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14 - 20 July 2024
Perrott Hill School, Somerset
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Conductor - Philip Mackenzie, Leader - Harry Kneeshaw
Strings Tutor - Odaline de la Martinez, Wind Tutor - Fraser Gordon, 
Brass Tutor -
Andy Kershaw, Percussion Tutor- Jonny Grogan

Amadeus Academy Student


Carter Pann: Slalom

Rachmaninov: Piano concerto No.2
Soloist: Kasparas Mikužis
Britten: Four Sea Interludes

Britten: Young person's guide to the orchestra


Sun 14 July - Arrive at Perrott Hill by 5.00 pm. Crewkerne train station is 2 miles away and on the direct line from London Waterloo and Exeter. We can collect you from Crewkerne. Map & directions
Thu 18 July - Concert in Wiltshire Music Centre
Fri 19 July - Concert in Exeter Cathedral
Sat 20 July - End of Course - we will take you to Crewkerne train station if necessary before 11am.

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Who Can Apply & How


The course is open to young professionals and music students from anywhere in the world. Whilst many applications come from Conservatoires, we warmly encourage applicants from Universities and from anyone hoping to be in the profession soon. 

There are a few places for non-orchestra players. The cost is the same, but you will be expected to carry out a few duties, such as shifting percussion, selling programmes and stewarding at concerts.


Download & complete this form (word format)and send to the address at the bottom of the form or by email. Or contact us to be sent a form. 

If you are accepted onto the course before 1 May 2024 you will be asked for a deposit of £80 and final payment of £260 one month later. If you apply on or after 1 May 2024 and are accepted then the full £340 will be requested at that time. Cheques should be made payable to: Amadeus Chorus and Orchestra. If you wish to pay by electronic transfer contact us for bank details. 

Please enclose a current CV.

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How Much Does it Cost?


£340 is all it costs for the week. This takes care of all your needs, including food, accommodation and travel to the concerts, although you may need some money for the bar. Course fees are non-refundable, except in cases of COVID-19.

If you know of a company or individual who will pay half or more of your fee, your benefactor will be named in the programmes as Sponsor of your Chair. (Students often get their parents to sponsor their chair.) Many music colleges will help with the cost of courses, if applied for in good time. We will offer five half price places to people with genuine financial hardships. Contact us for more details.

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