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International University Courses

"Música en Compostela"

Santiago de Compostela, from August 1st to August 14th, 2021.


The international courses of "Musica en Compostela" refer, exclusively, to the information and interpretation of Spanish Music. Musicians of any nationality, with a high and recognized technical level, can attend these courses.


All students who are beneficiaries of a "Musica en Compostela" Scholarship, given that this year it is an online edition, will have their enrollment reduced to the value of €100, as an exceptional measure, as there are no living expenses and accommodation.


Registration fee for Scholarship Students: €100


Those Scholarship students who prove that they are members of the SGAE will obtain a 20% discount on registration fees. (Those candidates who were not beneficiaries of a Scholarship, may also participate in the Course as Active students.)



All those people who, having been admitted, are not beneficiaries of an accommodation and maintenance grant, may also participate in the Course as Active Students, under the same academic and participatory conditions as the Scholarship Students, but with a registration fee of €300.

Those students who prove that they are members of the SGAE will obtain a 20% discount on registration fees.


Registration fee for Active Students: €300


The condition of Hearing Student will be determined by payment of the registration fees.


Registration fee for Listener Students: €100.


Considering the international character of the Música en Compostela courses and the sanitary measures established worldwide due to COVID-19, Música en Compostela will take place as an online format, a possibility that had already been mentioned at Música en Compostela's announcement. 

We encourage students to have appropriate audio recording equipment, although there will not be any technical requirement on this end. Registered students will have access to a tutorial video by a professional videographer explaining audio recording techniques and recommendations. 

Piano and guitar lessons will be individual and via ZOOM. Students will have an allocated time per lesson in which they will perform a piece or pieces for the teacher, who will then evaluate and correct the performance:

  1. Even though the lessons will take place in a synchronous manner, students are encouraged to send an audio recording file of the work or works before the lesson, so the professor has suitable material to evaluate their playing in the event of connectivity issues. Such recording will be sent directly to the professor, and only the teacher of the course will have access to it for the academic purposes described above. 

  2. In relation to the piano course, Yamaha Music Ibérica will facilitate their commercial spaces in Spain with "Silent" pianos to carry out the lessons and guarantee high-quality recordings of the student's pieces. Interested students should request this option by the time of registration. 

  3. Before starting the course, the students will receive their schedule and credentials to access Música en Compostela's online platform and the lessons.

Music composition lessons will take place individually and via ZOOM. Prior to the lesson, students should send the composition to the professor via email. The professor will then present the corrections and comments during the lesson time. Only the professor will have access to the composition's files. The platform allows sharing screens during the lessons, so both student and teacher could visualize the score if needed. Before the lessons start, the students will receive their schedule and credentials to access Música en Compostela's online platform and the lessons.

Vocal, violín, viola, and violoncello lessons will be individual and via ZOOM: 

  1. At the time of their registration, students should specify the work or works they wish to perform during the course. Música en Compostela's collaborative pianists will then record their musical accompaniments. These recordings will be available at the course's online platform before the beginning of the course so that the students can rehearse with them. 

  2. Before each lesson, the student will send an audio recording of their performance of a piece or pieces with the collaborative pianists' pre-recorded accompaniment to the teacher.

  3. Each discipline teacher or teachers will listen to the audio files and present their corrections and comments during the lesson time. Only the professor or professors of the specific discipline will have access to the mentioned recordings for the academic purposes described above.  

  4. Before the lessons start, the students will receive their schedule and credentials to access Música en Compostela's online platform and the lessons.

Musicology classes will be collective, synchronous, and via ZOOM. Prior to the beginning of the course, the students will receive their schedule and credentials to access Música en Compostela's online platform and the lessons.

Due to the impossibility of carrying out the choral activity, Prof. Carmen Cruz has pre-recorded these masterclasses. Each day, one of these classes will be uploaded to Música en Compostela's platform so students can watch it. 

  1. Prof. Carmen Cruz will be connected via ZOOM for an allotted time each day during the length of the course to answer any questions related to the specific day's video. Students may ask their questions via email, which Prof. Carmen Cruz will answer in the next session. 

  2. These pre-recorded masterclasses will be available to students at Música en Compostela's platform with restricted access to registered students, professors, and the course administration. The Q&A sessions will not be recorded. 

  3. Prior to the beginning of the course, the students will receive the schedule and credentials to access Música en Compostela's online platform and the lessons.

