ENTRANCE AUDITIONS. Students can submit auditions electronically via email. Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from their primary teacher and a link to a video clip containing 15-20 minutes of contrasting works that best demonstrate the applicant’s technical and musical performance abilities.
STUDENT LIFE. Festival participants, known as Resident Artists, include high school, college and graduate students, as well as young professionals.
Housing is a cluster of inns, part of the greater Killington resort area, that feature swimming pools and other facilities. In addition to the practice and study schedule, the Festival staff organizes a wide variety of recreational activities, including hikes, visiting beautiful Vermont scenic attractions, informal teams sports and movie outings.
If Resident Artists have a preference in roommates, please let this be stated on the application for consideration.
CURRICULUM. KMF 2019 marks 37 years of inspired chamber music performances in the heart of Vermont’s gorgeous Green Mountains. Considered the essence of collaborative musical partnership, chamber music develops crucial skills required of every well-rounded musician. It is KMF’s belief that cultivating these skills in various forms maximizes the musician’s overall music-making experience.
The festival offers a curriculum that unites the different facets of chamber music. Resident Artists will work with KMF’s guest artists and esteemed faculty, hailing from many of the country’s most prestigious universities and conservatories, through private lessons, small ensemble coachings, studio classes, masterclasses, sectionals and score reading sessions, in addition to having performance opportunities. The supportive environment at KMF encourages active cooperation and the open exchange of musical ideas.
KMF welcomes applicants who seek to become more complete musicians by developing their chamber music skills through participation in ensembles of all sizes.
ENSEMBLES TAKE NOTE: Killington Music Festival welcomes the application of pre-formed piano trios, string quartets and other ensembles who wish to spend a summer intensely focused on their ensemble's music development! Pre-formed student groups will have the opportunity to receive coaching from faculty, receive private instrumental lessons. Students must fill out individual applications and submit a group recording.
DATES & ADMISSION INFORMATION
New and returning students must complete an application form and mail it with a non-refundable application fee. Applications received after March 1st will be considered on a space-available basis.
ENTRANCE AUDITIONS. Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from their primary teacher and a link to a video clip containing 15-20 minutes of contrasting works that best demonstrate the applicant’s technical and musical performance abilities.
Email the video link and letter of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate on your application that you have done so.
PLACEMENT AUDITION. Upon arrival in Killington, each KMF participant performs a brief placement audition to facilitate ensemble assignments. The repertoire for the placement audition includes 1 solo work of the participant’s choice.
TUITION • 4-Week Program • June 29 - July 26, 2019
Cost: $3,995* (USD) + $75* application fee by March 1. (*$85 online. After 3/1/2019: Application fee is $85 by mail; $95 online)
Tuition includes room and board, lessons, coachings, masterclasses, performances on and off campus, full access to all festival faculty concerts, lectures, events and KMF’s music library. 24-hour supervision is provided for students ages 12-17.
*Piano students will be charged an additional cartage and tuning fee of $250.
• $75 application fee. Must be sent with application (non-refundable).
• $500 due April 1
• $3,000 due May 1
• $495 balance due June 1
In addition to the tuition, each student must pay a lodging security deposit to the Inn upon arrival. The deposit will be returned in full at the end of the Festival if there are no damage assessments and no outstanding balances. Students requesting additional private lessons may make arrangements with the Festival by contacting the office at 802.773.4003.
REFUNDS. There will be no refunds of any kind after May 1, 2019, except for a documented medical emergency, in which case room and board only will be refunded on a pro-rated basis. The Killington Music Festival reserves the right to expel any student for violations of KMF's policy, city ordinances or state law without refunding any fees paid.
Scholarship assistance is available, but it is limited. Please investigate your local community (religious groups, schools, arts, civic organizations such as Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions, etc & private donors) for alternate sources of financial aid.
For a Financial Aid application please click here. All Financial Aid applications must be submitted by March 1, 2019 for consideration and must be accompanied by an application and the application fee.
GETTING HERE. The Killington Music Festival is located in the heart of the Green Mountains of Vermont. Please note that when travelling via plane, be aware that Rutland/Southern VT Regional Airport is the closest airport to us, and Cape Air flies from Boston with seamless connections from over 15 jetBlue cities.