The Grand Union Orchestra Summer School

Are you aged 12-21? Interested in learning about world music techniques first-hand from experts? Join our Summer School!

The Grand Union Orchestra Summer School

There is no musical organisation on the planet quite like the Grand Union Orchestra. For over 30 years, we have brought together singers and instrumentalists from all over the world to create spectacular live shows, combining music and theatre to reflect vividly the society we live in today.

Our fifth annual summer school offers the chance for young musicians aged 12 to 21 to work alongside these musicians of the Grand Union Orchestra. Students will learn more about world music techniques first-hand from experts, and develop their creative and improvisational skills. 

Players of non-European instruments are especially welcome, and we also encourage multi-instrumentalists, with the course being for those interested in learning about music from other parts of the world.

Full board and lodging are provided – breakfast, lunch and dinner, and accommodation in single rooms. The cost will be £240; bursaries and a limited number of non-residential places may be available.

This course is taking place in the wonderfully spacious Writtle University College and its idyllic surroundings, near Chelmsford in Essex. It will run for four days, beginning lunchtime Monday July 30th, and concluding on Thursday afternoon August 2nd with a public concert of the work created during the course.

Apply for the course at: and further information, please contact Nadia Nervo [email protected], or go to the Grand Union website


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