Secondary Workshops

SECONDARY SESSIONS

See below for details of available workshop sessions:

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Transformations in music, instruments and ensembles from the Renaissance to the present

Explore the major historical periods of the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and modern eras through the Bate Collection’s instruments. Examine the musical and social development of ensembles and play instruments from the collection – from natural trumpet to spinet, from lute and viol to baroque flute and classical clarinet, and from serpent to theremin.

Essential information

  • Key stage: 4 or 5 (can be adapted to other groups)
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Available: Monday or Tuesday mornings (please enquire about other availability)
  • Maximum group size: 15
  • Venue: Bate Collection, Faculty of Music, St Aldate’s, Oxford, OX1 1DB
  • Cost*:  £120

This workshop can be combined with the Javanese Gamelan workshop. Combined workshop cost:  £200

*Full bursaries are available for maintained schools with pupils eligible for Pupil Premium or Ever 6 FSM.

For all bookings email:   bate.collection@music.ox.ac.uk

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Exploring the sound and context of keyboards from the Renaissance to the modern era including a chance to play instruments from the virginals, spinet, harpsichord, clavichord and fortepiano to the 19th-century square piano.

Essential information
Key stage: 4 or 5 (can be adapted to other groups)
Duration: 90 minutes
Available: Monday or Tuesday mornings (please enquire about other availability)
Maximum group size: 15
Venue: Bate Collection, Faculty of Music, St Aldate’s, Oxford, OX1 1DB
Cost*:  £100
This workshop can be combined with the Javanese Gamelan workshop. Combined workshop cost:  £200

*Full bursaries are available for maintained schools with pupils eligible for Pupil Premium or Ever 6 FSM.

For all bookings email:   bate.collection@music.ox.ac.uk

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Learn to play a traditional Javanese piece while exploring the use of cyclic patterns and pentatonic scales.

Discover the cultural context of the music, how to employ gamelan techniques and structures in composition, and how it has influenced composers from Messiaen to Minimalism. This workshop is also popular as a team-building and listening exercise. Can be tailored to your specific interests.

Essential information
Key stage: 3, 4, 5 (can be adapted to other groups)
Duration: 2 hours
Available: Mondays or Tuesdays (please enquire about other availability)
Maximum group size: 20
Venue: Bate Collection, Faculty of Music, St Aldate’s, Oxford OX1 1DB
Cost*: £120
This workshop can be combined with the Music through the Ages or Keyboards through the Ages workshop. 
Combined workshop cost:  £200

*Full bursaries are available for maintained schools with pupils eligible for Pupil Premium or Ever 6 FSM.

For all bookings email:   bate.collection@music.ox.ac.uk

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