composition academy

Philippe ManouryFestival Musica

Sept. 25 / Oct. 7 2017

strasbourg / france
composition academy Philippe ManouryFestival Musica

The academy is open to:

10 composers born after January 1st, 1982.

Please include in your application (in French or English):

  • the completed application form (which you can download at the top right of this page)
  • a 1-page résumé including studies and professional experience
  • a catalogue of works
  • a covering letter outlining your motivation
  • 1 or 2 letters of recommendation
  • the outline of 1 project for each ensemble, in order of preference (see Course content)
  • a few musical sketches for the project(s) will be most welcome
  • 2 scores, if possible for instrumentation similar to that offered by the academy
  • 2 recordings, if possible matching the scores. Recordings must me downloadable (please provide attachment or link). Computer simulations will not be accepted.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Application deadline: Monday, January 23, 2017
(Only by mail to Adélaïde Rauber,

Academy timeline

Monday, January 23: deadline for applications
Tuesday, February 7: selection by the artistic committee and assignation of applicants to one of the two ensembles. Applicants will be notified by email within a few days of selection.
February to July: composition work and supervision by the two tutors
Tuesday, May 2nd: work-in-progress to be sent in pdf (a).
Monday, July 10: finished score to be sent in: score and parts (a)

Non-compliance with the schedule may lead to elimination from the course.
(a): please send scores in pdf format to

Monday, September 25: arrival of participants
Monday, September 25 to October 7: duration of the academy

October 6 & 7: final concerts of the academy

Financial conditions

Academy fee: 500 €
Participants must bear the costs for travel, accommodation and meals.
Strasbourg University can provide accommodation in individual flats (around 21 € per night).

Composers must bring their personal computers to edit scores; the academy will provide printers.

Composition academy Philippe Manoury - Musica festival
Adélaïde Rauber (33) 03 88 23 46 42
1 Place Dauphine
BP 90048
67065 Strasbourg cedex