NOOSA ISAM : Feb 23 – March 09, 2019 Australian summer workshops, masterclasses, rehearsals, performances and competitions for composers

FROM GERMANY TO AUSTRALIA. Noosa ISAM, So much more than just a composer's workshop...

The two-week academy, aimed at selected composers from across the globe, deepens musical skills and expands musical horizons through high quality workshops, seminars, lectures, rehearsals, concerts and a final competition.

The International Summer Academy of Music (ISAM) is an prestigious summer institution that was founded in 2005, and since 2010 has been located in the Landesmusikakademie in Ochsenhausen, Germany. Noosa ISAM is the inaugural Australian version of the Academy. It will be held during our summer in beautiful Noosa, Queensland. The co-founder of ISAM, Ofer Ben-Amots will be running the composition workshop along with Jan Jirásek, another long standing professor of composition from ISAM.

The hallmarks of the Academy’s training program are the daily individual lessons with the faculty. The small number of participants, coupled with a celebrated faculty that shares all meals and events, creates a rare collegial atmosphere through which a constant flow of stimulating exchange occur. Acceptance is based on the applicant’s artistic potential and/or achievements, evaluated individually by the faculty.
In the second week participants begin rehearsing their work with a professional ensemble - Ensemble Offspring. This sextet includes flute, clarinet, violin, cello, percussion and piano. Composers can write for the complete ensemble or any line up they so desire. Ensemble Offspring is Australia’s pre-eminent adventurous new music group. With a reputation for original and unique programming at the highest level, Ensemble Offspring pursues an agenda of directly shaping the music of our time.

At the end of the Academy, all composers are invited to partake in the Composers’ Competition. This competition is intended to increase the excitement, energy, and creativity among our hand-picked talented composers, while at the same time generate a harvest of new, beautiful, and highly artistic works. The composers' final works are performed in the Gala Concert in front of a live audience. The performances are recorded so our composers leave with two tangible outcomes – a completed score and a recording by professional musicians.

Composers and performers will all be staying in the lovely South Pacific Resort. This special place embodies the relaxed and casual lifestyle of Noosa. Participants will share apartments with a kitchen lounge room, bathrooms and laundry. There are tennis courts, pools and a lush tropical environment to compose in. The resort is opposite the stunning Lake Weyba and close to everything Noosa has to offer - Noosa Heads’ main beach and Noosa River.

We are inviting local indigenous and non-indigenous composers and musicians to the Academy to give demonstrations and talks with traditional instruments.

******* GUIDELINES ****

This is an opportunity for emerging composers who are either studying or in the first five years of their career. There are NO AGE or NATIONALITY restrictions.
Composers wishing to apply to ISAM, should fill out the online application form

REGISTRATION FEE AUD $230 is required of all participants upon acceptance to Noosa ISAM, in order to secure your position.

NOOSA ISAM FEES of AUD $2180 fully cover the following:

** Room in self contained apartment in the fabulous South Pacific Resort
** All meals
** Tuition fees for the daily lessons, all semimars and workshops, as well as the competition entry
** Rehearsal fees, performance fees and recording fees
Deadline: 9 Oct 2018
Entry Fee: 0.00
Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD)
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9 Oct 2018