Music courses – application form Music courses – application form Step 1 of 5 20% Contact DetailsTitle*Mr.Mrs.Miss.Ms.Dr.Prof.Rev.Name* First Last Address* Street Address Address Line 2 City Postal Code AfghanistanAlbaniaAlgeriaAmerican SamoaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBoliviaBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCabo VerdeCambodiaCameroonCanadaCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzechiaCôte d'IvoireDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEswatiniEthiopiaFalkland IslandsFaroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuamGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and McDonald IslandsHoly SeeHondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIranIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People's Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People's Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMarshall IslandsMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMicronesiaMoldovaMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorth MacedoniaNorthern Mariana IslandsNorwayOmanPakistanPalauPalestine, State ofPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalPuerto RicoQatarRomaniaRussian FederationRwandaRéunionSaint BarthélemySaint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint MartinSaint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint MaartenSlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwedenSwitzerlandSyria Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, the United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluTürkiyeUS Minor Outlying IslandsUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuelaViet NamVirgin Islands, BritishVirgin Islands, U.S.Wallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweÅland Islands Country Home Phone*Mobile PhoneEmail* InstrumentsMain Instrument* Grade* ADVANCED (above AB grade 8 / diploma) INTERMEDIATE (AB grades 6-8) ELEMENTARY (AB grades 3-5) For guidance on your self-assessment of playing level, please click HERE(opens in a new window)Alternative Instrument(s) Grade ADVANCED (above AB grade 8 / diploma) INTERMEDIATE (AB grades 6-8) ELEMENTARY (AB grades 3-5) For guidance on your self-assessment of playing level, please click HERE(opens in a new window)Other Instruments (not directly linked to main instrument)Grade ADVANCED (above AB grade 8 / diploma) INTERMEDIATE (AB grades 6-8) ELEMENTARY (AB grades 3-5) Please give brief details of your playing experience*(maximum 400 characters)Required Playing Standards It is very important that you assess your current playing standard as accurately as possible. Assessing playing standards is not (and cannot be) an exact science, and the grade system established by the Associated Board and other examiners is at best an approximate guide. Please use the guidelines below to help you make this assessment: Elementary standard players: AB* grades 3-5 You need to be reasonably fluent and confident with fairly straightforward music in keys of up to three sharps or flats, and play reasonably well in tune with some dynamic contrast. In these sessions parts may be doubled in some pieces. Clarinets only require B flat instruments, horn parts will be in F. Intermediate standard players: AB* grades 6-8 Good fluency is needed in a range of music which will involve some technical challenges and may be in keys of up to five sharps or flats. Good tuning, tone production, dynamic range and articulation will be required. The music will normally be played one-to-a-part, unless there is a special reason to do otherwise. Clarinets normally only require B flat instruments. Horn players may be required to do basic transpositions. Advanced standard players: Above AB* grade 8 / diploma standard Fluency in all keys is essential, as many of the pieces in these courses are technically and musically demanding. As well as excellent diploma-standard tuning, tone production, extreme dynamics, and a wide range of articulation speeds and characters, players will also need to be able to cope with occasional rhythmic and counting complexities. These sessions will be one player to a part, unless otherwise specified for a particular musical reason. Clarinettists require B flat and A instruments, alternative instruments (e.g. piccolo, bass clarinet, etc.) may be required (please check for details), and horn players need to be proficient in all the normal transpositions. What NOT to do: Under-assess yourself ‘just to play safe’ – if you’re happy to play easier parts, that’s fine, but if you want to play up to your level and meet a suitable level of challenge, please follow the guidelines above. Over-assess yourself ‘just to get to play with the best players’ or ‘to get to play the best music’. This can and does cause problems and can be embarrassing for you and others in the group. Make your challenge a realistic one – be confident that you are applying for a course of the right standard according to the specific requirements listed above. If you are uncertain, please check with Laurence Perkins before applying. * approximate playing standards based on Associated Board (ABRSM) examination grades Course DetailsCourse title and venue* (Please enter the course venue)Course date (or first day of course)* MM slash DD slash YYYY Playing (instrument)* Are you happy to play in a public performance?* YES NO I prefer to play (position in ensemble - please note that this cannot be guaranteed) 1st 2nd either horns high low either Is your selected course residential?* Yes No Do you require full-board accommodation during the course?* Yes No Do you require a single, double or twin bedded room?* Single Double Twin If twin or double, are you sharing with another player?* Yes No If ‘yes’, please give the name of the player with whom you are sharing* (please note that this must be agreed with the player concerned before you apply)If ‘no’, please give the name of your partner* If you are not sharing, and a single room is not available, will you accept single-occupancy in a double or twin room if available?* Yes No (This may incur an additional charge)Do you have any access or other special room requirements?* Yes No If ‘yes’, please give details*(please note we can only accommodate actual requirements where possible)Do you have any dietary requirements?