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  1. Pre-College

Pre-College Cost & Financial Aid

Pre-College Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Annual base tuition for comprehensive study for the 2021-22 academic year is $10,180. A non-refundable registration fee of $50 is charged annually for all enrolled students. Families may choose to pay tuition through a payment plan. Electives vary in price and are charged per semester.

Base tuition* $10,180 (2021-22)
Young Persons tuition* $7,285 (2021-22)

Registration fee

$50/annually
Materials fee $35 (2021-22)

Library and student badge deposit

$50 (one-time only)

*Select faculty members and voice majors require a supplemental tuition fee. Please contact the Pre-College office for more information.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is awarded based on the joint criteria of demonstrated financial need and merit. Financial aid applications for auditioning students are due by May 16. Returning students must reapply for financial aid by April 1.

Financial Aid Application

Electives

Pre-College offers a suite of electives for students enrolled in the comprehensive program. Electives outside of a student’s core curriculum will incur additional tuition and fees. A select number of electives may be available to students not enrolled in the comprehensive program. All electives are year-long classes.

Elective Class $1,800-$2,400
Registration fee $50/annually

*Students in the Comprehensive Program are eligible for a discounted rate on any additional electives outside a student’s core curriculum. Please contact the Pre-College office for more information.

  • Ableton Live*
  • Alexander Technique*
  • Art of Recording*
  • Brass Ensemble*
  • Chamber Music Fundamentals
  • Collaborative Pianist
  • Composition Fundamentals*
  • Composition Seminar*
  • Conducting Seminar*
  • Dalcroze Eurhythmics*
  • Film Scoring
  • Historical Keyboards
  • Introduction to Jazz Harmony and Improvisation*
  • Piano Seminar
  • Sound Design*
  • Violin Seminar
  • Chamber Music
  • Secondary Lessons**

*Available to all students enrolled and not enrolled in the comprehensive program

**Available only to students registered in the comprehensive program with faculty approval. Select faculty members require a supplemental tuition fee. Please contact the Pre-College office for more information.