On this website we are constantly publishing new calls for the next Darmstadt Summer Course (14 to 28 July 2018). All of the announced workshops are offered to Summer Course participants only. Once you’ve been accepted for a workshop and haven’t yet signed up for the Darmstadt Summer Course, you’ll get a request to do the online booking and registration. We've reserved places for workshop participants if this is indicated in the call.

Before you apply, please take note of the Darmstadt Summer Course conditions.

Call for Piano Pieces

Workshop Solo Piano Composition

Tutors: Brian Ferneyhough and Nicolas Hodges

Workshop with selection process

For composers and pianists of the Darmstadt Summer Course 2018

Composer Participants: 10

Deadline for submissions: 1st May 2018

Applicants in this call must already be enrolled as participants!


New unperformed works (or readable sketches) for piano solo are invited. Works for prepared piano or with electronics/video may be submitted.


Call for Drafts: Compositions for Oboe and Violin

Collaboration between violin, oboe and composition studios

Tutors: Cathy Milliken (oboe, composition), Graeme Jennings (violin)
Workshop with selection process

Composer participants: 6

Deadline for submissions: 1st May 2018

Applicants in this call must already be enrolled as participants!

In 2010 Rebecca Saunders wrote “To and Fro” for violin and oboe. We would like to add to this wonderful combination by placing this call for further compositions for violin and oboe duo.

Call aimed at: composer or performer/composer participants of the Darmstadt Summer Course 2018.


Call for Composers and Performers: Collective Composing

Workshop with selection process
Tutor: Cathy Milliken (oboe, composition)
For participants (composers and performers) of the Darmstadt Summer Course 2018
Maximum number of participants: 20 (passive participation is not possible)

Deadline for submissions: 1st May 2018

Applicants in this call must already be enrolled as participants!


Workshop: Three participatory workshops (3 hours each) for composers and performers aimed at making a group composition and performing it.


“..through the process of exchange, people may become aware of their own views and expand their understanding of another”.
(Richard Sennett, “Together”)


Call for Works: Electronic Miniatures for Film

Submission Deadline: 15 May 2018
(Interested artists can but do not have to be enrolled for the Darmstadt Summer Course 2018.)

IMD would like to invite composers, sound artists and electronic music producers to participate in a project on the Cinemascope Trilogy by Austrian avant-garde filmmaker Peter Tscherkassky.
For his two-minute film L’Arrivée ( we are seeking for new electronic pieces, remixes or reworkings of the existing soundtrack, or other forms of two-minute responses: Interested artists should e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register their interest in the project and in order to be given access to a demo film file (.mov).

Still from "L'Arrivée" by Peter Tscherkassky

Curatorial Experiments

Workshop with selection process

Tutors: Heloisa Amaral and Florian Malzacher

Maximum capacity: 8

Deadline for applications: 15 May 2018


As concepts of curating from the visual and performing arts arrive in the field of contemporary music and sound art, a number of questions emerge: How to develop new forms of creation, collaboration and presentation in the musical field? How to integrate different modes of reception and alternative listening environments? How do contemporary music and sound-based art relate to society, politics and to the expanded field of culture? In brief: what is the context of music?


Call for Participation: TARZAN

Music Theater Performance
With: God’s Entertainment and Peter Kutin


The call for participation is aimed at instrumentalists and conductors.
Number of participants: approx. 15 instrumentalists

Deadline for applications: 1 June 2018


Working period: rehearsals between 15 and 24 July 2018
Dress rehearsal: 22 July 2018
Premiere and second performance: 23 and 24 July 2018
Exact dates and duration of rehearsals upon personal arrangement.
An expense allowance is granted for the participation in this project.