Audio Recording Programme

Application Guidelines


Please read the following guidelines carefully before making your application, and before sending any questions to the Verbier Festival Team.



who may apply

Applicants to the Audio Recording Programme must be entering or finishing their final year of sound engineering or Tonmeister training and be aged 20 to 30 on 1 July 2023. 

Successful candidates are required to sign an agreement with the Fondation du Verbier Festival, thereby committing to the entire duration of the programme from 9 to 31 July 2023, and accepting all rules of the Academy.


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how to apply

Applications to Verbier Festival Academy Programmes are submitted through the Acceptd on-line platform.  Google Chrome is recommended as browser for use with the platform:

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The language of application documentation is English.

Deadline: 19 January 2023 
Application FeeUSD 50

All candidates must provide:

  • Contact information (name, address, etc.) 
  • Application Information 
    • Date of birth, nationality, etc. 
    • School history 
    • Languages spoken 


  • Passport/ID 
  • CV describing academic, professional and other relevant experience 
  • Photo/headshot (landscape orientation) 
  • A short biography (no longer than 150 words in English or French) 
  • YouTube links or video uploads of: 
    • Why you wish to take part in the Academy’s Audio Recording Programme? AND Where you see yourself in five yearsPlease present yourself in English to the best of your ability. Videos should be no longer than 5 min. 
    • Three to five sample live or studio recordings that demonstrate the quality and diversity of your work 
  • Two recommendation letters / email addresses of references 
  • Payment of application fee (by credit card only)


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programme dates

Successful candidates need to arrive in Verbier on 9 July and depart 31 July (some flexibility is possible).


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programme expenses

The Verbier Festival will cover the cost of return travel from and back to each intern’s place of residence to and from Verbier. Interns who travel from or return to a location other than their place of residence—and who subsequently face an increased travel cost—are responsible to the pay the difference in fare. 

The Verbier Festival will also cover tuition fees and provide lodging and a daily stipend for meals.

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Q: I will be younger than 20 or older than 30 on 1 July 2023
Generally, the Academy does not accept applications from applicants younger or older than the stated requirements.

Q: May my CV be in a language other than English?
Yes, we accept CV’s in English, French, German and Italian.

Q: When and how will I find out the results of my audition?
You will be sent an email no later than 4 March 2023 with a decision from the Academy. You must confirm your intention to accept an offer no later than 8 March 2023 (7 pm EST).


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