Graz | Austria

impuls . 14th international Ensemble and Composers Academy for Contemporary Music


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at KUG . University of Music and Performing Arts Graz as main location and other places in town - such as esc medien kunst labor, galleries, public space, ..., and Helmut List Halle - in Graz | Austria



international team of coaches | participants from all over the world | composition and electronic classes | instrumental and vocal coaching | string quartet, chamber music and ensemble coaching | various special programs | lectures and other discourse programs | working platforms and presentations …



The impuls Academy 2025 is welcoming as participants composers, electronic artists, vocalists, instrumentalists as well as already existing ensembles, chamber music formations and string quartets this year.



The impuls Academy is closely interlinked with the impuls Festival, which will see its 9th edition in 2025.

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. Instrumental, vocal, 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 vocalists, composers as well as other artists – 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 12 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 coaches guarantees highest quality and builds the basis for excellently educated, highly motivated and internationally interlinked young artists as competent and authentic messengers of contemporary music.