Oxford Chamber Course 2024
Plans are well advanced for the 2024 Oxford Chamber Course, including a new Intermediate Course.
As soon as the dates are confirmed, we will post them here, as well as the 2024 course brochure, as soon as it is ready.
In the meantime, please find all the details of the 2023 course below, including the 2023 course brochure.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us: our contact details are at the foot of the page.
Judith & Tim Dallosso
Welcome to the website for the Oxford Chamber Course.
You’ll find more information below, and you can also download our 2023 brochure here:
Download PDF brochure
Are you looking for a summer music course which combines intensive study under experienced coaches with the fun and enjoyment of making music together? Each summer the Oxford Chamber Course offers young string players aged 9–18 the opportunity to sample the special delights and challenges of playing chamber music – and a lot more besides.
The Introductory Course (10am–2.45pm each day, Sunday to Friday) is for players of Grade 3 standard and above who have not yet taken Grade 6.
The Advanced Course (12 noon–5.30pm each day) is for players from Grade 6 standard up to Grade 8 and above.
The 2023 course will take place at Wychwood School from Saturday 29th July – Friday 4th August. On the Friday there will be rehearsals at the school through the day, leading up to the final course concert that evening.
For full details of this year’s course, including details of fees, discounts, and other important information, please download the 2023 PDF brochure above.
All members of the course play in two different chamber groups, and every chamber group performs in the concert at the end of the week.
The concert also features two orchestral groups, one made up of everyone on the course, the other consisting of all the Advanced Course players.
Every day features a different workshop, each exploring a different aspect of string playing, and all the Advanced Course chamber groups also take part in a masterclass with a world-class chamber musician.
Lunch-breaks include social activities for members of both courses, such as the annual Jenga Tournament.
You can read a little about them below.
How to apply
1 Download the 2023 application form here:
2 Open it and fill it in on your computer.
(Hint: use Tab or arrow keys, not Return, to move between items.)
3 Save it (please change the filename to include the child’s name)
and e-mail it to email@example.com.
4 Pay the deposit online (payment details are on the form).
Or get in touch with us if you prefer to apply by post.
Places are limited so early application is advised!
We look forward to hearing from you and will get back to you as soon as possible.
Judith & Tim Dallosso