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updated 26/04/2023:

We are delighted to confirm our dates and venue for this year’s SWYO Summer Residential Course:

Sunday 20th August – Wednesday 23rd August 2023

Millfield School, Street, BA16 0YD

How much will it cost?
Once again, SWMS is delighted to be able to provide generous funding in support of this residential course.

For current SWMS students and SWMS alumni, SWMS will cover the full cost of a place on this course. For successful non-SWMS applicants, we ask for a contribution of £30 per day, i.e. £120 for the 4-day residential course.

Please note that £120 per head covers only part of the true cost of the course and is heavily subsidised by SWMS. However, if anyone is struggling to pay the £120 fee, please get in touch with t.hill@swms.org.uk in confidence to discuss options.

What does the fee cover and when will it be due?
Our residential course includes full board (accommodation in one of Millfield School’s modern boarding houses), all meals and refreshments, staff and tutor costs and hire of the venue and facilities. Meals are provided by Millfield School in their dining hall, with light refreshments available in the boarding house. Millfield School is a nut-free site and their professional catering team provide several options at mealtimes, catering for all dietary requirements.

Course fees will be payable in advance by 1st August 2023. More information about the course and payment of fees will be sent out to all successful applicants.

Will there be a concert at the end of the course?
Yes, the end of course concert will be held once again in the wonderful Johnson’s Hall, a 350-seat Concert Hall with superb acoustics.

The Johnson Hall Steinway D Piano was recently described by international artist Pascal Rogé as “among the ten best pianos I have ever performed on”. The department also has 23 practice rooms, numerous rehearsal spaces and recording studios, all equipped to the highest standard.

As everyone involved in last year’s SWYO project will agree, we are very fortunate to be able to return to make music amd perform in such a wonderful environment once again.

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