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Apply to the Sewanee Summer Music Festival!

    • The Sewanee Summer Music Festival is pleased to work with www.getacceptd.com for our application process. Our application will open in the fall.
    • Application fees for 2020 season
      • $60.00 if submitted by December 1st
      • $85.00 if submitted any time after December 1st until March 15th.
      • $100.00 After March 15th.
    • For 2019 tuition rate, applications must be submitted by December 1st, 2019. 2020 tuition will be announced after this date.
    • Festival alumni who apply by March 15th will receive a $500 credit to their tuition.
  • 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.

Learn more about Tuition & Financial Aid

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.

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2019 Payment Schedule

  • Within 14 days of dated acceptance letter: Non-refundable deposit of $500 will  reserve your place both in the residence hall.  Students who do not deposit within 10 days will not be guaranteed housing.
  • June 1st, 2019: Full payment of all fees, less any scholarship required. If payment is not received by this date, the student will forfeit their place to a student on the waiting list.
  • May 21, 2019: Last day to withdraw and receive 50% refund of tuition, less housing costs and deposit.

Absolutely no refunds, for any reason, will be given after May 21st, 2019