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Online Music

Summer School

Virtual Ingenium Summer Music Academy

Summer 2020: 19 July to 9 August


The Ingenium Academy is going online this summer!

 

Join us for the ultimate online music summer school experience including interactive & exclusive music instruction with world-class professionals and be part of our Ingenium Family.

 

Virtual Ingenium will combine the excellence of intense music tuition with the community spirit of the Ingenium Academy. Now in our tenth year, we are bringing our experience from a decade of world-class music making into our virtual environment.

 

This course has been created in response to high demand. Places are limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so don't delay!

 

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Choose from six exceptional week-long programmes

 

Experience online one-to-one lessons with top musicians including names from the London Symphony OrchestraRoyal Opera House & Royal College of Music

 

Learn and make music with like-minded young musicians all around the world

 

Take part in interactive online workshops and Q&A sessions with experienced professionals

Choose your programme

All programmes are open to students aged 13 to 21.

 

Learn online from the best

Our faculty are among the world’s leading classical music performers and educators. The Ingenium team are carefully selected not only for their experience, musicianship and expertise, but also for their energy and enthusiasm for working with young musicians and their talent for teaching.

 

Each programme includes:

  • 3 hours per day of face-to-face interactive tuition with our esteemed tutors
  • One-to-one lessons with an experienced teacher
  • A rich and diverse schedule of online workshops
  • Rehearsals and group tuition
  • Q&A sessions and masterclasses with respected professionals
  • Access to our Ingenium Community, with time for online social interaction and discussion topics, social events and activities
  • A safe and stimulating learning environment
  • A focus on good physical and mental health, mindfulness and wellbeing.

 

Through participating in Virtual Ingenium, students will:

  • Improve their musical ability, technique, aural skills and knowledge
  • Receive high quality feedback from their teachers
  • Be inspired by top artists in a unique, elite environment
  • Meet like-minded young musicians all around the world
  • Perform as part of the Ingenium Academy Virtual Ensembles (or have your composition performed), and receive a video memento of the performance.

 

See detailed course outlines below:

Piano Programme

19 - 25 July 2020 | £355

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Our online Piano Programme is for passionate and talented pianists who wish to develop and improve all aspects of their playing, gain healthier practice habits, improve musicianship and listening skills, build performance confidence, and join a global community of young musicians.

 

Group lessons

Every day will include 3 hours of face-to-face interactive sessions with our esteemed piano tutors.  As a group, piano students will also learn repertoire to be performed as a virtual piano performance at the end of the programme.

 

Group classes will discover topics such as:

 

  • Warm ups and practice strategies
  • Sightreading – in small groups divided by level
  • Technique  – in small groups divided by level
  • Performance skills and anxiety
  • Q & A sessions with top artists
  • Musical meaning and context
  • Exercises, scales and etudes
  • Aural skills and music theory
  • Jazz piano
  • Improvisation and communication
  • Audition technique and preparation
  • Conducting
  • Alexander Technique
  • Solo masterclasses and performance classes

 

Please note group sessions will not take place on Sundays.

 

Individual tuition

Over the six days, every piano student will receive 2 x 45 minute one-to-one online piano lessons. Our teachers are established, successful pianists who have busy concert and recording careers as soloists and chamber musicians, as well as playing in the pit of the Royal Opera House and with orchestras such as the London Sinfonietta. You will be able to look in depth at aspects of your playing that you most wish to improve, develop your technique and master repertoire.

 

Ingenium Classroom

As part of the course, you will also have access to our Virtual Ingenium classroom where you will find your daily timetable, music downloads, class resources, extra videos and resources to help you study in your own time, and details about Virtual Ingenium community events.

 

Ingenium Community

As a part of the Ingenium Community you will belong to a family of like minded young musicians. There will be scheduled times for online social interaction and discussion topics, plus social events and activities to take part in such as swing dancing, quizzes and BBQs! Sessions will also include a focus on good physical and mental health, mindfulness and wellbeing.

 

Dates: 19 - 25 July 2020

Fee: £355

 

Group session times:

Monday to Saturday: 12pm - 4pm (UK)

Each day comprises 3 x hour-long group sessions, including two 30min breaks.

Group sessions will be recorded, so students who are not able to take part live can catch up in their own time.

 

Individual session times:

Individual lessons will be scheduled according to each student's time zone and availability.

 

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Conducting Programme

19 - 25 July 2020 | £385

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Our online Conducting Programme is a unique experience for young conductors to gain experience and expert tuition in conducting, improve musicianship and listening skills, build confidence, and join a global community of young musicians.

 

Students will work on conducting technique, master scores and repertoire, develop aural and musicianship skills, and learn about conducting and the life of a musician through interviews and discussions with world-class industry professionals.

