Why can’t I access the application site?
The application site is available from December 15, 2019 until February 1, 2020 (11:59PM).
Please check back between those dates.
Is it possible to apply as both a performer and composer?
Yes. There is an extra space in the application form for dual applicants to include additional
audition materials. You only need to pay one application fee.
Can I include a chamber music piece or concerto in the audition materials if I am applying as an individual
Do ensembles have to pay the fee for each member or one time for the group?
One application fee per ensemble. However, if members of an ensemble want to be considered
for admission as an individual, separate from the ensemble, then they need to pay the fee.
Who should apply for an ensemble?
There should be one lead applicant for ensembles who is the contact person.
Can I save my application as a draft and return to it?
Can I upload mp3s of recordings?
No, please provide links to the recordings instead. This can be youtube, soundclound, bandcamp,
personal website, etc. Make sure that there is no password required to access.
Should I ask references to write a letter?
No, just list the contact information for three references. Referees will be contacted individually by
festival staff as needed.
Does the festival accommodate food sensitivities/allergies?
Yes. There are vegan options at every meal. All additional food needs are accommodated on an
Can I apply if I am older than 35 or younger than 18?
Exceptions to the age criteria are made on a case-by-case basis. Please send an email to
Can I live off-campus?
No. This is a residency program that is structured around close living quarters.
Will I have my own room?
No. Housing is in shared bunk-bed cabins.
Is food provided on the weekends?
Yes. Three meals a day are provided for the length of the festival.
Is there time for hiking?
Yes, there is one day off in the middle of the festival in which several group hikes are organized. Other hikes are organized throughout the festival as the scheduling allows.
Do you accept credit cards?
Through paypal, you can link a credit card as a guest. You don’t need to have a paypal account
to do this.