July 1, 2012

Summer Academy 2013 – Call for Applications

International Summer Academy for young composers

Every two years since 2003, the public foundation and residency program Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart, Germany) hosts a Summer Academy for young composers. The sixth Summer Academy will take place from August 1 to 18, 2013. Sixteen composers at various stages in their work will be chosen to participate. During the Summer Academy, participants will meet with faculty for individual lessons, meet each other one-on-one to discuss their work, and partake in the evening presentations, where each composer introduces and discusses his or her work with the entire group.

The Freiburg-based Ensemble SurPlus will be in residence during the second half of the Summer Academy to prepare and perform two public concerts of the participants’ compositions held at the end of the course. There will also be sessions of musical analysis with the faculty, workshops on notation and performance practice with SurPlus members, as well as guest presentations. The participants can enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings of the Akademie Schloss Solitude while benefiting from interactions with other artists present in this multidisciplinary environment. The permanent faculty of the Academy is Chaya Czernowin and Steven Kazuo Takasugi. In 2013 they will be joined by Johannes Schöllhorn.

APPLICATION FORMS can be requested via summeracademy@akademie-solitude.de 

APPLICATION DEADLINE is October 1, 2012 (postmark).