QUOTE(onion @ Apr 29 2006, 05:00 PM)
I think janexxx has been to summer school, but I might be wrong about that.
Your absolutely right, I've been twice I think, might be 3 times. It was absolutely brilliant. Everyone is very friendly so you don't have to worry about not knowing anyone.
The first year I signed up for everything, and by the end I was
shattered. The next time I decided to miss a couple of the options out so I had a bit of free time to do private practice or rest. There are full orchestra sessions (massive orchestra- everyone is in this) A and B orchestras (you get assigned according to ability). When I went there were Baroque Orchestra and Contemporary Orchestra options, and then you were also assigned to a chamber group (the best bit). There were also options for gypsy fiddle, jazz, conducting, improvising oh and an art option too. It depends which tutors are there what the options are I think each year.
And it all ends with a big concert followed by nosh and booze and jamming in the bar until the early hours.
Fantastic experience. I would thoroughly recommend it.