Course Options

Participants can take part in one, two or three days of the summer school. We also offer 3 day courses. Classes and workshops will begin at 09.00h and end at 16.30h, with an hour break for lunch. 

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One-Day Courses 

Mon 30 July 2018

Tue 31 July 2018

Wed 1 August 2018

Three-Day Courses

The below courses take place over three days. Please see below for further details

Class & Workshop Descriptions

Advanced Percussion – Ages 11-18

1 Day Course (Mon 30 July 09.00-16.30)

This inspiring and challenging course will give talented percussionists the opportunity to immerse themselves in an intensive day of study at Trinity Laban.

This course is for musicians who would like to improve their performance skills across solo, chamber and orchestral playing. You will develop and refine your instrumental technique whilst working with our teaching staff.

The day is suitable for percussionists at an intermediate or advanced level looking for an inspiring and enriching experience and will consist of a mixture of group lessons, ensemble and performance classes.

Group Coaching

Group coaching with expert tutors will develop your interpretation and understanding of prepared repertoire as well as helping with overall technical development. You will be encouraged to observe one another’s lessons and learn from peer observation.

Performance Session

This session gives you the chance to perform a prepared piece to your peers and receive feedback and advice on developing all aspects of performance.

Repertoire Session

Repertoire session will give you the opportunity to work as a team and explore the finer details of the orchestral repertoire and the different instruments needed across the percussion section.

Percussion Ensemble

An end of day sharing will demonstrate the hard work and dedication from all of the participants involved. It will highlight solo, duo, chamber and ensemble performances, showing the vast diversity that the percussion world has to offer.

Advanced Guitar – Ages 11-18

1-Day Course (Mon 30 July 09.00-16.30)

Join Trinity Laban tutors Rebecca Coulthard and Martin Fogel for an in-depth day focusing on guitar technique, repertoire and ensemble performance. Suitable for classical guitarists; intermediate to advanced level. You will need to bring your own guitar and other related equipment.

Junior Guitar – Ages 11-18

1-Day Course (Mon 30 July 09.00-16.30)

Join Trinity Laban tutors Rebecca Coulthard and Martin Fogel for an in-depth day focusing on guitar technique, repertoire and ensemble performance. Suitable for classical guitarists; beginner and intermediate. You will need to bring your own guitar and other related equipment.

Creative Music Making – Ages 11-18

A set of one day themed workshops over three days.

30 Jul – 01 Aug 09.00-16.30 each day.

Are you an adventurous musician interested in creating and performing your own music alongside people with similar interests? In these set of three Creative Music Making days, you will work with different instrumentalists to create a new work and explore collaborative compositional techniques.

Each day will be different and stand alone with different staring points and creative direction. The days will be fun, sociable and musically adventurous. All instrumentalists and levels of ability welcome (not suitable for vocalists). Participants can opt for either 1, 2 or 3 days of activity. 

Monday 30 July: Aga Serugo-Lugo

The first half of the day will be spent exploring the music of minimalism and ways in which numbers and equations can be used to generate musical ideas. Then in the afternoon you will use greek myths as stimuli, to construct a minimalist piece using the  techniques and skills developed in the morning session.

Tuesday 31 July: Joe Browne

This Creative Music Making session will be spent exploring and creating music inspired by Middle Eastern, North African and Balkan influences. 

Wednesday 1 August: Caroline Welsh

You will use a traditional folk tune as a stimulus to compose your own arrangement, using improvisation to develop the form and structure of the piece.

Looping – Ages 11-18

1-Day Course (Mon 30 July 09.00-16.30)

Do you like looping? Do you like looping? Do you like looping? Explore looping pedals and looping stations with your instrument, voice or anything that makes a noise! Looping is the art of seamlessly recording small sections of music and arranging them to create whole arrangements. Arrangements can be used to produce songs, instrumental pieces or soundscapes.

Led by Cate Ferris and using instruments, vocals and samples, learn how to improvise, create and arrange music with a loop station as part of a group.

Junior Percussion – Ages 11-18 

1-Day Course (Tue 31 July 09.00-16.30)

Are you a budding orchestral percussionist? Perhaps you don’t know! This is a great opportunity for all interested young people to get a taste of the wider percussion world. This inspiring day will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in an exciting and engaging day of percussion activities at Trinity Laban.

This course is for musicians who would like to try out orchestral percussion or who already have beginner experience of percussion instruments. You will explore percussion instruments and develop new techniques whilst working with our teaching staff and students.

The day will consist of a mixture of trying out different instruments, group sessions, ensemble work and sharing.

Music Technology – Ages 11-18

1-Day Course (Tuesday 31 July 09.00-16.30)

**THIS COURSE IS FULLY BOOKED. If you wish to be placed on a waiting list, please email musicsummerschool@trinitylaban.ac.uk**

Explore the world of music technology and discover creative ways music tech can be applied and used as a sound artist. You do not need to play or own an instrument to take part in this creative day, although you can bring your instrument to the session, to see how technology can be used alongside your existing knowledge – or make instrument on the day!

Exploring Jazz Advanced – Ages 11-18

1-Day Course (Wednesday 01 Aug 09.00-16.30)

Do you already play in a jazz band? Have you got the improvisation bug? Want to hone your improvisation skills? Work alongside Trinity Laban tutors and students to explore jazz standards and to expand your existing jazz skills and techniques. Suitable for any vocalist or instrumentalist, including those that don’t consider their instrument to be traditionally suited to the genre, at an intermediate or advanced level and looking for an inspiring and enriching experience.

Exploring Jazz Juniors – Ages 11-18

1-Day Course (Wednesday 01 Aug 09.00-16.30)

Do you have an interest in jazz but have never improvised before? Do you want to find out more about jazz standards, harmony and jamming? Work alongside Trinity Laban tutors and students to explore the genres and enjoy a taster of jazz. Suitable for any vocalist or instrumentalist, including those that don’t consider their instrument to be traditionally suited to the genre.

Contemporary Choir – Ages 11-18

1-Day course – (Wednesday 1 Aug 09.00-16.30)

Come and join a day of choral music in its least traditional sense! During the day, you will explore choral singing in different genres of music including gospel, pop and musical theatre with likeminded young people. This is a day suitable for those who love singing with enthusiasm and willingness to explore repertoire beyond the traditional canon of choral music.

Song writing – Ages 11-18

1-Day Course (Wednesday 01 August 09.00-16.30)

**THIS COURSE IS FULLY BOOKED. If you wish to be placed on a waiting list, please email musicsummerschool@trinitylaban.ac.uk**

Spend a day developing songwriting techniques and learn how to construct a song.

More details to follow.

Music for Film – Ages 14-18

3-Day Course

30Jul – 01 Aug (09.00-16.30 each day)

Are you a young composer? Ever wanted to try out writing music for film?

Over three days you’ll learn all about bringing the images to life, evoking emotion and describing drama through your music.

You’ll learn ways to apply composition techniques, how to use the huge range of sounds in Logic Pro to create your score, and have the opportunity to incorporate real instruments using the recording studio.

You’ll then mix your score and synchronise it to the original footage. By the end you’ll have added a perspective to the short film that is unique to you.

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