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Girton Conductors' Course
August 9th - 13th 2021

A residential course with tutors from Sherborne Summer School of Music and the Royal Academy of Music, in the historic setting of Girton College, Cambridge

Tutors: Dominic Grier, Denise Ham and Cathal Garvey

with John Longstaff (principal accompanist and score study)

Assistant accompanists: Hannah Quinn and Jocelyn Freeman


                               Mozart        Overture to 'Die Zauberflöte' 

                               Brahms       Symphony No. 2 in D

                               Debussy     Prélude à l’après-midi d’un Faune 

                               Grieg          Holberg Suite 

Course Details

The course will run from lunchtime on Monday to lunchtime on Friday; full schedule to include:

· Daily technique sessions

· Workshops with a professional pianist in each

· Score study

· Orchestral sessions with class orchestra, as permitting

· Evening sessions with discussion and video analysis (video recording equipment will be provided)


**The course will be fully compliant with any Covid restrictions operating at the time**


Resident Participant: £650 (full board including breakfast, lunch, dinner and mid-morning coffee)

En-suite supplement: £60  (optional)

Deposit (non-refundable): £175, payable within 10 days of acceptance on to the course.


Cancellation Policy

Cancellation by participants will result in a refund of any fees paid, minus the deposit.

Cancellation by the organiser will result in a full refund of any monies paid.


To register your interest or to ask any questions about the course please email  

(Course Administrator: Laura Kjærgaard).


Application Form

If you have all the information you need and would like to book a place on the course please complete and send the application form.