ICCS young_talents 2023

Led by Ensemble Modern, the composer Iris ter Schiphorst and the conductor Bas Wiegers, the Composition Workshop ICCS young_talents will take place for the first time in 2023.

Young composers up to the age of 24 from all over Europe can apply with a concrete ensemble work (for details, see below). Within a one-week master course, the course will focus on re-hearsing this work with Ensemble Modern under the baton of Bas Wiegers and IEMA fellow Xizi Wang. In addition to rehearsals, Ensemble Modern members will give workshop on subjects such as instrumental expertise, percussion, electronics, notation,Ensemble sound.


The master course closes with a concert at the home of the German Ensemble Academy in Frankfurt, where the works will be performed. The final concert will be video-streamed and available online.


Application deadline: 1 March 2023


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Master's Degree 2023/24

The University for Music and Performing Arts Frankfurt (HfMDK) and the International Ensemble Modern Academy (IEMA) offer a joint one-year master course in Contemporary Music designed for graduates in fields of instrumental playing (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, piano, percussion, violin, viola, violoncello, double bass), composition, conducting and sound direction. The goal of the Master’s degree programme is to teach contemporary performing techniques and the notation and interpretation of contemporary music, as well as to develop an understanding for aesthetic concepts immanent to the works, gaining comprehensive knowledge of the musical repertoire of the 20th and 21st century. Students admitted to the course are awarded stipends by the IEMA e.V., the exact amount of which will be announced when the place is confirmed. The course will run from 1. October 2023 to 30. September 2024. Courses, lectures and events of the IEMA may also take place during semester holidays. In all fields the entrance exam takes place in two rounds, with the first round being conducted exclusively digitally/online. In the fields of instrumental playing and conducting, the second round takes place in presence in Frankfurt. In the fields of composition and sound direction, the second round also takes place digitally.


The deadline for applications is 15. February 2023.


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