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Offered by the Université Musical Hourtin Médoc, the International Music Academy allows young musicians to deepen their musical talent under the guidance  of professors and prestigious artists. Trainees are offered idyllic accommodations, located along the banks of the largest lake in France.
The Academy is designed for graduate students from music academies recognized by the Ministry of Culture and Communication. Depending on availability and at the teacher’s discretion, other students may be admitted. Each student is given an excellent instrumental coaching. Training rooms with piano accompanists are available for students.
Interns are accommodated on a full board basis, subject to availability, in 2 bedrooms flats (2 per apartment), in a 3* tourist residence, Odalys- acances (bed linen provided - towels not provided). Full board accommodation is compulsory for unaccompanied students under 18. Over 18, there is possibility to rent your own apartment (see: prices) or manage your own stay personally.


From April 17 to 25, 2020
Site being updated for the 2021 edition

Payment of expenses - 2021 edition

The price of the course is 900 €
Arrivée prévue le samedi à la gare SNCF Bordeaux à partir de 13h, jusqu'à 17h, où vous serez accueilli par notre équipe.
Départ le dimanche matin 8h30 de Hourtin pour la gare SNCF de Bordeaux.
The price includes :
• Reception of students on site or at the railway station of Bordeaux St Jean and back;
• Accommodation in a 3 * hotel residence a 2-room apartment to share with another trainee;
• Breakfasts, lunches and dinners;
• The final buffet;
• The BAFA framework for minors;
• Instrumental courses;
• Orchestra Rehearsals;
• Access to all student concerts;
• Accompanist pianists available;
Optional :
• Chamber music classes: 80 € option;


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Spaces are limited and assigned on a first come first serve basis. Registration will be confirmed by email or by post to each student individually. Parents are welcome; there is the possibility of full board accommodation. Please check with the Academy for further details (contacts section)
2021 Edition


Registration DEADLINE : April 1, 2021
pdfRegistration form 2021 (PDF format)
pdfParental authorization 2021 (PDF format) / To be joined if minor


pdfFlyer 2021 (PDF format)


Reception at the St-Jean train station in Bordeaux on Saturday, April 17th, 2021 from 1pm. To better accommodate you, a coach will be waiting for you at Bordeaux Saint-Jean station, to bring you to Hourtin on the place of the training course.
Departure on Sunday morning 8h30 from Hourtin for Bordeaux train station.
For accommodation around the training place, outside the academy, discover the territory, visit the Médoc ... We suggest :
- Bungalows in the « village western » to 1/4 hour of walking. Rates western village : click here.
- For any other mode of accommodation, contact the Community Tourist Office Médoc Atlantique (


Pedagogical information: : Annie COCHET - Tel : (+33)144 647 454
Françoise GNERI - Tel : (+33)608 321 469
Practical information : J. R. PEINTRE - Tel : (+33)619 933 727
Address of your stay : UMHM ODALYS - Esplanade Christian Renard - 33990 HOURTIN
Tourism Office :
Students must bring their desks, partitions and a concert suit.
Travel is part of the participant’s own expenses (free shuttle UMHM, Bordeaux / Hourtin to Bordeaux).
For non-French students, we recommend that you take a "health assistance and repatriation" (travel insurance) for the duration of the stay. Conventions of care may exist between France and your country of origin.
Interns and participants in the Academy are required to purchase insurance for their musical instruments. The UMHM cannot be held responsible for any theft or damage to musical instruments.
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