 

Group coaching

Every day will include 3 hours of face-to-face interactive sessions with Tim Redmond. Tim is a regular guest conductor with the London Symphony Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and is Professor of Conducting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

 

Conducting students will also have the opportunity to study the orchestral and choral repertoire and lay click track conducting videos for our virtual orchestra and choir performances at the end of the online summer school.

 

Group classes will discover topics such as:

 

  • Warm ups and practice strategies
  • Score reading and preparation
  • Posture and technique
  • Performance skills and anxiety
  • Q & A sessions with top artists
  • Musical meaning and context
  • Rhythm development
  • Aural skills and music theory
  • Composition and arranging
  • Improvisation and communication
  • Audition technique and preparation
  • Alexander Technique

 

Please note group sessions will not take place on Sundays

 

Individual mentoring and tuition

Over the six days, every conducting student will receive one-to-one online conducting lessons and mentoring with Tim Redmond. The conducting class will be a small, intimate class where you will be very much part of a group that works together and shares the work and ideas of each individual. This one-to-one time will be important for you to be able to look in depth at aspects of your conducting that you most wish to improve and develop your technique.

 

Ingenium Classroom

As part of the course, you will also have access to our Virtual Ingenium classroom where you will find your daily timetable, music downloads, class resources, extra videos and resources to help you study in your own time and details about Virtual Ingenium community events.

 

Ingenium Community

As a part of the Ingenium Community you will belong to a family of like minded young musicians. There will be scheduled times for online social interaction and discussion topics, plus social events and activities to take part in such as swing dancing, quizzes and BBQs! Sessions will also include a focus on good physical and mental health, mindfulness and wellbeing.

 

Dates: 19 - 25 July 2020

Fee: £385

 

Provisional group session times:

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat: 2pm - 6pm (UK)

Tues, Thurs: 4pm - 8pm (UK)

Each day comprises 3 x hour-long group sessions, including two 30min breaks.

Group sessions will be recorded, so students who are not able to take part live can catch up in their own time.

 

Individual session times:

Individual lessons will be scheduled according to each student's time zone and availability.

 

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Composition Programme

26 July - 1 August 2020 | £385

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Our online Composition Programme is for passionate and talented composers with a passion for writing and discovering new music, who want to develop technique, improve musicianship and listening skills, and join a global community of young musicians.

 

Under the guidance of some of the UK’s foremost composers, musicians and specialist teachers, students will work on individual pieces in their preferred style, and broaden their appreciation and understanding of different genres and techniques of composition. They will develop aural and musicianship skills, and learn about the life of a musician through interviews and discussions with world-class industry professionals.

 

Group coaching

Every day will include 3 hours of face-to-face interactive sessions with our esteemed tutors and workshop leaders. Students will work on their own compositions, which will be workshopped, performed and recorded at the end of the programme.

 

Group classes will discover topics such as:

 

  • Compositional technique
  • Harmony
  • Orchestration and writing for different instruments
  • Developing musical material, themes and ideas
  • Improvisation and communication
  • Q & A sessions with top artists
  • Musical meaning and context
  • Aural skills and music theory
  • Conducting
  • Alexander Technique 

 

Please note group sessions will not take place on Sundays 

 

Individual tuition

Over the six days, every composer will also receive one-to-one online composition lessons with a leading professional. Our tutors are experienced professional composers, whose music has been performed internationally by the finest organisations including the BBC Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and Opera North.

 

Ingenium Classroom

As part of the course, you will also have access to our Virtual Ingenium classroom where you will find your daily timetable, music downloads, class resources, extra videos and resources to help you study in your own time, and details about Virtual Ingenium community events.

 

Ingenium Community

As a part of the Ingenium Community you will belong to a family of like minded young musicians. There will be scheduled times for online social interaction and discussion topics, plus social events and activities to take part in such as swing dancing, quizzes and BBQs! Sessions will also include a focus on good physical and mental health, mindfulness and wellbeing.

 

Dates: 26 July - 1 August 2020

Fee: £385

 

Provisional group session times:

Monday to Saturday: 2pm - 6pm (UK)

Each day comprises 3 x hour-long group sessions, including two 30min breaks.

Group sessions will be recorded, so students who are not able to take part live can catch up in their own time.

 

Individual session times:

Individual lessons will be scheduled according to each student's time zone and availability.

 

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Vocal Programme

26 July - 1 August 2020 | £355

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Our online Vocal Programme is for passionate and talented singers who want to improve their voice and singing technique, learn choral repertoire, gain healthier practice habits, improve musicianship and listening skills, build performance confidence, and join a global community of young musicians.

 

Students will work on solo and ensemble technique, master choral repertoire, develop aural and musicianship skills, and learn about the life of a musician through interviews and discussions with world-class industry professionals.

 

Group coaching

Every day will include 3 hours of face-to-face interactive sessions with our esteemed choral conductors, vocal workshop leaders and teachers. Vocal students will learn choral repertoire to be performed as a virtual choir at the end of the programme.

