Q: What is the application deadline?
A: March 1, 2014
Q: What is the tuition?
A: $3,650, plus travel costs to and from the festival
Q: When are the payments due?
A: A $650 deposit is required in order for accepted students to secure their place. Then, the balance of the tuition will be due in two additional payments of $1500, with the final payment due by May 1, 2014.
Q: Are there scholarships available?
A: Yes, there are a limited number of scholarship awards available. These awards are based on exceptional talent, financial need, and the needs of the overall program. Students who wish to be considered for a scholarship may indicate so on their application. Scholarship awards typically do not exceed $750. Priority for scholarship awards will be given to applications submitted before February 15, 2014.
Students are highly encouraged to seek financial assistance from outside sources. Schools, music clubs and organizations, youth orchestras and bands, service clubs (e.g., Rotary, Kiwanis, etc.), businesses, and foundations may be willing to help. Be professional and creative, and start planning early. Check this website for a comprehensive list of organizations that provide scholarships and grants for musicians.
Q: Will I be able to perform on a concert during the program?
A: Yes, all students will have the opportunity to perform as a soloist and as a chamber musician in multiple venues throughout the festival.
Q: How many lessons will I have?
A: Each student will have two private lessons per week. Instrumentalists will have additional chamber music coachings, and singers will have vocal coachings. Composition students will also have composition seminars.
Q: Will the concerts be recorded?
A: Yes, all performances will be recorded, and students will have access to these recordings after the festival.
Q: What repertoire will I work on?