music hub 2021

July 13-23, 2021

Training  program for dance accompanists

In keeping with its commitment to innovation and high caliber education, Tdh international is proud to produce and direct the Music Program for Dance Accompanists, Music Hub. Too many times musicians are literally tossed into a dance classroom setting with little or no training or direction. They are left trying to figure out how to navigate the open class systems of many dance schools and how to promote themselves. Being able to accompany dance classes is a great way to network with teachers, choreographers, and to supplement their income. we believe each class is a unique experience where everyone involved - student, musician, and teacher- can be expressive, learn from, and inspire each other.


Giada Matteini enlists the help of professional musicians and master teachers to create a cutting edge, one-of-a-kind music program for musicians interested in pursuing a career as dance accompanists. The music students will observe dance classes taught during DANCE HUB played by the music mentors and eventually play as well.


In collaboration with the DANCE HUB choreographic program ChoreoLab, the music students will compose/perform music for dance students choreographing new works during the intensive.


The program affords the music students several performing opportunities while in Florence and a myriad of activities and total immersion in the vibrant cultural life of Florence.


The music students and music mentor perform in an evening dedicated entirely to music showcasing vast range and vision.


They will take classes and lectures in various subjects related to being a dance accompanist: how to arrange/compose music for dance classes, how to promote themselves as dance accompanists, relationship with teachers and students, etc.

Application process

Prerequisites: MUSIC HUB is open to musicians with a minimum of five years of formal classical training and experience in improvisation. Applicants must be interested in closely exploring the relationship between music and dance and must be able to travel with their own instrument, if different than piano.

Submission Requirements:

1. Application Form 

2. If accepted, payment of $100.00 registration fee

MUSIC HUB 2021 TUITION: $500.00

One-time Application Fee: $100.00

MUSIC HUB students are responsible for their airfare, housing, and per diem costs.

Music hub graduates

TDH International is sponsored with Performance Zone Inc (dba The Field), a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization serving the performing arts community. Contributions to The Field earmarked for Iron Jade Productions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. 

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