BDRS 5 Day Oboe and Bassoon

PAST Event April 2018
1. Oboe and bassoon courses
John Anderson and Laurence Perkins will lead two parallel five-day courses for amateur oboe and bassoon players of all levels who want to develop their musical and technical skills. These in-depth sessions offer the chance to explore

• good posture and breathing
• sound quality and tuning
• fluency of technique
• effective practice
• solo performance (with pianist Yoshiko Endo)
• the art of musical interpretation
• orchestral excerpts
• tackling performance nerves
• tutored ensemble playing

Playing in the solo performance class is entirely the choice of the player – there is no pressure to do so. For players who would like to do this, it is an opportunity to try out a solo piece with a professional pianist, with expert musical and technical guidance to help your performance to be as effective and satisfying as possible. Players can also bring along any orchestral parts that they may be working towards or would like to explore, along with any technical queries on any aspect of playing.

Park Place is just a short car ride away from the South Downs National Park, and is a wonderfully quiet, comfortable and spacious venue – the perfect setting for for a five-day residential course.

Course fees
5-day oboe and bassoon courses
One person applying:

Full board in single en-suite room, and all course fees:
BDRS member: £610   Non-BDRS member: £660

Full board in single standard room (shared bathroom facilities), and all course fees:
BDRS member: £578 Non-BDRS member: £628

Two people applying:
Two players sharing a room – full board in twin-bedded en-suite room, and all course fees: (You must name the person you are sharing with at the time of booking)
BDRS members: £586 per person Non-BDRS members: £636 per person

One player and one non-player sharing a room – full board in twin-bedded en-suite room, and all course fees: (You must name the person you are sharing with at the time of booking)
BDRS member player: £586 non-BDRS member player: £636
Non-player: £406 (may attend concerts and social events, but not classes)

Student residential places:
Student places (18 or older only) – shared twin-bedded room, full board and all course fees: BDRS student member: £438 per person Non-BDRS member student: £468 per person

Non-residential (5-day course):
Lunch and evening meals, plus course fees:
BDRS member: £490 Non-BDRS member: £560

On-line application form 
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