2024 Application Instructions

Enrollment for the 2024 Summer Chamber Music Workshop is now closed. If you are interested in the waitlist, please contact Summer Workshop Administrative Director Amelia Perron today.

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Please note the application will be unavailable this weekend due to website maintenance. Please check back Monday or call 603-847-3371 during business hours with any questions or concerns.

Who can apply?

Apple Hill is a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive community on a beautiful 100-acre campus in Nelson, NH. Apple Hill does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or national origin. Eligibility for the Summer Workshop:

  • Ages: 13 and up
  • Instruments: all orchestral instruments, piano, voice
  • Experience: We accept most levels from early intermediate through advanced. Applicants should be comfortable reading standard musical notation.

Application Deadlines

Monday, December 18, 2023: Early application deadline. Apply by this date for the discounted application fee ($25). Students who are accepted and pay their tuition deposit by this date receive a $100 discount off their tuition balance.

Monday, February 5, 2024: Scholarship, Camp Director, Counselor Worker, and Teaching Assistant applications due.

Monday, April 15, 2024: Final application deadline. Final deadline for tuition payments.

Completing your application

A complete application requires the following three components:

  • The online application form.
  • Placement recordings.
  • $80 application fee—only $25 for applications received before Monday, December 18, 2023!

Please note: We cannot accommodate late arrivals or early departures. When applying for a session, 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). Contact Amelia for any questions about travel arrangements.

A complete placement recording includes:

  • Two or three contrasting selections, no more than 8-10 minutes each, 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.
  • We accept video or audio; CDs, DVDs, public YouTube links, and digital files.
    • Digital files in any format should be less than 200MB; please trim videos to exclude applause, tuning, introductions, etc.
    • Videos: horizontal orientation preferred
  • Label each recording with your full name, identifying information about the piece, and, for the chamber music selection, which part you’re playing.
  • Email digital recordings to Mail CDs or DVDs to Amelia Perron, Apple Hill Center, PO Box 217, Sullivan, NH 03445.
  • 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.

Financial Aid

Apple Hill does offer a limited amount of need-based financial aid. To apply, look for the question on our online application form that says, “Do you need financial assistance to attend Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music?” and click yes. A set of questions will pop up; please fill out all the questions completely. For students requesting scholarships, applications are due Monday, February 5, 2024.

Once you’ve been accepted

Once Apple Hill has received your application form, recording, and application fee, your acceptance letter will be emailed to you, typically within two weeks. Scholarship and work study applications will be reviewed after the February 5 deadline.
Once you receive your letter, you will need to send in your tuition payment and required forms.

Tuition Payments

Tuition for one session is $2,400.

Deposit ($1,200/session): Due within two weeks of receiving your acceptance letter in order to hold your place at your session (but no later than April 15).

Balance ($1,200/session): Due within two months of receiving your acceptance letter (but no later than April 15).

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All participants are required to send the following completed forms, within one month of acceptance:

  • 2024 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.
  • 2024 Travel Form
  • 2024 Emergency Contact Release Form
  • Please read: Apple Hill Summer Chamber Music Workshop Policies 2024

Work Study Applicants

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

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

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