially and/or socially difficult circumstances, aged between 8 and 18. Scales of assistance vary according to circumstances and requirement. To date, distributions have ranged between £100 and £1,500. Grants can be made either as 'one-offs' or reviewable annually for a specified period of time. The Trustees normally consider applications quarterly, and applications should be made in writing.
Contact: Mrs Norah Hickman
Swangles Farm, Cold Christmas, Herts SG12 7SP
Instrumental soloists between the ages of 15 and 20 who are resident in the UK may apply for a junior award at any time of the year. Applicants must have demonstrated both exceptional talent and achievement, and can receive financial assistance towards travelling expenses to attend competitions, masterclasses and specific assistance in the case of hardship.
Hattori Foundation, 7 Exton Street, London SE1 8UE
Tel. 0207 620 3053, website
THE MUSIC FOUNDATION
The Music Foundation is a private grant making and funding organisation. The Foundation is focused on the specific needs of young solo musicians. In particular, the Music Foundation provides funding for suitable instruments, tuition, travel, accommodation, education, materials and concerts. The Music Foundation has a strong preference for British applicants under the age of 18, who can demonstrate exceptional musicianship and instrumental ability. The applicants must demonstrate that they are in a recognised education programme, and must show that they do not have the financial resources to achieve their objective nor can they access alternative financial support from the government, local authorities, or other independent funding institutions
The Music Foundation
Arbuthnot House, 20 Ropemaker Street, London EC2Y 9AR
Tel. 0207 012 2500, website
MBF YOUNG TALENT AWARDS
The MBF Young Talent Awards are an important source of funding for instrumentalists and are made to those with a high level of musical achievement where there is financial need.
Awards are offered to those who will be under 18 years of age on 1 September in the year of application towards one of the following: 1) the cost of buying an instrument, 2) music lessons with a private teacher, 3) fees for a Saturday music centre, or 4) travel expenses to attend a Saturday music centre.Awards are also offered to those who are aged 18 and about to enter their first year at university or college. Applications from 18 year olds can only be made for instrument purchase. Applicants should be British or Irish or have been resident in the UK or Ireland for at least 3 years on the closing date of Friday 12 June 2009.
Contact: Susan Dolton, Director of Education and Professional DevelopmentMBF Young Talent Awards, 7-11 Britannia Street, London WC1X 9JS
Tel. 0207 239 9100, website
Aldeburgh Young Musicians is supported by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF). Through the DCSF, financial assistance may be available through the National Grants SchemThe grants, up to a maximum of £3,375 (2008), are based on relevant income and are means tested. Surplus grant money can be put towards other music expenses, such as individual tuition fees.
Please contact us for more information about bursaries and fees, or see below for details of further funding sources. It is our aim to accommodate all young musicians of exceptional talent, regardless of their ability to pay.Application is through an audition process. Through performance, rehearsal techniques, musical awareness, aural perception and interview, successful candidates will demonstrate not only exceptional musical talent and commitment, but also clear potential to develop as a musician and the capacity to benefit from the opportunities provided by Aldeburgh Young Musicians.
Students may apply for audition independently, or through recommendation by the Music Service, their school, or private instrumental teacher.
Young composers are asked to submit a score or recording (CD/DVD/MP3 file) of some of their most recent work.
Click here to download an application form for 2010/2011. You will also need to submit a Teacher's Reference. The closing date for new applications is Monday 15 February 2010, but applications will be considered throughout the year.
To join Aldeburgh Young Musicians you will need to pass an audition, which takes place over two stages. Click here to download our Audition Guidelines.Watch current Aldeburgh Young Musicians talking about their auditions:
For more information please contact Colin Virr, Head of Aldeburgh Young Musicians, on 01728 687115, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or via Skype on aym_snape.
Guidhal-Singers are not expected to sing scales and arpeggios but will be asked for an additional prepared short prose or poetry reading.
Várias escolas e apoios : http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/mds/cats.shtml
All Saturdays during term time are considered open days; parents and their children are welcome to look around the school, attend rehearsals, observe lessons (if arranged in advance) and listen to any of the concerts, workshops or masterclasses arranged by Junior Guildhall.
The Head of Junior Guildhall and Head of Junior Music Courses are always available on Saturdays to discuss the opportunities available at the Guildhall School. If you wish to speak to either member of staff, please arrange an appointment in advance.
London and the Guildhall School
The Guildhall School enjoys a location in the very heart of one of the most exciting cities in the world
Next door to the Silk Street building is the Barbican Arts Centre with its theatres, cinemas, concert hall, library and art gallery, home to such institutions as the London Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. The Guildhall School is also within easy distance of the West End theatres, the Royal Festival Hall, National Theatre on the South Bank, the Globe Theatre, Tate Modern and all the major galleries.
As a student, you can afford London - with access to student residences and major exclusive discounts on important items such as tube and bus travel.
There is more free entertainment on offer in London than any other UK city and, as a student in London, you are entitled to concessions on virtually all entertainment tickets, plus discounts in many shops and restaurants.
Hall of Residence
Sundial Court, the School's hall of residence, is located in Chiswell Street, just around the corner from the main Silk Street building. Sundial Court has 177 bedrooms in thirty-nine flats, each with either three, four, five or six bedrooms.Each flat has a communal kitchen with dining area, shower room and separate toilet. Most bedrooms are large enough to accommodate an upright piano and are furnished to a high standard. All rooms are equipped with internet access. Music students may practise in their bedrooms during permitted hours. Local amenities, including supermarkets, bars, restaurants and sports facilities are all within easy walking distance. Two underground stations are within minutes of the residence. Underneath the accommodation is the Basement, which houses the School Bar, a self-serve laundry, practice rooms and a communal television room.Security is provided 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
With only 177 rooms, it is not possible to offer a place at Sundial Court to every student. However, every attempt is made to provide accommodation for first year undergraduate students. All those offered a place at the Guildhall School are welcome to apply.
Anticipated cost of accommodation at Sundial Court in 20010-11 is £115 per week.
Sundial Court is also available for hire during vacations.Further information on halls of residence, hostels and external accommodation, including details of private lodgings, rooms to rent in shared houses and details of local letting agencies may be obtained from the Student Services Officer. Students may also add their name to a list of Guildhall students who wish to share accommodation with other students.
Full details about Sundial Court and external accommodation options will be sent out to students once they have been offered a place at the Guildhall School.
Regulated funds, such as the Access to Learning Fund, the Hardship Fund and the Emergency Loan Facility, are available. Applications to the funds must be supported by evidence of circumstances