English Brass Academy and the Easter Brass Course

Owing to the success of 2013’s Easter Brass Course, South West Music School and English Brass Academy have teamed up once more to offer high quality tuition to young musicians aged 8 – 21. This year as well as brass courses, the residential will also offer a Percussion Academy and a Grade 5 Theory course.

Led by international trumpet soloist Paul Archibald, the EBA team of tutors and staff, inclusive of Richard Wainwright (horns), Victoria Curran (trumpet), Jon Hopes (trombone) and Julie Edwards (Music Theory) to ensure the best in tuition and care for all participants. Together, they will be presenting a Brass Works course and a Brass Studio course for young musicians from across the UK during Easter 2014.

EBA offers creative performance opportunities for young musicians, (specialising in brass) aged 8 – 18 years of all abilities. The inspiration for EBA came from the realisation that Paul owed much of his musical approach and technique to the training provided by brass bands and the opportunity to travel the world with his ensemble English Brass. EBA gives Paul the opportunity to inspire young brass players, and to pass on his array of experiences. SWMS and EBA are out to find young brass players and percussionists who would benefit from specialist coaching from some of the UK’s biggest names in the orchestral profession.

Paul Archibald, English Brass Academy Artistic Director, says:

“Our collaboration with South West Music School is a crucial element in affording English Brass Academy the opportunity to provide high quality teaching and music-making for brass and percussionists in the South West. The experience and skills, complimented by administrative and musical expertise in supporting young musicians provided by SWMS, allows us to share the talents of our tutors, all of whom are dedicated performers and educators, with young players within the region. I am delighted that we are introducing this year our first courses for percussion and Grade 5 theory at Wellington School and I look forward to meeting and working with the talented young musicians who will be joining us at Wellington School.”

The English Brass Academy and South West Music School Easter Courses for Brass, Percussion and Grade 5 Theory run from 14th – 17th April 2014 at Wellington School, Somerset. To book onto one of the courses you can download an application form from www.englishbrassacademy.co.uk