SMA 2023 Applications


Program Information

  • Band Program
  • Orchestra Program
  • Voice Program

Duration:  1 week

Dates:  July 23 – 29, 2023

Application Opens:  December 2022

Tuition, Room, and Board: $1,050

Ages:  These programs are available to students entering grades 7, 8 or 9.

Overview: The Intermediate Division offers beginning and intermediate music students the opportunity to work with renowned faculty in a fun and supportive environment.  Students will participate in large ensembles, chamber ensembles, masterclasses, and an array of music courses designed to provide a quality summer musical experience to young musicians.

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:

  • Online Application
  • Letter of recommendation from a music teacher (Requested through Application)
  • Non-refundable application fee ($50)

Dates and Deadlines:

  • December: Application opens.
  • January 15:  Deadline for early application discount ($50).
  • 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 $350 tuition deposit is due. Payment in full must be received by June 1. Need-based and talent-based scholarships are available.
More Information: Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid