Dunblane Summer School – 23rd Anniversary!
Dunblane Summer School
Monday 13 – Thursday 16 July 2020
all services in Dunblane Cathedral
Four enjoyable days of music-making, learning, reflection and worship
- based in the beautiful medieval cathedral
- directed by Matthew Beetschen with Frances McCafferty (vocal coach) and Kevin Duggan (organ)
- vocal masterclass
- optional skills workshops
23rd highly successful year!
For more information contact Brian Baker
T: 01786 821294
Unable to attend the whole course?
Come just for a day!
The Day Rate is £40; tea/coffee is included and you can book meals at further cost
To book your place, please contact the Summer School administrator: Brian Baker
T: 01786 821294;
or Book online here
Click on the following links for more detailed information, including accommodation, how to book, etc.
Who takes part in this course?
Around 50 singers attend this course each year. They appreciate the opportunity to learn new repertoire, improve their music skills and value the fellowship and worship.
Services follow the traditions of both the Church of Scotland and the Scottish Episcopal Church, and are led by clergy of different denominations. Much of the music used will be suitable for small choirs but there will be works to challenge too.
We welcome many singers from across the British Isles and beyond. The sharing of experiences by singers from church choirs all over the world is particularly valued by the participants.
The course timetable will be announced in due course
Workshops will be organised at the course, depending on participants' needs.
In the past, these have often included:
- organ: solo playing and accompaniment
- world music
- Voice for Life: choir training
The cost of these is included if you're participating in the Summer School whole course or day-rate, and at £10 each for visitors.
- Lunch and a three-course Dinner: in Old Churches House
- Mid-morning and mid-afternoon tea and coffee: in the Cathedral Hall
We meet on Monday for lunch, and finish mid-morning on Thursday.
You will need to arrange and pay for your own accommodation.
There is a wide choice at the lower end of the price range within a 10-mile radius, although there is very little available in Dunblane itself.
You may find the following information helpful.
|Name||Phone||Details (and addresses)|
opposite the Cathedral
Bed and Breakfast is available in student halls of residence on the University Campus, 4 miles from the Cathedral
on the University campus and provides more up-market facilities
|Stirling Youth Hostel||01786 473442||just down the hill from Stirling Castle|
Guest house in Dunblane, 15-minute walk from Cathedral
small hotel on outskirts of Dunblane
large hotel in Dunblane
small hotel, 4 miles from Dunblane
hotel, 5 miles from the Cathedral
2 locations in Stirling
1 location in Stirling
For other possibilities including many places within 10 miles of Dunblane, see the Visit Scotland website
If you need further assistance, please contact Brian Baker
phone: 01786 821294
Booking arrangements for this course
Tuition, workshops and plenary sessions
Including Lunch, Dinner, tea and coffee in Old Churches House
- RSCM affiliates and Individual members: £250
- Non-members: £310
These exclude the cost of meals, which can be booked with Brian Baker.
It may be possible to book an individual lesson (singing or organ) or consultation with a tutor
To book your place on the course, download a booking form and send it to Brian Baker.
Is this course the same as in previous years?
- Matthew Beetschen will direct the course again this year.
- The organist will be Kevin Duggan, Organist at Dunblane Cathedral.
- Frances McCafferty will again be the Vocal Tutor.
- The venue is Dunblane Cathedral hall, with services in the Cathedral.
How do I pay?
Pay online (see booking form below) or contact Brian Baker to arrange payment.
Although we don't have the facility to process credit card payments, we use PayPal to take MasterCard/Visa credit card or debit card payments securely online – it doesn't cost you any more to pay using this method – and you don't need a PayPal account to pay online.
How can I get an application form?
Please download a booking form, complete it and return it to us.
Who is organising the course?
This course is organised by the RSCM Scotland Committee.
The Course Administrator is Brian Baker, and he can be contacted
by phone: 01786 821294
or e-mail: summerschool(at)rscmscotland.org
Booking your place
To book your place on the course, download a booking form and send it to Brian Baker (his address is on the form).
|Select the appropriate option||Pay full amount now||Pay £50 deposit||Pay balance|
non-residential – with meals
(member price): £250
|non-residential – with meals
(non-member price): £310
non-member of the RSCM
day rate – £40 per day