Junior Conservatoire: Tuition for Young Musicians
The Junior Conservatoire provides specialist musical tuition for talented young musicians.
Our tutors are of the highest calibre and include members of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, professional musicians and senior Conservatoire staff. We operate on 30 Saturdays each year during school term using the Conservatoire's full facilities.
Our junior courses include:
- classical music
- chamber music
- classical music from the north Indian subcontinent.
You can also, where the timetable allows, combine elements from different courses to suit your individual needs.
A strong emphasis is put on performance through weekly platforms and termly chamber music recitals, as well as regular concerts for the larger ensembles in the Adrian Boult Hall.
The Junior Conservatoire day
Your days typically start at 9am and finish at around 5pm. They are long and involving days that demand a lot of enthusiasm and commitment. The make-up and length of each timetable will vary according to which course(s) you choose, and the level you've reached. Younger students will usually begin with a shorter day.
Who should apply?
We offer specialist training to young musicians between the ages of eight and 18 with exceptional potential, and the ability to achieve that potential. Even absolute beginners as young as three or four years old can study with us through our Young Strings Project. Find out more about how to apply.
Where can it lead?
We train young musicians to a level where they could gain a place at a senior conservatoire or music college. We offer preparation for the Associated Board exams to grade eight and diploma levels.