Ingenium Academy Summer School 2019

2019-07-14

2019-08-11

Winchester College, College Street, Winchester SO23 9NA, United Kingdom

+44 (0)20 7060 4076

https://ingeniumacademy.com

South-East England

Please visit the Ingenium Academy website for full registration information full details about enrolment fees.

All of the Ingenium Academy’s music staff are carefully selected not only for their outstanding musicianship but also for their enthusiasm and talent for working with and bringing out the best in young people.

Members of music staff at the Ingenium Academy include orchestral conductors and instrumental teachers from the London Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the English Chamber Orchestra, amongst many other prestigious institutions. Vocal and choral leaders include names from the Royal College of Music, NYCGB (National Youth Choir of Great Britain) and award-winning group, the Swingle Singers, and piano and saxophone programmes are led by internationally renowned soloists who are also accomplished teachers at some of the UK’s top conservatoires including the Royal College of Music, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Birmingham Conservatoire.

Event Description

The Ingenium Academy offers students between the ages of 14 and 18 a unique opportunity: a specialised musical education of the highest calibre combined with an immersive cultural experience. This includes tuition from world-renowned musicians, performances in top British venues and the opportunity to meet like-minded friends from all over the world within an environment of creative excellence.

Every year young people from all over the world come together to develop their musical talent, deepen their appreciation and broaden their understanding in a safe, creative and stimulating environment. Students are encouraged to develop as young professionals and as individuals, improving their confidence, performance, language and social skills.

The Ingenium Academy creates an environment where trust, friendship, self-discipline and fun flourish in equal measure. Through living, rehearsing and performing together, both exceptional music and life-long friendships are made.


Programmes

Vocal Programme
Their 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.

Orchestral Programme
Their orchestral programme is for young musicians with a passion for orchestral playing, who will take on challenging programmes under the direction of some of the UK’s top conductors.

Piano Programme
Their piano programme is for young pianists who wish to develop and improve all aspects of their playing as well gain ensemble playing experience.

Saxophone Programme
Their saxophone programme is for young saxophonists who wish to develop and improve all aspects of their playing, expand their repertoire and gain ensemble playing experience.

Conducting Programme
A unique opportunity for young conductors to gain hands-on experience and expert tuition in conducting.

Chamber Music Programme
String quartets, piano trios, wind quintets… gain intensive, in-depth chamber music experience with world class tutors.

Composition Programme
An intensive two-week programme for young composers of all levels with a passion for writing and discovering new music.

Organizers

Ingenium Academy

+44 (0)20 7060 4076

https://www.ingeniumacademy.com

About the organiser

With diverse programmes for voice, piano, saxophone and orchestra, the Ingenium Academy is located within the stunning town of Winchester, just one hour South-West of London.

Students stay and rehearse in the beautiful campus of Winchester College. Founded in the fourteenth century, this is one of the UK's top private boarding schools and has excellent facilities.

Contact information

info@ingeniumacademy.com

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Issigeac, France

18 June 2019 To 24 June 2019

Faculty
The Issigeac International Music Academy (IIMA) offers the commune of Issigeac and indeed the whole of the Southern Perigord a wonderful opportunity to invite some of the world’s leading classical musicians and music teachers to our community.

Make a date with the Tippett Quartet at Issigeac International Music Academy (IIMA) 2019!

We are delighted to announce that for our 2019 season we will be partnered by the world-famous Tippett String Quartet who will join with international violinist Ishani Bhoola and accompanist Jennifer Carter in providing a week of world-class instruction.

This is your chance to join like-minded enthusiasts for one-on-one mentoring with the world-renowned Tippett String Quartet during a week-long break in France’s idyllic Dordogne.

To top it all you can experience the thrill of being a professional musician by playing with them in a public concert at the end of your stay.

The IIMA has teamed up with the Tippett to provide a complete package that includes private accommodation in beautiful French homes, dining in fine restaurants specialising in the famous gastronomy of the Perigord region and a week in the company of quartet members.

You will be able to get to know some of the world’s greatest string players in an informal setting, take part in individual and group tuition including chamber orchestra participation and rehearsing for a live concert, as well as enjoy wine-tasting trips to local vineyards and spectacular castles and bastide villages.

The Academy is set in the exceptional medieval village of Issigeac, just 20 minutes south of the town of Bergerac and budget airline links to the UK.

With its renaissance Bishop’s Palace, 12th Century stone ramparts and beautifully preserved medieval houses, Issigeac is a rare gem within the area of the Bergerac appellation vineyards.

During the week the Tippet Quartet will be playing four public concerts in Issigeac’s municipal centre. On the final night the ensemble will stage a free concert open to the public with the participation of IIMA guests wishing to take part.

