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May 2018

CHAMBER MUSIC FOR STRINGS AND PIANO

May 25th at 18:30 to May 27th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Preformed string quartets or piano groups for some intense music-making. Groups should choose two works for special study, and a large library will be available for exploration. Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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BIG BAND ARRANGING

May 29th at 18:30 to June 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For instrumentalists of a good standard, with some experience of writing for a classic big band line-up or medium-sized jazz combos and able to read music. Mark Bassey (East Sussex www.highamhall.com/mark-bassey) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Mark's IMPROVISATION AND BASIC ARRANGING will follow in Oct.

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June 2018

BRITISH BMG FEDERATION SUMMER SCHOOL WEEKEND 2018

June 1st at 19:00 to June 3rd at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For Banjo, mandolin or guitar. Tutors: Mauro Squillante: The Baroque concerto grosso; Chris Sands: Classic Finger-style 5-string Banjo; Nigel Gatherer: Folk Band. See link to the BMG website for details.Ending with an informal concert after lunch followed by refreshments at 3:30pm Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 Organised by the BMG Federation (www.highamhall.com/bmg)

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SAXOPHONE WEEKEND (EXTENDED)

June 22nd at 18:30 to June 25th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Players of more than 18 months. Ensemble coaching and expert support from two tutors. Play in groups of varying size, altered at each session. An extensive music library available. Sight-reading beneficial. Now ends after lunch on the Monday. Debbie Scherer & Sarah Jobson (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/debbie-scherer-sarah-jobson) Residential: £342 Non-residential: £244

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BEGIN TO DISCOVER YOUR BEAUTIFUL SINGING VOICE – FULL DAY

June 27th at 09:30 to 19:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* An EXTENDED day to help discover your own true voice through 'bel canto' ('beautiful singing'). Morning together, after lunch private practice/tutorials, late afternoon Masterclass (performing solo optional), ending after a (well-earned) Dinner. Sian Carys Allen (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sian-carys-allen) £84 inc. refreshments, lunch and dinner (A residential runs 2-5 Sep)

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MUSIC APPRECIATION: BEETHOVEN – THE ODD-NUMBERED SYMPHONIES

June 29th at 18:30 to July 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Beethoven's 1, 3 (Eroica),5, 7 and 9 (Choral) seem to embody the romantic notion of an artist struggling in adversity to produce revolutionary works of genius that would be fully appreciated by later generations. Certainly they display the triumph of the individual over destiny. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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July 2018

BLOW! INTERMEDIATE WOODWIND WEEKEND

July 6th at 18:30 to July 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Grades 3 to 5 FLUTE, OBOE, CLARINET & BASSOON. Small and larger group playing under patient, professional instruction. Please notify us of instrument. Patricia and Catriona Melville-Mason (Perthshire www.highamhall.com/tricia-trona-melville-mason) Residential: £261 Non-residential: £194

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UKULELE – THE NEXT STEP

July 6th at 18:30 to July 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Know a few chords and wish to move on beyond strumming to finger pick & play instrumentally? Two Tutors to bring you forward to self-accompanied solos with music available. Debbie Scherer & Sarah Jobson (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/debbie-scherer-sarah-jobson) Residential: £256 Non-residential: £189 inc. handouts of music covered

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LAURENCE PERKINS SUMMER SCHOOL

July 8th at 14:00 to July 13th at 15:45
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Wind Chamber course for serious advanced amateur players (diploma-standard level 1 minimum) to work in-depth on substantial repertoire with the highest level tuition. Original works by Richard Rodney Bennett, Irving Fine and Nielsen - all performed complete in informal concerts on the last day. Includes a mid-week tutors' concert. Tutors: Philippa Davies (flute, member of the Nash Ensemble), Jan Willem Nelleke (piano) and Laurence Perkins (Manchester www.highamhall.com/laurence-perkins) Residential: £599 Non-residential: £434

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TWO AMERICAN MUSIC MINIMALISTS: PHILIP GLASS AND JOHN ADAMS

July 10th at 18:30 to July 13th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Minimalism grew out of chaos after World War 2. Appreciate the music and careers of Philip Glass and John Adams and their transforming effect on 21st Century Classical Music. Steven Ingman-Greer (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/steven-greer) Followed by Steven's FINNISH MUSIC course - attend both, save £25 Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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