Guildhall School of Music and Drama Jazz Summer School

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Guildhall School of Music and Drama Jazz Summer School

Guildhall School of Music and Drama Jazz Summer School

Jazz & Rock Summer School

Very good, best week of my life.” Jazz Summer School participant 2014

The Guildhall Jazz and Rock Summer School has something for everyone, at every age and level of experience, in a wide range of styles embracing jazz, rock, latin, funk, gospel, blues, studio music and more. It’s a fun, happy, encouraging and vibrant place to try something new or expand your skills. Auditions are not required.

The Jazz Summer School includes:

Singers’ Weekend

A unique large group workshop for singers from all backgrounds, working on gospel, African, world and jazz music. Led over two days by Scott StromanJazz Faculty staff and guests, it culminates in a concert with a great band on Sunday night. No music reading necessary—all learned and performed by ear!

Jazz & Rock Week

Our popular Jazz and Rock Week is the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded musicians of all ages and abilities and to take your performance to the next level.

This long-running course for instrumentalists and singers begins on Sunday evening and finishes with a huge concert on Friday evening to which friends and family are invited.

The course includes jazz and rock bands and combos, big bands, vocal groups, classes in harmony, rhythm, and improvisation, instrumental and vocal classes, rock and Latin workshops and computer music. In the evenings there are tutor concerts and ’the Club‘ – our informal evening jam session where you’ll get the chance to meet and perform with like-minded musicians. It’s a busy and vibrant week.

Jazz & Rock week is open to all musicians and vocalists over the age of 11 with ABRSM Grade 3 or equivalent skill level.



Singers’ Weekend

22 July – 23 July 2017, 10am-5.30pm
Concert 23 July 2017, 7.30pm- 9pm

Jazz & Rock Week

23 July – 28 July 2017, 10am-6pm
Tutor concert 7pm-8pm
The Club 8pm – 10pm
Concert 28 July 7pm-10pm


Singers’ Weekend


Jazz & Rock Week

Course Fee:£485

Residential option 1:(Course Fee + Bed, Breakfast and Evening meal) £875
Residential option 2:(Course Fee + Bed and Breakfast) £800

Singers’ Weekend + Jazz & Rock Week with Accommodation

Course Fee: £600 (£20 discount)

Residential option 1: £1045 (Course Fee + Bed, Breakfast and Evening meal)
Residential option 2: £962 (Course Fee + Bed and Breakfast)

Assisted Places

We have a limited number of fully funded places available for the Jazz Summer School. For more information please click here.

Applications for assisted places applications will be open on 31 March 2017 and full instructions on how to apply will be available on the website at this time.

Participant requirements 

Suitable for anyone aged 11 and over. There is no upper age limit for the Jazz Summer School.

Special access needs

If you have any special access needs, please contact us to discuss your requirements using the contact details below.

Frequently asked questions

Read frequently asked questions about the Jazz Summer School.


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Email or call 0207 382 2310 for any enquiries.


Apply for Jazz and Rock Week

Apply for Singers’ Weekend

Apply for Jazz and Rock and Singers’ Weekend package

Under 18s

NB For registrants under the age of 18, please provide parent/guardian contacts (telephone number/email address). Under 18s registered without direct parental contacts (phone/email) will not be admitted on our courses.

Our residential packages for under 18s are chaperoned.

Terms and conditions

You can read our terms and conditions, including cancellation policy.