2023 Application Instructions

Applications for the 2023 Summer Chamber Music Workshop are now available! Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until May 1, 2023.

Please note: We currently do not have any more openings for violins in session IV, but you are welcome to apply for the waitlist. Contact Amelia for more information.

Covid vaccinations are strongly recommended, but not required. Click here to learn more about our Covid protocols.

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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 all levels from beginning intermediate through advanced. Applicants should be comfortable reading standard musical notation.

Completing your application

A complete application requires the following three components:

  • The online application form.
  • Placement recordings.
  • $75 application fee. Application fees are waived for applications received by December 19, 2022.

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

A complete placement recording includes:

  • Two or three 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.
  • We accept CDs, DVDs, public YouTube links, mp3, .mov, or .mp4 files.
  • 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 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. We do have limited aid available, so we encourage you to apply early!

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, no later than May 1.
Once you receive your letter, you will need to send in your tuition payment and required forms.

Tuition Payments

Tuition for one session is $2,200.

Deposit ($1,100/session): Due within two weeks of receiving your acceptance letter in order to hold your place at your session.

Balance ($1,100/session): Due by May 1, 2023.

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

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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