How to Apply
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1) Application Checklist
- Choose your Session(s)
- Completed Application Form Go to online Application Form Session I »
Go to online Application Form Session II »
Go to online Application Form Session III »
- Audition Recording
$100 USD non-refundable Application Fee per session$160 USD non-refundable Late Application Fee per session after February 1, 2019).
*Application Fee must be paid in order for application to be considered.
2) ♫ Recording Requirements:
- Must be made on the instrument(s) for which you are applying
- Must contain 2 contrasting pieces
- Must be no longer than 30 minutes.
- Recording may be video or audio and sent in any format, including email.
- *Composition Program Audition Requirements Only: Prospective students should submit two scores that best represent their compositional ability. Scores should be emailed as PDFs or uploaded when submitting the application form. No recordings are necessary.
- February 1, 2019: Applications with
$100 non-refundable application fee$160 USD Application Fee per session after February 1, 2019).
- 2 weeks upon acceptance: a $300 USD deposit to reserve a place at the festival is due if accepted.
- March 20, 2019: Remaining fees are due. Payments made after this date must be made online. (If applying after March 20, 2019, remaining fees are due upon acceptance.)
- Tuition information can be found here.
Above amounts are included in the tuition except $60 Late Application Fee and any processing fees/surcharges/taxes incurred.
4) Tuition Discounts:
Payment in full by March 1, 2019 is eligible for a 10% discount.
- This is NOT a postmarked deadline.
- Students who wish to attend more than one session are eligible for 10% off each additional session.
Discounts only apply to students.
Not all students are accepted to the festival. If accepted, applicants are required to make a $300 USD deposit due two weeks (14 days) upon acceptance to reserve a place at the festival. The remaining fees are due by March 20, 2019. Upon acceptance (if applying after March 20).
- Cancellation Fees may apply, depending on the cancellation date.
- The application fee and late application fee (after February 1, 2019) are non-refundable.
- Deposit fee will not be refundable after March 1, 2019
- Remaining fees will not be refundable after April 1, 2019.
- Transaction or credit card processing fees are non-refundable.
- Excursions will be to Check out our exciting new excursions!Milan, Lombardy, Italy and Turin, Piedmont, Italy.
- Excursions in Session III will be to Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany and Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany.
- If a teacher is unavailable, the festival reserves the right to reassign students to a different teacher.
- The festival will not be responsible for individual medical coverage and expenses for for the supervision of students.
- A parent or guardian may wish to accompany students under 18 years of age. More information can be found on Tuition and Fees. You may also fill out the Guest Form.
- Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements.
- The festival will cover the hotel between July 14-16 in Acqui Terme, Piedmont, Italy if a participant is enrolled and accepted into both Sessions I and II. The festival will cover the hotel between July 28-30 in Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany if a participant is enrolled in both Sessions II and III, and indicates with the online shuttle form that the hotel is needed by the deadline listed on the shuttle form.
- Not all students will be assigned to the orchestra.
- Festival makes all assignment decisions.
Questions about the Shuttle? Detailed information can be found on the Shuttle Page.
The festival shuttle is only for registered students and guests.
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