Concert Résidence Mozart, Académie 2014
Vincent Beaume

The Académie du Festival d'Aix

The Académie du Festival d’Aix is, since 1998, a centre of excellence for vocal and instrumental training, a platform for reflection, experimentation and creation of opera and innovative forms, and also a place that caters for the professional development of young artists. It offers them the opportunity to take part in residencies and perform in concerts and opera productions at the Festival d’Aix as well as on tours across France and abroad throughout the year.


Through its main training areas, which are voice, chamber music, creation, orchestra and mediation, the Académie upholds the values of exchange, development and cultural enrichment in the form of multidisciplinary and intercultural activities, creation and outreach for all of its programmes. Last but not least, through its networks, enoa (European Network of Opera Academies) and Medinea (Mediterranean Incubator of Emerging Artists), the Académie promotes mobility for young artists within the Euro-Mediterranean area all year round, in order to encourage artistic and cultural meetings. 


The Académie allows lyric artists to study a given repertoire (Mozartian and Lied, contemporary vocality, etc.) working on style, technique and interpretation during master classes and encounters with renowned specialists.

2018 residencies

Chamber music

The Académie welcomes trios and quartets already constituted. These ensembles benefit from the experience and guidance of uncontested masters over the course of various workshops and master classes.

2018 residency


 Bringing together young composers, librettists, dramaturges, stage directors, scenic designers, costume designers, and choreographers among other creators, the Opera Creation Workshop makes it possible for them all to tackle and work on different themes having to do with today's lyric creation thanks to their participation in encounters, conferences and debates. 

2018 workshop

Orchestra and ensembles

As part of the Académie du Festival d'Aix since 2014, the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra (MYO) offers talented young musicians from the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of France and from the Mediterranean basin an immersion in the professional life of ensemble and orchestra musicians. For 30 years now, the MYO transmitted the pleasure of performing the symphonic repertory composed for large orchestras, and has placed creation and intercultural exchanges at the heart of its programmes.

2018 training sessions


Through its Relay Musicians course, l’Académie offers upcoming professional musicians and singers a training which focuses on mediation, transmission, music introduction issues for young and remote audiences.

2017-2018 outreach skills workshops

With the support of

HSHCFondation d'entreprise La PosteSacemSACDLa culture avec la copie privéeArt Mentor Fondation LucerneMécénat Musical Société GénéralEnoaEurope Culture