Course Description

The MUSIC Summer Workshop consists of two parts, a 3-day IB Music Workshop and a highly recommended 3-day Music Masterclass.

This course is designed for students of ages 15-18 who intend to complete the International Baccalaureate but also allows students, with other degrees in mind, to be immersed in the world of music in a meaningful way during their summer break in Vienna.

The IB Music Workshop is an excellent opportunity for young musicians to develop their compositional (creating) skills of varying styles and from various cultures and time periods. They will learn new skills in arranging, improvising, music technology and stylistic techniques, as well as how to start, continue and perhaps complete a composition. Students will be given the opportunity to use and learn music software programmes such as Sibelius and Logic.

This workshop will also help guide students towards a better understanding of “what makes a good performance” and how to choose their ‘option’ according to personal interests and skills.

Our IB Music workshop leader is a truly gifted and magnificent music expert. Lee Betts comes to IBWISE with a wealth of 20+ years IB music experience and is a highly recognized IB chief examiner. She also leads our spring Final IB Music Course.


The Music Masterclass Special will be with Lee Betts, Samuel Wright (from Amadeus Vienna) plus music specialists in Vienna. The course also consists of 3 days (15 hours) and a combination of the arts (such as Music and Dance). The aim is to engage with creating your own musical narrative with skilled professionals and artists. Each of the three days will include collaboration with pianists, instrumentalists, dance and technology. Building on the context of improvisation and dance you will take home an accomplished work to further build your musical understanding and projects.

To see and hear music of various styles at concerts including orchestral music, operas and dance and visit music relevant museums such as the Arnold Schoenberg House, Mozart House or Strauss House in the heart of Vienna, will be another important piece of this unique workshop.

What to expect…

  • 3 days (15 hours) or 6 days (30 hours) of direct contact with your workshop leader plus open studio time every day until 7 pm
  • Limited group size: minimum of 3, maximum of 7 students
  • Individual support and superior guidance
  • An outstanding opportunity to make and enjoy music together and make friends with a similar passion
  • Inspiring field trips and concerts in the evenings in the midst of Vienna’s wealth of classical music and music history… and to discover your own path in the city passionately influenced by Beethoven, Mozart, Schoenberg, Schubert or Strauss.
  • A choice of additional optional short courses, eg. Extended Essay
  • 24-hour care
  • You will receive a course certificate & a written report by your IB Music specialist.
  • Pick-up & drop-off included for boarding students

COMBINE the IB MUSIC Summer Workshop with our PRE IB- or MID IB SUMMER COURSE

For further information regarding other subjects and registration, email us to or call us at +43-1-319 10 68 (Austria).


3-day Course (15 hours of direct teacher contact): JULY 28th – JULY 30th, 2017

6-day Course (30 hours of direct teacher contact): JULY 28th – August 3rd, 2017

Arrival: July 27th, 2017
Departure: July 31st / August 4th, 2017


COMBINE the IB Music Workshop with our PRE IB- or MID IB SUMMER COURSE !!


IB Music Workshop & Masterclass 2017

Course DurationBoarding Students*Day Students**
3 days (July 28-30, 2017)€ 1180 (4 nights)€ 940
6 days (July 28-August 3, 2017)€ 2360 (8 nights)€ 1880

* Fee includes 4-star modern ensuite shared accommodation on campus with half board, snacks & refreshments.

** Fee includes lunch, snacks & refreshments.


Due to limited group size, we strongly recommend to sign up by April 2017 to guarantee placement.

Register online by choosing the red SIGN UP button on the right side of this page or print enclosed registration form and email completed form to:



We will get back to you with your registration details within 48 hours, including your specific course dates.

For any further information regarding our classes please call us at +43-1-319 10 68 (Austria) or Whattsapp: +436641306197 and we will happily assist you!


Tavel Info

GETTING TO AND FROM VIENNA –Vienna has low price flight connections with all the major European cities, as well as excellent road and rail links. Whichever mode of transport you decide to use, you will be met at your arrival point in the city, and delivered safely to your accommodation. Usually, transfer times are no more than 30 minutes.

Students MUST have full medical insurance – proof of which will be required at the beginning of the course. Holiday insurance to cover against loss of personal items is a sensible precaution. Insurance against late cancellation due to illness etc. should also allow you to claim for a refund of course fees, if necessary.

Having the relevant travel documents is important. You can visit the website at to obtain details of visa requirements. EU citizens do not require a visa.

If you are not sure whether you require a visa, please contact your consulate.