Suzuki Weekend

9th and 10th June 2018 Visiting Suzuki specialists Sharron Beamer and Sue Hunt worked alongside Vanessa Moore for our annual Suzuki Strings Weekend.  All the young children involved had the opportunity to receive one-to-one lessons with the visiting teachers, and at the end of the event a Playtogether took place in front of families and […]

JAM Summer Fayre and Awards 2018

Saturday 16th June 2018, 1pm-4pm A lovely afternoon was enjoyed by lots and lots of families at our annual landmark event.  The fayre opened with a blazing fanfare from Les Cors Jerriais: This was followed by a wide range of instrumental concerts in the Chapel, piano concerts in the Concert Hall, and ensemble performances on […]

An Afternoon with Leonard Bernstein

Sun 15th Apr 2018   An emotional and thoughtful afternoon of music, words, and artwork was enjoyed by a large audience at the Jersey Arts Centre on Sunday 15th April 2018.  ‘An Afternoon with Leonard Bernstein’ explored the life and works of one of the world’s renowned musicians, Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), whose legacy goes far […]

Wells Cathedral School Percussion Residency

4th/5th May 2018 An outstanding percussion ensemble of young musicians from Wells Cathedral School were resident at the academy for a weekend of musical activity.  A great project was had by all, with the Drumline Percussion Ensemble performing to VCP and Victoria College on the Friday.  They were then joined by young percussionists from JAM […]

Flutewise

Sat 3rd and Sun 4th Feb 2018, all weekend A fantastic weekend course of flute playing with Mike Mower, Cathy Hare and Liz Goodwin (www.flutewiselive.org).   Mike Mower is not only an exceptional flute player but he is an amazing composer. Mike has played and recorded with jazz, rock and classical artists as diverse as […]

Small Ensembles Project

Launch Event on Sat 27th Jan 2018, 11am-12noon Concert Afternoon on Sat 24th Mar 2018, 1pm-5pm We are delighted to present a new initiative which we hope will be educationally and socially rewarding for all participants.  This is open to JAM students of Grade 3 and above.  We will be creating small mixed-instrumental ensembles such […]

Wells Cathedral School Residency

5th-8th December 2017 We welcomed a visiting string quartet of outstanding young musicians from Wells Cathedral School.  During their short visit they performed to hundreds of children at VCP and Victoria College. They also joined forces with the VCJ Sinfonia for a performance of Handel’s Zadok The Priest, with a choir of sixty children, teachers […]

Christmas Concerts

4th, 5th, and 6th December 2017 Three evening concerts for all students to play pieces they have been working on this term in front of a friendly audience.  Over fifty solos took place over the three concerts, many thanks to all the teachers for stewarding and organising.  

London Concert Day-Trip

3rd December 2017 A group of children travelled across for a day-trip to London to watch the Philharmonia Orchestra perform a programme of Russian music in the Royal Festival Hall.  Arriving in Victoria Station after the flight across, the group walked down to the Southbank via the Houses of Parliament.  There was time to visit […]

Exam Preparation Platform

20th November 2017 A concert for all the children entering ABRSM and Trinity practical examinations.  Eighteen children participated, playing through their exam pieces in a friendly and encouraging environment.