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InTrOduCTIOn Our core values are inspiration access and inclusion To enable creative expression by bringing music to life

Office Hours Mon-Fri 9am-4pm Jackdaws Music Education Trust Great Elm, Frome, Somerset BA11 3NY Telephone: 01373 812383 e-mail: music@jackdaws.org www.jackdaws.org.uk Find Jackdaws on Facebook.com Registered Charity No. 1037073

Welcome to another year at Jackdaws, I can’t believe how quickly the time has flown. I would like to thank everyone who has supported the 20Jackdaws campaign to raise funds to build a greatly needed new teaching studio. We are well on our way and to date have raised £160,000 towards the total of £200,000 required. We are hopeful that we will raise some additional funding which will bring us close to our minimum target figure and our goal to start building work in September 2014. You can still donate £20 (or more) for our 20th Birthday to help us raise the remaining funds needed by going to the following weblink: www.justgiving.com/jackdawseducationaltrust or by calling our office on 01373 812383. Thank you again. See page 13 (20Jackdaws) for more information. I would like to reassure you that the building work will have limited impact on our activities as the new building will be a stand-alone unit, and all building work will take place during the week. So while we may not look our best on the outside for a time, we will still be making beautiful music on the inside. It is very important that we maintain our courses during this time to cover our core costs, so please support us by continuing to attend and keep spreading the word. We are happy to welcome the usual mix of regular tutors and some new faces; renowned soprano, Mary Plazas, is daring you to push your operatic limits and aspirations (page 9) and very popular piano tutor, Penelope Roskell, has agreed to put our pianists through their paces (page 6). We are also very pleased to welcome distinguished singers Sarah Leonard and Stephen Varcoe who invite you to discover the richness of the English Song repertoire with them (page 9).

Our courses have been very well subscribed in the last year, which is wonderful and we hope very much that this will continue. In response to feedback from you and our tutors, we are bringing in a few limits to course numbers until the new studio is complete and we have a bit more space. On solo study courses, we have capped the number of places at 10 participants; these courses are marked Solo Study Course. On ensemble courses we will continue to follow the tutors’ guidance as to how many places are suitable. These include ensemble courses which have a soloist element; they are marked Ensemble Course. One day courses, as before, have a maximum of 20 places and are indicated One Day Course. This may mean that our most popular courses sell out even faster than they already do, so if you want to be sure of a place please do consider becoming a “Friend” of Jackdaws. One of the benefits is the preferential booking system; Friends receive our new brochure earlier and are able to book courses one week before general release. Friends also receive discounts on course fees. See page 13 for information on becoming a Friend or visit our website or by calling the office. In an effort to reduce our paper use we are now printing very limited information about the courses in our brochure; an extended version of the course information and the tutors can be found on the website, where you can also book. If you do not have access to the internet, please do call us and we will be very happy to send you information sheets about any courses or tutors you are interested in. Thank You! - Saffron van Zwanenberg Artistic director

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2014 19-21st September singing in French Robin Bowman (Voice) Page 8 26th-28th September The dangers of Perfectionism Ruth Harte (Piano) Page 6 3-5th October singing and Imagination Ameral Gunson (Voice) Page 8 10-12th October Practising the Piano Graham Fitch (Piano) Page 6 17-19th October Advanced singing Technique Teresa Cahill (Voice) Page 8 24-26th October I, Too, sing America; American Art song, spirituals and Operatic Arias Michael Harper (Voice) Page 8 7-9th November Audition Preparation Audrey Hyland & Saffron van Zwanenberg (Voice) Page 8 15th November Alexander Technique for Musicians Ann Hetherington (One day) Page 5

21-23rd November recorder Weekend Pamela Thorby & Anna Stegmann (Wind) Page 14 30th November singing for the over 50’s Penny Jenkins (One day) Page 5 6th December Jazz day Ralf Dorrell (One day) Page 5 7th December singing with Confidence Jessica Walker (One day) Page 5 14th December Come and sing Mozart’s Magic Flute William Carslake (One day) Page 5 19th December Jackdaws Christmas Concert Great Elm Church (concert) page 18

2015 30th Jan-1st Feb sing sing sing Evelyn Tubb & Michael Fileds (Voice) Page 8 5-8th February Guitar Ensemble Eden Stell Guitar Duo (String) Page 12 13-15th February The Vocal Technician Joy Mammen (Voice) Page 8

20-22nd February Towards Effortless Piano Playing Penelope Roskell (Piano) Page 6 27th Feb-1st March English song Workshop Sarah Leonard & Stephen Varcoe (Voice) Page 9 6-8th March singing Handel Rosa Mannion (Voice) Page 9 13-15th March Clarinets David Campbell (Wind) Page 14 20-22nd March Woman Composers for Piano Lauretta Bloomer (Piano) Page 6 22nd March Come and sing Mendelssohn’s Elijah Frome Voices (Concert) page 18 27-29th March A song By Any Other name Richard Jackson (Voice) Page 9 10-12th April Oboe Workshop Sarah Francis & Jean Marsden (Wind) Page 14 17-19th April Piano Workshop Philip Fowke (Piano) Page 6

