2017 Application Instructions

2018 application instructions will be available later this fall.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis from October 14, 2016 to May 1, 2017. Many sessions are full before April, so we encourage you to apply early. A completed application requires the following three components:

  • The online application form.
  • The non-refundable $75 application fee, paid by credit card online or by mailing a check.
    Application fee waived for applications received by December 19, 2016. Please note this date has been changed from December 15.
  • A placement recording. Apple Hill encourages musicians of all skill levels, and admissions are considered according to availability.

Placement recordings should be emailed to amelia [at] applehill [dot] org. Acceptable formats include mp3 files, links to online media clips, such as Youtube, or other standard file-sharing sites. Links must remain active through May 19, 2017. You may also mail a CD or DVD to PO Box 217, Sullivan, NH 03445. All media, including digital files, must be clearly labeled with your name, instrument, and session(s) to which you are applying.

Applicants should include two or three selections of contrasting styles. One of the selections should be a chamber/collaborative work; please note which part you are playing. A sonata or duo can suffice for your chamber requirement. Returning participants should send a new recording each year.

Once Apple Hill has received your application form, application fee, and recording, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you. You must pay the first half of your tuition within two weeks of receiving this letter in order to hold your place at your session.

All participants are required to send the following forms by May 1:

  • Completed 2017 Medical Form.
    New Hampshire state law requires all participants to submit a health history, health statement, and immunization record; above is our suggested form. Any medical costs incurred during the time of camp will be billed to the camper or the camper’s parent/guardian. In the case of serious illness or medical emergency, the advice of a physician will be followed. In such an instance, a representative from Apple Hill’s summer staff will contact the primary parent or guardian as soon as possible.
  • Completed 2017 Travel Form.
  • Completed 2017 Emergency Contact/Release Form.

Pre-formed Groups

If you currently play in a trio, quartet, or quintet, we encourage your whole group to attend an Apple Hill session together.

These groups will be coached one period each day, and individuals in these groups will also be mixed into new ensembles with other members of the participant community.

To apply, each group member must apply individually. List the names of your group members under the “music requests” portion of the application. Please also send a group placement recording, to include at least one work played by the group, in addition to individual placement recordings.

Please note: Occasionally in very full sessions, smaller pre-formed groups may be incorporated into larger groups; for example, a pre-formed piano trio may become a piano quartet or quintet with the addition of other musicians. In those instances, pre-formed group members will still be assigned a group together. Please contact Amelia at 603-847-3371 or amelia [at] applehill [dot] org for more information.

2017 Fees

  • Single Session: $1800
  • Two Sessions: $3400
  • Intersession Bridge: $200
  • Adult Participant Off-Campus Housing: $300
  • Cancellation fee (applicable after tuition deposit has been paid): $25. No refunds available after April 1.

Camp Director/Counselor Worker Applicants

Camp Directors (CDs) and Counselor Workers (CWs) are responsible for day-to-day camp management, campus upkeep, and the supervision of minors. CW positions include cabin CWs, librarians, and driving CWs. CDs and CWs are enthusiastic about chamber music and Apple Hill’s mission.

Eligibility: CWs are returning participants over the age of 21, with limited spots available for ages 18-20; CDs are returning participants over age 21 who have experience as a CW.

To Apply: A complete CW or CD application includes a completed online application form (please use the same form as other participants–see below), a $75 application fee (waived for applications received by Dec. 19), and a new placement recording. Please make a note in the comments section of the application indicating your interest in a CW or CD position. CWs and CDs generally arrive at Apple Hill the Monday before a session begins and leave the Wednesday after the session ends, so plan accordingly when marking your session preferences.

2017 Application Overview and Deadlines

December 19, 2016 – Early Application Deadline (Please note, this date has been moved from December 15)

The $75 application fee is waived for applications received before this date.

Applicants who complete their application, are accepted, and pay the tuition deposit by this date will receive a $100 tuition discount.

February 1, 2017 – Counselor Worker and Camp Director applications due. See above for more information.

May 1, 2017 – All applications must be submitted by this date, including the form, fee, and placement recording.

Tuition paid in full.

Medical, travel, and emergency/contact forms completed and sent.

May 19, 2017 – Chamber music assignments posted online.

If you have additional questions, please click here for FAQs, or call the Apple Hill office at (603) 847-3371.

The 2018 Summer Chamber Music Workshop application will be available online later this fall.