Expired Art Songs by Black British & African American Composers with Michael Harper

  •  February 23, 2018 - February 25, 2018
     6:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Jackdaws Tutor Michael HarperArt Songs by Black British & African American Composers
with Michael Harper

Friday 23 February – Sunday 25 February 2018
Level: Intermediate-Advanced
Fee: £220

Course No. 3269
Solo Study Course

Explore the influence of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Harry T. Burleigh on generations of composers in the genre of the American and British art song. With each song, we will consider stylistic interpretation, diction, poetry, and historic context.

Participants should prepare two art songs and a spiritual. Suggested composers include Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Harry T. Burleigh, Margaret Bonds, Florence Price, Hall Johnson, Adolphus Hailstork and Errollyn Wallen. A list of anthologies and suggested repertoire is available on request. The weekend will end with an informal concert on the Sunday afternoon.


All courses are held at Jackdaws in the village of Great Elm, a small village to the west of Frome in Somerset, approximately 30 minutes drive from Bath. Frome Train station is just 3 miles from Jackdaws with direct trains from Bristol, Bath, Cardiff and London.

A £50 deposit is required to secure your place on this course.

Course Fee
The Course Fee is inclusive of all meals, refreshments and tuition at Jackdaws, except Breakfast which is included in the separate B&B cost.

Accommodation is payable in addition to the Course Fee. B&B rates start at £39 per night (single room, shared bathroom) and from £49 (en suite, subject to availability) booked through Jackdaws. Please let us know your requirements when booking on a course.
B&B rooms are located in friendly family homes and local Guest Houses, and are either within walking distance or a short drive away (5 – 10 minutes).

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Breakfast is the only meal served at the accommodation; all other meals are provided on site at Jackdaws.

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