The Vienna Summer Music Festival Composers Forum

The Composers Forum at the VSMF is currently accepting students for its 2018 season which will take place from June 11 – 30th.  There are currently 20 slots available and applications will close March 15th.  Priority will be given to students who apply early.

Participants will:

  • Have their music performed by PHACE, a professional contemporary music ensemble, at the VSMF Contemporary Music Concerts at the end of the festival;

  • Work directly with PHACE and have their compositions workshopped by the faculty;

  • Receive professional recordings of their pieces;

  • Attend private lessons with leading Viennese composers;

  • Attend seminars and travel to historically important locations in Vienna and its surrounding cities;

  • Participate in masterclasses with visiting guests such as: Beat Furrer, Johannes Maria Staud, Pierluigi Billone, Iris ter Schiphorst, and Bernhard Lang;

  • Compete to have an orchestral piece performed.  The winner will receive a performance of her/his orchestral composition in Prague.


Would you be willing to share this information with the members of your organization?  Please have your members contact me should they have any questions, or they can write to us at


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Michael Polo, PhD
Executive Director
Vienna Summer Music Festival