ICEBERG Institute 2022

July 18-29 in Vienna, Austria

An intensive, 2-week course of workshops, master classes, concerts and presentations for up to 16 full participants and up to 10 auditors. Held in Vienna, Austria, this is a singular opportunity for composers to make connections and hone their craft while exploring a storied musical city in the heart of Europe. Participants will receive daily input and feedback from composition faculty and distinguished guest faculty, and have  their music performed and recorded by a prestigious, internationally-recognized ensemble.


The ten composers of ICEBERG New Music are committed to exploring every boundary of contemporary concert music. They are acclaimed composers and distinguished educators who have collaborated with some of the world’s foremost contemporary ensembles and performers, and heard their music performed across five continents.

Distinguished Guest Faculty

Oscar Bianchi’s music has been performed by outstanding orchestras and soloists worldwide, including Symphonie-orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, DSO, Ensemble Modern, Klangforum Wien, London Sinfonietta, Ictus, Asko-Schoenberg, JACK, Diotima, Arditti, Les Percussions de Strasbourg, Remix, Nieuw Ensemble, l’Itineraire, Contrechamps, ICE, Alarm Will Sound, KNM Berlin, Phoenix, Collegium Novum Zürich.

Upcoming projects include new works for the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Diotima, Accroche Note and Ensemble Modern.

Ensemble in Residence

Founded in 2013, Trio Immersio won the Suzuki-Enami Foundation prize at the 2013 Fidelio competition within two months of its existence, and has been recognized with a number of awards and prizes since. Notably, Trio Immersio received the “New Sound of Austrian Music” program of the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, given to select musicians to represent the musical culture and traditions of Austria all over the globe. They are also the winner of the Bank of Austria Arts Prize 2016, and are proud members of the Le Dimore del Quartetto association.

Trio Immersio has performed at prestigious venues including the Musikverein Wien, Wiener Konzerthaus, RadioKulturhaus Wien, Flagey in Brussels, Royal Danish Opera, Teatru Manoel in Malta, Theatre Sorano in Dakar, CRR Concer Salonu in Istanbul, Schönberg Centre, Ancient Amphitheater in Bodrum, Kyiv Philharmonie, Georgian National Parliamentary Library. Active worldwide, Trio Immersio has toured extensively in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Japan.


The ICEBERG Institute will take place in-person in Vienna, Austria from July 18-29, 2022. The Institute is designed to provide composers with daily instruction and feedback, multiple opportunities to hear their music workshopped and performed,  free time to write and study, and opportunities to create personal connections with the faculty and with their fellow participants while exploring central Europe.

Participants will share their work in masterclass settings and receive feedback from the members of ICEBERG New Music and distinguished guest faculty member Oscar Bianchi. Every participant will have a new composition premiered by Trio Immersio, and receive high-quality audio/video documentation of the performance.

General Schedule


Readings/Rehearsals with Trio Immersio, Panel Discussion

JULY 19 – 22

Daily composition instruction, Daily Seminar, Revision Perio


Trip to Salzburg / Mozarteum Tour


Deadline to submit finalized performance materials

JULY 25-28

Daily masterclasses, seminars, rehearsals, and presentations


Closing concert / Dinner

How to Apply

To apply, click the “Apply Now” button above and complete the online application form. Composers are welcome to apply as active participants (16 spots available) or auditors (10 spots available). All participants and auditors must be 18 years or older.

All applicants will need to provide the following:

– Name

– Date of Birth

– Citizenship

– Link to a resumé or C.V.

– Links to two work samples (scores) with accompanying recordings

– A brief paragraph describing their artistic practice and interests

Additionally, accepted candidates will be asked to supply the following before arrival:

– Proof of valid passport

– Proof of health insurance

There is no application fee. If you have questions, please contact us.

Cost of Attendance

COURSE FEE: €2950 (participants), €750 (auditors)

Participant course fee includes:

– All classes and workshops

– All transportation within Vienna

– Accommodations

– Daily coffee and snacks (weekdays)

– Daily lunch (weekdays)

– Transportation to and from Salzburg

– Mozarteum tour

– Concert performance

– High-quality audio and video recording

Participants must utilize the apartment accommodations supplied by the Institute.

Auditor course fee includes:

– All classes and workshops

– Daily coffee break refreshments (weekdays)

– Daily lunch (weekdays)

– Concert admission.

Note that auditors are responsible for securing their own lodging in Vienna. The Salzburg tour is not included in the auditor fee, but auditors wishing to attend may do so by request, for an additional fee.

Some financial aid is available, and will be awarded to full participants on a need-based basis. PLEASE NOTE: this financial aid is limited, and will cover only a portion of the cost of attendance.

Application and Fee Timeline

JANUARY 15, 2022 – Application deadline

FEBRUARY 15, 2022 – Decision emails sent

MARCH 1, 2022 – €500 non-refundable deposit due, credited towards tuition fee

MAY 1, 2022 – Full Tuition Due

JULY 1, 2022 – Composition Draft Submission Deadline

JULY 17, 2022 – Participants arrive

JULY 18-29 – ICEBERG Institute

JULY 30 – Participants depart