Choral summer schools

Choral singing and composing

There are two choral summer schools to choose from.

The first in choral singing is an intensive residential course for select singers who are looking to develop choral musicianship skills within a small choir typical of those found in many of Oxford University’s colleges and chapels.

The second runs in parallel with the choral singing school where students will learn to compose for the choir. The composition students not only participate fully in the Choral Singing course but also receive additional daily tutorials (small-group tuition) in choral composition. 

These summer schools take place in the beautiful buildings of St Stephen’s House, which includes some of the university’s finest acoustics for music and an atmosphere for serious study – set in one of Oxford's most vibrant quarters.

Full details of our 2021 choral summer schools will be posted here when booking opens. Details of previous courses can be found below.

Choral Singing Summer School Repertoire

Recordings made at previous Choral Singing and Composing for Choirs summer schools

Oxford University Choral Singing Summer School 2020

A practical course for singers focused on the English choral tradition; suitable for students, educators and other able musicians.

Oxford University Composing for Choirs Summer School 2020

Exploring the skills, techniques and philosophies of setting text for a chorus of singers.