A full week of music learning, practice, composing and performing, with old friends and new.

We welcome you to the 76th WMA Summer School of Music, which offers a unique mix of courses for singers, instrumentalists and composers alike.

Choose up to five courses of playing, singing and creating and get involved in extra activities too. There will also be a chance to perform in one of the daytime or evening entertainments.

Everyone's contribution is valued and every form of good live music is celebrated. The School offers a full and varied range of courses and students are free to choose as many sessions as the timetable will allow for, making their week as intensive or as relaxed as they wish. In addition to the daytime course sessions there is a busy programme of evening activities and social events.

What our students said about last year's Summer School

It was lovely to see people who were new for the first time last year, and the new students from this year. Everyone put such an effort into their performances, and making friends with each other.


Wonderful variety of music offered. I shall be back!


I had a brilliant week of fun. Escape from life’s harshness.


Thank you to the organisers too for getting the summer school together in a great venue and with such thoughtfulness about people’s needs!


Perhaps you should try to invent the 28 hour day. There’s so much to do.


My first time here and it was FAB!!

Thank you so much for organising this and being so encouraging, understanding and kind, and yet also pushing me. I’ll deffo spread the word as much as I can. Thank you all again.


Dear All - thank you from the bottom of my heart for organising the Summer School. I came along not knowing what to expect, and fearing I'd be 1/ rubbish at all the workshops I'd signed up for. 2/ not well enough to keep up.

But the whole atmosphere that you created was soooo encouraging, friendly and 'just have a go' - and so energy-giving - that I absolutely loved it and came away energised rather than exhausted. Brilliant!


The Ingestre staff were unfailingly cheerful, friendly and helpful.


I felt that the tutors and organisers went out of their way to be helpful and their enthusiasm was infectious. Their support invaluable.


Another superb and immersive week: exhausting, exhilarating, especially as it races towards its conclusion.


Lots of new faces, this felt like a general raising of the level of performances across all the groups – all the performances so far have been fabulous with some very special moments. By the last few days there’s a lovely coherence and joy that develops.


Endless highlights – what a joyous group of people.


Another excellent, fun filled week. Very many thanks to everyone involved in all the organisation – you are all amazing!


The staff at Ingestre Hall. Another amazing week in your beautiful setting. The staff are truly first rate and the food was delicious. Very much looking forward to next year.


It was in a way overwhelming and so nice to experience the warm and welcoming atmosphere and, of course, the music.

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