Monday, May 19, 2014

5th International Summer Academy

Masterclasses and concerts

July 31 - August 10, 2014

The 5th International Summer Academy Lüneburger Heide is being presented by Internationale Sommerakademie Lüneburger Heide e.V.. It will take place from July 31 until August 10, 2014, and is primarily addressing music students and young musicians engaging in professional music education. It takes place in Uelzen, Germany, and surrounding communities. In principal, there is no upper age limit. However, music studies should not have been finished earlier than three years prior to the Summer Academy. The Artisic Director may decide to accept applications by older participants on an individual basis. All sent material will be checked by a committee and applicants will be selected for participation according to their qualification.

Scelsiana Masterclass for Wind Instruments


The master class will be held in Collesano (Palermo, Italy) between July 13 and July 19 2014. The 2014 edition is  dedicated to wind instruments: flute, clarinet and saxophone, trumpet, trombone, bass tuba, euphonium. Both regular students and auditors can participate. To insure the greatest possible flexibility, days, times and class formats will be agreed upon impromptu.

An introductory meeting will be held on July 13 in the afternoon; classes will take place from Monday 14th to Friday 18th ; the session will end on Saturday, July 19th with a final concert by all master class and workshop participants. During the week concerts will be given by teachers and students.

register here

Registration closes May 31st.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Ensemble Linea Summer Academy 

From August 25th to 31st 2014, the Ensemble Linea organizes its first summer academy of new music in its hometown Strasbourg (France). The academy will permit to work on contemporary repertoire in depth, through an original formula alternating individual courses in the morning and chamber music practice in ensemble.

The academy is open to young professionals performers or performance students, both wishing to learn or improve the interpretation of contemporary music.

The interpretation of the contemporary repertoire involves both specific techniques and knowledge of the style of its own . The purpose of the Academy is to teach these specific skills through intensive personal training under the guidance of experienced new music performers, on one side, by  practice of performance in ensemble, on the other side. A concert will be given at the end of the schooling week.

A conducting masterclass is included in the course, it will focus on important works of contemporary repertoire. Students will have numerous rehearsals, and work with the both Ensemble Linea and the other Academy students.

Ideally located in Strasbourg, at the crossroads of Europe, the Academy will be held in the "Cité de la Musique et de la Danse" (photo beside), close to the historical center, listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, and nearby the very heart of the city (restaurants, pubs, shops ...). The "Cité de la Musique et de la Danse" has studios, rehearsal rooms and an auditorium, giving perfect conditions to learn and practice music.

Newcomer in the European musical landscape, Summer Academy of the Ensemble Linea offers a unique opportunity for young performers to enhance their skills in high demanding, complex and original repertoire. 


Monday, May 12, 2014

Boston GuitarFest IX

June 25 - 29, 2014

Join the Young Guitarists Workshop… and get a chance to work with some of Boston’s finest guitar instructors in inviting and stimulating group sessions!
Through group instruction, dance classes, and guitar exercises, young guitarists are offered the opportunity to experience life at the New England Conservatory and have a taste of how much fun music making can be!

Performance Competition
The 2014 Boston GuitarFest Competitions will run concurrently with the festival. The Performance Competition is open to all registered master class participants, but it is also possible to register for the competition alone. For questions about the Performance Competition, contact Raley Beggs at View Guidelines
NOTE: For those wishing to compete in both the Guitar Foundation of America and Boston Guitarfest, a special consideration will be made to allow the preliminary round to be performed on Friday June 27th to allow for travel between competitions. Please contact, informing us of your plans, and your circumstances will be accommodated.

Works for Solo Guitar Composition Competition
The winning composition will be performed in Boston GuitarFest 2015 and will receive a cash prize of $400 and a free 5-day registration for GuitarFest 2015. For questions about the Composition Competition, contact Anthony De Ritis at View Guidelines

Friday, May 9, 2014

Cello Instructor Needed for Summer and Fall

The Larchmont Music Academy (located 30 minutes north
of New York City by train or car) is looking for qualified
instructors who could teach private lessons for all ages and
levels over the summer and during the fall.