* Yes No If ‘yes’, please give details*(only health / religion / lifestyle requirements. Personal likes / dislikes cannot be accommodated - sorry!)ConditionsI am under 18 years of age Yes Please send me an authorisation form for signature by my parent or guardian.Terms and Conditions Applications: Applications are on a 'first-come, first-served’ basis, unless otherwise stated in the course details Every effort will be made to include players in ensembles and meet their stated preferences, but the Course Director's decision will be final in all instances - you will be advised as to availability of a place on your selected course. If there is a place for you, you will be invited to pay the course fee or a deposit, or advised otherwise (depending on the course and venue). Once your payment is received (if required initially), you will receive confirmation of your place on the course. Young players: Players under the age of 18 may apply for daytime places on courses within the UK, subject to an authorisation from a parent or guardian. Acceptance of under-18 applications is at the discretion of the Course Director. Under-18s cannot be accepted onto residential courses. Course fee: Payment must be made according to the Terms and Conditions on your email confirming that there is a place for you on your chosen course. If you do not pay your course fee within the specified period, your place may go to another player. What the payment covers is as specified on the course details. Cancellation: In the unfortunate event of having to cancel your place on a course for any reason, for non-residential courses your payment is refundable up to 28 days before the date of the course. No refund can be made if you cancel (for any reason) with less than 28 days notice. For residential courses, if the course is at a venue where you make direct payment (i.e.not payments to Laurence Perkins), cancellation details will be according to the Terms and Conditions of the organisation concerned - you are recommended to check with them before applying for the course. For residential courses where payment is made directly to Laurence Perkins, a non-refundable deposit will be payable soon after acceptance on the course, and the balance will be payable no less than three months before the first day of the course. For any cancellation (for any reason) less than two months before the course date, the balance will be non-refundable. This is to ensure that a replacement player can be found, which at short notice is likely to be a student who cannot afford to pay a course fee. In all instances, you are strongly recommended to take out suitable travel insurance that will cover you should you have to cancel. In the event of a course having to be cancelled by the Course Director, as much notice as possible will be given to applicants, but liability in any event is strictly limited to a full refund of the course fee. Applications are only accepted on this basis. Instrument and personal safety: Health and safety are always top priorities at all course venues, but applications are only accepted on the basis that you accept full responsibility for your own personal health and safety throughout the duration of the course. You are also entirely responsible for the safety of your own musical instrument(s). Please ensure that you have adequate insurance cover in these respects, and that you know the specific requirements of your insurance and observe them throughout the course. Applications are only accepted on this basis. Disabled players: Every effort will be made to meet the specific needs of any player. Please enquire with the Course Director well in advance of the course date concerning the suitability of any particular venue for access, etc. Change of details: Whilst every effort will be made to ensure that each course runs as planned, it may be necessary to change details without notice. In the event of a course being cancelled (with or without notice), liability is strictly limited to a full refund of the amount already paid by each individual applicant. Players make their applications on this basis. Please ask! The intention is for you to have a really enjoyable and satisfying music-making experience. If you are unsure about any aspect of this course, please do not hesitate to ask! I confirm that I have read and understood the terms and conditions, and will abide by them. (Your application can only be sent once this box is ticked)Terms and conditions* I confirm I confirm that I have read and understood the terms and conditions, and will abide by them. (Your application can only be sent once this box is ticked) FeedbackBefore you send your application, it would be really helpful (if you haven't already done so in the past) if you could help with some information about publicity and information distribution, musical details, course location, nearby facilities and attractions and what interests you as far as a weekend away is concerned. This is not obligatory - your application will go without any of this information, but if you do feel inclined to provide a few details, this would be of great assistance in setting up future courses in new locations. Thank you!Where did you hear about the course? Please tick any of the following that you play in on a regular or frequent basis Symphony Orchestra Chamber Orchestra String Orchestra wind and brass mixed ensemble or band Large chamber ensemble (8 or more players) Small chamber ensemble (2-7 players) Chamber music with piano wind and strings How often (on average) do you play in concerts weekly monthly every 2-3 months every 4-6 months once a year Please tick those styles of music you enjoy playing (as many as you like) pre-baroque Baroque Classical Romantic 20th/21st Century Contemporary I enjoy Walking Cycling Exploring in the car (tick as many as you like)Other When not playing, I like to explore locations which offer buildings of historical or architectural interest good shopping facilities countryside the sea (beaches / coastal walks) forests hills and mountains (tick as many as you like)Suggestions and other detailsAny suggestions, comments or aspects you would like to be included in a 'Wind Serenades' course?