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24-26th April sibelius, schumann & schubert Ian Partridge (Voice) Page 9 7-10th May The Complete Pianist Margaret Fingerhut (Piano) Page 6 15-17th May Opera Workshop Mary Plazas (Voice) page 9 22-24th May The Pianist Within Elena Riu (Piano) Page 7 29-31st May Pianos for All Caecilia Andriessen (Piano) Page 7 5-7th June strings & Things Part One Elizabeth Turnbull (String) Page 12 12-14th June discover Your Voice Penny Jenkins (Voice) Page 9 19-21st June From reed to recital Robert Codd & Maria Mealey (Wind) Page 14 26-28th June Opposites Attract Sarah Walker (Voice) Page 10 3-5th July Piano duets Julian Jacobson & Mariko Brown (Piano) Page 7

9-12th July staged Opera scenes Rosa Mannion & Saffron van Zwanenberg (Voice) Page 10 17-19th July Chamber Music Weekend Sarah Francis, Robert Codd, Ian Mitchell & Michael Dussek (Wind) Page 14 6-9th August Piano summer school Mark Tanner (Piano) Page 7 13-16th August strings & Things Part Two Elizabeth Turnbull (String) Page 12 20-23rd August singing Ensembles William Carslake & Jessica Walker (Voice) Page 10 4-6th September singing in russian Alexandre Naoumenko (Voice) Page 10 11-13th September Piano Workshop Philip Fowke (Piano) Page 7 18-20th September singing in French Robin Bowman (Voice) 10 25-27th September stylish Baroque Theresa Caudle & Alastair Ross (Ensemble) Page 15

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“very helpful, very straight forward advice that you can see the effects of immedi ately” Sophie Levi

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It is hard with such a diverse and personal subject to be specific, but on this page we have tried to give you some guidelines to help you decide which Jackdaws course is right for you. If you are not sure then please do call or email us for advice. We will make every effort to help you and if we do not know the answer to your question we are very happy to put your enquiry to the relevant tutor. Telephone: 01372 812383 e-mail: music@jackdaws.org

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All: Open to anyone who wants to come and work with the tutor or within the theme of that particular course. Course content and repertoire will reflect a wide variety of abilities and you should feel confident to tackle some of the repertoire suggested at whatever level you are currently working. The tutors will adapt their advice and teaching on an individual basis. Beginner: For people who have perhaps a little limited experience of the voice or relevant instrument, perhaps they have sung/ do sing in a choir or played an instrument at school. You may not be able to read music and do not need to have had any formal training at all.

Or you may have forgotten any formal training you have had and want to get started again. Intermediate: You may have had some individual tuition at some point in your life and want to refresh this and may be moving on to the next stage, e.g. thinking about having regular lessons or playing/ singing in a more formal ensemble on a more regular basis. Perhaps working towards a grade exam or performance in some capacity. You can probably read some music.

Advanced: You have had some individual tuition with a teacher and play your instrument regularly or sing regularly and probably solo. You may be working towards an advanced grade exam or diploma or be a current or recently graduated music student. You may be a more seasoned performer who wants to work on a specific area or work in ensembles.

Telephone: 01373 812383 • e-mail: music@jackdaws.org • www.jackdaws.org.uk


One day Courses Sat 15 November 11am – 3pm Alexander Technique for Musicians Ann Hetherington Course No. 3116 Level: All Fee: £35 includes lunch One Day Course The morning will be spent introducing Alexander Technique, with some experiments on everyday movements to see the activity and influence of the mind in/on action. Then in the afternoon there will be a masterclass session where Ann will work with individuals ‘on the platform’, demonstrating the application of the technique as a learning experience for the whole group. Sun 30 November 11am – 3pm singing for the over 50’s Penny Jenkins Accompanist: Colin Hunt Course No. 3118 Level: All Fee: £35 includes lunch One Day Course Any ability and NO age limits! Come to a beautiful spot in Somerset and discover that the singing voice goes on forever.

Sat 6 December 11am – 3pm Jazz day Ralf Dorrell Course No. 3119 Level: All Fee: £35 includes lunch One day Course In a supportive environment, beginner and “had a go and would like to try more” Jazzers are invited to have fun exploring this music. Standard jazz instruments welcome but please confirm more unusual instruments with us before booking!

Sun 7 December 11am – 3pm singing with Confidence Jessica Walker Accompanist: Colin Hunt Course No. 3120 Level: All Fee: £35 includes lunch One day Course Jessica Walker will show you how, in the space of a day, you can become a more confident singer through the use of key breathing and vocal exercises.

singing with Confidence “The Course with Jess was excellent. It changed my outlook on singing completely and gave me confidence in more ways than I can mention. It went beyond confidence in singing.”

Jessica Walker

Penny Jenkins

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Telephone: 01373 812383 • e-mail: music@jackdaws.org • www.jackdaws.org.uk

Sun 14 December 11am – 3pm Come and sing The Magic Flute William Carslake Course No. 3121 Level: All Fee: £35 includes lunch One Day Course Let us guide you through the greatest music of Mozart’s magical masterpiece. We’ll sing some of the choruses and have a go at the solos and ensembles. We can send music in advance or you can let us know what you would like to sing.

