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In light of the most recent Government advice, Sage Gateshead will be closed to the public until further notice.

The health and safety of audiences, musicians and staff at Sage Gateshead is our priority. Keep up to date here.

 

Opening Times:
Building

In light of the most recent Government advice, Sage Gateshead will be closed to the public until further notice.

The health and safety of audiences, musicians and staff at Sage Gateshead is our priority. Keep up to date here.

 

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Centre for Advanced Training

Our Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) spans classical, folk, popular and contemporary styles, and delivers musical excellence for ambitious young musicians aged 8-18.

Learning at the CAT

Sage Gateshead’s CAT is a high-level music training programme for young people with exceptional potential and passion for music. Learn more about our programme.

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Information for Students

Timetables, auditions, and other useful information for current and prospective CAT students to help make the most of your learning experience.

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Wind and Brass Programme

Study Leader: Marion Craig

The CAT offers tuition in all woodwind and brass instruments from a team of tutors which includes members of Royal Northern Sinfonia.

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Keyboard Programme

Study Leader: James Craig

Tuition in keyboard instruments from a team of extremely experienced teachers, in a range of musical styles.

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Composition and Music Language

Working with our experienced tutors, participants will create a portfolio of work across a range of genres and for a variety of instruments, with performance and workshop opportunities available.

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Percussion Programme

Study Leader: Roger Hempsall

The Percussion Programme offers tuition on timpani, tuned percussion, world music percussion and drum kit in a wide variety of styles

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Popular & Contemporary Programme

Study Leader: James Birkett

The Popular & Contemporary Programme is designed for young musicians who want to explore and develop their interest in a wide range of performance styles including jazz, rock, funk, blues and fusion music.

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String Programme

Study Leader: James Craig

The CAT offers tuition in all string instruments from a team of tutors that includes members of Royal Northern Sinfonia.

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Vocal Programme

Study Leader: Mary Hitch

The CAT offers tuition in a range of vocal styles, led by an experienced team of tutors.

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