Application closing date: 28 April 2023

Please see below for instrument and place availability

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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.


*These instrument places are still available*

  • Jazz  - Frontline instruments (Eg saxophone, trumpet, trombone, clarinet, flute etc)
  • Pop  - Drums
  • Classical  - Strings, brass, woodwind, percussion

If your instrument is not listed above but you are interested in attending Summer Academy, please email to register your interest and join our waiting list. 


Unfortunately, all bursary funding for this course has been awarded.

  • Starts:
  • Venue: Leeds Conservatoire
  • Fee: £600 Course Fee (+£275 for Optional Accommodation)
  • Age: Sixth form students starting Year 13 in September 2023 (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 24  - Friday 28 July 2023.

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

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