The Junior Choral Course will offer a specialist programme for young organists (aged 10 to 15) on the Late-August 2016 course.
This programme, designed for organists from near beginner (i.e. confident pianists who have had a few organ lessons) right up to those on higher grades, has the advantage of simultaneously providing specialist individual and group organ tuition alongside full participation as singers on the Choral Course.
The students will receive specialist tuition throughout the week from the resident staff organists, all of whom have much experience as players and teachers themselves. There will be individual lessons, a masterclass, and a recital towards the end of the week in Cheltenham College Chapel at which the young organists will perform. A visit to a local Cathedral to play the organ is planned.
This is a really exciting venture and a unique opportunity for young musicians. The supportive, encouraging environment will be an ideal platform for young organists to further their ability and increase their confidence and experience.