Regular Program (June 25-July 23)
2023 Resident Tuition:

Includes 6 lessons, 6 chamber music coachings, all classes, accompanists, concerts, and workshops, dorm housing, 3 meals per day.

2023 Commuter Tuition: $4,010
Includes six lessons, six chamber music coachings, all classes, accompanists, concerts, and workshops, 2 meals a day; housing is not included.

Additional Programs
String Quartet Intensive Program (June 25-July 9): $2,505
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Fellowship Program (June 25-July 23): Fully funded
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Billing and Payment Info
Tuition payments are due in two parts: 50% of the total amount due to be paid by May 1, with the remaining balance due by June 1; you will receive a billing statement with details by email.
Tuition is non-refundable. An agreement to participate in GMCMF creates commitments to the program's other participants. Many others are affected if a student leaves the program early, therefore no refunds will be made in the case of early departure.


The festival devotes a large part of its budget to financial aid, in the form of scholarship and resident assistant positions. Around 70% of our students receive need-based scholarship aid. All applicants may apply for financial assistance as part of the application process. Eligible students may also apply for Resident Assistant positions.

Applicants must submit a completed application in order to be considered for a scholarship. Students with larger awards will be asked to take on a work-study task of approximately 3 hours per week.

Resident Assistant positions

The Festival selects several students each year who are 21 or older to serve as Resident Assistants. RAs will live among younger festival students and handle significant supervisory and driving responsibilities. RAs must be comfortable operating 12-passenger vans. In return, they receive a scholarship award which covers festival tuition. Potential RAs will be required to undergo a background check and to submit a clean driving record in advance of final selection. 

RAs will be expected to arrive early to the festival on Thursday, June 22 and stay until late-afternoon of Monday, July 24. Anyone interested in being considered for an RA position should email a resume, two to three references, and cover letter to Amanda Stenroos including details of related experience, in addition to submitting a complete and timely application to the Festival including a scholarship application.

2023 festival & scholarship application deadline: February 1, 2023

Late applications will be accepted on a space available basis.