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Summer Academy

Summer Academy

A creative and inspiring week of master classes, multimedia workshops and lectures. Are you a young musician at the beginning of your career hungry to gain the inside track on musical life as a professional? Then this is the week for you!

For the third time, Splendor is organizing its very own Summer Academy. The course runs from August 13-19, 2018 in its own beautifully renovated facility in the heart of Amsterdam. While music-making plays a central role in the course, other aspects of a successful musical career will be covered in detail from media strategies and PR to sponsoring, networking and branding.

“If anyone is looking for inspiration, for some clash in their own janicemusic they definitely should come here. It’s a very good place to be in” – Janice Ho, Hong Kong
participant Summer Academy 2017


The week includes coaching by top professionals in the creative industry. Our faculty will accompany you in creating a concert program complete with PR photo, text and a model for approaching sponsors and raising funds. The week finishes on a high point with a concert as part of the internationally renown Canal Festival in Amsterdam. Click here to see last year’s pictures.

Click here to check out the information sheet 


When 13 – 19 August 2018
Who musicians, composers and ensembles between the ages of 20 and 30 years old
Apply send a CV, motivational text and recent video and/or audio recordings of yourself or your ensemble to



Splendor is internationally recognized as a highly innovative club with a unique vision, Established by 50 top musicians in the Netherlands, Splendor is a laboratory, workplace and venue in one where musical ideas can grow freely, where experiment is embraced and where the cream of Dutch musicians come together. Splendor received the Amsterdam Art Prize in 2015 for its groundbreaking approach.

Coaching and workshops (more TBA) by

Anne Le Berge tom koch Tiziana Pintus Santiago Cimadevilla renske vrolijk Iris Oltheten Heleen Hulst Gerard Bouwhuis friso keuris david dramm Claron McFaddenJeannine ValerianoJoël Waterman