Reddam House Berkshire, near London - United Kingdom
Dates: 12th - 24th July 2020
Location: Reddam House, Bearwood Rd, Sindlesham, Wokingham, RG41 5BG, UNITED KINGDOM
Languages offered: English
Accommodation: Day places or full-boarding available
An idyllic and picturesque
English country setting.
Victorian Mansion as venue
on a 125-acre estate.
Premium arts, culture
& sports facilities.
Outstanding programme in partnership with Berklee.
If you have any questions, please complete the form to connect with our Summer Camp Director.
The Inspired By Berklee summer programme will give you a taste of Berklee—the preeminent institute of contemporary music and the performing arts—at the truly majestic Inspired School Reddam House located in Wokingham, Berkshire (35 miles West of Central London).
For two weeks, you will be immersed in creative and engaging sessions with instructors (comprised of Berklee instructors and alumni) and guest artists that focus on the art of songwriting, music production and performance. The programme will feature special presentations on electronic music, sound design and creative entrepreneurship.
The Inspired By Berklee Summer Programme is recommended for ages 12 to 16. Do not miss out on this life-changing opportunity!
All students will learn to use contemporary harmony to enhance your performance, improvisation, comping (accompanying), and writing skills.
INSTRUMENTAL AND/OR VOCAL TECHNIQUE:
You will participate in group lessons and classes to develop your instrumental and/or vocal skills in order to gain insights into practice techniques and improvisation.
You will perform in student groups in a variety of styles in order to apply the skills you learned throughout the programme, culminating in a final concert.
Instructors and special guest artists will present master classes on the topics of composition, arranging, and songwriting. You will work in a helpful, noncritical environment with instructors who are world-renowned for their knowledge, teaching skills, and empathy with students.
The Programme has three areas of focus:
I. SONG WRITING:
In this elective module you can explore the shape of a song, the melody, lyrics and chord progression. You may start from scratch on your own, co-write with a fellow student, or work from your current original songs to enhance your songwriting capabilities.
II. THE MUSICAL MINDSET:
This session introduces students to the fundamentals of how a creative artist works, relates, acts, creates, iterates, and adapts. This programme covers the fundamental similarities between being an artist and thinking entrepreneurially, and develops students’ entrepreneurial capacities by building on their existing creative instincts such as collaboration, improvisation, the ability to observe, learning by failing, and the discipline of practice.
This elective is designed so you can explore concepts, philosophy and tools vital for a develop successful productions. We will explore the considerations to take into account when making decisions as a producer, as well as during post-production and mixing.
The Inspired By Berklee programme is recommended for students aged 12 to 16. Eligible students should have been playing or studying music for two years and will be required to submit links to videos or audio demonstrating their musical abilities.
Workshops, lessons and masterclasses will take place on weekdays (Monday to Friday) from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. Inspired By Berklee may host evening jam-sessions and open mic sessions to allow students to take the stage and apply the skills they have acquired. Additional opportunities may include instructor showcase performances. Evening and weekend activities for boarding students may provide excursions to experience the local culture, including a trip to a theme park and a historic castle. Day students may attend evening and weekend activities at an additional cost.
(Please note that this is a general schedule and will be adapted for the specific topics - subject to change)
|SUNDAY, JULY 12||
Boarding Students Arrive/ Registration/ check-in to dorms
|MONDAY, JULY 13||8:00am||-||9:00am||Programme Registration (day students - first day only)|
|9:00am||-||12:00am||Opening session and Kick-off Activities (first day only)|
|2:00pm||-||3:30pm||Masterclasses/Workshops/Programme Instructor Performances|
|5:30pm||Dinner & Evening Activity (Boarding Students only)|
TUESDAY - FRIDAY,
|2:00pm||-||3:30pm||Elective Workshops/Group lessons|
|Elective Workshops/Group lessons/Guest master classes|
|5:30pm||Dinner & Evening Activity (Boarding students only)|
JULY 18 & 19
|Excursions (Boarding students only)|
|FINAL DAY FRIDAY,
|AM: Dress Rehearsals/Final Masterclass|
|PM: Showcases and Closing event|
|SATURDAY, JULY 25||Check-out and depart|
Our experienced welfare staff ensure that each and every student is comfortable, content and happy for the duration of their stay.
Our language programmes are designed to make learning dynamic and interactive. Using stimulating materials suited to young learners’ needs, lessons are designed to build confidence in communication. Students will use English in real situations when exploring new places and to meet new students from around the world.
Students have plenty of choice with a carefully planned menu of popular dishes. Three main meals daily (breakfast, lunch and dinner) plus late afternoon tea are provided with packed lunches and barbecues as part of the activity calendar.
Reddam House Berkshire offers 24-hour security ensuring the safety of all students at all times. Our top priority is our students’ safety and well-being.
Secure and comfortable accommodation in shared rooms is available in different ‘houses’. Boys and girls lodge in separate houses which are fully supervised by a group leader or teacher at all times.
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