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 symphony 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 professional and amateur musicians with a lifelong love of symphony orchestra and chamber music.


   2019 Artists in Residence

   Borislava Iltcheva, violin

   Tomas Fajardo, viola


    Academy Events:


  • Daily Orchestra rehearsals

  • Chamber Music 

  • Sectionals

  • Masterclasses

  • Informal Performances

  • Gala Performance

    Academy Costs:


   Deposit (Application Fee) $ 50

   Academy Fee $350 (including deposit) 

   Housing/Meals/Internet $350*

   (*Subject to change. Prices are set by William Carey University and may change before May 2019. Applicants   

       will be notified if costs changed.)



   Total cost:

   Day students:  $350 (including $50 deposit) *Day students pay tuition only.

   Overnight students: $700(*Subject to change)

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



   Important Dates:

   June 13, 2019    Academy Symphony Orchestra Performance   

                              @ Thomas Hall Auditorium 

                              Time: 7:30 pm