Summer Music Academy

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Summer Music Academy

Our Summer Music Academy will offer students, who are about to enter Year 13, the opportunity to attend a four-day series of classes and experiences at Leeds College of Music.* 

Students who complete the summer music academy and go on to successfully apply to an undergraduate course at Leeds College of Music will receive a reduction of 8 UCAS tariff points in the UCAS tariff points required for entry.

During the Summer Music Academy, students will be able to select one of the following pathways:

  • Classical
  • Jazz
  • Popular Music
  • Musical Theatre

Students will also have the opportunity to experience a variety of workshops such as: 


  • Opportunity to work with a professional composer or focus on the required skills for grade 5 theory.
  • Notation, Harmony and Scales
  • Creating musical ideas and developing musical material
  • Form and structure
  • Writing for different instruments 

Ensemble and Solo performance 

  • How to run an effective ensemble rehearsal
  • Improvisation
  • How to manage performance anxiety and develop confidence
  • Practice strategies to get the most from your practice time,
  • Playing with character and expression
  • Working with an accompanist
  • How to prepare for auditions 

How to be successful with HE applications and interviews 

  • Writing a personal statement
  • What are the admissions officers looking for?
  • Mistakes to avoid
  • Choosing the right course
  • Preparation and interview technique

The week will culminate in a performance showcase for family and friends.

Summer Music Academy - Register Your Interest for 2019

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