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This page contains all the latest GAM news and details of upcoming concerts and events - please check back here regularly.

You can also always read the latest GAM Newsletters to catch up with everything that is happening at GAM.   You will find them on the 'Downloads' page  here!  

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GLOUCESTERSHIRE YOUTH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: INSPIRE

After a successful debut year, GYCO Inspire is inviting applications to audition for the 2018/2019 season. This project, supported by Make Music Gloucestershire, gives talented students the opportunity to perform at the highest level, working with international artists from Cheltenham Music Festival under the baton of our Artistic Director, Glyn Oxley.

Students meet once a month for intensive rehearsals, and have access to a range of performance opportunities in significant venues across Gloucestershire. There are opportunities to work with contemporary music and student compositions as well as standard orchestral repertoire.

Musicians must be of at least Grade 8 standard as well as having excellent sight-reading skills. Auditions are being held early September 2018 so for further information and to apply for an audition, please contact admin@gamusic.co.uk



NEW for September 2018: Starter Recorders

We are really pleased to be offering a Starter Recorder session on Saturday mornings from September. Starter Recorders will introduce keen young musicians to the wind family and runs alongside and complements the Infant Singing & Rhythm class. Everyone is welcome to try out the first session for FREE on Saturday 15 September at 9.45-10.30am. No instrument needed!!

For further information and to sign up, please contact admin@gamusic.co.uk



Tuffley & Calton pupils wowed by professional Chineke! Orchestra musicians & talented young composers from Gloucestershire

Chineke! Orchestra professional musicians + GAM’s top quality teachers gave inspiring performances, talks and opportunities to try an instrument at two Gloucester primary schools in July.

Plus, on 4 July at 2pm, a Diverse Futures concert was held at Kings Theatre, Gloucester, featuring a professional string quartet from BAME orchestra Chineke! It also included new music composed and performed by some of Gloucestershire's’ best young music talent.



Bursary Applications - Increased Limits Now Available

The ‘Gloucestershire Academy of Music’ Bursary fund is available to all students up to the age of 18 years at the beginning of the academic year being applied for.

Students can now apply for up to a maximum of £550.00 - conditions apply.

Although financial circumstances are taken into consideration, all applications are considered on an individual basis also taking into account the students aptitude for music making.

New and existing students can apply at any time of the year for assistance with term-time fees, and/or those to attend a holiday music courses with Gloucester Academy of Music. The application forms can be requested from our office or downloaded by clicking here. All applications should be returned in a sealed envelope marked 'Confidential' and addresssed to 'The Bursary Committee.



Monday String Zone @ Gloucestershire Academy of Music

String Zone, the county's specialist string centre for all string players of grade 5 and above to advanced level, is available on a Monday evening. With sessions on technique, chamber music and ensemble playing the String Zone offers unrivalled tuition in Gloucestershire. To find out more email admin@gamusic.co.uk



Our Popular GAM sessions now available in Cheltenham

Gloucester Academy of Music now offers a Junior department in Gloucester on a Saturday morning and in Cheltenham on a Saturday afternoon.

In Cheltenham we offer Singing & Rhythm Groups, Choir, String Ensembles and Chamber Music

Email admin@gamusic.co.uk for details


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