49th Darmstadt Summer Course for New Music
14 to 28 July 2018, Darmstadt

The Darmstadt Summer Course 2018 will be offering an intense program of concerts, courses, workshops, lectures, discussions, think tanks and ateliers with around 60 tutors and many guests. More than 350 participants from around 50 nations are expected in Darmstadt.

There are calls and application processes for certain workshops. Please have a look at the list of calls before and during the Summer Course regularly, follow us on Facebook or subscribe for the 2018 e-mail newsletter which  informs about calls and application deadlines.

👻 Registration deadline was 15 April 2018, but is extended as long as we are still waiting for results from different calls. The registration is effected through on-line booking and payment by credit card.

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Participation Fee

Participation fee: 430 Euros (+13,90 Euros system and booking fees)

The General Terms and Conditions of the Darmstadt Summer Course apply at all times.

Attendance of concerts

In addition to the courses and workshops IMD offers participants the opportunity to attend lectures and concerts of the Darmstadt Summer Course. For many events, participants will only need their participant ID card that they will receive at the check-in. For others, an advance registration will be required. We will inform about that early enough via e-mail. However, we would point out that some venues have only a limited capacity, and thus, we cannot guarantee admission to every event.

If you are not a participant, please have a look here.


Arrival: 14 July 2018 (Check-in from 11:00)
Departure: 29 July 2018

Lodging and board are not included in the participation fee.
After their registration, our participants will be able to book discounted hotel accomodation in Darmstadt. Maritim Konferenzhotel is a good and centrally located 4-star hotel with spacious rooms. In order to offer an affordable price, the hotel will slightly downgrade its normal breakfast buffet:

Maritim Konferenzhotel Darmstadt, Accomodation in Single room, incl. breakfast: 60 Euro per night (15 nights: 900 Euro)

Maritim Konferenzhotel Darmstadt, Accomodation in Double room with another person, incl. breakfast: 38 Euro per person / night (15 nights: 570 Euro)

If prefer to look for other accomodation options, please find an overview of hotels and private accomodation on the Darmstadt Marketing website.

(All information is subject to change.)

Download Map

The city map (PDF) shows all venues and accomodations of this years Summer Course. The campus is concentrated on the area around Lichtenbergschule and Akademie für Tonkunst. Many other events are taking place at Centralstation and Orangerie.


Darmstadt Summer Course Festival Office (14 to 28 July 2018)

Ludwigshöhstraße 105, 64285 Darmstadt
Google Maps

Arriving from the Frankfurt/Main Airport (FRA): Please take the bus “AIR” and get off at “Darmstadt Hauptbahnhof (central station)”. This bus starts from terminal 1 and terminal 2.

Arriving from the Central Railway Station Darmstadt: Please leave the station through the main entrance. Take the tram line 3 (to Lichtenbergschule), get off at the final station “Lichtenbergschule” and from there, please follow the signs.

For questions, please e-mail: