What are the deadlines for registration and financial aid? There are no deadlines for registration or financial aid. NEMC 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.
What is the acceptance criteria? NEMC 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.
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.