Financial Aid

Financial Aid

The Festival is committed to enrolling all admitted students regardless of financial need.

To be considered for financial assistance, you must complete the “Application for Financial Assistance” portion of the online application. Admitted applicants will receive financial assistance details in their acceptance email. Scholarships are determined based on merit and documented need.


The Resident Assistant position provides full housing and meal support for six weeks to a limited number of qualified students. Resident Assistants (RA’s) act as supervisors in the Residence Halls and Apartments. Responsibilities and requirements include:

• On-call on rotating basis
• Enforce all policies including curfew, alcohol, noise, parties, and emergency procedures
• Attend concerts
• Hold hall meetings
• Organize social events and outings
• Assist with participant check-in and check-out
• Arrive two days early and stay for the full six weeks
• 21 years of age
• Valid driver’s license (preferred)

Successful candidates must also have strong communication, problem-solving, supervisory, and mediation skills as well as experience supervising students. Applicants who would like to be considered for an RA position must submit a letter of interest and resume that demonstrates related experience.


Sphinx Competition Award: Sphinx Competition semifinalist
Paul J. Lynskey Piano Scholarship: participant in piano
Six-week Tuition Scholarship: double bass participant

Endowed Funds

The Richard and Maryan Chapin Endowment: one participant
Dr. Louis Bachrach Award: one or more participants in strings
Award In Memory of John M. Dunlap, Jr.: participant from Maine or New England
Award In Memory of David and Celia Kaplan: one or more violinists
The Lewis and Adria Kaplan Scholarship Fund
Adele Moskovitz Award: one or more string participants
Hugh and Norma Phelps Award: one or more participants
Howard and Sarah Solomon: one or more participants
Marcia Speinson Trust Awards: two or more participants
Robert A. Watson, Jr. Awards: two or more piano participants