Daily Timetable General Information

Sherborne Town, Sherborne School and Map


Contact details & brochure request


Enrolment details & Application Form




Week One  28 July to 4 August

BASBWE Wind Conducting Course

Cappella Chamber Choir

Chamber Orchestra

Composers’ Workshop

Masterclass for Singers 1

Piano Accompaniment

Practical Conducting

Voices in Harmony

Wind Ensemble

Week Two  4 to 11 August

A Journey Through Jazz

Art of Choral Direction

Choral Course

Lighter Side Choral Course

Masterclass for Singers 2

Piano Course

Symphony Orchestra

The George Hurst Orchestral Conducting Course

Weeks 1 & 2  extra curricular activities

Choral Workshops 1 and 2

Score Learning and General Musicianship skills

Early morning Chi Kung

Accommodation and Fees

Week 1

BASBWE Wind Conducting Course

In association with the BASBWE Education Trust

Mark Heron, Bjørn Sagstad and Alberto Roque

composer in residence Nelson Jesus


This internationally recognised course is for conductors at intermediate and advanced levels with an interest in wind repertoire, or a desire to immerse themselves in issues relating to conducting wind and brass instruments. Up to twenty-five students will be accepted as "active" participants. Observers are also encouraged and will be fully involved in the course, but they will only conduct at the discretion of the tutors. An integral feature of the week is that all active participants receive podium time with an ensemble each day and a performance opportunity at the end of the week. This year we are fortunate to have the eminent composer Nelson Jesus join us.  Nelson will not only spend time with the class but will assist in the preparation of his works for performance.The course will begin at 14.30 on Sunday afternoon in order that all participants have the opportunity to conduct on the first day.

Participants will explore the physical language of conducting, score preparation, rehearsal technique and repertoire knowledge. All conducting sessions are filmed by camcorder and students are asked to bring with them a standard SD memory card in order to create a record of their work. This will also be used for regular review sessions during the week. The course runs concurrently with the Wind Ensemble Course and there will be close liaison between the two including the opportunity for selected participants to work with that ensemble. All participants should bring any instruments that they play in order to accommodate ensemble work within the class. (If for any reason you are unable to bring your instrument(s), please let the summer school office know when you enrol). Students should, as a minimum, prepare thoroughly the works marked with an asterisk before commencement of the course. You may then wish to select further pieces from the remaining repertoire - it is usually more beneficial to know some of the music well, than all of it not so well. More experienced students may also wish to prepare works from the Wind Ensemble repertoire list.  For further background information on the course, students should visit http://www.markheron.co.uk/sherborne-summer-school/











Second Suite in F, Op.28

A Britten Celebration

Paris Portraits (Images for Band)Winter Dances

Winter Dances

Send Fire

Lincolnshire Posy

Pecten Maximus: Concert March for Band

Wolf Tears


Serenade No.11 in E flat, K375

Boosey & Hawkes

AVA Musical Editions

MEM Publications


Special Edition

LudwigMasters Publications

Special Edition

Special Edition



Mark Heron’s biography

Bjørn Sagstad’s and Alberto Roque’s biographies

Special Editions will be available in the summer school Music Shop or before the course from the summer school administration offices