United Kingdom, Winchester

Conducting Programme (Ages 14-18)

when 21 July 2019 - 4 August 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee GBP 1130

We are offering a unique opportunity for young conductors to gain hands-on experience and expert tuition in conducting.

Course information
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:

Our conducting programme encompasses all the essential rehearsal and performance aspects for young conductors. 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

Timothy Redmond

Target group

Young conductors (orchestral and choral)

Course aim

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.

Fee info

GBP 1130: Conducting programme: £1130 per week (includes tuition, accommodation & full board)
Students can attend multiple programmes at the Ingenium Academy, see website for other programme prices.
Book before 31 December for Earlybird Discount!


Students can apply for financial support from the Ingenium Trust, for means-tested bursaries awarded on merit.