Summer Academy

Summer Academy 2020

Our Summer Academy (3-7 Aug 2020) offered students, who are about to enter Year 13, the opportunity to attend a five-day series of online classes and experiences at Leeds Conservatoire.* 

Students who completed 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.

Our Summer Academy offered three different pathways

  • Performing Arts
  • Music Production
  • Performance

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

Music Production 

  • Working in a studio
  • Using the desk
  • Microphone techniques
  • Introduction to mixing
  • Live recording versus multitrack overdubs

Performing Arts

  • Audition songs
  • Dance classes
  • Dance auditions
  • Ensemble singing


  • Solo and ensemble skills (choose from classical, jazz, or pop)
  • Music business
  • Composition
  • Folk music
  • Film music
  • An introduction to working in a studio

All students learn 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 culminates in an online performance showcase for family and friends.

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