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Summer Music School Timetable

 SOAS World Music Summer School 2015

Every summer SOAS is proud to offer an exciting summer school of world-wide music. Our course programme is unique, varied and truly multi-cultural. If you are passionate about music and cultures, there is something for everyone: Intensive and inspiring courses, practical workshops, taster sessions and master classes for students of all backgrounds, beginners to advanced, amateur and professional.

Booking is now open for summer 2015!
See below for a full list of courses and book the course(s) of your choice online via our secure server. Places are limited (numbers vary depending on course) so we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment!
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Enquiries: E-mail: musicevents@soas.ac.uk, Tel. +44 (0)20 7898 4500
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Forthcoming Events

Classical Indian Singing

Mehboob Nadeem
Discover the World of Indian Music with your Voice
Classes: 15-19 June, Mon-Fri 5-7pm

15 June 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Cuban Music Big Band

Sara McGuinness & Elpidio Caicedo

Whatever your instrument, here’s a chance to play some classic Cuban styles
Classes: 15-19 June, Mon-Fri 6-9pm

15 June 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Alexander Technique for Musicians

Stelios Katsatsidis
Body awareness for musicians
Classes: 15-19 June, Mon-Fri 6-9pm

15 June 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Kora

Kadialy Kouyate
Learn the 21 stringed Mandinka kora from Senegal
Classes: 22-26 June, Mon-Fri 5-7pm

22 June 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Choro for Everyone!

Gaio de Lima
Discover Brasilian choro music - from theory to performance
Classes: 22-26 June, Mon-Fri 5-7pm and 7-9pm

22 June 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Frame Drums: Daf, Bendir & Co

Vasilis Sarikis
Fun, versatile & surprisingly varied: Frame drums around the world
Classes: 22-26 June, Mon-Fri 6-8pm

22 June 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Senegalese Sabar Drumming

Modou Diouf
Learn the complex beats of Senegalese Sabar Drums
Classes: 22-26 June, Mon-Fri 6-9pm

22 June 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Mongolian Overtone Singing

Michael Ormiston & Candida Valentino
Learn Khöömii, the amazing Mongolian Overtone singing style
Classes: 22-26 June, Mon-Fri 7-9pm

22 June 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Indian Tabla

Sanju Sahai
Study the Indian tabla drums - the backbone of Classical Indian music
Classes: 29 June - 3 July, Mon-Fri 5-8pm

29 June 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Middle Eastern Maqam Ensemble

Louai Alhenawi
A hands-on introduction to Middle Eastern music & ensemble playing
Classes: 29 June - 3 July, Mon-Fri 5-7pm

29 June 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Circle Songs

Guillermo Rozenthuler
Improve your musicianship, tuning and creativity through ensemble singing
Classes: 29 June - 3 July, Mon-Fri 5-7pm

29 June 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Afrocuban Batá Drumming and Orisha Songs

Crispin Robinson
Learn the sacred rhythms & chants of Afro-Cuban Santeria
Classes: 29 June -3 July, Mon-Fri 7-9pm

29 June 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Darbuka: Middle Eastern Percussion

Louai Alhenawi
Learn Middle Eastern Rhythms on the Darbuka
Classes: 29 June - 3 July, Mon-Fri 7-9pm

29 June 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

World Music in the Classroom

SOAS Music Dpt Teaching Associates
World Music Performance Teaching for the Classroom (with Certificate option)
Classes: Tue 30 June, 10am-5.30pm

30 June 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Berimbao: Afro-Brasilian music bow

Cesar Cuyami Mesari
A rare opportunity to learn the music of Capoeira
Classes: 6-10 July, Mon-Fri 5-7pm

6 July 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

World Music Choir

Judith Silver
A taster course for the SOAS World Music Choir.
Classes: 6-10 July, Mon-Fri 6-8pm

6 July 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Balinese Gamelan

Andy Channing
A unique opportunity to learn to play the seven-tone Balinese gamelan based at SOAS.
Classes: 6-11 July, Tue-Fri 7-9pm, Sat 11am-5pm

6 July 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, 7:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Mbira

Linos Wengara Magaya
Study the spirit-calling mbira from Zimbabwe
Classes: 6-10 July, Mon-Fri 7-9pm

6 July 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Buddhist Chants from Japan

Junko Ueda
Introduction to the shōmyō tradition from Japan
Classes: 11-12 July, Sat-Sun 11am-5pm

11 July 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM