Welcome to Oxenfoord...

Oxenfoord International is a residential summer school based on the outskirts of Scotland's capital. With new classes and tutors for 2015, we offer an inspiring setting for singers and accompanists to make new friends, meet old ones and share music through performance. Produced by the Edinburgh International Festival a few years ago, this short film gives a flavour of our work which builds on 35 years of coaching, workshops and masterclasses.

This year we're delighted to welcome John Mark Ainsley as our Masterclass guest tutor, with Robin Bowman taking French Song and Janis Kelly and Linda Ormiston directing Opera Scenes. I'll also be offering classes in Song Repertoire & Accompaniment alongside the popular Song Cycle class introduced last year. In 2015 we welcome new tutor Bridget McCann who will be offering acting workshops and techniques for dealing with performance nerves. Sergey Rybin and William Vann will conduct the Opera Scenes and Jo Ramadan will direct the Oxenfoord Choir. Please see Our Tutors for updated biographies and Our Classes for class descriptions.

On Saturday 25th July, following a successful launch last year, we're offering Junior Oxenfoord - a set of coachings, masterclasses and performances for children between 14 - 18. Participants will work with me and perform alongside each other and one of the major bursary holders of the main course. Limited places are available so please contact Charlotte Jackson, Junior Oxenfoord Administrator, for further information.

With new classes for 2015, additional practice rooms, Loretto's all-Steinway pianos and many opportunities for staff and students to perform together, we're expecting yet another rewarding year. To apply please download the Application Form and 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