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Enrollment and Financial Aid


REGISTRATION April 1-June 9, 2021


Enrollment during the COVID-19 pandemic is limited. Applicants will be notified if the class they signed up for is full and they are placed on a waitlist.

If you have questions about Summer Music Academy, please contact program manager, Kate Matwychuk.

placement videos/auditions

Workshop and Performance Academy ensembles require basic video auditions for placement to make sure you have the best possible camp experience. One exception is students who are learning a new instrument. The requirements for these videos vary among the groups as follows:

  • Workshop: Placement videos need to be submitted by June 16. Please prepare any one or two scales that you know and a solo piece, however short, that you are currently working on. 

  • Chamber Ensemble: Video auditions will be submitted by June 16. Please prepare two scales of your choice and a solo selection of about 45 seconds that demonstrates your technical ability and is, in your judgment, performance-ready. 

  • Jazz Ensemble: Video auditions are to be submitted by June 16, based on the Jazz Ensemble audition materials, which will be made available after you register.

Although you audition for your first choice ensemble, all ensemble placements are determined by SMA faculty and staff. Once you register for camp, you will receive Video Placement form via email, which allows you submit your placement video by June 16. 

For questions about auditions, contact Youth Ensembles Manager, Elena Sloman.


Financial Aid

Applications for financial aid are available upon request and must be returned by June 1, 2021 for priority consideration. If financial aid is awarded, you are not eligible for any other discounts. A $50 initial payment is due at the time of application. For more information, contact Wendy Cilman (, Director of Education.


Musicians in all workshops and ensembles must provide their own instruments. Most percussion instruments are provided, but it is a good idea for percussion students to have their own set of instruments at home for practice. We recommend Stanroy Music and Loveland Violins in Santa Rosa as sources of rental instruments. Additionally, the Santa Rosa Symphony does have a very small library of instruments that may be available for loan. For assistance with instruments, please contact Kate Matwychuk ( 

Class Schedule, Concerts and Recitals

Classes are held daily Monday through Friday between 9 AM and 3 PM. Final performances for Performance Academy classes will take place outside, in front of Sonoma Country Day School's Jackson Theatre, on Saturday, July 31, 2021, between 10 AM and 2 PM. 

Tuition and Payment

Tuition for Workshop classes is $675.00
Tuition for Performance Academy is $750.00
Tuition must be paid in full by check, cash or credit card by July 5, 2021 at 5 PM.
A $50 non-refundable payment is required with registration, which will be applied to tuition.
If a student withdraws from Summer Music Academy and is eligible for a tuition refund, a $50 administrative fee will be retained from the refund. If the state or county requires us to cancel camp due to changing COVID-19 conditions, a refund will be issued. 

Family Discount

Families registering multiple musicians receive a $25 discount on each tuition.

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Contact Us

ATTENTION: Symphony offices are currently closed due to COVID-19. Symphony staff, working from home, continue to monitor voicemails, email and mail.

Administrative Office:
50 Santa Rosa Ave, Suite 410
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone:  (707) 546-7097

Patron Services:
Phone: (707) 546-8742


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