July 19-30, 2021

Online Event

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ICEBERG Institute 2021


An intensive, 2-week course of workshops, master classes, concerts and presentations for up to 16 full participants and up to 30 auditors. Conveniently conducted online, this is a singular opportunity for participants to make connections and hone their craft. They 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.


ICEBERG New music is:

Drake Andersen -

Victor Baez -

Stephanie Ann Boyd -

Alex Burtzos -

Yu-Chun Chien -

Derek Cooper -

Max Grafe -

Will Healy -

Jessica Mays -

Harry Stafylakis -

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.

Praised by The Chicago Tribune as “minutely crafted” and “utterly lovely,” The New York Times as “whimsical” and “surreal,” and The Washington Post as “dark and deeply poetic,” the music of composer Marcos Balter (b.1974, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is at once emotionally visceral and intellectually complex, primarily rooted in experimental manipulations of timbre and hyper-dramatization of live performance.


Recent performances include a Miller Theater Composer Portrait in 2018 and appearances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Walt Disney Hall. Past honors include fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, Civitella Ranieri Foundation, and the Tanglewood Music Center (Leonard Bernstein Fellow) as well as commissions from the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Music Now, and Meet the Composer.

Ensemble in Residence

Trio Immersio_Copyright Julia Wesely_Pho

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 an online format from July 19-30, 2021. It 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. Participants will share their work in masterclass settings, and receive feedback from distinguished guest faculty members Oscar Bianchi and Marcos Balter. 

ICEBERG Institute 2021 General Schedule



Readings/Rehearsals with Trio Immersio, Panel Discussion

JULY 20 - 23


Daily composition instruction, Daily Seminar, Revision Period


Deadline to send revised scores


JULY 26 - 29


Daily Seminar, Guest Faculty Masterclasses, Rehearsals




Closing Virtual Concert

How to Register as an Auditor

PLEASE NOTE: The 2021 ICEBERG Institute is not accepting applications for full participants. However, the institute will accept up to 30 auditors. Auditors will participate in masterclasses, seminars, and social events, but will not receive private composition instruction or have a piece performed.

To register, go to the top of this page. Registration requires two steps:

  1. Click the yellow "Donate" button marked step one. Follow the steps to pay your €150 registration fee using PayPal (all major credit cards accepted). Make sure to note your PayPal receipt number.

  2. Click the yellow "Registration Form" button marked step two. Fill out and submit the registration form.

All auditors must be 18 years or older. All applicants will need to provide the following:

  • Name

  • Email address

  • Date of Birth

  • Country of Residence

Please contact us if you have questions regarding this process.

Auditor Timeline and Fees

COURSE FEE: €150 (auditors)

Full course fee includes: Access to all masterclasses, workshops, and social events.

The course fee must be paid in full as part of auditors' registration. ICEBERG New Music is committed to making their events accessible to composers and listeners of all economic backgrounds. If you would like to request a partial or total waiver of the course fee, please email

ICEBERG Institute Application Timeline

JANUARY 15 – Auditor registration opens


JULY 15 – Auditor registration closes


JULY 19-30  – ICEBERG Institute