The Ingenium Academy, International Music Summer School:
The Ingenium Academy is a residential, international summer school for talented 14-18 year old musicians and vocalists from all over the world. Located in the beautiful and historic city of Winchester, just one hour south-west of London, we provide 1, 2 and 3-week summer music programmes in the form of a unique musical and cultural experience for talented teenage singers and instrumentalists. Our international summer music camp in July & August 2013 offers an exceptional Instrumental programme (Orchestral instruction, Piano instruction), a Vocal programme, and a range of musical and vocal workshops in jazz, classical, pop, gospel and opera.
Musical Summer of a Lifetime:
Join us for a musical and educational experience you will never forget. A typical week at the Ingenium Academy is packed with rehearsals, sectionals, workshops, day trips and fun evening activities.
Summer Instrumental Programmes for 14-18 Year Old Musicians:
Our Instrumental Programme is available in two areas of specialization; Orchestral, and Piano.
This programme is for 14-18 year old musicians who will form orchestral and chamber ensembles. Under the direction of some of the UK's top conductors and leaders, the course will see the 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.
Orchestral workshops include:
- Composing and arranging
- Jazz improvisation and performance
- Musical awareness, performance skills and interpretation
- Instrumental improvisation and devising music
- Chamber and small ensemble playing
- Beatboxing and a cappella
- International music
- Life in the industry
- Health instrumental practice techniques and avoiding injury
- African drumming and body percussion
Our piano course is for 14-18 year old pianists who wish to develop and improve all aspects of their playing as well as gain ensemble playing experience. We strongly believe in the importance of nurturing the all-round musician and as such, have created a varied programme of workshops and classes to make sure all areas are catered for.
Students will play challenging, exciting and varied repertoire of all genres for solo performance as well as duets, six hands and two piano arrangements. They will also interact with our instrumental and vocal students to rehearse and perform chamber music.
Professors will cover piano-specific topics including:
- Sight reading
- Keyboard skills
- Composition and improvisation
Summer Vocal Programme for Teenagers:
Our diverse vocal programme is for 14-18 year olds who love to sing, are keen to develop their choral technique, improve their ensemble singing and explore a diverse range of vocal styles. Ingenium choral students begin every morning with a comprehensive breathing and vocal warm up in preparation for the day.
Students then rehearse with the main concert choir, singing a challenging and exciting repertoire of all genres. We ensure that students gain a deep understanding of these musical styles through the guidance of sectional tutors and voice specialists.
Vocal workshops include:
- Music awareness, performance skills and interpretation
- Ear training and harmonising
- Beatboxing and vocal percussion
- Jazz singing, improvisation and performance
- Music theory, composition and arranging
- Vocal technique and health
- Gospel choir
Supporting Non-Native English Speakers:
While the Ingenium Academy is an English speaking music school, we also provide our non-native English speaking students with an incredible opportunity to immerse themselves in an English speaking environment, and to improve the fluency, and quality of their English language skills. We take care to support our non-native English speaking students, and help them to develop their communication skills. We also offer English language booster lessons and support.
Cultural Day Trips and Activities:
In addition to their musical and vocal tuition, our three-week, fun-filled itinerary contains day trips to some of the UK's top cultural destinations and a wide range of evening activities. Day trips include a visit to the prehistoric monument of Stonehenge and the city of London, where students can experience Buckingham Palace, The Houses of Parliament, The Tower of London, The Crown Jewels, Madame Tussauds, The London Eye, and a West End Show. Other fun days out include a theme park, a trip to the south coast of England and visits to the beautiful towns of Salisbury and Guildford.
Evening activities include movie nights, talent shows, team games, discos, quiz nights and barbeques. Every Sunday afternoon is an activity afternoon. Sunday afternoon activities may include: swimming, tennis, team sports, English language booster lessons or arts and crafts.
For further information on our international summer music camp, please email us via our Contact Page.