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Summer Music Academy
by Nouvelles Étoiles

A unique musical break for young musicians and music teachers in the beautiful French countryside


Summer Music Academy 2024

Exciting news for young creatives!

Join us at our creative family camp in France for an unforgettable artistic adventure. Choose from two sessions and immerse yourself in nature, explore landmarks, and enjoy masterclasses, workshops, and creative projects.

Musicians, artists, dancers, as well as their parents and friends are all welcome. Don't miss this chance to let your talents shine!

Sign up now for a magical experience.

Two sessions of Summer Camp 2023 will take place:

• 1st session: July 9th-15th in Normandy

• 2nd session: July 27th-August 2nd near Disneyland

Summer Music Academy 2024 in France


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Full Program & Conditions

The Summer Camp 2024 is a wonderful opportunity for young musicians and artists from all over the world, alone or accompanied by their families, to spend a summer stay combining classical music lessons, art master-classes, and group cultural activities in a family atmosphere and in a green, picturesque and environmentally friendly place.


For young musicians and music teachers

Young musicians will be able to participate in various musical and non-musical activities:

• Individual music lessons for piano, violin, viola and cello players

• Group lessons open to all chamber music instruments players

• Lessons of playful mathematics, drawing, singing, playful music theory, etc.

• Evenings with barbecue, dances and songs


In addition, auditions and concerts for trainees and teachers will be organized regularly on the site and in churches nearby. Trainees’ accompanists will be invited to attend the concerts as spectators.


Finally, several Master Classes will be organized during the stay, on different themes such as musical analysis, improvisation techniques and openness to other musical styles.


Teachers will also have the opportunity to participate in round tables on themes around music.


Trainees, teachers and accompanying persons will thus be able to enjoy a musical and relaxing stay combining:

• home cooked food,

• good times by the campfire,

• meeting new people and discovering talents from different countries.

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Prices of activities and accomodation



Trainees can register for full board in rooms with 2, 3, 4 or 6 beds.


The stay is possible for the trainee alone or accompanied by his family.


All trainees and their companions on full board will benefit from home-cooked food.



• Accommodation, full board and participation in leisure and entertainment activities for trainees (total price over 7 days): €750

• Accommodation and full board for accompanying trainees (total price over 7  days): €600

• Administrative fees (price per person): €50

• Transport from the station to  the Camp: Ask our team.




• Teaching costs - 4 hours of individual lessons and 10 hours of group music lessons (total price): €460

• Chamber music lessons – 8 hours (total price): €300

• Self-learning accompanied by a pianist – 7 hours (total price): €280



• Plane ticket

• Train ticket from Paris 

• Visa and insurance costs

• Additional visits to Normandy and Paris

• Individual services


The Artima association can provide support for visa procedures, on request.

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Organizers and teaching team

The Nouvelles Étoiles team, organizer of the Summer Academy 2023, will be represented by Maria Christiany, president of the ArtimA music and art school as well as organizer and jury member of "Nouvelles Etoiles" international music competition.


Maria Christiany is a graduate of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. After a career as a concert performer in Russia and other countries, Maria moved to Paris in 2008. After obtaining her Certificate of Aptitude at the CNSM in Paris (the most prestigious french diploma) as well as a Masters in Musicology at the University of Paris 8, Maria mainly dedicated herself to teaching music to students of different ages and levels and organizing cultural exchange programs between France and other countries.


Around Maria, other experienced music teachers will make up the teaching team of the Summer Academy 2024, and in particular:


Davit Pivazyan: violinist, composer and conductor. Graduated of the State Conservatory of Yerevan (Armenia), David now plays both as a soloist and an orchestral musician: notably, he played from 2012 to 2016 in the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Armenia. Several works that he composed are performed all over the world.


Tatiana Borysenko: pianist from Ukraine, winner of several international competitions and professor at the National Academy of Music in Glier (Ukraine).



Arthur Thomassin: French composer who studied philosophy in parallel with his studies in piano, conducting, writing and musical analysis. Arthur attended IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique) and composed many musical works. After having taught musical training at the Regional Conservatory of Versailles, he became director of the Bobigny Conservatory.


Victoria Ulianova: music teacher and doctor of pedagogical sciences, Victoria studied teaching theory and methods in Ukraine and is now a music and choir teacher at the Artima association in Paris.

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