About us

Welcome to Oxenfoord…

Building on 42 years of masterclasses, coachings, workshops and concerts, Oxenfoord International is an annual, week-long summer school for singers and accompanists based in the coastal village of Musselburgh, east of Scotland’s historic capital Edinburgh. Our staff of leading singers, teachers, coaches and accompanists continue to provide nurturing and supportive learning environments for students to share their skills and experience.

This year we welcome returning guest Masterclass tutors John Mark Ainsley OBE, Judith Howarth, Marie McLaughlin and our Patron Ann Murray DBE. New for 2023 is pianist/coach Gamal Khamis and conductor/coach Cameron Burns, who will conduct the Opera Scenes with Martin Pickard. Donald Maxwell will also join us to direct Opera Scenes with Linda Ormiston OBE and collaborative pianist Eunji Han will be the recipient of the 2023 Sam Hutchings Pianist Prize. Please see Tutors and Accompanists for updated biographies of all our distinguished staff and Classes for the full range of class descriptions.

To apply please fill out the online application form and do let us know if you have any questions, we’d love to hear from you.

Malcolm Martineau OBE,
Artistic Director,
Oxenfoord International Summer School