With the wet and rainy weather we’ve had over the last week, the plants have been growing quick and strong over the last couple of days. I’m sure that this is a good omen for the week of compositions which will grow out of the Sound and Music Summer School at the Purcell School in […]

Each year the Sound and Music Summer School is slightly different. Whilst the strands follow similar content and the aims are very continuous, there are a number of different evening workshops and events that take place through the week. These vary from talks by inspiring and influential composers to performances by musicians and even workshops where […]

With just one day to go I can feel the excitement building for this year’s Sound and Music Summer School. I always notice the build up to the course… The phone calls start coming in, the messages asking whether things are possible start arriving and activity around the school increases. All this leads to the excitement […]

Hello! My name is Anna, I’m a clarinettist, and I’m one of the musicians supporting David Horne’s group during the upcoming Sound And Music Summer School. It’s great to be asked along again – a few years back I was a musician for Alison Cox’s group and have many wonderful memories from that week! Having […]

The Sound and Music Summer School is my favourite teaching gig of the year. For six years now, I have led the Composing for Voices group, with 14-18 year olds composing for voice and instruments or a cappella voices, and am always excited to get on the train to Watford again with my merry band […]

Pre course thoughts from Aidan Goetzee. We are days away from the 2015 Sound and Music summer course. I’ve more or less chosen the films that the students are going to be working with. Each person in my group is going to be working with a different film and I have to get the variety […]