Tuition - 2021 Festival (provisional figures)
The Resident Tuition fee of $4,650 includes six lessons, six chamber music coachings, all classes, concerts, and workshops, dorm housing, 3 meals per day, and local transportation.
The Commuter Tuition fee $3,650 includes six lessons, six chamber music coachings, all classes, concerts, and workshops, 2 meals a day, and no housing or local transportation.
The figures above do not include additional expenses likely to be required because of COVID protocols. We anticipate notification of these additional costs from the University of Vermont by mid-January.
If the pandemic requires that the program be held online again this summer, tuition will be considerably reduced, as was the case last summer.
Non-refundable tuition policy
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 Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival provides some scholarship assistance to qualified students who cannot afford the full cost of tuition. Scholarship awards are determined by the Artistic Director, who takes into consideration the requirements of the program and the financial need of prospective students. As the Festival’s funds are limited, students are encouraged to investigate sources of financial assistance which may be available in their own community.
Your overall application to the Festival must be complete in order to be considered for a scholarship. The deadline for scholarship applications will be the same as festival applications: March 1, 2021.
All festival students receiving larger amounts of scholarship will be asked to take on a work-study task of approximately 3 hours per week, and all scholarship applicants are asked about the skills they could offer. However, the Festival does not determine financial aid by filling specific work-study positions paying specific amounts.
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 all but $500 of 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 (Thursday, June 24) and stay until mid-afternoon of Monday, July 26. Anyone interested in being considered for an RA position should email a resume 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. Click here to start/continue your application.