Cost of Attendance
Living costs, meal plan, tuition and deposit requirements for the upcoming season.
As of October 31, 2023. Subject to change.
Residence Hall $750
Security Deposit $100 (refundable)
All meals (7 days a week) $2,100
Includes full instruction costs, fitness center membership, registration fee and gate pass to attend all events for free (except opera and theater).
Instrumental Program $2,915
Instrumental students automatically receive a full tuition scholarship to attend. Many others receive scholarships to cover room and board as well.
Chautauqua Festival Schools of Performing and Visual Arts
P.O. Box 1098
1 Ames Ave.
Chautauqua, NY 14722
The Music School Festival Orchestra is underwritten in part by the Hultquist Foundation and the Carnahan-Jackson Foundation of Jamestown, N.Y.
Two deposits are required within seven days of admission into one of Chautauqua’s programs. Upon admission to the program, a placeholder or tuition deposit of $500 (at most) guarantees the student’s scholarship award and a place in the program. A security/music deposit of $100 is required of all students, including those on full scholarships. This deposit guarantees a student’s housing and is used to defray the cost of damage to dormitories or loss of or damage to other property.