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Piano Courses Fri 26 – Sun 28 September The dangers of Perfectionism Ruth Harte Course No. 3110 Level: All Fee: £190 Solo Study Course “The Dangers of Perfectionism” - Are there any? What are they? Weeding out doubts, whether technical or musical, is a big part of this subject and will give your playing more pleasure and conviction in any context. Fri 10 – Sun 12 October Practising the Piano Graham Fitch Course No. 3112 Level: All Fee: £190 Solo Study Course In this workshop we will look at what we should be doing in our daily practice to reach our musical goals. Feel free to bring along whole pieces, sections of pieces or even just questions.

Fri 20 – Sun 22 February Towards Effortless Piano Playing Penelope Roskell Course No. 3125 Level: Advanced Fee: £190 Solo Study Course This advanced course focuses on repertoire, technique, and yoga for pianists, and is ideal for those preparing in and is ideal for those preparing for concerts, competitions diplomas or auditions, or for anyone suffering from technical problems, physical tension, injuries or nerves. The course is run as a series of masterclasses with plenty of opportunities for discussion and exchange of ideas. Fri 20 – Sun 22 March Women Composers for Piano Lauretta Bloomer Course No. 3129 Level: All Fee: £190 Solo Study Course We will draw attention to the wide variety of pieces written by women, a genre which is often undeservedly neglected. While standard repertoire will be used for interpretation and technique, participants are encouraged to bring at least one piece by a female composer to play during the workshop.

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Fri 17 – Sun 19 April Piano Workshop Philip Fowke Course No. 3132 Level: All Fee: £190 Solo Study Course If you enjoy playing the piano, suffer from nerves, yet long to perform with greater security and confidence, then this is the course for you. The general standard is from about Grade 5 upwards, though this does not preclude those of a humbler ability. There is no obligation to perform any piece in full.

Thurs 7 – Sun 10 May - Three day course The Complete Pianist Margaret Fingerhut Course No. 3134 Level: Advanced Fee: £190 Solo Study Course This longer course offers the opportunity to explore the many different aspects of interpretation and pianism that go towards making the complete pianist. Margaret Fingerhut

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Fri 22 – Sun 24 May The Pianist Within Elena Riu Course No. 3136 Level: All Fee: £190 Solo Study Course Elena Riu is a specialist on Spanish and South American composers and particularly encourages participants to explore this repertoire. Attention will be given to reducing performance anxiety with simple yoga, relaxation and visualisation techniques to benefit the whole person. For full course descriptions visit www.jackdaws.org.uk Fri 29 – Sun 31 May Pianos for All Caecilia Andriessen Course No. 3137 Level: Intermediate Fee: £190 Ensemble Course Are you an amateur pianist playing Bach Inventions and Haydn Sonatas? Would you like to play in an ensemble with other pianists, just like string players in a quartet? “Pianos for All” is a joyous weekend providing the opportunity for piano playing in groups of one, two, three and four pianos.

Fri 3 – Sun 5 July Piano duets Julian Jacobson & Mariko Brown Course No. 3142 Level: Advanced Fee: £200 Ensemble Course Practising brings great rewards, but can be lonely and frustrating. Duets are fun, fulfilling and a fabulous repertoire! In a rare course given by both members of a dynamic piano duo, come as a pre-formed duo or enrol as a “half” and we will team you with a player of an appropriate level.

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Thurs 6 – Sun 9 August Three Day Course Piano summer school Mark Tanner Course No. 3145 Level: Advanced Fee: £270 Solo Study Course This hugely popular course offers the longer time of three days to give you the time and space to gain a better understanding of the sprawling piano repertoire. Mark is an experienced examiner and will provide support for grade and diploma exams as well as those playing purely for pleasure.

Fri 11 – Sun 13 September Piano Workshop Philip Fowke Course No. 3149 Level: All Fee: £190 Solo Study Course If you enjoy playing the piano, suffer from nerves, yet long to perform with greater security and confidence, then this is the course for you. The general standard is from about Grade 5 upwards, though this does not preclude those of a humbler ability. There is no obligation to perform any piece in full.

Mariko Brown

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singing Courses Fri 19 – Sun 21 September singing in French Robin Bowman Accompanist: Edwige Herchenroder Course No. 3107 Level: All Fee: £190 Solo Study Course Within the rich treasury of French song are works suitable for beginners and others of great complexity for those more advanced. Robin maintains that singing in French will improve your general vocal health! Fri 3 – Sun 5 October singing and Imagination Ameral Gunson Accompanist: Marion Lea Course No. 3111 Level: Advanced Fee: £200 Solo Study Course We will work to try to ‘hear’ the sounds in our imagination before we sing, and anticipate how the resonance will ‘feel’ to keep us engaged when not actively singing. Bring three pieces in English and one ‘prop’ to help stimulate your imagination.

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Audrey Hyland

Fri 17 – Sun 19 October Advanced singing Technique Teresa Cahill Accompanist: Richard Shaw Course No. 3113 Level: Advanced Fee: £200 Solo Study Course For advanced singers and aspiring young professionals; a weekend of classes concentrating on interpretation through vocal technique. Fri 24 – Sun 26 October I, Too, sing America; American Art song, spirituals and Operatic Arias Michael Harper Accompanist: Paul Knight Course No. 3114 Level: Intermediate-Advanced Fee: £200 Solo Study Course Working on technique, interpretation and presentation in this unique area of the repertoire. Composers and pieces can be suggested if desired. Fri 7 – Sun 9 November Audition Preparation Audrey Hyland & Saffron van Zwanenberg Course No. 3115 Level: All Fee: £200 Solo Study Course Are you a singer preparing to audition for a Music College or University, or perhaps you have your final recital or first solo auditions coming up? Spend a weekend working with our experienced team and give yourself the best possible chance of performing the way you want to on the big day!

