Application closing date: 28 April 2023

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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.


*Places for Drums on the Jazz pathway have already been filled*

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  • 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
  • Adapt to the new evolving world of performances
  • Investigate the varied streams of income for musicians in the digital age
  • Hone networking skills and build contacts with like-minded musicians
  • Prepare for higher education applications and auditions
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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.

Bursaries and scholarships support young people from underrepresented backgrounds (i.e. Black, Asian and ethnic minority students, disabled students and those from low-income households).


If you are applying for a bursary because your total taxable household income is under £50,000, please see the information below. For all other bursary applications, you do not need to complete the form as we will have the information we need from your enrolment application. If you have any questions, please contact us at


Bursary levels for 2023:

  • For families with a total household taxable income below £25,000, we have 3 x fully funded places covering tuition fees, accommodation and travel costs (within the UK) available.

  • For families with a total household taxable income between £25,000 - £50,000, we have partial bursaries and scholarships towards tuition fees available.

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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.

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