East Anglia the leading source of Early Music instruction is the
Early Music Summer Schools
occupy two weeks in July & August.
courses had to be cancelled for 2020.
of the Baroque Summer School
director of the Baroque Summer School, Peter Holman,
announced his retirement after the Baroque Summer School of 25
July - 1 August 2021.
Cummings is appointed as the new Baroque Summer School Director
from Summer 2022 onwards. Laurence Cummings is one of
Britain’s most exciting and versatile
historical performance both as conductor and harpsichord player.
He has been Musical Director of the London Handel Festival
since 1999 and Artistic Director of the
Händel-Festpiele Göttingen since 2012, as well as
acting as Music Director for
Orquestra Barroca Casa da
He is the William Crotch Professor of
Historical Performance at the Royal Academy of Music.
Summer Schools are moving to Benslow Music
in Hitchin, Benslow Music's tranquil campus is just a 30-minute
train ride from
Cambridge and from London. It provides a wide
range of comfortable bedrooms
with ensuite or shared bathroom
facilities, enviable catering and all sorts of
practice rooms. The beautiful gardens provide an inviting
in which to relax and regather energies between
Additionally, all summer school participants will
be able to make use of Benlow Music's
extensive music library
during their course.
themes and tutors for the 2021 Summer Schools will be those
planned for 2020
(except that Marc Lewon will stand in for
as lute tutor on the Renaissance course).
Dresden: The Musical Melting Pot
July-1 August 2021
Holman course director & continuo, Judy Tarling upper
strings, Mark Caudle lower strings,
Gail Hennessy woodwind,
Philip Thorby voices
Triumphs of Maximilian: Music from the time of Emperor Maximilian
Clare Wilkinson course co-director &
voice, Gawain Glenton course co-director & cornetto,
Smilansky viols & recorders, William Lyons flutes, recorders,
reeds & pipes, Marc Lewon lutes
of how to apply will be sent by the New Year and will also be
posted on the website.
of the cancellation of many courses and concerts, CEM rely on the
generous support of
many friends, benefactors and
individuals, now more than ever.
to Cambridge Early Music