Applications are open for the Ingenium Academy 2017

13th September 2016

Ingenium 2016 was the biggest and most international ever! We welcomed one hundred and forty-three students from forty-nine different countries across five continents, for three weeks of incredible music making.

 

 

We're already making plans for next summer, and can't wait for you to join us. Applications are now open for next year's programmes, so it's not too early to send in your audition and secure your place on the course.

 

The 2017 course dates are: 23 July to 13 August 2017.

 

For details on how to submit your application visit our How To Apply page, read our step-by-step audition guide and watch our video on Tips for preparing your audition.

 

Our Earlybird Discount also launches today, which means you can save £200 by completing your application before 31 December 2016.

 

Missed Ingenium 2016? Read our Blog archive.

 

You can catch up on everything that happened at Ingenium 2016 on our blog, published regularly throughout the course. Check out all the posts from Ingenium 2016 here.

 

Ingenium 2016 Video

 

 

Watch our end-of-course video above for highlights of Ingenium 2016.

 

We're listening to...

 

 

Orchestral suite from Appalachian Spring - Aaron Copland

This work featured in the Ingenium Academy orchestra's repertoire during the final week of this year's course, and we absolutely love it. Copland's ballet premièred in 1944, and the orchestral suite was composed the following year, commissioned by conductor Artur Rodzinski. Listen out for the "Shaker Hymn", borrowed by Copland for the ballet and the same used for the widely-known hymn entitled "Lord of the Dance".

 

Aaron Copland (1900 – 1990) was an American composer, widely accredited with playing a major part in creating and popularising the recognisable American 'style' of 20th century classical music. The style is characterised by open, slowly changing harmonies evoking the vast American landscape and pioneer spirit. He is best known for the works he wrote in the 1930s and 1940s in a deliberately accessible style often referred to as "populist", including the ballets Appalachian Spring, Fanfare for the Common Man and his Third Symphony. In addition to his ballets and orchestral works, he produced music in many other genres including chamber music, vocal works, opera and film scores.