Over the years we have run masterclasses for piano, wind instruments, senior vocal, strings, and guitar. A maximum of six participants each having 20 minutes exclusive time with the adjudicator in front of an audience. They are open to players/singers of any standard or experience. Participants will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis and applying is no guarantee of taking part. Find more details in the entries system under the relevant section. Those not selected will receive a refund of the fee.

  • Masterclass with Anthony Williams
  • Masterclass with Craig Ogden
  • Masterclass with Jane Wilkinson

Key Dates

  • Sunday 1st December 2019
    Opening date for entries
  • Friday 17th January 2020
    Closing date for entries
  • Friday 6th March 2020
    Festival opens with the popular Youth Jazz Band Challenge
  • Sunday 8th March 2020
    Vocal workshop and concert with Oxford-based Out of the Blue
  • Sunday 15th March 2020
    Concert: President Anthony Williams (piano) and Vice-President Craig Ogden (Guitar) and friends
  • Thursday 19th March 2020
    Festival Folk Night: The second outing in our revised format of a typical folk meet to be held in The Chequers
  • Saturday 21st March 2020
    Traditional Festival Concert brings the Festival to a close, which will include highlights from the previous two weeks
  • Sunday 22nd March 2020
    An extra event co-organised with the acclaimed Adderbury Ensemble