Centre Partially Re-Opened

Colwell Arts Centre has now partially re-opened for new instrument hires, and existing hirers to return or exchange instruments. We are operating an appointment-based system so please contact glosmusic@gloucestershire.gov.uk with any enquiries or to book your appointment.


Covid-19 - News

Please note that all rehearsals and concerts have been cancelled until further notice, keeping in line with the Government's direction on COVID-19.

Click on the link to explore all the ways that you can keep playing and making music until we can all get together again!

Keep safe everyone from the Gloucestershire Music Team

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Out of this World!


Professional musicians from the Leap Ensemble,
4 leaders from Birmingham Conservatoire of Music,
Chamber Music, Composition, Creative Music Making,

Mini Planets (Gustav Holst)


Rarely do you get the opportunity to work alongside professional musicians - let alone up to 16 professional musicians!  GM has joined forces with the Birmingham Conservatoire of Music to provide young musicians (grade 3 to advanced) with the opportunity to create music, perform, and learn from the professionals.

Tuesday 11th April 10.00 – 4.00pm
Wednesday 12th April 10.00 – 5.00pm (to include informal concert at 5.00pm)
Sir Thomas Rich’s School, Gloucester

Younger players (grades 3 – 5) will be able to access a range of opportunities including creative music workshops, composition, Q&A sessions with professional players and an opportunity to work alongside our visitors in a performance of Holst’s mini planets suite, a work specially commissioned by Gloucestershire Music from the pen of Matt Kingston.
Our more advanced musicians (grade 6+) will focus on chamber classes, Q&A sessions with professional players and technical workshops, and assist in the performance of Holst’s Mini Planets Suite.  They will benefit from learning new technical skills and composition, particularly useful if studying GCSE or A level Music.
‘Out of this world’ will feature four lead practitioners from Birmingham Conservatoire and the LEAP Ensemble. A unique opportunity for young players to work alongside professional and semi- professional musicians, raising aspirations and inspiring young musicians to fulfil their musical journeys.

For full details and booking form click here

Read about LEAP Ensembles recent visit to Brookfield Music Centre here

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