Buddy, Bassoon Student, 15, UK
The academy was fun, educational and inspiring and the teaching was really excellent, friendly and interactive. I had a wonderful time, made some really good friends and can't wait to come back next year!
Buddy, Bassoon Student, 15, UK
Clara, Piano Student, 16, Spain
I loved all the workshops, especially the improvisation, gospel and beatbox workshops
Clara, Piano Student, 16, Spain
Diana and George, Parents, USA
Everything from the kids' arrival to the workshops to the outings was well organised and well-balanced.
Diana and George, Parents, USA
Catherine, Mother, France
We were delighted to find Francois so happy after his three-week stay in Winchester. Thank you for having given Francois such a special experience
Catherine, Mother, France
Layan, Viola Student, 15, Palestine
I learnt a lot at the Ingenium Academy. I improved my musical skills loads from all the sight readings, master classes and playing in the orchestra. In addition to that, I enhanced my ability to play in ensemble and to be more in tune. I also got introduced to other aspects of music through all the workshops and musicianship classes.
Layan, Viola Student, 15, Palestine
Emma, Mother, UK
I honestly think Buddy has had one of the best weeks of his life. We were overwhelmed by the standard of performance last night. The children's ability to have perfected so many things in their time at The Ingenium Academy was astonishing.
Emma, Mother, UK
Basia, Mother, UK / Poland
Karol had the time of his life and his music and piano playing has really improved. To see so many young people so talented and to think that our son had the chance to spend three weeks in this music environment it was our and his dream come true.
Basia, Mother, UK / Poland
Maie and Karim, Parents, Egypt
I want to thank you very much for giving Adam a wonderful experience, one that he will never forget! As parents, my husband and I saw a big difference in Adam's self-confidence. He came back extremely happy and the first thing he said was that he wished he had signed up for the full 3 weeks! He enjoyed every second. Thanks to you and all your staff. He most certainly wants to go back next summer!
Maie and Karim, Parents, Egypt
Basia, Mother, UK / Poland
The organisation was superb. Karol gained inspiration for his future musical career and has been really motivated.


