Summer Academy

Osiris Summer Academy 2019!
for historical brass, strings, singing and continuo.

Make music, make friends and improve your playing with Osiris.
Open to players (& singers) of all levels.

5 days of music making including,
– individual tuition Who’s it for?
– large and small ensembles
– individual practice / informal playing time
– social time

15-19 July 2019 sees the third Osiris Summer Academy held in the beautiful city of Mechelen in Belgium.  There is specialist coaching for sackbut, cornetto and continuo, as well as singers, of all levels and we also welcome players of other 16th/17th century instruments to join the ensemble sessions. The aim of this course is to provide an opportunity to make music together, while at the same time allowing for individual guidance and tuition covering everything from basic technique to specialist skills. Alongside being world-class performers, the members of Osiris are renowned teachers of their instrument and repertoire, with experience working at all levels. Our friendly teaching team aims to improve your playing level in a challenging but friendly and positive atmosphere.

Example day-overview

Cornetto: Marleen Leicher & Judith Paquier (visiting tutor)
Trombone: Charlotte Van Passen & Adam Woolf
Strings: Mau Ziemkiewicz
Voice: Lieselot De Wilde
Continuo & 17th-18th century organ & harpsichord repertoire: Bart Rodyns

Because participants come from near and far, we have adopted a flexible pricing system for the Academy.

The basic fee is €285. For this, everyone gets 2 hour-long individual lessons during the mornings of the course and coached ensemble sessions each afternoon.  Then in the evenings there are specialist workshops covering skills such as improvisation and ornamentation, theoretical subjects and also a choir which is for everyone to join.  To this, you are welcome to add 2 x 30 minute individual lessons on a second instrument (including voice) for €50. Then you choose your meal preferences. You can choose all your options on the application form below.  And if something is not clear, or you would like further information, please feel free to contact  Charlotte at

Tuition only: €285
Individual tuition on 2nd instrument (2 x 30mins) €50
Lunch Monday to Friday: €88

The on-site accommodation is now full.

Application deadline: 15th June 2019

Main Instrument/Voice:
Optional extras
Second Instrument/Voice (if applicable)
Extra information ( dietary requirements etc)