Our instrumental programme is for 14-18 year old orchestral musicians who will form orchestral and chamber ensembles.
About Our Orchestral Course
Under the direction of some of the UK's top conductors and leaders the 2018 summer school will see our orchestral and chamber ensembles take on various challenging programmes of music from a wide range of composers.
Each day, students will warm up as a whole school before rehearsing with the orchestra, playing an exciting and varied repertoire covering several 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.
Students will have several opportunities to perform in both formal and informal recitals, masterclasses and weekly concerts.
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.
Our industry experts lead a variety of workshops that have included:
- Musical awareness, performance skills and interpretation
- Composing and arranging
- Jazz improvisation and performance
- Instrumental improvisation and devising music
- Chamber and small ensemble playing
- Beatboxing and a cappella
- International music
- Life in the industry
- Gospel Choir
- Health instrumental practice techniques and avoiding injury
- African drumming and body percussion
Concerts and Performance Opportunities
During the three-week summer school, students perform two public concerts - one in a prestigious venue in central London and in 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 Platforms. These evenings provide a friendly, safe and informal environment for students to experiment and to develop their performance skills, conquer nerves and build confidence.
Parents and friends are welcome to attend our public performances. More information about concerts will be available nearer the time.
As part of your application to the Ingenium Academy you need to submit an audition video. Your video should include 2 contrasting pieces. At least one of the pieces must unaccompanied. You also need to play the set orchestral excerpt for your instrument.
We are looking for young people not only with a high standard of musicianship, but with a great sense of team spirit and a love of music making.
The Ingenium Academy offers its students exclusive tuition of the highest standard.
Our music teachers and conductors are carefully selected not only for their extremely high standards of musicianship and expertise, but also for their energy and enthusiasm for working with young musicians and their talent for teaching.
All of our teachers have extensive experience and are committed to to nurturing the talent of our students. Ingenium studetns have the opportunity to learn from and work with many diverse and inspiring professionals both on an individual and group level.
Our teaching methods range from full ensemble rehearsals to small sectional groups and one on one tuition, in which students are encouraged to focus on whatever aspect of their playing they wish to develop.
Explore our list of recent music leaders - 2018 staff to be announced soon.
A regular guest conductor with top orchestras across Europe, Tim has worked extensively across opera, jazz and contemporary music as well as classical repertoire.
Tom Hammond has conducted several prominent professional ensembles, including London Symphony Orchestra Brass, sound collective, Southbank Sinfonia, Orchestra of Opera North and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Moving within a broad variety of repertoire, Tom dedicates equal enthusiasm to his work with professionals, conservatoire students and non-professionals, also investing energy in developing outreach projects.
Matthew is one of the UK's top conductors and composers having trained with names such as Bernstein, Vilem Tausky and George Hurst.
Matthew has performed at many major venues and festivals worldwide as solo cellist.