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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!   

Happy New Year from Everyone at Gloucester Academy of Music

We are looking forward to our start of term on Saturday 10th January for our Junior Department and Monday 12th January for our Senior Department.

New for Mondays! Prima Corda Advanced String Ensemble

From January, Gloucester Academy of Music Prima Corda String Ensemble will meet from 6.30pm until 8.00pm each Monday evening. The ensemble is suitable for any string player of grade 7 standard and above. Auditions take place on January 5th. Email to book your audition place now!

20% Discount Now Available! Holiday Music Courses

For 2015 only, if you came on a holiday music course in 2014 and you now introduce a new friend in 2015 you could earn yourself a 20% discount off the price of your 2015 course! Full details are on the Holiday Courses web pages or email for details. Book Now to ensure your place!

Wanted! Students to join Chamber Groups.

As part of our Monday evening Senior Department, Gloucester Academy of Music offers students the opportunity to play as part of chamber groups. If you are grade 7 or higher on your instrument and are interested in joining us please contact Naomi on

Next Performance Platform January 2015

Our next performance platform will be held in January 2015. Please contact Naomi on to book your place to perform. The performance platforms provide an ideal performance opportunity for students to play in front of a friendly audience of family and friends.

Gloucester Academy of Music has moved Premises

We are pleased to confirm that we have moved premises and you can now find us at Barbican House, Barbican Road, Gloucester,GL1 2JF. Come along and see us!

Bag Packing Raising Funds for GAM

On Saturday 31st January we will once again be heading for Sainsbury Gloucester Quays where our students will pack a bag to raise funds for Gloucester Academy of Music. Anyone free to help please sign up on the list by Reception.

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.

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

Over 150 students attended our Summer Holiday Music Courses this summer. Camping in the grounds of Dene Magna School, the students were kept busy with a mix of music sessions plus time for fun and relaxation. Whether you are an Orchestral Player, a Singer, a Jazz Student, an Advanced Strings player or simply just need to pass your Grade 5 Theory, we have something for everyone. Book now for 2015 to receive a 10% discount off the published price.

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.

Bursary Applications 2014/2015

The ‘Gloucester Academy of Music’ Bursary fund is available for those families on low incomes who struggle to meet the costs of music education. A limited fund is available and all applications will be treated on an individual basis. 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.

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.