Fri 13 – Sun 15 February The Vocal Technician Joy Mammen Accompanist: Colin Hunt Course No. 3124 Level: Advanced Fee: £200 Solo Study Course For advanced singers and singing teachers. Joy Mammen’s beliefs are based on her own teacher Frederick Husler, who maintained that teaching is a relationship with respect and commitment on both sides.

Michael Fields

Fri 30 January – Sun 1 February sing sing sing Evelyn Tubb & Michael Fields Accompanist: Clive Pollard Course No. 3122 Level: Advanced Fee: £200 Ensemble & Solo Study Course A workshop for singers (and accompanists on lute or guitar) who want to refine their performance skills, build confidence and improve communication with their partner. Joy Mammen

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singing Courses Fri 27 February – Sun 1 March English song Workshop Sarah Leonard & Stephen Varcoe Accompanist: Nigel Foster Course No. 3126 Level: All Fee: £200 Solo Study Course From Byrd to Britten, the range and style of English Song is rich. Focusing on songs of the Great War, especially Gurney, Ireland and popular songs; work with two of Britain’s most distinguished singers, who are both expert in this area of art song. Prepare a minimum of two pieces. Fri 6 – Sun 8 March singing Handel Rosa Mannion Accompanist: Craig Bissex & Continuo Course No. 3127 Level: Advanced Fee: £200 Solo Study Course Explore and celebrate some of Handel’s most wonderful arias with an aficionado of his music. We look at the dramatic intention behind them and experiment with decoration and style, confronting the technical issues they highlight. There will also be the opportunity to work with continuo.

Ian Partridge

Fri 27 – Sun 29 March A song By Any Other name Richard Jackson Accompanist: Richard Shaw Course No. 3130 Level: All Fee: £200 Solo Study Course Lied? Mélodie? Canzona? A weekend of German, French and Italian art-songs with an expert in European vocal music. Fri 24 – Sun 26 April sibelius, schumann and schubert Ian Partridge Accompanist: Richard Shaw Course No. 3133 Level: Advanced Fee: £200 Solo Study Course In the year of Sibelius’ 150th birthday take the opportunity to work on some of his beautiful songs, in either the original language or translation, and set them against the songs of two of the biggest hitters in the repertoire to see how they compare. Repertoire suggestions can be made on request.

Watercolour of Sibelius by Finnish painter Akseli Gallen-Kallela

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Fri 15 – Sun 17 May Opera Workshop Mary Plazas Accompanist: Kelvin Lim Course No. 3135 Level: All Fee: £200 Solo Study Course Work on all aspects of singing with one of the great stage sopranos. We will consider movement, style, characterisation and technique in the big picture of the stage and pared back for the concert and audition platforms to inform the way you approach your preparation in any context.

Fri 12 – 14 June discover your Voice Penny Jenkins Accompanist: Tim Nail Course No. 3139 Level: Beginner Fee: £200 Solo Study Course A hugely popular beginners’ course in vocal technique, designed for singers who have not already acquired a solid technique and are interested in discovering their true sound.

The Course was amazing, suberb tutors and accompanists, learnt a lot and really enjoyed myself.” Barbara Gompels Staged Scenes participant

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singing Courses Fri 26 – Sun 28 June ‘Opposites Attract From Bach to Berio and Beyond’ Sarah Walker Accompanist: Anna Le Hair Course No. 3141 Level: All Fee: £200 Solo Study Course Style is what distinguishes Bach from Berio - or Beethoven, Berlioz and Beyonce not, as many people often think, technique. So please bring at least three arias or songs from totally different periods. Who will dare tackle John Cage’s ‘Aria’, Cathy Berberian’s ‘Stripsody’ or - most challenging of all - Berio’s ‘Sequenza III’?

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Thurs 9 – Sun 12 July Three Day Course staged Opera scenes Rosa Mannion & Saffron van Zwanenberg Course No. 3143 Level: All Fee: £270 Ensemble Course Have you ever had the experience of working with an opera director on staging your favourite aria while working on it musically and technically with a vocal coach? Offer one solo piece and 3 role suggestions you would like to tackle, then work on your solo and an ensemble piece selected from the roles with mutual agreement.

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Thurs 20 – Sun 23 August Three Day Course singing Ensembles William Carslake & Jessica Walker Course No. 3147 Level: All Fee: £270 Ensemble Course Opera Quartets, Oratorio Duets, Close Harmony, Barbershop: whatever your genre of interest, Will and Jess are here to help you sing, employing their own unique brand of technical expertise and inspiring knowledge alongside their passion and enthusiasm for all things sung!

