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Strings Summer School 

Sunday July 12th to Friday July 17th, 2020. 

Are you a committed violinist or cellist looking to improve your skills in a specialist yet supportive and relaxed environment? 

If you are at Grade 6 or above (or equivalent) then why not join us this July for an exceptional strings summer school taught by the faculty of Scotland’s National Music School. The Strings Summer School is is led by Artistic Director and Head of Strings, Will Conway, with Francis Cummings and Ruth Beauchamp.

The Strings Summer School is open to just 14 students (7 cellists and 7 violinists) and takes place at St Mary's Music School in the heart of the beautiful city of Edinburgh. 

Students arrive on the afternoon of Sunday July 12th and will depart on at 5pm on Friday 17th, following an informal concert to which friends and family are invited. 

Residential accommodation is in twin ensuite rooms. 


To Apply for the Strings Summer School

To apply please complete this form 

The deadline for applications is May 31st 2020. 



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St Mary’s Music School is one of the nine specialist Music and Dance Schools the UK (and the only one in Scotland)  funded by the UK Government and providing the finest training in Britain. It is a co-educational, non-denominational specialist music school, offering a world class standard of music and academic education to musically gifted children aged 9-19 years. It is also the Choir School of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh. It attracts day and boarding pupils from across Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Europe and internationally. 

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