Registration starts with filling out the online application.

If you will be travelling to the festival, there is place on the application where you can indicate this. You will be placed with a local host family, or we can point you in the direction of other local accommodations, such as hotel, Airbnb, or Vrbo.

Along with the application you must send a video audition and a letter of recommendation from a current teacher.

Applications must be fully submitted no later than April 15th, 2024. Your application will be reviewed by the faculty and notifications of admission will be sent by April 18th, 2024.

Tuition is $750 USD per student. Upon acceptance, a deposit of $250 must submitted no later than May 1st and the remaining tuition payment of $500 submitted no later than May 15th.

There are a limited number of spaces available. Once all they are filled, registrations will be closed, so register early to secure your spot.

Your video audition must include one piece or two contrasting pieces of your choice.

All those auditioning for the solo/collaborative piano program, including those applying to the string program, need to submit two contrasting pieces on piano.

Please upload your tape (as unlisted or private) to YouTube and send the URL link to:

A letter of recommendation from your current teacher is required. Please have your teacher email their recommendation to: vilacellocontactus@gmail.comĀ