Basia, Mother, UK / Poland
Emma, Mother, UK
Our son has benefited greatly in his musicianship. He played with new confidence at the final concert, which was a joy to watch.
Emma, Mother, UK
Clara, Piano Student, 16, Spain
After my piano lessons I was really happy - they were really interesting, The teaching was so good. I learnt so much especially about the movement of the hands and body in relation to the sound - really amazing!
Clara, Piano Student, 16, Spain
Anna, Cello Student, 18, UK
The Ingenium Academy was amazing, unforgettable and incredible - the happiest three weeks of my life!
Anna, Cello Student, 18, UK
Anna, Cello Student, 18, UK
I loved working with the members of the City of London Sinfonia because they really helped with playing together as an orchestra. I also enjoyed the other workshops particularly as they caused me to broaden my musical experiences by doing things I'd not necessarily considered before.
Anna, Cello Student, 18, UK
Zeena and Tim, Parents, UK
The organisation of the Ingenium Academy was absolutely wonderful! There was excellent attention to detail. The setting was beautiful, comfortable and safe and the atmosphere was friendly, lively , fun and focused.
Zeena and Tim, Parents, UK
Zeena and Tim, Parents, UK
It was such a wonderful experience. One that Holly will always remember. We cannot thank you enough.
Zeena and Tim, Parents, UK
Veriko, Vocal Student, 16, Georgia
My favourite workshop was the gospel singing workshop with Ken Burton. It was special because of the style of his teaching and his originality.
Veriko, Vocal Student, 16, Georgia
Luisa and Raul, Parents, UK and Portugal
It was beyond expectations. Nicole really loved it, the music, the trips, and she also made wonderful friends. Nicole loved this residency so much she would like to repeat it again next year.
Luisa and Raul, Parents, UK and Portugal
Doroteja, Vocal Student, 14, Lithuania
Every day at the Ingenium Academy had something fun in it! My favourite workshop was with Jo from the Swingle Singers; she gave us a lot of useful advice and working with her was fun and educational. I liked that she encouraged us to express ourselves and gave us opportunities to improvise.
Doroteja, Vocal Student, 14, Lithuania
Claudia, Flute Student, UK and Canada
I just wanted to say thank you because you have really made my summer unforgettable and hopefully I'll see you again next year!
Claudia, Flute Student, UK and Canada
Layan, Viola Student, 15, Palestine
No words are enough to describe this extraordinary experience. Many thanks for arranging everything; it was perfectly organised from all the aspects, musically and activities etc. Thank you for making me a better person; I did not only improve musically but on the personal side too.
Layan, Viola Student, 15, Palestine
Diana and George, Parents, USA
Anna enjoyed the experience thoroughly, discovered other children with similar interests, learned much about her voice, how to protect it and how to improve, and sang a very broad range of repertoire of music.
Diana and George, Parents, USA
Maite, Mother, Spain
The experience exceeded all expectations. Elena has become very motivated musically and has also improved her English.
Maite, Mother, Spain
Catherine and Richard, Parents, France
Eugenie was really impressed when she saw the oboist with whom she had a 1:1 lesson with on TV playing in the PROMS.
Catherine and Richard, Parents, France
Catherine and Richard, Parents, France
The academy was really excellent and way above expectations. The atmosphere was perfect. Eugenie very much gained what we had hoped for her.
Catherine and Richard, Parents, France
Maite, Mother, Spain
I can only say congratulations for what you have done. My daughter has been totally motivated and happy. I think it was the best summer course she has ever been on.
Maite, Mother, Spain
Joanna Forbes-L'Estrange, Former Musical Director, The Swingle Singers
I am so delighted to be one of the teachers for the Ingenium Academy this summer. It's a
fantastic opportunity for young musicians to get together and make music in a wonderful setting - the kind of experience that sets you up for life!
Joanna Forbes-L'Estrange, Former Musical Director, The Swingle Singers
Tom Hammond, former Principal Conductor, Royal Junior Academy of Music
Whether or not music is to be a career - the discipline, teamwork, concentration and intellectual application needed for excellent music making creates rounded, confident individuals. The Ingenium Academy's ethic is to enhance the all-round musician through courses delivered by a talented and experienced team of musicians with enthusiasm and passion. I am delighted to be involved.
Tom Hammond, former Principal Conductor, Royal Junior Academy of Music
Claudia, Flute Student, 15, UK and Canada
The teaching at the Academy was passionate and in-depth; it gave me a better insight into the music world and life in the industry.
Claudia, Flute Student, 15, UK and Canada
Karolina, vocal student, 16, Czech Republic
Everyone was happy, smiling and willing to help. The teaching was so professional but we were all one big family.
Karolina, vocal student, 16, Czech Republic
Jonathan and Sarah, parents, UK
The course more than met our hopes and expectations and the quality of tutors was really top-notch and inspiring for our son.
Jonathan and Sarah, parents, UK
Estelle, mother, Sweden
Keep going, this camp is fabulous!
Estelle, mother, Sweden
Jos and Kristen, parents, Belgium
We had so much fabulous feedback from our son - Congratulations to the chef too! The desserts especially were much appreciated.
Jos and Kristen, parents, Belgium
Jos and Kristen, parents, Belgium
Jos has grown in confidence throughout the whole Ingenium Experience (applying - getting admitted -going there - meeting all those fantastic musicians from all over the world). He was very proud to be part of that group.
Jos and Kristen, parents, Belgium
Monika, mother, Poland
Ingenium was the best possible way to enable my child to experience the passion, professionalism and great fun connected to music. It was the most inspiring experience.
Monika, mother, Poland
Jonathan and Sarah, parents, UK
The course was everything and more, our son loved it from beginning to end. He really did not want to leave.
Jonathan and Sarah, parents, UK

Welcome To Our International Summer Music School!



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Download our 2014 Brochure right HERE or alternatively request a hard copy by filling in our BROCHURE REQUEST FORM 

A residential music summer school for talented 14-18 year old musicians from all over the world in the beautiful and historic city of Winchester, UK
20th July - 10th August 2014


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.

Our recent summer music programme saw students come together from over 27 different countries, including France, Egypt, Italy, India, Israel, Mongolia, Palestine, Spain, Russia, the UK and the USA.

The heart of The Ingenium Academy lies within our distinguished faculty, which comprises some of the UK's finest teachers and musicians. Our team includes names from the Royal Academy of Music, the City of London Sinfonia, the National Youth Choir of Great Britain and multi-grammy award winning a cappella group The Swingle Singers.

During the three week summer programme, students rehearse and perform a diverse and challenging array of repertoire and discover new genres of music through our broad range of workshops and activities. In addition to the enriching musical curriculum, students also uncover historical Britain in the glorious city of Winchester and enjoy day trips to nearby London. We immerse our students in a cultural adventure where they will meet and form friendships with other talented young musicians from all over the world.

In 2014, The Ingenium Academy International Summer School for Music is offering three exceptional musical programmes: the instrumental programme where students rehearse and perform in orchestral and chamber ensembles, the vocal programme where students study and sing with the our youth choir and other diverse vocal ensembles and the piano programme where talented pianists come together for ensemble playing, masterclasses and workshops.

Apply now to sing or play at The Ingenium Academy International Summer School for Music. It is a truly unique programme, an invaluable experience and an unforgettable summer.

Programme dates for Summer 2014 are: 20th July - 10th August