CoMA: Summer School 2020

Die diesjährige Sommerschule “Contemporary Music for All” wird ganz anders ablaufen als frühere einwöchige Aufenthalte. Sie wird zwischen 24. Juli und 1. August 2020 gänzlich online stattfinden – teilweise natürlich, weil es die Umstände nicht erlauben, uns physisch zu versammeln, um Musik zu schaffen, aber auch, weil es dies die Möglichkeit gibt, eine viel breitere und vielfältigere Gruppe an Tutoren einzubeziehen und Musikschaffende und Publikum auf der ganzen Welt zu erreichen.

A weekend of workshops, interviews and performances
Welcome evening on Friday 24th July
Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th July
+ midweek options leading to presentations on Saturday 1st August

Featuring Jack Adler-McKean, Nadine Benjamin, Rolf Hind, Matthew Kaner, Loré Lixenberg, Anton Lukoszevieze, Eliza McCarthy, Elaine Mitchener, Darragh Morgan, Janet Oates, Aisha Orazbayeva, Yshani Perinpanayagam, Gweneth Rand, Matthew Schlomovitz, Tom Service, Frances Marie Uitti and Héloïse Werner

This year’s Summer School will be quite different from previous week-long residential experiences. It will all be online, partly, of course, because circumstances don’t allow us to gather physically to create music, but also because this gives us the opportunity to involve a much wider and more diverse set of tutors and to reach out to musicians and audiences around the world.

The focus of the Summer School is an intense weekend of workshops, interviews and performances.  Some of the activities will continue with evening sessions during the week and the following Saturday our finale will be a series of presentations of the achievements of the week.

You can do as little as listening to a single performance or build yourself a challenging programme of activities though the week.

Many of the activities are free and we have a registration fee of £5 for the options that can only take limited numbers. However, we do encourage those who can to make an additional donation, all of which will go to the course tutors in this difficult time for professional musicians.

Booking is through PayPal, but you don’t have to have a PayPal account and can use your credit/debit card directly if you wish.

All but two of the participative options will use Zoom and many will only require a standard set up. Some options, where sound quality is important will work better if you modify your Zoom settings (some detailed advice will be provided here soon). Any additional or different technical requirements are described in the course information.  Some performances will be streamed for which the audience will require nothing other than a standard browser.

If you have any questions about the Summer School, please email

COMA – Contemporary Music for All