Contemporary Insights 2021 Summer Academy for Present-Day Music

Date: July 16 – July 23, 2021
Location: Wilde Rose Culture Center, Melle – Niedersachsen
*In compliance with safety measures regarding the pandemic, the number of participants for the 2021 Academy is limited and the courses are now full.

We are excited to announce the launch of the
Contemporary Insights 2021 Summer Academy for Present-Day Music!

In alignment with our mission to bring new audiences, composers, and performers together to celebrate and explore the world of contemporary classical music, our academy offers an opportunity for new generations of contemporary music advocates to develop as artists.

Participants will partake in an intensive, focused week designed to deepen their understanding of current aesthetic discourses and the latest artistic demands. Both interpreters and composers of any level are invited to join and learn together to foster their craft and develop chamber music skills.

Our courses will include a broad range of activities including individual coaching by guest tutors, daily workshops on topics spanning rhythm, performance, improvisation, and notation, rehearsals of innovative pieces for chamber ensemble, collaborations between performers and composers, as well as preparation and presentations of new repertoire through concerts and seminars.


Pavlos Antoniadis
Wieland Hoban
Michiko Saiki
Willem Schulz
Dejana Sekuliç


Zachary Seely
supported by:

This project is supported by the InSzene program of the German Music Council with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media. (Das Projekt wird gefördert durch das Programm InSzene des Deutschen Musikrats aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien.)