Applications and fees


Applications for the 2020 Summer School are now open. You can apply online, or download an application form and send it to the Course Administrator, Tile Cottage, 34b West Avenue, Filey YO14 9BE.

N.B. By submitting this form, you consent to NLMS collecting your names, contact details and payment history. Your data will be used only to contact you about the Society’s administration and activities, and we will never share them. You may see and update your data, or request their erasure or restricted use, at any time by contacting the Administrator.

We have to make a commitment to our venue, Downe House, of a minimum attendance by February 1 2020.  It will help us greatly to plan the best possible offering if you can make your application before that date.

Demand for most courses is high, so please plan to apply early, and in any case no later than 30 June.

Applications should be accompanied by a £75 deposit per person and full fees must be paid by 30 June. Payment may be made by bank transfer (please ask the Administrator/Secretary for the number and address of our account), cheques payable to NLMS. Payment may also be made by instalments between December 2019 and June 2020 (please contact the Administrator if you wish to pay your fees in this way).

Please note that deposits are not refundable, except to those whom the Summer School cannot accept. Half fees will be refunded for cancellations received by 1 July 2020. After that date no fees are refundable, EVEN IF YOU FAIL TO ATTEND. You are therefore advised to take out a holiday insurance for the week.

Course Director: Steve Bingham –

Administrator: Suzanne Meaden –

First-time attendees – please answer the questions below on the application form, attaching extra sheets if necessary.  These will help us allocate you to the most appropriate course:

All Instrumentalists

  • (a) Main instrument
  • (b) Orchestral experience and position in orchestra
  • (c) Is your sight-reading considered average/good/very good?
  • (d) Additional (& doubling) instruments played and standard.


  • (a) Voice
  • (b) List choirs with which you have sung
  • (b) Give details of musical background.


Despite a rise in the charges we are incurring for 2020 we have kept the fees at the 2019 level, not least by way of a “thank you” to all the attendees who made the move with us from our previous venue. Without you, there would be no 2020 Summer School and we’re grateful for your loyalty!

All fees are per person

Single room full board: £825
Shared room full board: £825
Non-resident with lunch, dinner and beverages: £595

If you would like accommodation in a nearby hotel, please contact the Administrator.
Some bursaries are available. Please contact the Administrator to discuss further.
Applications for the 2020 Summer School open on 18 November 2019.

Course Administrator
Tile Cottage
34b West Avenue
Filey YO14 9BE

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