SMA 2023 Applications


Program Information

  • Orchestra Program
  • Vocal Program
  • Wind Ensemble Program (band)
  • Jazz Institute

Additionally, students in any program may choose to apply and audition for entrance to the Performance Track.

Duration:  2 weeks

Dates:  July 9 – 22, 2023

Application Opens:  December 2022

Tuition, Room, and Board: $2,300

Ages:   This program is available to students who are entering grades 10, 11, or 12.

Overview: The high school division offers intermediate and advanced music students the opportunity to work with renowned faculty in a challenging yet supportive environment.  Students will participate in large ensembles, chamber ensembles, masterclasses, and an array of music and non-music courses designed to prepare students to enter college.

COVID-19 Vaccination and Policies

Participants must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, including a booster dose as defined by the CDC (if eligible), and may not participate unless fully immunized and boosted (2 weeks after receiving a booster dose). Participants will be required to present proof of vaccination. Again, please note that you must be fully immunized by the time you arrive. Refunds are not provided to individuals who fail to provide proof of vaccination.

Participants must abide by all campus COVID-19 health and safety protocols in effect at the time of the Summer Music Academy. Please note that these may change over time as we adjust to continue to respond to the pandemic. In addition, depending upon the level of community transmission, it is possible that participants will be required to test, at their own cost, prior to traveling to Ithaca.


Required Materials:

Dates and Deadlines:

  • December: Application opens.
  • January 15: Deadline for early application discount ($100).
  • May 15: Regular application deadline.
  • June 1: Final application deadline. Final payment deadline. Applications submitted after June 1 will be accepted on a space-available basis only.


Applicants will be notified of acceptance via e-mail and will be admitted on a rolling basis until each ensemble is filled. Upon acceptance, a $600 tuition deposit is due. Payment in full must be received by June 1. Financial aid is available for qualifying families.
More Information: Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Performance Track

Students may apply and audition for the Performance Track, a program designed for students with an advanced performance level.