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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!   

Beginner Strings Group Starting in September

Sign up now for our Beginner Strings groups starting in September. Suitable for Beginner strings players of ages 4 years to approx 9 years old. Our Gloucester based group will be led by Glyn Oxley & Laura Holt and our Cheltenham based group will be led by Caroline Lumsden and Laura Holt.


We have some spaces available on our Summer Music Courses. Book now for our Singing Weekend, Junior Orchestra, Senior Orchestra, Grade 5 Theory or Jazz Week.

Gloucester Academy of Music Perform at Cheltenham Town Hall

Gloucester Academy of Music Training Orchestra and Gloucester Academy of Music Junior Strings were very pleased to be invited to perform at Cheltenham Town Hall as part of the Music for Youth Regional Festival. The festival takes the form of a competition with 'winning' ensembles invited to take part in the National Music for Youth festival and perform at Birmingham Symphony Hall. Watch this space.......

Bursary Applications Available Now

The ‘Gloucester 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. 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.

Monday Prima Corda Advanced String Ensemble

Gloucester Academy of Music Prima Corda String Ensemble meet from 6.30pm until 8.00pm each Monday evening. The ensemble is suitable for any string player of grade 7 standard and above. Email to find out more about joining!

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 Saturday 27th June

Our next performance platform will be held on Saturday 27th June at 1.30pm at Gloucester Academy of Music, Barbican House. 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!

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.

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.