Courses and Master Classes

from 1 to 24 of 24 13 nations
Austria Austria
isa - International Summer Academy
isa – International Summer Academy is the summer campus of the mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. This annual event sees more than 300 students from over 40 nations come together in the Semmering region for two weeks of master classes led by high-calibre instructors. The associated isaFestival presents international stars and top-flight young musicians in over 40 concerts at venues from the Semmering area to Vienna.
period12 Aug 18 - 26 Aug 18
closing date15 Apr 18
posted 24 Feb 18

Portugal Portugal
Festival+Masterclasses Verão Clássico - Classical Summer (Lisbon)
Festival and Masterclasses VERÃO CLÁSSICO - CLASSICAL SUMMER 2018
4th edition: from July 29th to August 7th 2018
Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon/Portugal
Festival with daily concerts and Masterclasses of Instrument and Chamber Music with the participation of musicians and teachers from some of the most prestigious international institutions and soloists of the world’s best orchestras:
Piano: Imogen Cooper, Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro, Aleksandar Madžar
Violin: Jack Liebeck, Corey Cerovsek
Viola: Isabel Charisius
Cello: Gary Hoffman, Adrian Brendel
Double Bass: Janne Saksala
Flute: Adriana Ferreira
Clarinet: Pascal Moraguès
Horn: Radek Baborák
Daily Masterclasses and concert oportunities for the participants during the Festival at Lisbon's Centro Cultural de Belém.
All Masterclasses' participants are candidates for VERÃO CLÁSSICO - CLASSICAL SUMMER Awards, whose jury is composed by the Masterclasses teachers.
period29 Jul 18 - 07 Aug 18
closing date15 May 18
posted 16 Feb 18

Italy Italy
Listen 2.0 Scholarship
A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR A GREAT EXPERIENCE!
LISTEN 2.0 SCHOLARSHIP for young musicians!
The competition is for the following categories: violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute and piccolo, oboe, English horn, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, contrabassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone.
È online il bando per le BORSE DI STUDIO LISTEN 2.0!
Il bando è rivolto a giovani strumentisti di violino, viola, violoncello, contrabbasso, flauto e ottavino, oboe, corno inglese, clarinetto, clarinetto basso, fagotto, controfagotto, corno, tromba, trombone.
period03 May 18 - 06 May 18
closing date12 Mar 18
posted 14 Feb 18

Spain Spain
International Music Festival Vitoria-Gasteiz
Welcome to the eleventh International Music Festival/Course Vitoria-Gasteiz (FCIMV). This year we will work once again with a number of teachers of international prestige and in one of the most spectacular conservatories in this country ¨Conservatorio de Música Jesús Guridi".
Similarly to former years the quality of the teachers, the concerts as well as the course organisation is outstanding. We are convinced that this course will continue to increase its national and international reputation in the near future.
This year we will open an Alexander Technique course, a singing and acting class with the soprano Ruth Gonzalez, new violin teacher Harriet Mackenzie and Nicholas Jones as cello teacher.
Through the international platform that we create and by interaction with teachers and students, we wish to encourage our students to develop musically as well as on a social level.
period17 Aug 18 - 26 Aug 18
closing date27 Jul 18
posted 14 Feb 18

Spain Spain
Reina Sofia School of Music
APPLY NOW FOR 2018-19 ACADEMIC YEAR’S AUDITIONS!
www.escuelasuperiordemusicareinasofia.es/audiciones
The Reina Sofía School of Music (Madrid, Spain) shapes the great musicians of today and tomorrow.
PERSONALIZED TRAINING BY RENOWN PROFESSORS: Zakhar Bron, Ivan Monighetti, Dmitri Bashkirov, Radovan Vlatkovic, Hansjörg Schellenberger, Nobuko Imai, Ryland Davies, among others.
MASTER CLASSES WITH EXCELLENT PEDAGOGUES: during the 2017/18 academic year, for example, the School invited Sir András Schiff, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Ruggero Raimondi, Sabine Meyer, Torleif Thedéen, Christoph Poppen, and Menahem Pressler, among others.
PROGRAMMESS: Bachelor’s Degree in Music, Master’s Degree in Music Performance, and a personalized course aimed to students during the final phase of their training.
SCHOLARSHIPS: The School has a broad scholarship programme, so that anyone who passes the auditions may enter regardless of their financial resources.
period01 Oct 18 - 21 Jun 19
closing date02 Mar 18
posted 11 Feb 18

