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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.

The programme for summer 2015 will be published at the end of February.
Please bookmark this page and check back.

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

Brasilian 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

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

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

Berimbao: Afro-Brasilian music bow

Cesar Cuyami Mesari
A rare opportunity to learn the music of Capoeira
Classes: 6-10 July, Mon-Fri 7-9pm

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

Circle Songs

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

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