Application Form

The application consists of two parts.
1. Online Application Form
2. Online Application Payment: Pay Online Now

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

Personal Information

Permanent Address*

Street Address Apartment, Suite, Unit, Building, Etc.

Current Address

Street Address Apartment, Suite, Unit, Building, Etc.

Instrument / Program Information

Educational Information / Resume*

If you prefer to upload your education history in PDF format use the file upload tool below. Note file must be a PDF. Please name your file Instrument_FirstName_LastName_Eduation.pdf

Professional Experience*

If you prefer to upload your professional experience in PDF format use the file upload tool below. Note file must be a PDF. Please name your file Instrument_FirstName_LastName_ProfessionalExperience.pdf

Cover Letter*

A cover letter explaining why you would like to attend NMF, what you are hoping to learn from your experience at the Festival, and what you feel you can bring to the Festival community of musicians. If you prefer to upload your cover letter in PDF format use the file upload tool below. Note file must be a PDF. Please name your file Instrument_FirstName_LastName_CoverLetter.pdf

Repertoire List (Conducting Applicants Only)

If you prefer to upload your repertoire in PDF format use the file upload tool below. Note file must be a PDF. Please name your file Instrument_FirstName_LastName_Repertoire.pdf

Arts Administration Work Sample Submission

Please attach up to three works samples into the fields below. The attached files must be in PDF format.

References

Three letters of recommendation or contact information for three references is required. Letters may be emailed to info@nationalmusic.us, or sent by mail to P. O. Box 284, Chestertown, MD 21620, USA. Please ensure your recommenders include your full name and instrument in their submission. If you are having letters of recommendation mailed or emailed, please still include the name of your references below.

Additional Information

If you prefer to upload any additional information in PDF format use the file upload tool below. Note file must be a PDF.

Recordings

Please upload all of the required excerpts for your instrument to SoundCloud or YouTube and paste the share link into the box below. Please click here if you need to see further instructions on uploading a video to YouTube or click here to see instructions for uploading an audio file to SoundCloud. Please click here to see the excerpts required for your instrument (content opens in a new window).
If you need to submit additional links please use the extra fields below

Scholarship Information*

Please indicate if you wish to receive a full scholarship, or, if you would prefer to attend for less than the entire Festival duration and pay the $2000 tuition fee.

I will attend the festival for the full duration and would like to recieve a full scholarship.

I will not be able to attend the festival for the full duration and will pay the
$2,000.00 tuition fee.

Application Payment

After your application has been sucessfully processed you will be required to pay the application fee. To pay the fee please follow the link on the success page or click here to be directed to the application payment page. Thank you for applying to the National Music Festival!