How to sign up for the Darmstadt Summer Course

  1. Choose a studio in the list as your main field of activity.
  2. Click on the “REGISTRATION” link that will lead you to our online booking system ztix where you complete an inscription form an do the credit card payment (open from 15 January until the course is booked up, but will close on 15 April 2018 at the latest).
    If the link says "APPLICATION", there is a selection procedure first.
  3. Additionally, you can apply for one or more special workshops (depending on each activity’s intensity). Please have a look at the open calls regularly!

How to find your way through the Darmstadt Summer Course

During the last years, the Darmstadt Summer Course has been changing its form more and more from a masterclass structure into a workshop festival. You can recognize both models at the same time in our 2018 program. We’d like to give our tutors a maximum of flexibility and freedom how to structure their offers and how to collaborate with other tutors. That leads us to a broad variety of formats: studios with open inscription, studios with selection procedure, open workshops, workshops with selection procedure, one-to-one tuition, group lessons, lectures, panels, open studios, workshops where different tutors and their classes work together, open rehearsals, special workshops, seminars, masterclasses, classes that consist of a series of workshops on certain topics, solo repertoire coaching, ad-hoc ensemble playing, listening sessions and much more.


Darmstadt Summer Course 2018

Save the date for the Darmstadt Summer Course 2018! From 14 to 28 July 2018, we’ll be offering an intense program of concerts, courses, workshops, lectures, discussions, think tanks and ateliers with around 60 tutors and many guests. More than 350 participants from around 50 nations are expected in Darmstadt. From now on we will report regularly on projects and new formats, calls, the tutors, the concert and performance program and on practical questions like how to get here or how to find an accomodation.


Booking and registration for participation will be possible on this website from 15 January to 15 April 2018. There is a maximum capacity for each course. Particularly for composition it is advisable to book as early as possible. The registration will be effected through on-line booking and payment by credit card.


There will be application procedures for certain workshops and courses (e. g. percussion, piano, saxophone, voice). For this, we’ll start launching several calls within the next weeks already. Please visit our website regularly, follow us on Facebook or subscribe for the 2018 e-mail newsletter which will inform about calls and application deadlines:


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49th Darmstadt Summer Course for New Music
14 to 28 July 2018, Darmstadt

Participation fee: 430 Euros (+13,90 Euros system and booking fees)

Arrival: 14 July 2018
Departure: 29 July 2018


The General Terms and Conditions of the Darmstadt Summer Course apply at all times. 


Lodging and board are not included in the participation fee.
For our participants, we will be offering special conditions for hotel accomodation in Darmstadt:


Maritim Konferenzhotel Darmstadt, Accomodation in Single room, incl. breakfast: 60 Euro per night (15 nights: 900 Euro)


Maritim Konferenzhotel Darmstadt, Accomodation in Double room with another person, incl. breakfast: 38 Euro per person / night (15 nights: 570 Euro)


If prefer to look for other accomodation options, please find an overview of hotels and private accomodation on the Darmstadt Marketing website.

(All information is subject to change.)

Festival Program & Tickets: April 2018

Print Booking Confirmation

For check-in on 14 July in Darmstadt, you will need your booking confirmation as PDF or on a mobile device. In the booking confirmation you also find the links for online booking of the Maritim Konferenzhotel Darmstadt.

In case you've forgotten to print this confirmation during the booking process, you can do it again anytime. Please follow the instructions below or in the PDF "Print Booking Confirmation".


Please go to
There, you will enter the e-mail address that was used for your booking and the password that ztix had generated automatically for you. (Please click on "Forgot password?" in case you need a new password.)

After login on, a list with your booking(s) is shown.
Please click on the respective course you've booked at the Darmstadt Summer Course 2018. After that, you see all booking details.
As a last step, please click on the button "Ticketdruck" to print or save the PDF booking confirmation.


The city map (PDF) shows all venues and accomodations of this years Summer Course. The campus is concentrated on the area around Lichtenbergschule and Akademie für Tonkunst. Many other events are taking place at Centralstation and Orangerie. 




Ludwigshöhstraße 105
64285 Darmstadt

Google Maps


Arriving from the Frankfurt/Main Airport (FRA): Take the bus "AIR" and get off at "Darmstadt Hauptbahnhof (central station)". This bus starts from terminal 1 and terminal 2.

Arriving from the Central Railway Station Darmstadt: Leave the station through the main entrance. Take the tram line 3 (to Lichtenbergschule) and get off at the final station "Lichtenbergschule". Please, follow the signs.