Adult Early Music Course

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Adult Early Music Course

Also known as Beauchamp Music Week, our Adult Early Music course is running in 2022, and is now open for booking.

Adults practicing with instruments

Now fully booked

Beauchamp Early Music Week was started by our founders, Alan and Caroline Lumsden, in their home, Beauchamp House. This residential course is for singers and players of Renaissance instruments and has been running for many years. Enthusiasts of early music come back year after year, enjoying the friendly atmosphere and high standard of music-making.

Our 2022 Course at Malvern College is now full.  Booking is now closed.

If you wish to be put onto the waiting list for 2022, please contact Jane Rothery at janer@glosacadmusic.org for further details.

Meals will be provided on site in the accommodation block dining room. Those staying off-site (in either campsites or hotels) will be able to book to eat with the rest in the dining room.

The course cost for tuition, use of venue, accommodation in a single ensuite room, and all meals and refreshments is £700. If you choose to share a twin room the price is £652 per person. People who choose to stay off-site, but join us for meals, will be charged £520.  A non-refundable (with the exception of course cancellation due to COVID-19 restrictions) deposit of £50 will be required to secure a booking. The full course fee is due by the end of May.

Further details can be found below, in the FAQs section, but for any questions that cannot be answered here, please contact Jane Rothery, the Adult Early Music Course Administrator, at janer@glosacadmusic.org or 01594 544149

Frequently Asked Questions
I'M HAVing trouble with the booking form. What should I do?

Click back onto the 'Book your place' button. All of your previous input should be saved!

Where will the course take place?

In 2022, the course is being held at Malvern College - Malvern, England WR14 3DG. The college is located close to Malvern Town centre.

When is the course happening?

From Sunday 31st of July, to Saturday 6th of August 2022.

How much is it?

The costs below include tuition cost, use of venue, all meals and refreshments.

  • Single ensuite room - £700.
  • Twin ensuite room - £652 per person.
  • Off-site (but including meals) - £520.
How will I Pay?

Payment is independent of the booking form. In order to secure your booking, a deposit of £50 is required. You can pay via internet banking, with the below details:

  • Sort code: 40 52 40
  • Account number: 00031239

Please write your surname as a reference.

If paying via cheque, please make payable to Gloucestershire Academy of Music. 

Will I be able to camp?

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer camping at Malvern College, due to safeguarding issues. However, there are campsites nearby - details of which you can find on sites such as PitchUp.

Can my non-musician partner stay on-site?

Yes, they can. They would be charged £282 for the week, which would cover sharing an en-suite room with you and joining course members to eat in the dining room.

When does booking close?

Booking will close on the 31st of May. This is also the deadline for full course payment.

Feedback from 2021's course:

‘Cannot thank you enough for sticking with it and organising a splendid week of playing and singing early music.’

‘I left the sessions with a feeling of being valued as an individual as well as being uplifted.’

‘It was stimulating to focus on some challenging sightreading and gratifying when we got there!’

‘Faultless!  Top marks to the tutors who were supportive and helpful throughout the whole process.’

‘Rendcomb was spectacular and seemed to be ideally suited to this type of music course.’

Despite all of the challenges of maintaining COVID-safety, and being in a new venue, I rate this year’s Beauchamp as one of the best to date and can’t wait for the next one! I can only imagine the hard work the organisers and
tutors put into making this a success and
offer them my heart-felt thanks. - Wayne Plummer, Historic Brass Today

Wayne reviewed the 2021 course in the Fall 2021 Edition of Historic Brass Today (pp. 32-33), the full version of which you can view here:

HistoricBrassToday_2021-001-Fall.pdf