FAQ > tuition and fees
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
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.