Cost & Concert Attire
Concert Dress, living costs, meal plan, tuition and deposit requirements for the upcoming season.
On Stage Performance:
Option 1: White top (no bare shoulders), black dress pants or skirt, black dress shoes
Option 2: Black tuxedo jacket, black dress pants, white shirt, black bow tie, black socks, black Dress shoes
Black dress shirt (no bare shoulders), black dress pants or black skirt, black dress shoes
Schools of Performing & Visual Arts (PAVA) and Arts Education Coordinator
Manager, Chautauqua Schools of Performing and Visual Arts
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.
Residence Hall $660
Security Deposit $100 (refundable)
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) $1,320
Includes full instruction costs, fitness center membership, registration fee and gate pass to attend all events for free (except opera and theater).
Instrumental Program $2,780
Instrumental students automatically receive a full tuition scholarship to attend. Many others receive scholarships to cover room and board as well. At most a student will pay $500 towards the total cost of $4,1760.
We do have work study positions available to help defray the cost.
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.