Switzerland Switzerland
Sion-Academie: Académie de Musique Tibor Varga
Founded by Tibor Varga, the 2018 Summer Music Academy in Sion (Switzerland) offers a varied and attractive programme from July 16th to August 18th with no less than 33 masterclasses by famous masters (P. Vernikov, M-k. Lee, D. Poppen, A. Chaushian, B. Paradžik, P. Cassard, …).
This 56th edition introduces some new masterclasses:
- four hands piano masterclass with C. Venetz
- the return of a guitar masterclass with G. Vassilev
- an electronic music masterclass with V. Rybicki
- a chamber music masterclass with the SIGNUM Quartet
Each year students from all over the world choose the Tibor Varga Music Academy. The excellent quality of its teachers, the broad pallet of instruments offered, the opportunity to play in public concerts make this Academy an ideal choice for a memorable summer course.
period16 Jul 18 - 18 Aug 18
closing date15 May 18
posted 11 Feb 18

Austria Austria
IOIA - International Orchestra Institute Attergau
A project of the Vienna Philharmonic.
Join us for 9 days of great music-making in the wonderful setting of the Upper Austrian Lake District!
Work on Haydn, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Dvorak with distinguished members of the Vienna Philharmonic, get to know students from all over the world and enjoy the beauties of one of Austria's most charming areas.
For information and registration visit ioia.at!
period04 Aug 18 - 12 Aug 18
closing date11 May 18
posted 7 Feb 18

Germany Germany
ORCHESTERAKADEMIE, double bass - Buchenau Spring 2018, Germany
Young musicians and students from all over the world can apply for the Orchestra Academy of the International Festival "Buchenau Spring 2018". The commitment is aimed at the promotion of young up-and-coming artists in the field of stringed instruments, who would like to join the great Georgian Symphony Orchestra of the Tbilisi Conservatory with 60 musicians, in order to aim for music together with our great soloists and conductors while still serving the educational purpose. They participate in our symphony concerts and conducting master classes with world-famous maestros.
With a curriculum vitae and possibly a video link or a short audition, the musicians qualify for a one-week orchestral academy period (25-31 March or 01-07 April 2018) and are one step closer to the profession of orchestral musician.
Course fee 350 €
period25 Mar 18 - 31 Mar 18
posted 31 Jan 18

Mozambique Mozambique
San Francisco Academy Orchestral Studies Diploma
The San Francisco Academy Orchestra's Artist Diploma Program is designed to offer an intensive ONE-YEAR fellowship that focuses solely on the practical skills necessary to prepare for auditions and a career in orchestral music. Coursework includes weekly private instruction, weekly group excerpt classes, master classes, mock auditions, and the opportunity to rehearse and perform alongside members of the San Francisco Symphony. Completion of two curriculum sessions will result in the Academy Orchestra's Artist Diploma in Orchestral Studies and potentially the Academy Prize in recognition of one musician who demonstrates outstanding artistry.
Applications for Autumn 2018 are Due on April 1st 2018
Applications for Spring 2019 are due on Nov 1st 2018
period01 Oct 18 - 27 May 19
closing date01 Apr 18
posted 16 Jan 18

