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The Ingenium Academy offers students between the ages of 14 and 18 a unique musical and 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 our environment of creative excellence.

Our saxophone programme encompasses all the essential rehearsal and performance aspects for young saxophonists. Each day, students will receive solo and ensemble tuition from esteemed professors who are professional musicians themselves and who specialise in differing areas of saxophone performance and musicianship.

Outline

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.

Teachers will cover topics including:

• Repertoire (Classical and Jazz)
• Sight reading
• Technique
• Style
• Composition
• Improvisation

Students will play challenging, exciting and varied repertoire of all genres for solo and ensemble performance, and will also be encouraged to interact with our instrumental and vocal students to rehearse and perform chamber music of their own devising.

Throughout the three weeks, there will be regular solo and ensemble performance opportunities, open masterclasses, specialist guest masterclasses and faculty recitals. Members of our pastoral staff will be on hand to mentor and support students in their private practice and development.

Workshops

Every week, our students will also have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of vocal, instrumental and musical 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 and challenging.

Previous workshops have included:

• Musical awareness, performance skills and interpretation
• Composition and arranging
• Jazz improvisation and performance
• Instrumental improvisation and devising music
• Chamber and small ensemble playing
• Beatboxing and a cappella
• Life in the music industry
• Conducting and group leadership
• Gospel choir
• Healthy instrumental practice techniques and avoiding injury
• African drumming, body percussion and dance​

Concerts and Performance Opportunities

During the three week summer school, students perform two public concerts – one in a prestigious venue in central London and 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 Platform. These evenings provide a friendly, safe and informal environment for students to develop their performance skills, learn skills to help conquer nerves and build confidence.

Please visit our website for further details regarding public performances including ticket information.

Speaker/s

Dominic Childs

Both as a soloist and with the award-winning Syzygy Quartet, Dominic performs regularly in the UK and internationally whilst holding teaching positions in some of the UK's finest institutions. He has also performed with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and with 'MusikFabrik' in Cologne.

Special Offer

Apply before 31 December for an Earlybird discount on bookings for the full 3-week course (see website for details).
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