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The Music Academy of Villecroze, engaged in musical patronage, supports young talent by offering applicants selected masterclasses, room and board. Participants pay only for transport to the Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport or Les Arcs-Draguignan Railway Station. Free shuttle service is organised from the Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport or Les Arcs-Draguignan Railway Station to the Music Academy of Villecroze.

Masterclasses are generally held from Thursday (day of arrival) to Saturday of the following week (day of departure). Arrivals are possible until 4pm at the Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport and until 5pm at Les Arcs-Draguignan Railway Station. The Academy organises transfers from the Airport or Railway Station.

The schedule for masterclasses is prepared on the very first evening with the teacher. The group is informed of the schedule for rehearsal rooms available in the Academy. All meals are taken together with the teacher and fellow participants.

Classes end on Thursday of the second week of the masterclass. The dress rehearsal takes place on Friday morning. Students then have the rest of the day until the concert at the Academy’s Music Centre or Saint-Victor Chapel, at 8:30pm.

Departures from Villecroze are scheduled until 11am Saturday morning, when the Academy closes.

No auditors or accompanying persons are admitted to the Academy. The final concert is open to the public.


Selection conditions

First, a complete application must be sent before the deadline specified in the programme. No application received after this deadline will be taken into consideration. You can send us your application:

  • by using this online form or
  • by downloading the application form here and sending it to us by post with your complete application to : Académie musicale de Villecroze, 41 rue de l’Université, F-75007 Paris, France.

All applications will be examined by the teacher who then selects his class. Applicants will be informed the outcome by e-mail and receive a letter of invitation with all the practical details for organising their stay.

If you have any problems with registration, please contact us by e-mail at masterclass @

Students living abroad and unable to pay for their transport can request financial support to cover part of the cost. Their request will be examined by the Commission; incomplete requests or those not received with the application cannot be taken into consideration.


Participation conditions

Applicant for masterclasses must agree to respect the following conditions:

  • attend all masterclasses,
  • participate in the final concert,
  • grant photographic, performing/captation and recording rights,
  • supply a biography and a photograph for the site’s database,
  • mention their participation in the Academy of Villecroze in their biographies,
  • pursue patronage begun with the Academy, by engaging in a volunteer project of their choice (e.g. giving a performance in a retirement home or a prison, developing a project with a school, etc.)

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