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The Reina Sofia School of Music is organising the third Music and Culture Summer Camp for 12 - 17 year olds

March 14, 2019 | By Reina Sofia School of Music
Press Department


-    Activities for summer camp participants will include music and language classes, visits to museums, sports and excursions. The camp runs from 1 to 14 July 2019 inclusive.
-    The Madrid-based music programme, aimed at students from all over the world, will provide basic, intermediate and advanced tuition in music.  Two options are available – boarding or day attendance.   

-    The Reina Sofía School is awarding grants which will cover 40% of the cost of the programme. Please note that places are limited.  

Madrid, 14 March 2019 - The Madrid-based Reina Sofia School of Music is organizing A Music and Culture Summer Camp which will take place between 1 – 14 July 2019.  The camp, which is in its third year, is aimed at 12 – 17 year olds. The aim is to provide a musical, cultural and language experience which is the only one of its kind in Spain.

Following the success of the previous two summer camps which were attended by students from 10 countries, registration is now open for the 2019 course for a maximum of 50 students from all over the world. There will be two options: boarding - where students stay at the Colegio Mayor San Pablo, and day attendance from 9am to 9pm.

The course will consist of bespoke individual instrument tuition, individual rehearsals, choral work and theoretical subjects associated with music. (Subject matter will be related to visits to Madrid’s principle museums and also a luthier.) Academia and leisure will not conflict with each other. Students will complement their classes with recreational and sports activities, which will enrich their experience. All participants will be tutored in skills advocated by the Reina Sofia School, such as perseverance, dedication, teamwork, a high level of responsibility and the promotion of dialogue between nations through the media of music and art.

Moreover, students will spend three days in Santander at the XIX Encuentro de Música y Academia - a music festival organised by the school, which takes place in various venues in Cantabria. Students will go on cultural visits, attend concerts which form part of the Encuentro and master classes imparted by teachers from different countries such as Ivan Monighetti, Zakhar Bron, Timothy Jones, Dmitri Bashkirov and Plamena Mangova, amongst others.

At the end of the Summer Camp, all participants will perform in the Sony Auditorium at the Reina Sofia School of Music in front of a very demanding audience - their own families. An outstanding concert to round off an unforgettable two-week programme!

As the Reina Sofía School is a foundation, it can award scholarships which contribute 40% towards to the cost of the programme for families who would like their children to participate in the Summer Camp. To apply for a grant, parents should simply fill out a form and send a video of their child playing the instrument they would like to study at the summer camp and the applicant should also write a motivation letter. The application will be assessed by the academic committee.
For more information, go to:
0034 91 523 04 19

About the Reina Sofia School of Music
The Reina Sofía School embarked upon its first academic year in October 1991. It provides high-quality, professional music education and is regarded as one of the most important music schools in the world.  Each year some 150 young people from 30 countries study in various music departments under the aegis of prestigious visiting lectures who impart Master Classes. The stage is considered an extension of the classroom at the School and this is reflected in over 300 public concerts which are offered by its students each year in Spain and abroad.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, the School is imparting a Bachelor's Degree which is officially recognized in the Bologna Process. It is also imparting a Master's Degree in Performance Studies.  Study programmes at the School provide students with complete education which not only enables them to place music within its historical context but also relate it to other cultural and artistic manifestations.

Her Majesty Queen Sofía is the Honorary President of the School, whose Board of Trustees is composed of representatives of public bodies and private companies with a common aim of serving young people and music as an art form.  Its extensive scholarship system enables all talented young people to gain access to this type of education regardless of their economic situation. The School is the main programme organised by the Fundación Albéniz - a non-profit organisation which was founded by Paloma O'Shea.

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