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.
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.
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.