William Carslake & Jessica Walker

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Fri 4 – Sun 6 September singing in russian Alexandre Naoumenko Accompanist: Richard Shaw Course No. 3148 Level: All Fee: £200 Solo Study Course Russian language coach to the Royal Opera House, Alexandre, will discuss the common problems of singing in the Russian language. Participants are invited to bring 2 pieces by any composer and/or any song in the Russian repertoire. Fri 18 – Sun 20 September singing in French Robin Bowman Accompanist: Edwige Herchenroder tbc Course No. 3150 Level: All Fee: £200 Solo Study Course This course explores the joys and insights of Singing in French. Within the rich treasury of French song are works suitable for beginners and others of great complexity for those more advanced. Robin maintains that singing in French will improve your general vocal health!

Telephone: 01373 812383 • e-mail: music@jackdaws.org • www.jackdaws.org.uk


Who You Will Meet Christine self - Singer I trained in Haematology and Blood Transfusion and then worked as a programme officer for local plans, as well as selling things at craft fairs and working as a semi-pro artist. Now I make pin cushions! I started singing lessons in my mid-forties and was inveigled into page-turning by an accompanist friend for the Vocal Awards one day, which at the time were held in Great Elm. Maureen Lehane offered to teach me when my singing teacher retired and encouraged me to attend Jackdaws singing weekends. What joy it is - lovely food and so fantastic to experience such a lovely atmosphere and meet such a great selection of people ranging from amateurs like myself to professionals.

rosie Morgan - Young Artist ‘I am currently preparing forundergraduate Music College Vocal Studies auditions this autumn. Jackdaws was introduced to me by my Singing Teacher and one of the Course Leaders. Each course has been a fantastic and valuable learning experience, and an opportunity to meet people from a range of musical backgrounds. Sharing mealtimes and the wonderful food makes the weekends all the more enjoyable. Jackdaws is a special place where very supportive and knowledgeable tutors encourage musical creativity and progress.

Gill Jones - Pianist After a varied career I am now an osteopath. I learnt to play the piano as a child but didn’t play for 30 years. I started having lessons again and first visited Jackdaws as an observer and immediately fell in love with its charm. As one of the seemingly ever growing band of ‘adult returners’, I decided to go along to Jackdaws to meet others who played the piano as I found it could be quite a solitary activity! Initially I was not brave enough to go and take part but after observing a course I found the group to be very welcoming so I took the plunge and have now been on several piano courses. The tutors and other participants have always been very encouraging and supportive. The wonderful food makes the Jackdaws experience complete! There is a real sense of peace and tranquillity at this little haven which makes it a great escape and very good for the soul!

Eric Felton - Classical Guitar I work in the IT industry so music is my relaxation. As a youngster I chose the guitar for the beautiful sound it can make and because it needs no accompaniment. I’ve played on and off since, unfortunately never devoting quite enough time to it become very proficient. The Jackdaws weekend is always the highlight of my guitar playing year. The chance to play in an ensemble with other guitarists provides a completely different experience to solo playing - inspirational tuition is provided from the enthusiastic and ever-patient course leaders, Mark and Chris. It’s made all the more enjoyable by the variety of people attending, including, in recent years, my daughter. Packaged with Lou’s wonderful food and the odd glass of wine, one returns to work Monday fully refreshed.

Gill Jones

Eric Fenton

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string Courses Thurs 5 – Sun 8 February Three Day Course Guitar Ensemble Eden Stell Guitar Duo Course No 3123 Level: All Fee: £270 Ensemble Course This longer three day course is a wonderful combination of guitar orchestra playing, individual lessons and coaching sessions for smaller ensembles. Mark and Chris are two of Jackdaws’ longest serving tutors – you will be in safe in their experienced, and finely manicured, hands.

Fri 5 – Sun 7 June strings and Things Part One Beginners Elizabeth Turnbull Course No. 3138 Level: Beginner Fee: £190 Solo Study Course This weekend is specifically designed for late starters and ‘born again’ violinists and viola players. Nobody is required to ‘perform’ on their own, and although mainly geared towards addressing technical issues, there are sessions of ensemble playing with all players participating; music is provided for this.

Thurs 13 – Sun 16 August Three Day Course string and Things Part Two Ensembles Elizabeth Turnbull Course No. 3146 Level: Intermediate Fee: £190 Ensemble Course Designed specifically for amateur string players, this opportunity to experience intensive and detailed rehearsal on ensemble repertoire is everything you need in your first ensemble course: no sight reading and rotated seating to experience the different roles in ensemble playing.

Elizabeth Turnbull

Guitar Ensemble Weekend “You can’t fault Jackdaws, it has a special magic which I don’t believe anywhere else has” Book and reserve your place online at www.jackdaws.org.uk

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Friends of Jackdaws

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Good Friends and Best Friends provide enormous support to our work by contributing a regular income for Jackdaws. Our programme of courses runs throughout the year, alongside a diverse programme of inclusive music education projects for young people. Good Friends As a Good Friend of Jackdaws, you will receive: • 5% discount on all course fees • Advanced priority booking to each new brochure before it is released, in addition to an advanced mailing of the brochure. • Invitation and offer of 2 complimentary tickets to Jackdaws annual events and projects - Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards, “Year of the... “ Project and OperaPLUS. • Receive the annual Good Friends and Best Friends Newsletter with news,stories and photos of Jackdaws activites over the year and news of exciting new events over the coming year. • Your generous support will be acknowledged in Jackdaws Annual report.

