Please contact us if you have any more questions
What are the requirements?
New students may need to submit a placement video. Please text a short clip to Eugene at
(510) 672-2487 or send a link to YouTube. This will be used for assessment and grouping.
Is there tuition assistance?
Limited financial assistance will available based on merit and festival needs to create balanced chamber groups.
Is there a deposit?
If the student is accepted then we will send an acceptance letter with a bill for the deposit of $500.
The total balance will be due by June 1st.
Is lunch provided?
Lunch is included in the tuition, and dinner can be added for additional fee.
What does the day look like?
We are working on the schedule but most likely it will be:
Junior Program (primarily ages 8-15)
10:30-12 pm rehearsals/sectionals
12 pm-1 pm lunch/practice
1 pm to 3 pm rehearsal/small group work
Note: 2 pm -6 pm
Recreational activities such as hiking, swimming, gardening and crafts may be arranged. The cost will be determined by the number of requests.
Senior Program (generally ages 13-30)
10:30 am to 12 pm Chamber music, private lessons, coaching
12 pm-1 pm Lunch break
1 pm -3 pm Chamber music, coaching, private lessons, practice time.
3 pm-5 pm Orchestra rehearsals
5-6 pm individual practice, chamber music, private lessons
*The first week will be rehearsals only. Concerts will begin the second week and on concert days we may have a reduced rehearsal schedule, and performances in the afternoons or evenings—The schedule is still in progress.
Are there dorms on campus?
Yes, but at this point CDC keeps them closed due to Covid restrictions.