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 2020 Music & More SummerFest application is available online! There will be a limited number of accepted students - apply by March 1!

Late applications accepted by May 1, 2020. Please note that there will be a late application processing fee of $75.

To complete your application you will need to: 

  • Complete the online application form Click Here to apply!

  • Upload 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.*

  • Application fee payment, $45 if applied by March 1 or $75 if applied by May 1 - 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 the application fee is not refundable and 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.

Early-Bird Enrollment Payment Special

A 10% discount will be granted to those students who pay the full tuition payment by March 31, 2020.

Guest Form

Invited guests are family and friends of all participating musicians and accepted students. The festival is pleased to offer a 10% off for the 2nd Guest sharing a double room during a full time stay.

Guest Rates:

  • Double Room: $1,595, Full time - 12 nights

  • Single Room: $1,945, Full time - 12 nights

If unable to register for the full time option, please email us and we will try our best to accommodate your request.

Important information:

  • Reservation deadline: May 1, 2020

  • Refund Policy: Payments are not refundable after May 10, 2020.

  • 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, 2020 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.

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

The remaining tuition must be paid in full by May 1, 2020. Or use the Early-Bird-10% discount special and pay the entire tuition by March 31.

Cancellation Policy

MMSF is committed to binding early contracts to secure faculty, facilities and housing for the participating musicians. Once paid, application fees are not refundable for any reason. However, tuition fees can be refundable by May 10, 2020. Please note that processing fees will be applied. 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 Tuition, Double Room: $2,245

  • Student Tuition, Single Room: $2,585

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: $1,945

  • Guest, Non-Student Double Room: $1,595

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: $425

Additional track will include: 4 private lessons, 4 chamber music coaching sessions as well as, where applicable, full orchestra participation. This is all in addition to students’ main chosen course of studies. For example: you are applying as a pianist but would also like lessons in conducting; or you are applying as a violinist but you’d like to have additional viola lessons and ensemble work; or you are a pianist or a cellist and you’d like to study composition.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for families who are unable to pay the full participation fee. To be eligible you must apply by February 1. Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note the MMSF does not offer full tuition scholarship.

To apply fill out a financial aid application form linked below. All submissions will be kept confidential.