Etchings Festival


The 2016 Etchings Festival

July 5-12

Auvillar, France

Applications available here

This year’s festival will take place from July 5 - 12 at the Moulin a Nef in Auvillar, France.

Guest Artists:

Franck Bedrossian and Nicholas Isherwood


Both professional and student composers are welcome to apply.  Participant works will be rehearsed daily and each work will be given a dedicated recording session.  Festival concerts will offer opportunities for performers, composers, and audience members to interact with live performances of participant works.


Participant composers meet each morning for private lessons ad each afternoon for master clases during which the Guest Artists will share their work and offer critiques of participants' work.  The fellows who study at Etchings come from around the world.  Etchings pairs incomparable instruction with an intimate size allowing for great attention to be given to each participant.  


Notifications for participation and commissions will be in mid-February.


The population of Auvillar is deeply invested in the arts. Audience members from the community attend concerts as well as open master classes and rehearsals. The public nature of the festival creates optimal participant interaction with the performers and the larger artistic community in Auvillar.

Between sessions, participants are encouraged to explore the exceptional cultural environment of Auvillar and its spectacular natural surroundings in southwest France.


Click here for the VCCA-France website

Click here to learn more about the Etchings Festival

Click here to see a video of the 2010 Etchings Festival