Senior Course

Course Intro

The Senior Course offers young, talented and curious minds the opportunity to test the waters with great chamber music repertoire. Themes from Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Shostakovich and English Chamber Music have been explored over the past few years.

Nothing is considered untouchable – ADVENTURE is the key word.

Alongside chamber music coaching, the students also enjoy:

  • High-level orchestral projects
  • Individual masterclasses with world-renowned professors
  • Composition
  • Conducting
  • Workshops on optimising performance
  • Late night sight-reading
  • Mock auditions and informal concerts
  • Yoga
  • Alexander Technique

Course Requirements

Age: 14-16yrs, school years 10&11
Standard: See event details
Audition: Yes. Held throughout the year
Application deadline: See event details
Cost: See event details
Pro Corda tries to ensure that no student is turned away because of financial barriers so please get in touch if you are facing difficulties. You can also find out more information on our Bursary page.

The next course will take place:

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All Pro Corda courses have excellent pastoral care, and this comes partly from the relatively small numbers on the course due to the emphasis on chamber music and partly from the expertise and experience of the pastoral staff. All staff are chosen for their experience and empathy with this age group, and students and parents alike will find us warm and welcoming.

Course Director: Matthew Jones

Matthew is Head of Chamber Music and one of the most sought after worldwide professors of viola at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Matthew is also a composer, mathematics graduate and teacher of the Alexander Technique and Kundalini Yoga/Meditation.

He is described by Strings Magazine as the finest Violist since William Primrose following his critically acclaimed Carnegie Hall debut in 2008.

Course Location: Blundell's School

The Senior Course will take place in the stunning venue, Blundell’s School.

Placed in the heart of Devon with easy access to the train station Tiverton, participants on the course will be able to enjoy the extensive sporting facilities and swimming pool.

A vast array of social and fun activities will be organised to complement and warmly welcome every individual.

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