Audio Recording

Summer 2022
New programme for 2022 …

The Academy offers two internship opportunities for students with a high level of music and audio training and advanced practical skills in audio and video technologies. These positions will work alongside a professional recording team for the capture of audio/video productions throughout the Verbier Festival.  The selected candidates will also have the opportunity to work with a music producer for the professional music recording and capture of both audio and video recording sessions with the two pre-formed trios/quartets from the Academy’s Soloists & Ensembles Programme.

  • Intern with an established team of audio/video professionals
  • Gain real-world experience in the live streaming of the Verbier Festival
  • Mentorship with a producer and recording engineers in conjunction with a video production team
  • Record and produce professional recordings with Academy artists
  • Access industry standard and professionally-equipped studio spaces

programme dates

10 July – 1 August 2022

includes arrival and departure dates

who should apply / eligibility

Applicants of all nationalities who are entering or finishing their final year of sound engineering or Tonmeister training may apply

Age requirement: Aged 20 to 30 on 1 July 2022.

Languages: English; spoken French is an asset

Software: Working knowledge of Pyramix and ProTools is desirable; Applicants will also have a practical understanding of file creation and management.

costs for successful candidates

The Verbier Festival will cover the cost of return travel from each student’s place of residence to Verbier. Students 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 provide lodging, lunches and dinners, plus a stipend for daily breakfast.


Applications open: 20 October 2021
Deadline: 19 January 2022

Application Fee: USD 50

guidelines / apply now

covid-19 vaccination

Musicians who choose to take part in Verbier Festival Academy programmes do so voluntarily and are therefore obliged to accept and follow rules set out by the Fondation du Verbier Festival in order to make its programmes viable and compliant with local law.  In the interest of public safety, the Verbier Festival Academy requires all students to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 for the duration of the programmes in which they take part. All students accepted to Academy programmes will also be obliged to be regularly tested as part of the Festival’s repetitive testing scheme. The Festival reserves the right to make changes to its Covid-19 protection plan as required.


marc pasteau

Administrateur et fondateur associé (Kali son)

While still a student, in 2002, Marc Pasteau founded Kali Son, a company specialising in recording and sound systems. Six years later, Kali Net branch, dedicated to high quality live webcasts, was created, followed shortly by Kali Vision—a live video capture and production solution, offering a complete audiovisual production and broadcasting. In parallel to the administration of the group and his activity as an operator, Marc Pasteau has worked with the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional d’Annecy since 2006 to develop a professional course for ‘sound professionals’ where he teaches recording and post-production to students in science and music. He is also involved in various professional training courses and conferences and is a fixture at the Verbier Festival each summer.

theresa leonard

Theresa Leonard is an internationally recognised music producer and audio educator. In her more than 30+ year career, she has served as president, director/executive producer, music producer and recording engineer, and has worked in all areas of music production and education, including research, audio post-production for film and video, broadcast audio, interdisciplinary residencies and programming, administration, operations, and professional recordings for a broad range of international artists. As audio producer, she has produced and engineered hundreds of professional recording projects. She is known for shaping the careers of many individuals for major positions in the music technology and audio industries. For nearly 21 years, she served as Director of Audio at Banff Centre in Canada, and was instrumental in growing the audio education program to international status. She is a past-president and fellow of the Audio Engineering Society.