tuition and fees

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The New York Summer Music Festival is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization and operates
on a tuition-fee basis. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis year-round.


Resident Student 2 week session $1,900
Resident Student 4 week session $3,600

Tuition covers participation in classes & ensembles, housing, three meals per day, and health services (as mandated by the NYS Health Dept Code).

Tuition does not cover special programs, private lessons, textbooks, sports and recreational programs, extracurricular activities, use of laundry facilities, internet service, health insurance, insurance on instruments, off-campus trips, 1-on-1 supervision, emergency room visits, or any off-campus health care.

Day Student rates available. Please email us for more information.

Special Program Tuition

In addition to the regular tuition listed above, here are the fees for NYSMF special programs.

Composition Program – $300 per session

Classical Saxophone Institute – $300

Classical Guitar Institute – $300

Double Reed Institute – $300

Tuba/Euphonium Institute – $300

ProTools Certification – $400

International Flute Institute – $1,400


Application Fee (non-refundable) – $75 or after May 15th $100

Activity Fee (Covers off-campus trips and transportation, use of laundry machines, sports and recreation, and health services) – $50 per session

Tuition Deposit (due upon receipt of acceptance email, nonrefundable and is applied toward tuition balance) – $400

Optional Fees

Private Lessons – $75 per hour and $40 per half hour

Instrument Rentals – $50 to $100 per week (prior arrangement required. Double bass, harp and other larger instruments available for additional fees)

Returned Check Fee – $20

SUNY Internet Fee – $20 per device (for the entirety of the student’s stay)


NYSMF offers no refunds of any kind, including for dismissal due to violation of festival rules, state, federal or local laws, or early departure due to homesickness. Exceptions may be made only in the event of a documented medical emergency, in which case room and board may be refunded on a pro-rated basis only.