International Composition Workshop

2022 Call for Applications


Submission period

Mon Mar 7 at 05AM UTC

End of submission period

Sun May 1 at 09:59PM UTC

Results date

Sat May 14 at 04PM UTC

European Creative Academy for Music and Musicians
In cooperation with the ensemble Ars Nova and the Peter Eötvös Foundation's Mentoring Program

Dates – place: Saturday August 13, 2022 to Saturday August 20, 2022 – Impérial Palace, Annecy (France)

Ensemble in Residence 2022: Ensemble Ars Nova (France)
Instructors 2022: Stefano Gervasoni (composer), Gregory Vajda (conductor, composer) and Peter Eötvös (conductor, composer)

The 2022 edition offers young composers the following opportunities:
- Workshopping a 5 to 7 minutes piece for an ensemble of up to 11 instruments specially written for this
summer academy and for the musicians of Ensemble Ars Nova (see instrumentation proposed in the form)
→ The piece must be a new work written especially for this summer academy.
→ Please indicate your choice of instrumentation in the form. The jury will try to respect them.
- Asking and experimenting with experienced musicians.
- Testing existing sketches and/or ideas with musicians of choice.
- Masterclass and private lessons with Stefano Gervasoni
- Working with young conductors selected for this edition of ECA, under the supervision of Gregory Vajda and Peter Eötvös
- Public concert at the end of the Academy
The compositional workshop will be ran in parallel with the conductor’s workshop.

- No Age Limit but priority will be given to composers at the start of their careers and/or undergoing training at a higher education institution
- Applicants from a variety of musical aesthetics and backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

- Registration and tuition fees are fully covered by ECA for all participants.
- Lodging costs are fully covered by ECA for all participants.
- Travel costs are the cost of all participants.

Application deadline May 1, 2022.
The results will be announced no later than the 2nd week of May 2022.

Participation Details
- Must write a short brand new work of maximum 7 minutes which will be workshopped by Ensemble Ars Nova.
- The new work will be viewed in private lessons with Stefano Gervasoni and during workshops given by the Ensemble Ars Nova.
- This new work will be rehearsed and conducted by selected young conductors of this edition of ECA, under the supervision of Gregory Vajda and Peter Eötvös.
- All candidates must choose 3 instrumentations that the jury will try to respect.
- Score and Parts must be ready by July 15, 2022 to ensure that the conductors and musicians have sufficient preparation time.
- Composers must attend all masterclasses and rehearsals.
- Composers will be entitled to professional development workshops during the academy that focus on career development and other aspects of what the job entails.
- All compositions will be performed in a final concert on Saturday August 20, 2022

If you have any questions, please write to the artistic direction of the ECA:

Details and application form here