Fees and Tuition
All fees are payable in U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. correspondent bank only. Foreign students should obtain an International Money Order in U.S. dollars. All checks are payable to Marrowstone Summer Music Festival.
*Please note tuitions paid by credit card will be charged a 3% processing fee. To avoid this additional cost please pay tuitions by check.
$65 - Applications submitted before April 1st, 2013
$90 - Applications submitted after April 1st, 2013
Two-week cost for 2013: $2,475.
Tuition Deposit: $300 USD - Due June 15th, 2013. This deposit holds your spot and is applied towards tuition but is non-refundable if you do not attend Marrowstone.
Tuition is due by July 2nd, 2013. This total includes tuition and residence (housing and meals). This total does not include the damage deposit.
Damage Deposit: up to $250 USD – This deposit will be returned after Marrowstone if no damage to facilities, key replacements charges, or lost sheet music is assessed against the student. You must have on file a valid credit card number. If there are no damages or lost music, the number will be shredded.
Marrowstone reserves the right to withhold the entire amount of the damage deposit if damages are assessed. If you need to pay the damage deposit by check instead please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Off-Campus Option for 2013 is $1955. ONLY Whatcom County students have the option to live off-campus. Off-campus tuition includes meals.
Students who participate in Western Washington University's Chamber Days can receive a $200 discount on Marrowstone tuition. Please note participation on your application or call the Marrowstone office before June 15th, 2013.
The Tuition deposit is non-refundable for students that do not attend Marrowstone.
50% of tuition will be forfeit for cancellations less than 3 weeks prior to arrival.
100% of tuition will be forfeit for cancellations less than 2 weeks prior to arrival.
Tuition is non-refundable for students that withdraw after arrival.
Marrowstone Summer Music offers scholarships and work-study programs to assist students. Successful applicants must reply within two weeks of receiving the acceptance letter, or risk losing the scholarship offer.
The Financial Aid portion of the application is optional, but applicants are encouraged to include any information they believe is relevant.
Awards are based on financial need. Normally scholarships do not cover the entire cost of room and board, but exceptions may be made in extreme cases.
In return for financial aid, students may apply to take a work-study position at Marrowstone.
Available positions include:
: Assist in planning and organizing group activities, writing/printing an activities schedule, enforcing Marrowstone policies and helping students with any specific questions. Counselors will be in continual contact with the Marrowstone administrative staff, and will serve as a conduit between students. Counselors will receive full tuition/housing scholarship administration. (Only available to students 18-25 years old, with at least one year of college experience.)
: Assist in preparation work for the festival, including photo-copying music, editing parts, and packing up the library. While at the festival, librarians are expected to assist the head librarian. This includes replacing lost music and getting chamber music to its appropriate chamber group. As an usher assist before and during student and faculty performances. You are allowed to sit in the audience during the performance. (Note: this position is only available to Seattle-area residents.)
: Assist in all areas of stage set-up at the festival. Includes moving equipment and working with the University staff. Usher: Assist before and during student and faculty performances. You are allowed to sit in the audience during the performance. (Note: this position is only available to Seattle-area residents.)
Work study students arrive early to Marrowstone on Saturday July 21st to assist with set up. Librarians and Stage Crew students will also have office hours in the Marrowstone office in Seattle in the months prior to and the week after Marrowstone. Students applying for work-study should make sure they are available and in town in June and July. If accepted, more information on specific dates and duties will be included in the Work Study Award letter.