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EYMW 2022

Sunday 31 July to Sunday 7 August

Below you will find all of the details for the latest EYMW course.  This includes details of the schedule, timings, repertoire and other useful information.

Are you definitely joining us for European Youth Music Week?  Apply Now!

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Oakham School, Oakham, Rutland, UK

Oakham School is a fully co-educational boarding and day school, located in the heart of England. It is situated in the centre of the very attractive rural town of Oakham. In the town, there are small supermarkets, pharmacies, pubs and cafes.

Sunday 31 July - check in between 15:00 and 18:00.

Sunday 7 August - the course officially finishes at 09:00, after breakfast. However, participants can leave the course earlier that day, to suit their travel arrangements, if they wish.

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Symphony Orchestra​

Hindemith - Symphonic Metamorphosis

Johann Strauss II - Unter Donner und Blitzen

Copland — Rodeo

Dvorak - Noon Day Witch

Wagner - Prelude to Act 3 Lohengrin

Chamber Orchestras

Stamitz — Viola Concerto

Mendelssohn — Hebrides Overture

Beethoven — Symphony No. 5


Vivaldi arr. Glennie — Concerto in C Major

Barber - Adagio

Wind, Brass and Percussion

Widdowson — Ayahuasca

Please be aware that all repertoire is subject to change.

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 There are many different musical and social activities at EYMW!  Each day is slightly different, but a typical day would have the following schedule:

Symphony Orchestra
Wind / Strings
Chamber Music
Chamber Orchestras
Full Orchestra
Choir (optional)

Social activities include:

On site nightly bar (serving both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks)

One afternoon trip to Cambridge


Ceilidh with Crazy Nic

Pub Quiz

The Chamber Music informal concert

The Abschluss Concert

Friends and family are warmly invited

The Abschluss Concert as well as Chamber Concert evening are where participants are encouraged to showcase the music they have prepared during the course.  In the Chamber Concert, students are encouraged to perform a movement of standard classical repertoire, or their own composition or improvisation.

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The total cost of the course is


The cost includes:

Accommodation for the week

All meals (including a packed lunch for the afternoon trip)

Tea and coffee during the breaks each day

All musical activities and rehearsals

Afternoon trip to Cambridge (with return coach transport)

All evening social activities

The cost does not include travel to the venue.

Places are issued on a first-come first-served basis, subject to the applicant being deemed the correct standard to play the repertoire.

Places will not be confirmed until a non-refundable deposit of 100 GBP or 100 EUROS is received.

If you are successful in your application and your deposit is received, the remaining balance will be invoiced and due before the end of May 2022.

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"What do I wear for the concert?"

"Do I need to bring shampoo?"

Here are a few things to help you…


Three meals a day will be included in the cost of the course alongside regular tea and coffee breaks. However, you might want to bring snacks with you for throughout the day and a bottle of water for rehearsals.


You will need to bring your own towels, toiletries, shampoo, body wash, straighteners, hairdryer etc. All bedding is provided and rooms / bathrooms will have a mirror for you to use.


Daily dress is casual, so bring comfortable clothes for rehearsals.  You will need clothes suitable for the rain when moving between the different parts of the venue. Please bring smart clothes for our final performance.


There will be the opportunity to explore Oakham and the town we visit during our trip.

There is no obligation to bring money to the course, but consider bringing some money for shopping, snacks, the evening bar and your own travel arrangements.


The venue has limited Wi-Fi coverage.

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Travel costs are not included in the course fees and participants will need to make their own travel arrangements.


You can book flights from your nearest European City to either London Stansted Airport or Birmingham International Airport.

Participants arriving before 15:00 at either airport will be met by a member of EYMW staff who will accompany you on the train journey.

When travelling with the group, you may be able to take advantage of low cost group regional rail tickets, whilst being escorted to the venue via the rail network.

The course finishes at 09:00, after breakfast. Staff will not accompany students back to the airport on the train. It is recommended that flights are booked no earlier than 14:00.


 You can travel to Oakham Station using the National Rail Network from both airports.

You can check the train times and book tickets on their website or at

EYM is not responsible for the contents of external websites.

The school is five minutes walk from the station.


Please see the address and map below.

Oakham School

Chapel Close



LE15 6DT