29th July updates:
Due to the RMT rail strikes we will be providing accommodation for affected students on the night of the 12th and the 20th of August if necessary. Do get in touch if you require accommodation to facilitate rail travel on those non strike days.
- please test within the 24 hours prior to arrival and do not travel if you are positive
- Please bring a spare test (or two) in case you should feel ill during the week and need to retest for the protection of other students.
- Please wear a mask diligently in the week prior to the course and if you are travelling on public transport. We recommend a minimum of an FFP2 specification.
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.
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