 

Ensemble classes will discover topics such as:

 

  • Warm ups and practice strategies
  • Vocal health, posture and technique
  • Performance skills and anxiety
  • Q & A sessions with top artists
  • Musical meaning and context
  • Exercises, scales and etudes
  • Aural skills and music theory
  • Composition, song writing and arranging
  • Improvisation and communication
  • Audition technique and preparation
  • Conducting
  • Alexander Technique
  • Solo masterclasses and performance classes

 

Please note group sessions will not take place on Sundays

 

Individual tuition

Over the six days, every vocal student will receive 2 x 45 minute one-to-one online singing lessons with a leading professional. Our teachers are recruited from the finest organisations in the UK including the National Youth Choir of Great Britain, Trinity Laban Conservatoire, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and The Swingle Singers. You will be able to look in depth at aspects of your singing that you most wish to improve, develop your technique and master repertoire.

 

Ingenium Classroom

As part of the course, you will also have access to our Virtual Ingenium classroom where you will find your daily timetable, music downloads, class resources, extra videos and resources to help you study in your own time and details about Virtual Ingenium community events.

 

Ingenium Community

As a part of the Ingenium Community you will belong to a family of like-minded young musicians. The online summer school will include time for online social interaction, discussion topics and social events and activities to take part in such as swing dancing, quizzes and BBQs.

 

Dates: 26 July - 1 August 2020

Fee: £355

 

Provisional group session times:

Monday, Thursday: 9am - 1pm (UK)

Tues, Fri: 1pm - 5pm (UK)

Wednesday, Saturday: 4pm - 8pm (UK)

Each day comprises 3 x hour-long group sessions, including two 30min breaks.

Group sessions will be recorded, so students who are not able to take part live can catch up in their own time.

 

Individual session times:

Individual lessons will be scheduled according to each student's time zone and availability.

 

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Orchestral Programme

2 - 8 August 2020 | £355

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Our online Orchestral Programme is for passionate and talented classical instrumentalists who want to learn orchestral repertoire, improve instrumental technique, gain healthier practice habits, improve musicianship and listening skills, build performance confidence, and join a global community of young musicians.

 

Students will work on solo and ensemble technique, master orchestral repertoire, develop aural and musicianship skills, and learn about the life of a musician through interviews and discussions with world-class industry professionals.

 

Group coaching

Every day will include 3 hours of face-to-face interactive sessions with our esteemed orchestral conductors, workshop leaders and teachers. Orchestral students will learn orchestral repertoire to be performed as a virtual orchestra at the end of the programme.

 

Ensemble classes will discover topics such as:

 

  • Warm ups and practice strategies
  • Instrumental technique
  • Performance skills and anxiety
  • Q & A sessions with top artists
  • Musical meaning and context
  • Exercises, scales and etudes
  • Aural skills and music theory
  • Composition and arranging
  • Improvisation and communication
  • Audition technique and preparation
  • Conducting
  • Alexander Technique
  • Solo masterclasses with guest artists

 

Please note group sessions will not take place on Sundays

 

Individual tuition

Over the six days, every orchestral student will receive 2 x 45 minute one-to-one online lessons with a leading professional instrumentalist. Our tutors are recruited from the finest orchestras in the UK including the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic. You will be able to look in depth at aspects of your playing that you most wish to improve, develop your technique and master repertoire.

 

Ingenium Classroom

As part of the course, you will also have access to our Virtual Ingenium classroom where you will find your daily timetable, music downloads, class resources, extra videos and resources to help you study in your own time and details about Virtual Ingenium community events.

 

Ingenium Community

As a part of the Ingenium Community you will belong to a family of like-minded young musicians. The online summer school will include time for online social interaction, discussion topics, social events and activities to take part in such as swing dancing, quizzes and BBQs.

 

Dates: 2 - 8 August 2020

Fee: £355

 

Provisional group session times:

Monday 2pm - 6pm (UK time)
Tuesday 12:30pm - 4:30pm (UK time)
Wed 2pm - 6pm (UK time)
Thu 2pm - 6pm (UK time)
Fri 2pm - 6pm (UK time)
Sat 12:30pm - 4:30pm (UK time)

Each day comprises 3 x hour-long group sessions, including two 30min breaks.

Group sessions will be recorded, so students who are not able to take part live can catch up in their own time.

 

Individual session times:

Individual lessons will be scheduled according to each student's time zone and availability.

 

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Saxophone Programme

2 - 8 August 2020 | £355

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Our online Saxophone Programme is for passionate and talented saxophonists who want to expand their repertoire, improve technique, gain healthier practice habits, improve musicianship and listening skills, build performance confidence and join a global community of young musicians.

 

Students will work on solo and ensemble technique, master saxophone repertoire and techniques, develop aural and musicianship skills, and learn about the life of a musician through interviews and discussions with world-class industry professionals.

