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.)
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Pay tuition and all fees on the application platform. Once you submit your auditor registration, you are confirmed to attend!
Pay the registration fee and tuition by noon EST March 15, 2018 and save $60; the application fee becomes $125 starting noon EST March 15, 2018.
*Registrants for the Professional Retreat and auditors pay tuition and housing fees at the time of registration.
*Registration fee: $65 before Friday, March 15, 2019 at noon EST; $125 (after March 15, 2019). Applicants also submit a $25 transaction fee.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for your discount code to be entered at the end of registration.
Students of the Lyra Society may apply to be Junior Colonists on a full scholarship. Contact the Lyra Society directly for more information.
Acceptance to the Curtis Summerfest Harp Colony Performer track is need-blind. Limited financial assistance from Curtis Summerfest may be available, but is not guaranteed. Notice of financial assistance awards will be included in the acceptance status e-mail.
Students and parents are also urged to seek financial assistance from local sources: self-organized fundraisers; school music organizations; county, state, or national music education organizations; youth orchestras and bands; music clubs; service clubs (Rotary, Kiwanas, etc.); businesses; local churches; and foundations.
Merit-based financial assistance
To apply for merit-based financial assistance, see section (Scholarship) of the online application. Answer “Yes” to the first question in this section (“Are you applying for merit-based financial assistance?”).
No further action is required to be considered for merit-based financial assistance.
Need-based financial assistance
To apply for need-based financial assistance, upload the following to section 4 (Scholarship) of the online application.
The majority of Harp Colony applicants are dependent upon parent or guardians. If you are an older applicant and are financially independent, income documentation should be your own.