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Admission Requirements and Fees


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Each applicant for individual study and/or chamber music study must submit an audition CD NO LATER THAN May 15, 2014 to determine placement and level of proficiency. A letter of recommendation from your teacher is also required if you regularly study with a teacher not on the Summit Music Festival faculty.

Students 14 years of age and over are eligible to apply. Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or have a guardian designated for them by their parent while they are at the festival.

Please note: If you wish to be in the Chamber Music Intensive Study Program, your application must be in by May 15, 2014.

Audition CD

An audition CD is required for all applicants. The audition CD can include any repertoire that demonstrates best the applicant’s level, technical skills and musical expression. It can include more than one piece in order to display a variety of styles.
CDS OR CASSETTE TAPES ONLY – please no Mini disks, DVDs or VHS



Financial Aid

A limited amount of financial aid is available to qualified students. The aid includes a mandatory work study. Such jobs as concert assistant, stage manager and resident assistants will be filled by students who receive financial aid. Please include with your application a letter indicating your interest and skills for a particular job position.

If you are interested in applying, you must include, with your application, a letter requesting financial assistance. This letter should contain the amount of financial aid necessary for you to attend the festival and a statement of the financial circumstances on which your request is based. Only requests for financial aid received in writing with your application will be considered.



Tuition & Fees
  • Three-Week Program: First Week Intensive Seminars plus Second and Third Weeks Individual Study
    July 20 to August 10, 2014
    Tuition: $1,875
    Room & Board: $1,650

  • Three-Week Program: First Week Intensive Seminars plus Second and Third Weeks Individual Study and Chamber Music
    July 20 to August 10, 2014
    Tuition: $1,875 + $275 = $2,150
    Room & Board: $1,650

  • Two-Week Instrumental Program: Individual Study
    July 27 to August 10, 2014
    Tuition: $1,350
    Room and Board: $1100

  • Two-Week Instrumental Program: Individual Study and Chamber Music
    July 27 to August 10, 2014
    Tuition: $1,350 + $275 = $1,625
    Room & Board: $1100

  • First Week Intensive Seminars
    July 20 to July 27, 2014
    Tuition: $650
    Room & Board: $575


Payment Schedule

Application Fee: A $100 non-refundable application fee ($125 after May 15, 2014) must accompany your application or you will not be considered for registration in the program.

Tuition Deposit: Upon acceptance to the program, 50% of the tuition is due in order to hold your place in the program.

Balance of Tuition & Room and Board Fees must be received no later than July 1, 2014.


Additional Fees

Tuition Supplement: Certain professors indicated by an asterisk [*] will require an additional fee. For more information, please contact us.


Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancellations made prior to June 15, 2014 will be entitled to a full refund of tuition and room and board paid. Cancellations made June 15 and up to July 1, 2014, will result in a $150 cancellation fee. Cancellations made after July 1, 2014 are not entitled to a refund. All payments must be in US Dollars and made payable to the Summit Music Festival, Inc. and drawn on a United States bank. Money Orders from a United States bank are also accepted. For instructions on wiring money, please email info@summitmusicfestival.org or call us at 914-747-2020.
NOW ACCEPTING CREDIT CARDS (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover)


Application Materials

Please click on APPLICATION FORM (above left) to download our 2014 Application. A completed application, application fee, your audition tape or CD and any letters requesting financial aid/work study must be sent to:

Summit Music Festival
270 Washington Avenue
Pleasantville, New York 10570

ALL application materials must be received by Summit Music Festival NO LATER THAN May 15, 2014.