CoMA Summer School 2025

Sunday, 17th August 2025

to Saturday, 23rd August 2025

Join us next summer for 5 days of music-making!

Keele University, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, UK.

CoMA Summer School 2025

Sunday 17th August 2025 - Saturday, 23rd August 2025

The CoMA Summer School is a place for musicians of all abilities to come together for 5 days of fun and exciting music-making! Filled with experimentation, workshops, performances and a lot of fun and games, the summer school is open to instrumentalists, singers and composers. The CoMA Summer School was a much-loved annual event for many years, hosting many premieres of new works, and creating an environment in which many musical friendships have flourished. 

Interested? Register soon!

Early Bird tickets will be available from 12pm on Tuesday 20th August 2024!

Spaces are limited and allocated on a first-come-first-served basis!

 

Commission opportunity

We also have commission opportunity to write for a large flexible ensemble which will be developed and performed during CoMA’s 2025 Summer School! ⁠If you would like to apply, please visit the application page for more information. Deadline: Monday 22nd July 2024 at 11.59pm⁠

 

Summer School FAQs 👇

 

What will we do?

Activities will take place Monday 18th – Friday 22nd and will include:

Further details to come!

 

How much is it?

Participants will pay a fee to attend the summer school. The fee will include:

Details of the exact fee to be announced soon.

 

How do I book a place?

You will be able to register through a digital form hosted on this website page. Early Bird registration will be open from 12pm on Tuesday 20th August 2024

 

How can I get there?

By train: 

The nearest railway stations to Keele are:

The university is a 10 minute drive/taxi ride from Stoke-on-Trent station or 30 minutes by bus number 25, going from outside the station. CoMA will provide a shuttle bus service from Stoke-on-Trent train station to Keele University at specific intervals.

By car:

Keele is between Junctions 15 and 16 on the M6 motorway, and is just west of Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme. We are halfway between Manchester and Birmingham. There is plenty of parking on site.

 

How will we get around the venue? Is Keele accessible?

The accommodation, dining hall, rehearsal and workshop rooms and the Chapel (performance space) are all within 0-10 minutes walking distance of each other over even ground. There is step-free access to all the buildings we will use, which all also have accessible gender-neutral toilets and lifts. There are adapted rooms in the accommodation blocks. More detailed information can be found here:  

https://www.accessable.co.uk/keele-university

CoMA is committed to ensuring the Summer School is open to all to attend. If you have any specific concerns or access needs you would like to discuss, please contact Francesca (CoMA Project Manager) at francesca@coma.org. 

 

When should I travel?

Participants will be asked to arrive at 3pm on Sunday 17th August and check out by 10am on Saturday 23rd August.

 

I can’t make the whole week, but would love to take part. Can I come for a day?

We understand not everyone can commit to a week. Those who cannot make the full Summer School are invited to join us for our ‘drop in’ day on Tuesday 19th August. 

There will be a special day participation rate (details tbc).

Due to logistics and the nature of the Summer School activities, we are unable to offer drop-in participation on other days. If you would like further clarification, please contact Francesca (CoMA Project Manager) at francesca@coma.org

 

I live in the area and would like to take part, but don’t need accommodation. Can I come as a day guest?

Yes you can! We will offer a day participation rate which will include food, but no accommodation. Day guests must either commit to come to all 5 days of the Summer School or to the drop-in day on Tuesday 19th August only.

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