Jersey International Masterclasses

29th July – 6th August 2017 The Jersey International Masterclasses is a summer music course based at the academy, and this year 22 students from England, Spain, France, Belgium, and Jersey participated in a full week of tuition and concerts. The course is linked with Royal College of Music, and the teaching faculty is coordinated […]

Flute Ensemble Day

27th July 2017 Led by Claire and Andy Harvey, this involved an group of young flautists in a day of ensemble playing with a distinctly ‘animal’ theme!  After the morning rehearsals the group performed open-air at Jersey Zoo, in the courtyard of the beautiful manor house.  A combination of solos, duets, and ensemble pieces made […]

JAM Summer Fayre and Awards

Saturday 17th June 2017 A glorious day of sunshine ensured that our annual flagship event was enjoyed greatly by all.  The event combined musical performances with traditional stalls, bouncy castles, a fantastic raffle, and as more and more people arrived throughout the afternoon the academy became truly packed! Over one hundred performances took place, using […]

Durham University Orchestra outreach day

10th June 2017 Thirty five academy instrumentalists joined forces with the forty-strong visiting Durham University Palatinate Orchestra for a full day of orchestral playing.  During the morning, the group was divided into ensembles to learn the repertoire led by the visiting students and our team of teachers from the academy. The groups then gradually came […]

11th March – ‘Piano, Piano, Piano!’ project review

Saturday 11th March 2017   A wonderful day was had by all in our ‘Piano, Piano, Piano!’ project!  All the piano teachers at the academy joined forces to create a varied programme of piano-related activities during the day.  The morning focussed on Primary-age students, and the afternoon on Secondary-aged students, with each session ending in […]

27th Jan – PwC Jersey Young Musician of the Year Competition Heats

Congratulations to the following JAM students for their success in the PwC Jersey Young Musician of the Year Competition 2017 Heats: Matthew Bowen – Winner, Percussion Heat Emilie Edelenbos – Winner, Strings Heat Esther Cushen – Winner, Piano Heat Jonathan Cushen – Winner, Junior Brass Nic Lawrenson – Winner, Junior Strings Looking forward to the […]

18th Jan – Young Musician Preparation Concert

Wed 18th Jan 2017 An opportunity for all the academy students taking part in the annual PwC Jersey Young Musician of the Year Competition to have the opportunity to run their programme through in front of a friendly audience to help prepare for the competition itself.  

11th-12th Feb – From The Examiner’s Chair

11th/12th February 2017 Two visiting examiners for ABRSM and Trinity examination boards will visit the academy to talk to children and parents about the exams, helpful hints and tips for young musicians entering exams, and detailed information on all the grades and levels.  Workshops coached by the examiners Helen Duffy and Graham Harvey will take […]

23rd Apr – London Concert Day-Trip

Following the success of the previous three London Concert Day-Trips, the academy will be running another short tour aimed at students from Year 8 upwards.  It will operate as a day-trip to London, presenting the opportunity for local children to hear one of the world’s leading orchestras in one of the world’s best concert halls!  […]

18th-19th Feb – Cello Weekend

18th/19th February 2017 Visiting cello teacher Richard Boardman specialises in Suzuki and Dalchroze, and will lead a weekend of tuition for all the young cellists at the academy.