A five day music course in BRISTOL for ALL young people.
Orchestra & Chamber Music Instrumentalists and Musical Theatre.
(Ages 7 - 18)

NB Summer Music Course 2018
At Bristol Cathedral Choir School
20th to the 24th August
From 9.00 am to 5.00 pm with a final concert ending at 7.30 on Friday 24th

Choose your speciality


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Our unique course offers a wide range of performance opportunities.

  • Orchestral groups for the less experienced (roughly grades 3 - 5) and for those that really want to be stretched (grades 6 - 8).

  • A wide range of musical styles from Renaissance to Pop and Jazz and all points in between.

  • Lots of chamber ensembles and groups to join.

  • Opportunities for solo performances.

Musical Theatre

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Musical Theatre

We learn and perform extracts from THREE well known stage musicals.

  • This makes sure everyone has a part to make the most of their individual talents.

  • Parts for 'leading' song and dance talents.

  • Parts in supporting and chorus roles for the less confident.

  • This is the opportunity for ANY youngster to use their voice to make music and build confidence.
The NB Summer Music Course is unique in that it gives youngsters a very wide range of means to express themselves, build confidence and have fun through making music.

We bring together professional specialists in
Instrumental Music and Musical Theatre to create stimulating and challenging performances for all ages and levels of experience.

This will be the eighth year of the NB Music Course but it is the FIRST year that we have brought it to BRISTOL.

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Interested in Musical Theatre? -
Then scroll down to the bottom of the page . . .
Are you a musician?
Here's what we can offer you . . . .
String Players
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We welcome players of . . .

  • Violin
  • Viola
  • 'Cello
  • Double Bass
Our strings are led by Victoria Mavromoustaki.

Vicky is a concert violinist with experience on orchestral stages across the world and also a keen and dedicated coach for young musicians in London.

She graduated from the Royal College of Music with a BMus (Honours) in 2005 and an Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in performance in 2007

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Brass instruments include:

  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • French Horn
  • Tuba
. . .and brass band instruments such as Cornet and Flugel Horn etc..
Our Brass specialist is Zak Eastop.

Zak lives in Bristol and in 2016 was a category finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the year. He plays with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and lead trumpet of the National Youth Music Theatre.

He has theatre experience in West End musicals and recordings from R&B to brass bands.

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Woodwinds include

Cor Anglais

Our woodwind leader is Hannah King

Hannah went to Chetham’s School of Music where she studied as an oboist and singer before gaining a place at Trinity College, Cambridge where she held choral and instrumental scholarships. 

She has performed as an oboe soloist in the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester and at the Ryedale Festival, and has made concerto appearances with the Chester Philharmonic Orchestra and Trinity College Chamber Orchestra.

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Our percussion coach is James Godfrey.

James leads 'Drum-ology' - an education group who travel extensively, giving workshops and group recitals. To date he has been into more than 500 schools. Taking percussion to the younger audiences.

He has played extensively with everyone from The London Philharmonic to the Syd Lawrence Orchestra and is a Trinity Guildhall music examiner.
Percussion instruments include:

  • Drum kit
  • Snare
  • Marimba
  • Vibraphone

. . . and all the common percussion instruments of the orchestra.
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Musical Theatre

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Our Musical Theatre team are just the best.

Your children will get enthusiastic coaching in singing and stage performance. No previous experience is necessary. Just bring your voice and be prepared to have fun.

They will be led by . . . .
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Katharine Woolley

Children's Musical Director for the West End Show
'Matilda' at London's Cambridge Theatre

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Hannah Woolley

Professional actress with a BA Honours degree in Musical Theatre Performance.

Teacher of singing, choreography and stage craft.

Our Leaders and Coaches
Our coaches are all highly experienced professionals in orchestras, theatre and education. You can read more about their qualifications here.
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Katharine Woolley
Theatre Musical Director

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Hannah Woolley
Dance / Choreography

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Owain Park
Conductor & Choir

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James Godfrey
Drums / Percussion

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Vicky Mavromoustaki

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Ollie Lepage Dean
Jazz / Keyboards / Vocal

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Hannah King

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Zak Eastop

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Susanna Bajali

Ready to join us?

Want to know more?
Click to read Rachel's letter.

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The NB Music Course
Young Musicians
Musical Theatre

Orchestras for Advanced and Moderate Musicians.

Musical Theatre, rehearsing extracts from 3 West End shows.

Coaching from first class, professional performers and educators.

Daily mini concerts with chances to perform.

End of week full concert for parents.

Perfect for both experienced and 'first time' performers.