From progressive classes, which centre on instrument specific tuition, to evening classes playing works encompassing a large variety of forces, there is a lot on offer within the programme at HISS. Scroll down for a daily overview or click on the specific tabs within 'programme' along the menu bar to access information on our various classes and activities.
Sample Daily Overview
8.00 - 8.45
8.45 - 9.30
9.35 - 11.00
11.00 - 11.30
11.35 - 13.00
13.00 - 14.00
14.00 - 14.45
14.45 - 15.00
15.00 - 15.30
15.30 - 16.45
17.00 - 17.15
18.00 - 19.00
19.30 - 21.00
21.00 - 23.00
Breakfast (in Meadows Dining Hall)
Full course meeting & warm-up
Morning break (tea/coffee/biscuits served in Meadows Dining Hall)
Second morning session
Lunch (make own arrangements)
Additional sessions/rehearsals/free time
Afternoon break (tea/coffee/biscuits served in Meadows Dining Hall)
Afternoon (third) working session
Dinner (in Meadows Dining Hall)
Tunes sessions in the bar
Highlights during the week also include: singing walking tour, tutors' concert, musical banquet and the final performance.
Course pitch is A=440 Hz
A selection of 'best moments':
"The full course performance in the Praetorius was really satisfying."
"I thought we were lucky to have such scholarly and enthusiastic tutors."
"Vivien's sessions and 'When David Heard' (with Graham)"
"The Shorties were a great feature - lots of information and enthusiasm."
"The first time I did improv!"
"Voices & viols and sacred lute songs."
"Susanna's viol piece in concert"
"Finding I could do things I had not done before, in an atmosphere of help and support and friendliness."
"One brilliant aspect of HISS was the number of student helpers that they were able to bring in."
"Singing Gesualdo with Graham."
"Learning to play grounds with Jake"
"Playing in the bar is a magic part for me - and I am a singer!"
"the bar was great craic!"
"I particularly enjoyed the banquet - the food was great and the entertainment was exceptional!"
"All of it!"