The popular BIMM Summer Schools are back for 2015!
On select days during July and August, our Summer Schools will run from 10am to 4pm, focusing on specific performance or production skills. At the end of each completed Summer School, students will perform a gig for family, friends and tutors, bringing together the skills and songs they’ve learned in a live finale.
During the Summer School classes, performance students divide up according to their chosen instrument for a morning of intense song rehearsals before getting together to form bands for exciting live performances on stage in the afternoon.
A favourite feature of the Summer Schools are the special guests that visit us daily. Guests join in the classes to help to perfect tracks and share tips for performance – and maybe even get up on stage to play alongside the students! Previous special guests have included the likes of Ian Matthews from Kasabian and Saffron from Republica. You can get a taste of what you might be playing during the schools by having a listen to our Summer Schools playlist!
For production-focused classes, students work with tutors and special guests to put together their own track over the course of the week. Last year, students in Brighton were lucky enough to work with Elliot May of Basement Jaxx fame who provided vocals for their work.
This year’s Summer School events are shaping up nicely. From 27th–31st July, BIMM Manchester will host a Music Radar Performance Summer School focusing on Indie and Rock.
BIMM London has three Summer School events, including a Music Radar (Rock/Indie/Pop) Performance Summer School from 3rd–7th August with a Music Production Summer School powered by Ableton running on the same dates, and a Music (Rock/Metal/Punk) Performance Summer School powered by none other than Marshall on 10th–14th August.
Summer School is a great way to make the most of your break with extra practice and the opportunity of working with fellow students and famous musicians, so book as early as you can and keep that musical momentum going between term time!