Application Guidelines

Application form:
Download APPLICATION FORM (Docx format)

Conditions of Entry:
Students will be chosen by a review of no more than 3 scores and audio samples submitted by the applicants. Please enclose performance-ready scores that you would like us to consider with your application.

Application fee:
300 CZK; 30 EUR; 40 USD (see information below)

Tuition (includes full room and board):
European applicants 2 200 EUR, applicants outside of Europe 2 600 USD

Limited financial assistance is available. Tuition may be reduced according to:
a) the applicant’s financial capabilities
b) the financial possibilities of Ostrava Center for New Music
A special effort will be made to make fellowships available to participants from the former Eastern-block countries, especially to students from Czech Republic and Slovakia.

To apply for financial assistance, please submit a detailed statement about your financial needs and/or your most recent tax return (U.S. applicants).

Method of Payment:

Application Fee:
1. Applicants from the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Hungary, Poland and other Eastern-block countries send 300 CZK to OCNM bank account*
2. Applicants from Western Europe send 30 EUR to OCNM bank account*
3. Applicants from the U.S.A. and all other countries send 40 USD in form of an international money order or a check payable to SEM Ensemble/OCNM account to: OCNM, 25 Columbia Place, Brooklyn, NY 11201, U.S.A
4. Applicants worldwide can send money by paypal to (more information at

Application fee is non-refundable and your application will be considered after the fee is received.

1. All European applicants send the tuition to OCNM bank account*
2. Applicants from the U.S.A. and all other countries send a check or an international money order payable to the SEM Ensemble/OCNM account to: OCNM, 25 Columbia Place, Brooklyn, NY 11201, U.S.A.
3. Applicants worldwide can send money by paypal to (more information at

*OCNM Bank Account Information:
Bank Account No. 27-55-36310237/0100, SWIFT Code KOMBCZPP, Komercni banka, Ostrava, Czech Republic, IBAN: CZ5301000000275536310237.

Tuition includes:

Full participation at Ostrava Days 2015 as a resident-student

  • Lectures, seminars and workshops on selected topics by each of the featured lector-composers and guests
  • Private and/or group consultations with lector-composers and guests
  • Possibility for performance(s) of selected compositions at the Ostrava Days 2015 Festival (August 21 - 29). Performers include the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra, Ostravská banda (35-piece international ensemble), Canticum Ostrava (35-piece mixed choir), Mivos Quartet (resident string quartet) and other ensembles and soloists TBA. All performances are recorded and copies will be made available for a small fee.  
  • Opportunity to initiate presentation(s) within the scope of Ostrava Days.
  • Access to practice rooms at the Janáček Conservatory daily from 8a.m. to 9p.m.
  • Access to OCNM Library and Archives (scores, books, recordings, documents, composition materials, photos, etc.)

Room and board in Ostrava from August 09 – 30, 2015

  • Housing in the centrally located Hotel Maria (with limited single room availability) in the immediate proximity of the Janáček Conservatory and the Philharmonic Hall.
  • 3 meals a day provided by a selected local restaurant. Meals offer another opportunity for students, lectors, and guests to interact in an informal way.

Your application package must include:

  • Completed and signed application form
  • Scores and audio samples (no more than 3). Scores must be performance-ready.
  • Biography in English
  • Application fee: proof of payment (European applicants), or check/money order (all other applicants)
  • Please specify any special requirements (dietary, medical, etc.)
  • In addition, you may send a 2nd copy of score(s) for preferential performance consideration to Ostrava Center for New Music, 25 Columbia Place, Brooklyn, NY 11201, U.S.A.

All application materials must be received by March 1, 2015:
Ostrava Center for New Music
Kristýna Konczyna, office manager
Dr. Šmerala 2
702 00 Ostrava
Czech Republic