Magazine article Musical Opinion

Summer Schools

Magazine article Musical Opinion

Summer Schools

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Marlborough * Benslow Music Trust * London Master Classes

Marlborough College Summer School

This year Marlborough College Summer School takes place from 16 July to 5 August. Guests can select from in excess of 350 weekly courses of learning at leisure in the idyllic setting of one of England's most beautiful and prestigious independent schools. Their website describes the venue as "Situated in 180 acres of grounds, and close to the centre of the historic market town of Marlborough, the fine College buildings are cradled comfortably in the valley of the River Kennet between a landscape of ancient forest and rolling down land.

I asked Jon Copp the Summer School Director to tell me more about its background and the Music Courses available for 2006: "I've been a master at Marlborough for 25 years formally as Director of Physical Education and more recently as Director of the Summer School."

Why take on such a big work load in what is effectively your break time? I asked: "My role as Director of Summer School is a full time position and one which has provided me with the challenge of experiencing a new environment and particularly to develop my business acumen. I have also enjoyed the opportunity to further develop the special link between the College and the local community, which is one of the strongest benefits of the Summer School.

The Summer School welcomes all ages ranging from 3 to 93 who visit during the summer making full use of the excellent facilities available at the College. …

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