Conferences / Workshops

The ISCM WNMD often has conferences and workshops as part of this annual event. There are also of course many conferences and workshops that are relevant to our goals, and these are listed here. 

Tenso Young Composers Workshop 2016-2017

Composers under 30 (born in or after 1986), or composers who have recently (after 1 July 2013) received a degree in composition at a music academy or conservatory. The workshop is not restricted to European citizens, but non-European applicants should show a clear and sustainable connection to European music life. A jury will select five…

Classical:NEXT 2017 Call for Proposals

We are calling all movers, shakers and everyday innovators from all sectors of the scene to submit their proposals for Classical:NEXT 2017. You are invited to propose your outstanding artists, future-oriented topics and interactive conference formats in the categories showcases, club showcases, conference topics and project pitches. The submission deadline is Friday, 30 September 2016…

Gaudeamus Award 2017 Registration Now Open!

3 new categories and various ensembles announced for Gaudeamus Award 2017 We are happy to announce that registration for the 2017 Gaudeamus Award is now open. This year there are many instrumentations to choose from, as well as an “open category” in order to stimulate the most creative and innovative pool of compositions as possible….

Artist-in-Residency program at Cultural Association RAIZVANGUARDA in Portugal

The Artist in Residency Program (ARP) concept and practice are initiated by the artist collective and non-profit organization RAIZVANGUARDA – Associação Cultural (RV). RV‘s concepts and projects are equally focused on local involvement and global exchange. RV is offering artistic and research residencies of 1 week up to 2 months duration for art production and…

International Summer Course for New Music (29 July to 14 August 2016)

The Darmstadt Summer Course has existed for 70 years; it took place for the first time in 1946 at Kranichstein Hunting Lodge, before the gates of an utterly destroyed city. Seven decades of the Darmstadt Summer Course – which also means seven decades of shaping music history. The name of Darmstadt is associated with virtually…

impuls . 10th International Ensemble and Composers Academy for Contemporary Music

For students of composition as well as young professionals impuls holds various moduls during its Academy, besides being a vivid meeting point for interaction with both young musicians, other young composers and professionals. In addition to daily group lectures, discussions as well as concerts and presentations each participant is offered a couple of individual lessons…

Art & Science Days 1 – 4 June 2016, Bourges

sharing, education, culture, science Composers have always looked for links between the world surrounding them and the world they build. They seek rules and components in order to build their own universe. They seek the basic elements, the construction elements as the ones they see around them. We dedicate the 2016 Art & Science Days…

LAB-Arts(…)org, international laboratory for collaborative arts

music · dance · architecture LAB-Arts invites you to apply to a new summer program in music and dance, taking place in downtown Chicago in summer 2016. Centered on site-specific performances, the workshop will mix choreographers, dancers, composers, conductors, and musicians, to create new pieces inspired by Chicago’s vibrant architecture. Participants of the workshop will…

Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2016

From 1 till 7 September 2016 (a week preceding the Muziekweek) the 3rd Gaudeamus Muziekweek Academy will take place. During the academy the five composers nominated for the Gaudeamus Award 2016 will work intensively with Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Ensemble Modelo62, Silbersee and Oerknal!. In addition to that, they will work on a new piece for Quatuor…

Classical:NEXT 25 – 28 May 2016

Classical:NEXT was born out of the simple idea to bring the diverse scenes of classical music together and offer them a forum to exchange and develop new ways for classical and contemporary music. Since the first edition in 2012, about 3000 classical music professionals from more than 1000 companies and from over 40 countries have…