Eligibility

We welcome applications from pre-college and college students, as well as young professionals and advanced non-professional adult musicians. Applicants under 17 must travel with a parent or guardian or provide the program with signed permission. Applicants under 13 will only be accepted on a case by case basis. Email info@mmsummerfest.com for additional inquiries.

How to Apply

The 2019 Music & More SummerFest application is now available online! Application deadline: March 1, 2019. 

Our limited number of accepted students is 50 - apply early!

Late applications accepted - see paragraph, What happens next? on this page.

To complete your application you will need to: 

  • Complete the online application form. Click Here to apply!

  • A recent video recording of two contrasting selections not longer than 15 minutes in total length, one of which must be of the applicants playing with other musicians, either in larger chamber works or duets with piano accompaniment. Recordings have to be available for viewing on an online streaming website, such as YouTube or Vimeo and the links should be attached in the space provided on the application form. If the applicant is unable to attach their video recording here, please email the attachment, not larger than 20MB, to: info@mmsummerfest.com. Include your name and "MMSummerFest Instrumental" in the subject line.*

  • The non-refundable $50 application fee, paid by credit card online (for a slightly higher fee) or by mailing a check or money order to the following address:

Music & More SummerFest, Inc.
230 Riverside Drive
Suite 12H
New York, NY 10025

Please note that all payments must be made in US dollars.

*Composition students only: A short, recently composed original work should be submitted for our review. You may send a pdf, mp3 or a YouTube link to: info@mmsummerfest.com. Include your name and "MMSummerFest Composition" in the subject line. Composition students who wish to be considered for chamber ensemble and orchestra, must also send an additional video recording of two contrasting selections as described above.

Guest Form

Invited guests are family and friends of all participating musicians and accepted students. The MMSF offers two options for our guests.

  • Option 1: Full time, 12 nights

  • Option 2: Half time, 6 nights

If unable to register for one of these options, please email us and we will try our best to accommodate your request.

Important information:

  • Reservation deadline: April 1, 2019

  • Refund Policy: Payments are not refundable after May 1, 2019.

  • Transaction and processing fees are not refundable.

  • Rooms are subject to availability.

  • Please read the Tuition section on this page.

What happens next? 

After the March 1, 2019 closing date, in approximately two weeks, you will be notified of your acceptance by email. If you wish to apply after the stated application date, please email the MMSF first at: info@mmsummerfest.com. If we still have open positions, we will be happy to receive your application. Please note that there will be a late application fee of $75. 

A $500 security payment is due 2 weeks after the notice of acceptance to the festival.

The remaining tuition must be paid in full by May 1, 2019.

Cancellation Policy

MMSF is committed to binding early contracts to secure faculty, facilities and housing for the participating musicians. Once paid, tuition and application fees are non-refundable for any reason. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance.

Payment Information

All payments are made in US dollars using a secure online payment (please note that a 3% transaction fee will be added to all online payments) or by money order or a check payable to the order of Music & More SummerFest, Inc., and mailing it to:

Music & More SummerFest, Inc.
230 Riverside Drive
Suite 12H
New York, NY 10025

Email: info@mmsummerfest.com

Tuition Fees

Student Single Room: $2,245

Student Double Room: $1950

Tuition includes all lessons, chamber coaching, master-classes, lectures and presentations, concerts, room & board including 3 meals per day, excursion trips and airport transfers. Students are typically housed in double rooms. However, a limited number of single rooms may be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Guest, Non-Student Single Room:

Option 1 - $1,745 / Option 2 - $975

Guest, Non-Student Double Room:

Option 1 - $1,450 / Option 2 - $825

Guest attendance includes all open master-classes, lectures and presentations, concerts, room & board including 3 meals per day, excursion trips and airport transfers (if the arrival and departure dates are as scheduled). If guests wish to arrive for a few days only, please contact us for further information on airport transfers and costs.

One Plus One - Additional track

One payment: $725

Additional track will include: 4 private lessons as well as ensemble and/or orchestra participation, which is all in addition to students’ main chosen course of studies.