Students & Schedules
Each day is structured in three parts: 1) morning classes focus on an instrument major and are available to students who register for the week; 2) afternoon workshops are where students get to work in ensembles, try out other instruments, learn songs, and dance; and 3) evening concerts, sessions, and dance programs.
Students can register for the full week or individual days. Walk-in workshop students do not need to pre-register.
Registered Student, Full Week
The best option for people who are serious about trad music, dance, and learning. As a full-time registered student you have access to all the classes and workshops, as well as the After Hours Club (social and evening jam sessions). Full-time students also get a 50% discount on festival concert tickets for themselves. Tickets are not included in the basic registration price.
Registered Student, Individual Days
A limited number of students are accepted to attend at a daily rate. A one-day pass gets you into all classes and workshops for that day, as well as the After Hours club that night. Morning classes are progressive and day students may feel a bit behind, especially later in the week. Availability for this registration method will depend on class space on a given day, and preference for classes will be given to Full-time students.
Afternoon workshops and After Hours sessions are open to walk-in students who pay by the class. Workshops are self-contained instructional units, and are not progressive from the previous day’s instruction. Please note: morning classes are for registered students only.
How much does it cost?
2018 Registration opens October 1, 2017.
2017 Tuition Fees (2018 subject to change)
Beginner Fiddle – $295.00 for the week; $70 daily rate
Intermediate / Advanced / Master – $545.00 for the week; $120 daily rate
A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your place. Full payment for tuition is due by April 30.
2017 On-campus Food & Lodging (optional)
Private Room with Full Meal Plan – $560.00 for the week
Shared Room with Full Meal Plan – $465.00 for the week
Full Meal Plan – $240.00 for the week
Lunch Only Meal Plan – $80.00 for the week
A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your place. Full payment for room and board is due by March 31.