Jul 2015 – Musique et Aventure

20th-25th July 2015   The academy’s ever-popular summer music course  was enjoyed by thirty-five students this year, led by a team of  nine teachers.  The course is open island-wide, and this year it included children ranging from 9yrs to 17yrs of age, playing violin, viola, cello, piano, flute, saxophone, trumpet, tuba, cornet, and percussion.   […]

Jul 2015 – JAM Summer Fayre and Awards

11th July 2015   A new event for the academy, providing an opportunity for all children and families to join together to celebrate the progress and achievements of all students.  The event was coordinated by Claire and Andrew Harvey, and with the support of a team of volunteer parents and students we brought together a […]

Jul 2015 – End of Year Concert at the Jersey Arts Centre

5th July 2015   The academy’s annual concert at the Jersey Arts Centre gave lots and lots of students the opportunity to perform in a professional concert venue, and this time round the concert focussed entirely on chamber music.  Divided into numerous duets, trios, quartets and larger ensembles, the concert featured a wide range of […]

Jun 2015 – Suzuki Day

20th June 2015   The academy’s annual Suzuki Day was once again very well attented, with over thirty-five of the youngest children participating with violin and cello along with a team of local academy tutors and visiting teachers.  This year we were pleased to welcome back Sue Horridge (violin), Richard Boardman (cello) and Jo Mahler […]

Apr 2015 – Coutances Musical Exchange

21st-24th April 2015   Jersey young musicians had the opportunity to perform side by side with musical friends from Coutances in a series of concerts.  The exchange link between the Jersey Academy of Music and the Ecole de Musique de Coutances was formed in 2012 through the St.Ouen’s Twinning Association, and in 2013 an trio […]

Mar 2015 – Spring Term Project Week

March 2015   The Spring Term concluded with a range of concerts as part of Project Week.  On Wednesday 11th March the ‘Brass, Sax, and Piano’ concert took place, followed on Friday 13th March by the ‘Strings and Piano’ concert.  In addition to the Dyva Duet project and the Suzuki Cello Day, the final event […]

Mar 2015 – The Dyva Duet Project

14th-15th March 2015     Led by the ‘Dyva Duet’, with academy percussion tutor Eva Hsieh and her visiting duo partner Judy Chen, this project was open to local young flautists and percussionists islandwide.     The weekend focussed on ensemble playing, combining a mixture of flute and percussion coaching.  The groups worked on specially arranged […]

Mar 2015 – Suzuki Cello Day

14th March 2015    Suzuki cello specialist Richard Boardman visited the island to spend a day giving tuition to our youngest cellists, involving a mixture of group activities and paired tuition.  The day also gave the children the experience of Dalcroze, in which they coordinated movement games with skipping ropes and balls in time with […]

Feb 2015 – English Brass Academy

20th-22nd February 2015   On the 20th February Jersey welcomed the English Brass Academy to Jersey to hold a weekend brass course at the Jersey Academy of Music, Chateau Vermont. Led by EBA’s Artistic Director Paul Archibald plus Steve Stirling & Jonathon Hopes, they & local tutors joined forces to inspire & coach 37 players […]

Feb 2015 – Jersey Youth Chamber Orchestra

8th February 2015, 7pm, Jersey Arts Centre   The Spring 2015 JYCO session was a considerable collaboration, bringing the orchestra alongside visiting students from Chetham’s School of Music, the Victoria College Preparatory School Choir, the Beaulieu Chamber Choir, and PwC Jersey Young Musician of the Year 2014 Lillian Garnier.  The programme of music focussed on […]