We are delighted to be able to partially reopen Colwell Arts Centre from the 26th April 2021 on a strict appointment-only basis. To collect, return or exchange an instrument, please contact us at glosmusic@gloucestershire.gov.uk to make an appointment.


Whilst we are unable to provide you with our normal music lessons, music centres, county music groups and events due to Government restrictions we are putting our efforts into providing you with some educational, fun, inspiring links to enable you to keep your music making going! Click here for more information.



Please note that all face-to-face rehearsals and concerts have been cancelled until further notice, keeping in line with the Government’s direction on COVID-19. However, we are delighted to announce the launch of our online ensemble sessions, open to anyone in Gloucestershire. Please click here for more details.

Out of this World!


Professional musicians from the Leap Ensemble,
4 leaders from Birmingham Conservatoire of Music,
Chamber Music, Composition, Creative Music Making,

Mini Planets (Gustav Holst)


Rarely do you get the opportunity to work alongside professional musicians - let alone up to 16 professional musicians!  GM has joined forces with the Birmingham Conservatoire of Music to provide young musicians (grade 3 to advanced) with the opportunity to create music, perform, and learn from the professionals.

Tuesday 11th April 10.00 – 4.00pm
Wednesday 12th April 10.00 – 5.00pm (to include informal concert at 5.00pm)
Sir Thomas Rich’s School, Gloucester

Younger players (grades 3 – 5) will be able to access a range of opportunities including creative music workshops, composition, Q&A sessions with professional players and an opportunity to work alongside our visitors in a performance of Holst’s mini planets suite, a work specially commissioned by Gloucestershire Music from the pen of Matt Kingston.
Our more advanced musicians (grade 6+) will focus on chamber classes, Q&A sessions with professional players and technical workshops, and assist in the performance of Holst’s Mini Planets Suite.  They will benefit from learning new technical skills and composition, particularly useful if studying GCSE or A level Music.
‘Out of this world’ will feature four lead practitioners from Birmingham Conservatoire and the LEAP Ensemble. A unique opportunity for young players to work alongside professional and semi- professional musicians, raising aspirations and inspiring young musicians to fulfil their musical journeys.

For full details and booking form click here

Read about LEAP Ensembles recent visit to Brookfield Music Centre here

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