Leeds Conservatoire Summer Academy Back in Leeds for 2022

By Lauren Bickerdike


After 2 years of online Summer Schools, we are delighted to announce that our Summer Academy will be returning to Leeds in 2022! We can't wait to once again welcome students to the conservatoire for a week of progressive training.

Our Summer Academy offers students who are about to enter Year 13 the opportunity to attend a five-day series of classes and experiences at Leeds Conservatoire. Students will build confidence and skills, working with like-minded people and experience a taste of conservatoire education. The course will run from 1 August - 5 August 2022 at Leeds Conservatoire, and 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.

Karen Gourlay, Head of Leeds Junior Conservatoire, expressed her excitement for the upcoming Summer Academy - "The Summer Academy is an inspirational week. It allows students in year 12 to get a taste of what it is like to study at a conservatoire and introduces them to different options for study that they may never have considered. There are so many light bulb moments of discovery, realising that there are lots of areas you can choose to study and a diverse range of careers in the industry. The social side is important too; there is nothing quite like meeting and collaborating with like-minded people who share your love of music and the performing arts."

This year there will be three strands to our Summer Academy: Theatre, Production and Performance. All three strands will culminate in a showcase for family and friends.

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Our theatre strand will allow students to experience high-level training introducing them to conservatoire study. The course explores an exciting range of classes and techniques, including acting, voice, performance, audition preparation, preparing for higher education applications and auditions and more.

Discover more about our Summer Academy: Theatre 2022 course.

"A massive thank you to all organisers and helpers for this week! I honestly had the best time and felt so at home." - 2019 Summer Academy Student

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Our music production strand will provide students with the opportunity to produce, record and make music introducing them to current industry techniques.

Practical skills and knowledge will be supported by workshops in which the tutors will explore and discuss both the technical and creative aspects of music production.

Discover more about our Summer Academy: Production 2022 course.

"The studios have such a pleasant environment, and it was great to interact with other production students and performers. The course made me set my sights on music production as a career with more certainty than before." - 2019 Summer Academy Student 

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Our performance strand will support a wide range of musical interests, including classical, jazz, and popular music. Students will experience a range of workshops introducing them to the skills needed for the new digital music industry, composition, theory, ensemble and solo performance, and how to prepare for higher education applications and auditions.

Discover more about our Summer Academy: Performance 2022 course.

"I'm now considering three different courses, Classical, Musical Theatre and Folk. This week has made me realise that there are so many more opportunities in music for me to try out!" - 2019 Summer Academy Student

Discover more about our Summer Academy 2022.

By Lauren Bickerdike

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