Best Friends Jackdaws Best Friends have the benefit of: • 10% discount on all course fees • Advanced priority booking to each new brochure before it is released, in addition to an advanced mailing of the brochure. • Invitation and 2 complimentary tickets to Jackdaws annual events and projects Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards, “Year of the... “ Project and OperaPLUS • Receive the annual Good Friends and Best Friends Newsletter with news,stories and photos of Jackdaws activites over the year and news of exciting new events over the coming year. • Your generous support will be acknowledged in Jackdaws Annual report.

The 20Jackdaws fundraising campaign has been running since 2013 to celebrate our 20th anniversary by raising money to support the development of the Jackdaws site. We have raised £160,000 towards the total £200,000 required and hope to begin work on the inspiring and fit for purpose space in Autumn 2014. Your support so far has helped towards a much needed refurbishment of the Jackdaws kitchen and dining area. With your continued help we will be creating a new, purpose built teaching studio, suitably equipped to house our education work, courses and workshops.

Please continue to donate £20 (or more) to the 20Jackdaws campaign as we still need to raise the final £40,000.

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You can become a Friend of Jackdaws and receive the benefits of membership as a Good Friend for £5 per month - Best Friend for £10 per month or more A One year subscription as a Jackdaws friend makes a wonderful gift for a friend or loved one with a passion for music and education. This is a single annual payment of £60 for Good Friend or £120 as a Best Friend. do you know someone who would appreciate a Gift membership? Dame Joan Sutherland opens Jackdaws, 12 June 1993

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Wind Courses Fri 21 – Sun 23 November recorder Weekend Pamela Thorby & Anna Stegmann Course No. 3117 Level: Advanced Fee: £200 Ensemble Course Led by Pamela Thorby, Recorder Professor from the Royal Academy of Music, and Anna Stegmann, the visiting specialist in contemporary recorder repertoire at RAM, this course represents an exciting and vibrant opportunity for players to work with two of the foremost teachers and performers in the field. Participants can bring any repertoire and are encouraged to bring solo and consort repertoire (suggestions can be given). We will play together and individually. Pamela Thorby

Fri 13 – Sun 15 March Clarinets David Campbell Accompanist: Colin Hunt Course No. 3128 Level: Intermediate Fee: £200 Ensemble Course Workshop led by David Campbell, Chair of the Clarinet and Saxophone Society GB. A mixture of clarinet choir, quartets and masterclass sessions, culminating in an informal concert. Anna stegmann

Fri 10 – Sun 12 April Oboe Workshop Sarah Francis and Jean Marsden Accompanist: David Price Course No. 3131 Level: Intermediate-Advanced Fee: £200 Ensemble Course Explore the oboe repertoire and improve your ensemble playing. There is also a session for cor anglais players and help with reed making and adjustment. Fri 19 – Sun 21 June From reed to recital Robert Codd and Maria Mealey Accompanist: David Price Course No. 3140 Level: Intermediate-Advanced Fee: £200 Ensemble Course An opportunity for Bassoonists to play together in small ensembles. Individual coaching is offered but at least one ensemble will run in all sessions. Classes in reed-making and contrabassoon are also possible on request with an accompanist available for part of the weekend.

Fri 17 – Sun 19 July Chamber Music Weekend Sarah Francis, Robert Codd, Ian Mitchell & Michael Dussek. Course No. 3144 Level: Advanced Fee: £200 Ensemble Course An enjoyable opportunity for wind players to play music from the 18th to 20th centuries in ensembles with professional coaching. Please note that in order to provide a suitable balance of instruments and abilities this is a selected course; the earlier you apply the sooner we can let you know. sarah Francis

“Classes for Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Flute, Recorder and Reed making”

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Ensemble Courses Fri 30 January – Sun 1 February sing sing sing Evelyn Tubb & Michael Fields Accompanist: Clive Pollard Course No. 3122 Level: Advanced Fee: £200 Ensemble & Solo Study Course For full details see page 8 Thurs 5 – Sun 8 February Three Day Course Guitar Ensemble Eden Stell Guitar Duo Course No. 3123 Level: All Fee: £270 Ensemble Course For full details see page 8 Fri 29 – Sun 31 May Pianos for All Caecilia Andriessen Course No. 3137 Level: Intermediate Fee: £190 Ensemble Course For full details see page 7 Fri 3 – Sun 5 July Piano duets Julian Jacobson & Mariko Brown Course No. 3142 Level: Advanced Fee: £200 Ensemble Course For full details see page 7

Thurs 9 – Sun 12 July Three Day Course staged Opera scenes Rosa Mannion & Saffron van Zwanenberg Course No. 3143 Level: All Fee: £270 Ensemble Course For full details see page 10 Rosa Mannion Fri 17 – Sun 19 July Chamber Music Weekend Sarah Francis, Robert Codd Ian Mitchell & Michael Dussek Course No. 3144 Level: Advanced Fee: £200 Ensemble Course An enjoyable opportunity for wind players to play music from the 18th to 20th centuries in ensembles with professional coaching. Please note that in order to provide a suitable balance of instruments and abilities this is a selected course; the earlier you apply the sooner we can let you know.

