Summer Academy 2021

The Academy will take place from 16 to 28 August 2021 at the "Scuola di Ricostruzione" (School for Reconstruction) in Accumoli.

What can you expect?

The teaching programme is divided into 4 parts:

>   Individual lessons and audition training

>   Chamber music training

>   Voice rehearsals and orchestra work

>   Seminars and workshops


Private lessons and audition training

Rusanda Panfili (violin), Reinhold Rieger (viola and low strings), Teodora Miteva (cello) and Ángela Valera Casanova (winds) are available for individual lessons on your instrument and share with you their experience gained from participating in many international competitions.


Chamber music training

Our lecturers, all very experienced chamber musicians, will work with you in string and wind formations as well as in mixed ensembles and will form you as an orchestra.


Voice rehearsals and orchestral work

Jon Svinghammar is an experienced conductor and known for his successful work with young orchestras. Under his direction, voice and orchestra rehearsals will already take place in the first week. From 22 August, Maestro Johannes Wildner will take over the orchestra work and work out the concert programme with you.


Seminars and workshops

In addition to the musical work, Danube University Krems complements the course programme with seminars on music management, self-management and marketing in the field of contemporary music and workshops on professional recording techniques for self-productions.


Successful in the modern music business

The music management seminars have been developed to meet the needs of students who want to pursue a modern business and management career in the music industry and introduce the most important aspects of the music business.

Music, Society and Success: What's it got to do with me?

The principles of self-management and entrepreneurship for concert musicians

Basics and essential skills of self-management for musicians of the 21st century

Media-associated music: basics of music aesthetics and management in support of media (film, games, etc.)

How music is emotionally used, created and produced for linear (film/video) and non-linear/interactive media products

Music and sound: understanding the acoustic environment and the musical-sounding voice.

Connecting acoustics, tones, auditory perception with music and the timbre of one's own voice: How to produce a better audition recording

Directed by Miguel Kertsman - composer, studio musician, arranger, producer, sound engineer and record label manager with over 200 international releases, including numerous international prizes and awards (Grammy Award nomination, Cannes Classical Award, etc.).


Become your own producer. Professional techniques to record and produce yourself

> Part I: Basic understanding of acoustics and recording.

> Part II: Learning to use equipment and software

>- Part III: Examples of recording situations and practical exercises

Directed by Johannes Winkler - sound engineer, producer, composer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist. He has been involved in several international TV and cinema productions as chief sound engineer for ARD, ZDF, ORF, SWR, BBC and National Geographic.


Who can participate?

Musicians who are at an advanced stage of their training or who are already active as professional musicians are eligible to participate.