Thursday 17 August 2023

Doing it on-line: a range of opportunities this Autumn from Guildhall School courses to Benedetti Foundation's Virtual Sessions

The Guildhall School has announced its Evening and Half-Term Courses for 2023,
Since the world changed in 2020, far more music information and tuition has been available on-line with providers being extremely creative about what is on offer. This Autumn, the Benedetti Foundation is offering a Baroque edition of its well-known Virtual Sessions, led by a team of specialists, whilst the Guildhall School is offering a range of arts-related evening and half-term courses, some on-line and some in person.

The Guildhall School has announced its Evening and Half-Term Courses for 2023, with subjects including Music, Drama, Creative Writing, Poetry, Arts PR, Event and Production Management and Introduction to Arts Evaluation. There are courses for age 13+ and courses for those age 18 and above. Some are in-person and some are on-line, so that Film Music Composition: Intermediate, for people with some experience, and Introduction to the Music Business are both on-line, whilst Singing for Beginners and Writing for an Orchestra are both in person. Other on-line courses of interest to all in the creative industries are A Guide to PR in the Arts and Introduction to Arts Evaluation

Full details from the Guildhall School website.

Over at the Benedetti Foundation, their Virtual Sessions resume in the Autumn providing a mix of fun and instruction for players via on-line sessions, some live, some not. From 2 to 13 October 2023, they are presenting the Baroque Sessions which will be led by a team of internationally acclaimed specialists including three musicians from Il Pomo D’oro - Zelfira Valova & Edson Scheid (violin) and Miguel Rincón Rodriguez (theorbo); Adrian Bending (percussion); Steven Devine (keyboard); Thomas Dunford and Elizabeth Kenny (lute); Clifton Harrison (viola); Margaret Faultless and Alina Ibragimova (violin) and David Watkin (cello).

For the weekend of 7 and 8 October, Benedetti Foundation’s Head of Creative Learning, Lucy Drever, will present the live sessions over the weekend. She is joined by a team of Baroque specialists who will deliver a series of live sessions on zoom across the weekend exploring the energetic and revolutionary world of baroque music. Participants may join as many sessions as they wish, and all sessions will be recorded and will be available to watch back within three months.

In addition, the Benedetti Foundation and music agency Askonas Holt are offering the opportunity for an early career baroque violinist to win a place with the Benedetti Baroque Orchestra as a member of the orchestra on its inaugural tour of Asia in 2024.

Full details from the Benedetti Foundation website.

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