Applying to the Festival 2018

The Festival application deadline is March 1, 2018. Applications received after that date will be accepted as spaces are available. 

Only logged-in users have access to the online application, audition recording, and scholarship application.

Teachers: click here to go directly to Teacher Recommendation form.

Each heading below is a link to an online form. Return to this page to start each part of your complete application.


Students applying for the first time will need to create an account. Once the account is created, you will automatically be taken to the online application.

Students who applied in previous years (2013-2017) already have a user account. Please login to this existing account rather than create a new one, using either your full name as username or the same email address used previously, even if not the one you currently use. Please email Barbara Lawrence with your new address and she will make the change in your user account.

  • Online application

    This form can be saved as a draft if you need to return to your work on it, but please complete it as soon as possible and click submit at the end of the form. If you are unsure about selections for your festival teacher, there is a place to indicate this, and we will select a teacher for you based on your audition recording and information from your application.

  • Payment of $85 late application fee

    No application will be processed without payment of this fee.

  • Audition recording

  • Teacher recommendation

    This letter is only required if your major teacher is not a member of the GMCMF faculty. Applicant: direct your teacher to this page, and ask him or her to submit a recommendation using the same email address as in your GMCMF user account. Teacher: click on the link above to fill out the form. No login is required. Please include the student's email address as requested, so the recommendation links to the other parts of the application.

  • Scholarship application

         Information about tuition and scholarships is available at this link.