2020 Application Instructions

We appreciate your patience as we keep the health and safety of our community of students, faculty, patrons, and staff our highest priority.

At this time, we are continuing to prepare for our summer programs, while monitoring COVID-19 developments and carefully following the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as local and state public health authorities.

Please note that we are still processing applications for our Summer Workshop. As the situation evolves, plans could change at any time. If the program does not operate as planned, or if it becomes impossible or inadvisable for some participants to attend, we will further communicate options.

We will share updates on our website as news develops.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until May 1, 2020.

Please contact Amelia at 603-847-3371 or with any questions.

Step 1

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 to Apple Hill Center, PO Box 217, Sullivan, NH 03445.
    Application fee waived for applications received by December 16, 2019.
  • A placement recording. Apple Hill encourages musicians of all skill levels, and admissions are considered according to availability.

In order for your application to be complete, please make sure you have completed the application form checklist:

  • When selecting the sessions you are applying for, please make sure you are available from 5pm on the first date listed until 5pm on the last day listed (plus any necessary travel time); we cannot accommodate late arrivals or early departures. Contact Amelia ( or 603-847-3371) for any questions about travel arrangements.
  • If you are applying for financial aid, please make sure to fill out all financial aid questions thoroughly; we cannot evaluate incomplete applications.

In order for your placement recordings to be complete, please complete the placement recording checklist:

  • 2 or 3 contrasting selections, recently recorded
  • At least one recording must be of the applicant playing with other musicians, either in chamber groups, duets, sonatas, or solos with piano accompaniment
  • For CD or DVD submissions:
    • Label disc with your full name, identifying information about the piece, and your instrument/part.
    • Mail to Amelia Perron, Apple Hill Center, PO Box 217, Sullivan, NH 03445
  • For digital file submissions:
    • Please use the one of the following formats: public youtube links, mp3, .mov, or .mp4 files
    • Each file must be smaller than 250MB
    • Title each youtube video or digital file with your full name, identifying information about the piece, and your instrument/part
    • Email the files/links to
  • Applicants applying on two instruments must send a complete set of placement recordings for each instrument.

Placement recordings are not auditions; they allow us to make the best possible music assignments for you this summer.

Step Two

Once Apple Hill has received your application form, application fee, and recording, your acceptance letter will be emailed to you. Once you receive your letter, you will need to send in your tuition payment and required forms.

Tuition Payments

You must pay the first half of your tuition within two weeks of receiving your acceptance letter in order to hold your place at your session. Your balance is due May 1. (Click here for information about fees.)


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

  • Completed 2020 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 2020 Travel Form.
  • Completed 2020 Emergency Contact and Release Form. You can read our summer policies here.

2020 Application Overview and Deadlines

December 16, 2019 – Early Application Deadline

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, 2020 – Work study (Camp Director, Counselor Worker, and Teaching Assistant) applications due. See below for more information.

May 1, 2020 – 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 22, 2020 – Chamber music assignments posted online.

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 for more information.

Work Study Applicants

Work study positions are available for returning participants over age 18.

Click here for more information.


If you have additional questions, please click here for FAQs, or contact Amelia at (603) 847-3371 or