The course administration will not record the instrumental, vocal, and composition lessons, the musicology classes, and the Polyphony Q&A sessions. Therefore, only the instrumental accompaniments pre-recorded by the collaborative pianists and the polyphony pre-recorded masterclasses will be available to students at the Música en Compostela's online platform. 

Only registered students, the course's teachers, and administrative staff shall access the classes, lessons, and online platform. Sharing the online platform and/or ZOOM credentials with other parties is strictly prohibited



⋅ Registration form duty completed

⋅ "Curriculum Vitae"

⋅ Photocopy of the identity card or passport

⋅ Two passport-size photographs

⋅ All supporting documents relating to the applicant’s musical training

⋅ Parental consent (in case the applicant is a minor)


All those applicants that, unless proper justification, fail to send all the documents required to participate in the call procedure, will not be considered as candidates for the scholarship.



All admission applications must be sent to the General Secretariat of "Musica en Compostela", via e-mail or via post mail.


Deadline for submission of applications:

from January 1st to May 31st, 2021


The registration fee will be paid within the term stated, after the applicant is admitted as an Active or Listener Student.


Once the period for the submission of applications is finished, and the documentation provided by all candidates is reviewed at the Teaching Body meeting, chaired by the Course Director, the scholarships of "Musica en Compostela" will be awarded to the students who have provided evidence of their high and recognized technical level.


All students who have submitted their documentation will be informed of the outcome of their application via e-mail in mid-June. They will also receive specific instructions about the pieces that they should bring and prepare for the Course.


All the students, wheter they are Active, Listener or Scholarship ones, will be able to attend to just one of the courses. Any exception should be solved by the Course Managing Board.



The students who have been awarded a grant and want to resign from the program, must notify so in writing and justify the reasons for his resignation, before 15 days of the start of the course. In the event of failure to submit the resignation within the term stated, the student would not be eligible for a new scholarship in the next edition of the Course.


The students who were granted a scholarship, and not attend the Course without having submitted the resignation, cannot opt for a new grant in the following two editions of the Course.


Students with repeated resignations or unjustified non-appearances, will be definitely rejected as candidates for the grants.


Students who wish to attend the Course and are excluded from the call for any of the reasons mentioned above, will be able to attend only as Listener Students, with all the expenses being borne by them.



Albéniz, Isaac Camprodón

Albero, Sebastián 

Antología de Antiguos Maestros Españoles

Autores del Siglo XVIII

Balada, Leonardo

Balboa, Manuel

Bernaola, Carmelo

Blasco de Nebra, Manuel

Boccherini, Luigi

Cabanilles, Juan Bautista

Casablancas, Benet

Cassadó, Gaspar

Castillo, Manuel

Catalán, Teresa

Charles Soler, Agustí

Clavecinistas Vascos

Correa de Arauxo, Francisco

De Cabezón, Antonio

De Cabezón, Hernando

De Cabezón, Juan

De Falla, Manuel

De Milán, Luis

De Morales, Cristóbal

De Narváez, Luis

De Pablo, Luis

De Santa María, Tomás Luis

Del Adalid, Marcial

Del Encina, Juan

Díez, Consuelo

Diz, Mario

Durán, Juan

Escuela de Montserrat

Eslava, Hilarión 

Esplá, Óscar

Freixanet, Josep

Gaos, Andrés

García Abril, Antón

Gerhard, Roberto

Granados, Enrique

Groba, Rogelio

Guridi, Jesús

Halffter, Cristóbal

Halffter, Ernesto

Halffter, Rodolfo

Homs, Joaquín

Lanchares, Santiago

Larrauri, Antón

Marco, Tomás

Mompou, Federico

Montsalvatge, Xavier

Moreno Torroba, Federico

Mudarra, Alonso

Nin, Joaquín

Obradors, Fernando J.

Orbón, Julián

Prieto, Claudio

Quiroga, Manuel 

Remacha, Fernando

Rodrigo, Joaquín

Sarasate, Pablo

Scarlatti, Domenico

Soler, Padre Antonio

Sor, Fernando

Toldrá, Eduardo

Turina, Joaquín

Viso, Margarita

Zavala, Mercedes


The repertoire of Music piano students in Compostela must have a minimum total duration of 20 minutes (there is no maximum limit) and must include at least one work of the Spanish harpsichord school of the XVIII (including Domenico Scarlatti), a work of a Spanish composer born between 1860 and 1925 and a work by a Spanish composer born from 1926. Within this last category it is recommended to take into account reference composers such as Carmelo Bermaola, Antón García Abril, Joan Guinjoàn, Cristóbal Halfter, Tomás Marco or Luis de Pablo.