Students may sign up for one 30-minute class per day from a range of tutors specialising in technique, performance practice, repertoire, style, language and acting. Extras classes are also available upon request and depending on tutor availability. Each day there are group warm-ups, workshops and talks, individual drop-in sessions and the 4.15 informal concert series. All students are encouraged to observe other classes and perform in at least one of the evening showcase concerts during the week. The course offers unrivalled opportunities for singers and accompanists, from the inexperienced to those at the highest level, to learn from one another and study with specialist tutors in their field.
Our professional accompanists play for all classes and concerts and will help to rehearse repertoire. If you wish to bring your own accompanist there will be many opportunities to perform together and fine-tune repertoire you may have been working on for some time. If you are applying as a duo, please let us know at the point of application.
Upon arrival at Loretto you’ll receive a welcome pack at the registration desk in the Music School (with timetable template, door codes, catering times etc). Directions to the Music School will be sign-posted from the Senior School gates. The Music School notice boards will display course information throughout the week and any important announcements will be made during morning warm-ups and evening concerts. Arrival time will be from 11am on Sunday 28th July, with lunch at 1pm, a vocal warm-up at 2pm and classes starting at 3pm. Dinner will be at 6pm followed by Karen Cargill’s Public Masterclass at 7.30pm.