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Performance classes

A student group taking part in a performance workshop with a member of Department Ensemble-in-Residence, Quatuor Diotima

All students, teachers and staff are welcome to attend the sessions, which are free. If you have any questions or suggestions for classes you’d like to see happening, please contact Liz Haddon: liz.haddon@york.ac.uk

Please note, there are ‘vocal’ and ‘instrumental’ sessions, but anyone is free to go to anything – singers are welcome at the instrumental sessions, and instrumentalists welcome at the vocal ones. Some classes take the form of workshops and offer the chance to participate to everyone who turns up (for example, African drumming); others are more like a masterclass and require those wanting to participate as performers to sign up in advance. However, there will be the chance to observe at all sessions – active participation is strongly encouraged, and it’s usually more fun than watching!

Some classes have sign-up sheets for participants to register, particularly those where the leader will work with a certain number of students. These will be available online, sent to students as an email link. Information will be posted on the board at the top of the stairs in the music department main building.


Upcoming classes

Recent classes

Robert Hollingworth - choral conducting

Tuesday 3 March 2020

More information will be available in due course

Leon McCawley - piano masterclass

Thursday 27 February 2020

Leon will work with four music students in this session.

Relaxed Performance Workshop led by Laurence Perkins

Wednesday 26 February 2020

This session builds on the session led by Laurence earlier this term, and helps students to feel more confident in performance.

Martin Suckling - string class

Tuesday 25 February 2020

Martin will coach three players and their accompanists in this session.

Alex Ashworth - vocal class: practice

Tuesday 18 February 2020

Exploring the topic of practice.

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