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18 - 24 July 2021
Perrott Hill School, Somerset
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Conductor - Philip Mackenzie, Leader - Chieko Arai
Strings Tutor - Odaline de la Martinez, Wind Tutor - Edwin Roxburgh, 
Brass Tutor -
Andy Kershaw, Percussion Tutor- Jonny Grogan

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Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Lutoslawski: Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
Piano: Malcolm Forbes-Peckham
Badelt: Pirates of the Caribbean

Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances, op.45


Sun 18 July - Arrive at Perrott Hill by 6 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 22 July - Concert in Wiltshire Music Centre
Fri 23 July - Concert in Exeter Cathedral
Sat 24 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. N.B. The deadline for flutes and clarinets to apply is November 30th 2020 and because most players transfered their places from the postponed 2020 course there is currently just one flute space available. There is no deadline for other instruments but places tend to fill quickly.

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 2021 you will be asked for a deposit of £80 and final payment of £180 one month later. If you apply on or after 1 May 2021 and are accepted then the full £260 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?


£260 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. 

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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