Admission: Cremona International Music Academy

Admission: 2023 Cremona International Music Academy

18-day Program: July 11 – July 28, 2023

(July 11 – Arrival Day, July 28 – Departure Day)

APPLICATION AND AUDITION

Cremona International Music Academy participants are selected by audition. Applicants may audition by submitting an electronic recording performing two contrasting works (or part of the works) of the applicant’s choice.  Returning students and students studying with the Academy faculty are accepted to the Academy without formal audition but are required to submit a recording for chamber music and ensemble placement.

APPLICATION

Application must include:

  • Application Form
  • Agreement of Participation
  • Rules of Conduct Agreement
  • Medical History and Release Form

All Forms must be submitted online or by emailing to info@cremonaacademy.com). Mailed applications will not be accepted.

  • Electronic recording (with the link to YouTube or Dropbox) emailed to info@cremonaacademy.com
  • Applicant’s Bio emailed to info@cremonaacademy.com
  • Copy of the applicant’s passport
  • Payment of the Application Fee and Tuition Deposit on the day of application. Applications will not be accepted without the required payment.

Special Notice for participants from countries that require an entry visa to Italy:
Participants from countries that require an entry visa to Italy must inform the Academy administration at the time of application. See our Travel page for detailed information.

APPLICATION RECORDING

Applicants are expected to submit a short video recording of two contrasting works (or parts of the works) of their choice. Piano accompaniment is not required.

Returning students and students studying with the Academy faculty are accepted to the Academy without formal audition but are required to submit a recording for chamber music and ensemble placement.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Early Application: Application documents must be received by February 15, 2023.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply prior to the Early Application deadline in order to secure a place at the Academy.

General Application: Application documents must be received by April 15, 2023.
Applications received after April 15, 2023, will be accepted only for the remaining vacant places and are subject to a late application fee.

TUITION AND FEES

Early Application Fee: $95 (for applications received by February 15, 2023)
General Application Fee: $125 (for applications received by April 15, 2023)
Late Application Fee: $140 (for applications received after April 15, 2023)

Program Fee: $2,450
The fee includes lessons and classes, optional courses, work with accompanists, admission to all events, concerts, master classes, and workshops (see a complete listing of lessons and classes on the Program Page).
The fee does not include room and board, airfare, airport transportation, or a sightseeing tour.

STUDENT ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS

Student Accommodation Fee: $1,650
The fee includes 18-day accommodation in a three-star hotel, buffet breakfasts, and lunches (does not includes dinners). All rooms have private bathrooms, WiFi, and A/C. Student Counselors will reside in the Student Hotel and provide assistance to participants.
It is recommended that participants bring approx. 15 Euros per day for evening meals and snacks.
Please note: All unaccompanied minors (students under the age of 18) are required to stay at the accommodation provided by the Academy.

Additional Fees:

  • Airport Transportation to and from Cremona: 55 EUR/$65 (each way)
  • Sightseeing and Educational Tours: $95

Please note: Sightseeing tour is mandatory for unaccompanied minors (students under the age of 18) and optional for all other participants and guests.

General Accommodation:

The Academy offers accommodation in a four-star hotel in the heart of Cremona to non-active participants, including parents, family members, guests, and students over 18 years of age at a special Academy rate of $95 per day for a single room, $130 per day for a double room, and $155 for a triple room (limited availability). The price includes a full buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and A/C in the room.

Auditing of masterclasses, workshops, and entry to all concerts and events is free of charge.

Special Notice for participants from countries that require an entry visa to Italy:
Participants from countries that require an entry visa to Italy must inform the Academy administration at the time of application. The Academy, on behalf of applicants, will request its Italian Representatives to issue special Invitation and Confirmation Letters which will be sent directly to applicants’ addresses for obtaining the visa at the Italian Consulate in their countries. Please note: The process of issuing Invitation and Confirmation Letters and obtaining the visa at the Italian Consulate could often take a period of two months. The Italian Organization that will be issuing invitation documents charges a fee of 35 euros ($42) per participant for preparing and issuing Invitation and Confirmation Letters. Additional fees apply if special DHL delivery is required. The fee is payable at the time of application. See our Travel page for more information.

PAYMENT AND REGISTRATION SCHEDULE

  • A non-refundable application fee of $95 ($130/general application fee) along with the complete application, including the signed Agreement for Participation and Rules of Conduct is due on the day of application.
  • A Program Fee Deposit of $1,000 is due on the day of application (The Academy will refund the deposit if the applicant is not accepted to the program.)
  • The Program Fee Balance is due by May 1, 2023.
  • Room and Board and General Accommodation Fee are due by May 1, 2023.
  • Medical History and Release Form, and copies of Medical Insurance and the Insurance for Musical Instruments (for string and wind players only) are due by May 1, 2023.

Please note: The Insurance for Musical Instruments is recommended but is not mandatory.

No refunds will be made by the Academy after May 15, 2023.

The Academy will refund the Program and Accommodation Fees should the applicant not be accepted to the Program. See the Cancellation and Lost Lesson Policy.

COVID-19 GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS

Cremona Academy strictly adheres to all USA, Italian, and EU governments’ recommendations on health and travel. For the 2023 season, Cremona Academy expects all participants, members of the families, and guests to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and have proof of vaccination by the time of arrival to Cremona. We will monitor governments’ information and will provide updates on any changes in  regulations  should they be made.

PAYMENTS

Payments can be made by PayPal (preferred) or by checks on the specified dates. All checks must be in US dollars made payable and mailed to:

International Music Academies
PO Box 67462
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
USA

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