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 […]

Solihull School Chamber Music Residency

5th-7th July 2019 Founded in 1560, Solihull School is a leading co-educational independent school situated near the centre of Solihull, West Midlands, England.  The music department benefits from excellent accommodation in the David Turnbull Music School, opened in 2009. A student trio consisting of clarinet, violin and piano look forward to visiting Jersey in July, […]

Chetham’s School of Music Residency

20th-24th June 2019 Our longstanding friendship with Chetham’s School of Music continues with an exciting residency this summer, with a visiting string quintet and wind quintet of young musicians and various teachers, led by Director of Music Stephen Threlfall, in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the school.  We will be involving all the JAM […]

Gareth Maclearnon Flute Day

Saturday 18th May 2019 Gareth McLearnon is an internationally renowned and multi-award-winning flutist, composer, arranger and educator who travels the globe every year leading a diverse, innovative, creative and exciting musical career (  Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, he attended the Guildhall School of Music & Drama from 1999-2003 and is currently based in London […]

Bodhrán Irish Drum Workshop

Saturday 11th May 2019   This term, we have a virtuoso Bodhrán Irish Drum specialist over to the island, organised by our percussion teacher Eva Hsieh.  His name is Ruairi Glasheen, and he is a world leader on folk drumming, specialising in delivering engaging and entertaining workshops for children and young musicians.  Click on this […]

Street Jazz weekend!

4th and 5th May 2019 Following the success of Steve Thompson’s visit to last Summer’s music course where he inspired the beginnings of the JAM Big Band , we are excited to announce that Steve will be returning at the beginning of May with some of his UK students to hold an exciting weekend course […]