Summer Academy: Music Production


This year, Summer Academy will be delivered as an online summer school.

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: Online
  • Fee: £275
  • Age: Year 12 Students (16-18 Years Old)
  • Study Mode: Summer School

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About the Summer School

  • Develop skills needed for the new digital music industry
  • Discover the creative use of music production software
  • Learn how to mix and master your projects
  • Find out how to improve your application to higher education and prepare a portfolio
  • Hone online networking skills and build contacts with like-minded musicians
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We want to ensure that no one turns down a place on the Summer Academy due to the cost.

We have a bursary fund that supports students and their families dependent on their situation.

We have a fixed amount allocated for bursaries in our budget and we will look at each application on a case by case basis. We allocate partial bursaries wherever possible, totalling a percentage of the fee.

Bursary levels for 2021:

  • Household income under £16,190 (the level at which you receive free prescriptions and free school meals) = full bursary where possible
  • Household income between £16,190 and £42,875 = partial bursary where possible
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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 via Zoom 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. 

You do not need any advanced software to attend this course, although some parts may require audio/video recording. This can be done on a mobile device, tablet or any other recording software you have access to.

We are always here to support so please get in touch by emailing or by viewing the Online Learning website page if you have any questions.

Course pre-requisites

We recommend that students attending this Summer School pathway have a working knowledge of DAW software (e.g Logic Pro X and/or Pro-Tools).

Summer Academy pathways

As well as this Music Production strand, there are two other available Summer Academy pathways to choose from in Performance and in Musical Theatre. All three strands will run on the same dates of Monday 2 -Friday 6  August 2021.

Leeds Conservatoire graduate & staff member @jeffreyhewer will be performing with his quartet at Seven Arts on Sun…
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