Milton Abbey International Music Festival Summer School: Young Musicians'Course

  • Milton Abbey School Blandford Forum Dorset DT11 0BZ United Kingdom

About the summer school

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Milton Abbey International Music Festival Summer School 2016 is a week of inspiring music making and performances in the idyllic setting of Milton Abbey, in the heart of the Dorset countryside.

Hosted by internationally-renowned British vocal ensemble VOCES8, the Summer School brings together people from all walks of life and gives everyone the chance to develop their vocal, musical and performance skills.

Combining an engaging week of masterclasses with performance opportunities, the Summer School is open to singers of all ages and abilities.  The magnificent location of Milton Abbey School, with its 13th-century Abbey, extensive facilities and supportive community atmosphere provides the perfect environment for an unforgettable week of music making, learning, performing, activities and socialising, and a chance to share this experience with specialists and like-minded enthusiasts from all over the world.

About the Young Musicians' course

The Young Musicians’ Course provides the perfect environment for children to develop their vocal and performance skills, working with experienced music educators and members of VOCES8 on a wide range of vocal repertoire in the morning, singing with the Choral Course chamber groups in the afternoon, and then enjoying all that Milton Abbey has to offer with a range of activities.

Children on both the Choral Course and the Young Musicians’ Course will be fully supervised during the week by our dedicated pastoral staff.

Age range of participants


Residential status

Residential and non-residential options are available


  • £450 (resident)
  • £225 (non-resident)


Milton Abbey School, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 0BZ, United Kingdom


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