Participation in the six-day Treffen junge Musik-Szene in Berlin is the prize of a Germany-wide contest for young artists.

Young musicians wanted!

You write or produce your own songs?
You want to play a concert in Berlin?
You want to get to know other musicians, try yourself out in workshops and play at a jam session every evening?

Then we look forward to receiving your application for the Treffen junge Musik-Szene!
You can submit up to three of your own songs.

Apply as a soloist, duo or band. For all musicians between the ages of 11 and 21 without a contract.

The Treffen junge Musik-Szene offers young musicians a platform to present their self-written, written or self-produced music. In addition to public concerts, the Treffen creates a creative space where the prize-winners can further develop their musical signature in intensive workshops, receive tips and knowledge from professionals for their work, and get to know each other, exchange ideas and jam together.

The national contest Treffen junge Musik-Szene of the Berliner Festspiele is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

More detailed information on the Treffen junge Musik-Szene

Dates for the Treffen junge Musik-Szene 2022

Call for applications from March 2022
Call for applications from October 2021
Questions & answers about the application with the team 7 July, 17:00
Registration at
Deadline for applications 31 July 2022
Announcement of the winners August 2022

You can apply with:

  • songs written by yourself, preferably in all languages
  • all music genres (e.g. chanson, folk, blues, pop, hip-hop, jazz, funk, rock, electronic, etc.)
  • any kind of self-produced music that works with lyrics, contains messages, or tells stories and themes (e.g. texts set to music, radio plays, games, podcasts, voice art, and sound experiments)

The only things which aren’t eligible are submissions

  • which are not your own recordings
  • from solo artists, duos or bands who are already under contract (e.g. to a record company, producer, publisher etc.)


Applications have to be made via our new  Application Portal (in German only).

After you registration you can provide all the necessary details for your application.

If you have any questions of problems using our new application portal, please contact us by phone under +49 30 254 89 114.


An expert jury will select 10 music productions. The selection process will be completed by the middle of September. The jury’s decision is final – there are no legal grounds for appeal.


The winners will be invited to the Treffen junge Musik-Szene for five days in Berlin. The highlight of the meeting is the concert of the winners at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele. The meeting also offers a rich Campus programme of jam sessions, music analysis and workshops about technical support backstage, song writing, voice and breath training, band coaching, composition, improvisation etc. The concert of the winners will be recorded.


The concert of the winners will be recorded.