String Academy FAQ
If you have questions, please see if the Student Handbook answers them.
Q: What ages are appropriate for this program/who should apply?
A: Students should be rising 7th grade—rising 9th grade, with at least two years of experience in group lessons, school ensemble, or private instruction.
Q: Does the tuition cost include housing and meals?
A: Yes, the tuition includes room and board for the duration of your stay.
Q: Does the tuition cost include access to all performances?
A: Yes, all performances are open to Academy participants.
Q: When will I find out if I have been admitted?
A: 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.
Q: Can I come late or leave early?
A: 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.
Q: Is there a waiting list for Academy Programs?
A: 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.
Q: Can I request a special diet in the dining hall?
A: 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 dietaryrestrictions with us.