Mehr Clef Summer Jazz Course

19/08/2018-25/08/2018 Bishop Otter campus, University of Chichester £850

The MEhr Clef Summer Jazz Course is led by some of the most respected and accomplished tutors in the UK who have many years experience both as tutors and performers of international repute. The course is suitable for instrumentalists and vocalists of all levels aged 14+, no upper age limit. Teaching in small groups ensures individual attention is given to all students. The course offers intensive learning in an environment with like-minded people.

For students intending to apply Music Schools, Academies and Conservatoires we offer audition preparation and mock audition, lead by Music Academy professors, as part of the programme.

Teaching rooms and Jazz Bar have Steinway grand pianos. Drum kits and amps will be provided for students travelling from abroad.


Ursula Malewski (Vocals) – Course Director
Lee Gibson (Vocals) – Senior Professor for Jazz at Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London
Malcolm Edmonstone (Piano) –Head of Jazz at Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London
Rick Simpson (Piano) – Experienced and popular Tutor, highly in demand with Vocalists
Mark Hodgson (Bass) – Professor for Jazz at Birmingham Conservatoire
Martin France (Drums) – Professor for Jazz at Royal Academy of Music, London
Alan Barnes (Sax) – Highly regarded Tutor and multi-award winning international Jazz Musician
Matt Sulzmann (Sax) – Innovative Jazz Musician, popular with young Students

Ed Rice – vocal accompanist
Guitar Tutor and Guest Tutors tbc


The Summer Course will be held at University of Chichester Bishop Otter campus, located on College Lane, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 6PE. Tuition takes place in their modern music facilities with well-equipped practice rooms (new grand pianos supplied by Steinway & Sons) and an acoustically superb performance area, used for teaching and nightly Jazz Club. There are numerous several soundproofed practice rooms for lessons and rehearsals, as well as lecture and seminar rooms. The Chapel will be our venue for both tutor concert and final student concert.


Accommodation is in single en-suite rooms (linen and towels provided, communal kitchens on each floor) with breakfast and dinner. 

Jam sessions and concerts

Nightly sessions take place in our ‘Jazz Club’ which is open to the general public – a wonderful showcase for the day’s work. The Tutor Concert on Thursday night (free to students) and Student Concert on Saturday afternoon will be held in the Chapel.

Course Fees

The course fee is £850, which includes tuition, accommodation in en-suite single rooms, breakfast, coffee/tea and dinner. Course fee does not include insurance.


Completed application with deposit of £250 guarantees a place on the course.
By post: MEhr Clef, 56 Woodfield Road, London W5 1SH.
By email:
Payment methods: bank transfer (bank details on request), cheque, Pay-Pal

Places cannot be reserved without deposit.

The balance is due as follows:
£250 no later than 01 April 2018
£350 no later than 01 June 2018
Applications made after 1st April must be accompanied by payment of £500.
Applications made after 1st June must be accompanied by full payment.
Easy monthly instalment by standing order available on request.


All cancellations must be made in writing and charges are as follows:
Before 30 April 2018 – no cancellation fee
01 May to 30 June 2018 – cancellation fee £250
No refund for cancellations after 01 July 2018

For application form and Brochure/T&C downloads go to

07718 424509