Participants attending the 2020 Cortona Sessions will enjoy two weeks of intensive exploration of contemporary music, collaboration, and what it takes to make a career as a 21st Century musician. Below are all of the details about the 2020 Sessions. 

Dates:  May 23 - June 6, 2020
-- participants arrive in Italy on May 23 and depart Cortona on June 6. The Sessions span 14 nights in Cortona

Programs of Study
Composition | Performance | Conducting

Location:  Hotel Oasi Neumann – Cortona, Italy (

Pre-Formed Ensembles (Chamber Music Initiative)
— open to ensembles of 2 or more
— scholarship of $850 for each member of the ensemble
— ensembles present a profile concert
— all conductors selected receive automatic $850 scholarship
Piano (Resident Fellow in Piano)
— 1 pianist will receive a full tuition scholarship of $2,050


Dates & Deadlines

Application Deadline:  December 15, 2019
Notification Deadline:  December 31, 2019
Tuition Deposit Due:  January 15, 2020
Tuition Balance Due:  March 15, 2020
Composition Submission Deadline:  March 23, 2020

Tuition:  $2,050USD


Composers interested in applying for the Cortona Prize, please click here. Deadline November 1, 2019.