Wonderful Company  – Spectacular Music – Fantastic Foie Gras – Succulent Monbazillac Wines – be ready for a heady mix!

Who it’s for

Those wishing to take part should have attained Grade 5 or above in their respective instrument.


About Issigeac

Issigeac is an historic commune with around 400 permanent residents that dates back to Roman times, making it among the oldest continually occupied sites in the Perigord.

Fortified in medieval times and taking the circular shape it does today, the village was under English rule during the 100 years war and afterwards owned by the Bishop of Sarlat, who made it his summer residence.

The splendid Bishop’s palace and Church of St Felicien – principal Academy venues – along with the plethora of half-timbered houses that make up the body of the village, date from this time.

After several centuries as an important if small ecclesiastical community, Issigeac is now thriving and developing into one of the gems of Southern Perigord.

It can thank its period in the doldrums for the fact that has survived into the 21st century very little changed in either structure or character from how it was in medieval times.

Its Sunday market – which has been held continually since the 13th Century – is one of the wonders of the region attracting French and overseas visitors from far and wide.

While many new enterprises have taken root here, including artists studios, antique shops and artisans workshops the village is still a traditional French one, with a full range of small shops providing good and services for everyday life.

With four main restaurants, four cafés and a bustling bar Issigeac is also probably the best-catered village for gastronomy in the area.

Travelling to Issigeac

Issigeac is just 15 minutes from Bergerac airport with daily flights to the UK, other European destinations and Paris. It sits on the banks of the small river, the Banège, in the southern sector of Bergerac’s world famous vineyards; all set in the wonderful scenery which French writer Stendhal described as the ‘Tuscany of France.’

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All Hallows School, Cranmore Hall, East Cranmore, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 4SF, UK

28 July 2019 To 2 August 2019

+44 (0)1926 778158

The Summer's Cool Team

Our staff are very experienced, some having run this course since 1985. All our tutors are professional musicians and fully qualified music teachers.

Andrew Mock

Andrew studied Music at Dartington College of Arts, receiving Diploma of Music in Education (Hons) with Special Mention. A lifetime in education, working in all age groups in both the state and private school systems in the UK and NZ. While in post as Director of Music at Prior Park College, Bath, he set up and directed the Summer School of Music (1985) which continues to run successfully as Summer’s Cool.

Sue Mock

Sue studied Music at Dartington College of Arts, receiving the Diploma of Music in Education. After two years of class music teaching Sue turned to specialise in instrumental teaching and ensemble performance, working with students of all ages and abilities including Suzuki violin work. She has been the co-founder/director of Summer’s Cool since its beginnings and completed her teaching career as the Deputy Area Manager for Central Warwickshire County Music Service. Andrew and Sue continue their work in music workshops for children as members of “Leamington Music Education Programme”.

Lorna Waters

Lorna started her musical life as a cellist, and continues to play for weddings and events in The Buckinghamshire Quartet. After completing her Music Degree at Southampton University, she went on to study to be a Primary School Teacher at Warwick University. During her first few years of teaching, she also studied for her MMus in Composition for Screen at The Royal College of Music in London. She currently works for Oxfordshire County Music Service, teaching flute, clarinet and saxophone in a number of schools throughout the South East of the County. She also runs South Oxfordshire Music Centre, organising groups and ensembles for approximately 80 children, from beginners to intermediate players across South Oxfordshire. 

As well as teaching, Lorna enjoys composition and arranging popular tunes for her pupils and groups. 

Lorna has two young daughters, whom she hopes will one day be involved in Summer’s Cool Music Courses too!

Jules Mock-Morton: Singing animateur - Designated Safeguarding Officer

Currently the director of her own music education company 'SuperSing' delivering high quality music provision to individuals and schools across Yorkshire. Jules leads a thriving adult community choir in York as well as teaching students of all ages and musical standards. With a background of musical theatre, music psychology and community music from her university studies - Jules prides herself on leading confidence boosting, enjoyable and high quality music sessions. As well as leading the vocal classes on Summers Cool Jules will also be an active member of the orchestra, wind band and string group playing bassoon, violin and viola. Jules will also lead many of the extra curricular sporting and team activities which contribute to the week’s positive friendly ethos.

Kirsty Budgen

Kirsty Budgen is currently working for Croydon Music and Arts as a Lower strings Instrumental teacher and leads many Sound Start and Mini Strings projects within the area. She is the mentor and leader of Boris Johnson music scholars chosen from the Croydon area. She enjoys working with infant, junior and secondary students. She plays with Surrey Opera and for various quartet and ensemble events. 

