String Academy FAQ
If you have questions, please see if the Student Handbook answers them.
What ages are appropriate for this program/who should apply?
Students should be rising 7th grade—rising 9th grade, with at least two years of experience in group lessons, school ensemble, or private instruction.
Does the tuition cost include housing and meals?
Yes, the tuition includes room and board for the duration of your stay.
Does the tuition cost include access to all performances?
Yes, all performances are open to Academy participants.
When will I find out if I have been admitted?
Typically within 1—2 weeks of submitting your application. Admission to Academy Programs is rolling and will be granted on a first-come-first-served basis on qualification. Submit your application soon to ensure your spot in the Academy Program of your choice!
Can I come late or leave early?
We prefer for Academy participants to attend the full session. If you have to come late or leave early, tuition will not be pro-rated.
Is there a waiting list for Academy Programs?
Yes, students who apply once the program is full will be placed on the waiting list and admitted on a case-by-case basis as openings become available.
Can I request a special diet in the dining hall?
McClurg Dining Hall has a range of diet options, from carnivore or pescetarian to vegan or vegetarian. When you complete your admitted student form, you will have the opportunity to share any dietary restrictions with us.