Denmark Denmark
Double Bass Camp with Prof. Jeff Bradetich & Dominik Wagner
Since it´s foundation in 2005, professor Jeff Bradetich has held a Double Bass Camp every summer in Mittenwald together with Andreas Bennetzen.
Faculty: Alex Bayer(jazz), Alexis Scharff and Angela Gebler(Physiotherapist)
Guest teacher: Dominik Wagner
---Highlights---
-Solo lessons
-Multi-level teaching
-Intense technical training
-Highly experienced faculty
-Orchestral training
-Attention and room for your personal needs
-Basses that you can borrow for FREE
-A nice friendly learning environment
-Concerts, workshops and insight into the world of double bass making in company with famous double bass maker Michael Krahmer Pöllmann.
Mittenwald is a historic town situated in the Bavarian Alps 938 meters up the Karwendelspitz- this area has always had excellent wood for building instruments and is the home of the Pöllmann double basses.
The town is also a popular tourist attraction so it´s full of cosy restaurants, hotels and bavarian good spirits.
Price €480
period06 Aug 18 - 11 Aug 18
closing date30 Jul 18
posted 12 Jan 18

United States United States
Miami Music Festival
Spend the summer in Miami studying and performing with world-class faculty! Miami Music Festival is accepting applications for programs in Orchestra, Piano, Conducting and Opera. Highlights include master classes, private lessons, symphonic concerts, chamber music, and a Concerto Competition granting winners from all institutes a solo performance in concert with the MMF Symphony Orchestra. Faculty includes members of Leading Orchestras and Universities from the Metropolitan Opera, NY Philharmonic, San Fransisco Symphony, Juilliard School and many more other leading arts organizations around the world.
Fellowships and scholarships available.
Please visit miamimusicfestival.com for application and audition information.
period05 Jun 18 - 29 Jul 18
closing date01 Mar 18
posted 15 Dec 17

Canada Canada
Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute at Whistler
The VSO Institute at Whistler offers young musicians an experience and education like no other, joining together the GRAMMY® and JUNO Award-winning VSO with Whistler, one of the world’s finest mountain resorts. Students will be immersed in a collaborative musical environment alongside and mentored by a world class symphony orchestra, under the direction of the VSO’s internationally acclaimed music director, Maestro Bramwell Tovey.
VSOIW 2018: June 24 – July 3
Stravinsky: Petrouchka
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé Suite. No. 2
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
-Whistler Institute Orchestra
-chamber music program
-masterclasses, lessons
-concerto competition (grand prize winner plays with VSO)
-extend your time in Vancouver with the brand new University of British Columbia Chamber Orchestra Festival (July 3-8), featuring an elite, intimate chamber orchestra experience, opportunities for concerto performances, and intensive study for student conductors.
period24 Jun 18 - 03 Jul 18
closing date11 Mar 18
posted 9 Dec 17

France France
Cubertou - Intermediate String Chamber Music
For string players of grade 5 to ARSM diploma and pianist of grade 8 to ARSM diploma (or above).
Repertoire is drawn from the classics and we do our best to accommodate requests, especially from pianists. Most players come as individuals, but pre-formed groups are also welcome.
Tutors James Young (violin and viola) and Vivienne (cello and bass) will bring out the best in your playing for a fun an rewarding week.
The venue is a tranquil old farm in deepest rural SW France. Facilities include acres of woods and meadows and a lovely saltwater pool. Delicious and healthy food and plenty of local wine.
period22 Jul 18 - 28 Jul 18
posted 9 Dec 17

Hungary Hungary
Crescendo Summer Institute
The 12-day-long Crescendo Summer Institute will be organized for the 15th time this year, in the fabulous Hungarian town, Tokaj.
Musician professors coming from all over the world welcome students to their solo lessons, chamber and orchestral music courses.
Our students are provided with numerous opportunities to play at concerts, take part in audition master classes, to play baroque, contemporary music and even jazz.
A special feature of the Crescendo Summer Institute is the opportunity to participate in small group or private talks where the personal, psychological problems, difficulties that musicians have to face are discussed.
period01 Aug 18 - 13 Aug 18
posted 9 Dec 17

