Ise-Shima Spring Composition Workshop 2018

The workshop in 2018 will be held from 1st until 4th April 2018 in Toba, a beautiful city facing the sea.

Open to all composers from all nationalities, faiths, and backgrounds.

All invited composers are supposed to complete a 2 to 5 minutes solo instrumental work under a theme announced by the instructor at the first day of the workshop.

While composing the work, it is advisable to discuss with the instructor to complete the work. In addition to that, all invited composers will be offered 1 hour composition lessons per day.

Materials for the application: PDF file of a work, recording of the work (if applicable), short biography

Please send materials to: info[at]

The course languages are English and Japanese.

Please contact us for any questions, especially when you did not receive notification message about the acceptance of your application. Basically we send the message within a week after receiving application.

The instructor of the workshop

A Japanese composer, Sumio Kobayashi will be our main instructor in this season. 

Having studied with Joji Yuasa and Hiroyuki Itoh, Sumio Kobayashi won plenty of international composition prizes, such as International Composers’ Competition of the European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016, Toru Takemitsu Composition Award, and Isang Yun International Composition Prize. He has made appearances at festivals such as Takefu International Music Festival, Tongyeong International Music Festival, and Weimarer Frühjahrstage für zeitgenössische Musik.

Date limite: 
Thursday 01 February 2018