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impuls . 12th International Ensemble and Composers Academy for Contemporary Music 2021

Graz, February 17th - March 1st, 2021

(17.2.: arrival day, check-in Academy, start of Festival - 1.3.: day of departure)

at KUG . University of Music and Performing Arts as main location and other places in Graz | Austria




international team of tutors | participants from all over the world | composition classes | chamber music and ensemble coaching | reading sessions and other special programs | electronics | lectures | working platforms and presentations






The impuls Academy 2021 will welcome as particpants composers and - for the first time exclusively - already existing ensembles and chamber music formations.


Registration will start approximately end of April 2020.


By then you will also be able to find more detailed information at this site as well.

Thanx for your patience and interest.






Founded by Beat Furrer and Ernst Kovacic impuls, the International Ensemble and Composers Academy for Contemporary Music and Association for the Communication of Contemporary Music has developed into one of the internationally leading institutions in this field within shortly. Chamber music and ensemble coaching, composition classes and various special programs, reading sessions amongst others with Klangforum Wien, various calls for scores, electronic workshops : Every second year the impuls Academy offers young musicians and composers from Austria, but also from all over the world an intense training and holistic approach to contemporary music, both in a theoretical and practical way. For about 14 days impuls hereby builds an important platform for joint working, mutual learning and international exchange in Graz, Styria. An international team of renowned musicians and composers as lecturers guarantees highest quality and builds the basis for excellently educated, highly motivated and internationally interlinked young musicians and composers as competent and authentic messengers of music as a language without borders.