Competitive salary.
Previous teaching experience desirable. 

Please call (914) 833-8941 for more information, or send resume to:
2089 Boston Post Road
Larchmont, NY 10583

Monday, May 5, 2014


The competition will be held at Birmingham Conservatoire on 24th - 26th October 2014.

We invite applications from violists from anywhere in the world who will be age 21 or under at the time of the competition.

The main rules are as follows:
  1. All competitors must be age 21 or under at the time of the competition
  2. All competitors must be members of the British Viola Society.
  3. Competitors of all nationalities are encouraged to apply.

All finalists will be performing the Lachrymae with the Birmingham Conservatoire String Orchestra conducted by Alpesh Chuahan.  The final round will also be recorded for broadcast by Classic FM.

The MAIN PRIZE awarded to the winner of the Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition is £2000 and other prizes include; 

·        Britten-Pears Foundation Prize for the winning performance of Benjamin Britten's Lachrymae - £400.

·        Sean Bishop Prize for the most outstanding performance of a sonata - £500

·        Neil Ertz and Noel Burke Prize for the winning performance of movements from Solo Bach £200 each, £400 in total.

·        Paul Ayres Prize for the most promising competitor 15 years and under (viola bow donated by Paul Ayres).

·        Kai Thomas Roth and Rod Ward Prize for the winner of the Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition to travel and stay in Porto, Portugal and give a recital at the 42nd International Viola Congress held from 26-30 November 2014 -£500.

The competition will be held at Birmingham Conservatoire from the mid-afternoon of 24th October 2014 and will be finished by the early afternoon of 26th October 2014.
The competition will also feature a weekend of Recitals, Master classes, and Workshops open to the public.

The finalised Jury are as follows:

·         Louise Lansdown (Chair)

·         Nicola Aronowitz (UK)

·         Emile Cantor (Germany)

·         Thomas Riebl (Austria)

·         Adam Romer (Hungary)

·         Simon Rowland-Jones (UK)

·         Eric Rycroft (South Africa)

Please see website(s) for more details:

Piano Teacher Wanted

Lindeblad School of Music is seeking a piano teacher who has a long-term commitment, experience, and love and passion for teaching to join our faculty team.

Our school's mission is to deliver the highest quality music education and the best learning experience to our students. In just 3 years we have more than 350 students and we continue to grow.

Skills & Qualifications: 
- Ability to inspire and understand the needs of each student and ensure that lessons are focused, engaging, and help develop love and appreciation for music
-Works well in team environment
-Degree in piano performance, piano pedagogy, or elementary education with extensive piano background. Master's preferred.
-Previous teaching experience.

Work schedule:Part-time to start (potential to grow into full-time)

Compensation:Competitive based on hourly rate

Location: Pine Brook NJ. 30min bus ride from Port Authority.

To Apply:If interested and qualified, please email your resume and cover to: 

To learn more about us please visit

Cello Instructor Needed for Summer and Fall

The Larchmont Music Academy (located 30 minutes north of New York City by train or car) is looking for qualified instructors who could teach private lessons for all ages and levels over the summer and during the fall. Competitive salary.  Previous teaching experience desirable.  Please call (914) 833-8941 for more information, or send resume to above address.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Land the Big Gig

Land the Big Gig is a nationwide talent search that gives 3 top finalists the chance to perform live at Summerfest on Thursday, June 26.  In addition to the opportunity to perform live before hundreds of music fans, contestants have a chance to win cash and other great prizes.  Finalists will be judged by a panel of music experts.

To enter: submit a video of an original work that does not exceed 3 minuets or 50 megabytes by uploading it to  Videos must be submitted by May 7, at 11:59 am.  Official rules and details can also be found on the website.