Call for applications opening April 6, 2021

Composers, musicians, musicologists, teachers, scientists… Every year, the academy attracts numerous auditors who attend workshop and master class rehearsals and take part in a series of associated events.

Classes given by guest composers, artists, and musicians
 Conferences on the research and development at IRCAM
Special access to the IRCAM multi-media library
Free entry to the final workshop and master class presentations
Special ticket prices for the ManiFeste-2021 festival events
Special discounts on the IRCAM Forum’s Premium membership


No age limit.

Online Applications ULYSSES Platform
Due to the current situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19,), the call for applications will open on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.
Applications accepted Tuesday, April 6 – Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 4:00pm (Paris GMT)

Applicants will receive a response by email

Registration fees will be reimbursed if the academy is cancelled due to measures taken due to Covid-19. However, issues concerning transportation difficulties, health recommendations, being placed in quarantine, and all conditions concerning lockdowns are the responsibility of the composer. The composer must organize their own transportation, respecting all health and safety measures relative to Covid-19 in both their country of origin and in France.


Registration fees: 200€
Registration fees are due in full on Tuesday, May 18, 2021
These fees cover the entire academy (June 14—26, 2021), even if the auditor does not take part in all the academy events.

The academy does not offer any scholarships or housing. Participants must find their own housing.

Applicants must create an account (or use an existing account) on the ULYSSES platform, complete their profile, and click on “apply” on the ManiFeste-2021 call for applications page. They must:

  • Fill out all personal information (name, sex, age, nationality, address, valid ID, photo of the applicant’s face that can be used by IRCAM for access badges)
  • Present a CV (pdf) indicating their name, date of birth, nationality, profession, contacts, photo
  • Submit a letter of motivation indicating the applicant’s name, date of birth, nationality, profession