Academy: Audio Recording
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

9 –  31 July 2023

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 2023

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 11 October 2022
Deadline: 19 January 2023 / Application closed
Application Fee: USD 50

Please note: Applicants of Romanian, Russian or Ukrainian nationality are eligible for an application fee waiver thanks to the generosity of donors to the Festival. To obtain a fee waiver, please email a scan of your passport proving your nationality to academy@verbierfestival.com.



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 recognized music producer and audio educator. Over her more than 30+ year career, she has served in the roles of director, executive producer, music producer and recording engineer. Leonard has worked in all areas of music production, including audio post-production for film and video and broadcast audio. An equally respected educator, for nearly 21 years, she served as director of Audio at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, where she was instrumental in growing the audio education program to international status while facilitating training, recording, conference and research residencies. As audio producer, Leonard has produced and engineered hundreds of professional award-winning and nominated recording projects for a broad range of international artists. She continues to work as a music producer for various symphonies, operas, and chamber ensembles, and serves as director, faculty, and consultant with various international music festivals and academia. Leonard is known for shaping the careers of many individuals for major positions in the music technology and audio industries. She holds a Master of Music degree in sound recording from McGill University and bachelor degrees in both music and education and is a past-president and fellow of the Audio Engineering Society.

interns 2023

Marta Hinderer Poland
Rebekka Homburg Germany
Jeremias Thiele Germany