United Kingdom, Winchester

Orchestral Programme **Ages 14-18**

when 23 July 2017 - 13 August 2017
language English
duration 3 weeks
fee GBP 950

The Ingenium Academy offers students between the ages of 14 and 18 a unique musical and cultural experience. This includes tuition from world-renowned musicians, performances in top British venues and the opportunity to meet like-minded friends from all over the world within our environment of creative excellence.

During our Orchestral Programme, students take on various challenging programmes of music from a wide range of composers covering several genres. We ensure that students gain a deep understanding of these musical styles through the guidance of some of the UK's top conductors and leaders.

Course Outline

The course runs for three weeks, and students can choose to attend 1, 2 or the full 3 weeks.

Under the direction of some of the UK’s finest conductors, the Ingenium Academy summer school will see the symphony orchestra take on challenging programmes of music from a wide range of composers.

Each day, students will warm up as a whole school before rehearsing with the Ingenium Symphony Orchestra, playing challenging, exciting and varied repertoire of all genres. We ensure that students gain a deep understanding of these musical styles through the guidance of our specialized sectional tutors. Students will also have the opportunity to perform a concerto with an outstanding professional. They will undertake masterclasses and learn about the life of a professional musician.

Workshops

Every week, our students take part in a wide range of vocal, instrumental and rhythmical workshops led by internationally renowned experts in jazz, chamber, folk and international music. These workshops are designed to broaden each student’s musical experience by exposing them to something new and challenging.

Workshops will include:

• Musical awareness, performance skills and interpretation
• Composition and arranging
• Conducting
• Jazz improvisation and performance
• Instrumental improvisation and devising music
• Chamber and small ensemble playing
• Beatboxing and A Cappella
• Life in the music industry
• Gospel choir
• Healthy instrumental practice techniques and avoiding injury
• African drumming, body percussion and dance

Concerts and Performance Opportunities

During the three week summer school, students perform two public concerts – one in a prestigious venue in central London and our final showcase concert on campus at Winchester College’s concert hall. In addition to these two public performances, students also have weekly performance opportunities at our internal Performance Platform. These evenings provide a friendly, safe and informal environment for students to develop their performance skills, learn skills to help conquer nerves and build confidence.

Please visit our website for further details regarding summer public performances including ticket information.

Course leader

Tom Hammond / Matthew Taylor / Timothy Redmond

Target group

Talented orchestral musicians aged 14 to 18

Course aim

The Ingenium Academy offers students between the ages of 14 and 18 a unique musical and cultural experience. This includes tuition from world-renowned musicians, performances in top British venues and the opportunity to meet like-minded friends from all over the world within our environment of creative excellence.

Fee info

GBP 950: Fees: £950.00 per week. Students can attend for 1, 2 or 3 weeks. Book before 31 December for Earlybird Discount!

Scholarships

Students can apply for financial support from the Ingenium Trust, for means-tested bursaries awarded on merit.