TARGET GROUP, COURSE STRUCTURE, REPERTOIRE and COURSE LANGUAGE
Highly advanced undergraduates with performing experience
Lessons are taught by one professor or by a pre-determined combination of professors.
Every participant will receive at least 6 lessons of 45 minutes each.
The master class repertoire ranges from baroque to contemporary music. Previous years have always seen special attention paid to Viennese Classicism, to works by Central and Eastern European Composers, and to the music of the Second Viennese School. isa also encourages all students to bring along repertoire that has to do with the current year's motto or is linked to it in terms of music history.
Learn about the background of your works, and use your power of imagination!
WORKSHOPS, LECTURES and COACHING SESSIONS
Alongside the two-week 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.
As part of the concerts and auditions during the second week, prizes will be awarded for outstanding interpretations of certain works (master class-specific and isa-wide).
The isaFestival is the presentation platform for all isa participants, providing the opportunity to perform in public as part of its concerts.
Exceptionally high artistic quality (soloist-level) is required.
Selection and final decisions regarding invitations to perform are made by isa´s artistic director.
APPLICATION and APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
A prerequisite for participation is having attained a high artistic level, to be certified.
Following files are required:
1. Two demo recordings (audio or video)
2 movements or pieces( one slow, one fast):
- One from the context of Viennese Classicism (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven) or by a related composer
- One from a stylistic era of your choice.
(Upload .mp3 files or links )
2. Letter of recommendation
A letter of recommendation from a renowned professor or a recognised personality of international musical life that addresses one’s artistic qualification for this master class is required.
(Upload .doc or .pdf file)
(Upload .jpg. png. gif)
Application fee € 150
Course tuition fee, soloists: € 545
Course tuition fee, ensembles: € 445 (per person)
- Master class including practice opportunities
- Participation in workshops, lectures, and competitions
- Free admission to all concerts of the isaFestival
We would like to point out that the regular fees cover only a small percentage of the actual cost of your participation and thus represent a partial scholarship for all participants.