This course is designed for recorder players of all standards, from near beginners to advanced students. It began life as the Recorder in Education Summer School in 1948 and after many happy years in Bretton Hall, we now hold the course at Bishop Burton College, near Beverley. This has turned out to be a very successful venue since we visited it for the first time in 2007.
It is a large course, with up to 130 students, and the atmosphere is always friendly and encouraging.
Each morning starts with a tutorial class. There will be advanced classes, intermediate classes, and also three permanent ensembles, at advanced and intermediate level. These three ensemble classes are for people who do not wish to work on specific solo repertoire. Here is a list of the (corrected) 2013 tutorial music. N.B. Intermediate 1 tutorial erroneously lists Hotteterre's Deuxième Suite, and the wrong catalogue number. It should be the Première Suite in D minor, any edition.
There are also twice daily ensembles, graded in order of difficulty, and students can attend whichever they choose. Here is a complete list of the 2013 music, and the 2013 Timetable.
There is also a concert, open to the public. In 2013, we will be very happy to welcome Emma Murphy and friends.
We hope that you will enjoy finding out more about the course by browsing these pages
New information for people who have already applied! Lots of useful forms for you to fill in. Before you arrive
You can now download and print out the application form and send it to the administrator, whose address is also on the form. If necessary, you can download Adobe Acrobat Reader.
You can also download the brochure which has more details, and prices for 2013.
Here are some photos celebrating our 60th Anniversary in 2008 - click on the photo book image to order your own copy.