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The FestivalSouth Orchestral and Chamber Music Academy is a six-day intensive program that provides young musicians the opportunity to acquire, develop and enhance their skills as orchestra and chamber ensemble performers while exposing them to great literature presented by very experienced conductors and players in the field. 


The mission of the FestivalSouth Orchestral and Chamber Music Academy is to inspire these future professionals and amateur musicians with a lifelong love for orchestra and chamber music.


    Academy Events:


  • Daily Orchestra rehearsals

  • Chamber Music 

  • Sectionals

  • Masterclasses

  • Informal Performances

  • Gala Performance

    Academy Costs:


   Deposit  $ 100

   Academy Fee $250 (including deposit) 

   Housing/Meals/Internet $400* (for out-of-town students)

   (*Subject to change. Prices are set by William Carey University and may change before May 2023. Applicants   

       will be notified if costs change.)


  Tentative schedule:

    Monday -Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Final performance:

   Saturday, June 17, 2023        

   @ Thomas Fine Arts Auditorium 

   Time: 1:00 pm


   Total cost:

   Day students: $250 (including $10 deposit) *Day students pay tuition only.

   *Meals: Students are welcome to bring their own lunch or pay $9 at the WCU cafeteria.

       Note.- The cost per meal at the cafeteria is subject to change.


   Overnight students: $650(*Subject to change)

   (Cost includes tuition, housing, meals, and wireless internet.)














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