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Violin and Viola (for ages 12 - 17)

Summer School for young people

Introduction

This intensive and inspiring course attracts young musicians from all over the world who want to strengthen their technical, musical and performance skills. This unique course offers one-to-one tuition, technique and performance classes and ensemble coaching

This course will be led by Andrea Gajic and supported by respected academics from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

It will culminate in a performance for friends and family on the last day of the course.

The deadline for booking this course is Monday 25th June 2018 at 12pm.

 

Introduction

This intensive and inspiring course attracts young musicians from all over the world who want to strengthen their technical, musical and performance skills. This unique course offers one-to-one tuition, technique and performance classes and ensemble coaching

This course will be led by Andrea Gajic and supported by respected academics from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

It will culminate in a performance for friends and family on the last day of the course.

The deadline for booking this course is Monday 25th June 2018 at 12pm.

 

Course outline

At the beginning of the week each student will be informally assessed on technique, musicianship and current level, enabling tutors to tailor the course to the individual’s needs.

The summer school will consist of a mixture of daily warm-ups, technique classes, individual lessons and ensemble and performance classes. Details of what you can expect in each of these sessions are listed below.

Daily Warm-Up

These warm-up classes will focus on developing aural and critical listening skills as well as setting up the hands for the day.

Technique Class

Technique classes will work on your posture and the building of technique through scales, arpeggios and exercises.

Individual Lessons

One to one lessons with expert tutors will develop your interpretation and understanding of prepared repertoire. You will be encouraged to observe one another’s lessons and learn from peer observation.

Performance Class

The performance class gives you the chance to perform a prepared piece to your peers followed by a group discussion. Topics such as stage presence, preparation for performance and calming nerves will be discussed.

Performances

Throughout the week there will be short informal performances given teachers from the Royal Conservatoire.

As well as these daily classes, there will be a group session at the end of each day with topics including historical recordings, how to make a violin or viola and recitals.

Financial support



Agnes Allan Bursary

Agnes Allan was a teacher, passionate about inclusion, and this bursary scheme exists to offer support to students to participate in the performing or production arts.

The Agnes Allan Bursary provides some support to students who may require financial assistance to take part in a short course in dance, drama, music, production or screen.

Anyone who wishes to take part in our Lifelong Learning courses and faces a financial barrier can apply for bursary support to help meet the cost of tuition fees.

More information about the Agnes Allan Bursary.

 



Staying in Glasgow

Many of our students travel from across the world to join us for an open day, study on a short course or attend a summer school at the Royal Conservatoire.

Residential accommodation for summer school students travelling within the UK or from overseas is available at Liberty House. This is the student accommodation that our full-time students use during term time. Please note that this accommodation is only for students aged 16+.

The modern, self-contained flats are located in the city centre of Glasgow, just ten minutes walk from the Royal Conservatoire. They consist of single en-suite units and have a communal kitchen that you can use to store and prepare food during your stay. You can find more information on their website.

For 2017 summer school students, the prices start at £139.50 for 7 nights (excluding bedding pack). Kitchen packs/items are included as standard for Summer School students. Bedding packs are not provided in the bedrooms, but can be purchased from Liberty House for £30 on application.

Places are strictly limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

If you have any access requirements, Liberty Living are happy to discuss accommodation arrangements to ensure they suit you.

The Conservatoire is not able to make reservations on your behalf. Please contact Liberty Living with any queries on +44 (0)141 248 9949 or libertyhouse-glasgow@libertyliving.co.uk.

If you are having trouble finding accommodation, please contact us directly and we will aim to help you find somewhere to stay.

If you would prefer to stay in hostel, B&B or hotel, click see our list of short term accommodation in Glasgow for a list of alternative accommodation or you can see the Visit Scotland website.

 

Indicative schedule

Please note, this is a sample schedule which may change before the course start date:

Monday

  • Welcome
  • Technique class
  • 1:1 lesson/practice/accompaniment session
  • Chamber music
  • Contextual session on historical recordings

Tuesday

  • Technique class
  • 1:1 lesson/practice/accompaniment session
  • Performance class
  • Chamber music
  • Instrument maintenance

Wednesday

  • Technique class
  • 1:1 lesson/practice/accompaniment session
  • Staff showcase concert
  • Chamber music
  • Masterclass

Thursday

  • Technique class
  • 1:1 lesson/practice/accompaniment session
  • Chamber music
  • Klezmer workshop
  • Contextual session

Friday

  • Technique class
  • 1:1 lesson/practice/accompaniment session
  • Workshop on Healthy Practice
  • Rehearsals for final performance
  • Sharing for friends and family

Entry requirements

Students are required to submit a short recording which best demonstrates their current playing level in advance of being accepted to the summer school.

Recordings can be uploaded to your online application form as an unlisted YouTube link or mp3. This can be done using your mobile phone, tablet or any hand held recording device. No need to worry about recording quality, it is to access whether this course is best suited to your current level.

We recommend that students playing a minimum level of Grade 6 (ABRSM or equivalent) would benefit most from this summer school.

 

Preparing for your course

Students will be asked to bring at least one prepared short work which may be included in an informal performance.

Students should ensure they bring music of prepared works, a spare set of strings, notebook, pencils and eraser.

Staff

Course Leader Andrea Gajic

Violin Francis Cummings

Violin and Viola Dr Lev Atlas

At a glance...

Violin and Viola (for ages 12 – 17) 10am - 5pm 20180803 245 Application Deadline: 20180625

Offers

Promotional Offers

We offer a selection of promotional offers for our Lifelong Learning courses, take a look.

To receive the promotional offer code, contact lifelong@rcs.ac.uk before booking a course.

 

How to apply

Please note a deposit of £50 will be required upon application to this course, this deposit will be refunded in full if your application is unsuccessful. Payment of the balance of the tuition fee is payable once applicants have been notified that they have been successful in their application to the course and have been sent the second-stage booking link.

Who is this course for?

This summer school is suitable for any young violinist aged 12–17 who wishes to:

  • develop musically and technically
  • build repertoire and performing experiences
  • become aware of various practice techniques and the importance of critical listening
  • play in an ensemble
  • gain knowledge about the instrument
  • meet other students passionate about music
  • have the opportunity to experience life as a full-time music student
  • meet and work with full- time students from the Royal Conservatoire