Welcome to Oxenfoord...

Oxenfoord International Summer School is a residential course based in Musselburgh on the outskirts of Scotland's capital. With new classes and tutors for 2016, we offer an inspiring setting for singers and pianists to make new friends, meet old ones and share music through performance. Produced by the Edinburgh International Festival a few years ago, this short film gives a flavour of my work and teaching which builds on 36 years of coaching, workshops and masterclasses.

This year we're delighted to welcome international soprano Susan Bullock CBE as our guest Masterclass tutor, who, along with myself, will lead a team of specialists including Robin Bowman, continuing to teach French Song, and Janis Kelly & Linda Ormiston producing and directing the Opera Scenes. As per previous years I will continue to offer classes in Song Repertoire & Accompaniment, in addition to the popular Song Cycle Class.

New for 2016 is the Hester Dickson Duo Prize, in memory of my mother, and founding staff pianist on the course. The prize will cover full fees for a singer and pianist with the aim of developing their special ensemble relationship. We also continue to invite applications for the Sam Hutchings Pianist Prize, aimed at providing young accompanists to work alongside our experienced staff. Please contact us if you would like further information about either award.

In 2016 we also welcome new tutors, baritone Russell Smythe, a much sought after singing teacher, and respected opera coach and conductor, Martin Pickard, plus acting coach specialist Jacquie Crago. Please see Our Tutors for updated biographies and Our Classes for the full range of class descriptions.

On Saturday 23rd July, Junior Oxenfoord returns for a set of coachings, masterclasses and performances for children between 14 - 18. Participants will work with me and perform in concert that evening alongside one of the major bursary holders from the main course. Places are limited, so please contact Charlotte Jackson, Junior Oxenfoord Administrator, or download the Junior Oxenfoord Application Form for further information.

With new tutors and classes for 2016, additional class rooms, Loretto's suite of all-Steinway pianos and many opportunities for students to perform together, we're expecting yet another rewarding year. To apply please download the Application Form and do let us know if you have any questions, we'd love to hear from you.

Welcome to Oxenfoord Summer School

Malcolm Martineau,
Artistic Director,
Oxenfoord International Summer School