General information

In 1988 Prof. Dr. Helmut Zehetmair, Prof. Erika Lösch and Adelheid Kramer have founded the “Sommermusik im Oberen Nagoldtal” (before: “Altensteiger Sommermusik”). Since then Adelheid Kramer has been leading and organizing the “Summer Music in the Upper Nagold Valley”.

The aim is to teach talented children and young musicians during the holidays.
The master classes take place in Nagold. There are concerts in Nagold, Wildberg and Calw given by the teachers and the participants of the master classes.

The “Summer Music in the Upper Nagold Valley” is a project of the towns Nagold and Wildberg.

The “Summer Music in the Upper Nagold Valley” is for

  • students of the violin, viola, cello, double bass and piano and those wishing to extend their repertoire, prepare for concerts, competitions, auditions and other exams. Complete chamber music ensembles can also apply to take part.
  • highly gifted children and young people with basic technical knowledge
  • young people and students of music who want to get special training in announcing concerts and free spech
  • teachers of instruments and musicians who are looking for ideas and new methods of teaching

The “Summer Music in the Upper Nagold Valley” includes:

  • master classes with accompaniment,
  • lessons and group playing for children and young people,
  • chamber music (string quartet, trio for strings, piano trio etc.) and orchestral rehearsals,
  • evening rehearsals, stage performances and closing concert,
  • master classes for composition with possibilities of performances of the composed pieces.
  • course for moderation

The “Summer Music in the Upper Nagold Valley” wants to support (with experienced artists and teachers) the musical technical development of talented young musicians and composers. There will be opportunities for artists to meet with other highly motivated musicians from many nations, of different ages, teaching methods and skills. This is an important part of the course.

We put emphasis on taking part in the offer of playing chamber music and joining the orchestra (with special practices of intonation) besides visting a masterclass.

The staff welcomes students and children to this residential school (CJD Nagold, in Nagold which is situated in a tranquil part of the northern Black Forest. There will be enough room for teaching and practice in the local nearby schools of Nagold. Students and children will be encouraged to work intensively on their instruments during the course. There will also be ample opportunities for sports, table tennis, swimming, walking and jogging in the forest.

It is specially mentioned that participants of the master and children courses must follow the rules of the boarding school. Smoking and drinking alcohol within the houses is not allowed. Those who don't obey the rules are not allowed to take part on the courses.

31. Sommermusik
im Oberen Nagoldtal

31st Summer Music
in the Upper Nagold Valley
in Nagold and Wildberg

Master, children, chamber music classes
for violin, viola, violoncello,
double bass and piano
31st – 10th August 2018

Master class Vadim Gluzman, violin
12th – 18th August 2018

Concerts in Nagold, Wildberg und Calw
Tickets by


Organization of the Summer Music in the Upper Nagold valley

Adelheid Kramer
Tel.: +49 (0) 172 7406392
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The courses can be attended by those who wish to listen as well as young musicians. Course members must prepare two complete pieces by different composers in advance of the course. However for children, one piece of an appropriate level of difficulty is sufficient.
Applications are taken on a first come first served basis. Places can only be guaranteed upon payment of the booking fee.

Application deadline: 28. June 2024


Booking fee Euro 200.-
Course fee Euro 200.-
Full board for 10 days Euro 400.-
Total course fee Euro 800.-
Booking fee master class Vadim Gluzman Euro 200.-
Course fee master class Vadim Gluzman
(includes a shared meal daily, but no accommodation)
Euro 350.-
Total course fee (Vadim Gluzman)
Euro 550.-


To apply, please fill in the application form.

The application is only valid with the booking fee of 200.-€ (confirmation enclosed) which is non-refundable in case of cancellation. Should the course be over-booked, the booking fee will be refunded.

Accompanying parents can get advice for cheaper board and lodging (contact). It is possible to eat in the boarding school for accompanying parents, too.

Special dietary needs can be catered for; please indicate on the application form.

The course fee includes: four master classes lessons, accompaniment, chamber music, orchestral playing, observing master-classes, entrance to all talks and concerts.

Applications to:

Amt für Bildung, Kultur und Sport der Stadt Nagold
Code word: ”Sommermusik 2024“
Markstraße 27-29
D-72202 Nagold
E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bank details:
Stadtverwaltung Nagold
Usage: ”Sommermusik 2024" + Name + Country
Sparkasse Pforzheim-Calw
bank code: 666 500 85
account number: 5000262
IBAN: DE59 6665 0085 0005 0002 62

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