Residential courses that provide rejuvenation, inspiration and support for musicians.

Britten Pears Arts delivers a programme of short residential courses for musicians. Called MOTs, these provide rejuvenation, inspiration and support for musicians working in a variety of settings. Our MOTs are retreats that give busy professional musicians the time, space and resources to gain perspective on their career, re-inspire their artistic instincts and address any technical, physical or psychological challenges they may be facing.

I feel like a new person, lighter, energised, nourished in every way and clear of mind and heart. I have come away with a sense of purpose and new direction. Especially during the extraordinary and uncertain times that developed during the time we were together at Snape, cocooned in warmth and loving care, I feel like the MOT has given me strength and resilience for the challenges ahead. I know I absolutely could not have come so far without this opportunity and I am deeply grateful.

Upcoming MOTs

MOT For Musicians in Working in Challenging Settings

Wednesday 1 March – Monday 6 March

Britten Pears Arts is delighted to be once again offering our MOT for Musicians Working in Challenging Settings, taking place at Snape Maltings on 1 – 6 March (lunchtime to lunchtime). This immersive residential workshop, offers rejuvenation, inspiration and support for experienced music leaders working in challenging settings. There is no fee to take part and we can cover any UK travel costs. Accommodation and meals will also be provided.

Facilitated by musician / coach Katherine Zeserson, this energising retreat is made up of reflective sessions, creative workshops and other interactive activities designed to help musicians take stock of their working lives, build resilience and envision the future. Participants need to be experienced music leaders working with people who are living in challenging circumstances. Contexts of work might include care homes, prisons, hospitals, hospices or other relevant community settings.

Applications for this MOT are open. Apply Now

Closing date for applications: Friday 9 December.

We are grateful for the support of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and The Vernon Ellis Foundation for this programme.