Welcome to Oxenfoord...

Oxenfoord International is a residential summer school for singers and accompanists on the outskirts of Scotland's capital. With new classes and tutors for 2014, we offer an inspiring setting for singers and accompanists to make new friends, meet old ones and share music through performance. Although the information on this website refers to the 2014 course please note it will be updated later in the year with details for summer 2015.

In 2014 we were delighted to welcome Joan Rodgers as our Masterclass guest tutor, with Robin Bowman taking French Song and Janis Kelly, Linda Ormiston and Susanna Stranders producing Opera Scenes. I offered classes in Song Repertoire & Accompaniment and introduced a new Song Cycle class focusing on the Mignon settings and Dicterliebe. Our expert tutors also introduced a number of new classes with Simon Over making a welcome return and Matteo Dalle Fratte joining us for the first time. Please see Our tutors for updated biographies, class lists and class descriptions.

Now in its second year The Sam Hutchings Pianist Prize was again awarded to a young accompanist of outstanding ability. The award includes a place on the course with accommodation, a £250 bursary and an opportunity to work with tutors and student singers during the week. We'll continue to offer part-funded course fees in 2015 and all bursary requests (including applications for the Sam Hutchings Pianist Prize) should be sent via a bursary letter with your application form.

With new classes for 2015 to be announced later this year, Loretto's suite of All-Steinway pianos and many opportunities for staff and students to perform together, we're expecting yet another rewarding year. Do let us know if you have any questions, we'd love to hear from you.

Welcome to Oxenfoord Summer School

Malcolm Martineau,
Artistic Director,
Oxenfoord International Summer School