robert Codd

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Thurs 13 – Sun 16 August Three Day Course string and Things Part Two – Ensembles Elizabeth Turnbull Course No. 3146 Level: Intermediate Fee: £270 Ensemble Course For full details see page 12 Thurs 20 – Sun 23 August Three Day Course singing Ensembles William Carslake & Jessica Walker Course No. 3147 Level: All Fee: £270 Ensemble Course Opera Quartets, Oratorio Duets, Close Harmony, Barbershop: whatever your genre of interest, Will and Jess are here to help you sing, employing their own unique brand of technical expertise and inspiring knowledge alongside their passion and enthusiasm for all things sung! Fri 25 – Sun 27 September stylish Baroque Theresa Caudle & Alastair Ross Course No. 3151 Level: Advanced Fee: £200 Ensemble Course A Baroque chamber music course for both individual players and pre-formed groups, preferably on instruments at A415, although it may be possible to accommodate a group at A440.!

Theresa Caudle

Alastair ross

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Booking Founder Maureen Lehane Wishart President James MacMillan CBE Vice President Sarah Walker CBE, James Bowman CBE & Roger Vignoles Artistic Director Saffron van Zwanenberg Trustees Andrew Wall - chairman Rosa Mannion Neil Kirkman Alan Burgess Sue Attenborough Philip Fowke Advisers Sarah Wheeler Mark Hunter FCA Mark Brierley RBA Graham Jeffs LL.B Development Manager Katharine Meadows Office Manager Karolyn Curle Media & PR Assistant Joshua Bishop

COursE FEEs 2014/15 standard Two day Course Fee £190-£200 (deposit £50 non - refundable) One day Course Fee £35 (deposit £30 non - refundable) Observer rate £120 (deposit £40 non - refundable) Three day Course Fee £270 (deposit £70 non - refundable) All course fees include meals as appropriate, cooked on the premises by our dedicated cooks Alex and Lou. B&B (continental breakfast) From £35 per person per night. Balances are due 3 weeks before the course. If a booking is cancelled we can transfer the deposit to another course in this brochure only, otherwise the deposit is forfeit. BursArIEs Part bursaries available in limited numbers for all courses to students in full time education. Applicants need to submit a letter and CV to the Artistic Director to be considered for a bursary. They are granted at the Artistic Director’s discretion on the grounds of availability and suitability.

GIFT Vouchers Have you thought of using the Jackdaws Gift Tokens to give a weekend, or part of a weekend to a special friend / relative? or perhaps a deserving young person? For more details Telephone: 01373 812383 HOW TO BOOK To reserve a place please book and pay on the website (www.jackdaws.org.uk) or send us a booking form (on the back of our brochure) together with your deposit of £50. Once we receive your form we will confirm your place and provide a questionnaire for you to complete and return to us detailing your choice of repertoire. Reservations can also be made by phone using a credit or debit card. The final balance is due 3 weeks before the course. Please note that no reminders will be sent. Bed & Breakfast places will be allocated in advance of the course. We will send you full details.

TIMETABLE Timings for the usual weekend courses are as follows (may vary depending on course). Friday Supper 6.30pm Session 1 8pm-9.30pm saturday Session 2 10am-11am Coffee 11am Session 3 11.30am-1pm Lunch 1pm-2pm Free time 2pm-4pm Tea 4pm Session 4 4.30pm-6pm Supper 6.30pm Session 5 8pm-9.30pm sunday Session 6 10am-11am Coffee 11am Session 7 11.30am-1pm Lunch 1-2pm Session 8 2pm-4pm Preparation for a possible concert Tea 4pm Office Hours Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm Jackdaws Music Education Trust Great Elm, Frome, Somerset BA11 3NY Telephone: 01373 812383 e-mail: music@jackdaws.org www.jackdaws.org.uk Registered Charity No. 1037073

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MEALs & ACCOMMOdATIOn Jackdaws will take care of all your accommodation needs. Good quality Bed and Breakfast is available in warm and friendly family homes nearby, some within walking distance and some with en-suite facilities or sole use of bathroom. Accommodation rates start at £35.00 per person per night. Alternatively, if you prefer, we can book accommodation in nearby country inns and hotels. Please call 01373 812383 to discuss your requirements. All other meals are included in the cost of the course and are provided at Jackdaws, cooked by our talented and dedicated cooks, Alex and Lou, who provide delicious home cooked food using local ingredients where possible.

“Everything was super, and the food was great - big thanks to Lou for her attention to my gluten-free needs” - Paula Boyagis.

HOW TO FInd us BY rOAd Leave Frome by the A362 heading northwest to Radstock. After roughly half a mile outside the built-up area, turn left, onto the road signposted “Hapsford, Great Elm, and Mells”. Great Elm is reached in about 1.5 miles; you will pass 2 signs welcoming you to Great Elm! Coming to the middle of the village, on the left hand side is a large tree on a grassed area turn left here. Proceed down the sharp hill and Jackdaws is on the left just before the river bridge. BY TrAIn A frequent service of mainline express trains operate to Bristol, Bath and Westbury, where you can change for connecting services to Frome. For more specific information visit the National Rail Website. Taxis are available from Frome Station for a short ride to Jackdaws, or your B&B. BY BIKE We are situated on National Cycle Network route 24. For more information visit the website - www.sustrans.org.uk For more details about travel including train and bus services please visit the website of our village, www.greatelm.org

