United Kingdom, Winchester, UK

Composition Programme (Ages 14-18)

when 14 July 2019 - 28 July 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee GBP 1130

Our composition programme is for 14–18 year old composers of all levels with a passion for writing and discovering new music, and an interest in developing their technique.

Under the guidance of some of the UK’s foremost composers, musicians and specialist teachers, the week-long programme will give students the opportunity to work on individual pieces in their preferred style, and to broaden their appreciation and understanding of different genres and techniques of composition.

Tutors will cover topics including style, instrumentation, theme and structure, as well as specific techniques such as harmony and counterpoint. The course will include both one-to-one sessions and group workshops where students can share their ideas. Our composers will have access to an individual practice room to work on their compositions, and a computer suite with Sibelius notation software.

Visiting instrumental teachers will lead in-depth sessions about their instrument, and composers will have the rare opportunity to ask questions about writing for professional musicians. Students can also collaborate with young musicians from our chamber music, conducting and piano programmes, and will join friends from other programmes to participate in musicianship sessions covering a wide range of subjects, from improvisation to folk music.

Target group

Talented young musicians aged 14 to 18

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: Composition programme: £1130 for 1 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.