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Latest News - Forthcoming Concerts - Events

This page contains all the latest GAM news and details of upcoming concerts and events - please check back here regularly.

You can also always read the latest GAM Newsletters to catch up with everything that is happening at GAM.   You will find them on the 'Downloads' page  here!  

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Tuffley & Calton pupils to be wowed by professional Chineke! Orchestra musicians & talented young composers from Gloucestershire

Chineke! Orchestra professional musicians + GAM’s top quality teachers will be giving inspiring performances, talks and opportunities to try an instrument at two Gloucester primary schools in July.

Plus, on 4 July at 2pm, a Diverse Futures concert will be held at Kings Theatre, Gloucester, and will feature a professional string quartet from BAME orchestra Chineke! Including new music composed and performed by some of Gloucestershire's’ best young music talent (limited capacity).

And Jump on the bus with us! Great opportunity to attend Cheltenham Music Festivals event on 10 July to see full Chineke! Orchestra + the 2016 Gloucestershire Young Musician, Adam Heron. Email the GAM office for details

Bursary Applications - Increased Limits Now Available

The ‘Gloucestershire Academy of Music’ Bursary fund is available to all students up to the age of 18 years at the beginning of the academic year being applied for.

Students can now apply for up to a maximum of £550.00 - conditions apply.

Although financial circumstances are taken into consideration, all applications are considered on an individual basis also taking into account the students aptitude for music making.

New and existing students can apply at any time of the year for assistance with term-time fees, and/or those to attend a holiday music courses with Gloucester Academy of Music. The application forms can be requested from our office or downloaded by clicking here. All applications should be returned in a sealed envelope marked 'Confidential' and addresssed to 'The Bursary Committee.

WE’RE RECRUITING FOR AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – Deadline for applications: Monday 3 July 2017

This is a great time to join GAM, our new Chair and highly respected Director of Music as we work towards our mission to bring down barriers to classical music opportunities.

We are offering £30-35KFTE for a 0.6 contract (22.5 hours per week). It’s a fixed term contract to 31 August 2018 but the right candidate will be able to work with us to make this post sustainable long-term!

We are seeking a strategic, confident senior manager with organisational and team development experience. You’ll have experience in successful business planning, income generation (raised and earned income) and budget management. As an excellent communicator with proven negotiation skills, you will be driven by a belief in the power of music and/or the arts and a commitment to equal opportunities.

NB. GAM is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

How to apply:
Email for an aplication pack.

Return your completed forms to by Monday 3 July y (Please contact Cath Wilkins, Interim Executive Director, if you need support with your application, or to submit your application in an alternative format). Interviews will take place on: 14 July TBC

Monday String Zone @ Gloucestershire Academy of Music

In September 2016 Gloucestershire Academy of Music launched String Zone, the county's main string centre for all string players of grade 5 and above to Advanced level. With sessions on technique, chamber music and ensemble playing the String Zone offers unrivaled tuition in Gloucestershire. To find out more email

Our Popular GAM sessions now available in Cheltenham

Gloucester Academy of Music now offers a Junior department in Gloucester on a Saturday morning and in Cheltenham on a Saturday afternoon.

In Cheltenham we offer Singing & Rhythm Groups, Choir, String Ensembles and Chamber Music

Email for details

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