“I didn’t want to leave Jackdaws after such a great experience, and floated home through the beautiful countryside in the late summer sunshine as if in a dream! I have fallen in love with this magical place which is Jackdaws- it is truly special and I hope I will be able to return...” Lucy Braga

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Youth Activities at Jackdaws

Concerts and Events

Thanks to ongoing support from our local schools and our position as a lead partner in sound Foundation somerset Music Hub, we work with 1000’s of children and young people every year bringing them high quality, active, musical experiences including large scale events such as ‘Year of Guitar’ with the Eden stell duo and OperaPLus. Jackdaws Education has a range of opportunities for Children and Young People, including: Ensemble and Music Theory clubs; Theory Club is Mondays, 4.30-5.30pm in term time and Jack’s Ensemble Club is Fridays 4.30-6pm. Gifted & Talented course places and masterclasses; a chance to be taught by some of our wonderful visiting tutors. summer Production Week - Dates are Monday 27th July to Friday 31st July 2015. Put on a show from scratch with a composer, artist and director. Arts Award; we are an Arts Award Supporter Organisation and many of our events offer opportunities to gain credit. Check out www.artsaward.org.uk for more info on how to pass the arts equivalent of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Jackdaws Christmas Concert Friday 19 December, 6:30pm Great Elm Village Church Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the door Celebrate Christmas with Jackdaws at the beautiful church at Great Elm. Featuring performances from Jack’s Music Club, the Jackdaws Songbirds, Artistic Director Saffron van Zwanenberg and friends, with seasonal roof raisers to ensure you start the Christmas holiday in a festive mood! To book call 01373 812383 or email music@jackdaws.org

“We only had a week we did the whole thing (learn the play, make all the art and all the music) in the time we had and made many new friends by doing the same picture or the same song. I LOVE JACKdAWs!” Eliza Talman (Summer School)

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Year of Percussion 2015 is the Year of Percussion at Jackdaws. We will be working with international percussionist Paul Philbert and introducing a further 15 schools to this exciting project. Paul will visit local Somerset schools to perform and deliver a workshop to prepare the students for a grand finale concert in which he will be joined en masse with children from each school. Year of Percussion follows two previously successful “Year of the...” projects; “Year of the String Quartet” featuring the Carducci String Quartet in 2013 and “Year of Guitar” with the Eden Stell Guitar Duo in 2014. Year of Percussion is made possible with the help of funding from Arts Council England and Sound Foundation Somerset.” : Paul Philbert and Year of Guitar Feedback graffiti board] Contact the office by e-mail music@jackdaws.org or call 01373 812383 for more information about any of these opportunities.

Come and sing Mendelssohn’s Elijah Sunday 22nd March Frome Voices £20 for participants Frome Voices is teaming up with Frome Symphony again to put on this wonderful work. There will be 8 rehearsals, starting on Friday 16th January 7:30pm - 9:30pm at Selwood Academy Frome. All singers welcome. Please contact Jane Talbot (jane.talbot@blueyonder.co.uk) or Olivia Date (date.lee@blueyonder.co.uk) for further details. Raising funds for a range of wonderful charities, including Jackdaws. “Thank you Jackdaws for yet another inspirational musical extravaganza” Jean Hopegood, Headteacher of Selwood Academy (after Year of Guitar)

Year of Guitar Feedback graffiti board above: Great Elm Church right: Armed Man Come and Sing 2013

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Young Artists at Jackdaws

OperaPLus Monday 12 - Saturday 24 January 2015 A residential course working in depth on a well-known opera culminating in a series of performances. Work intensively on the characters, interpretation and music with Jackdaws Artistic Director, Saffron van Zwanenberg, who has directed for ENO, Garden Opera, Mid Wales Opera and at the Royal Academy of Music, and Audrey Hyland who is a professor at the Royal Academy and also coaches at ROH on the young artist programme.

PLUS this production will also work with Somerset schools, offering them a workshop and the chance to be a part of the performance. This gives a unique opportunity to the performers to gain skills and experience in devising and leading workshops with a specific targeted goal. This is a great chance to get a step ahead on what will form a part of every singer’s career nowadays, whilst also focusing on a role and production. Application to audition by CV, closing date 1 November 2014 www.jackdaws.org.uk/operaplus The stylist of somerset, OperaPLus 2014

The stylist of somerset, OperaPLus 2014

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saffron van Zwanenberg, seho Lee, Audrey Hyland

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Special Diet? Please give details ......................................................................................................................................................................... Double Will you have the use of a car whilst at Jackdaws Credit card payments can only be taken over the phone as we will require the security number on the reverse of your card. Please contact us on 01373 812 383 to book on a course with a card. Please give brief details of your musical background and attainment .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Instrument/Voice ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... How did you hear about Jackdaws ? ................................................................................................................................................................ .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Please send completed booking form with a stamped addressed envelope and deposit to: Jackdaws Music Education Trust, Great Elm, Frome, Somerset BA11 3NY. Cheques to be made payable to: Jackdaws Music Educational Trust. For more information Telephone: +44 (0) 1373 812383 or visit our website: www.jackdaws.org.uk 2014-2015

Jackdaws Brochure 2014-15  

Jackdaws Brochure of music courses and events 2014-15

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