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Summary:International Academy
Deadline: 21 December 2018
Date Posted: 06 December 2018
Details: WHO WE ARE
The Delian Academy for New Music is an international summer academy for composers and sound artists located on the island of Mykonos, Greece.

Curated under the auspices of Georges Aperghis and Grypario Cultural Center, the Academy derives its name from the nearby island of Delos, the birthplace of god Apollo, and a UNESCO world heritage site.

Unlike top-down organization programs, our Academy is a participant-driven meeting where attendees co-decide and create the agenda for a series of symposia, workshops, and concerts with the guidance of faculty and staff.

The 2019 edition will take place from June 7 to June 16 in Grypario Cultural Center of Mykonos. Participating composers will have the chance to take part in masterclasses, presentations, workshops and have their music performed by our ensembles in residence. The main language of the Academy will be English. Additional languages may be used in private masterclasses.


All participants are encouraged to seek funding through state grants, foundations, institutes of higher education or other institutions. The Academy will provide you with all necessary documentation that will help your application. You can find a guide to cultural mobility funding at

Scholarship in memoriam Iannis Xenakis

One (1) merit/need-based scholarship will be awarded in the memory of Iannis Xenakis, covering the full amount of participation fees. The scholarship holder must still cover their travel and accommodation expenses. If you would like to be considered for the scholarship, please include a short letter in your application, explaining the circumstances. If you have sufficient funds or a source of funding (e.g., through your school, foundations, state grants), we kindly ask that you refrain from requesting funding so that others in real financial need can be assisted.

Masterclasses with faculty members
Give a presentation at the composers' conference (optional, but recommended)
Instrumental workshops with our ensembles in residence
Rehearsals of your work with the ensemble in residence
Live performance and recording of your work

Masterclasses with faculty members
Give a presentation at the composers' conference (optional, but recommended)
Instrumental workshops with our ensembles in residence
Collaborate with guest artists on your compositional sketches
Complete and rehearse your composition during the Academy
Live performance and recording of your work

Masterclasses with faculty members
Instrumental workshops with our ensemble in residence
Access to all concerts and events

1. All applications must be submitted electronically through the online form below.

2. For your application you will need the following:
Fill in your personal information including name, surname, email, website (if available), and the program(s) (1 or more) you would like to be considered for.
Attach a short biography.
Attach 2-3 scores (pdf) and recordings (mp3). The submitted works do not need to match the instrumentation of the ensembles in residence.
Attach a letter of scholarship application (only if needed).

3. There are no age or nationality restrictions.

4. There is no application fee.

5. Please review the details of each program before submitting your application. If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

6. All applications will be evaluated by faculty composers and ensemble in residence members.

7. The application deadline is 21 December 2018.

The Delian Academy for New Music does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity. All individuals are encouraged to apply.