Application closing date: 26 April 2024

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Build your confidence and skills, work with industry professionals and experience a taste of conservatoire education at our Summer Academy.

Students who complete the Summer Academy and go on to successfully apply to an undergraduate course at Leeds Conservatoire will receive a reduction of 8 UCAS tariff points in the UCAS tariff points required for entry*. 

* On successful assessment and completion of the course.

 

  • Starts:
  • Venue: Leeds Conservatoire
  • Fee: £650 Course Fee (+£295 for Optional Accommodation)
  • Age: Sixth form students starting Year 13 in September 2024 (16-17 Years Old)
  • Study Mode: Summer School

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About the course

As well as ensemble and solo performance sessions, students will also receive Industry Insight workshops increasing their knowledge in:

  • Developing skills needed for the music industry
  • Hone networking skills and build contacts with like-minded musicians
  • Prepare for higher education applications and auditions
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Learning in the Digital Space

Summer Academy students will have access to Leeds Conservatoire's virtual learning environment SPACE giving students access to interactive resources and the ability to upload a mixture of videos and recordings.

All lessons will be delivered in person so students can discuss new topics and concepts with their tutors and peers, as well as having individual time to implement new topics into their own practice. 

SPACE is used as an additional resource that tutors may use in their lessons.

 

Course pre-requisites

We recommend that students attending this Summer School pathway have a working knowledge of music theory, and a performance standard on their instrument of grade 6 (or above).

Summer Academy pathways

As well as this performance strand, there is another available Summer Academy pathway in Music Production. Both strands will run on the same dates of Monday 29 July  - Friday 2 August 2024.

Refund Policy

In the event of a booking cancellation being received in writing by Leeds Conservatoire from a participant:

1. Participants enrolled on courses following a programme of 11 weeks or more should give 5 teaching weeks’ notice of withdrawal, in writing. Any refund awarded will be calculated from the remaining teaching weeks beyond the notice period.

2. More than 14 calendar days before the event commences: a refund of full fee less a 15% administration charge will apply

3. 14 to 4 calendar days before the event commences: a 50% refund will apply unless Leeds Conservatoire can fill the space created by the cancellation, in which it may, at its discretion, refund the full fee less a 15% administration charge

4. 3 calendar days or fewer before the event commences: no refund will be applicable

5. Should a student withdraw before completion of a course, a refund proportionate to the remaining time left on the course minus a 15% administration charge will be considered at the discretion of Leeds Conservatoire where sufficient reasons for the withdrawal have been presented in writing

Timetable from 2023

The timetable for 2024 will be similar and confirmed in Spring 2024.

Monday

Daytime: 2.00  - 5.00PM

  • (12.00  - 1.30PM: Residential students arrive at Clarence Dock and check in)
  • 2.00  - 3.30PM: Arrival at Leeds Conservatoire, Welcome talk, Building Tour 
  • 3.30  - 5.00PM: Latin Workshop

Evening: 5.00 - 7.30PM

  • 5.00 - 7.30PM: Burger night! Meet and greet with Student Ambassadors held in Leeds Conservatoire’s café bar – a chance to meet your summer school peers, have some food and meet new friends.
  • 7.30PM: Non-residential students: Picked up from Leeds Conservatoire. Residential students walk back to Clarence Dock
Tuesday

Daytime: 9.00AM - 5.00PM

  • 9.00AM: Meet at Leeds Conservatoire
  • 9.30AM: Walk to Leeds Grand Theatre for Workshop Day
  • 12.30PM: Walk back to Leeds Conservatoire
  • 1.00 - 1.45PM: Lunch
  • 1.45 - 3.15PM: Solo and Ensemble Skills 
  • 3.15 - 3.30PM: Break
  • 3.30 - 5.00PM: Composition and Theory

Evening: 5.00 - 7.30PM

  • 5.00 - 6.00PM: Optional practice time or time to relax in our cafe bar with your peers, play foosball and listen to some live music from our DJ. 
  • 6.00 - 7.00PM: Dinner and open mic night in cafe bar with performances from current Conservatoire students. 
  • 7.30PM: Non-residential students to be picked up from Leeds Conservatoire. Residential students walk back to Clarence Dock. 
Wednesday

Daytime: 9.15AM - 5.00PM

  • 9.15AM: Arrive at Leeds Conservatoire
  • 9.30 - 11.00AM: Industry Insights Workshop - Film Music
  • 11.00 - 11.15AM: Breaktime
  • 11.15AM  - 12.00PM: Personal Preparation Time (individual practice rooms)
  • 12.00 - 1.00PM: How to prepare for Higher Education Talk
  • 1.00 - 1.45PM: Lunch
  • 1.45 - 3.15PM: Solo and Ensemble Skills
  • 3.15 - 3.30PM: Break
  • 3.30PM - 5.00PM: Composition and Theory (plus pre-production meetings with Production students)

Evening: 5.15 - 8.00PM

  • 5.15PM: Everyone walk to Clarence Dock
  • 6.00 - 8.00PM: Quiz
  • 8.00PM: Non-residential students to be picked up from Clarence Dock
Thursday

Daytime: 9.15AM  - 5.00PM

  • 9.15AM: Arrive at Leeds Conservatoire
  • 9.30 - 11.00AM: Industry Insights Workshop
  • 11.00 - 11.15AM: Break time
  • 11.15AM - 12.00PM: Band/Ensemble Rehearsal
  • 12.00 - 1.00PM: Discover Leeds Conservatoire's Courses Talk
  • 1.00 - 1.45PM: Lunch
  • 1.45 - 5.00PM (including 15m break) Jazz and Pop: Introduction to working in the studio
  • 1.45 - 5.00PM (including 15m break) Classical: Solo and Ensemble Skills

Evening: 5.00 - 8.00PM

  • 5.00 - 6.00PM: Optional practice time or time to relax in our cafe bar with your peers
  • 6.00 - 8.00PM: Pizza! Along with a jam session. 
  • 8.00PM: Non-residential students to be picked up from Leeds Conservatoire. Residential students to walk back to Clarence Dock 
Friday

Daytime: 9.15AM - 4.30PM

  • (8.45AM: Residential students pack and take cases to Leeds Conservatoire)
  • 9.15AM: Arrive at Leeds Conservatoire
  • 9.30 - 11.00AM Jazz and Pop: Solo and Ensemble Skills
  • 9.30 - 11.00AM Classical: Introduction to working in a studio
  • 11.00  - 11.15AM: Break 
  • 11.15AM- 1.00PM Jazz and Pop: Live performance soundcheck 
  • 11.15AM - 12.30PM Classical: Introduction to working in a studio
  • 12.30PM - 1.00PM Classical: Live performance soundcheck
  • 1.00 - 2.00PM: Lunch
  • 2.00 - 3.15PM: Showcase
  • 3.15 - 4.00PM: Complimentary refreshments in the cafe bar for students, families and staff. Staff and student ambassadors will be available to answer any questions about Leeds Conservatoire. 
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