December 2014 – London Concert Day-Trip

  London Concert Day-Trip 14th December 2014 Eight students aged 13-16 participated in this project to experience the Philharmonia Orchestra performing in the Royal Festival Hall.  After an early start the first visits of the day upon arrival in London were Westminster Cathedral and Westminster Abbey: The walking route from Victoria to the Southbank also […]

December 2014 – Winter Project Week – ‘Seriously Solos!’

  Winter Project Week – ‘Seriously Solos!’ 1st-4th December 2014 This term’s Project Week gave all the students of every age and instrument the chance to perform a solo.  Four concerts took place during the week, focussing on the various instrumental disciplines of strings, woodwind, brass, piano and percussion, and in total the week presented […]

November 2014 – Royal College of Music Junior Department Residency

  Royal College of Music Junior Department Residency 29th – 30th Nov 2014 Three young pianists aged 11-17 came over from the Royal College of Music Junior Department led by their teacher Professor Yekaterina Lebedeva.  During their short stay, a group of ten local young pianists from the academy had the opportunity to receive masterclasses […]

October 2014 – Jersey Youth Chamber Orchestra Winter Course

  Jersey Youth Chamber Orchestra Winter Course 29th Oct  – 1st Nov 2014 In a contrast to previous years, the Jersey Youth Chamber Orchestra’s winter session was held as a half-term orchestral course.  Starting on the Wednesday of half-term the orchestra came together for four full days of musical activity.  Led by visiting conductor Robert […]

October 2014 – French Horn Day

  French Horn Day Sunday 19th Oct 2014 On October 19th 16 local French Horn players aged 6-18 met at Jersey Academy of Music, Chateau Vermont for the very first French Horn Day – organised in joint partnership between the Jersey Academy of Music and Jersey Music Service. The players split into junior, intermediate and […]

September 2014 – The Great Charity Playathon

  THE GREAT CHARITY PLAYATHON 26th-27th September 2014 On 26th September 2014, the Jersey Academy of Music hosted The Great Charity Playathon, a 24 hour event in aid of CLIC Sargent (Jersey) and Tearfund. The Playathon was organised by Claire Boleat, flute teacher at the academy, with one of her senior students Lauren Gallaher (a […]

September 2014 – Folk Fiddle Music of the British Isles

  Folk Fiddle Music of the British Isles 13th-14th September 2014   Pete Cooper, an expert fiddle teacher and player, visited the island to lead two days of folk music.  On the Saturday a group of thirteen young violinists and violists aged 9-17 spent the day learning several folk tunes from different parts of the […]

July/August 2014 – Musique et Aventure and Jersey International Masterclasses

  Musique et Aventure and Jersey International Masterclasses 28th July – 5th August 2014 A truly action-packed musical summer was presented with the combination of two music courses.  Musique et Aventure enjoyed its 8th successful year, involving thirty local young musicians aged 9-17 in musical mornings with activity-filled afternoons.  Simultaneously to this, Jersey International Masterclasses […]

July 2014 – End of Year Concert at the Jersey Arts Centre

  End of Year Concert at the Jersey Arts Centre 13th July 2014 The Jersey Arts Centre was truly ‘packed to the rafters’ for the academy’s End of Year Concert!  The concert featured a whole range of ages and instruments, and the focus this year was ‘Ensemble Music’, leading to a wide variety of duos, […]

July 2014 – Brass and Percussion Day

  Brass and Percussion Day 6th July 2014 Led by Pippa Lumbard and Eva Hsieh, the Brass and Percussion Day involved thirty-two young musicians aged 10-16 in a whole day of different activities.  The day began with a short performance given by all the tutors, firstly featuring the brass quintet of Stuart Lumbard, Pippa Lumbard, […]