Create Music’s Summer School Reopens For 2024

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6 to 18 year-olds can choose from 37 exciting short courses running across Brighton & Hove and East Sussex this July.

Wherever they are on their musical journey, young people can now enrol to take part in Create Music’s hugely popular Summer School, running 1 to 19 July 2024.

This year’s programme sees the return of some old favourites, including instrument-specific workshops and full ensemble playing, as well as brand-new courses for 2024. Composing and Scoring for Film gives older students the opportunity to delve into the world of story and character alongside industry know-how, while the Open Access courses are specially designed for students with no prior musical experience.

Summer Sinfonia comes to Music Summer School for the first time this year, giving more experienced players the chance to work as part of a larger orchestral ensemble, and Samba Band makes its way to Brighton after last year’s success in Eastbourne. Each course will end with a performance celebrating the students’ new musical skills.

What’s New to Summer School 2024?

Summer Sinfonia Course 

This new course is designed for strings, brass, woodwind, drum kit and percussion players in Year 5 and above, of approximately Grade 3 - 5 standard. The Summer Sinfonia offers more experienced players an opportunity to work as part of an orchestral ensemble. 

Composing and Scoring for Film, the popular music tech course, is now also running in East Sussex College, Eastbourne

An introduction to scoring music for films. Learn about stemming out and composing music that fits story and character, developing themes and much more. A look at not only the software and tools to create your masterpiece but the workflows and technical aspects of sharing your music with film makers also. This course is aimed at pupils aged 15 and above with experience in playing and an interest in composing original music. 

Samba Band is coming to Brighton! After last year’s success at St Andrew’s Prep, Samba band is now also running at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

This course is designed for children in Year 5 or above with an enthusiasm for developing their rhythm and aural awareness. No previous drum experience necessary, you will learn and play a wide range of rhythms and styles from Brazil as part of a Bateria! 

Open Access courses in Eastbourne are spread across two venues on different days this year, to allow eager beginners to try a variety of courses.

Choose from Let’s Sing (Yr2-3), Let’s Play Ukulele (Yr 3-6), Samba Band (Yr 5+), Garageband (Yr 4-6) and Debut Music Production (Yr 5+)

Course durations run from 1 to 3 days long and priced between £33 and £99. Current Create Music students are entitled to a 10% discount on fees, and bursaries of 50% are also available for families receiving certain income-related benefits.

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