Info

Fees:
• $2,000 = full tuition, including accommodation
• $45 = application fee

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. The festival will not be held responsible for providing a taxi or other shuttle to any train stations or airport. Participants should have a contingency plan in the event of a train strike or airline delay.

Payments
• $516 non-refundable tuition deposit by February 7th for composers, or subsequent date as notified by the festival. Two weeks following individual acceptance notification for performers and conductors
• remainder balance due May 15, 2019

Accommodation
Shared occupancy at a city-center hotel is included as part of the festival tuition. Festival accommodations are within 10-15 minutes walking distance from the conservatory. Available evenings of 08 – 19 July only; participants arriving before, or departing after these dates will need to make their own arrangements for additional accommodation. Participants who elect to arrange their own accommodation for the duration of the festival will be given a $300 reduction in tuition. The festival assumes no responsibility for the arrangement of off-site accommodation.

Refunds:
All tuition deposits of $516 reserve an individual’s participation in the festival, and are non-refundable. A refund of the remainder tuition ($1,500)–not including the original $516 deposit–will be granted only if we are able to find a suitable replacement in your discipline, per the following schedule:  $1,000 max refund for withdrawal up to May 20; $500 refund for withdrawal May 21 to May 31. Withdrawals June 01 and following will not be refunded any tuition. Forfeited deposit or tuition funds may be credited to attendance in a future edition/year of the festival.

Additional Application Materials

Composers:
• ONE work of any instrumentation/length, for evaluation only.
email score (pdf) and midi or mp3 recording of the piece.

Performers:
• live, unedited recordings of TWO solo contrasting works; any style/period.
submit recordings or links via email [mp3, SoundCloud, YouTube, Vimeo, etc).

Conductors:
• 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.

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