Abingdon Summer School, launched in 1998, has nurtured a generation of young singers from home and abroad.
The Summer School assembles a team of expert teachers with complementary skills and a passionate interest in the development of young singers.
As the name implies, the prime focus for the week's activities will be each singer's individual development as a solo performer. Each student performs daily in masterclasses and several times in concerts during the week.
In addition there are group sessions in Alexander Technique and movement. Concerts are videoed and the performances are discussed in small groups the following day.
The timetable is carefully organised to give exactly the same teaching time and performance opportunities to each student. This makes for a highly supportive atmosphere, and singers always remark on the exceptionally friendly, non-competitive spirit of the course.
We are constantly amazed at the growth in skill and confidence that students achieve by the end of the week.
The course is eminently suitable for anyone wishing to develop performing skills to a high level.