About the course

Grittleton-grounds

  • Young Grittleton is a chamber music course designed for string players aged between 11 and 18.
  • Two, six day courses take place at St Mary’s School, Calne, Wiltshire.
  • All musicians receive chamber music coaching in small ensembles and rehearse and perform together as a string orchestra.
  • The course culminates with an informal concert on the final day.
  • Ensembles are arranged based on age, standard and experience. 

Accommodation and Pastoral care:

Grittleton-living-room

Students stay in St Cecilia’s House, a stone built 18th century building with high ceilings and a feeling of airiness. It comprises dorms of differing sizes; some are three bed dorms with largest being a six bed dorm.

During breaks, students have access to a range of school facilities including swimming pool, tennis courts and football pitches.

FAQ’s

Q. What Standard do I need to be?
A. Grade 5 standard and above.

Fees

£445.00 – includes accommodation and full board, coaching and pastoral care.Financial assistance is available; if you wish to apply for a bursary please contact us at admin@younggrittleton.org

Timetable week example

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
07.45amBreakfastBreakfastBreakfastBreakfastBreakfast
9am-12.40pmOrchestra
Chamber groups
Orchestra
Chamber groups
Orchestra
Chamber groups
Orchestra
Chamber groups
Orchestra
Chamber groups
12.45pm2.30- 3.30pm
Arrival /Registration
LunchLunchLunchLunchLunch
4.30-6pmOrchestraAlexander sessionChamber GroupsChamber GroupsConcert Run
Through
4.00pm Tea
5.00pm Concert
6.45pmDinnerDinnerDinnerDinnerDinner
7.45-9pmChamber GroupsChamber GroupsChamber GroupsSenior Tutors
Concert
Informal concert