Terms and Conditions

1 – The Winter Academy of Music is being presented by Internationale Sommerakademie Lüneburger Heide e.V.. It will take place in its 5th edition from January 2 – 5, 2022, and is primarily addressing music students and young musicians engaging in professional music education. It takes place in Uelzen, Germany, and surrounding communities. In principal, there is no upper age limit. However, music studies should not have been finished earlier than three years prior to the Winter Academy. The Artisic Director may make exceptions from this rule on an individual basis. All materials will be checked by a committee and applicants will be selected for participation according to their qualification.

2 – The course fee is 600 Euros. It includes:

– four lessons (two with Bernd Goetzke, and two with Hinrich Alpers)
– on-campus accomodation (Youth Hostel standard)
– full board
– on-campus practising facilities at the music school of Uelzen
– local transportation to lesson and concert venues

Lessons and performances will take place in Uelzen and surrounding communities. All necessary local transportation will be organized according to need and will be free for the participants. Participants are responsible for their travel to Uelzen, Germany, themselves. The Winter Academy will provide detailed travel information on request. The course fee is all inclusive and there will be no refund if participants make use of only part of the offered service (for example, but not limited to: meals due to late arrival or early departure). Travel scholarships may be granted upon request.

3 – It is possible to commute to Uelzen (f.e. from Hamburg or Hanover), and the Winter Academy is offering financial support to help covering extra train fares to those who commute. The Artistic Administration will adjust lesson schedules according to help with individual needs, and we recommend everybody who is interested to be in touch with us directly so that individual solutions can be found. Remembering the Summer Academies of Music 2020 and 2021 which have taken place under Corona conditions without any problems, we find us able to offer the same service to all participants of the Winter Academy.

4 – Due to the current situation, the Winter Academy will take place under German “2G” rules, which means that for the protection of participants and audiences only fully vaccinated or recovered persons may participate in the Winter Academy or any of its concerts and activities.

Applications are accepted online at www.summeracademyofmusic.com. As the number of spaces for participants is limited, a preselection may be necessary, based on the submitted application material. For this purpose, a recording containing repertory freely chosen by the applicant needs to be submitted. We prefer Youtube links or links to other free platforms. Underage applicants must provide a short statement of agreement of a parent or legal guardian.

A request to all applicants: please try to make sure that the size of email attachments (photos, scans etc.) does not exceed the size of 1 MB.

5 – The Summer Academy of Music can be reached at:

Internationale Sommerakademie Lüneburger Heide e.V.
Schulstrasse 13
29559 Wrestedt, Germany

Our banking details are:

Name of the bank: Sparkasse Uelzen-Lüchow-Dannenberg
Address of the bank: Veersser Strasse 42, 29525 Uelzen, Germany
IBAN: DE57 2585 0110 0230 0218 34

6 – The application deadline is November 30, 2021. The application is binding. It is only valid after all necessary documents (see # 4) have arrived and the application fee has been received by Internationale Sommerakademie Lüneburger Heide e.V. on its bank account (see # 5). Money transfer fees will be paid by the applicant. All applicants will be notified by email as soon as their application has been received. They will be notified by December 5, 2021 whether or not they have been accepted as participants.

7 – It is the participants’ own responsibility to obtain visa if necessary. On request, the Winter Academy is able to send letters of invitation prior to the application deadline to applicants who need extra time to apply for visa (the application form contains a box to tick whether or not a visa will be needed). However, those letters will be provided for convenience and are not to be considered an official confirmation of participation yet.

8 – Applicants who have not been accepted will receive their application fee (less 50 Euros handling fee) back. Upon withdrawal by a participant, the application fee (less 50 Euros handling fee) will be refunded only if the space can be given to another applicant.

9 – Place of jurisdiction is Uelzen. This English translation of the terms of condition has been provided for convenience. In case of any dispute, the German version shall be binding.