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Enrollment and Financial Aid


Registration is due by June 12, 2018


Summer Music Academy enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Class placement preference goes to Full-day participants. Auditions are required for Performance Academy courses. Placement is determined by experience, skill level and age, as well as musical balance and instrumentation for the ensemble. You will be placed in a class, but at the instructor's discretion your enrollment may be adjusted. For more information, please contact Christina Penrose, Summer Music Academy Coordinator, at (707) 546-7097 x 219.


We will contact you about scheduling any necessary auditions. In-person auditions are preferred for Prelude and Intermezzo Strings, as well as Chamber Ensembles. Video auditions are requred for the Jazz and Theater/Film/Media Ensembles. For questions about auditions, contact Matt Payne, Youth Ensembles Manager, at (707) 546-7097 x 216.

Financial Aid

Applications for financial aid are available upon request, and they must be returned by June 1, 2018 for priority consideration. If financial aid is awarded, you are not eligible for any other discounts. A $50 deposit is due at the time of application. For more information, contact Christina Penrose, Summer Music Academy Coordinator, at (707) 546-7097 x 219.


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 call Matt Payne (707) 546-7097 x 216.

Class Schedule, Concerts and Recitals

Classes are held daily Monday through Friday between 9am and 3pm. Please check the Class Descriptions in the registration packet for exact times. Final performances for Performance Academy classes will take place in the Jackson Theater at Sonoma Country Day School on Saturday, July 29, 2017, between 10 am and 2 pm. An open house takes place Thursday, July 27, and Friday July 28, during program hours. Some workshops and ensembles will have lunchtime performances during the open house schedule.

Tuition and Payment

Full day tuition for all three weeks of workshops is $600.
Full day tuition for all three weeks of Performance Academy is $700.
A-la-carte packages vary from $285-350.
Tuition must be paid in full by check, cash or credit card by July 2, 2018.


A $50 deposit for each child for each class/ensemble must be paid in order to secure a seat (unless tuition is paid in full). This deposit will be credited toward the final tuition payment.  The tuition balance is due no later than July 2nd, 2017. The deposit is non-refundable.

Refunds and Cancellations

Full tuition payments may be refunded if cancellation is received before July 2nd, 2018. There will be no refund of any kind after July 2nd, 2018.

Early Bird Discount

To receive a $25 discount on the tuition balance, payment in full is due on or before April 1, 2018. Students may register after April 1, 2018, but will not receive the Early Bird discount.

Family Discount

Families registering multiple musicians receive a $25 discount. Similarly, families registering one musician in two or more a la carte classes/ensembles receive a $25 discount. One discount applies per family.

Full Day Care

The Santa Rosa Symphony offers classes for students from 9am-3pm. Additionally, on the Sonoma Country Day School Campus, Steve and Kate's is a full day camp program for grades k-7. The Santa Rosa Symphony is in no way affiliated with this program, but you may make arrangements to pick up and drop off your children at Steve and Kate's. Please visit Steve and Kate's Camp website for more information on their program. They may offer a discounted rate for SMA students.

Contact Us

Santa Rosa Symphony
Administrative Office:
50 Santa Rosa Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Administration: (707) 546-7097

Patron Services Hours: 
M-F - 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
W – 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Patron Services: (707) 546-8742