About Bristol Pre-Conservatoire and St Monica Trust
Bristol Pre-Conservatoire was founded by Jonathan James in 2012. It brings together talented classical and jazz young musicians in a fun yet challenging environment to develop their ensemble skills and general musicianship. Students meet once a week and receive tutoring from some of the region's finest tutors as well as guest artists. Areas of study include ear training, improvisation, composition, rhythm work and ensemble playing. Students from the Pre-Conservatoire will be involved in performing the works composed. Although some composers are drawn from the Pre-Conservatoire, the invitation is open to all young composers (GCSE and above) to apply.
St Monica Trust
St Monica Trust was established in 1925 by the Wills family to provide care, accommodation and support to older people in the wider Bristol area. Today the charity supports around 1100 older/ disabled people in its three specialist care homes; four retirement communities; through it's 'care at home' services and in the wider Bristol community via its grant-making facility. With a £25 million overating turnover and 1200 staff/volunteers it promotes high quality and innovatory care and well-being with dignity in dementia, short-term care and end-of-life provision alongside longer-term services.