What is Pro Corda Academy?

The Pro Corda Academy (PCA) uses the core educational principles of chamber music as never before to revitalize the music education reality of shared instrumental learning in so many state schools across the UK.

The overarching goal of the new Academy programme is to discover and nurture talented young musicians by providing brand new opportunities and scholarships to continue their musical development, and break down – once and for all – their barriers of access.

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How does it work?

Funded, sustained workshop series focusing on regional weekly sessions each school term.

Leading to...

Funded stepping-stone Pro Corda Academy Chamber Music weekends – both in delivery regions and at Pro Corda’s home of Leiston Abbey – to build on the workshops and continue the chamber music development beyond the in-school provision.

Leading to...

Bespoke full scholarship places on Pro Corda’s core courses, together with travel subsidy, for highly gifted young musicians discovered during the above two strands and who are eligible to benefit from Pro Corda’s core courses. Both the full scholarship awards and course places will be ring-fenced on each age tier of Pro Corda’s core courses, together with its regional core courses – Pro Corda West and Pro Corda North.

With the additional possibility of...

An adjoining Professional Training strand (delivered as a blended course of twilight sessions and digital resources) for teachers and trainees in each region we work in via the PCA.

How can I find out more and get involved?

Much more information will be released over the coming weeks so watch this space! If you have any burning questions please feel free to contact us using the form here:

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“First class! Andrew’s expertise and musicianship were highly apparent not only in the quality of what he helped advanced students to create, but also in drawing out an unexpected realisation of potential from the less experienced. Improvisation is myth-busted and I am beginning to see it emerging in our Music Service! “
Kieran Lynch, Upper Strings Teacher for Kingston upon Hull Music Service.

Generously supported by:

Schubert Ensemble

Leiston Abbey
Chamber Music Courses
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