Application Process


Early application is recommended. 

Steps for Applying to the Summer Music Academy

  1. Visit our website to learn about our High School and Intermediate divisions. This will include information about our program, their daily schedules, and what events take place throughout the week(s).
  2. Complete our online camper application. We will request information from the student, such as previous performance experiences, repertoire studied, and contact information for a music teacher reference.
    • If you are interested in applying for Financial Aid (need-based), a Talent Scholarship, or the Performance Track (High School division only), please indicate your interest at this time. If you indicate interest in the Talent Scholarship or Performance Track, you will be contacted with information on how to upload the required Video Audition materials. If you indicate interest in Financial Aid, we will ask for some information to help the Scholarship Committee designate awards as able.

    • Financial Aid, Talent Scholarship, and Performance Track materials must be received no later than May 1.

  3. We will begin reviewing your application materials and contact your listed reference(s) for a recommendation at this time. Please give us 5-10 business days to review your application after receiving the teacher recommendation before we get back to you.
    • Initial applications will take additional processing time as we configure our forms and attendee materials.
  4. You will receive an acceptance notification via email. Upon acceptance, you will be asked to submit your deposit to attend the program. After this step, you will be able to use your online account to provide additional information, add private lessons, and choose your elective classes (once available).
  5. Prior to camp, you will be expected to submit required forms (Liability Waiver, Health Form signed by student's Physician, and Meningococcal Meningitis Information Form [HS only]) and pay the full balance of your tuition. All required forms must be submitted by June 1. There is a $100 Late Fee charged for required forms submitted after June 5. A camper will not be permitted to attend if any of the forms are incomplete.
    • Tuition Deadline: June 1

    • Form Deadline: June 1

    • Late Form Fees Charged Beginning: June 5

Note: Due to new Ithaca College policy, forms missing after June 15 will result in the revocation of admission to the Summer Music Academy. This revocation will forfeit the camper's enrollment deposit.


If you have questions at any point along the way, do not hesitate to contact us directly.