Any composer or interested person is eligible to apply, regardless of age and nationality, for any category of the Academy. A composer, interested in active and semi-active categories, applies with one or more pieces among which maximum one may be selected. Submitted pieces could have been previously performed. See details below for score submissions.

The following application materials should be sent only electronically and via e-mail to the following address:

Application materials
Application Form – PDF Download Link
Curriculum Vitae

Score of the submitted work (pdf):
– maximum duration: 10 minutes
– must be scored for 1 to 8 players drawn from the following instruments: flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, 2 violins, viola, and cello
– for passive participation, score submission is not compulsory
– Recording optional (mp3) – please use internet services such as wetransfer, dropbox, etc. in order to send audio recordings.

Applicants of active or semi-active participation should submit a completed original composition for Hezarfen Ensemble. If an applicant submits several scores, only one may be selected for the Academy rehearsals and the closing concert. A separate application form must be filled for each piece by the same composer.

The instrumentation of the composition workshop is as follows:

Flute (also picc, alto)
Clarinet (also bass)
Percussion (see percussion list below)*
2 Violins

* Xylophone, marimba (E2-C7), vibraphone, glockenspiel (with pedal), chimes, crotales (2 octave set with a separate pedal for each octave), flexatone, pair of cymbals, suspended cymbals, hi-hat, sizzle cymbal, china cymbal, finger cymbals, triangle, cowbells, 1 large tam-tam, 1 small gong, 5 temple blocks, maracas, guiro, slapstick, snare drum, bass drum, tom-toms, floor tom, bongos, conga drum. (for further questions and information about the percussion instruments, please contact Hezarfen Ensemble percussionist, Amy Salsgiver –

Submitted works should be maximum 10 minutes in length and scored for any combination of the instruments listed above, 1 to 8 players, with or without a conductor.

All possible instrumental combinations -including solo works, string quartets and the similar- are equally encouraged and considered for active and semi-active participation.

Previously performed pieces can also be submitted.

Application deadline
All application materials should be received by Friday, 21 April 2017 (23:59 GMT +3)

Selection committee
The shortlist will be determined by faculty composers. Final selection will be made by the resident composer Mark Andre.

Applicants selected for active and semi-active participation will be notified around May 1st, 2017.

Academy tuitions
Upon acceptance to the academy, the selected applicants are required to pay their tuition by May 12th, 2017. The payment form will be sent to the selected applicants after the selection process. Failure to pay the tuition in full by May 12th may result in the loss of your place in the academy. Your place will immediately be offered to the next person in the waiting list. All fees are non-refundable except in cases of emergency.

– Active participation with room and meals: 320€
– Semi-active participation with room and meals: 215€
– Passive participation with room and meals: 160€
– Passive participation without room and meals: 80€