Master Class for Composition

16-27 August 2023
Reichenau an der Rax

  • Teachers

    Detlev Müller-Siemens

    Ensemble in residence: Fractales, Belgien

    Ensemble Coach: Jean-Bernard Matter

  • Target Group, Course Structure and Course Language

    Graduate and postgraduate students or highly advanced undergraduates.

    Arrival: 16 August
    Departure: 27 August
    Welcome meeting & Commencement of activities: 17 August
    Participants are taught individually and in groups.

    The participants will work to finish the compositions they have brought with them to the course; these works will be prepared for their première performances under the guidance of Jean-Bernard Matter and leading specialists as part of the workshop “Just composed!”.

    1–5 instruments in any combination chosen among the following instruments: Strings (violin, viola, violoncello, contrabass), Winds (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn), Piano


  • Workshops, Lectures and Coaching Sessions

    Alongside the master classes given by well-known, leading artistic personalities, isa also offers participants additional learning opportunities in the form of workshops, lectures, and coaching sessions.
    All supplementary workshops and lectures are accessible only in combination with a master class and are included in the course fee.

  • Application and Application requirements

    A prerequisite for participation is having attained a high artistic level.

    Following files are required:
    Two demo recordings (video)
    2 compositions: recordings (video link) and scores (.pdf)
    (Upload video links)

    Application deadline: February 15- May 15, 2023

  • Fees

    Application fee: € 100
    Course tuition fee: €350

    Master class including practice opportunities
    Participation in workshops, lectures, and competitions
    Free admission to all concerts of the isaFestival

    The course fee is to be paid after confirmation of participation by July 15, 2023 at the latest.

    From July 15, 2023 the course fee can only be reimbursed in proven cases of force majeure (e.g. illness, accident, death in the family, etc.). In no case will the registration fee be refunded!

  • Travel and accomodation

    Participants are responsible for making and paying for their own travel arrangements.
    We do offer a shuttle service at each course location that runs between the local train station and the hotel on the arrival and departure dates, as well as to concerts and by special arrangement.

    Trautenberg-Straße 1
    2651 Reichenau an der Rax

    Accommodation includes
    Full board (11 overnight stays and 3 meals daily)

    Accommodation costs (per person/ night incl.€ 1,- Climate contribution)
    Twin Room € 83,90