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Bass Club Summer School 2018

Monday 20 - Saturday 25 August 2018

Venue: St Catherine's School, Bramley, Surrey

Now in its 32nd year, Bass Club has given students the specialist tuition they need to reach and go beyond their ambitions. Courses are tailored to the individual's needs and the atmosphere is uniquely supportive.

Whether you are an advanced player taking professional auditions or a young player going on your first specialist course these amazing possibilities are available to you. The repertoire, teaching and communication styles have been developed over many years.

This year's course will be held at an exciting new venue, St Catherine's School Bramley, with spacious facilities and attractive grounds.

Summer Course Dates 2018

Junior Course: Wednesday 22 - Saturday 25 August

Main Course: Tuesday 21 - Saturday 25 August

Accelerated Group: Tuesday 21 - Saturday 25 August

Advanced Courses: Monday 20 - Saturday 25 August

 More information about the Bass Club Summer School


Principal Tutors

Caroline Emery (Course Director), Professor at the Royal College of Music and Yehudi Menuhin School.

Jan Alm, Assistant Principal of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Professor at Gothenburg University

Gareth Wood, Composer, conductor and former member of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Frances Emery, freelance player, teacher at the Royal College of Music Junior Department and Dulwich College. Bass Clubber.

Special Guest Artists

David Allen Moore, Los Angeles Philharmonic and professor at the University of Southern California.

Joel Quarrington, Principal Bass, Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra.

Charles DeRamus, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and professor at Gothenburg University.

Bass Club's musical staff are all experienced, specialist bass teachers. On each course there is also a full programme of free time activities.

Over forty recent commissions of new music for chamber groups of basses provide Bass Club students with an extensive repertoire for all levels of playing.

Masterclasses and Performances

There will be opportunities to perform and we are very lucky to have such wonderful facilities for performance at St Catherine's School. Repertoire will be expected to be communicated in advance to enable the best classes possible.


 More information about the Bass Club Summer School 2018.

  Summer 2018 Brochure (Junior Course, Main Course & Accelerated Group)

  Summer 2018 Advanced Courses Brochure

  Summer 2018 Booking Form


To apply for Summer School courses please contact the Bass Club:

 email the Bass Club.

 Telephone +44 (0)20 8330 3188.