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Application Process

2018 Summer Session
June 23 to August 11

"I had three students attend Meadowmount last summer. They loved it and thrived! They are hooked on the Meadowmount School of Music and will return as often as possible. I couldn’t be happier or more appreciative of what Meadowmount has to offer my students."

- Jaime Laredo, Violinist, Conductor

Application Instructions:

  1. Read all the information on this page.
  2. Click on the “GO TO APPLICATION” link at the top of this page to register via the online portal.
  3. Fill out the online application.
  4. Upload your solo audition material and the chamber music excerpts in video directly onto the application site. Audio only will not be accepted.
  5. Submit your application fee online.
  6. Confirm and you are done! You will receive an email confirmation.

APPLICATION TIMETABLE

January 31: Application Deadline.
(Late Applications will be considered if space is available.)

Audition Materials

We require a 15-minute video of unedited solo works. It is suggested, but not required, that you play a first movement of a standard concerto, with or without accompaniment, and a movement of unaccompanied Bach. You may upload individual videos of your solo pieces or as one video.

We also require Chamber Music Excerpts to be recorded and uploaded, but on a separate video from your solo work. On the chamber music excerpts video please introduce yourself by stating your name, age and where you go to school or currently live. In a few sentences, also tell us about your chamber music experience. (See below for the required Chamber Music Excerpts.)

Pianists should upload a 15 minute video of repertoire best demonstrating your current level of artistry.  Chamber Music Excerpts are not required for pianists. Pianists must be age 16 or older.

NOTE: Audio-only auditions will not be accepted. If submitting a performance with orchestra we only accept professional quality recordings, not cell phone video. 

Chamber Music Excerpts

Click your instrument below to print the excerpts. Please note that the excerpts are mandatory and must be uploaded as part of your audition.

Chamber music placement is based primarily on your chamber music excerpt video, which should represent your best performance of this material. The posted excerpts are relatively clean parts, your choices of fingerings and bowings reflect both your technical accomplishment and artistic imagination. It is of vital importance to listen to recordings of these works, as well as to consult your private teacher for help in preparation.

The excerpts must be uploaded on a separate video from your solo audition material. On the chamber music excerpts video please introduce yourself by stating your name, age and where you go to school or currently live. In a few sentences, also tell us about your chamber music experience.

2018 Chamber Music Excerpts:

Violin Chamber Music Excerpts
Viola Chamber Music Excerpts
Cello Chamber Music Excerpts

Chamber Music Excerpts are not required for pianists. (Pianists must be age 16 or older.)

Application/Processing Fee

The non-refundable application/processing fee is US $110.00
This fee is payable online by credit or debit card as the final step in submitting the application.

Admission Notification Letters

Notification letters are mailed by March 20th.

International students are notified by e-mail, followed by airmail letter notification.
If you have not received your notification letter by March 25, please call or email the Admissions Office.

Reservation Deposit

Tuition Reservation Deposit of US $1,000 is due April 1.
Include the signed Pledge, Waiver, and one passport size photograph with the Tuition Reservation Deposit.
Your Reservation Deposit must be received (not postmarked) in the Admissions Office by April 1st. Arrival of the deposit after the April 1 deadline may result in the loss of your reservation and placement on the wait list.
We recommend sending Reservation Deposits by U.S. Postal Service Express Mail or Priority Mail with tracking, Certified Mail with tracking, or Courier Service with tracking. There is no overnight delivery to our area, so please allow two days for Overnight or Express Mail.

Cancellation of Reservation

Cancellations of your Reservation must be in writing via mail or email and received by the following dates:
Cancellation received by April 15: Half of the Reservation Deposit will be refunded.
Cancellation after April 15: No refund is given.

Account Balance and Medical Forms

The Account Balance and Medical Forms are due May 15.
The balance of your account must be paid in full by May 15th. Arrival of the final tuition payment after the May 15 deadline may result in the loss of your reservation and placement on the wait list, as well as a $50 late fee. Click here for information about the Medical Forms.

Students withdrawing for any reason after May 15 will not receive a refund of tuition/room & board paid. 
If we can find a student to take your place then a portion of the tuition/room & board paid may be refunded.

Please Note: Teacher selection is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances, e.g. illness or injury. Confirmed students will be expected to attend. There is no refund for cancellation.

Personal checks, money orders and travelers checks in US funds drawn on a US bank on US soil are accepted. Checks must have routing numbers on the bottom of the check. We regret we are unable to accommodate credit card payment or extended payment schedules.

Please make checks payable to: Meadowmount School of Music.

Meadowmount School of Music
Mary McGowan, Admissions Director
1424 County Route 10
Westport, New York 12993 USA

Send all email correspondence to:
 Admissions@meadowmount.com


Admissions Contact

Please make checks payable to: Meadowmount School of Music.

If using overnight or 1-day express delivery, please note that services usually takes 2 days to reach us.

Meadowmount School of Music
Mary McGowan, Administrative Director
1424 County Route 10
Westport, New York 12993 USA

Send all email correspondence to:
 Admissions@meadowmount.com


Admissions Deadlines

January 31
Online Applications and audition materials due. Late applications will be considered if space available.

March 20
Admissions Notification letter/packet mailed to applicants.

April 1
Due: Tuition Reservation Deposit, signed Pledge, small Photograph (passport size).

April 15
Cancellation deadline: last day to receive half of Tuition Reservation Deposit. After April 15, there is no refund of Tuition Reservation Deposit.

May 1
Rehair your bow “short” due to the high humidity at Meadowmount.

May 15
Due: Medical Forms, Balance of Tuition.

June 10
Students can begin shipping boxes to Meadowmount.

June 15
Due: Travel Itinerary with arrival dates and requests for transportation pick up from the ferry, bus or train stations.


FAQs

Visit the FAQs Page to see answers to frequently asked questions about the admissions process.

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