What is it?
Our instrumental and vocal clinics are open to all non-professional musicians of any age, whether enthusiastic amateurs or budding students. Participants will have the opportunity to work on a piece of music with one of our internationally renowned musicians, all in a friendly and supportive environment.
Perhaps you would like to brush up your skills, work on a technical or stylistic aspect of a piece, or prepare for an audition? Maybe you’d just like the chance to have one-on-one coaching with one of the Dunedin Consort regulars? These sessions focus on building confidence, working on technical challenges, and deepening musical understanding.
When are they?
We’re delighted to be hosting the following clinics in 2023/2024, with more dates to be announced:
- Jonathan Manson, viol consort | 14 September 2023 | Edinburgh (deadline 24 August)
- Christine Sticher, double bass | 14 October 2023 | Glasgow (deadline 23 September)
- Bojan Čičić, violin | 17 November 2023 | Glasgow (deadline 27 October)
- Helen Charlston, voice | 5 February 2024 | Edinburgh (deadline 15 January)
- Katy Bircher, flute | 13 March 2024 | London (deadline 20 February)
- Joshua Ellicott, voice | 19 March 2024 | Edinburgh (deadline 27 February)
These sessions are free of charge. Each performer will be allocated a 20-minute slot to look at a piece of music of their choice, or to work on a particular aspect of their instrumental or vocal performance.
When you apply, we will ask you to specify the repertoire you would like to work on during the session. Participants are generally encouraged to bring music from within Dunedin Consort’s core repertoire (i.e. from the Renaissance, Baroque or Classical periods), but later repertoire can be accommodated, where appropriate.
How to Apply
Please complete the application form by following this link or clicking the button at the top of this page. We will accept applications up to 3 weeks before the date of the clinic.
If you have any questions regarding our clinics, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘It exceeded my expectations, Nicholas was extremely supportive and constructive with his criticism and advice. I felt like I had a new, practical approach to various aspects of the piece, in particular with my breathing.’
‘It was a great session! I learnt so much more than I imagined and came away feeling very positive and inspired.’