Superb facilities, inspiring tutors, breath-taking surroundings at the Old Royal Naval College site in Greenwich... Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance's ever-popular music summer schools return. The renowned Conservatoire will be holding two jazz summer schools and a vocal summer school in summer 2011 for applicants of all music abilities aged 16 years or over. The courses, lead by top musicians and tutors, feature classes tailored to fit individual students' needs.
This is the third year of Trinity Summer Jazz and due its popularity Trinity Laban will be holding two of the intensive week long courses. The first week runs from Sunday 24 July to Friday 29 July, the second from Sunday 31 July to Friday 5 August. Students will hone their jazz skills under the guidance of co-directors Trinity Laban's professor of drums Buster Birch and leading drummer Dave Wickins as well as some of the UK's finest jazz musicians including Martin Speake, Pete Churchill and Julian Siegel.
The course, focused primarily on small ensemble playing, offers optional classes in improvisation, bass line composition, rhythm-section performance, samba drumming, lyric writing and vocal technique. Participants will also have the opportunity to join a group choir under the inspirational direction of Pete Churchill which will give a public performance as the spectacular course finale.
Trinity Summer Singers 2011 is exclusively for vocalists and will take place from Saturday 13 August to Sunday 21 August. The course, led by Trinity Laban vocal professor Peter Knapp, will give students the opportunity to work with leading vocal specialists. The course offers opera and musical theatre programmes that students can mix and match to suit individual preferences and will feature master classes, individual tuition and performance opportunities.
If you can't wait until summer, Trinity Laban is offering spring 2011 evening and weekend programmes for vocalists who want to develop their singing skills but cannot commit to a full time course. These courses are ideal for postgraduate vocalists, international students and younger singers who wish to develop their vocal technique and increase their confidence for auditions.