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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!

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For the second time, Splendor is organizing its very own summer academy: Real Music. The course runs from August 14-20, 2017 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.

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The week will include coaching by Splendor musicians and a host of other top professionals. 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.

Real Music is for young musicians and ensembles that are preparing themselves for a professional career. There will be opportunities for coaching in musical interpretation, composition, arranging, repertoire choice, multimedia and interactive electronics. The Splendor artists have an extensive network of professionals who will be part of the week’s activities: photographers, PR text writers, concert programmers, lawyers and fundraisers. They will be involved in Q & A sessions, workshops and coaching.
At Real Music, everything we do is dedicated to launching your career.
There will be an informal presentation for all participants on Saturday 19 August. A concert of the “best of ” will be part of the Amsterdam Canal Festival on Sunday 20 August.
The Splendor Summer Academy’s Real Music promises to be an inspiring week where ambitious young musicians and ensembles learn about what goes into a successful career and putting your ideas into practice. Click here for an impression of one of last year’s workshops or click here to see last year’s pictures.

The Splendor Summer Academy takes place from August 14-20 and is open to all musicians and composers between the ages of 20 and 30 years old. Individuals as well as ensembles may apply. Minimal requirements are ONE of the following:
– Completed performance or composition music degree, BA or equivalent.
– Current enrollment in your final year of degree, BA or equivalent.
– Several years of experience as a professional musician with documentation.

The participation fee for the course is € 375,-. Have a friend, neighbor or family member that wants to become a Splendor member? You can lower your fee to € 300,- AND they get free admission to 50 members concerts per year. Get two people to become members and your fee drops to € 225,- ! For more information on becoming a member take a look here.
For ensembles there are the following discounts: € 975,- for trios, € 1.180,- for quartets and € 1.275,- for quintets. For ensembles larger than five members, contact us for more information. Also for ensemble’s there the option to lower the participation fee with € 75,- for every new Splendor member you apply.

Send a CV, motivational text and recent video and/or audio recordings of yourself or your ensemble to

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Participating Splendor musicians

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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.