Daily Timetable

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All course members receive a full timetable for their chosen group. Except for Friday, the general layout of the timetable is as follows. Please note that there are some minor variations from group-to-group around break times

  • Breakfast 08.00
  • First session 09.00-10.30
  • Coffee 10.30-11.10
  • Second session 11.10-12.40
  • Lunch 13.00
  • Optional session or free time 14.15
  • Tea 15.30
  • Third session 16.00-17.30
  • Dinner 18.15
  • Evening Events 19.45

One of the unique strengths of the NLMS Summer School is the high ratio of tutors to members.  Typically, one of the daily sessions is a “sectional” rehearsal:

  • Each string section in both orchestras, from first violins through to double basses, has a daily session with the professional who leads that section
  • Each section in the choir, from sopranos to basses, has a dedicated tutor
  • Wind and brass each have an overall coach who is present all week, with specialist instrument tutors for each instrument visiting for three days during the course.

Various one-off activities are organised in the optional and evening sessions, giving opportunities to take part in something a little different. These are the groups which take place and are open to any member of the summer school.

  • OPEN CHOIR AND OTHER CHORAL SESSIONS
  • OPEN STRING ORCHESTRA AND OPEN WIND BAND
  • OPEN “LIGHT MUSIC” ORCHESTRA
  • MEMBERS’ CONCERT: preferably for ensembles formed during the week

The above, together with the staff concert, are amongst the highlights of the week for many members.