Fees: all prices include accommodation
   • $2,000 = full tuition
   • $1,700 = tuition per person if applying as a performing duo
   • $1,500 = tuition per person if applying as a performing ensemble (three or more players)
   • $1,400 = auditor (all workshops, lectures, rehearsals, concerts)
   • $900 = guest (no tuition; concerts free)

Not Covered In Tuition
Meals, airfare, passport fees, transportation to/from the festival, activities/entertainment during scheduled free periods, laundry, phone charges, supplementary maid service, any meals/hotel/transport due to airline scheduling, train strike, delays, etc.

   • $30 application fee: December 20, 2015 for Composers. March 15, 2016 for Performers & Conductors.
   • $500 reservation deposit by January 31, 2016 for Composers. Two weeks following individual acceptance notification per performers and conductors
   • remainder balance due May 31, 2016

Participants are housed in the Casa Emmaus; a retreat complex within five minutes walking of festival facilities and the lake. Apartments are shared (1-2 roommates) with shared bath. Available evenings of 01 – 13 July only; participants arriving before, or departing after these dates will need to make arrangements for additional accommodation. Kitchens with cooking/eating utensils and refrigerators/ovens are included in accommodation.

Refunds: (dates below apply to year 2016)
information will be posted in January

Additional Application Materials
   • ONE work of any instrumentation/length, for evaluation only.
    email score (pdf) and midi or mp3 recording of the piece.
   • live, unedited recordings of TWO solo contrasting works; any style/period.
    submit recordings or links via email [mp3, SoundCloud, YouTube, Vimeo, etc).
   • Video of two conducted performances; pieces should be of contrasting styles, and one must feature a modern-to-contemporary work. Links to video via YouTube, Vimeo, etc. are preferred.
   • send a letter of recommendation from your major teacher, to address below
    no scores or mp3 recordings are required

If you experience problems submitting mp3 files to the festival email address, we suggest using a free file-sharing service, such as