What are the deadlines for registration and financial aid? NEMC Core Camp and Prelude Strings do not have a registration deadline. The Intensive Programs have an audition/registration deadline of March 15. NEMC Core camp fills studio space on a “rolling” basis beginning in October – many studios fill early so we recommend registering early in order to secure a spot in your instrumental studio. We enroll for balance of instrumentation, voice, gender, and age.
Is there an audition? We request that applicants submit a playing sample/audition and one evaluation from a teacher or conductor for NEMC Core Camp. There is an audition for all Intensive programs. Information can be found on each Intensive's information page.
What is the acceptance criteria? NEMC Core Camp provides a challenging yet nurturing experience for intermediate to advanced musicians. The audition and teacher evaluation help us plan for and ensure that ALL students will be able to thrive at any level while attending NEMC. On occasion, our faculty will recommend that a student wait a year to attend NEMC in order to avoid overwhelming them. The Intensives are designed for the advanced High School musicians and only the top students will be admitted into these programs.
What are the requirements for need-based financial aid? Assistance is based solely on the parents’ and/or student’s ability to pay.
Do you offer merit scholarships? Yes, each spring we award a number of scholarships to exceptional musicians, based upon proven musical ability, dedication to the musical craft, and the potential for improving the overall experience for all campers. Read more HERE.