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Baroque and Renaissance Summer Schools in Cambridge

28 July, 2019 to 11 August, 2019
Baroque Summer School 2018

Cambridge Early Music offers residential study weeks on Baroque and Renaissance music for experienced instrumentalists and singers, working together and separately in chamber groups and large ensembles. Our courses are firmly established as the highlight of the year for a growing number of amateur and aspiring professional instrumentalists and singers. They are also recognised as a valuable stepping-stone to performing careers in early music.

Baroque Week: 28 July – 4 August 2019

Paris versus Versailles: Marc-Antoine Charpentier & his Court Rivals


Peter Holman (course director & continuo), Judy Tarling (upper strings), Mark Caudle (lower strings), Gail Hennessy (woodwind), Philip Thorby (voices).

Renaissance Week: 4 August – 11 August 2019
Les Cris de Paris: The Sounds of Court & City in 16th-century France


Gawain Glenton (course director and cornetto), Clare Wilkinson (voice), Uri Smilansky (viols and recorders), Jacob Heringman (lutes), Catherine Motuz (improvisation and sackbut), William Lyons (flutes, recorders, reeds and pipes).

Our tutors are highly acclaimed both as teachers and performers. They share their expertise through intensive tuition and concerts in an informal, non-competitive and creative social context, with an emphasis on shared learning. There are no formal masterclasses or one-to-one lessons offered.

Our courses are recognised for their success in accommodating players of different levels, and for the chamber music sessions which are organised and coached by the tutors. This ensures that no one is left out, that students are introduced to new repertoire and that pieces are tailored to each ensemble.

The Selene Webb (née Mills) Memorial Bursary Fund supports those whose financial situation would prevent them from attending a course without assistance, particularly music students and those setting out on a career in music. 

Up-to-date course details and information about our tutors, along with the application form and the Terms & Conditions, are available on our website; please ensure you read these carefully.