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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!   

Gloucester Academy of Music has moved Premises

We are pleased to confirm that we have moved premises and from the 1st September we will be at Barbican House, Barbican Road, Gloucester,GL1 2JF . The building will provide us with much more space plus central heating too! On the 13th September we will hold an Open Morning for existing parents and students to come and look round the building before we open on the 20th September.

Musicians without Borders

On Saturday 21st June we held our Performance Platform in aid of Musicians without Borders. Twenty of our young musicians took part and performed to a very appreciative audience of family and friends.

Bag Packing Raises funds for GAM

On Saturday GAM students headed for Sainsbury on Gloucester Quays, packing bags to raise funds for Gloucester Academy of Music. It was a great opportunity not only to raise money but also to let all the shoppers know about our Academy and how we work. In total £331.74 was raised. Thank you to everyone for their help.

New Board Members

The Gloucester Academy of Music Board of Directors and Trustees are currently looking for new members to join their Board. If you feel you have experience to offer and can spare a little time please get in touch with us.

GAM Success at the Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts

Congratulations to all of the GAM students who took part in the Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts this week. In particular we were delighted that the Cheltenham GAM ensembles were able to compete this year achieving a Distinction in the 11 Years and Under class and an 'Outstanding Performance' in the Infant Schools Music Making class.

Easter Holiday Music Courses - The Best Fun I've Ever Had

Forty Seven children joined us for the Easter Bow It and Blow It courses at 11a Westgate Street this Easter Holiday. The three days filled with music and fun culminated in a concert for family and friends on the last day. The standard achieved in such a short space of time was unbelievable and the smiling faces (of children and staff) said it all!

Change to Summer Term Dates

The Gloucester Academy of Music Summer Term will now end on Saturday 12th July and the Junior Department End of Year Concert will be held on the 12th July. The Junior Department will not be open for group sessions on the 5th July due to the 'Nicola Benedetti Workshop' weekend.

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 a 2pm Scutterbug Pre School Singing & Rhythm session and a 2pm Singing & Rhythm Session for Primary School aged children. At 2.45pm we offer two String Groups (String Starters and Grades 1 to 3) followed by a String Ensemble at 3.30pm for Grades 3 to 5.

Email for details.

Places available on Summer Holiday Music Courses

Book your place now on one of Gloucester Academy of Music Summer Holiday Courses - please email for more details. New for 2014 is our non residential Music and Drama Course - a five day course in the Summer Holidays held at Pates Grammar School, Cheltenham.

Bursary Applications 2013/2014

The ‘Gloucester Academy of Music’ Board of Directors is delighted to announce that our new Bursary Fund is now operational. Application forms can be obtained from Naomi in the Office or by clicking here. All applications should be returned confidentially to the Gloucester Academy of Music Chairman.

Gloucester Academy of Music Senior Strings Chamber Groups

On Monday evenings from 6pm to 8pm we offer Chamber Music for Strings players of Grade 7+ standard. Groups are offered at either 6pm (Cellos Only) or 7pm for one hour. The cost for a ten week term is £99.00. Places are offered by audition and any string player of Grade 7+ who is interested, is very welcome to come along and join in for a trial session first. For more information please contact us at: or ring our office on 01452 385162.

Schools Music Agency

In addition to offering a full range of Instrumental Lessons at our Westgate premises, GAM continues to offer instrumental tuition for individuals and small groups in Gloucestershire primary schools. We are delighted to be in partnership with the Cheltenham Music Festival for this venture which like all of our work is not for profit. More details can be found HERE.

Gloucester Academy of Music Training Orchestra & GAM Senior dept.

GAM Training Orchestra takes place at our main site at 11a Westgate st.,Gloucester on Monday evenings 6 - 8pm. This orchestra caters for any instrumental player of Grades 4 to 6, and runs for 10 week terms ( see our Calendar on Home page). We are also pleased to welcome new young students and adults to our Monday evening Senior department which has a variety of sessions to offer for players of Grade 5 approx and upwards. New members for Monday evenings are welcome at all times of the year - for more information please contact us on