How to Apply

The 2022 application is closed. 

Dates and Deadlines

Festival dates are June 5-24, 2022 with arrival on June 4 and departure on June 25.

The 2023 application will open next fall, on Novemeber 1, 2022.  Accepted applicants must be able to attend the entire festival. Applications open from November 1, 2022 to February 15, 2023, then the late application period begins until all instruments are filled.

All applicants will be considered at once after February 15th. There is no advantage to applying early.

Until we announce an instrument is closed, the late application will remain open. 

Not sure if the Summer Music Festival is right for you? Hear what music director Susan Grace has to say about the festival.




Application Requirements

The festival accepts applications for violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, piano, timpani/percussion, and assistant conductor.

Interested applicants should be advanced, pre-professional musicians. Accepted applicants will range in age from 18 years old (must be 18 by June 4, 2022) to students at the university, masters, and doctoral levels. While most accepted students are pursuing a degree you do not have to be currently enrolled at a school to apply.

Applicants must complete and submit an online application, application fee, audition video of posted excerpts (varies by instrument), and letter of recommendation to be considered. Pianists are also required to submit a resume and list of repertoire performed.  

Applicants should expect the college will require proof of vaccination for COVID-19 and a booster dose upon arrival.  If you are not currently vaccinated, you should seek to get fully vaccinated before arrival or you may file for a medical exemption. As local and federal guidelines change, please check the latest information about the college's risk management and Coronavirus updates.


All accepted applicants attend on a full scholarship, valued at $3,000. The scholarship includes room, board (lunch and dinner), tuition, and a number of extra-curricular activities such as field trips. A non-refundable application fee of $75* must accompany all applications and a $200 registration fee ($25 refundable) is required upon acceptance. Accepted fellows are responsible for their own transportation to and from the festival.

*Due to severe weather and power outages across the country, we will not be launching our more expensive late application and will instead continue to accept applications at the $75 fee rate until all positions are filled. As each instrument's application closes, it will be posted here, and the option will be removed from the application.

Please be prepared to pay a $100 room key/ID card deposit fee upon check-in to your housing, which will be returned to you when you return the key at check out.

Cello and Bass Applicants: The Festival will offer a travel grant of $200 to accepted cellists and bassists who are flying and need to buy a seat for their instrument. Payment will be awarded after arrival at the festival with a receipt in hand.

Juan Pablo conducting
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