We will be back at University of Chichester from 18 - 24 August
with the same 'dream team'!


for Instrumentalists and Vocalists aged 14+ (no upper age limit)

18-24 August 2024 - University of Chichester

The course is suitable for all players, from improvers to advanced. A good basic command of the instrument is necessary. The course is not suitable for instrumental or vocal novices. If in doubt, contact Course Director Ursula Malewski at info@mehrclef.com. Students under the age of 14 may be accepted in exceptional circumstances.

The course is led by some of the most respected and accomplished tutors in the UK who have many years experience both as teachers and musicians of international repute.

Teaching is of the highest standard and numbers are capped to ensure individual attention is given to all students. The course offers intensive learning in an environment with like-minded people. 

For students intending to apply Music Schools, Academies and Conservatoires we offer audition preparation and mock audition, lead by Music Academy professors. 

Teaching rooms and Jazz Club have mostly grand pianos provided by Steinway & Sons. We are also able to offer the use of drum kits, amps, vibraphone, marimba, double bass and harp.

Courses are held at University of Chichester, College Lane, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 6PE and fees are fully inclusive with no hidden extras

There are 6 teaching rooms - 1 vocal, 5 instrumental - all equipped with with pianos (7 grands, 1 upright), bass amps, drums, guitar amps. Numbers are capped to 5 trios plus frontline, each having their own room for small band sessions. 

Why choose a residential course?

On campus accommodation
Minutes walk to teaching rooms 

Full jazz immersion with like-minded musicians

Opportunity to form bands

Nightly performances by students 

Student concert for family and friends

Fully inclusive fees

Our Tutors

Ursula Malewski (Vocals) – Educator, Course Director and Founder of Mehr Clef 

Lee Gibson (Vocals) – Former Senior Professor for Jazz at Guildhall School of Music 

Norma Winston (Vocal Masterclass) - Acknowledged as one of Britain's greatest Jazz Singers

Kate Williams (Piano) – Professor for Jazz at Guildhall School of Music 

Rick Simpson (Piano) - Composer, Arranger and award winning Pianist

Ed Rice (Piano) - Teacher and Vocal Accompanist

Alan Barnes (Sax) –  Multi-award winning international Jazz Musician, Composer and Arranger

Matt Sulzmann (Sax) - Innovative and experienced Jazz Musician and Teacher

Stan Sulzmann (Sax/Flute) - Fellow of Royal Academy and Birmingham Conservatoire, Teacher at Guildhall and Trinity Laban

Mark Hodgson (Bass) - Jazz Professor at Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham

Martin France (Drums) – Professor for Jazz at Royal Academy of Music

Course fee £1,250 - inclusive of tuition, single en-suite accommodation, dinner, breakfast, coffee/tea/biscuits, WiFi, on-Campus Parking.

Students may bring non-playing partners. 

2024 Application Form