Sherborne Summer School of Music

                                                             1st August to 15th August 2021                           


+44 (0)1342 893963


Sherborne Summer School of Music 2020




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Extra Curricular Activities

Weeks 1 & 2

Choral Workshops

Score Learning and General Musicianship skills

Early morning Chi Kung

Located at Sherborne School for Boys and set in the pretty medieval market town of Sherborne in Dorset, the Sherborne Summer School of Music (founded in 1952) is the ideal venue for adult musicians of all ages and abilities to meet in a friendly, supportive atmosphere and enhance their skills through the help of our dedicated internationally celebrated teachers.

Sherborne School is full of musical potential with its state-of-the-art music school, a theatre, recital and concert halls and a wealth of rehearsal spaces.  In addition, we are fortunate to have the opportunity of presenting recitals and concerts in the beautiful Cheap Street Church and Sherborne Abbey.

Students have the choice of being resident or non-resident  Accommodation is available in small dormitories, single and twin-bedded rooms.  For those taking meals at the school,  these are provided by an award-winning catering team who are pleased to assist those with specific dietary requirements.

Have a look at our 2019 Concertfest to view the thirty recitals and concerts given by both professionals and our students during the two weeks.

Our website offers comprehensive information on the content of each week’s courses, enrolment procedures and general details.  Should  you have any questions, please email us at

Administrative offices

Sherborne Summer School of Music

PO Box 629


Surrey  RH9 8WQ


+44 (0) 1342 893963


Malcolm Binney  

Director of Music

Maggie Barton Wilby  


SHERBORNE Summer School of Music 2021


The welfare, health and safety of those planning to attend our summer school of music has always been our top priority and, because  of  the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we postponed the 2020 summer school of music until 2021.  

Now that a vaccination program is underway, we are very much looking forward to this year’s summer school of music.

In all respects, the 2021 Sherborne Summer School of Music is as planned for 2020, with the only exception being that it will now run from 1st to 15th August.   

This website contains full details for our 2021 summer school of music and we are accepting applications via email, telephone or the on-line Enrolment Form.

We look forward to seeing you in August for a wonderful two weeks of music making in the friendly and supportive atmosphere that is Sherborne Summer School of Music

Paul Vowles  

assistant director of music

Elizabeth French

assistant administrator

Karen Gedd  

orchestral manager

Peter Marsh  

concerts manager