Summer School Content Overview

Although we have not yet finalised the programme and course content for 2020,  you may find draft course content below helpful in giving an idea of the possible main areas of activity. 

Our Summer School will be suitable suitable for enthusiastic current or prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students who wish to get inspired about music in the breath-taking surroundings of the prestigious Bangor University.

Music Performance Skills

1. Solo Performance

May include:

  • Individual lessons with professional musicians
  • Masterclasses and Workshops

2. Ensemble Performance

May include:

  • Western classical ensembles
  • Accompanying skills for pianists
  • Improvised ensemble work

Core Musicianship Skills to support Performance Studies

1. Performance and Musicology

May include:

  • Introduction to Western classical music
  • Women in music
  • Music in Wales
  • World music
  • Theory, analysis and keyboard harmony

2. Performance and Composition

May include:

  • Performing contemporary music
  • Developing improvisation skills through music performance

3. Music Performance within Health and Well-Being

May include:

  • Performing music in wide-ranging venues to diverse audiences and communities
  • Music education
  • Music therapy

Developing English Language Skills and Experiencing Bangor

  • Daily English language classes
  • Recreational events and evening activities
  • Organised day excursions within North Wales

Additional notes:

Each student will receive constructive feedback on their progress and development during the course.
At the end of the course students will be offered an audition with a view to undertaking undergraduate/postgraduate music studies at Bangor University’s School of Music and Media.
For students who wish to study at Bangor and who demonstrate sufficient excellence and proficiency in their audition there will be the potential to offer fee reductions/scholarships (subject to availability at the time).