Music Technology and Production – International Summer School

The first edition of the Music Technology and Production took place in London last summer 2015.

The annual two-week World ORT International Technology Summer School is designed to complement and enhance the local technology subjects available to ORT students. The summer school took place in London, a worldwide hub for technology education, and will focus each year on a different specialism within the field of technology education. Hosting the summer school in London enables students from all over the world to meet together in a central location; improve their English language skills; access specialist tuition; and visit world renowned places of interest relevant to the area of study.

30 students ages 16-17 from Argentina, Mexico, Panama, Israel, Spain, Czech Republic, Italy, Russia, Ukraine, Estonia and Bulgaria participated in the summer school.

The students were provided with an exceptional opportunity to learn about ‘Music Production’ and ‘Recording Techniques’ through tuition at the Morley College of Music, using their state-of-the-art music and recording facilities. All students had to present a completed composition at the end of the course by which stage they had learnt various techniques which enhanced their final pieces. The students also collaborated together to create, record and produce their own music which they performed throughout the two week summer school.

Other highlights of the summer school programme included: a classical concert at the Royal Albert Hall, punting on the River Cam, a tour of Wembley Stadium and a variety of educational and creative workshops. Particular highlights included a trip to see Miss Saigon in theatre at the West End and a classic baroque performance in Cambridge.

Creativity, collaboration and networking, among the skills that students got thanks to the summer school

The summer school aims to develop talented students’ expertise in practical applications of technology; increase their practical skills and international experience; and enhance ‘soft’ skills, such as creativity, collaboration, networking, problem solving and communication – essential skills for further study and employment. Participation in the summer school will enable students to evidence their formal extracurricular training and international experience.