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 SamoaAndorraAngolaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBoliviaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBrazilBruneiBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaColombiaComorosCongo, Democratic Republic of theCongo, Republic of theCosta RicaCôte d'IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEast TimorEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFaroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench PolynesiaGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuamGuatemalaGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIranIraqIrelandIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiNorth KoreaSouth KoreaKosovoKuwaitKyrgyzstanLaosLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacedoniaMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMarshall IslandsMauritaniaMauritiusMexicoMicronesiaMoldovaMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNorthern Mariana IslandsNorwayOmanPakistanPalauPalestine, State ofPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPolandPortugalPuerto RicoQatarRomaniaRussiaRwandaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSaint MartinSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint MaartenSlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSpainSri LankaSudanSudan, SouthSurinameSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyriaTaiwanTajikistanTanzaniaThailandTogoTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVatican CityVenezuelaVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishVirgin Islands, U.S.YemenZambiaZimbabwe 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)GradeADVANCED (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)GradeADVANCED (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* Playing (instrument)*Are you happy to play in a public performance?*YESNOI prefer to play (position in ensemble - please note that this cannot be guaranteed)1st2ndeitherhornshighloweither 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. Once your payment is received, you will receive confirmation of your place on the course. Young players: Players under the age of 18 may apply for places on courses within the UK, subject to authorisation from a parent or guardian. Acceptance of under-18 applications is at the discretion of the Course Director. Course fee: Full course fee must be paid within 28 days of receiving confirmation that there is a place for you on your chosen course, unless otherwise stated in the course details. If you do not pay your course fee within the specified period, your place may go to another player. What the course fee 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, you should check cancellation details with the organisation concerned before applying for the course. 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! 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 concertsweeklymonthlyevery 2-3 monthsevery 4-6 monthsonce a yearPlease 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)OtherWhen 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?