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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!   

Performance Platform this Saturday 1.30pm Barbican House

Our First ever Performance Platform at Barbican House will be held this Saturday 18th October at 1.30pm.Please come along and support our young musicians!

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!

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.

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.

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