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We are offering a unique opportunity for young conductors to gain hands-on experience and expert tuition in conducting. Led by renowned orchestral conductor Tim Redmond, our conducting programme covers all essential rehearsal and performance aspects for young conductors, from score preparation to rehearsal technique.

We are offering two separate weeks of our conducting programme. The first week is for students with a modest amount of experience. The second week is for more advanced students with considerable experience. Students may attend the two weeks consecutively.

Week One --- Intermediate
Week Two --- Advanced


Course outline
Each day will comprise a full warm up followed by individual and group tuition across the following areas:

  • Score reading and preparation
  • Musical analysis and history
  • Baton technique
  • Rehearsal technique
  • Controlling, shaping and phrasing 
Rehearsal experience

Throughout the week there will be opportunities to spend some time observing and contributing to rehearsals with the Ingenium Academy orchestra/choir. Students will also have the chance to conduct part of a live rehearsal, in addition to working with smaller chamber ensembles. 

Q&A Masterclasses

Students will have the rare opportunity to attend "question and answer" sessions with professional orchestral players, to learn from the performers' perspective about the best forms of communication and direction for each instrument group.


Our students will also have the opportunity to take part in a 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
  • Gospel choir
  • Healthy instrumental practice techniques and avoiding injury
  • African drumming, body percussion and dance


Course leader: Tim Redmond

We're delighted that our conducting week will be led by Tim Redmond. Tim is a regular guest conductor with top orchestras across Europe and has given concerts in the UK with the Philharmonia, Royal Northern Sinfonia and London Philharmonic Orchestra, with the BBC Concert, Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras, with the Hallé, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Ulster Orchestras, as well as Sinfonia Viva and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. He has a long-standing association with the Manchester Camerata, and in 2006 was appointed principal conductor of the Cambridge Philharmonic.
Tim has conducted concerts in Italy with the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, in Hungary with Concerto Budapest, in Finland he is a regular visitor to the Oulu Sinfonia and he has toured Estonia with the Vanemuine Orchestra. He has appeared in Bosnia with the Sarajevo Philharmonic, in Ireland with the Wexford Festival Orchestra, in Macedonia with the Macedonian Philharmonic, in Slovenia with the Maribor Symphony, and in Holland with the Rotterdam Philharmonic.

Special Offer

Earlybird Discount

Apply before 31 December 2020 for a £200 Earlybird discount on bookings for a 3 or 4-week course*.

Apply before 28 Feb 2021 for a £100 Earlybird discount on bookings for a 3 or 4-week course*.

*Students can combine attendance with other programmes, see website for details.
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The Ingenium Academy offers its students a unique musical and cultural experience with exclusive 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.

During the residential summer programme, students rehearse and perform a diverse and challenging array of repertoire and discover new genres of music through our broad range of workshops and activities. In addition to the enriching musical curriculum, students also uncover historical Britain in the glorious city of Winchester and enjoy day trips to nearby London. We immerse our students in a cultural adventure where they will meet and form friendships with other talented young musicians from all over the world.

Over the last few years our programme has seen students come together from over 30 different countries, including France, Egypt, Italy, India, Israel, Mongolia, Palestine, Spain, Russia, the UK and the USA

Apply now to sing or play at the Ingenium Academy International Summer School for Music. It is a truly unique programme, an invaluable experience and an unforgettable summer.
The Ingenium Academy
34 Arica Road, London, United Kingdom SE4 2PX
+44 (0)20 7060 4076
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