International Ensemble and Composers Academy


Submission period

Fri May 8, 2020 at 4 AM UTC

End of submission period

Sun Jan 24 at 5 PM UTC

Results date

Thu Jan 28 at 5 PM UTC
Due to the ongoing COVID-19-pandemic, impuls needs to move the Academy into August.

NEW DATES: Graz, August 16th - 28th, 2021

(16.8.: arrival day, check-in Academy, start of Festival - 28.8.: day of departure / Academy for participants of special programs Performative Music . Body as instrument - instrument as body + Collaboratory + Sounding Places - Collaborative Acoustic Explorations only)

at KUG . University of Music and Performing Arts as main location and various other places

Registration for the 12th international impuls Academy (coming along with the 7th impuls Festival) has started and invites composers, young ensembles and chamber music formations as well as – only for some specific special programs – sound and multimedia artists, performers, individual musicians, actors, dancers, instrument designers to join impuls 2021 in Graz, Austria (16.8. day of arrival – 28.8. day of departure).

An international team of renowned tutors will coach participants from all over the world, and offer various Special Programs beyond individual training. Daily group lectures, discussions, talks and other forms of discourse programs as well as daily Festival concerts and presentations (partly also of Academy participants) enrich the Academy offers.

Tutors and coaches: Peter Ablinger composer, Mark Andre composer, Franck Bedrossian composer, Pierluigi Billone composer, Beat Furrer composer, Clara Iannotta composer, Giorgio Netti composer, Alberto Posadas composer, Stefan Prins composer, François Sarhan composer, Marco Stroppa composer, Gerhard Eckel electronics, Ludvig Elblaus electronics, Artemi-Maria Gioti electronics, Franck Chevalier coach, Christian Dierstein coach, Uli Fussenegger coach, Nicolas Hodges coach, Pierre Morlet coach, Constance Ronzatti coach, Marcus Weiss coach, Yun-Peng Zhao coach, Leonhard Garms conductor, Ernst Kovacic conductor, Peter Rundel conductor, Bas Wiegers conductor, Trio Accanto, Quatuor Diotima, Klangforum Wien, utrumque
+ Ensembles in Residency Black Page Orchestra and Ensemble Schallfeld

As places are limited, we recommend to apply as early as possible.

Details are available at web pages: