FAQs

 

Do you have a brochure I can download?

Yes! Click here to download the brochure which details all of our activities. 

How do I apply for an audition?

Click here to go to the Auditions page

Will Pro Corda arrange and/or cover the cost of travel to and from a course?

Unfortunately Pro Corda is not able to make arrangements or to cover the costs of travel for students or parents to and from courses.

How do I apply for a bursary?

Click here to download a bursary form.

I have been awarded a bursary but still need further financial assistance - do you have any advice?

Bursaries are awarded on a purely means tested basis and made from limited resources. Should you be looking for further support, Pro Corda would encourage you to approach other charitable trusts and foundations. For example, Awards for Young Musicians (www.a-y-m.org.uk) help outstanding instrumentalists between ages 5 and 17 with annual awards from £200 to £2,000.

Similarly, The Wrightson Trust and Help Musicians welcome applications from individuals directly for financial assistance. We would also recommend searching the Charity Commission website (www.charitycommission.gov.uk).

Pro Corda has launched a scholarship scheme which is awarded to one person (or shared between two) for the auditioned core courses, Primary, Junior, Intermediate and Senior. Scholarships are either 25% or 50% off the full course fees and the scheme is open to existing participants and new applicants. Pro Corda Scholars will be expected to be outstanding ambassadors and be readily available for public Pro Corda performances. To apply, participants must send a recording (CD, link to Youtube clip or similar) plus a covering letter addressed to Pro Corda's CEO. Recipients will be informed in writing if they are successful.  

Does Pro Corda have a child protection policy?

Pro Corda has its own child protection policy. All staff employed by Pro Corda working for and with young people hold current DBS checks (formerly CRB disclosures) and are expected to have had formal child protection training. To view Pro Corda’s policy cick here.

Does Pro Corda have an equal opportunities policy?

To view Pro Corda's policy click here (opens in new window)

Can Pro Corda cater for allergies / dietary requirements?

Pro Corda regularly caters for a wide variety of allergies and dietary requirements and has its own Allergens Policy. Please include any information on the registration forms.  

How many ensembles will students play in on a course?

Students will play in a minimum of two ensembles which receive coaching sessions each day.

What else will students be involved in?

There are many projects which happen alongside the main chamber music coaching sessions. Pro Corda aims to give students a good background in all aspects of music making in an enjoyable and encouraging atmosphere.

Other projects include Dalcroze Eurhythmics (music with movement), musicianship, improvisation, composition projects, Alexander Technique, choir and others.

Will there be time to relax?

Ample time is set aside each day for students to have fun amongst themselves. The pastoral staff (including a matron and helpers on each course) will also organise activities during afternoons and evenings. These include things like quiz nights, talent shows, discos, DVD nights, fancy dress themed parties, team ball games etc.

Weather permitting, visits are made to Aldeburgh and Southwold beaches.

How do I get to Leiston Abbey?

Go to the bottom of this page, submit your postcode, and Google will display directions.

What events do you have on at Leiston Abbey?

Click here to go to the events page.

What events do you have on in other parts of the country away from Suffolk?

Click here to go to the events page.

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