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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]