Guildhall School’s brand new London centre invites applications from young musicians – The Strad

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The new  Guildhall Young Artists King’s Cross centre  will open on 24 September. It is part of the Guildhall Young Artists network, which links centres across the UK offering performing arts training to young people. The network already includes centers in London, Taunton, Saffron Walden, Norwich and online. This is will be the third London-based campus. Others include the particular Centre for Young Musicians in Waterloo and Junior Guildhall.   The King’s Cross campus will offer six courses in music, drama and production arts, each of which are aimed at different ages.

Among the 6 courses, three are music-related: ‘Creativity Starts Here’ (ages  5–7), ’Music Discovery Course’ (ages 7–11) and ‘Music Course’ (ages 11–18). They will be aimed at giving an overview associated with music education, with the beginner course focusing on games and exercises, the intermediate course looking at a wide range of musical styles, and the advanced course providing ensemble playing and individually tailored activities.   The particular lessons will take place on Saturdays during term time plus will become based in the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School within King’s Cross.   No audition or previous experience are necessary to enter the programme.

In being part associated with the Guildhall Young Performers network, King’s Cross campus students will certainly benefit from visits by Guildhall students and tutors, as well as interdisciplinary performance opportunities using the programme’s other college students. Workshops, competitions and concerts organised simply by the school will also be available to students.  

The Guildhall School of Music & Drama was founded in 1880 and has since become one of the UK’s leading conservatoires. Notable string alumni include cellist Jacqueline  du Pré, and violinists Jennifer Pike and Tasmin Little.

To learn more and apply, visit the Guildhall website .   Bursaries are available and a 20 per cent discount on first phrase fees may be applied to those who apply before 12 September.