Benslow Music: Bass Clarinet Extravaganza

name of school/course: Benslow Music: Bass Clarinet Extravaganza
type of course:
names of professors: Ian Mitchell, Helen Paskins
start date: 12/04/2019
end date: 14/04/2019
address: Hitchin, Hertfordshire, UK
audition required?: no
standard of playing: intermediate, advanced
Resident: £280 Non-Resident: £205
Any applications from those under the age of 18 should be discussed with us before booking to ensure that adequate safeguarding proceedures are in place. Guests under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Guests under 27 are entitled to a 25% discount on basic course fees (this reduction does not apply to room supplements). Bursaries are available to those individuals (normally, but not always, aged between 18-25 years old) who can demonstrate need for financial assistance to enable them to attend our courses.

A weekend course focusing solely on the bass clarinet. There will be a bass clarinet choir that includes all, and small ensembles – quartets and trios. There will be an opportunity to play a solo, either unaccompanied or with piano (repertoire suggestions provided if you wish). Participants should have reasonable competence and confidence on the bass clarinet (sorry, no beginners), and there could be the odd challenge. There just may be a little bass clef to tackle, plus some (intentional, we hope) high notes floating around. Whilst low C instruments would be very nice indeed, we would not dream of excluding shorter colleagues. The tutors will give a short recital during the course, and look forward to sharing their bass knowledge with you in a relaxed but intensive weekend. The course ends with an informal play through of the weekend’s work. All repertoire will be supplied for preparation prior to the course.