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The Senior Department STRING ZONE

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Gloucestershire Academy of Music String Zone is open on a Monday evening and offers tuition at Intermediate, Senior and Advanced levels.

String Zone is a one stop shop for all strings players of grade 5 and above to Advanced level.

Concentrating on technique, chamber music and ensemble playing the groups offer the opportunity to develop all of your musical skills.

Students are allocated a string ensemble group applicable to their level with one ensemble for students of grade 5 to 7 standard and an advanced Prima Corda ensemble for players of grades 7 and above.

The groups are designed for students to realise their maximum potential with many students being offered places at national music colleges or universities when they leave.

No audition is required however students are welcome to attend for a trial session before joining.  New students are welcome at any time during the year.

6.00pm to 8.00pm Mondays in Gloucester - 70.50 per term.

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Orchestral Winds

Orchestral Winds is an opportunity for orchestral wind players of grades 5 and above to focus on orchestral technique and ensemble skills.   This weekly session will be led by Wes Duggan.   Due to Arts Council England funding through Make Music Gloucestershire, we are able to offer this at a subsidised rate this year.

6.30pm to 7.30pm Mondays in Gloucester - 35 per term.

Prima Corda

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Prima Corda is the most advanced string ensemble of Gloucestershire Academy of Music, attracting players from Gloucestershire and the surrounding counties.   They perform several times a year throughout the area with different musical directors and have represented England at International Music Festivals in Tuscany and Switzerland.   Many members of Prima Corda go on to study their instrument at Music College or university.

Prima Corda

"Prima Corda displayed musicianship of the highest standard"

"A sophisticated ensemble who play with assurance and maturity, Bravo!"

"A fantastic 3 Choirs debut, more please..."

Prima Corda

Bursaries are available on application for families on lower incomes or for those struggling to meet all of their children's music education costs.



Sinfonia is a mixed ensemble of strings and wind for Grade 5 to 8+ adults and students which meets on Monday evenings.

7.30pm in Gloucester - 79.50 per term.