Wells Cathedral School is offering five music summer schools to choose from this year. From Sunday 25-31 July, participants can choose from either International Wind, Brass and Percussion or International Piano, and from Sunday 1-7 August there is International Jazz, String or Composition. All courses offer pupils either full boarding or day facilities.

“The aim of the summer school is to develop skills by offering world-class tutors and a nurturing environment set in an inspiring location – whilst having a fun time!” said Kay Pennycott, the school’s Business Development Manager 

“The end of the week concerts gives students a chance to shine for family and friends, but whilst we encourage everyone to take part in all performances and activities, we will not force anyone to participate if they don’t want to do so for whatever reason. However, we hope our friendly and accepting community will lead all musicians to take part, even if it is slightly outside of their normal comfort zone!”

Set in the heart of the medieval city of Wells, Wells Cathedral School’s beautiful backdrop has inspired generations of musicians throughout the ages. Wells is the smallest city in England and is surrounded by lovely countryside – quintessential England at its finest!

Participants will have the opportunity to explore Wells within teacher-led organised groups if they wish to.

The school chefs provide three cooked meals a day (lunch and dinner are available for day participants), including a vegetarian option and salad bar in a modern, airy dining hall. There will also be two very popular barbecues each week followed by a fun activity, allowing the young musicians a chance to unwind and socialise.

“All of the boarding houses at Wells are beautiful medieval and 18th century buildings with lovely British gardens, stimulating communal areas and cosy rooms, in which each boarder has their own space,” added Kay. “Whilst each of the houses is gifted with quirky and unique qualities befitting historic houses, they also have all the modern conveniences a boarder would expect – including wifi!”

If you are interested, please visit the website https://wells.cathedral.school/music-summer-schools/ to find out more or email email hidden; JavaScript is required.