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It is simple to apply and pay online securely through the website at

Deadline for applications:

10th June 2017 NB This is much earlier than previous years. Please book early to avoid disappointment

A limited number of scholarships will be available for promising students in financial need. Candidates wishing to be considered for scholarships should send a representative recording of their playing, two references from musicians of standing and evidence of financial circumstances. This can be done via email to

Manchester is a vibrant city and a centre of excellence for the arts and for music in particular. Participants on the course can either choose to stay on site at Chetham’s, with full board and accommodation, or be non resident. NB It is possible for participants to come on the course for as few or as many days as they wish. Due to the enormous popularity of the course however, anyone planning  to arrive or leave outside of the standard course dates for each part will need to find accommodation outside of the school.There are many hotels in Manchester to suit all budgets, many within walking distance of the school.

Registration is on  Thursday 17th August (part One) and
Wednesday 23rd August (part Two)  between 14.30 and 17.00. Participants will receive all details of teachers, lesson times, and concerts on arrival.

Trained residential staff will provide pastoral care throughout the course for all minors, under the guidance of the ‘Youth Co-ordinator’.
All participants at the Summer School are most welcome to bring their families and friends along as observers (see special rates). Because the faculty and facilities at Chetham’s are so large, it is possible for the Summer School to accommodate a wide ability and age range.