In the wake of the pandemic that swept (and is still sweeping) the world, we made the decision for this year’s festival not to arrange a composition academy in the large scale we have done in recent years. This year, instead, we have invited, in collaboration with the Academy of  Music and drama at Gothenburg University’s composition class, a number of students to follow the festival side by side during the week by the invited, former teachers in the composition academy (2018 and 2019), Klaus Lang and Pierluigi Billone. The students are offered lessons for Lang and Billone, to participate in rehearsals and seminars, and also present their own music in seminar form. At the end of the academy, they will be able to propose a work for next year’s festival.