Simon Kingsley Memorial Bursary

A new bursary for brass players has been created in memory of Simon Kingsley. As an accomplished Trombonist, music nourished and delighted Simon throughout his life.  He would be thrilled to know that together with his friends and family, we are helping others at the start of their musical journeys. If you wish to donate to this Bursary, please click …

Rainbow crossing outside Barbican House

Appeal Progress

In celebration of our 40th Anniversary, and to create a permanent home for Gloucestershire Academy of Music (GAM), we formally launched our campaign to raise £500,000 in February 2022.  The appeal was to raise the funds to purchase Barbican House and an additional amount to enable us to develop as an organisation and to cover the costs of fundraising.  Organisational …

Frampton-on-Severn Concert Fundraiser

GAM Founder Caroline Lumsden has raised £500 from a coronation weekend concert at her local church in Frampton-on-Severn. The concert involved GAM students, Caroline’s grandchildren, as well as some of our Ukrainian students, with their host Cliodna McNulty, who plays in GAM’s adult orchestra Sinfonia. The money raised will go towards GAM’s Bursary fund.

The Big Blast 2023

We are delighted to share our pictures of our recent Big Blast in Blackfriars Priory, Gloucester. Find them in our Big Blast 2023 Picture Gallery

The Big String 2023

Nearly 130 young string players wowed a Tewkesbury Abbey audience with their performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons on Tuesday 21 February. See Big String 2023 for full photo gallery.

Back to the very beginning with GAM alumna, Sara

Please see GAM Big 40th Birthday Bash photo gallery in Workshops and Events. Musicals star Sara Cubitt celebrated the sound of music with 200 students from the GAM where she learned to sing. It was back to the very beginning for the singer as she led the 40th anniversary celebrations of Gloucestershire Academy of Music with the theme tune from The Sound …

GAM Big Birthday Bash is nearly here!

Following the cancellation of our original concert due to heavy snow on the day of the event, we are excited that our rescheduled celebration is nearly here. We hope that you will all be joining us at 3pm in Cheltenham Town Hall for our Big 40th Birthday Bash this Sunday 29th January. Students from all of our groups will be …

Rainbow crossing outside Barbican House

Launch of Gloucester Dementia Choir

Join us for our Christmas launch at 11am on Saturday 17th December at Barbican House. A warm environment for socialising, singing and celebrating music, old and new. Caregivers, family and friends all welcome. Mince pies and refreshments will be served. For more details, contact 01452 668592

GAM’s Big Birthday Bash 2!

We have a new date for our Big Birthday Bash! concert – 3pm on Sunday 29th January at Cheltenham Town Hall. Unfortunately, the original date was postponed due to snow but if you have tickets from 11th December these will still be valid. Many of our students will be on stage, performing their favourite pieces together. We are exited that …

Kimmy to inspire next young musician of the year

Gifted Kimmy Kwok will be inspiring a new generation of violinists when she launches the 2023 Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year contest at her winner’s concert in Pittville Pump Room on Sunday 20th November at 3pm.  The 16-year-old Cheltenham College student will be performing Bruch’s famous Violin Concerto in G Minor with Gloucestershire Symphony Orchestra under Glyn Oxley’s baton.  Tickets are free …