CSSM was started by Ralph Vaughan Williams in 1947, and in this 75th anniversary year we continue his enthusiastic encouragement of amateur music making, facilitated by professionals of the highest calibre.

CSSM is a uniquely flexible musical week where every day you can play or sing in at least three timetabled, tutor-led classes from a wide range of solo and ensemble options, join in with other students in chamber music, and perhaps borrow an accompanist from the Masterclass to explore the solo repertoire. Whichever courses you select you can also sing in the famous acoustic of Uppingham School Chapel at Evensong, and perform in the full school choir and orchestral piece at the end of the week – this year it will be Mozart’s Requiem – with more relaxing moments available along the way to hear the concerts given by our professional tutors and course students. Most of all, we are renowned for our friendly, welcoming and inclusive atmosphere.

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Click the link above to apply using our secure online form. We will acknowledge receipt within a few days.

Please call or use the contact link below to contact Gareth Huw Davies (Course Director) if you wish discuss the course further or have any questions:

+44(0)20 8123 7666


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