Kirsty studied the cello and piano initially at Junior Guildhall and was awarded a music scholarship to study with John Todd from the Coull Quartet while studying for a BA( Hons) music with qualified music status at Warwick University. 
She went on to work with Warwickshire County Music Service as the Leader of lower strings. She enjoyed the position of Director of Rugby Music Centre, Eastern area conducting a range or orchestral groups and music theatre groups. 
She was a member of the Hannay string quartet and played with various orchestral ensembles and for shows across the Midlands.

Mark Cadman

After spending five years at the RNCM Junior School studying with Paddy Adinall, Mark Continued studying the Trumpet with John Holland and Wes Warren (CBSO) at Birmingham Conservatoire. Having graduated with a BA (Hons) Degree in 1993 he then completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Performance Studies, also at the Conservatoire. He continued his studies and graduated with a certificate of teaching with the ABRSM. 

Mark has freelanced throughout the midlands and South Yorkshire where he now lives playing with various orchestral, choral and jazz ensembles. 

Having been a full time member of staff at Warwick School for twelve years, and Assistant Director of Music (Instrumental) at Repton School he is now the Director of Music at Hill House School, Auckley near Doncaster. Mark not only oversees a very busy instrumental music program, teaches GCSE and A level music, he also manages 15 Visiting Instrumental Staff. He conducts many ensembles including the school Jazz Orchestra and Senior Orchestra. 

Mark enjoys helping young musicians achieve their potential and has taken groups to the National Concert Band Festival, Music for Youth and The Mrs Sunderland Festival in Huddersfield. It has been known that in his spare time, Mark is a greater spotted MAMIL (lat. Mamillargus) and enjoys putting himself through excruciating pain by doing triathlons and 100 mile cycling sportives in deepest North Wales!

Clare Cadman

Clare graduated from Birmingham Conservatoire with a BMus degree in 1994. She studied Violin with Wendy Quirk (CBSO) and piano as her second study. After graduating she began freelancing throughout the midlands playing for orchestras and chamber ensembles. She played in The Hannay String Quartet for a number of years and ran a successful music agency – SpaMusicWorks with her husband, Mark, providing musicians and ensembles for weddings and functions. Clare was Assistant Director of Music at Foremake Hall Preparatory School (Repton Preparatory School) and has worked as a peripatetic violin and piano teacher with Warwickshire Music service, Warwick Preparatory School, Warwick School, Foremarke Hall (Repton Preparatory School) and now works at Hill House School, Auckley, near Doncaster teaching the piano, running a 60 strong year 1 and 2 choir, a senior string ensemble and co-directing the school orchestra. 

Clare enjoys cooking and has a secret longing to be on Masterchef! She also enjoys walking, gardening and cycling in North Wales when she is not busy teaching!

South-West England

About Summer’s Cool

Summer’s Cool is a very friendly course designed to accommodate and support young musicians of all stages and standards.

We hope that students will at least have a basic rudimentary knowledge of music reading ability and have an elementary grasp of playing skills: as a guide then, you will probably need to be a minimum of Grade 2 standard – the focus for the course will be on developing ensemble skills.

On our courses we provide a wide variety of musical and social activities. The whole course is designed to be fun, encouraging young people to enjoy their music and make new friends! We fill the day with various ensembles as well as lunchtime concerts. In the afternoons and evenings we use the swimming pool, organise games or arrange quizzes. On Wednesday afternoon we organise an off-site activity which in previous years has been a 10-pin bowling challenge with an evening barbecue and organised games. At the end of the week, the staff and students put together a short presentation of the week’s musical highlights for parents, relatives and friends.

Programme

Orchestral experience

Everyone takes part in the afternoon orchestral session, where a variety of music is explored, both established classical and lighter repertoire in addition to premieres written / arranged especially for the pupils’ instruments & standards on the course.

Over the last few years, pieces have included arrangements of works by Dvorak and Bizet, ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ from Indiana Jones, and ‘Harry’s Wondrous World’ from ‘Harry Potter’.

Chamber music opportunities are available with tutorial help at various times of the day.

Singing

Everyone is involved in the two daily singing sessions. There’s no such thing as ‘I can’t sing’! We have covered a wide variety of fun warm-ups, as well as exploring a range of repertoire, from Handel to ‘Abba’!

Windband

Wind, brass and percussion come together to perform. Parts can be adapted for the less experienced players. Students who play both wind and string instruments have the opportunity to take part in both windband and string ensemble sessions.

String ensemble

Students explore repertoire for string orchestra and chamber groups as well as sectional rehearsals for orchestral pieces. As well as playing together as a large group, we split into rehearsals for upper and lower strings to explore an even wider repertoire. On some evenings Senior Strings takes place for the most advanced players.

