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Apply to the Sewanee Summer Music Festival!

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    • Application fees for 2020 season
      • $35.00 if submitted by December 1st
      • $75.00 if submitted any time after December 1st until March 15th.
    • Festival alumni who apply by March 15th will receive a $500 credit to their tuition.  This is in addition to any other type of financial aid offered by SSMF
  • Final scholarship application deadline for the 2020 Sewanee Summer Music Festival is March 15th. Applications submitted after March 15th will be reviewed on a case by case basis, with limited scholarship consideration.

Our goal is ensure that financial barriers do not prevent talented young musicians from attending Sewanee Summer Music Festival. 

Scholarships & Competitions

SSMF tuition scholarships, funded by our generous endowment benefactors and Festival supporters, are awarded on the basis of merit and need. Students must submit financial aid information with admissions and audition materials to establish need.

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Tuition & Financial Aid

Generous endowment support allows us to offer assistance to students based on merit and financial need. To be considered for priority financial aid, students must submit a completed financial aid application (part of the Admission Application) by February 1st, 2019. All students wishing to be considered for assistance must submit a completed application by March 15, 2019.

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Orchestral Fellowship Program

Interested in a sample schedule or what campus life is like? Want to know about meals and medical care? We’ve got you covered.

Learn more about Life at the Festival

“Such a GREAT festival – I cannot wait to return!”

“I loved it, never felt at home so quickly!”

“Looking forward to next year, thank you for a wonderful summer”

2019 Festival Participants