Applying to the Festival 2019

The Festival application deadline is March 1, 2019. 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 dark blue heading below is an active 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 (2013-2018) 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 is only required if your major teacher is not a member of the GMCMF faculty. Please note that GMCMF does not send an automated email to your teacher; rather, you must email your teacher and request the recommendation, preferably by February 15. Please also let your teacher know which email address is connected with your GMCMF user account. Here are instructions which you can copy and paste in your email:

Instructions to teacher: please click on the link GMCMF Teacher Recommendation 2019 to fill out the form. No login is needed or should be used. Please include the student's email address as requested, so the recommendation links to the other parts of the application.

This form is required if you wish to be considered for scholarship assistance. General information about tuition and scholarships is available at this link.