 

Group coaching

Every day will include 3 hours of face-to-face interactive sessions with our esteemed tutors and workshop leaders. Students will also learn ensemble repertoire to be performed as a virtual saxophone choir at the end of the programme.

 

Ensemble classes will discover topics such as:

 

  • Warm ups and practice strategies
  • Extended techniques
  • Performance skills and anxiety
  • Classical & Jazz technique, performance and improvisation
  • Q & A sessions with top artists
  • Musical meaning and context
  • Exercises, scales and etudes
  • Aural skills and music theory
  • Composition and arranging
  • Conducting
  • Alexander Technique
  • Solo masterclasses and performance classes

 

Please note group sessions will not take place on Sundays

 

Individual tuition

Over the six days, every saxophone student will receive 2 x 45 minute one-to-one online saxophones lessons with a leading professional. Our tutors are recruited from the finest organisations in the UK including the National Youth Wind Ensemble of Great Britain and Birmingham Conservatoire. As performers they regularly perform with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and have starred at top jazz venues such as Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club. You will be able to look in depth at aspects of your playing that you most wish to improve, develop your technique and master repertoire.

 

Ingenium Classroom

As part of the course, you will also have access to our Virtual Ingenium classroom where you will find your daily timetable, music downloads, class resources, extra videos and resources to help you study in your own time, and details about Virtual Ingenium community events.

 

Ingenium Community

As a part of the Ingenium Community you will belong to a family of like minded young musicians. There will be scheduled times for online social interaction and discussion topics, plus social events and activities to take part in such as swing dancing, quizzes and BBQs! Sessions will also include a focus on good physical and mental health, mindfulness and wellbeing.

 

Dates: 2 - 8 August 2020

Fee: £355

 

Provisional group session times:

Monday 2pm - 6pm (UK time)
Tuesday 12:30pm - 4:30pm (UK time)
Wed 2pm - 6pm (UK time)
Thu 2pm - 6pm (UK time)
Fri 2pm - 6pm (UK time)
Sat 12:30pm - 4:30pm (UK time)

Each day comprises 3 x hour-long group sessions, including two 30min breaks.

Group sessions will be recorded, so students who are not able to take part live can catch up in their own time.

 

Individual session times:

Individual lessons will be scheduled according to each student's time zone and availability.

 

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Financial Aid

 

The Ingenium Trust is our partner charity, offering support to students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds who do not have the means to meet the summer school fees. Bursaries are means-tested and are awarded on musical merit to students from lower income families. If you would like to be considered for a bursary this summer, or would like any help or advice with fundraising then please do not hesitate to contact us at info@ingeniumacademy.com to receive an application form and further information.

The Ingenium Choir: Online singing lessons at Virtual Ingenium

"The academy was fun, educational and inspiring and the teaching was really excellent, friendly and interactive."

 

Buddy, 15, UK

Bassoon student

The Ingenium Orchestra: Online violin lessons at Virtual Ingenium

"The teaching was amazing: I discovered new approaches to the piano and music making that gave me a deeper understanding of music. The pieces I worked at really improved."

 

Enrico, 16, Italy

Piano student

The Ingenium Orchestra: Online piano lessons at Virtual Ingenium

"I learnt a lot about musical interpretation - not only how to execute the piece technically but also to convey emotion and meaning through every phrase and dynamic"

 

Sarah,17, China

Cello student

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Course dates

Tuition will run from Monday to Saturday each week, and programmes will take place as follows:

 

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Students are welcome to attend multiple programmes, but please note that it is not possible to attend two running during the same week. If you are unable to attend all of your desired programmes because of a clash, please get in touch and let us know.

Session schedules

 

  • Daily group sessions will be run live (meeting as a group, over video-conferencing).
  • One-to-one lessons will be scheduled individually, according to each student's time zone.
  • Exact timetables will be published nearer to the start of the course, accommodating as best we can for the time zones of those enrolled.
  • All group sessions will be recorded for students who are unable to attend a scheduled class due to their time zone, or prefer to study in their own time.

What will I need?

To take part, you will need access to the following:

  • Computer, tablet or device with a webcam.
  • Sufficient internet download and upload speed to take part in video conferencing.

Virtual Ingenium Enrolment Form

Please complete the form below to sign up for Virtual Ingenium.

 

Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until each programme is full.

 

Students are not required to submit an audition for Virtual Ingenium*. At the end of the form, you will be prompted to make a payment for the full course fee. Upon receipt of payment, your enrolment will be confirmed. If we receive your application after the last place has been filled, we will notify you and you will receive a full refund.

 

*If we receive your enrolment form but are concerned that the course is not right for you, we will get in touch to discuss your application. If we cannot accommodate you on the course, you will receive a full refund of your fee.

 


 

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