Composition Masterclass

Peter Swinnen

Richard Whalley

Your course: 

Peter Swinnen (Royal Conservatory of Brussels) and Richard Whalley (University of Manchester) offer a masterclass in composition and writing music in an inspiring environment, fuelled by collaborations with musicians from various disciplines, surrounded by chamber music concerts in the picturesque villages of the Poitou region of France.

The masterclass is open to students of all levels and alternates between individual lessons, group discussions and workshops, and also time for you to compose. The various sessions offered by Peter Swinnen, Richard Whalley and later on by other musicians on the site, will provide an opportunity for exchange, discussion and sharing of ideas in order to find answers to specific questions.

The masterclass will take place from 5-12 August 2017. If you want more information, Peter Swinnen will be in touch before the course begins.

Your accommodation: 

ARAM offers to participants several accommodation options. Check them out at our special page “accommodation

Your payment: 

The fee for the course includes all musical activities plus lunch and dinner. You are expected to be in attendance from 5pm on the first day until 10am on the final day.

Only members of ARAM can participate in the courses. Subscription for 2017 costs 16 euros.


7-day course (meals included)

7-day course (full-board accommodation)


500 €

from 630 €


You can still register for this course – register by clicking this link.


From 5 to 12 August 2017...