Composition Program:  $2,050USD
Performance Program:  $2,050USD
Chamber Music Initiative:  $1,200USD
  (for pre-formed ensembles)
Conducting Fellowship:  $1,200USD
Auditor/Groupie Program:  $1,000USD

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Tuition Includes

  • 14 nights lodging at the Hotel Oasi Neumann (check-in July 2 / check-out July 16)
  • breakfast
  • round-trip train ticket to Florence for excursion
  • all lessons, classes, lectures, concerts, and festival events


Optional / Supplemental Costs

  • Single Room:  $300USD
  • Wine Tour:  €150EURO (includes bus service and all tasting fees plus gourmet Tuscan lunch)


Not Included in Tuition

  • airfare
  • transportation to/from Cortona and airports
  • additional hotel nights in Italy prior to July 2 or after July 16
  • meals (except breakfast)
  • souvenirs

Dates & Deadlines

February 13, 2017:  Online Application Due w/$25 Application Fee
March 6, 2017:  Final Notification of Acceptance
March 20, 2017:  Tuition Deposit Due (guarantees place in the Sessions)
April 10, 2017:  Tuition Balance Due in Full (refundable per schedule below)
May 29, 2017:  Composition Submission Deadline

Late payments will incur a $150 penalty unless payment arrangements are made prior to April 10, 2017.

Refund Schedule

Withdraw by March 20:  $400 (deposit)
Withdraw by April 10:  75% of amount paid
Withdraw by May 1:  50% of amount paid
After May 1, no refunds will be given except in extreme circumstances. Refunds will be for amount paid MINUS service fees.

Students attending another European festival prior-to or after the Cortona Sessions (i.e. SoundSCAPE, MusicXII, etc) will receive a $150 reduction in tuition. A few scholarships may be available for performers. Accepted performance students attending the following institutions / degree programs also qualify for special tuition rates.

Boston Conservatory
Iowa State University
Manhattan School of Music Contemporary Performance Program
Oklahoma State University
University of Kansas
University of Oklahoma
University of Oregon
Wichita State University