Video: Ingenium Academy Saxophone Programme 2017

17 March 2017

Watch our new video and find out what you can expect from our Saxophone Programme this summer...



We're really excited to share this new video with you, showcasing all aspects of our Saxophone Programme. Catch a glimpse of life as a saxophone student at Ingenium, and see everything from ensemble rehearsals in Winchester College to our public concert in London.


Keep an eye out over the next few weeks for a new video featuring our Piano programme - and don't forget to check out our recent videos about our Orchestral, Vocal and Conducting programmes.


About our Saxophone Programme


Ingenium Academy saxophonists with course leader Dom Childs, Summer 2016


Saxophone students at the Ingenium Academy enjoy a varied and immersive three-week programme. The course is aimed at young saxophonists who want to develop their technique, musicianship, and knowledge of repertoire and the instrument.


Students on our Saxophone Programme have the opportunity to work on solo repertoire in one-to-one lessons, and ensemble playing in combinations including quartets, sextets and larger ensembles including jazz bands and orchestra. The programme includes in-depth technique classes, where students learn about extended techniques, as well as performance classes and collaborative composition workshops. Saxophonists also have the chance to learn and play other saxophones, including the soprano and baritone.

As part of the Ingenium Academy, saxophone students join their peers from our other programmes to take part in a variety of workshops and masterclasses. These cover everything from jazz and improvisation to conducting and composition, helping to broaden musical appreciation and experience.


Concerts in Winchester and London offer students the chance to share their hard work with the public. Students are also encouraged to form small chamber and jazz groups, and have the opportunity to perform at our internal Perfomance Platforms.


ImageExtended Saxophone Techniques with Dom Childs

Dom takes us through some of the extended techniques he covers on the Saxophone Programme. 

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Find out more about the Saxophone Programme and the Ingenium Experience.


The Ingenium Academy - students sightseeing outside the Houses of Parliament in Parliament Square, London


Preparing an application to the Ingenium Academy is simple, but can take a few days. Student applications include an audition video and a letter of recommendation from a teacher or mentor - so don't leave yours until the last minute!


Find out full details on our How to Apply page, or by reading our handy Audition Guide.


Our team are always happy to help and will answer any questions you may have, so please don't hesitate to get in touch.



One-to-one saxophone lesson with Dom Childs at Winchester College

Saxophone students rehearsing for a concert

Soprano saxophone solo with jazz band and choir

Ensemble workshop on the Saxophone Programme

Baritone saxophone student

Performance opportunity with visiting jazz band Down For The Count

Saxophone ensemble sextet rehearsal

Young saxophone players collaborating with other students from our orchestral programme