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Join us for the Gender and the Large and Shiny Instruments young persons’ brass and
percussion course on Tuesday 24th & Wednesday 25th October, 10.30 - 16.30, presented in partnership with the Royal College of Music, London.

WHO IS IT FOR?: This two day course is open to anyone who plays a brass or percussion instrument, is from age 8 - 25 years old, and identifies as female or non-binary. Expect a fun and interactive course that celebrates playing large and shiny instruments!

TUTORS: The course is being led by brass and percussion tutors who are leaders within the
profession including trumpeter Matilda Lloyd, trombonist Arlene MacFarlane, and percussionists Angela Wai-Nok Hui and Claire Hasted (scroll down for more info!) 

ACTIVITIES: The participants will be split into junior and senior ensembles. The junior ensemble will learn new skills on their instruments, and work on an ensemble piece for a final performance at the end of the two days. The senior group have the opportunity to take part in a masterclass, play a solo at the performance, take part in panels and discussions about working in the music industry, and act as mentors to the junior group - finishing by playing side-by-side in our culmination piece!

REQUIRED STANDARD: This course is designed for a range of standards. Members of the junior group should have been playing their instrument for at least a year, and have their own instrument for the brass players, or sticks for the percussionists.
The senior group is appropriate for students Grade 6+ through conservatoire level, and those who are interested in having a career in music.

SIGN UP: If you would like to sign up yourself or for your child, please book your place via the RCM website
The deadline for sign up is 17th October. 

Note: participants must be available for both days of the course. 

COST: £75 for the two days. There are also some subsidised places available - details are on the booking page of the RCM website. 

TRAVEL BURSARIES: We have travel bursaries available of up to £400 for participants traveling from outside of London & home counties. If you would like to apply for this please send us an email telling us a bit about yourself, where you live, and your estimated costs.
(NB Our funding dictates that you must travel via public transport if you are able to.)

We look forward to meeting you soon!

The GALSI course has been supported in-kind by the Royal College of Music, using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and by a Magic Little Grant of £500 through the partnership between Localgiving and Postcode Society Trust, a grant-giving charity funded by players of the People's Postcode Lottery. 
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Thank you for creating such a wonderful space to play music at all levels and to have important, supportive conversations. I really enjoyed the course and felt like I was a part of something really important and special. Also, a huge thanks for making the course such an inclusive space. Coming into unknown situations as a disabled person can be really challenging and scary but all the staff and tutors were so kind and patient - I felt so comfortable and like I was no different to anyone else.

Meet the Tutors

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