1. Prepare

Prepare supplementary materials.

A digital photo of yourself, from which a photo ID will be generated. The photo must be full-face view directly facing the camera with both eyes open, no glasses, and no hat or head covering that obscures or shadows your face. (Head coverings worn daily for religious purpose are allowed.)

2. Register

The link to the registration will be posted here soon.

3. Pay

Pay the registration fee by noon EST March 15, 2018 and save $60; $125 starting noon EST March 15, 2018. Registration ends Friday, April 13, 2018 at noon. EST.



  • Tuition: $1,205
  • Application Fee: $65 / $125*
  • Housing and Dining: $785

Professional Retreat

  • Tuition: $600
  • Registration Fee: $65 / $125*
  • Housing and Dining: $390


  • Tuition: $125/day
  • Registration Fee: $65 / $125*
  • Housing and Dining: $130/night

*Registration fee: $65 before Thursday, March 15, 2018 at noon EST; $125 (after March 15, 2018).

Curtis Donors, from the Player's Circle (those who have given $75 to Curtis Institute) and above, receive 15% discount on tuition to the Professional Retreat or Auditor track. Contact summerfest@curtis.edu for your discount code to be entered at the end of registration.

Curtis Summerfest does not offer scholarships for the Elizabeth Hainen Harp Class. Students and parents are urged to seek financial assistance from local sources such as school music organizations; county, state, or national music education organizations; youth orchestras and bands; music clubs; service clubs (Rotary, Kiwanis, etc.); businesses; churches; and foundations.

  1. Click “apply now” button and create an account on the application platform. The link to the registration will be posted soon.
  2. Complete the application.
  3. Pay the $65 application fee via credit card on the application platform.
  4. Performers: You will be notified of your status by email (acceptance, waiting list, or no admittance). For those accepted at the first deadline, the notice will include directions on tuition and housing payments. Pay the tuition and housing by noon EST April 1, 2018.

Those attending the professional retreat or as an auditor will pay tuition at the end of the registration. 

Starting NOON EST March 15, 2018, $60 will be added to the application fee. Applications close Friday, April 13, 2018 at noon. EST.

Questions about the application process? Ask Summerfest.