Jersey Summer Music 2019

22nd – 27th July 2019 The JAM Summer Course was once again fully subscribed, and the thirty children involved had a very busy and action-packed week of music and activities.  Through the support of the One Foundation, a team of visiting teachers joined the local faculty, including brass specialist Steve Thompson, Abbie Burrows for woodwind, […]

Flute Day with Gareth McLearnon

18th May 2019 On 18th May,  the Academy’s senior flute students spent the day with internationally renowned and multi-award-winning flautist, Gareth McLearnon.  The day began with a group workshop focusing on Tone, where the students learnt some interesting techniques including singing while playing. Gareth then spent time with the younger flautists, working on posture and technique and […]

Multi-Level Orchestral Project with Chetham’s School of Music

20th-23rd June 2019 Around 100 of the academy’s orchestral-instrumentalists joined forces with visiting students and teachers from Chetham’s School of Music in one of our biggest projects of the year! Senior-level instrumentalists formed a 45-strong Chamber Orchestra, rehearsing intensively each evening to bring together Coates’ vibrant London Suite, and Popper’s reflective Requiem for Three Cellos […]

Street Jazz Weekend with Steve Thompson and St Dunstan’s College London

3rd-5th May 2019 Steve Thompson arrived in Jersey for a weekend residency at Chateau Vermont bringing with him 10 of his students from St Dunstan’s College, London along with their Director of music Dominic Oldfield for a Street Jazz weekend project. 14 local JAM students joined forces with our guests to form a Street Jazz band. […]

Ruairi Glasheen Irish Drumming Residency

10th/11th May 2019 Organised by JAM percussion tutor Eva Hsieh, we had two busy days of workshops delivered by the quite incredible Ruairi Glasheen.  He travelled to the island with bags full of Bodhrán drums, and worked with children from VCP, Janvrin, and JCG on the Friday, before leading workshops for JAM students (and parents!) on […]

Jammie Juniors Concert

Sat 30th March, 11am-11.45am We have a very special event planned for  Saturday 30th March! Children in Pre-School to KS1 are invited at 11am to watch a fun and interactive concert led by Flutasia, the academy’s senior flute group.  This concert will feature music and stories from some of the children’s favourite TV shows. The children can […]

PwC Jersey Young Musician of the Year Competition Preparation Platform

Thu 31st Jan 2019, 6pm This event is open to all JAM students who have entered either the PwC Young Musician of the Year Competition or the PwC Junior Musician of the Year Competition, and provides the opportunity for them to try out their pieces in front of a friendly audience.  Free of charge with […]

‘Mikrokosmos’ Piano Project

2nd/3rd March 2019 Artwork Workshops, then Jersey Arts Centre concert on Sat 9th March 2019, 7pm. Around 30 JAM pianists of all ages are participating in this exciting project.  ‘Mikrokosmos’ (‘miniature worlds’) is a set of piano miniatures written by Hungarian composer Bela Bartok between 1926 and 1939.  The pieces are divided into six volumes, […]

Wells Cathedral School Brass Residency

7th-10th March 2019 Part of our regular link with the outstanding Wells Cathedral School, on this occasion a young brass quintet will be resident at JAM along with two teachers.  They will be delivering schools performances during the daytime, and in the afternoons and evenings they will be working alongside JAM brass students to create […]

Exam Preparation Platform

Thu 21st March 2019, 6pm The opportunity for all students taking ABRSM and Trinity exams this term to try out their programme in front of a friendly audience.  Free entry with a retiring collection.