CCMF Tuition and Fees
Application Fee: $35.00. The application form and non-refundable fee must be submitted via the online application form.
Tuition: $550.00. The tuition is payable upon acceptance to the Festival; full payment is due on the first day of the Festival, July 29, 2017.
Concerto Competition Fee: $50.00. This is a non-refundable fee added to the tuition for those CCMF participants who have chosen to enter the Concerto Competition.
All applicants must complete the following online application form and submit the non-refundable application fee of $35.00 in order to be considered for acceptance to the Chicago Chamber Music Festival.
Applicants who are accepted to the Festival will be notified by E-mail confirmation no later than June 23, 2017. Tuition payment instructions and due dates will be included with the Festival acceptance notice. Tuition for the Chamber Music Festival is $550.00. Applicants who choose to participate in Festival Concerto Competition will be charged a competition fee of $50.00 that will be added to the tuition cost.
Merit-based Scholarships and Need-based Financial Aid
The Chicago Chamber Music Festival - Summer Workshop for Young Artists strives to support students through both merit-based scholarships and need-based financial aid. If you wish to be considered for need-based financial aid, please write a short letter (no more than one page) explaining why you would like to attend the Chicago Chamber Music Festival and provide an explanation of your financial need. Up to 75% of the tuition may be awarded in combined merit scholarships and need-based financial aid. You may submit by email, fax, or postal service. Email to the CCMF Program Director at CCMF@neiu.edu. Fax to: CCMF c/o Music Department at NEIU (773) 442-5910, or Mail to: The Department of Music c/o CCMF, 5500 N. St. Louis Ave. Chicago, IL 60625. Please note that Scholarships and Financial Aid does not cover the required application fees for the Chamber Music Festival and Concerto Competition fee.
Applicants are encouraged to research grants and loan programs offered by their local governments, foundations, banks, and employers, as well as artistic and educational organizations to help supplement the assistance offered by The Chicago Chamber Music Festival.
No family should be discouraged from applying to the Chicago Chamber music Festival because of lack of funds. We welcome a broad cross section of families who believe in their children and in their ability to succeed.