5 August 2018
Conducting Programme (Ages 14-18)
We are offering a unique opportunity for young conductors to gain hands-on experience and expert tuition in conducting.
In 2018, we are offering two separate weeks of our conducting programme. The first week is for students with a modest amount of experience. The second week is for more advanced students with considerable experience. Students may attend the two weeks consecutively.
Week One --- Intermediate
Week Two --- Advanced
Our conducting programme encompasses all the essential rehearsal and performance aspects for young conductors. Each day will comprise a full warm up followed by individual and group tuition across the following areas:
Score reading and preparation
Musical analysis and history
Controlling, shaping and phrasing
Throughout the week there will be opportunities to spend some time observing and contributing to rehearsals with the Ingenium Academy orchestra/choir. Students will also have the chance to conduct part of a live rehearsal, in addition to working with smaller chamber ensembles.
Students will have the rare opportunity to attend "question and answer" sessions with professional orchestral players, to learn from the performers' perspective about the best forms of communication and direction for each instrument group.
Our students will also have the opportunity to take part in a range of vocal, instrumental and musical 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.
Previous workshops have included:
- Musical awareness, performance skills and interpretation
- Composition and arranging
- 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
Young conductors (orchestral and choral)
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.
GBP 1080: Fees: £980.00 per week. Inclusive of tuition, full board, airport transfers etc. See website for details.
Students can apply for financial support from the Ingenium Trust, for means-tested bursaries awarded on merit.