Canada Canada
PRISMA 2018: June 11-23
Do you want to play The Rite of Spring this June? Applications are open for the 2018 PRISMA Festival until Feb. 28. Substantial full and partial scholarships are available. The Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy provides two weeks of world-class music education on the beautiful West Coast of Canada, June 11-23.
The 2018 repertoire includes:
Stravinsky – The Rite of Spring
Respighi – Fountains of Rome
Elgar – In the South (Alassio)
R. Strauss – Josephs Legende
Berlioz – Harold in Italy (soloist Máté Szücs, principal viola Berlin Philharmonic)
Participants receive dedicated support daily from Guest Artists:
Mark Morton was principal bass of the Columbus (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra, in which he was a member for 23 years. He is now Associate Professor of Double Bass at Texas Tech University, and principal bass of both the Lubbock Symphony and the Abilene Philharmonic Orchestras.
Since cellist Yegor Dyachkov was proclaimed Artist of the Year by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 2000, he has performed throughout Europe, Latin America, Asia, Canada and the United States.
Cellist Brian Yoon has been described by the Canadian Broadasting Corporation as “Canada’s next cello superstar”. Currently the Principal Cello of the Victoria Symphony, he has been a guest principal with the National Arts Centre Orchestra.
Explore the PRISMA website, which includes information about in-depth audition training and the Concerto Competition.
Connect with your passion in an inspiring natural setting.
period11 Jun 18 - 23 Jun 18
closing date28 Feb 18
posted 28 Nov 17

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Nantwen Chamber Music Summer School
A small, friendly and relaxed course for adult amateur string players of any level. A maximum of sixteen participants play alongside our excellent tutors in quartets, trios, & quintets. During the course, you work intensively on a piece with the option to perform it informally on the final morning of our chamber music summer school. There are two course to choose from, course 1 runs from Thursday the 2nd to Sunday the 5th of August, and course 2 runs from Thursday the 9th to Sunday the 12th of August.
The cost of the course is £400, this includes all tutoring and delicious organic homemade food. Local accommodation can be found nearby. If you book the course before the 1st of December 2018 then benefit fro our early bird fee of £377
period09 Aug 18 - 12 Aug 18
posted 24 Nov 17

France France
Cubertou - Advanced Mixed Chamber Music
For performance diploma level woodwind, brass, strings and piano players. Up to 19 players in total. We are aiming to include Stravinsky Soldier's Tale, Walton Façade and Wagner Siegfried Idyll and other excellent works. Repertoire is, however, dependent on getting the right line up of players.
We'll work hard and play hard with gentle but highly productive guidance from Peter Davies.
The venue is a gorgeous old farm in deepest rural SW France. Facilities include acres of woods and meadows and a saltwater pool. Delicious and healthy food and local wines.
period29 Jul 18 - 04 Aug 18
posted 15 Nov 17

France France
Cubertou - Advanced String Chamber Music
For diploma level string players and pianists. Repertoire is drawn from the classics and we do our best to accommodate requests. Most players come as individuals but pre-formed groups are also welcome.
Tutors Paul Barritt and Josephine Horder will bring out the best of your playing for a fun an rewarding week.
The venue is a tranquil old farm in deepest rural SW France. Facilities include acres of woods and meadows and a lovely saltwater pool. Delicious and healthy food and plenty of local wine.
period05 Aug 18 - 11 Aug 18
posted 15 Nov 17

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Certificate: The Practice of Music Making
The Certificate: The Practice of Music Making is a unique one-year distance learning programme developed by Trinity Laban, in partnership with the Open University.
Delivered online with a residential learning week at Trinity Laban in London, CPMM is available as a stand-alone programme, and can also count towards degree study with the Open University.
The programme is designed for adult instrumentalists and singers who participate in any genre of music and there are no auditions to gain entry. It’s suited to those who make music regularly in a group or ensemble who would like to further develop their skills. You might be an army musician, jazz, folk, rock or pop performer, sing in a choir or play in an orchestra, for example.
Perfect for those who have learned to sing or play music without gaining a formal qualification, those who wish to return to music making after a time away and those who have previously studied music and wish to further develop their performance skills.
period06 Oct 18 - 31 May 19
closing date28 Aug 18
posted 15 Nov 17