Musicianship

These sessions concentrate on broadening students’ ability “to think in sound” and respond creatively to musical ideas. This provides opportunity for mixed ability group work, helping to integrate the more advanced with the less experienced musicians, creating short themed pieces or “soundscapes”. Each session may start with tutor led stimulus that may be based on a particular theme or inspired idea, which may be anything from a group of 5 notes (e.g. Pentatonic scale), a rhythmic pattern, a poem, a picture etc. Students are encouraged to explore and develop an understanding of compositional techniques
from the traditional to contemporary.

Each group is sensitively monitored by course tutors to ensure that everyone uses and develops their full potential. Students are taught “how to listen” and are encouraged to comment constructively on the resulting group performances.

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Stowe School, Stowe, Buckingham MK18 5EH, UK

11 August 2019 To 17 August 2019

+44 (0)1622 756660

Tutors

  • Ann Martin-Davis
  • Graham Fitch
  • Christine Stevenson
  • James Lisney
  • Karl Lutchmayer

South-East England

The Summer School for Pianists has established a central and unique position in the field over the last 40 years.

The 2019 Summer School for Pianists will take place at Stowe School in Buckinghamshire from 11-17 August 2019. The school is set amidst 250 acres of magnificent National Trust gardens landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown, with masterclasses taking place in the splendour of the State Music Room of Stowe House as well as in the new music department of this All Steinway school.

Combining a friendly atmosphere with musical expertise, the Summer School for Pianists has become an essential annual event for pianists of all levels.

Superb facilities at Stowe School ensure that music takes centre stage for a week, with top class concert instruments and plenty of practice rooms. The masterclasses, lecture presentations, tutor and student concerts, ensuite accommodation and good food in a stunning location create an event that is informative, stimulating and sociable for all pianists – and music lovers who simply wish to observe.

Programme highlights

In 2018 the tutor presentations, Piano Matters, were especially praised for making the course even more attractive for performing participants and for observers as well. The three Piano Matters topics for 2019 are:

  • The Classical Cover Version from Karl Lutchmayer;
  • Keeping Repertoire Fresh from Graham Fitch; and
  • Chord of the Week – an Exploration of Harmony from David Owen Norris (tbc)

There will be a class for Piano Accompaniment with Ann Martin-Davis and baritone Brian White, and a series of early evening optional activities – including:

  • choir;
  • a session on Sight-reading Skills with Christine Stevenson;
  • a presentation on technique: The Essential Mr Czerny with James Lisney; and
  • a session on Audacity Software, with Dieter Niebel. Learn to record your own performances on your lap-top!

2019 theme

The theme for 2019 is the influence that folk music-making has had on piano repertoire – folk song, dance and legend. As a non-obligatory option, participants are invited to choose a piece with a ‘folk’ connection. There is much to explore!

Recitals and masterclasses

The tutor Recitals will be particularly varied, with repertoire drawn from composers including Purcell, Louis Couperin, Haydn, Beethoven, Chopin, Alkan, Liszt, Hindemith and Britten.

There are six thirty-minute solo recital opportunities for participants – Platforms – available for a modest charge, and three student concerts for solo or duet items.

As usual, each participant will be allotted three half-hour slots in their masterclasses during the week. All are welcome to visit other classes to observe. Private lessons can be booked with each of the tutors.

Leisure activities

And there will be time to wander around the grounds, play a round of golf on the 9-hole golf course (green fees apply), have a game of tennis (please bring your own racquets and tennis balls) or, for an additional fee, enjoy a guided tour of Stowe House.


Testimonials

I am still a novice in the piano playing community, and the more I reflect, the more I am convinced how good the week has been! The quality of teaching was superb – it really was. The ambience, the pianos – it has made me aware of where I am, the path ahead of me and the endless opportunities to take my piano playing further.

Bob

I can thoroughly recommend the Summer School for Pianists …  A great deal of planning and thought goes into the programme by the Directors. A very varied, fascinating and enjoyable set of activities, including talks, lectures, invited speakers, recitals and concerts, runs alongside the excellent masterclasses given by the tutors. I found all of this really valuable in setting my attempts to play the piano in a wider musical context. The facilities were also excellent, with good grand pianos for the classes, and a large number of practice rooms. Last but not least, the atmosphere was friendly and supportive.

Susan

I have just returned from my fourth year’s Piano Summer School and can honestly say it was the best one so far – a wonderful experience! We had fabulous concerts from the tutors who also gave us interesting lectures and entertained us, as well as giving us inspiring tuition. The whole atmosphere is very friendly and it was lovely to meet up again with piano friends from previous years.

Tricia

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