Fees, Bursaries & Auditions

The Venue

Our next workshop, in 2020, will take place at Bridge House School near Franschhoek. The facilities here are excellent with full use of their music rooms and halls, as well as swimming pool and other recreational areas. The catering is superb, and the accommodation spacious and airy, with 4 beds per room and plenty of cupboard space.

Fees & Application

The cost of the Workshop, which includes 7 nights accommodation, full catering, and professional tuition, will be R3,500.

Bursaries

A limited number of partial bursaries are available. Should you require a bursary, please state your need in a letter to be submitted with your application.

Auditions

Numbers will be limited, so it is essential to apply before Sunday 9th February. Qualifying auditions will take place on Saturday 15th February: you will be informed of venues and times. Please note that some applicants who have attended previously and who wish to reapply for a position may be required to do an audition at the discretion of the organisers.
All applicants will be informed on receipt of their application as to whether an audition is required or not.

Audition requirements: 2 pieces contrasting in style and tempo (accompaniment optional); Scales and Arpeggios from your present Grade in music; Sight Reading appropriate to your grade.

Out of province applicants who are not known to the organizers, and who are not able to audition for designated out of town teachers, must provide correct contact details of their current teacher(s). Upon request of the organisers, a WhatsApp or similar video of the audition pieces plus a selection of scales and arpeggios must be supplied before the final date of auditions Saturday 15th February

All applicants will be informed by email or telephone as to acceptance into the workshop. Reservations are then confirmed upon receipt of a R1000 deposit. You will be advised of electronic transfer details in due course.

N.B. Those who are applying for the first time...As part of submitting an application you are requested to write a short accompanying letter explaining in your own words why you wish to attend the course, and what you hope to gain by it by the end of the week. Please do this with great mindfulness and attention to what is motivating you to be a worthy participant in this unique opportunity.