Canada Canada
PRISMA (Pacific Region Int'l Summer Music Academy) Festival
Do you want to play The Rite of Spring this June? Applications are open for the 2018 PRISMA Festival. The Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy provides two weeks of world-class music education on the beautiful West Coast of Canada, June 11-23.
The 2018 repertoire includes:
Stravinsky – The Rite of Spring
Respighi – Fountains of Rome
Elgar – In the South (Alassio)
R. Strauss – Josephs Legende
Berlioz – Harold in Italy (soloist Máté Szücs, principal viola Berlin Philharmonic)
Participants receive dedicated support daily from Guest Artists -- musicians from renowned orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, La Phil, Montreal Symphony Orchestra.
Substantial full and partial scholarships are available. Explore the PRISMA website, which includes information about in-depth audition training and the Concerto Competition.
Connect with your passion in a beautiful natural setting.
period11 Jun 18 - 23 Jun 18
closing date28 Feb 18
posted 7 Nov 17

United States United States
TSO/OSU Graduate Fellowships in String Orchestral Performance
Oklahoma State University, the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, the Patti Johnson Wilson Foundation, and the OSU Department of Music's String Area announce three graduate fellowships for 2018: one violin, one cello and one bass position.
A two-year program, this fellowship will allow qualified applicants to pursue a graduate degree at OSU while performing as section players with the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra.
Accepted applicants can expect to receive tuition waivers as well as health benefits while they are enrolled in the program.
Candidates must apply to and be accepted by both the OSU Graduate College and the Department of Music Master of Music program.
The application for admission to the Graduate College must be submitted online.
To arrange an audition or submit a video audition, contact Dr. Laura Talbott-Clark directly: laura.talbott@okstate.edu.
https://tulsasymphony.org/
http://music.okstate.edu/
https://gradcollege.okstate.edu/apply
period14 Aug 18 - 02 May 20
posted 6 Oct 17

United Kingdom United Kingdom
The Ingenium Academy International Summer School for Music
The Ingenium Academy offers students between the ages of 14 and 18 a unique musical and cultural experience.
Held at the beautiful and prestigious Winchester College, the course includes tuition from world-renowned musicians, performances in top British venues and the opportunity to meet like-minded friends from all over the world within our environment of creative excellence.
Our three-week courses include orchestral, vocal, piano, saxophone and conducting programmes.
period22 Jul 18 - 12 Aug 18
closing date22 Jul 18
posted 26 Sep 17

Germany Germany
Prof. Matthew McDonald, Doublebass-Blackmore Intl. Music Academy
Welcome to the international doublebass master class with worldfamous and important double bassist - Prof. Matthew McDonald.
Our course services included: individual lessons, closing concert, concert engagements in Berlin for the best participants, certificate of participation.
Please include with your application: completed application form, copy of ID, C.V. and artist photo.
There are no audition before.
All participants will be confirmed after the order of their application.
Course fee active: 649 €; Passive listener (entire course): 200 €; Daily: 50 €; solo performance with chamber orchestra: 300 €
period26 Feb 18 - 04 Mar 18
posted 25 Sep 17

United Kingdom United Kingdom
XXI International LMFL Summer Music Course – Llandovery College
XXI International Summer Music Course – Llandovery College Carmarthenshire (Wales) UK
Pre-course – 7th to 12th July 2018 – Arrival on 6th July.
Main course – 13th to 25th July 2018 – Arrival on 12th July afternoon and departure on 26th July morning.
A specialised, intensive Music Course for young musicians preparing exams, auditions and competitions with some of the world’s s best teachers
Instrumental and vocal tuition, Choir, Chamber Music, Composition, string ensembles , orchestra , jazz sessions
we take unaccompanied students from 11 years old in full board and lodging , supervised .
We welcome accompanied students with parents
Students can come as day only students
Language tuition in one to one or in very small groups : English, French, German, Italian , Spanish and Mandarin for students and accompanying parents
period07 Jul 18 - 26 Jul 18
posted 25 Sep 17

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