Hear from students and their families who have received full or partial financial support from the Ingenium Trust, in order to attend the Ingenium Academy.
“Ingenium was the driving force behind me going to study music.
I am now almost two terms through my music degree at the University of Birmingham. The fact that I chose this path is down to Ingenium - I made considerable progress in my conducting technique (with particular reference to irregular time signatures), and the solid grounding of the Ingenium courses allowed me to successfully audition to conduct the University of Birmingham Saxophone Choir. Recently, I have successfully auditioned for the same ensemble and have also received a tenure with the SATB Chamber Choir for Autumn term 2019.
The Ingenium Family is a physical representation of the phrase: ‘music is a unifying force’. The fact that one sole purpose, music, brings together young people from so many different cultures and social backgrounds is astounding; keeping in touch with my friends from as far afield as the US, Poland and South Africa is the best consolation for not being in Winchester! Ingenium shows us that all we are all part of a much larger global society.
Without the support I received from the Ingenium Trust I would not have been able to attend at all, and for this I am extremely grateful.”
- Ben, 18, United Kingdom