Other opportunities

South West Music School presents plenty of opportunities to both its students and also other young musicians in the South West region. See below for further details…

Young Artist Development Programme

Are you a musician aged 18 – 25 years old based in Somerset? If so, we want you!

South West Music School are excited to offer the Somerset Artists Development Programme – a one year package of bespoke mentoring, masterclasses and performance opportunities for talented and passionate young musicians.

Interested in applying? Bursaries are open to just FIVE young musicians, so act fast!


Interested in applying? 

For all further information or to request an application form, please contact Tracy Hill on t.hill@swms.org.uk.

Short courses

Each academic year we have a menu of ‘short courses’ available – most of which are also available to young musicians who are not SWMS students. In 2016/17, these include:

  • Strings Weekends
  • Rock and Pop Days
  • Jazz Day
  • Piano Masterclasses
  • Vocal Workshops
  • Songwriting Workshops
  • Taiko Workshop
  • Music Industry Day
  • Alexander Technique Workshop
  • … and plenty more!

If you are a young musician in the South West who is interested in taking part in any of our short courses, please email Lucy to request further information on l.hather@swms.org.uk.