Course Information


The 2019 course runs from Monday 22nd April until Saturday 27th April 2019.

Applications close on Friday 19th October 2018



Rachel Thomas

Following NZSSSO, Rachel achieved very high grades throughout her Mus B. performance degree at Canterbury. In 2016 she became the first percussionist ever to win the Open Champion of Champions at NZ's Brass Band Championship. This means she won the open percussion category and then beat all the winners of all the brass solo categories. In 2017 she was soloist with the National Band of NZ for their European tour and a latest CD recording. Rachel is currently based in Auckland while she completes a medical degree. She has performed with iconic NZ Percussion Group From Scratch and the Auckland Philharmonia plus others.


To make private arrangements


  • Overture to "Colas Breugnon", Op. 24 – Dmitri Kabalevsky
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  • Emmanuel Sejourne - Concerto for Marimba & String Orchestra
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  • Mahler Symphony number 1
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The 2019 schedule will be available shortly at:


On successful application a course fee is payable.
One Person = NZ $280.00
Two members of one family = NZ $460.00